Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, sat down recently with Good Morning Britain for a tell-all interview, and now he believes the Palace is freezing him out of his daughter’s life because of it. Thomas says that the Duchess of Sussex didn’t send him a Father’s Day card this year and that upset him.
According to Radar Online, Thomas hasn’t heard anything from the palace since he talked to interviewer Piers Morgan, and that has surprised the 73-year-old. An insider says that Thomas hopes his interview hasn’t ruined things with his daughter, and he is desperate to see Meghan and Harry – either in the U.K. or at his home in Mexico.
But, Radar recently reported that the Royals have banned Thomas because his television interview “blindsided the family.” The tabloid says that his TV appearance “shocked” the Palace when he talked about his staged photo scandal, his heart condition, politics, and his regrets over missing Meghan’s wedding day.
So #thomasmarkle do you know who truly loves your daughter enough to put her first… to keep quiet, put up with the constant harassment of paparazzi and support their daughter from afar, in private and will continue to be a part of her life? Her Mother. #DuchessofSussex pic.twitter.com/9IrCLm5bPE
— Alice?✨ (@Geekygirl500000) June 18, 2018
“Meghan’s father has now made it impossible to ever again be invited to any royal events. Thomas can’t be trusted to not sell stories to the media, and he will get absolutely no access,” claims an insider.
The former Hollywood lighting director told Morgan during his interview that when Meghan told him she was dating Prince Harry, his response was “wow.” But, she is his daughter, and Harry got himself a prize, too.
After he staged photos for the paparazzi and underwent emergency heart surgery, Thomas ended up missing Meghan and Harry’s wedding and didn’t walk his daughter down the aisle. Instead, Prince Charles stepped in and escorted her.
Thomas also said in the interview that he hasn’t actually met Prince Harry in person, but he has talked to him on the phone. He says they have talked about things like Brexit and Donald Trump, and Thomas says Harry is “an interesting guy.”
Thomas Markle's royal wedding suit worn to Ascot https://t.co/wPcCmrqlwo
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He explained that he was complaining about President Trump, but Harry said to give him a chance. Thomas says he disagreed but still likes his son-in-law. “That was his politics. I have my politics,” he said.
Thomas also revealed that Harry was open to the Brexit experiment, but revealing this information could cause problems because the Royals aren’t supposed to let the public know their political views. Instead, they are supposed to remain politically neutral.
But Thomas wasn’t finished when it came to leaking information. He also shocked viewers by revealing Harry and Meghan’s baby plans. He said that he expects the newlyweds will get pregnant “very soon.” And, he revealed that he told Harry he was a gentleman and gave him his permission to marry Meghan. Plus, he asked Harry to promise he would never raise his hand against his daughter.
Good Morning Britain reportedly paid Thomas £7500 (almost $10,000) for the interview.
Meghan Markle or Kensington Palace have not made a public statement about her father since they announced he would not be at the wedding.