Thomas Markle fears being cut out by royal family after tell-all interview

2018-06-25 12:28
 
Meghan Markle

Cape Town - Meghan Markle’s dad says he fears being ostracised by the royal family after he didn’t receive a Father’s Day card following an interview he did on TV show Good Morning Britain.

Thomas Markle discussed his daughter and her husband’s plans to have children and Prince Harry’s views on Brexit, reports Metro UK.

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The 73-year-old was reportedly paid £7 500 (about R134 250) for the interview which he did to “clear the air” around the negative press he received following his staged paparazzi photos and missing the royal wedding.

“There’s been nothing from the palaces, which he’s surprised about. He just hopes the interview hasn’t affected things,” a source told The Sun on Sunday. “He wanted to discuss travelling to the UK, or the couple visiting him. He still hasn’t met Harry and is desperate for it to happen.”

In the interview Markle told Good Morning Britain hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that Harry was open to Brexit and that he believed US President Donald Trump should be given a chance, News.com.au reports.

He also said it was “unfortunate” that he couldn’t attend his daughter’s wedding but thanked Prince Charles for walking her down the aisle on his behalf. “The unfortunate thing for me now is I’m a footnote in one of the greatest moments in history rather than the dad walking her down the aisle.”

Markle said he apologised to his daughter and her husband after his staged paparazzi pictures and that they were both “very forgiving”. He’s yet to meet Prince Harry which he says he hopes to be able to do soon.

Kensington Palace declined to comment on the interview.

Sources: news.com.au, metro.co.uk, thesun.co.uk

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