Viewers feel sorry for Meghan’s father after bombshell documentary

‘Uncomfortable to watch…why didn’t the royals help Thomas Markle more?’

Social media users watching the extraordinary film seemed sympathetic to Mr Markle, with a number of people saying he seemed like a good father and a ‘genuine guy’.

Shanelle Stephens said: #ThomasMarkle seems like he was a really decent dad to Meghan. It’s so sad now she’s married into a prestigious family she doesn’t want anything to do with him.

‘It’s not like he wasn’t there for her when she was growing up. He was in your life #MeghanMarkle reach out to him.

Captain Tykey said: ‘Bless #thomasmarkle, so sad watching this. Clearly loves her very much.’

Another Twitter user said: ‘#Thomasmarkle has every right to tell his story. The guy has been slaughtered across the news and social media for two years.’

And Meg La Maniac, said: ‘The Thomas Markle documentary is a tear jerker. He’s a sweet humble man. Both taz and I are crying!’


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‘I was jealous of Charles… I cried’: Thomas Markle tells bombshell documentary how he watched ‘beautiful’ daughter Meghan marry Prince Harry from a ‘safe house’ after being forced to stay away

In the 90-minute documentary that aired on Channel 5 this evening, a visibly crestfallen Thomas Markle described watching his daughter walking down the aisle, shortly after he had been released from hospital after suffering a heart attack.

He said: ‘I stayed at a safe house and watched the wedding. My daughter looked beautiful.’


‘I wish that I could have been there with her. I was certainly appreciative Charles was there.’


But an emotional Mr Markle told the interviewer he was ‘jealous’ of the Prince of Wales as he watched the ceremony on television, and that walking his daughter down the aisle was something ‘I really wanted to do’.


He added: ‘I admit I cried a bit about that.’ To this day I can’t forget that moment, she was beautiful. It was a nice wedding.’


He spoke about meeting his wife, and Meghan’s mother Doria, while working at ABC.

‘Not everybody seems to approve of those kind of relationships,’ he added with regards to being in a mixed-race relationship at the time.


‘People would look at Doria like she was a housekeeper. It wasn’t fair. Of course it wasn’t fair.


‘I think she’s going through the same problem right now with the royals. I don’t think they know where to place her.


She always looks scared. She always looks like a deer in the headlights.’


He also accuses Prince Harry of acting like a ‘sensitive’ 12-year-old and pledged to evidence against the couple in the High Court saying: ‘I’m going to defend myself’.

Accusing his daughter and son-in-law of saying ‘trashy things’ about him, he said: ‘I don’t care. At this point, they owe me. The Royals owe me. Harry owes me, Meghan owes me. What I’ve been through I should be rewarded for. My daughter told me that when I reach my senior years she’ll take care of me. I’m in my senior years now, it’s time to look after daddy’.


In the extraordinary film he also reveals the details of his last phone call with the Sussexes on the eve of their 2018 wedding as it emerged he had posed for a paparazzi photographer, a decision he says will ‘haunt me for the rest of my life.

He said: ‘Harry said to me: ‘if you had listened to me, this wouldn’t have happened to you’. I said to him ‘it’s too bad I didn’t die because then you guys could pretend you were sad’ and then I hung up on them. I was done’.


He has never spoken to them since or met Archie, despite sending texts and letters, and added: ‘I don’t think at this point they’re thrilled to see me or want to talk to me. The last time they might see me is being lowered into the ground’.


Mr Markle spoke of his elation when he found out that Doria was pregnant.

He added: ‘When they handed me the baby I was thrilled I could not be happier. I looked at her and saw her face and finger around my finger and that was it. I knew she was going to be special.’


 Mr Markle is ready to testify against the Duchess of Sussex in court in a legal battle between the duchess and The Mail on Sunday, after the newspaper published extracts from a letter she sent to her father.

He told Channel 5; ‘To them I don’t exist and now Harry, whether he realises it or not, is part of my family and I’m part of his. We should be talking’.


He added: ‘He’s not 12 years old any more, he’s got no right to be this sensitive. There are other parts of the letter that I would never put out because they’re too offensive and too hurtful to me. And that’s where it’s at now’.


The 90-minute documentary explores the background to what he calls his ‘complicated’ relationship with his daughter and their dramatic fallout in the run-up to her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.

In addition, it charts Meghan’s formative years – she lived with Thomas between the ages of 11 and 18.

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Thomas Markle says he doesn’t know who his daughter Meghan is now and admits that he “doesn’t exist” to her and husband Harry.

In a tell-all Channel 5 documentary, the 75-year-old, who lives in Rosarito, Mexico, said: “To them I don’t exist.


“Harry is part of my family – we should be talking.


“Meghan was my most important relationship and my pride and joy.


“I miss Meghan . I miss who she was. I don’t know she is now. That’s the problem.”


The 75-year-old claims he took an active role in his daughter’s acting interest, helping create better lighting for the plays.


Speaking about his influence on his Meg during these years, he said: “I have her a sense of pride. I gave her a sense of duty and work.”


He slammed her “picky” claims that she supported him while insisting that he is “comfortable” living off a $5,600-per-month retirement fund in Mexico.

Thomas does admit that Meghan, who he says became a multi-millionaire while working on Suits earning $40,000 per episode, once gave him $5,000 as a Christmas present.


He continues: “I’ve only ever asked her for a couple of grand.


“(before she was successful) I paid for her college. I paid for her credit cards. I paid for her apartments…”


He told the broadcaster: “I want everyone to know that I’m not all the trashy things that are being said about me.


“I want Harry and Meghan to see this and know that this is not fair.”


Responding to that, Thomas accused the couple of “destroying” one of the “greatest long-living institutions ever” and “cheapening it”.


He said: “They couldn’t have done anything worse to harm the Queen – probably the most loved and respected woman in the world.”


He added: “I can’t see her reaching out to me, especially now – or Harry for that matter.


“But I think both of them are turning into lost souls at this point. I don’t know what they’re looking for. I don’t think they know what they are looking for.”


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Thomas Markle thinks he won’t be seeing Meghan and Harry again

‘The last time they might see me is being lowered into the ground,’ he explains during the interview. ‘I don’t think at this point they’re thrilled to see me or want to talk to me.’

He discusses the moment the former Suits actress called to tell him about her new boyfriend, after she met Prince Harry in 2016, but reveals he ‘didn’t know what it meant’ that she was dating a member of the royal family.