Thomas Markle believes his son-in-law Prince Harry is ‘very insecure’ and that his daughter Meghan is publicly taking the brunt of the criticism for her husband.
Markle, a retired Hollywood lighting director, appeared to stand up for his daughter in an interview for an upcoming TMZ special – Harry & Meghan: The Royal Crisis – set to air on Fox on Wednesday night.
‘I think that Harry is a very insecure man and I think that’s being shifted on to my daughter,’ Markle said.
‘I think she winds up mothering him.’
In the special, Markle said that despite their public feud he wished the best for his daughter and her family.
‘I hope that they stay together and love each other and take care of their child, my grandson,’ he said
‘Even if I never see them again I wish them the very best. I still love them.
‘I hope that some day we do get back together but I’m 75 so there isn’t a lot of time.’
The hour-long special is expected to include interviews with more than a dozen people who have ties to Harry and Meghan.
It will also focus on the moves Harry and Meghan have made to move into the entertainment world now they have stepped down from royal duties.
Among those interviewed in the special are: DailyMail.com’s editor-at-large, Piers Morgan, Ryan Seacrest, Dr. Phil, Mark Cuban and Lisa Vanderpump.
Seacrest compared the couple to the Kardashian family and the reality television empire they’ve built.
‘I think that the Kardashian family has built extreme interest in their lives. Obviously there’s massive interest in Harry and Meghan,’ Seacrest said.
‘I know the Kardashians made a pact with the family when they started out on this journey to be open and honest and show the good the bad and the tough to the public.
‘Whether Harry and Meghan want to do that, need to do that or have decided to do that remains to be seen.’
Harry & Meghan: The Royal Crisis airs on Wednesday, January 29 (8-9pm ET/PT) on FOX.