Thomas Markle appeared on Good Morning Britain and regretted staging paparazzi photos and revealed that he’s apologised to Meghan and Harry.
Thomas Markle is addressing the claims made by his daughter Meghan Markle in an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey. While Meghan’s relationship with her dad did not make it to the actual primetime interview that was aired on Sunday, it was later released as part of additional footage on CBS This Morning. Addressing her dad’s paparazzi scandal, Meghan revealed that his actions felt like betrayal.
Reacting to the same, Thomas Markle appeared on Good Morning Britain and regretted staging paparazzi photos and leaking parts of the private letter that his daughter wrote to him. “I wish I hadn’t done the whole thing. But here’s the other side of the coin. No one took any time to protect any member of our family. We were attacked by the press every day,” Thomas said.
He added, “I’m very disappointed about it. I have apologized about this thing that happened at least a 100 times or so.” With Meghan and her father now both living in the US, the Duchess during the interview stated that reconciliation looks difficult.
On the other hand, Thomas Markle says he will keep speaking to the press until Meghan and Harry talk to him. “Bottom line is I’ve never heard back from Harry and Meghan in any way, shape or form. Basically what I do because I don’t hear from them, I do a story with the press. If I don’t hear from them in 30 days, I’ll do another one. I would love to hear from them. When they decide to talk to me, I’ll stop talking to the press.”
When asked for his reaction to the racist accusations made about the royal family, Thomas said, “I have great respect for the royals and I don’t think the British royal family are racist at all. I don’t think the British are racist.”
When asked about concerns surrounding his grandchild Archie’s skin tone amongst the royal household, Thomas said, “I’m guessing and hoping it’s just a dumb question from somebody. It could just be that simple, it could be somebody asked a stupid question, rather than being a total racist.”
Meghan had revealed in her chat that she had confronted her father about him staging photos with the paparazzi and that he lied to them over a phone call. “I said, ‘I just need you to tell me and if you tell me the truth, we can help,’ and he wasn’t able to do that,” Meghan revealed to Oprah.
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