“They went method excessive with these tales with #OprahWinfrey and will have waited, contemplating the Queen’s age and Philip’s age,’ stated Meghan Markle’s father Thomas Markle.
Meghan Markle’s estranged father on Tuesday (March 9) instructed that his daughter exaggerated racism within the British royal household throughout her interview with US chat present host Oprah Winfrey.
Thomas Markle advised ITV the couple’s two-hour chat with Winfrey was “way over the top” and instructed a royal member of the family might have requested a “dumb question” about her future child’s pores and skin color.
The 76-year-old Emmy-winning former lighting director was interviewed from his house in Mexico by one among Meghan’s most vehement critics, the previous tabloid newspaper editor Piers Morgan.
“They (Harry and Meghan) went way over the top with these stories with Oprah and should have waited, considering the Queen’s age and Philip’s age,” he stated of the CBS present broadcast on Sunday.
Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II is 94 and her husband Prince Philip is 99 and presently in hospital recovering from a coronary heart operation.
He performed down Meghan and Harry’s feedback that an unnamed royal member of the family had requested how darkish her child’s pores and skin can be.
“This whole thing about colour and how dark the baby is, is bullshit,” stated Markle, who’s white whereas Meghan’s mom is black.
“I’m guessing and hoping that it’s just a dumb question from somebody. I don’t think the British royal family are racist.” At the identical time, he stated he was upset by his daughter’s account of feeling suicidal after becoming a member of the royal household in 2018.
“Had I known she had psychological problems, I would have been there for her,” he stated.
But he claimed that Meghan had “pretty much ghosted” her household within the US and “she really had no one to reach out to”.
Thomas separated from Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland when the duchess was younger.
Raglan was at her marriage ceremony at Windsor Castle and has had tea with the queen however she dropped contact along with her father quickly after her marriage ceremony.
Thomas declined to attend after he took half in staged paparazzi pictures. He additionally cited forthcoming coronary heart surgical procedure.
“They didn’t care if I died,” he claimed, whereas saying he needed to see Meghan, Harry and his grandson Archie, who are actually dwelling in California after quitting the royal frontline final yr.
Meghan received a authorized victory in February in opposition to the writer of the Mail on Sunday newspaper after it printed a personal letter from her offered by her father.
He stated he launched a part of the letter as a result of Meghan’s pals had been telling “lies” about him.
US journal People cited Meghan’s pals as saying she wrote she cherished her father and was heartbroken by his behaviour.
The half he didn’t launch was “horrible”, he stated. “The word love was never written by her for me.” Meghan advised Winfrey within the interview that she had tried to guard each her mother and father earlier than the marriage however felt “betrayal” when she came upon he was cooperating with newspapers.
“I’m just trying to decide if I’m comfortable even talking about that,” she added.
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