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09th Mar 2021

“I never played naked pool or dressed up like Hitler”: Thomas Markle responds to Meghan and Harry interview


He was interviewed today.

Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas, has given an exclusive interview with Good Morning Britain following the Irish and British television premiere of Meghan and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey on Monday night.

Speaking to hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Markle’s estranged father, who sold photos of his own daughter to the paparazzi just days before her wedding to Harry in 2018, denied betraying his daughter.

In the interview, which aired in the US on Sunday, Meghan said that she couldn’t imagine hurting her child Archie in the way that her father had “betrayed” her.

“I look at Archie, I think about this child, and I genuinely can’t imagine doing anything to intentionally cause pain to my child,” she said in the interview.

In the interview, her father appeared to partly seek reconciliation, while also getting some digs into the couple.

“The bottom line is she didn’t lose me, she made a statement saying she lost me, she didn’t lose me, I would’ve always been there for her, I’m there for her now if she wants me,” he said.

He added: “We all make mistakes – but I’ve never played naked pool or dressed like Hitler like Harry did.”

Discussing the last conversation he had with Prince Harry following heart surgery, Markle said: “Harry had said to me, ‘If you had listened to me, this wouldn’t have happened to you’.

“Me, laying in a hospital bed after a having procedure, I had a stent put here and put here [points at his heart] and that was kind of snotty so I hung up on him.”

Markle said that he was “very disappointed” that neither Meghan nor Harry have contacted him. He added that he will most likely continuing speaking to press until they do.