Friday 16 November 2018

Meghan Markle's father claims 'she'd be nothing without me' in latest interview

Meghan's father Thomas. Photo: REUTERS
Meghan's father Thomas. Photo: REUTERS
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club in Windsor. The charity match raised funds in aid of children in Africa living with HIV and Aids. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
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In yet another bizarre public intervention Meghan Markles father has criticised her for apparently cutting him out of her life and claimed she'd be "nothing" without him.

Thomas Markle, ollaborated with the paparazzi to stage shots of himself before the royal wedding and then later gave interviews blasting the British royal family, has again given a lengthy media interview in which he hits out at the royals and his daughter.

He says he no longer has any way of contacting his daughter, who married Prince Harry in May.

He told the Mail On Sunday: "I'm really hurt that she's cut me off completely. I used to have a phone number and text number for her personal aides at the Palace, but after I said a few critical words about the royal family changing Meghan, they cut me off.

"Those numbers were disconnected, they no longer work. I have no way of contacting my daughter."

Thomas, 74, missed the royal wedding after suffering a heart attack but he said it might be better for Meghan if he died.

He said: "Perhaps it would be easier for Meghan if I died.

"Everybody would be filled with sympathy for her. But I hope we reconcile. I'd hate to die without speaking to Meghan again."

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex walkabout during a visit to Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, July 11, 2018. Gareth Fuller/Pool via REUTERS
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex walkabout during a visit to Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, July 11, 2018. Gareth Fuller/Pool via REUTERS

However, he also launched an extraordinary attack on Meghan, 36, claiming she owes him for everything.

He said: "Meghan was apparently upset with me for saying that she and Harry will probably have a baby soon.

"But Meghan's been saying that herself for the past six or seven years, talking about how much she wants a family. Harry's been saying it too. That's fine.

"I tell you, I've just about reached my limit with Meghan and the Royal Family. They want me to be silent, they want me to just go away. But I won't be silenced.

The Duchess of Sussex leaving the EPIC Museum (Joe Giddens/PA)
The Duchess of Sussex leaving the EPIC Museum (Joe Giddens/PA)

"I refuse to stay quiet. What riles me is Meghan's sense of superiority. She'd be nothing without me. I made her the Duchess she is today. Everything that Meghan is, I made her."

And Mr Markle went on to invoke Prince Harry's late mother Princess Diana, saying she would be outraged at how he is being treated.

He said: "They [the royal gamily] have Meghan treating her father in a way that Harry's mother, Princess Diana, would have loathed. That's not what Diana stood for."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pictured as they arriver for a visit to Epic at the CHQ building. Picture; Gerry Mooney
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pictured as they arriver for a visit to Epic at the CHQ building. Picture; Gerry Mooney

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