Thomas Markle says his daughter’s mental health struggles were partly her fault due to her ignoring her own family that could have helped her.
Markle appeared Tuesday on “Good Morning Britain” and responded to Meghan’s harsh comments about him during the Oprah interview concerning him working with tabloids during the lead up to her wedding.
Her estranged father Thomas Markle has shared his thoughts on the viral interview. He said on Good Morning Britain Tuesday (March 9th),
“This is actually the first time I’ve heard her speak in about four years. The last time we spoke, we actually didn’t speak, we actually texted each other. I was laying in a hospital bed after having a heart attack. I had to tell them that I couldn’t come to the wedding. At that point, we pretty much said goodbye. It wasn’t quite saying goodbye. Harry said to me at that point ‘If you had listened to me, this wouldn’t have happened to you.’ Me laying in a hospital bed after having a procedure and getting a stent put here and a stent put here, I thought that was kind of snotty. That’s the last conversation we ever had.”
During the interview, Meghan Markle also spoke on her fallout with Thomas Markle, saying they went their separate ways after he decided to work with British tabloids ahead of her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry.
He said of Meghan Markle’s mental health struggle:
“However, I love my daughter very much. Had I known she was having psychological problems, I would’ve been there for her. The biggest problem here, she pretty much ghosted all of her family – on her mother’s side and my side. So she really had no one to reach out to. She would’ve had us if she’d texted us.
He then addressed Meghan Markle’s statement that there were “conversations” and “concern” about “how dark” her and Prince Harry’s son’s skin would be.
“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. I think Los Angeles is racist, California is a racist, but I don’t think the Brits are.”
“The thing about what color will the baby be or how dark will the baby be, I’m guessing and hoping it’s just a dumb question from somebody. It could be somebody asked a stupid question rather than being a total racist.”
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