Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they would be stepping down as senior royals and plan to spend their time between the UK and North America. However, despite being close to her father, the Duchess of Sussex is unlikely to speak to him again following a series of public comments. Thomas Markle wasn’t able to make their royal wedding due to being hospital as he revealed the “rude” comments Harry made to him.
In the Channel 5 documentary Thomas Markle: My Story, he said: “I called and said I can’t come.
“I’m sure Meghan cried. Harry said to me, ‘if you had listened to me this would not have happened to you’.
“If I had stayed in the house and kept the door locked, this wouldn’t have happened and to me, that was a very rude thing to say especially when he knew I was laying in a hospital bed.
“At that point, I said to him, ‘it’s too bad I didn’t die because you guys could pretend that you’re sad’.”
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Commenting on the explosive tell-all interview on his programme, also on Channel 5, Jeremy Vine added: “This shows a rather cruel side to Prince Harry.”
Panellist on the popular daytime debate programme Ben Hamlin said: “I think sometimes in families people make mistakes but I almost wonder if him putting it back on the screen and back in front of the camera is not going to help bring them together.”
Another guest, Daily Express columnist Carole Malone, added: “He had an explanation for that. He said that the only way he can get his point across is by talking to the media.”
Mr Vine said: “I think the only connection he can have with her now is annoying her.”
“It just seems very grand place next to a quiet, private life that you don’t really intercept.
“I feel as though the need for privacy came at a time when there was a lot of public scrutiny and criticism.”
Ms Markle also claimed the Royal Family are experiencing the same “unjust treatment” Thomas Markle has had from Meghan.
She said: “It’s really crazy to me, the parallels with the idea they didn’t like the media talking about them.”