Good Morning Britain: Meghan Markle left in tears by dad over wedding

Sheila Mcguire
June 18, 2018

The retired TV lighting director confessed he had cried as he watched the royal ceremony on television, describing his daughter as "beautiful", and that it was "incredible watching her".

In the interview, Thomas Markle expressed his regret at missing the wedding.

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"Meghan told me first and then a few times after that, Harry got on the phone with Meghan", he said.

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Drama over whether Thomas Markle would attend threatened to overshadow Harry and Meghan's wedding.

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In the run-up to the wedding Mr Markle became embroiled in a controversy over reports he had staged paparazzi photos of himself in wedding-related activities, such as being measured for a new suit.

He said: "I hope I haven't offended them, I don't think I have, they know I love them and I hope the royals - the royal family - will understand my feelings as well".

"They were disappointed but they both said, 'Take care of yourself, we are anxious about you.' They said that the important thing was that I get better". I just wish it had been my hand holding my daughter, not his.

He explained that it was meant to be "a way of improving my look", adding: "Obviously that all went to hell".

Prince Charles walked her down the aisle instead.

"She's a smart girl and she made a good pick, didn't she", Markle said in the interview. "I feel bad about it", he said. "I apologise for it".

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He told his daughter that he wouldn't be able to make it for her big day before going into surgery, admitting the conversation was a hard one.

"I think he was open to the experiment", Markle said.

While saying "Meghan's new husband, Prince Harry, probably doesn't really get this dress", the Telegraph noted it would have scored points with his set of women friends and family.

He said he was not prepared for the global media attention on his family following his daughter's engagement to a British royal.

The proud dad did tease that he expects the couple will announce a pregnancy very shortly.

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