And he’s not afraid to say it.
Meghan Markle wed Prince Harry last month, having more of a stressful run up than most to her nuptials, as her father Thomas Markle pulled out of walking her down the aisle, just days before due to ill health.
But it wasn’t just his heart condition that stopped him from walking his daughter down the aisle, with the 73-year-old reportedly left embarrassed after featuring on Good Morning Britain and selling his story to TMZ, prompting Kensington Palace to release a statement.
‘This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding,’ announced a palace spokesman on behalf of the royal couple. ‘She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this difficult situation.’
Following the touching ceremony, Thomas Markle released a statement about the event, offering the new Duke and Duchess his congratulations.
‘My baby looks beautiful and she looks very happy,’ he reportedly told TMZ. ‘I wish I were there and I wish them all my love and all happiness.’
While the scandal seemed to be water under the bridge in the month that has followed, and there has even been talk of Harry and Meghan planning a trip to Mexico to visit her dad, Thomas Markle has hit the news once again this week – and this time it’s to do with the Queen.
That’s right. In a recent interview with TMZ, Thomas Markle reportedly complained that he had been put in the ‘penalty box’ by the royal family after he gave an interview on Good Morning Britain, talking openly about Harry and Meghan.
According to TMZ, Thomas Markle claims to have not spoken to his daughter since the interview, going on to voice his frustration that the Queen is reported to be meeting Donald Trump before him.
‘If the Queen is willing to meet our arrogant and insensitive president she has no excuse not to meet me,’ Thomas Markle reportedly told TMZ. ‘I’m nowhere near as bad.’
The royal family have yet to respond.