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Meghan Markle's Dad Thinks She Is 'Terrified': 'I See It in Her Eyes'

Meghan Markle's Dad Thinks She Is 'Terrified': 'I See It in Her Eyes'

Thomas Markle, who is the father of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has given an interview about his daughter’s new life as a royal in her marriage to Prince Harry.

“My thing about my daughter right now is that I think she is terrified,” Thomas told UK’s The Sun. “I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face and I see it in her smile. I’ve seen her smile for years. I know her smile. I don’t like the one I’m seeing now. This one isn’t even a stage smile—this is a pained smile.”

“That might be just having a couple of bad days. I don’t know. It really worries me. I think she’s under too much pressure. There’s a high price to pay to be married to that family,” he continued.

“Why in 2018 are we dressing like the 1930s?” he said. “Why do they have to cover their knees?” Thomas continued.

In addition, he said he’s had no contact with his daughter since his first tell-all interview after her wedding.

“Since the interview, the phone number that I call doesn’t work anymore,” he continued. “The, I guess, liaison with the royal family never answers back, and there’s no address I can write to so I have no way of contacting my daughter.”

“My message [to her] would be, ‘I love you, I miss you, I’m sorry for anything that went wrong,’” he added . “And I want to be her [future] child’s grandfather and I want to be near them. I want to be a part of their life. I’d like to put our differences behind us and get together. I miss you very much.”

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  • KS_in_TP

    Hoo boy. What a mess. Um, the red flag should have been when Meghan never gave her dad HER direct number in the first place. He just admitted — though I don’t think he meant to — that his daughter never gave her own father a direct number to reach her. Not an assistant, not a liason, not a PR person, no a secretary. HERSELF. She never intended for him to be able to reach her personally.

  • Vanity

    I dunno I could never treat my dad this way.. never

  • Amethyst

    Can you blame Meghan?

  • Angie

    Why would he think she’s going to contact him when he talks to the media all the time? It just makes no sense.

  • Amethyst

    Thomas Markle has brought this on himself. He was told to stop talking about Meghan in interviews. The man has no contact with Meghan yet he’s telling the world how she feels? If Thomas doesn’t stop talking to the press Harry and Meghan will never allow him access to the children.

  • KS_in_TP

    I blame all of them. This entire situation could have — and should have — been handled better. I see this reaching a boiling point where Meghan/BHP will be forced to publicly address the Thomas Markle Problem.

  • Vanity

    dude relax. you dont know these ppl

  • Conte435

    First off, she lived with Dad not Mom after their divorce, so he didn’t abandon her and she lived with him until adulthood.

    If she treated him with the respect of a parent and one who according to earlier interviews, she had a great relationship with him growing up, her actions have lead to him either defending himself or reaching out to her through these interviews.

    Don’t treat a someone besides a parent like shit, make it impossible to even communicate with you, then wonder why they feel the need to go through the media.

  • Amethyst

    I don’t need to know these people. Thomas Markle’s behavior speaks for itself.

  • KS_in_TP

    Agreed. My dad would have to be an absolute monster for me to do this to him. And we know Thomas is not a monster because Meghan herself issued a statement about how she has always cared for him and love him. This was right before the wedding when he embarassed her internationally. He clearly has some issues and I don’t think Meghan, Harry, and her future in-laws sorted out a solid plan for how to deal with him before she got married. Don’t get me wrong — I think he’s behaved in a terrible manner — but he just seems like a man who is lost and alone, watching his child ignoring him from a gilded cage. He’s clearly got mental health issues and his behavior is a cry for attention.

  • KS_in_TP

    But WHY? Why has Thomas been acting this way?? He never acted like this the entire time Harry and Meghan were dating and engaged. ONLY right before the wedding and then since the wedding. And no one seems to be curious about why. I think he is really suffering, he is alone, he has questions that aren’t being answered, and he’s handling it all very badly.

  • Amethyst

    Feel the need to go through the media? Thomas Markle gave a previous tell-all interview about his daughter. Remember that one?

    The man was paid to allow photos of himself being measured for a tux etc. As a result he was not invited to the wedding.

    And now Thomas Markle gives another interview suggesting Meghan is “frightened” and complaining that he can’t talk to Meghan. Talk about pouring gasoline onto a burning fire!!

  • Amethyst

    Meghan does not have publicly address the Thomas Markle problem. It won’t even reach her. She has no social media: all that is handled by the Palace.

  • Amethyst

    then he should not have given interviews to the press without consulting Meghan, Harry and the Palace first.

  • KS_in_TP

    Right, this doesn’t sound like rational behavior, does it? He sounds mentally unbalanced, doesn’t he? Might one be correct to call his mental health into question? If so, why do you keep acting Thomas is 100% responsible for this fire? His daughter should be dealing with this. It makes her look very, very, very bad that she off at Wimbeldon while her father is crying to the papers about her lack of contact. Whether he is justified or not — SHE should be dealing with this problem. She doesn;t have to deal with her brother and sister. They have had zero relationship for years and have said bad things about her. But she should deal with her father.

  • KS_in_TP

    LOL, do you think she’s a prisoner in a cell? She has friends. She has email. She has a laptop and a phone. SHE KNOWS.

  • KS_in_TP

    Wow, I hope nothing bad ever happens to you. I hope someone you love never encounters a real challenge in their life. Because you are either stupid or utterly without human compassion to be able to handle it.

    That is all.

  • Amethyst

    Thomas is completely responsible for his choices. He was repeatedly told to stop talking to the press. Meghan is supposed to leave Great Britain and her new husband to be at this man’s side? Not going to happen!!

    If Thomas Markle wanted to maintain contact then he should have proven that he could be trusted to remain silent. He wants to see Meghan and Harry’s children! Harry grew up followed constantly by the press.

    As a result, Harry will be determined to protect the privacy of his children. After interviews like this one, do you think Harry can trust Thomas Markle to never publicly discuss the children?

  • Amethyst

    Actually, Meghan gave her cell to the palace. Meghan closed her email account. Anyone wanting to contact her goes through the palace.

  • cuzjcacjo

    yeah, it doesn’t sound like this is an abuse situation or anything really horribly bad. she’s just dumped everyone in her life. i think it’s just her thinking she wants to lead a better life for herself and f anyone who gets in the way. he gave her the start in tv and she was very close to him, so it’s weird. haven’t even heard from the mom since the wedding, so perhaps mom got dumped, too

  • Vanity

    you cannot judge someone by one action alone. everyone makes mistakes are you perfect? man get a clue

  • Stoni

    Yeah we all can see Meghan is out of her element.
    Meghan=dog abandoner
    Meghan always behind Kate.

  • Stoni

    Amethyst is in love with Meghan. If you say anything bad about Meghan Amethyst goes crazy.

  • Casey C

    boo freaking hoo. she chose it

  • KS_in_TP

    You don’t know these people.

  • cutitout

    For the love of God. Just Shut. Up.

  • Angie

    But what can she do? I mean the obvious thing to do is to contact him, but odds are he’ll then just tell the media about their phone call.

    This is why I don’t get him.

  • Lewisbieber

    Harry’s father is James Hewitt. He has no royal blood whatsoever

  • plez

    He says communication stopped after giving the first interview and telling about private conversations with Harry and Meghan. So what does he do? He does a second interview. If he was really worried about his daughter he’d fly to England. Go to the embassy and ask them to get in touch with the royal family so he can talk to his daughter.

  • Aimee

    But Thomas Markle hasn’t made one mistake has he? He’s continuously spoken to the media, getting paid for every interview. He was a part of the photo scandal, then he went on 2/3 different news channels and gave interviews for money AFTER apologizing for the photos, and now he’s back and acting like his daughter is a prisoner in her marriage. If he thinks publicly embarrassing his daughter is the way to gain favour of her and her inlaws, he’s clearly not thinking straight. If the Suits cast are still able to talk on their group chat and Serena recently talked about talking to Meghan before her match, clearly Meghan isn’t a prisoner, she just doesn’t want her toxic dad to take any more details of her life and expose them to the public.

  • KS_in_TP

    I don’t have the answers. I do know this, which is a major red flag: Thomas has still never met Harry. Why was his daughter dating someone for over a year and never met him? Something is off with the relationship with his daughter and it didn’t start when he started talking to the press. He’s talking to the press out of anger and frustration and sadness. Something happened to set him off.

  • Gigi La Moore

    This isn’t a dad. A dad doesn’t make money off of their own child.

  • Gigi La Moore

    You are judging Meghan Markle and you don’t know her. How is what you are doing different?

  • Gigi La Moore

    He is getting paid. Have you thought of how wrong it is to keep talking about your child for paychecks? If she sends him a card or letter, he will splash it across a tabloid for cash, if he visits, he will probably try to take pictures or describe in detail what went on. “Then the Queen farted and Prince Philip pinched the maid.” Just because he is her dad, it doesn’t give him the right to continually betray her privacy.

  • Gigi La Moore

    They had shared custody and she did indeed live with her mom. Please stop spreading that lie. Also, that’s neither here nor there. He is making money off the back of a daughter he claims to love and miss.

  • KristyTheGossipGirl

    Exactly!

  • KristyTheGossipGirl

    Meghan will learn with Prince Harry at her side & who says she’s interested in leading or being in front of Kate? you’re clearly bitter with your life & so petty.

  • Lexi

    Personally, I think they both need to take some of the blame over what’s happening. He should have learned his lesson after last time it’s not a good idea to talk about her to the press. All he needed to do was look to others who had done the same to see it never ends well. As for Meghan, she or those who deal with issues like this should have arranged some training for him so he could talk but not give so much away. I genuinely think he isn’t deliberately trying to embarrass her or get himself attention like Sam is. It’s more a case of he just isn’t used to it so keeps shooting himself in the foot.

  • Brandy Chandler

    I could. When my dad had me all he ever did was pass me off to a nanny or to one of his friends. He was drunk all the time and some times actually left me alone for days when I was as young as 5. But my mom was worse. That state took me away finally when I was 9. It was a little late. Damage was done. I have not talked to both in 21 yrs. I am 35. And they will never know the my children(2 boy,1 girl) I have for a very good reason. I will be happy when I know they have died.

  • Conte435

    Her mother did interviews too including with Oprah where she was paid, guess that”s why she quit her job.

    His interview with a British morning show wasn’t any different than her mother’s interview and most of his was explaning himself, he sad nothing except nice things about his daughter.

    From what is in the media, the father went through health problems that lead to financial problems and the daughter didn’t want to help him out. He had bypass surgery a few months ago and she hasn’t contacted him, a daughter wants nothing to with her father’s problems.. Sorry you don’t get wealthy and be miserly to your parents, especially a father who you yourself said raised you and supported your aspirations and helped get in the business.

    Not some father who like her mother left when she was child then comes back in the picture once the child gets rich and famous.

  • KS_in_TP

    Like I said, no one is asking why TM is doing this. It’s NOT about getting paid. He’s not wallowing in riches from this. I have absolutely no doubt his daughter would have and could have give him whatever money he needed. And he never did this until a week before she got married. He wasn’t selling her out when she started dating Harry, nor for the year before their engagement, and not until a week before the wedding (or 2 weeks, whatever it was). No one is asking why he turned.

  • Jilly Beam

    This guy is such a headache

  • Amethyst

    Ophra cancelled the interview with the mother. I thought you knew that. The father burned his bridges with this latest interview.

  • Stoni

    Blah blah blah. You clearly don’t know me. My life is great. You make a good point tho, Meghan seems fine with being a follower.

  • Emmy Snow

    DUDE SHUT UP

  • USWeeklyHatesComments

    He’s the spitting image of Prince Philip, so next.

  • Kat

    Maybe yoir dad is a decent human being. Not all fathers are good fathers.

  • Lolo23

    He’s getting paid to talk about her, he let his other daughter trash megan on the press and she too got paid for that. You don’t do that to someone you claim to love. On the other hand he may really regret that now and really miss her but it’s not the right way to do it by saying she looks miserable like just say you wish her the best and hope to regain contact. He’s just making thing’s wors tbh.

  • Lolo23

    He seems like a narcissistic looney. Clear example if toxic relatives you should keep distance with. Just stop selling information about your daughter and desappear. He’s making a joke of himself.

  • nicpace

    So what if she feels terrified? She chose to marry him. She was not forced into the marriage. If she is truly terrified then at least she knows now things are not gonna be easy.