Thomas Markle said yes to Prince Harry only if he promised to never "raise hands" on Meghan

Thomas Markle said yes to Prince Harry only if he promised to never "raise hands" on Meghan
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Source:Getty Images)

Every girl wants her father to walk her down the aisle at her wedding, especially if it’s a royal wedding. Unfortunately, Thomas Markle was not able to do so for his daughter Meghan Markle.

In an exclusive television interview on ‘Good Morning Britain’, he opened up about why he missed the important occasion and about his relationship with his daughter and his son-in-law Prince Harry.

The 73-year-old revealed that he was unable to stay by his daughter’s side on her wedding day because of a heart surgery. He even revealed that he cried on his sofa as he watched his daughter marry in Windsor. Though jealous, he was extremely grateful to Prince Charles, who was kind enough to take his spot at the last minute.

He told host Piers Morgan on the show on Monday: “I can't think of a better replacement than Charles. He looked very handsome. I was jealous, I wish it was me but thank God he was there, and I thank him for that.”

His health problems emerged days after it was revealed that he had made a deal with a paparazzi to stage photographs to improve his image leading up to the wedding, Daily Mail reported.

He revealed that he deeply regretted allowing the paparazzi take pictures of him looking at images of the couple in an internet cafe.  

Markle said he has since apologized to Meghan and Harry, adding: “I realized it was a serious mistake. It's hard to take it back” and said that they were “both very forgiving.”

He is yet to meet his son-in-law, but they have had some very interesting phone conversations, for Prince Harry asked for his daughter’s hand in marriage, like a true gentleman, over the phone last December.

In response to Prince Harry’s proposal, Markle said, “You are a gentleman, promise me you will never raise your hand against my daughter, and of course I will grant you my permission.”

Thomas and Harry also talk politics over the phone. He said that the prince is “open to Brexit” and also believes US President Donald Trump should be “given a chance.”

Markle did add that he did not agree with Prince Harry on his views on president Trump.


He is currently in recovery and hopes to travel to London to meet his new family very soon.

He also talked about the fact that his daughter has always wanted children and expects grandchildren very soon.

Markle ended the interview by saying his intentions to appear on the show were good and hoped he did not offend the royal couple by doing it. But royal experts have claimed that this could very well be the end of their relationship if Markle appeared on the show without informing and consulting the newlyweds first.


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