Meghan Markle's appearance on Ellen show a 'stupid stunt', says father Thomas
Meghan Markle's interview with Ellen DeGeneres aired on November 18
Meghan Markle's estranged father slammed her appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' show by calling the stunts 'stupid'. Not just that, senior Markle further claimed that Meghan's surprise appearance on the show "insulted the Queen, the royal family, and the British people."
Defining her overall performance as a "silly act", Thomas Markle, 77, who lives 70 miles far from the Sussexes residence, said he was 'embarrassed' after watching his daughter in her first US TV show after her in-famous Oprah tell-all with Prince Harry interview.
Doing this hidden camera piece with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, was one of my favorite things in 19 seasons… pic.twitter.com/rZc2lERzIb— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 18, 2021
"She insulted the Queen, the Royal Family, and the British people," Mr Markle told Sunday Mirror. "She made a complete fool of herself and should lose her title. I love my daughter but her performance was ridiculous," Meghan's estranged father added. "The whole thing was kind of embarrassing. It was certainly embarrassing for the royal family. It’s embarrassing for her as well. I suspect it embarrassed everyone in the UK, too."
“She’s putting herself out there as a duchess but I’ve never seen a duchess behave this way, doing stupid stunts," said the retired Hollywood lighting fixtures designer.
In the interview with Ellen DeGeneres aired on November 18, Meghan, 40, left a group of street sellers speechless when she danced and sang in front of them while referring to herself as "mommy" as part of a cringe-worthy on-the-street prank. In another such stunt, the Hollywood star had to perform squats on the sidewalk as directed by the 63-year-old host. She was also seen drinking milk casually from a baby bottle from her handbag as the vendors watched in disbelief.
Besides the cringe-worthy stunts, Meghan made an obvious attempt to distance herself from the royal family's conservative image with the toe-curling comedic act after sharing various insights into her 'happy' family life in California with Prince Harry and their two children, five-month-old Lilibet and two-year-old Archie.
The interview is the Duchess's second high-profile appearance in recent months, following her explosive conversation with Oprah in March. Her television appearance came as a surprise since it had been widely speculated that the Duchess would give her first interview to Ellen once she and Harry relocated in January 2020. But in the end, the Sussexes chose Oprah Winfrey, a neighbor from Montecito.
Ellen, who is quitting her show after 19 seasons due to low ratings after being accused of operating a toxic workplace last year, is close friends with Meghan, whom she met at a dog shelter in Los Angeles. The talk show presenter had even pushed Meghan to adopt her first dog, Bogart. Since then, the two women have remained in contact.