Thomas Markle defends daughter Meghan, says she is 'demanding, but never rude' amid rumors of feud with Kate Middleton
Meghan Markle's dad claims he was immensely surprised by recent reports of the feud and says the Meghan he knows is 'always sweet, kind and generous'
Thomas Markle maybe considered an estranged family member for the Duchess of Sussex, but in a recent interview, Meghan's dad claimed that he was immensely surprised by the recent reports of a feud between his daughter and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
Speaking about the manner in which his daughter Meghan has been portrayed in some of the news reports circulating on the duo's alleged feud, Thomas said, "I don’t recognize this person." He pointed out, "The Meghan I know was always sweet, kind and generous," and added, "She was always demanding, but never rude."
Thomas' statement comes shortly after Kensington Palace issued what people would call a 'rare denial' amid feud rumors in early December. Some of these rumors claim that the Duchess of Cambridge had lost her cool with Meghan over how she treated Kate’s staff ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry in May.
Meghan's father, clearly defending his daughter, further said during the interview that he "taught" Meghan to always have respect for people working behind the scenes. "Meghan grew up on set," said Thomas, a former lighting director on TV shows such as 'Married… With Children' and 'General Hospital'.
"I taught her to have respect for the crew. They can make you look good or awful," he told the media outlet. Meghan's father, during the same conversation, also admitted that because of their prolonged separation, "I don’t pretend to know what she’s like now."
The last time Thomas spoke to the press was to congratulate his daughter on the wonderful news of her pregnancy a couple of months ago. Thomas said he is delighted and filled with love at the news and hopes to be able to play a role as a proud grandfather.
He said, "I was sitting in line waiting to cross the border when I heard the baby announcement on the car radio. The first thing I thought about was holding Meghan in my arms as a newborn 37 years ago. I thought, 'My baby is having a baby.' It was a very proud moment. I was filled with love, joy, and happiness for both my beautiful daughter and my son-in-law. A new baby is a blessing and I look forward to seeing a little Meghan or a little Harry."
A nostalgic Thomas also recalled the birth of Meghan and shared how she was born in the wee hours of August 4, 1981, in the Canoga Park Hospital in the suburbs of Los Angeles. "It was in the middle of the night when Meghan was born by Cesarean section. Doria [Meghan’s mother] was sleeping [anesthetized] and so I was the first person in the world to hold Meghan," Thomas shared at the time.