Thomas Markle slams Harry for being 'cold' to Charles: 'Meghan did it to me'
Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, has forever maintained his disapproving stance on his daughter and her husband Prince Harry. But Markle took it a notch higher when he slammed his son-in-law Harry during an explosive chat with 60 Minutes Australia. In the interview coming three months after Harry and Meghan's own bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, Thomas is now calling Harry "cold" for his actions towards his own father, Prince Charles.
Thomas' comments come after Harry accused his father Charles for 'making him and William suffer'. Harry criticized his father, the Prince of Wales, in the third episode of his new Oprah documentary about mental health. Entitled 'Finding What Works', the episode sees Harry opening up about his relationship with Charles, saying: "My father used to say to me when I was younger and he used to say to both William and I ‘Well, it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you.' That doesn’t make sense."
Harry has elsewhere also been under social media's scrutiny as the name of his and Meghan's newly arrived daughter sparked massive backlash. People accused the couple of stealing the Queen's nickname as palace insiders kept suggesting Harry had not taken his grandmother's permission before naming his daughter Lilibet Diana. But his father-in-law, Thomas, slammed his and Meghan's decision to repeatedly "abandon" the royal family, further criticizing the Duke of Sussex for the way he treated Charles.
In the TV interview for 60 Minutes Australia, Thomas admits: "I don’t like to say it but I’ve got to say it. I don’t know of anybody that is that cold to do this." He then drew a parallel between his own estranged relationship with daughter Meghan, calling her cold too, as he said: "And now like I said Meghan did it to me and now Harry’s doing it to his father." Thomas further commented: "That’s a cold thing to do and even more cold to do it to the Queen who’s in her nineties. None of this makes sense."
About Harry's decision to leave the royal family with Meghan, and her strained relationship with her father, Thomas said he was largely confused. "I’m not bitter, I’m confused I just don’t have the answer. I want the answer. If I had done something terribly wrong that would be fine but I haven’t. So I just want an answer." When asked about whether he is to be blamed for the couple's estranged relationships with their families, Thomas said: “If I am [to blame] tell me why and how and I’ll try to fix it but I don’t know why or how."
The interview however also saw Thomas express his earnest wishes to reconcile with Meghan, hoping that the arrival of the Sussexes' second child will help resolve the rift between the father-daughter duo. "I'd love to talk to her," Thomas said about Meghan. "I've made mistakes. I apologized a hundred times for it. I'll be very disappointed that I don't get to hold my granddaughter.”