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Meghan Markle’s Dad Gets Candid About Missing The Royal Wedding In New Interview

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In an exclusive interview with Good Morning Britain, Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, opened up about not being able to attend the royal wedding (he suffered a heart attack just days beforehand) and how it felt to watch his daughter walk down the aisle without him.

The retired Emmy-award winning lighting director, director of photography, and father of the bride spoke candidly to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid about missing his daughter’s wedding, in addition to talking about his conversations with Prince Harry (the two have yet to meet face-to-face), and his controversial relationship with the paparazzi.

On not being able to walk Meghan down the aisle, Markle said:

I can’t think of a better replacement than someone like Prince Charles. He looked very handsome, and my daughter looked beautiful with him. I was jealous, I wish I’d been there, I wish it’d been me, but thank God he was there.

[…] The unfortunate thing for me now is I’m a footnote in one of the greatest moments in history, rather than the dad walking her down the aisle. So that upsets me somewhat.

You can watch the full interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

Here’s a clip:

But not everyone felt sympathy for Markle:

Some faulted Good Morning Britain for what they felt was a tasteless interview: 

Others speculated on the importance of Thomas Markle in his daughter’s life:

A few people came to Markle’s defense:


H/T: Mashable, Good Morning Britain, Twitter, Getty Images


Written by Vanessa Nix Anthony

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