Thomas Markle — the only person in the world who can get away with calling the new Duchess of Sussex, formerly known to us Americans as just Meghan Markle, by her childhood nickname “Bean” — isn’t exactly shy about talking to the media about his famous daughter. We can’t imagine Meghan and Prince Harry are that thrilled about this, but it’s fun to hear Thomas’ royal baby predictions nonetheless. (Oh, like you haven’t thought about how cute those kids would be. Please.)
On Monday, the father of the world’s most famous bride (of late — sorry, Kate Middleton) told the U.K.’s Good Morning Britain that his daughter “has wanted children for a long time.”
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 18, 2018
“And when she met Harry, she spoke about how much she loved him, and so there has to be a child-making somewhere soon,” Markle also told Good Morning Britain. “I don’t think there is a stork in the air yet, but I think it will happen sooner or later.”
Markle didn’t just dish about family plans — he spoke candidly about being a no-show to his daughter’s royal wedding bash on May 19. “They were disappointed. Meghan cried, I’m sure — she did cry,” he said, “and they both said, ‘Take care of yourself. We are really worried about you.’ They said the important thing is that I get better.”
We’re still not sure exactly what went down between Thomas Markle and the royal camp in the days preceding the royal wedding. Initially, it appeared as if Markle had been asked not to attend the wedding when the media revealed he had staged several photo shoots of himself with paparazzi before the big day. Talk about a royal breach of etiquette, oof! Then, reports stated Thomas would not be attending the wedding due to heart problems — an explanation confirmed by Meghan in an official statement two days prior to the wedding. Thomas told Good Morning Britain that he had indeed undergone a May heart surgery.
Markle said, “It was a very emotional moment for me, like I said, I cried about it… I wanted to walk my daughter down the aisle. I wanted that moment. But I’m thankful for everything the way it went. I was very proud. I was very upset that it wasn’t me, but the whole world was watching my daughter. I was very happy about that.”
Thomas Markle also chatted about the wow moment he experienced when Meghan first revealed to him that she was dating Prince Harry.
“Of course it’s, ‘Wow,’ it comes out as a ‘Wow,’ but this is my daughter, and she’s certainly a prize for him as well,” Markle said proudly. “He’s great, an interesting guy, a prince, but my daughter’s been a princess since the day she was born.”
Markle added, “I don’t think I’ll call her duchess. I don’t have to. That’s my daughter.” Fair enough. But maybe keep a few things to yourself to stay in your daughter’s good graces. And the queen of England’s. Or Twitter might just have your head.
This man is going to alienate himself from his daughter – he seriously needs some lessons in protocol. It seems Americans don't appear to have any clue about the importance of privacy for the royal family
— Sericce (@ItsSericce) June 18, 2018