Megan Markle's father appeals for her to call home

Combined Shape

LONDON (AP) — Thomas Markle appealed to his daughter Meghan to call home, saying Monday they hadn’t spoken since her wedding to Prince Harry in May.

The former actress, now known as the Duchess of Sussex, has ignored his attempts to get in touch, Thomas Markle told ITV. Markle had been scheduled to walk his daughter down the aisle, but pulled out of the wedding at the last moment because of heart problems.

“I love my daughter very much and she has to know that, and I would really appreciate if she would call me, just reach out to me,” Markle said in the interview from San Diego.

In Markle’s first television interview since the duchess announced her pregnancy in October, the 74-year-old grandfather-to-be agreed he’d been “ghosted” by his daughter. He suggested the royal couple had been influenced by media reports about him.

“The funny thing about my daughter and Prince Harry is that they believe everything they read in the paper,” he said. “What’s happened, I’m not sure. I’d love to talk about it. I think it comes back to the fact that reporters pick up on interviews I’ve done and write their own stories and tell lies.”

Trending:
Biden Cancels Trump's 'Garden of American Heroes' and Ends Exec Order Protecting Monuments

Markle hopes Queen Elizabeth II will help heal the rift.

He also rejected the notion his daughter had a habit of dumping those she no longer needed.

“That’s really not a character trait,” he said. “She’s always been very polite to everyone, never been rude to anyone. I don’t know what’s really happening right now.”

The Western Journal has not reviewed this Associated Press story prior to publication. Therefore, it may contain editorial bias or may in some other way not meet our normal editorial standards. It is provided to our readers as a service from The Western Journal.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →






We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
Combined Shape
The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. Their teams in over 100 countries tell the world’s stories, from breaking news to investigative reporting. They provide content and services to help engage audiences worldwide, working with companies of all types, from broadcasters to brands.
The Associated Press was the first private sector organization in the U.S. to operate on a national scale. Over the past 170 years, they have been first to inform the world of many of history's most important moments, from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of the Shah of Iran and the death of Pope John Paul.

Today, they operate in 263 locations in more than 100 countries relaying breaking news, covering war and conflict and producing enterprise reports that tell the world's stories.
Location
New York City




Conversation