What has Thomas Markle said about his daughter Meghan?

THOMAS Markle says he has "trouble believing" his daughter Meghan's comments to Oprah Winfrey.

The Duchess of Sussex was scathing about her dad – who has never met his grandson, Archie – accusing him of colluding with tabloids in the UK.

What has Thomas Markle said about his daughter Meghan?

Thomas Markle saw his daughter’s interview with Oprah Winfrey when it was broadcast by CBS on Sunday, March 7.

He told Good Morning Britain afterwards: “I have trouble believing this. I really do."

Thomas hasn’t spoken to Meghan since her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018.

He added: “I see things on my daughter’s face that nobody else ever sees sometimes.”

Thomas continues to deny colluding with the tabloids, saying he posed for pics to improve his image in the UK.

What did Meghan Markle say about her dad?

Meghan opened up about father's "betrayal" by speaking to tabloids ahead of her mammoth wedding.

He annoyed her by staging several paparazzi photos earlier in 2018, and the former lighting director also took part in a string of damaging interviews.

Claiming his daughter has "cut him off", Thomas made a slew of hurtful comments, including likening the royal family to Scientologists because of their "cult-like" behaviour and claiming Harry's late mother, Princess Diana, would have "loathed" the way he was being treated.

The duchess told Oprah: "There was such an obsession about anything in my world, including tracking down my parents.

"And I did everything I could to protect both of them in that media frenzy,

"But for over a year, the UK tabloids were trying to find my dad, offering people so much money to try to find his address.

"Once they did, I remember being told there was a huge headline like, 'We found him' or 'We've got him.' You're talking about someone's father.

"And from that point, the tabloids, they moved into the apartment next door and across from him. Descended on this small town, which is giving him gifts. The whole thing brings us to where we are today."

Oprah then asked Meghan if she felt betrayed by her dad to this day.

She replied that she did not know if she was comfortable "even talking about that".

Meghan then added: "If we were going to use the word betrayal, it's because when I asked him, when we were told by the comms team, this is a story that was going to be coming out, which, by the way, the tabloids had apparently known for a month or so and decided to hold until the Sunday before our wedding because they wanted to create drama, which is also a really key point in all this.

The Duchess of Sussex said that Thomas replied he had "absolutely not" been speaking to the press when she called to ask about it.

"I said, you know, the institution has never intervened for anything for us, but they can try to go in and kill this story.

"But if they do this once, we're not going to be able to use that same leverage to protect our own kids one day," she said.

Oprah replied: "So he basically lied to you."

Meghan said she told her dad that she and Harry could help him if he told them the truth.

She added: "He wasn't able to do that. And that for me has really resonated, especially now as a mother.

"And also me saying just full stop, if we use this to protect you, we won't be able to protect our own children one day.

"Well, I'm talking about your grandchildren, so I can't — I mean, I look at Archie.

"I think about this child and I go I can't, I genuinely can't imagine doing anything to intentionally cause pain to my child."

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