Thomas Markle claims he hung up on ‘snotty’ Prince Harry before royal wedding

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Thomas Markle has claimed he hung up on "snotty" Prince Harry in the run-up to the royal wedding.

The 76 year old took to Tuesday's Good Morning Britain to give his reaction to his daughter Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which she discussed, among many other things, the breakdown of her relationship with her estranged father.

He has now hit back at Meghan's comments and revealed details of the last communication he had with his daughter and Harry.

Duchess of Sussex Meghan's dad told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that he received a phone call from Harry whilst he was in hospital after having heart surgery in the days leading to the nuptials.

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He said: "Harry had said to me if you had listened to me, this wouldn't have happened to you.

"Me, laying in a hospital bed after a having procedure, I had a stint put here and put here and that was kind of snotty so I hung up on him."

Thomas went on to reveal that the interview with Oprah was the first time he had heard his daughter's voice in four years.


He continued: "Like I said, this is actually the first time I've heard her speak in about four years.

"The last time we spoke, we actually texted, I was laying in hospital bed after a heart attack.

"I had to tell them that I couldn't fly for the wedding — at that point we pretty much said goodbye.

"I'm very disappointed about it, I've apologised about this thing, at least 100 times.

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"The bottom line is I've never heard back from Meghan and Harry in any way shape or form. I would love to hear from them."

His comments come after show legend Oprah, 67, asked Meghan in unseen footage from the two-hour long programme: "Did it feel like betrayal when you found that your father was working with the tabloids?"

Meghan replied: "If we're going to use the word betrayal it's because when I asked him, when we were told by the comms team this was 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 key point in all this, they don't report the news, they create the news.

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"We called my dad, and I asked him, and he said no, absolutely not. 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 kids one day.

"I said we won't be able to protect our own kids one day, and I said, I just need you to tell me. If you tell me the truth, we can help.

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

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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