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Thomas Markle has claimed he feels let down by his daughter Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry.
Meghan’s 76 year old father Thomas appeared on Good Morning Britain to respond to 39 year old Meghan’s claims she felt “betrayed” by him over his deal with a photographer before her royal wedding.
Speaking via video link on Good Morning Britain to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Thomas claimed he felt "let down" by Meghan and Harry, 36, and said they “didn’t care if he died”.
Thomas opened up on the last time he spoke to his daughter, which is when he was laying in hospital after having a heart attack days before his daughter’s wedding in 2018.
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When asked how he felt about Meghan and Harry feeling let down by her father by co-hosts Susanna and Piers, he said: “Well I also feel that she let me down as well because I was in a hospital bed the last time we talked and I never heard from them again, they didn’t care if I died.
“No one ever heard from them again. I was laying in a hospital bed. I had a procedure where I had a stent in here and a stent in here and that’s when we talked. And they have not talked to me since.
“When my father was in hospital my and my brothers were there the very next day. That’s what families do.“
But, Thomas did admit to his daughter’s claims that he “denied” posing for the photographs and said: “I wish I hadn’t done the whole thing. But, here’s the other side of this coin – no one took any time to protect any member of our family.
“We were attacked by the press everyday.”
Thomas also discussed releasing the letter his daughter had sent him to the press and said he was “almost going to destroy” the note because it was “that bad”.
Speaking of the contents of the letter, Thomas said: “The word love was never in the letter for me. Although the people in the magazine said she reached out to me with love and wanted to get back together.”
The estrangement between Meghan and her father began after a photographer released a series of photographs of himself preparing for the royal wedding in 2018, which he was paid for.
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But, Thomas has claimed he isn’t the only family member Meghan has “ghosted”.
Speaking on being estranged from his daughter, Thomas said: “I’ve been pushed around and knocked down for one thing I did, for one mistake I made.
“However, I love my daughter very much. Had I known she was having psychological problems I would have been there for her.
“The biggest problem here is she’s pretty much ghosted all of her family – on my side and her mother’s side.
“She really had no one to reach out to. She would have had us if she kept us.”
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