Meghan Markle told dad Thomas there was ‘no room’ for him to do a speech at the Royal Wedding

The retired lighting director, 74, had planned to recount the “funny” moment Meghan, 37, first told him she was dating Prince Harry.

Thomas told The Mail On Sunday: “I thought it was a cute story. Like any father I wanted to say a few words.

“I was going to thank the Royal Family for welcoming my beautiful daughter into their family.

“But it was a speech I was never going to be allowed to give. That hurt.”

Thomas recalled Meghan saying: “Daddy, I’ve met a man… Daddy, he’s English… Daddy, he’s a prince.”

The Duchess of Sussex has not spoken to her father in almost three months – since the day after the Royal Wedding in Windsor, which Thomas missed due to heart surgery.

Meghan reportedly wants time away from dad, after his interviews begging her to get in touch.

Meghan and Harry had an explosive row with Thomas, while he was recovering in hospital.

It happened after Harry told him he was in that position because he had not listened to their advice not to speak to the press – following the paparazzi scandal.

Thomas told The Sun On Sunday: “I felt disrespected by them. I was recovering from a heart attack, lying in a bed, having a phone call, and the things were being said that hurt me. I felt like I was being blamed for my mistakes when I was in my hospital bed recovering from a heart attack.”

Now Meghan wants time apart from Thomas. A US source revealed: “Royal officials have met and discussed how to deal with him complaining that she has cut him off. They know it is a problem.

“Meghan loves Thomas and does want to maintain a relationship with him in the long run. But at the moment she feels he needs and bit of space. She also wants to take a bit of time out.

“She is adjusting to married life and her new role in the spotlight. Meghan is hopeful that things will get better but it will take time. There is no quick fix.”

Thomas told The Mail On Sunday: “I’m not mad at Harry. I’m not mad at Meghan. I love them. I wish them well. But as for the rest of it, f*** it. I’m done.”

Fabulous Online has contacted Kensington Palace for comment.

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