Meghan Markle’s Estranged Father Says He Is ‘Disappointed’ By His Daughter’s Decision

Meghan Markle‘s estranged father, Thomas Markle, has said he is “disappointed” by his daughter and Prince Harry’s announcement to step down as senior royals yesterday.

Thomas Markle, 78, a retired lighting director, responded to their statement, telling Us Weekly that he is “disappointed”.

He said: “I’ll just simply say I’m disappointed.”

Thomas did not elaborate further on Harry and Meghan’s latest move.

 

He has not had contact with his daughter since before her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry and hasn’t met his eight-month-old grandson Archie. Their relationship started to sour in the run up to the royal wedding, after it emerged he had secretly collaborated with a British paparazzi photographer to stage a series of photos.

The couple announced yesterday that they would be taking a step back from their current roles as senior royals. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the announcement on their social media channels to all their followers and fans.

The couple also announced that they are planning to spend their time between the UK and North America.