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Thomas Markle breaks his silence in freaky interview about Meghan and Harry

GETTY The Duke of Edinburgh at last month's Royal Wedding and earlier this year in Windsor GETTY The Duke of Edinburgh at last month's Royal Wedding and earlier this year in Windsor
Herman Weaver | 19 June, 2018, 19:39

ET spoke with the 53-year-old journalist in London, England, on Monday, shortly after he interviewed the Duchess of Sussex's father via satellite on Good Morning Britain with Susanna Reid.

Following months of being hounded by the paparazzi since his daughter's newfound fame, Thomas Markle was revealed to have made a deal with them involving staged paparazzi photos.

Meghan also joined Prince Harry at her first Trooping the Colour, and accompanied the Queen on a whirlwind day of engagements in Cheshire last week.

In the interview, Thomas talked about Meghan's desire for having children.

He also revealed how Meghan told him she was dating Prince Harry.

Thomas Markle said he broke the news to Meghan about his absence in an emotional phone call just days before she was due to walk down the aisle in Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel.

Prince or no prince, Thomas Markle wasn't taking any chances when his daughter's partner asked for his blessing to propose.

Since Thomas had to drop out, Harry's dad, Prince Charles, walked the gorgeous bride down the aisle instead, which Thomas said was an honor.

"Harry asked for her hand over the phone and I said, 'You're a gentleman. OK.' 'Of course, we'll have to call him "H" so no one knows we're talking about Harry, '" he said of how they kept the relationship under wraps.

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And in a final word of thanks, he added of Prince Charles, "I can't think of a better replacement than Mr Charles".

He said that after that incident, he was still planning to attend the wedding, but then could not because of his health.

"I realized it was a serious mistake", he said of the photos. "That really upsets me somewhat". I still like Harry.

Markle also recalled the first time Meghan told him that she was dating the handsome royal. "My daughter has been a princess since the day she was born". "It's hard to take back", but he admitted they were "both very forgiving".

Meanwhile, Harry also talked to Thomas Markle about Brexit - the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.

On the subject of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, or Brexit, Markle said: "It was just a loose conversation about something we have to try".

"I have had respect for that woman since I was a child", he said.

"I don't think the stork has hit the air yet, but I think it will happen sooner or later", said Thomas.

His claims will cause ructions because royals must remain strictly politically neutral - although Harry's father Charles is known for his outspoken views and numerous letters lobbying ministers. "They take all kinds of pictures of me making me look negative", Markle said, choking up.

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