Now, Thomas Markle says he initially lied to Prince Harry about those infamous paparazzi photos he staged back in May, ahead of his daughter Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding to the prince.
This revelation is part of a bombshell new interview out in The Daily Mail on Sunday, where Thomas seems to come clean about some of his previously-shady paparazzi deals, among other things.
Speaking to the media about Harry’s warnings about the media, Thomas recalled (below):
“Harry told me that I should never go to the press. That it would end in tears. He said, ‘They will eat you alive.’ He was right.”
As you’ll remember, after the news of the staged paparazzi photos broke, all things went to hell and Thomas was on the outs with the royal family — and his daughter, Meghan.
But Thomas says he did receive one more call from Harry after the photos went widespread; it took place while he was recovering from his heart attack, and Thomas said Harry told him the staged photos issue “never would have happened” if he’d listened to the prince.
In return, Thomas says, he told Harry it’d be easier for the new couple if he (Thomas) were dead.
Markle remembers (below):
“[He said] Maybe it would be better for you guys if I was dead … then you could pretend to be sad … Everyone would be filled with sympathy for her. But I hope we reconcile. I’d hate to die without speaking to Meghan again.”
Above all, though, it sounds like Thomas really regrets not being in his daughter’s life; he told The Mail this about his current (non-existent) relationship with her (below):
“I love Harry, I love my daughter. I wish them all the love and best wishes for the future. But I am not sitting here crying. I’m not sitting here being self-pitying. I’m not cashing in on the Royal Family. I don’t care about the Royal Family. My daughter is a duchess. I don’t even know what that really means.”
Thoughts, Perezcious readers?!
Always a surprise that this man continues to talk to the media, but, whatever…
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