Thomas Markle: Why I hung up on Prince Harry during heated telephone call

Thomas Markle said he was admonished by daughter Meghan’s fiance for posing for paparazzi photos at a suit fitting.

The 71-year-old, who pulled out of walking his daughter down the aisle days before her wedding to Prince Harry in May, admitted the criticism was “absolutely right”.

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But he told The Mail On Sunday it “hurt” the comments came so soon after he suffered a heart attack.

Prince Harry is said to have told his future father-in-law: “If you had listened to me this would never have happened.”

Mr Markle claims he responded: “Maybe it would be better for you guys if I was dead… then you could pretend to be sad.”

He told the newspaper: “Then I hung up.”

Mr Markle also admitted lying to Prince Harry, insisting the photos were not staged.

He said: “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.”

The retired television lighting director also vowed the interview would be his last.

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