London — Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s father, Thomas Markle, said on Tuesday in a live interview on British morning television that he had apologized to his daughter for lying about his dealings with the press “at least a hundred times.”
As part of her sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey, the duchess was asked if her father had betrayed her. She said he’d lied to her when she asked him if he had spoken to the press.
“That, for me, has really resonated as a mother,” she said.
“Bottom line is I’ve never heard back from Meghan or Harry in any way shape or form,” Thomas Markle told Good Morning Britain. “When they say I’m taking advantage of the press, basically what I do is, I do a story for the press. If I don’t hear from them in 30 days, then I do another story for the press.”
Markle outlined how he had staged photos for the media to try to show himself in a good light around the time of Meghan and Harry’s wedding, and how he had released part of a personal letter that Meghan had sent him to journalists.
“I wish I hadn’t done the whole thing, but here’s the other side of this coin: It’s like, no one took any time to protect any member of our family. We were attacked. Nobody was there to care for us.”
“We all make mistakes,” Thomas Markle continued on Wednesday. “But I’ve never played naked…