Thomas Markle had a message for his daughter Meghan and Prince Harry in an interview with “Good Morning Britain” Monday.
Thomas called in live from California to talk to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, with him urging Harry: “Man up and fly down and see me. And we’ll talk.”
When asked what he would say to Meghan, Thomas said: “I’d say ‘I love you’ and ‘Let’s sit down and work this out.’ She was the closest thing to me for years and years and years until she went off to college and even then.
“This is ridiculous. We should get together.”
Thomas also said he doesn’t think the backlash his daughter has been receiving is due to racism.
He shared, “I’m having trouble buying that. There’s never been a problem with Meghan in terms of her race. I think England is far more liberal than the U.S., I don’t think she is being bullied in any way or any shape because of racism.”
Thomas added: “I think they’ve hurt the Queen. I think they’ve hurt the royals — and it just doesn’t work to be going to another country and serving England. It’s never going to work. I’m a little embarrassed and feeling very sorry for the Queen.”
Thomas was then asked about the possibility of meeting Meghan and Harry in court, insisting he did not want a “battle.”
Meghan is suing the Mail on Sunday and its parent company, Associated Newspapers, for publishing a letter she wrote to her father. The civil lawsuit accuses the newspaper of copyright infringement, misuse of private information, and violating the U.K.’s data protection law with the publication of the letter.
Thomas said, “If it comes to meeting them in a courtroom, that’s great. At least I’d finally get to see them.”