Meghan Markle's father 'doesn't approve' of her husband Prince Harry


Meghan Markle’s father reportedly isn’t a fan of her husband, Prince Harry. 

Thomas Markle Sr, who has never met Harry in person, apparently ‘doesn’t approve’ of the Duke of Sussex, according to her brother Thomas Markle Jr.

Markle Jr said on Australian reality show Big Brother VIP his father was so distrustful of Harry he wouldn’t even count on him to ‘protect those chickens in their backyard’. 

Daddy's not happy: Meghan Markle's father reportedly isn't a fan of her husband, Prince Harry. Thomas Markle Sr is pictured with his daughter in an undated family photo

Daddy’s not happy: Meghan Markle’s father reportedly isn’t a fan of her husband, Prince Harry. Thomas Markle Sr is pictured with his daughter in an undated family photo

‘My dad doesn’t approve of him. My father says he couldn’t even protect those chickens in their backyard if he needed to,’ he told his shocked housemates.

Markle Jr also said his rift with his famous half-sister began when he wrote to the palace asking if they could help to stop paparazzi invading his privacy. 

‘And the correspondence I got back was [that I was] “distant family and I don’t know those people.” That came from Meghan,’ he alleged. 

Speaking out: Thomas Markle Sr, who has never met Harry (right) in person, apparently 'doesn't approve' of the Duke of Sussex, according to Meghan's brother Thomas Markle Jr

Speaking out: Thomas Markle Sr, who has never met Harry (right) in person, apparently ‘doesn’t approve’ of the Duke of Sussex, according to Meghan’s brother Thomas Markle Jr

The housemates bristled when Markle Jr said that Meghan should ‘do her job [as a royal] and stop griping about it’.

‘It’s so much harder than that,’ said a stunned Jessika Power.

When asked about the ‘mental issues’ Meghan spoke about during her interview with Oprah Winfrey, Markle Jr fired back: ‘I don’t 100 per cent buy that.’

Candid: Markle Jr said on Australian reality show Big Brother VIP his father was so distrustful of Harry he wouldn't even count on him to 'protect those chickens in their backyard'

Candid: Markle Jr said on Australian reality show Big Brother VIP his father was so distrustful of Harry he wouldn’t even count on him to ‘protect those chickens in their backyard’

This remark left the other contestants horrified, with Bernard Curry saying: ‘That was brutal!’

The Big Brother scene aired after Markle Jr issued a public apology to his sister for criticising her in the media.

The window fitter from Oregon said he’d ‘made some horrible mistakes’ after being thrust into the spotlight when Meghan started dating Prince Harry.

Saying sorry: It comes after Markle Jr (pictured) issued a public apology to his sister Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, after criticising her in the media for years

Saying sorry: It comes after Markle Jr (pictured) issued a public apology to his sister Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, after criticising her in the media for years

He also told New Idea he hopes Meghan is watching him on Big Brother VIP, adding: ‘That’s why I’m doing this, so she can see the real me.’

‘I want everybody watching to take away this side of me, the real me. I am lovable, nice, I’ll give you the shirt off my back, I’m funny,’ he said.

Despite having previously warned Prince Harry his sister would ‘ruin your life’, Markle Jr said there was no animosity on his side.

He insisted that growing up with Meghan had been ‘a great experience’ and that they were ‘very close’ and would spend ‘lots of quality time’ together. 

Reaching out: The 55-year-old window fitter from Oregon said he'd 'made some horrible mistakes' after being thrust into the spotlight when Meghan started dating Prince Harry. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured in New York City on September 23

Reaching out: The 55-year-old window fitter from Oregon said he’d ‘made some horrible mistakes’ after being thrust into the spotlight when Meghan started dating Prince Harry. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured in New York City on September 23

Markle Jr said their relationship soured when Meghan started dating Harry and he was ‘thrown to the wolves’ with ‘no experience’ of handling the press.

‘I was being backed into a corner, into a wall. I made some horrible mistakes and still regret them to this day,’ he confessed.

Markle Jr insisted he loves his sister and would ‘do anything’ to meet his nephew Archie, two, and niece Lilibet, four months. 

Estranged: Thomas said their relationship soured when he was 'thrown to the wolves' with 'no experience' of handling the press. He would now 'do anything' to meet his nephew Archie, two, and niece Lilibet, four months. Pictured: Harry and Meghan with son Archie in September 2019

Estranged: Thomas said their relationship soured when he was ‘thrown to the wolves’ with ‘no experience’ of handling the press. He would now ‘do anything’ to meet his nephew Archie, two, and niece Lilibet, four months. Pictured: Harry and Meghan with son Archie in September 2019

‘I don’t need a photo-op to go see my sister, and I don’t want a story behind it,’ he explained. 

‘I don’t want anything, I would just love to go over to their home and knock on the door, give her a big hug and kiss, and say I missed the hell out of her and apologise right to her face… 

‘Maybe one day that will happen. I’d do anything to see Archie and Lilibet.’   

Having his say: In a candid conversation with his housemates during Monday's season premiere of Big Brother VIP, Thomas claimed Meghan changed after finding fame

Having his say: In a candid conversation with his housemates during Monday’s season premiere of Big Brother VIP, Thomas claimed Meghan changed after finding fame 

In a candid conversation with his housemates during Monday’s season premiere of Big Brother VIP, Markle Jr claimed Meghan changed after finding fame.

‘What happened to her, nobody can figure it out. Money changed her I guess. Money and fame just went to her head really bad,’ he said.

Markle Jr went on to say that Meghan ‘walked all over’ her first husband, film producer Trevor Engelson, who had ‘adored’ her.

Peace offering: Despite having previously warned Prince Harry his sister would 'ruin your life', Thomas said there was no animosity on his side. Pictured: the Sussexes in NYC in September

Peace offering: Despite having previously warned Prince Harry his sister would ‘ruin your life’, Thomas said there was no animosity on his side. Pictured: the Sussexes in NYC in September

The couple married in 2011, and Markle Jr said that Meghan had ‘dumped him’ two years later before sending ‘the ring back in the mail’. 

‘Is that cold or what? But Harry’s next, Harry’s on the chopping block next,’ he continued.

‘The only difference between now and then is all the photos prior to that he had a smile on his face, all the ones after he doesn’t.’ 

Remorse: 'I would just love to go over to their home and knock on the door, give her a big hug and kiss, and say I missed the hell out of her and apologise right to her face...' he said

Remorse: ‘I would just love to go over to their home and knock on the door, give her a big hug and kiss, and say I missed the hell out of her and apologise right to her face…’ he said

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