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‘I was better looking than Harry when I was younger’ says Thomas Markle

‘I was better looking than Harry when I was younger’ says Thomas Markle – as he tells how he knew Meghan ‘was going to be special’ from birth

  • Thomas Markle, 75, made comments from Mexico home for the TV documentary
  • Mr Markle has spoken in depth for the first time about the recent Megxit crisis
  • It comes as Queen’s top aides finalised deal for the couple to quit as senior royals

The Duchess of Sussex’s estranged father has joked he was ‘better looking’ than Prince Harry when he was younger and that he knew Meghan was ‘going to be special’ from birth.

In the 90-minute documentary airing on Channel 5 this evening, the opening scenes showed Thomas Markle looking at various royal gifts he has received, such as a mug commemorating the birth of Archie, his grandson.

He also joked he had heard about Meghan and Harry branded condoms. 

Mr Markle, proudly shows a picture of Meghan on the day of her birth, and describes her as a ‘natural beauty’ and the most ‘special thing in my life.’

In a Channel 5 TV documentary, Thomas Markle describes Meghan and Harry’s behaviour as embarrassing

The opening scenes showed Thomas Markle looking at various royal gifts he has received, such as a mug commemorating the birth of Archie, his grandson.

The opening scenes showed Thomas Markle looking at various royal gifts he has received, such as a mug commemorating the birth of Archie, his grandson.

Mr Markle, proudly shows a picture of Meghan on the day of her birth, and describes her as a 'natural beauty' and the most 'special thing in my life.'

Mr Markle, proudly shows a picture of Meghan on the day of her birth, and describes her as a ‘natural beauty’ and the most ‘special thing in my life.’

The documentary moves onto his upbringing, and he shows a number of pictures of him as a young boy, in which he jokes: 'I looked like Harry...better looking' (pictured)

The documentary moves onto his upbringing, and he shows a number of pictures of him as a young boy, in which he jokes: ‘I looked like Harry…better looking’ (pictured)

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019

The documentary moves onto his upbringing, and he shows a number of pictures of him as a young boy, in which he jokes: ‘I looked like Harry…better looking.’

He spoke about meeting his wife, and Meghan’s mother Doria, while working at ABC.

‘Not everybody seems to approve of those kind of relationships,’ he added with regards to being in a mixed-race relationship at the time.

‘People would look at Doria like she was a housekeeper. It wasn’t fair. Of course it wasn’t fair.

‘I think she’s going through the same problem right now with the royals. I don’t think they know where to place her. She always looks scared. She always looks like a deer in the headlights.’

Mr Markle, pictured with a young Meghan, spoke of his elation when he found out Doria was pregnant

Mr Markle, pictured with a young Meghan, spoke of his elation when he found out Doria was pregnant

Mr Markle spoke of his elation when he found out that Doria was pregnant.

He added: ‘When they handed me the baby I was thrilled I could not be happier. I looked at her and saw her face and finger around my finger and that was it. I knew she was going to be special.’

Mr Markle when on to say he was ‘knocked out by that child.’ 

The 90-minute documentary, Thomas Markle: My Story, explores the background to what it calls his ‘complicated’ relationship with his daughter and their dramatic fallout in the run-up to her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.

Mr Markle’s intervention in the monarchy’s worst crisis for a generation came as the Queen’s top aides finalised a deal for the couple, who are quitting as frontline Royals and leaving Britain to seek financial independence.

The 90-minute documentary explores the background to what he calls his ‘complicated’ relationship with his daughter and their dramatic fallout in the run-up to her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.

In addition, it charts Meghan’s formative years – she lived with Thomas between the ages of 11 and 18.

The 90-minute documentary, Thomas Markle: My Story, explores the background to what it calls his 'complicated' relationship with his daughter and their dramatic fallout in the run-up to her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.

The 90-minute documentary, Thomas Markle: My Story, explores the background to what it calls his ‘complicated’ relationship with his daughter and their dramatic fallout in the run-up to her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.

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