Thomas Markle reveals home video of 16-year-old Meghan’s ‘feisty’ stage performance in a leotard at her LA High School – in footage he says she would be ‘pretty shocked’ at if she saw now
- Branded ‘feisty Meg’, the clip shows Meghan Markle, aged 16, performing in LA
- Her father said that the Duchess of Sussex would be ‘shocked’ if she saw the clip
- Proud Thomas Markle also revealed he would film every performance she was in
- Duchess of Sussex’s estranged father appeared on Good Morning Britain today
Thomas Markle has shared a video of daughter Meghan as a 16-year-old on stage at high school, adding that she would always play ‘something glamorous’.
The clip shows the future Duchess of Sussex performing at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, with her father branding her ‘feisty Meg’.
Meghan, now 38, is in a black dress and pearls with fur draped over her arm in the footage, where she plays a woman in a dressing room and a woman at a spa.
Proud Mr Markle, 74, said Meghan would be ‘pretty shocked’ if she saw the performance now.
He added that he would film every performance his daughter was in growing up.
Meghan Markle as a 16-year-old performing in a play at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles
Her father labelled her ‘fesity’ for the performance, which shows her play the role of a woman in a dressing room and a woman at a spa
Mr Markle told the Sun: ‘It’s three girls acting out being in a dressing room. Meghan would always play something glamorous.’
In the performance, Meghan initially plays the role of one of three women in a dressing room, at one point letting out an anguished scream.
She then comes out later in a white leotard, before lying down and stretching on stage.
Her father said: ‘She’s playing a part in a spa. This is funny actually — very dramatic.’
A proud Mr Markle shared the clip shortly before appearing on Good Morning Britain today.
The Duchess of Sussex’s estranged father spoke to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on the ITV 1 show in his first live TV interview since Megxit.
Mr Markle branded Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave Britain for Canada as ’embarrassing’ and ‘hurtful’ to the Queen.
He 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’.
Dressed in a white leotard, the future Duchess of Sussex lays down and stretches as she plays the part of a woman at a spa
Meghan’s mother Doria, Thomas’ ex-wife, was his last hope but has failed to respond to his letters, he said, adding: ‘We have had no conversations, so obviously she [Doria] is avoiding me or has been told to’.
And when asked what he would say to Meghan if she was watching the show this morning he said: ‘I would tell her: ‘I love you, let’s sit down and work this out’,’ and his message for Harry would be: ‘Man up and fly down and see me and we will talk’.
It is not yet known if Thomas was paid for the GMB interview, but he is understood to have secured £7,500 to appear on the show in 2018 and is said to have earned five-figures from a bombshell 90-minute documentary on Britain’s Channel 5 last week.
Mr Markle has not spoken to his daughter since the eve of her wedding to Harry in May 2018, calling the couple’s decision to quit as senior royals the ‘dumbest thing’.
Mr Markle, who has not spoken to his daughter (pictured together in her youth) since the eve of her wedding to Harry in May 2018, shared his pride at the clip
The Duchess of Sussex’s estranged father spoke to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on ITV 1’s Good Morning Britain today in his first live TV interview since Megxit
Last night, he also warned that ‘everything will come out’ if he faces Meghan in court.
The Duchess of Sussex is suing a newspaper for publishing a personal letter she sent to her father in August 2018.
Mr Markle has already agreed to be a witness and pledged to expose what he said were ‘lies’ about him.
‘It will be emotional. I don’t know how we will both accept it,’ he said.
‘It would be the worst place to have to meet her and Harry – but it might come down to that because I will certainly testify against the things that have been said about me. The lies.’