Meghan Markle’s dad has praised ‘gentleman’ Prince Harry while seemingly rubbishing any rumours of a family rift.
Retired Thomas Markle, 73, spoke fondly of the Prince and his bride-to-be Meghan, saying the the pair are a “very good match” and that he’s thrilled for them.
Speaking close to his home in Rosarito, Mexico, he told a passer-by: “I think it’s wonderful, I’m very delighted.
“I think they’re [a] very good match, I’m very happy for them, Meghan and Harry.” “I love my daughter very much – Harry’s a gentleman,” he added in a video obtained by The Sun.
The Prince is yet to meet his future bride’s father and it was recently claimed that Meghan wanted her mum Doria Ragland to walk her down the aisle in May.
His comments come after Meghan’s brother said her dad “will be extremely hurt” by Prince Harry ‘s claim that the royals are like “the family she never had”.
Thomas Markle Jr said the former Suits actress is from a “tight” family who always “got together” on Christmases , birthdays, Thanksgivings and other holidays.
The 51-year-old, from Oregon, United States, made the claims after Prince Harry told BBC Radio 4 Christmas with his fiancee at Sandringham, Norfolk, was “fantastic”.
“She’s done an absolutely amazing job, she’s getting in there, and it’s the family I suppose that she’s never had,” the 33-year-old said.
But Thomas Markle Jr told the MailOnline: “We were as close as we could be, as tight as we could be, that’s what we were.
“We’d get together on Christmases, on holidays, on birthdays, on Thanksgivings… It was always somewhere.
“Obviously, she had a family. She was very privileged. She got everything she ever wanted. We did the best that we could in terms of getting together for holidays and whatnot.
“My father will be extremely hurt, actually.”