Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, 73, gave his first remarks on Prince Harry to a woman visiting a convenience store in Rosarito, Mexico, where he lives a quiet life and prefers to remain out of the spotlight. The Sun obtained a video of the exchange, where Markle was asked his thoughts on the royal wedding.
Markle’s dad gave his royal future son-in-law a ringing endorsement and insisted he and Meghan are a “very good match,” calling Prince Harry “a gentleman” as he finally put to rest rumors of a family rift.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, December 2017. pic.twitter.com/WHIMNNZzto
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) December 21, 2017
The retired award-winning Hollywood lighting director broke his silence to reveal his true thoughts on Prince Harry; “I think it’s wonderful,” Thomas said. “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.”
After he answered the woman’s question, he asked her to leave him alone before driving off, per The Sun. “Now leave me alone please,” he told her and a crowd of onlookers that had formed. “Don’t bother me any more. No more flashing cameras in my eyes or I’ll flash back.”
There has been speculation about whether Thomas Markle would be invited to perform the traditional role when the former actress ties the knot to Prince Harry. Meghan’s father said previously that he’d “love to” walk her down the aisle, but rumors have been swirling around the internet that instead of having her father escort her down the aisle at their wedding, Meghan wants her mother to have the honor.
During a recent television interview, Samantha Markle, Meghan’s half-sister, confirmed their father will indeed walk his daughter down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry.
When asked by broadcaster Matthew Wright if her father would be attending the wedding, Samantha replied: “yes he is, God forbid unless a plane crashes through his roof, he’ll be there one way or the other.”