Meghan Markle's father 'extremely hurt' by Prince Harry

Meghan Markle shows off the hat she wore on Christmas Day

Thomas Markle, 73, who is yet to meet his daughter's fiance, is said to have "dedicated all his time" to Meghan and given her "what she needed to be successful".

By common consent, Harry dropped a "clanger" when he was a guest editor on BBC Radio 4's Today programme earlier this week and said: "No look, she's done an absolutely unbelievable job".

But Thomas Jr disputed Harry's cutting assertions, stressing that his family "did the best we could" for the former Suits actress.

The family loved having her there.

"We were as close as we could be, as tight as we could be, that's what we were".

Thomas went on to claim that Meghan's family are just like any other and always made a big deal out of birthdays, Christmas and Thanksgiving. "It was always somewhere, even though we lived in different parts of [Los Angeles], we still all got together".

Samantha, who denies a rift with her much more famous half-sister, has called Meghan "absolutely lovely". She was very privileged.

Pawsey begins her petition by accusing Markle of "pulling faces and sticking her tongue out to the visitors during her first public appearance with the Queen", although as BET notes, there is no evidence Markle ever did any such thing.

Thomas Jr. also said he doesn't expect to receive an invitation to Harry, 33, and his half-sister's May 2018 wedding, but he would like one. Grant took to Twitter to fire back about the Prince's comments that his family, is the family Markle "never had'". "She knows where to find me". That would be incredible. "Her engagement effectively spelt an end to her acting career too so that was the final blow". According to the Daily Mail, Markle wrote that she always wanted to "Stop biting my nails". In the United Kingdom edition of Elle magazine, she spoke about Christmas growing up in a mixed race family.

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