In a new tell-all interview with Good Morning Britain, Meghan’s dad, Thomas Markle, has spoken about his 36-year-old daughter’s relationship with Prince Harry, including how the 33-year-old royal asked for his permission before marrying her.
The 73-year-old said Meghan called to tell him she was engaged, before then handing the phone over to Harry.
“Meghan told me first and then a few times after that Harry got on the phone with her and asked for her hand over the phone,” he said.
“I said, ‘You’re a gentleman, promise me you’ll never raise a hand against my daughter and of course I give you my permission.'”
He said Meghan had first told him she was dating Harry before the news was made public to the rest of the world, initially telling her dad she had a new boyfriend, before then saying he was British, and later adding that he was a prince.
For security reasons, Thomas was told to call Harry ‘H’, and he said he got to know the young royal over the phone.