– With AAP.
1. “This is not the girl I raised.” Thomas Markle has accused Meghan and Harry of “cheapening” the monarchy.
Meghan Markle’s father Thomas Markle has accused his daughter and her husband Prince Harry of “cheapening” the monarchy as they work to become financially independent.
Markle, 75, shared his thoughts on the Megxit controversy in an upcoming Channel 5 documentary, Thomas Markle: My Story.
Meghan and Harry decided to step back as senior royals and split their time between Britain and North America.
“They are destroying it, they are cheapening it, making it shabby – they are turning it into a Walmart with a crown on it now.”
Meghan’s father has criticised the couple’s decision to step back from the Royal Family.
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Former Hollywood lighting director Markle branded the decision to split from the royal family “disappointing” and “embarrassing”.
“It’s disappointing because she actually got every girl’s dream, every young girl wanted to become a princess and she got that,” Markle said, speaking in Mexico for the British television documentary.
“And now she’s tossing that away for… it looks like she’s tossing that away for money.
“Apparently three million dollars and a 26-bedroom home isn’t enough for them. It’s kind of embarrassing to me.”
Markle said Harry and Meghan had tarnished the British monarchy.
“This is like one of the greatest long living institutions ever. They are destroying it, they are cheapening it, making it shabby,” he said.
“They are turning it into a Walmart with a crown on it.”
Meghan’s older brother Tom Junior, 53, said his dad told him “This is not the girl I raised”.
“He cannot believe what has happened. He is very disappointed in her actions.