Recalling the moment the royal asked for his blessing to marry the former Suits actress, Thomas Markle told ITV’s Good Morning Britain Harry asked for her hand on the phone and I said, ‘you are a gentleman, promise me you will never raise your hand against my daughter and of course I will grant you my permission’.
Mr Markle said of the prince He’s great, he’s an interesting guy.
When asked how he felt about the nuptials, he said My daughter has been a princess since the day she was born.
He added He made a good pick, didn’t he.
Mr Markle, who was due to walk her down the aisle, missed the marriage after undergoing heart surgery.
Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland was the only member of her family to attend the royal wedding at Windsor Castle last month.
Mr Markle said I absolutely wanted to walk my daughter down the aisle.
He said he was still recovering from the operation but added I’m doing much better.
The Duchess of Sussex confirmed two days before the wedding that her father would not be attending so he could focus on his health.
Speaking about the moment when he told the couple he would not make the wedding, Mr Markle said They were disappointed.
Meghan cried, I’m sure, and they both said, ‘take care of yourself, we are really worried about you’.
Mr Marklem who watched the ceremony on television, said he cried a little bit when he saw Meghan. She was beautiful, It was incredible watching her.
He continued I was very proud. I was very upset that it wasn’t me (walking her down the aisle) but the whole world was watching my daughter. I was very happy about that.
The unfortunate thing for me now is I’m a footnote in one of the greatest moments in history rather than the dad walking her down the aisle. That upsets me somewhat.
Prince Charles took on the honour of accompanying her down the aisle after she walked part of the way on her own.
Mr Markle said I was honoured, I can’t think of a better replacement than someone like Prince Charles.
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