Meghan Markle's estranged father pleads to the Duchess of Sussex: 'How can I repair this?'

  • Meghan Markle’s estranged father Thomas Markle needs to fix their strained relationship.
  • “How can I repair this?” Thomas pleaded in a newly launched teaser for an upcoming interview.
  • The pair had a falling out after the dad reportedly staged paparazzi images forward of the royal wedding ceremony in 2018.

Meghan Markle’s estranged father, Thomas Markle, says he needs to restore his strained relationship together with his royal daughter. 

“How can I repair this?” the Duchess of Sussex’s dad pleads to her in a teaser launched on Friday for an upcoming interview with Australia’s 7NEWS Highlight. 

Within the clip, 78-year-old Thomas could be seen holding a college picture of Meghan as a voiceover selling the interview, set to air on Sunday, says: “Dad’s deathbed plea to the daughter he misplaced.”


Final 12 months, Thomas was hospitalized after having a stroke. 

Meghan and her dad had a falling out after Thomas reportedly staged paparazzi images forward of Meghan and Prince Harry’s 2018 wedding ceremony.

Meghan addressed her father’s “betrayal” in her and Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021. 

Thomas’ paparazzi scandal was additionally mentioned in Netflix’s “Harry & Meghan” sequence. In it, Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, stated that she was “completely shocked” that her ex-husband “would develop into a part of this circus.” 

“I felt unhappy that the media would run with this,” Ragland stated. “That he would capitalize. Actually, as a guardian, it isn’t… that is not what you do. That is not parenting.”

Meghan says within the Netflix sequence that she referred to as her father greater than 20 occasions as reviews of the staged images broke simply days earlier than the royal wedding ceremony, however she stated he didn’t return any of her calls.

The 7NEWS Highlight interview additionally options Meghan’s estranged half-siblings, Samantha Markle and Thomas Markle Jr. 

“She would nonetheless be a waitress if it wasn’t for dad,” Samantha Markle says within the teaser. 

Since Meghan’s relationship with Harry went public, Samantha has been one among Meghan’s loudest critics. 

“They’re actually unhealthy for one another,” Samantha could be heard saying of Meghan and Harry within the interview clip. “It is a poisonous relationship.”