"I absolutely wanted to walk my daughter down the aisle".
"She was lovely. I cried a little watching her", Markle said. "I've got a bit of a heart condition".
Thomas admitted he "cried" watching his daughter's special day on TV, adding, "I was very upset it wasn't me, but the whole world was watching my daughter". "That upsets me somewhat". However he apologized to Meghan and Harry, who he said were "very forgiving".
Just days before his daughter's wedding, he was caught staging paparazzi photos and later told TMZ he would be not travelling to the United Kingdom for the ceremony, for fear of causing further "embarrassment" to Meghan and the royals.
"The first phone calls were, 'Dad, I have a new boyfriend, ' and I said, 'That's really nice, '" he recalled. "I sort of disagreed with that".
One tidbit that may surprise royal aficionados is that Thomas says he and Prince Harry talked about politics.
Though Markle hasn't yet met Harry, he thinks he is a "gentleman" and is "very happy" about his marriage to the former Suits star.
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At the end of the candid interview, the 73-year-old explained that he just wanted to set the record straight over negative stories written about him. Prince Harry can't seem to take his eyes off the pretty wife-to-be.
"I feel bad about it, I apologised for it, it was a mistake". He said "give Donald Trump a chance". He said his daughter had told him about the engagement first, and then in a subsequent phone conversation, Harry joined Meghan on the phone and asked for his permission. He's a smart guy.
"Our conversation was, I was complaining I didn't like Donald Trump", Thomas recalled.
However, in their phone conversations, Harry kept an open mind about Brexit as well as Trump, Markle said. That was his politics.
"I don't think I have, they know I love them and I hope the royals - the Royal Family - will understand my feelings as well", he said. There was no real commitment to it.
The new Duchess of Sussex had to be steadied by her doting husband Prince Harry as she appeared to slip on the uneven grass pathway grass in her towering four-inch Aquazzura stilettos.
Thomas predicted that Harry and Meghan will have a child sometime "soon".
Thomas goes on to share more information about his daughter during the interview, including her plans to have children as well as what he now calls her after she received a royal title.