In your latest ‘Megxit’ update, Meghan Markle’s estranged father Thomas Markle has spoken out about his daughter’s decision to step away from royal duties, slamming her and Harry in the process.
Thomas branded the decision to split from the royal family “disappointing” and “embarrassing” in an interview with Channel 5 for a British television documentary.
“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.
“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.”
This comes one day after the Queen issues a statement, announcing that her family had come to a decision about the future of Meghan and Harry’s involvement with the royal family.
She recognised the “challenges” the couple had faced over the past year but assured the public that “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family”.
Meghan and Harry have already begun a transition phase of living in Canada and the UK.
The duchess is currently in the Commonwealth country with son Archie, where the Sussexes spent six weeks over the festive period.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA