The Duchess, who is estranged from her father, explained how she felt “betrayed” by him following his attempts to quash a story in the press.
In a clip that did not make it into the broadcast, she described how she felt even more strongly about her father since becoming a parent herself, telling Oprah about how when looking at Archie “I genuinely can’t imagine doing anything to intentionally hurt this child”
Thomas Markle has done a lot of strange collaborations with the press for what one might consider a “loving father’. The royal couple successfully sued the Mail On Sunday for their publishing of an emotional letter Meghan sent her father, winning on grounds of copywriting.
This guest booking on ITV’s flagship show has been met with outrage on Twitter.
Some people felt it was Piers Morgan, a presenter on the show, enacting his personal vendetta against Meghan Markle, an apparent ex-friend who wants nothing to do with him. They also highlighted the inconsistencies between his attitudes between the two of them.
So is @piersmorgan and #gmb just going to side step the fact that Thomas Markle just admitted to constantly blackma… https://t.co/VITAzy9LZy
Other people shared their experience of estranged relatives and believing it was a kind of emotional abuse to parade him onto daytime television to speak about his daughter, who does not wish to hear from him.
There you have it folks. Thomas Markle says he will do a press story every 30 days on his daughter until she talks… https://t.co/3L3ZbpZpS3
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