Thomas Markle plans new documentary featuring ‘unseen videos and photographs’ of daughter Meghan
- The documentary will include unseen home videos of the Duchess of Sussex
- Thomas Markle has not seen Meghan since before her wedding to Prince Harry
- 76-year-old says their relationship soured when he was unable to attend service
The Duchess of Sussex’s father Thomas Markle is to make a documentary about his life, he revealed yesterday.
Mr Markle, 76, said the film would feature previously unseen home videos and photographs of Meghan.
Meghan, 39, has not seen her father since before her wedding to Prince Harry.
Mr Markle, a retired Hollywood lighting director, told The Sun on Sunday of the documentary: ‘It begins with my life, my family, my love of theatre and television and how I got there.
‘Then my life with Meghan, growing up, her school days until she went off to college, and when her career began.
Thomas Markle has not seen daughter Meghan since before her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018
The documentary, which could premier this year, will feature unseen pictures and videos of the Duchess of Sussex
‘We had a good life together, up through her first marriage and her move to Canada. Then a new story begins. It’s kind of like “What happened to my baby girl?”.’
Mr Markle, who lives in Mexico, said he hoped the film could be ready by the end of the year. In a Channel 5 documentary last year, Mr Markle detailed the breakdown of his relationship with his daughter.
Meghan lived with her father between the ages of 11 and 18 and Mr Markle claimed he paid her school fees and college tuition. But he said their relationship soured after he was unable to attend her wedding in 2018 after he had emergency heart surgery.
Mr Markle said he had never met his grandson Archie and had only learned his daughter was pregnant when he heard it on the radio.
Mr Markle says his relationship with the Duchess of Sussex soured when he was unable to attend her wedding
He accused the couple of saying ‘trashy things’ about him and said he believed his relationship with Meghan was damaged beyond repair.
In the film, Thomas Markle: My Story, he said he was embarrassed and disappointed by Meghan and Harry’s decision to step back from their duties as senior royals.
He said they had an ‘obligation’ to represent the Royal Family and said their new freedom to make commercial deals to earn money risked jeopardising the reputation of the royals.
Harry, 36, and Meghan have signed contracts to produce programmes for Netflix and podcasts for Spotify as part of their new life in Los Angeles.
The deals were signed as part of their new life with son Archie in Los Angeles, after their decision to step down from royal duties last year.