KEY POINTS

  • Thomas Markle Sr. criticized the timing of Meghan, Prince Harry's upcoming biography 
  • Markle Sr. said he loves his daughter, but he is not happy with what she has become
  • The duchess denied the claims that she has been ignoring her dad 

Meghan Markle's dad Thomas Markle Sr. spoke about the duchess and her upcoming biography in a recent interview and criticized the timing of the release of the new book entitled "Finding Freedom." 

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Markle Sr. reacted to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new book "Finding Freedom," written by royal correspondents Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. Based on his dialogue with the publication, he is particularly not happy with the timing of the release of the book.

“This is the worst time in the world for them to be whining and complaining about anything — because people everywhere are suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic,” Markle Sr. told The Sun.

Markle Sr. also spoke about his love for his royal daughter and admitted that he is not happy with what Markle has become at present.

“I love my daughter but I really don’t appreciate what she’s become right now,” Markle Sr. added.

He also wanted to share the letter he received from Markle after its content was publicly misrepresented. The letter Markle Sr. was referring to had sparked a legal dispute between Markle and Mail on Sunday after the latter published some parts of it, which the duchess claimed was a breach of privacy. Also, Markle felt that the parts of the letter published were meant to make her look bad in public.

Earlier this month, Markle denied her father's claim that she ignored him in her court filing against Mail on Sunday. In previous interviews, Markle Sr. said that he had been trying to reach out to his daughter to no avail. However, the duchess said it was the other way around.

“Friend A witnessed the Claimant’s many calls to her father during the week of the wedding, from Nottingham Cottage, as well as from wedding rehearsals and pre-wedding events in Windsor and from Windsor Castle, all of which were ignored or declined,” the court documents stated.

“The facts remain that: the Claimant called her father multiple times during the week of the wedding (all of which were ignored), that she did not change her phone number, nor block his number from calling her.”

Markle also said in her court statement that she had been helping her dad financially the moment she started earning. However, the financial support ended in May 2018 when she officially joined the royal family. It was also the time when Markle and her father’s misunderstanding began after he canceled his attendance to her wedding.

Meghan Markle Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex attends the Commonwealth Day Service on March 9, 2020 in London. Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage (via Getty Images)