Meghan Markle’s dad recently explained his decision to release parts of the Duchess of Sussex’s five-page letter. According to Thomas Markle Sr., he released the letter to a publication as a means to defend himself from the constant scrutiny that he was receiving.

But a journalist for Express slammed the 75-year-old for doing what he did. Vanessa Feltz called Markle’s dad a loner and said that no father in his right mind would want to defend himself and cause more problems to his own child.

“For pity’s sake, why?” Self-defense? Never was there a more pathetic excuse for ratting out your newly royal daughter. Good Lord, any loving parent knows you sacrifice your ego, your good name, your cash, and your best Chinese rug for the sake of your children,” she wrote.

Feltz also said that in turning the Duchess of Sussex’s letter to the press, Thomas must have had an idea that he would be exposing his own child to more ridicule and censure, but he still did it. While speaking with Daily Mail, he said that he wanted to clear his name after Markle’s friends defended Prince Harry’s wife.

“He couldn’t have been anything but acutely aware of the fact that his act would be a gross invasion of his daughter’s privacy. He knew the contents were for his eyes only; that they were the outpouring emotions of a desolate young woman, and he didn’t give a damn about the embarrassment or pain that splashing them in a newspaper would cause,” she said.

But at the end of the day, it is possible that Thomas would gain the one thing that he has always wanted. According to sources, even though it could take an entire year before Prince Harry and Markle’s lawsuit could be taken to court, it is possible that a trial will take place.

And when this happens, Thomas may also be called to the stand as a witness. By this time, Markle and Thomas would once again cross paths.

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Meghan Markle is pictured at the launch of the Smart Set clothing collection on Sept. 12, 2019 in London. Philip Panting