Meghan Markle’s Dad Insists Royal Family Isn’t ‘Racist’

Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas Markle, has insisted the Royal Family isn’t ‘racist’. 

The 76-year-old made the comments while appearing on Good Morning Britain the day after Meghan and Harry’s explosive Oprah Winfrey interview aired in the UK.

During the 2-hour chat, Meghan made a shocking claim when she revealed there had been ‘concerns’ about Archie’s skin tone before he was born.

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Meghan Markle’s dad insists the Royal Family isn’t ‘racist’. Credit: CBS

However, Thomas has blasted the claims as ‘bull****’.

Speaking from his home in Rosarito, Mexico, he said: “I have great respect for the Royals, and I don’t think the British royal family are racist at all.

“I don’t think the British are racist, I think Los Angeles is racist, California is a racist, but I don’t think the Brits are.”

He added: “The thing about what colour will the baby be or how dark will the baby be, I’m guessing and hoping it’s just a dumb question from somebody, you know, it could just be that simple.”

Thomas Markle is no longer in contact with his daughter, Meghan. Credit: ITV

Towards the end of the interview, the 76-year-old, who hasn’t been in contact with his daughter since before the wedding, confirmed he’d still like a relationship with her.

Directing the message to Meghan, he said: “I’d like to say again, I’m sorry for what I’ve done. This was two years ago.

“This was a long time ago and I’ve certainly tried to make up for it. The stories in the paper, each time are because I haven’t heard from you.

“They know where I live, now we’re closer together, they’re probably 70 miles from me now.

“So, I’m available at any time that we can get together. I’d love to get together. I’d certainly like to see my grandson.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.