Meghan Markle’s estranged father, Thomas Markle, said he agrees with Piers Morgan’s criticism of her Oprah Winfrey interview.
Morgan resigned from his role as a presenter on “Good Morning Britain” in March after accusing the Duchess of Sussex of lying in the interview.
In response to a clip from the interview in which the duchess said she was denied help from the royals after experiencing mental-health struggles, Morgan said: “I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report.”
Speaking with Dan Wootton on GBNews on Thursday, Thomas said he believed his daughter lied to Winfrey.
“Piers Morgan lost his job at ITV because he accused your daughter Meghan of actually lying to Oprah Winfrey during that interview. Do you believe that she was telling the truth?” Wootton asked Thomas.
“No, she lied. She’s been lying for a year. She’s been lying about different things. Lying about the archbishop, I mean, how could you lie about the archbishop? How could you say we got married three days before we got married?” Thomas said.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey that they had a private “backyard” ceremony conducted by the archbishop of Canterbury three days before their wedding on May 19, 2018, that included “just the three of us.”
During an interview with the Italian newspaper la Repubblica, the archbishop said May 19 was the couple’s legal wedding day and added: “But I won’t say what happened at any other meetings.”
“The lies are so obvious that I don’t know why she makes them or why she says them,” Thomas told Wootton.
Thomas also said he sent his daughter roses for her 40th birthday on August 4 but never received a response.
He went on to say that the couple is “attacking the royal family.”
“It’s embarrassing for them to be telling me about three years ago, never talk to the press, and they spend three hours on a show with Oprah,” he added.
Representatives for the Duchess of Sussex did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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