THE Duchess of Sussex’s father has said he expects his daughter will want to have children soon — and revealed that she cried when he told her he would not be attending her wedding.
Thomas Markle said that Meghan has wanted children ‘for a long time’ adding: ‘When she spoke about how much she loves Harry, there’s got to be a child in the making, somewhere soon.’
He added: ‘As long as they’re happy and have a great life and have some beautiful children and do good things in the world, I can’t ask for more.’
Mr Markle said he broke the news to Meghan about his absence from the ceremony in an emotional phone call just days before she was due to walk down the aisle in Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel.
The 73-year-old watched her wedding to Prince Harry from California, where he was recovering from heart surgery.
Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Mr Markle said: ‘They were disappointed. Meghan cried, I’m sure, and they both said “Take care of yourself, we are really worried about you”.’
He said: ‘I absolutely wanted to walk my daughter down the aisle.’
Adding that he was recovering well from surgery, Mr Markle said he was ‘honoured’ that the Prince of Wales took on the job of walking Meghan down the aisle. ‘I can’t think of a better replacement than someone like Prince Charles,’ he said.
The operation came shortly after allegations surfaced that he had staged photos with the paparazzi. He told GMB he had apologised to both the Harry and Meghan, adding: ‘I realised it was a serious mistake. It’s hard to take it back.’
Asked about her choice of husband, Mr Markle told the programme he thought Harry was ‘great’ and ‘an interesting guy’. He revealed he had held conversations with him about Donald Trump and Brexit.
He said: ‘Our conversation was I was complaining about not liking Donald Trump, he said “give him a chance”. I sort of disagreed with that.’ Asked about their Brexit chat, he said: “It was just a loose conversation. I think he (the duke) was open to the experiment.’
He recounted the moment Harry asked for Meghan’s hand in marriage. ‘I said: “You are a gentleman, promise me you will never raise your hand against my daughter and of course I will grant you my permission”,’ he said.