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Meghan Markle’s strained father-daughter relationship revealed in home video after Prince Harry engagement

Meghan Markle during her visit to Rwanda.  [World Vision ]

But the princess-to-be once revealed in a video taken when she was just 18 years old that she wasn’t on the “best of terms” with her dad Thomas Markle.

The home made clip sees the teenager and her former best friend Ninaki Priddy in Los Angeles driving around the city, as Meghan says: “We’re about four minutes from my dad’s house. But we aren’t going to go there because my dad and I aren’t on the best of terms.”

Meghan has publicly supported her father since becoming famous and gushed about him on Father’s Day in 2016 in a post shared on Instagram.

Underneath a photo of him holding her as a baby, she wrote: “Happy Father’s Day, daddy. I’m still your buckaroo, and to this day your hugs are still the very best in the whole wide world. 

“Thanks for my work ethic, my love of Busby Berkeley films & club sandwiches, for teaching me the importance of handwritten thank you notes, and for giving me that signature Markle nose. I love you xo -Bean”

Meanwhile, Thomas’ neighbour in Mexico, Allison Leber, told the Mail on Sunday: “He’s happy his daughter is with Prince Harry and he’s glad she’s found love.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently completed their first engagement to Nottingham Academy [Getty]

She added: “He’s happy as long as Meghan is happy.”

The 36 year old is very close with her mother and father – who are separated – and it’s Thomas who apparently introduced her to a career in acting, as the 72 year old worked as a cinematographer, and often brought her on set as a child. 

It was speculated that Prince Harry went to Thomas in Mexico to ask him for his blessing.

Meghan Markle [World Vision]

A source said: “Tom loves Meghan more than anything and will support her on this journey, wherever it might lead. All he has ever wanted is for her to be happy.”

Ramon Moreno, 61, also gave royal observers a glimpse into Meghan’s dad and revealed he loves to chat about his famous daughter, and is delighted she is happy and getting married to Prince Harry.

Speaking exclusively to DailyMailTV, Moreno said: “Tom is a good man and a good customer. I last saw him less than a month ago.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet Chantelle Stefanovic, a project coordinator at the Full Effect programme in Nottingham  [Getty]

“He rents a storage unit here. Just the one. We have 100 units in total. He came to us about a year ago and my wife Lourdes and I have got to know him over the weeks and months.

“One of the first things he said was: “Have you heard of Meghan Markle?” I said, “Yes, that name rings a bell. I know she is on television.” He said, “I am her dad.”

“He was proud of her when she was in Suits, even before she was with the Prince. I am sure Tom will be there at the wedding. He will want to be there. He will be so happy.”

Source: www.ok.co.uk/celebrity-news/1247591/meghan-markle-strained-father-daughter-relationship-home-video-prince-harry-engagement-thomas-markle

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