Meghan Markle’s dad, who sensationally pulled out of attending her wedding just days beforehand, has explained why he’s often seen at the fast food restaurant.
The 74-year-old, who is said to have suffered a heart attack in the run-up to Meghan’s wedding, has claimed he goes there for a specific reason.
Far from their Big Mac or even the breakfast items – he has said it is in fact to use the bathroom.
He’s claimed he frequents the chain to use the facilities.
The Mail on Sunday quoted the dad-of-three stating he isn’t a "schlubby dad living in a shack in Mexico drinking beer and eating McDonald's.”
He added: "I eat mostly a fish-based diet.
"I go to McDonald's because when you're my age after a two-hour drive it is a good place to go and pee."
And when eating at the golden arches, he says he normally orders the fish option.
Following his health scare, the former lighting director claims he has shed 40lbs and now restricts himself to 2,000 calories a day.
Thomas has hit the headlines recently after he made a series of shocking revelations to the Mail on Sunday, including admitting he hung up on Prince Harry during a heated conversation about the staged paparazzi photos.
The paper also reported Thomas wanted to give a speech at Meghan’s wedding, but was told there 'wasn’t time'.
And for her birthday at the beginning of August, Thomas says he sent one card, addressed to Duchess Meghan, which said ‘I didn't fake the heart attack. I really wanted to be with you. Love, Daddy’.
He added he sent a second one, with singing animals, which simply said ‘Happy birthday, love Daddy’.
The relationship between Meghan and her father has been strained over the past few months.
Thomas told The Sun On Sunday: “I felt disrespected by them. I was recovering from a heart attack, lying in a bed, having a phone call, and the things were being said that hurt me.
"I felt like I was being blamed for my mistakes when I was in my hospital bed recovering from a heart attack.”
Following a roller coaster few months, it's said Meghan wants time apart from her dad.
A US source revealed: “Royal officials have met and discussed how to deal with him complaining that she has cut him off.
"They know it is a problem.
“Meghan loves Thomas and does want to maintain a relationship with him in the long run.
"But at the moment she feels he needs and bit of space. She also wants to take a bit of time out.
“She is adjusting to married life and her new role in the spotlight.
"Meghan is hopeful that things will get better but it will take time. There is no quick fix.”
And Meghan Markle’s mum Doria Ragland is said to be ‘moving to UK next month’ to be close to daughter.
And Thomas Markle has also said he ‘never got an invitation’ to his daughter and Prince Harry’s wedding.
Plus he denies ‘faking heart attack’ in birthday card he wrote to ‘Duchess Meghan’.
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