Father: 'Meghan cried when I missed royal wedding'

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Thomas Markle spoke to the hosts of "Good Morning Britain" about the royal wedding.

And when he broke the news he wouldn't be flying from California to the United Kingdom for their wedding, Meghan "cried".

Markle, a former lighting director for TV soaps and sitcoms, told ITV's Good Morning Britain that he was sad to have missed the ceremony, but also proud of his daughter and grateful to the Queen's oldest son for stepping in. "They both said, 'Take care of yourself we're really anxious about you.' They said the important thing was that I get better".

Though he changed his mind after speaking with Meghan and Prince Harry, Markle said his medical condition ultimately prevented him from traveling. "I was very happy about that", he said. Like I say, I'm a footnote rather than the dad that walked his girl down the aisle. "That upsets me somewhat", he recounted.

Markle said he also asked his future son-in-law about Britain's 2016 decision to leave the European Union and got the impression Harry is comfortable with Brexit.

Celia, the younger daughter of the late Princess Diana's sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale, sported the tiara that Diana wore for her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981.

He also revealed he spoke to Harry about politics, and had held conversations with the duke about Donald Trump and Brexit.

"He said, 'Give Donald Trump a chance.' I sort of disagreed with that".

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In his first ever TV interview, Markle was again attempting to clear the air about the scandal over his staging paparazzi photos and his need to back out of walking his daughter down the aisle at her May 19 wedding to have heart surgery.

"Meghan said "everything is ready for you", Harry said "I've got one of my military friends to take care of you".

He said he had apologised to both Harry and Meghan.

Meghan Markle announced on May 17 that her father would not be able to attend the wedding in a statement from Kensington Palace, citing his need to "focus on his health".

"Harry asked for her hand over the phone and I said, 'You're a gentleman".

"My daughter's certainly a prize for him as well", he added, when asked if he was "impressed" that his daughter was dating royalty. "I thought she looked very good, I kind of wish she was sitting next to someone". Members of the royal family do not vote in elections and are expected to remain politically neutral - at least in public.

"I was complaining I didn't like Donald Trump, he said, "Give Donald Trump a chance", continued Thomas. For one whole year I was presented as a hermit hiding out in Mexico. Obviously, that all went to hell. "And I feel bad about it", he said.

The interview drew mixed reactions on Twitter, with some users branding it "awkward" and others praising Mr Markle as a "lovely" man. I was jealous, I wish I had been there, I wish it'd been me.

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