When the world learned of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement, it was as if the excitement was shared all over the world. With Prince Harry making Royal history by marrying an American actress, it seemed media couldn’t share the news fast enough.
Unfortunately, media has hinted at bits of drama surrounding the Royal Wedding. Of course, weddings can be overwhelming for many, but with the worldwide attention that this wedding has been getting, we can only imagine what those who are involved are feeling. One man is experiencing more than he ever had imagined.
Thomas Markle, the bride-to-be’s father, has been bombarded with probing and unorthodox questions since the engagement became public. Meghan and her father have always had a strong relationship, but with recent rumors swirling about wedding drama, the world has been under a very different impression.
Since the engagement, multiple family members have shared their opinions regarding the Royal relationship, but up until now, the father of the bride has kept quiet. Media has acknowledged his silence as hostile, so much so that Royal statement was released in order to calm down the media buzz.
Clarence House, one of the Royal Homes, issued a statement sharing a very invulnerable statement in an effort to reassure the public of a content relationship between Meghan and her parents. The statement read: “To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together."
While that sounds a little sterile, the media was still unsure of Thomas’ opinion about his little girl’s very public romance. So when a reporter caught up with him in a local convenience store in Mexico, they jumped on the opportunity for a more candid statement. What they heard has sent the media into a tale-spin.
Thomas shared a simple but very genuine statement by saying, “I think it’s wonderful! I’m very delighted. I think they’re a very good match! I’m very happy for them, Meghan and Harry. I love my daughter very much and Harry is a gentleman.” Now that sounds a little more like a daddy’s excitement for his daughter!
His candid conversation wasn’t approved by The British Monarchy like the statement from Clarence House, but his candid response was genuine and excited and that’s all we could ever want! It’s easy to see that he’s a proud father, indeed!