Thomas Markle, the father of the new Duchess of Sussex, has reappeared after his self-imposed exile from the public eye, this time in a candid interview on the U.K.’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ program.
It’s been a month now, since father-of-the-bride had to bow out of the honors of walking his little girl down the aisle when she wed Britain's Prince Harry on May 19th, and the world has been wondering how he’s doing. Mr. Markle, who appeared to be well, opened up for the first time about the range of emotions that he and his daughter experienced in the tense weeks leading up to the nuptials.
He first spoke about his own feelings at the time, “It was a very emotional moment for me, like I said, I cried about it,” admitted Thomas. “I wanted to walk my daughter down the aisle. I wanted that moment.
But I’m thankful for everything the way it went. I was very proud. I was very upset that it wasn’t me but the whole world was watching my daughter. I was very happy about that.”
Mr. Markle was all set to travel to London for his daughter’s big day when he suffered a heart attack and subsequent surgery to repair the damage. Doctors forbade him from leaving the country so he had to miss the wedding.
Then, after the emotional exchange, the interview topics shifted, and Meghan's dad was suddenly talking about babies. When Markle was asked about future royal grandchildren, he revealed that he believes Meghan and Harry will start a family “sooner or later.”
“And when she met Harry she spoke about how much she loved him and so there has to be a child making somewhere soon,” he continued. “I don’t think there is a stork in the air yet but I think it will happen sooner or later.”
Although Mr. Markle’s statement doesn’t give us much in the way of ‘when’ it might happen, it is good to know that babies are uppermost on the new Duchess’ mind. And hearing it from her dad’s own mouth was just one more confirmation that she and Harry are definitely heading in that happy direction!
We’ll have to be patient, though, as we await that exciting announcement - that she and her Prince are expecting a royal baby of their own!!
To hear an update about the bride’s dad’s heart condition, watch the video, below.