Meghan Markle's father Thomas says Prince Harry has 'obviously' not supported her during her mental health struggles

Thomas Markle appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss Harry and Meghan's interview.
Thomas Markle appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss Harry and Meghan's interview. Photo credit: Harpo Productions / CBS / Good Morning Britain

Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, says Prince Harry has "not supported her that well" as she faced mental health struggles.

It comes after the tell-all interview between the pair with Oprah Winfrey aired less than 24 hours ago. In a clip not shown in the interview, Meghan said her father had "betrayed" her by talking to the media.

Sharing his reaction on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, Thomas says the last time he spoke to his daughter was via text after he had a heart attack.

"I was in a hospital bed after having a heart attack and I had to tell them I couldn't come to the wedding," he says.

"Harry had said, 'if you had listened to me, this wouldn't have happened to you'.

"Me lying in a hospital bed after a procedure felt that was kind of snotty, and I put the phone down on him and that's the last conversation we had."

Meghan also shared in the interview with Oprah that she struggled with her mental health and had suicidal thoughts after joining the royal family.

She said she couldn't visit a hospital on her own seeing as her passport, keys, and other personal effects all got turned over to the monarchy when she became a royal.

In response to his daughter opening up about her mental health, he says "obviously Harry has not supported her that well".

"I love my daughter very much. Had I known she was having psychological problems, I would've been there for her," he says.

"The biggest problem here is she's pretty much ghosted all of her family, on her mother's side and my side. So she really had no one to reach out to. She would've had us if she'd kept us."

Thomas says he's never met Harry or his grandson Archie, even though he's apologised to Meghan and Harry "100 times".

CBS Presents Oprah with Meghan and Harry can be watched in full in New Zealand on ThreeNow.