Markle's Dad: 'She Is Terrified'

Thomas Markle criticizes the royal family in unvarnished interview
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2018 11:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – "My thing about my daughter right now is that I think she is terrified. I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face and I see it in her smile." So says Meghan Markle's father, Thomas, in a sit-down with the Sun that includes a few other doozies—like him calling the royal family "outdated" and their dress code "ridiculous." Thomas has already spoken up about his daughter's marriage to Prince Harry, the Independent notes, but now the US-born dad, 73, is sounding the alarm. To wit:

  • "I've seen her smile for years. I know her smile. I don’t like the one I’m seeing now," says Thomas. "This one isn't even a stage smile—this is a pained smile. That might be just having a couple of bad days. I don’t know. It really worries me. I think she’s under too much pressure. There’s a high price to pay to be married to that family."
  • "Meghan seems like something out of an old movie," Thomas says of her "ridiculous" royal dress code. "Why in 2018 are we dressing like the 1930s? Why do they have to cover their knees?"

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