Thomas Markle says rumour Meghan wants to be President is 'complete joke'

Meghan Markle’s estranged father has rubbished suggestions his daughter wants to run for the White House, calling the rumour a ‘complete joke’.

Thomas Markle, whose relationship with his daughter broke down when she married Prince Harry, has claimed to have insight into her mindset in a series of media appearances.

He has yet to meet Harry and his grandchildren, Archie and Lilibet, and is not believed to have heard from her since the 2018 royal wedding.

In a new interview broadcast Thursday, the 77-year-old hit the pair with a series of scathing comments about how they have ‘changed’ but insists Meghan, 40, has no political ambitions.

He said he ‘mostly’ blames Harry for the breakdown and claims he and Meghan’s friends changed the way the former TV star acts.

Mr Markle added: ‘She’s changed, she’s not the daughter I knew. My daughter was a much more loving person than she is now.’

GB News’ Dan Wootton then quizzed Mr Markle on Meghan’s future plans, claiming: ‘A lot of people who I’ve spoken to in recent years who know Meghan very well says (sic) that she harbours an ambition to become the US President.’

Mr Markle replied: ‘I think that’s a joke. From beginning to end, I think it’s a complete joke.

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‘I don’t think she has any ambition to be mayor. I don’t think she has any ambition to be a governor or president.

‘I don’t think that’s in her mind at all. If someone’s saying that that might be cute, but, you know, Oprah [Winfrey] would push her out of the way anyway, if that came up.’

Mr Markle was also asked about the explosive claims made by Meghan during an interview with star TV host Ms Winfrey earlier this year, following the Duke and Duchess’ decision to quit their royal duties and move to California.

Meghan was highly critical of her father during the interview, saying she felt ‘betrayed’ after he spoke to the press prior to the wedding.

Mr Markle continued: ‘Meghan and Harry are attacking the world. Attacking his 95-year-old grandmother is unforgivable.

‘It’s embarrassing they are doing this, it’s embarrassing for them to be telling me a few years ago to ‘never talk to the press’, but then they spend hours on a show with Oprah.’

Meghan’s half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr, has also used his ties to the Duchess to criticise her in the media, appearing in the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother Australia.

The 55-year-old, who previously said he was ‘baffled’ not to be invited to the 2018 royal wedding, said in a pre-broadcast interview: ‘I’m Meghan Markle’s brother. I’m the biggest brother of them all.

‘I told Prince Harry, I think she’s going to ruin your life. She’s very shallow.’

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