Meghan Markle’s Father Speaks Out: Does He Approve of Prince Harry?

Think you’re happy that Meghan Markle is engaged to Prince Harry?

You should hear what Meghan Markle’s father has to say about it!

No, really, you should. Scroll down to find out what he just said…

Back on November 27, after Clarence House confirmed that the actress and the Royal Stud Muffin had agreed to marry, Markle’s parent did issue the following statement:

“We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry. Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents,”

Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, who are divorced, added at the time:

“We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.” 

Thomas, however, is not spotted out in public very often.

He’s been described by some outlets as a “reclusive” individual who lives  a quiet life in Mexico.

But The Daily Mirror tracked him down in Rosarito Beach (where he was purchasing a four-pack of beer and cigarettes, the newspaper notes) and asked if he’ll be at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle to give away his daughter.

Thomas “beamed,” the publication writes, told the reporter:

“Yes. I’d love to.”

Markle and Harry have confirmed the aforementioned wedding location, along with their plans to exchange vows in May of next year.

(Many insiders, meanwhile, think Markle will then announce her pregnancy by next Christmas. But that’s pure speculation at the moment.)

“I’m very pleased,” the 73-year-old dad added. “I’m delighted.”

Markle’s parents have been indirectly in the news a bit because Thomas is white, while Doria is African-American.

Because people often suck, there’s been debate over Markle’s heritage and some unfortunate harassment she’s suffered as a result.

As for plans more immediate than her nuptials, a source explains to Us Weekly how Meghan will celebrate her first Christmas season as the fiancee of a Royal.

After celebrating Christmas Eve at Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham House Harry and his bride-to-be will join Prince William and Kate Middleton at their nearby Anmer Hall home in Norfolk, England.

“They’ll be William and Kate’s guests and travel back and forth with them,” the insider says.

Doesn’t sound too shabby at all, does it?

On December 25 itself, the quartet will be served a traditional English breakfast… attend a mandatory 11 a.m. service at St. Mary Magdalene Church… and then chow down on a a lunch featuring two roast turkeys.

That’s some specific, delicious detail right there!

We’ll let you know more about Harry and Markle’s holiday and wedding plans when further news breaks.


Prince Harry: Did Meghan Markle’s Dad Give Him Permission to Propose?

If you’ve been following news of the couple, then you know that a Prince Harry-Meghan Markle engagement announcement is expected any day now.

Many believe Harry and Meghan are already engaged and currently preparing suitably royal announcement, while others think Harry has yet to pop the question.

Whatever the case, it seems pretty clear that both parties are prepared to take the next step in their relationship.

Harry was in Toronto for the Invictus Games last week, and it’s been rumored that he took some steps toward making Meghan his wife during his time on this side of the pond.

Toronto is not only Meghan’s adopted hometown due to the fact that Suits is filmed there, it’s also where several of her family members permanently reside.

Most significantly, Meghan’s father lives in Toronto, and sources that claimed that old-fashioned Harry seized the chance to ask Thomas Markle for his daughter’s hand in marriage.

“Harry asked Meghan’s father for her hand in marriage the last time he was in Canada, and Thomas was very happy to give his blessing,” an insider tells Hollywood Life.

“Thomas loves Harry, as do all of Meghan’s family, and he especially loves how happy his daughter is, and how much Harry clearly adores her.”

The source adds that Harry has already secured permission to propose to Meghan from the most prominent member of his own family.

“Harry has also asked his grandmother for permission to marry, which she has granted,” says the insider.

“The Queen met Meghan earlier this month, and was quite taken with her. So, she is very happy for [Meghan] to join the family,” the source adds.

Yes, it sounds like this thing is really happening.

Obviously, women all over the world are heartbroken by the prospect of the world’s most eligible bachelor being taken off the market for good, but let’s take a moment to remember the real victims here.

We’re talking, of course, about those us who were holding out hope for a second season of I Want to Marry Harry.

The new round of contestants will never believe a married prince would go on a reality show to find a new wife.

Of course, we wouldn’t have believed they’d be able to find a group of women who would believe that an unmarried prince would go on a reality show to find a wife, so who knows?

Either way, our premature congrats go out to Harry and Meghan.