Thomas Markle surprised many people yesterday-and among those, officials at Kensington Palace-when he gave a nearly 30-minute tell-all interview to Good Morning Britain about everything: his learning about Meghan dating Harry, Harry's political views, and the couple's plans to have children soon. (He also seemingly confirmed Meghan is not pregnant yet to his knowledge, saying, "I don’t think there is a stork in the air yet, but I think it will happen sooner or later.")
Daily Mail reports that Thomas was paid £7,500 ($9,878.82) to do the interview. Thomas also didn't tell Meghan, Harry, or any Kensington Palace official about it, to the detriment of those relationships. Per Daily Mail reporter Rebecca English, "Kensington Palace officials were deliberately kept in the dark about yesterday's TV interview so there was no opportunity to dissuade Mr. Markle from taking part."
Royal sources told English that the Palace and couple have done everything they can to help and guide Thomas, but "he is a proud man who finds it difficult to accept assistance from his daughter."
Thomas himself said during the interview the two had advised him not to speak to the press. Obviously he didn't take that advice. As he put it: "For the most part, it was always ‘don’t speak to the press.’ The rest of the things were just be careful but they were very emphatic about not giving any information to the press or talking to them because it just encourages them more so nonetheless that’s what I tried to do."
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