"They were disappointed. and they both said: "Take care of yourself, we are really anxious about you", he said.
He told United Kingdom breakfast TV hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid he "wished" he had been the one to walk Meghan into St George's Chapel, and revealed he cried as he watched Prince Charles step in on May 19. It went wrong. I spoke to them [Meghan and Harry] and I apologized. The couple exchanged rings while looking each other in the eyes. He said the photos were an attempt to "change my image" after being shown in a series of "derogatory" photos that included his "buying a toilet" and taking out the garbage that made him "look negative". "It's hard to take it back", said Thomas Markle, who was unable to eventually take part in the wedding ceremony due to heart surgery.
He said he watched the wedding on television from California. I cried a little watching her.
Speaking about why he initially thought it was a good idea, Thomas told GMB's Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: "This was a presentation to me, to change my image because in the previous year photographs of me were always derogatory, so I thought this would be a nice way of improving my look".
"I was very upset that it wasn't me", he said, but added "I can't think of a better replacement than someone like Prince Charles".
"I'm a footnote to the greatest moment in history rather than the dad who walked his daughter down the aisle".
It was announced that Thomas would walk his daughter down the aisle when she married Prince Harry on May 19.
Just a month after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding, the Duchess of Sussex's father, Thomas Markle Sr., is revealing her reaction to the news that he was not going to be able to fly across the pond for the nuptials.
However, Thomas was hardly phased or intimidated by Harry's royal status.
He also described Harry as a 'gentleman, ' and 'very likable'.
But the 36-year-old Duchess of Sussex's heels proved to be a bit of a challenge on the grass. I told them I thought it was fabulous and she looked handsome and they talked about coming to see me and I said it's a bad idea especially as the press would eat everyone alive. All of that stuff was working on me.
He revealed that Harry may have been harboring much more positive views toward Trump than previously thought, claiming the prince once told him to lay off the criticism of the US president. "We talked a few times about Donald Trump and Brexit and things like that. We've had interesting conversations on the phone [.] He's a smart guy".
"I was complaining that I didn't like Donald Trump. All Harry actually did was say because Trump was new, he said "give him a chance".