Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, is "full of love" after discovering that his daughter is expecting her first child with her husband, Prince Harry.
The 74-year-old retired television lighting director revealed in a new interview with The mail on Sunday posted on Saturday, he found out about the news on the radio.
"I was sitting in line waiting to cross the border when I heard the announcement of the baby on the car radio," Thomas said. "The first thing I thought about was having Meghan in my arms when I was born 37 years ago." I thought: "My baby is having a baby." It was a very proud moment.
"I was full of love, joy and happiness for both my beautiful daughter and my son-in-law," he added. "A new baby is a blessing and I hope to see a little Meghan or a little Harry."
Kensington Palace announced Monday that Meghan is pregnant. They also published a statement about how excited the Duchess's mother, Doria Ragland, was about the news.
"Mrs. Ragland is very happy for this beautiful news and hopes to be able to welcome her first grandchild," Kensington Palace told ET in a statement, when asked if his father had been notified or had a statement of his own, the palace declined to comment.
Thomas has been on the sidelines with his daughter in recent months after several negative and very public interviews, in which he hit the royal family and Harry. During this most recent interview with The mail on SundayHowever, she said she refuses to say anything negative about her daughter and her husband, and does not want people to "feel sorry" for not having received the news of Meghan's pregnancy.
"I do not want anyone to feel sorry for me," he explained. "Not getting a call is probably a misunderstanding about my two consecutive heart attacks and that I missed the wedding, there has been so much misinformation and lies that maybe they made me distrust me."
However, Thomas is still very excited about Meghan's pregnancy, adding, "I was not surprised by the announcement of the baby, Meghan loves children and she and Harry have been talking about wanting a family from the beginning. " She has always been wonderful with children and most of her friends have families, so she is used to being with children. It will be a fantastic mother. "
"I love my daughter and I always will, she will be a great mother, I wish her and Harry nothing but the best," she said.
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