Meghan Markle’s antagonized father Thomas censured her in a new YouTube video.
Thomas said that most people would hate Meghan and Prince Harry if it wasn’t for their PR team.
“Now, only 90% of the population hates them,” he said.
Thomas gave the comments during episode three of his YouTube channel with celebrity photographer Karl Larsen, titled Remarkable Friendship.
In the episode uploaded on Saturday, Thomas and Larsen sit at a table with a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II positioned between them. They talked over the entertainment news of the week, along with Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.
They also denounced Prince Harry for not coming back to the UK for Prince Philip’s memorial service, which was held at London’s Westminster Abbey on March 29, almost one year after his death. The memorial service was addressed by the British royal family and other public figures who didn’t attend the funeral due to the UK’s COVID-19 restrictions at the time.
Harry came back to the UK for the burial service last year. His reason for not coming back for the memorial service has not been verified. In September, the royal pleaded for a judicial review of a government decision that secured him from personally paying for police protection while in the UK, Insider reported in January. He gave up his right to publicly-funded royal protection when he walked back from royal life.
“He should be ashamed of himself, and ashamed to ever go back to England,” Thomas said in the video. “But, I’m prejudiced against him, so.”
“I don’t know, I think other people feel the same way,” Larsen responded.
“Well, if they didn’t have this multimillion-dollar public relations team, everyone would hate them. Now, only 90% of the population hates them,” Thomas said.
The Sussexes used Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace’s discussion teams until they left royal duties in April 2020, after which they hired a private press team through their Archewell organization.
The duchess formerly said she felt “unprotected” by the palace’s press team because they wouldn’t correct fabricated stories in the press about the couple, instead of using the traditional “no comment” approach.