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Thomas Markle programme

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Artdecogran Wed 22-Jan-20 22:59:02

All I can say is wow. My head is spinning with what I heard and saw. I did have sympathy for Harry and Meghan but hearing how Thomas was thrown to the wolves and left to fend for himself against the media onslaught has changed my opinion. He admitted to some lies but on the whole I thought he came across as a very sad old man, who had once upon a time had a close relationship with his beloved daughter. At the end of the programme where he commented on H & M leaving the royal family, I thought his summing up was accurate. This has all turned into a huge sorry mess hasn’t it.

Bridgeit Mon 27-Jan-20 14:14:37

👍 Summerlove

Bridgeit Mon 27-Jan-20 14:09:04

Well done Solonge, sadly it’s a waste of time.
perhaps GN could provide a Les Dawson type icon ,—- ladies gossiping over the garden fence — arms folded , disapproving expression.😂 ohh she’s no better than she ought to be !

Summerlove Mon 27-Jan-20 13:01:37

This man cannot help himself for trying.

Again today he’s on television slating his daughter.

But he’s still somehow the wronged one.

Summerlove Sun 26-Jan-20 14:23:22

Isn’t his D now doing the same.

She might just be.

Which is why I don’t understand why she’s vilified and he’s basically praised

Newatthis Sun 26-Jan-20 13:58:02

I felt the programme was a little contrived by the makers. I mean, did he really have to show Megan dressed in strippers gear and semi porn underwear! I too was 'warming' to him until I saw that. I don't know what I would do if my dad (or any member of my family) showed photos of me like that. Yes, he is a sad old man but he is also her father and dads are not suppose to do that. However, if the price is right then some might!

Greendress Sun 26-Jan-20 13:03:50

Well said Jabberwok.

Jabberwok Sun 26-Jan-20 12:51:49

Perhaps if P.H had gone to the trouble of meeting TM when this engagement was announced, or even before(!!) things might have worked out differently. How many people leave meeting their in laws for the first time till the actual day of the wedding?!!especially if that in law has a major role in the proceedings!. I imagine seating and procedure could be difficult for divorced parents, so would need tactful handling, plenty of other arrangements to be made in normal circumstances, never mind tricky ones! Being made to feel unwanted and unloved while the other parent is feted is hardly conducive to happy families!!

blondenana Sun 26-Jan-20 12:44:09

Maybe when TM said they owe me he didn't mean money, maybe he meant he should have some respect from M&H that they had not even bothered to include him in any of their plans etc,
I read this morning,again may be speculation, that Meghan proved she had no intention of staying in England as she had put most of her clothes into storage in Canada where she had lived for 7 years

annsixty Sun 26-Jan-20 12:09:15

Isn’t his D now doing the same.

Summerlove Sun 26-Jan-20 11:25:55

The man had said nothing

No, he let the photos he hired the photographer to take prior to the wedding, to release to make him look good do the talking. He then sold the photos to make money. Then he was caught out.

This was before the wedding. Before the heart attack. Before he was cut off.

When he was still planning to walk her down the aisle. When things were “good”.

Makes me wonder why he was trying to rehab his image. What was he expecting to come out?

All he had to do was show up. Instead, even before the wedding, he tried to make money off who his daughter was marrying.

Tooting29 Sat 25-Jan-20 22:40:57

Like everyone he had choices and he has been manipulated by the press because the relevations sells papers and adverts on the twitterati. Her mother has been an exemplar of how to behave quiet and dignified. Her 1/2 sister is the same. I don't blame Meghan cutting him off she can't trust him not to go to the press/media.

Oopsminty Sat 25-Jan-20 19:58:18

Solange, I'm not sure what you're on about

Nothing I said was initially sourced from the DM.

Radio 4

Calm down dear.

You really shouldn't be accusing people of reading 'toilet papers' whatever they are,

You stop being gullible and do some research

Far too many people bluster away on here with little knowledge

And no. I am not talking about garnering info from the press either

merlotgran Sat 25-Jan-20 19:54:27

Oh that old Nazi chestnut.

Not very original.

Solange, Can you not string a few sentences together without all the .... ?

Solonge Sat 25-Jan-20 19:47:20

By the way...check the history of the Mail....colluded with the Nazi’s...has had the dirtiest past of any paper...read by idiots who tend to be closer racists nd haters.

Solonge Sat 25-Jan-20 19:44:51

So once again...I get ‘tutored’ about the Markle family....now if this was from a friend, ally or someone close....that’s one thing...but really...you read toilet papers, watch programmes hyped to dirty a person the press don’t like....this is Princess Diana all over again, stop being so gullible...and really...it’s tantamount to racism. Thought ‘grannies’ would know better than to gossip...how would you like it if this was your daughter being hung out to dry by your partner. Frankly any parent doing this to their child is no loss...because decent parents don’t do this.

Daisyboots Sat 25-Jan-20 19:31:15

So funny suziewoozie I havent believed a thing the press says since I was 17. But that's another story

suziewoozie Sat 25-Jan-20 19:15:40

Daisy you find the truth clearly hard to accept? Never mind - doesn’t stop it being true.

merlotgran Sat 25-Jan-20 19:12:24

The Daily Fail is a funny name for a paper that millions claim to hate and never, ever read and yet not only do they seem to know exactly what's been reported but also who has been reading it.

hmm

Daisyboots Sat 25-Jan-20 19:04:59

Oopsminty well said.
Also Solonge as the "press" says MM is worth $4million you can hardly call her a multimillionaire.
Goodbye if GN is not for you. Some of the nastiest things I have read on here have been from people defending MM and accusing everyone who didnt agree with them as being ignorant and only repeating what the press has said.

Oopsminty Sat 25-Jan-20 18:49:14

I am amazed to read such ill informed comments, Solange. From you!

I am not a reader of the Mail

If my much loved daughter did to me what Meg did to her father I'd not be impressed

The man had said nothing

They hadn't even been bothered to meet him

Harry told the world that meghan had spent the best Christmas with his family ..... the family she'd never had

Now if that had been my daughter I'd be not best pleased

That's why he went to the Press. To put his point across

Also she is not a multi millionaire. You're naively believing what you read in the press

I don't think gransnset suits everyone

But you can pick and choose

Meghan is choosing to turn down the a Royal purse and live as a commoner,

Solange, darling. She's not. She will be building her fortune off the backs of the RF

And that's it

Solonge Sat 25-Jan-20 18:36:38

I am amazed to read such unpleasant comments. Reading the Daily Fail alone is a dismal admission! How many of you would do what this unpleasant man is doing to your own child?? Why are so many people so gullible?’ Poor old man, nasty Harry and as for that gold digger! ‘Honestly...reading these comments decided me that gransnet certainly not for me. Meghan and Harry are doing the right thing, escaping from a lot of Daily Mail reading, poorly informed members of the public. Meghan is choosing to turn down the a Royal purse and live as a commoner, she is a multi millionaire in her own right...now remind me how that makes her a gold digger? honestly, some of you haven’t the sense you were born with.

Yehbutnobut Fri 24-Jan-20 21:37:10

And where did you get that info. Annie? Via the media of course.

Some people are so ready to believe the worst 👎🏽🤪

Jabberwok Fri 24-Jan-20 18:51:55

Obscene language is best ignored!

Anniebach Fri 24-Jan-20 18:44:45

His daughter disowned him before he said anything

Harris27 Fri 24-Jan-20 18:41:18

I have not watche’d it but will do. But he has brought this on himself speaking to the press and making money out of his daughter. My kids would disown me if I did something like that I’m sure. Not big fan of Megan but feel sorry for Harry.