Thomas Markle took a swipe at his daughter’s “snotty” hubby Prince Harry Tuesday — saying “we all make mistakes” but “I’ve never dressed up like Hitler.”
The 76-year-old — who was accused of “betrayal” by Meghan in her bombshell TV sit-down Sunday with Oprah Winfrey — said on “Good Morning Britain” that Harry called him in 2018 about the upcoming royal nuptials when he was recovering from a heart attack.
“Harry had said to me, ‘If you had listened to me, this wouldn’t have happened to you,’” said Markle, a former lighting director for American soaps and sitcoms, who pulled out of the couple’s wedding days beforehand after undergoing heart surgery.
“Me, laying in a hospital bed after having a procedure, I had a stent put here and put here and that was kind of snotty so I hung up on him,” he added.
“We all make mistakes … but I’ve never played naked pool and I’ve never dressed up like Hitler,” he said, referring to infamous nude pictures of Harry taken in Las Vegas in 2012, as well as the time he was photographed wearing a Nazi uniform seven years earlier.
Markle also said he has apologized “100 times” to the couple but claimed they have “ghosted” him and have not accepted his apology, according to The Sun.
“I’m very disappointed about it, I’ve apologized about this thing, at least 100 times,” he said.
“The bottom line is I’ve never heard back from Meghan and Harry in any way shape or form. I would love to hear from them,” he said, adding: “I’ve been pushed around and knocked down for one thing I did, one big mistake I made and I’ve apologized many times.
“I love my daughter very much. But she’s pretty much ghosted all of her family on her mother’s side and my side,” Markle continued.
“She has no one to reach out to. It would have been easy for her to reach out to me.”
Markle also expressed his regret at staging paparazzi photographs ahead of his daughter’s wedding.
“I wish I hadn’t done the whole thing. But here’s the other side of the coin. No one took any time to protect any member of our family,” he said.
“And in spite of all that, I still apologized, I’m apologizing today again,” he insisted, adding that he feels that his daughter has let him down.
“I was in a hospital bed the last time we talked and I never heard from them again — they didn’t care if I died,” he said.
Reacting to the jaw-dropping tell-all Oprah interview, Markle claimed the couple “went way over the top” and should have waited because the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, was still in the hospital after undergoing a heart procedure.
“They should have waited considering the queen’s age and Philip’s age,” said Markle, who was interviewed from his home in Mexico by one of his daughter’s most vehement critics, former tabloid newspaper editor Piers Morgan, who on Monday called the two-hour interview “an absolutely disgraceful betrayal of The Queen and the royal family.”