The 74-year-old gave a new interview to TMZ, in response to reports that his daughter and Prince Harry were dispirited that Thomas had again gone to the media in exchange for a generous payment.
“I was silent for a full year and the press beat me up every day saying I was a hermit hiding in Mexico, so I gave my story,” he revealed. “Apparently that interview put the royal family in their silence mode … so, I gave another interview to break the silence. All they have to do is speak to me.”
Markle Snr. continued, "I’m enjoying the fact that I can make the entire Royal Family not speak and maybe I can get a laugh out of the Duchess."