After Thomas decided not to attend the wedding, Harry's father, Prince Charles, stepped in to accompany Meghan down the aisle at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle and her dad felt "honoured" with the replacement.
Although he describes his scandalous behavior as a "serious mistake" for which he had apologised to the couple, Thomas went on to detail aspects of his private conversations with Harry, saying the royal is "open to the experiment of Brexit" and apparently feels President Donald Trump should be "given a chance".
"He's quite easy to talk to", Thomas Markle said about Harry about their phone chats.
Thomas Markle is a 1962 graduate of Newport High School in Perry County, Pennsylvania.
Unable to attend the event following his heart surgery, Markle said in the Monday interview that he was disappointed not to have been able to walk his daughter down the aisle.
"It was incredible watching her", said "proud" Mr Markle, who said his daughter "had the sense" not to invite any family members except her mother Doria Ragland after "up to 60 Markles came out of the woodwork" asking to come to the wedding.
"Watching it was hard for me because I wasn't there, but at the same time, I'm watching my daughter being watched by the entire world and I couldn't have been more proud", he said.
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Thomas Markle, 73, said he had spoken to Prince Harry by phone in the months leading up to the wedding.
"I absolutely wanted to walk my daughter down the aisle", Thomas Markle told ITV's "Good Morning Britain".
Meghan's hat could also be a brilliant choice for those attending this week's Royal Ascot - with the white colour guaranteed to go with nearly any outfit. Then the next call was like, "He's British", and I said, "That's really nice". There was no real commitment for it.
The colour of Harry's tie matched the colour of Meghan's dress.
Telling Piers and Susanna about the conversation, he said: "Meghan told me first and then a few times after that Harry got on the phone with her and asked for her hand over the phone", he said. "I'm very happy to have a new son-in-law". I want to go to the wedding. For Markle, the Oscar de la Renta number offered a sartorial twist in comparison to the nude, blush-toned Givenchy looks she's recently worn for official appearances. Of course, Harry and Meghan had to turn it out for such a lovely occasion, and they sure did!
Thomas started off the interview explaining how the now Duchess of Sussex first told him she was dating royalty. Harry said "I've got one of my military friends to look after you".
"I would love to meet the Queen".