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Meghan Markle’s father says that the royal family is ‘cult-like’: They are ‘like Scientologists or the Stepford family’

Thomas Markle (left), the former Hollywood lighting director, and father of Meghan Markle, in comparison with the British royal family to a cult.

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Meghan Markle the frustrated father is lashing out against the British royal family.

The former Hollywood lighting director spoke to the media again and this time, he had some harsh words for the high-profile household as his famous daughter married in.

“They are, or as Scientologists or the Stepford family,” the 74-year-old told UK’s The Sun and Friday of Rosarito, Mexico, to house. “If they hear someone say what they just lock the doors.

“They need to talk! They are cult-like as Scientology because they are secretive. They close the door, pull the shades down and put their fingers in their ears so that they do not need to hear.”

Thomas Markle claimed to be the husband of his daughter, Prince Harry, as well as the rest of the royal family, remained silent since he began to tell-all interviews about Meghan.

“Maybe they have a secret handshake too!” he cried. “It is not a question of them — if they are not the answer.”

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Markle told the publication he has tried to encourage Meghan, 37, and Harry, 33, made contact with him after three months of silence. They have reportedly not spoken since the couple’s wedding at Windsor Castle in May. The patriarch claimed that he was completely cut off.

Thomas Markle alleged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has not yet reached him.

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He also denied reports that he was trying to get money from the former “Suits” star.

“I’ve worked hard to care for my children,” he said. “I am their father, I don’t expect them to pay me back.”

Markle laughed off a claim that he was launching a clothing line for men, which was first made by Meghan’s estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant, in a tweet.

“It’s just a joke,” he said. “The only clothesline I have is the one I hang up my shirts to dry.”

Just a few days before Meghan walked down the aisle in the eyes of millions to marry Harry, told her father would not be present at the royal wedding following his heart surgery.

“Unfortunately, my father will not be present at our wedding,” she said in a statement released by Kensington Palace. “I’ve always cared for my father and hope that he can be given the space he needs to concentrate on his health.

“I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Then you know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday.”

Meghan Markle on her wedding day to Prince Harry.

(Reuters)

Kensington Palace then announced that Meghan would be walked down the aisle by Prince Charles, Harry’s father.

Markle surgery, followed days of press around his health and speculation over whether or not he would take part in the royal wedding.

He also stirred headlines when it was revealed he staged paparazzi photos that showed him preparing for the big day.

Back in January, Grant, 53, told Fox News she and her family are new to the viewer and it can be difficult to deal with the worldwide interest in their personal life.

“As much as I love and respect Meg, she’s got a sense of security and a publicist and can be protected from everything,” says Grant. “She and Harry can tell the media to stop. The rest of the family doesn’t have that luxury. I love her, [but] they may not want me to say something.

“I refuse to be a victim of the media. I’m not going to let them belittle me, embarrass me personally and professionally and not defend myself… I can only hope that they would respect and understand that… In fact, if I were Meg, I would probably be something there, so that there is a kind of protective mechanism in place where the family could not be tortured so much.”

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