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Piers Morgan says that Meghan Markle’s father was paid for the first TV interview

Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, was reportedly paid for his first TV interview, according to Piers Morgan.

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Piers Morgan is sharing the behind-the-scenes details from his interview with Thomas Markle.

ET spoke with the 53-year-old journalist in London, England, on Monday, shortly after he interviewed the Duchess of Sussex father via satellite on Good Morning Britain with Susanna Reid.

Morgan revealed to ET’s Nischelle Turner that Markle was paid for the interview, even though this discussion was not about the money.”

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“Well, it was a small amount of a few thousand pounds,” Morgan said. “He was offered stratospherically lot more money by the various media organizations. He could have been a lot more money to do what he wanted to do.”

“It wasn’t about money for him, you can tell that,” he added. “The real motivation was setting the record straight, that there of him to say it.”

Because of the health complications, Markle unfortunately had to back out, to walk his daughter down the aisle at her royal wedding to Prince Harry on 19 May. Markle had a heart attack, shortly after he was caught staging paparazzi photos in the weeks prior to the marriage. Prince Charles did the honors on the day of the wedding, walking his daughter-in-law down the aisle of the Choir of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England.

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“He made a number of gross errors, my god, he’s already been punished,” said Morgan, who described Markle as a “very decent, normal” boy. “As he said, it cost him, really, the journey to walk his daughter down the aisle because of all the stress and the pressure of its own bad behavior boiled over, and he could not take the flight.”

“He was very keen in the interview to be very praiseworthy of Harry,” Morgan continued. “He said: ‘I love him, he is a gentleman and he protects Meghan, and I appreciate that.'”

Morgan also told that ET Markle has revealed he has not yet had the chance to speak with Prince Charles, although he has chatted with Prince Harry. He expects that his daughter is a child with the Duke of Sussex “soon.”

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