Meghan Markle reveals strained relationship with her dad Thomas in home video filmed by ex pal when she was 18 years old

Undated handout photo issued by World Vision of Meghan Markle during her visit to Rwanda. The charity has paid tribute to Prince Harry's bride-to-be, saying the "true humanitarian" will bring "vast energy" to her royal work. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 29, 2017. The former Suits star is giving up her current charitable commitments with the organisation to focus on her new life as a member of the royal family with a "clean slate". See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo crMeghan Markle during her visit to Rwanda.  [World Vision ]

But the princess-to-be once revealed in a video taken when she was just 18 years old that she wasn’t on the “best of terms” with her dad Thomas Markle.

The home made clip sees the teenager and her former best friend Ninaki Priddy in Los Angeles driving around the city, as Meghan says: “We’re about four minutes from my dad’s house. But we aren’t going to go there because my dad and I aren’t on the best of terms.”

Meghan has publicly supported her father since becoming famous and gushed about him on Father’s Day in 2016 in a post shared on Instagram.

Underneath a photo of him holding her as a baby, she wrote: “Happy Father’s Day, daddy. I’m still your buckaroo, and to this day your hugs are still the very best in the whole wide world. 

“Thanks for my work ethic, my love of Busby Berkeley films & club sandwiches, for teaching me the importance of handwritten thank you notes, and for giving me that signature Markle nose. I love you xo -Bean”

Meanwhile, Thomas’ neighbour in Mexico, Allison Leber, told the Mail on Sunday: “He’s happy his daughter is with Prince Harry and he’s glad she’s found love.”

Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle gesture during their visit to Nottingham Academy in Nottingham, central England, on December 1, 2017. Prince Harry and his American actress fiancee Meghan Markle were welcomed by hundreds of people on their first royal visit as a couple since announcing their engagement this week. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Andy Stenning (Photo credit should read ANDY STENNING/AFP/Getty Images)Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently completed their first engagement to Nottingham Academy [Getty]

She added: “He’s happy as long as Meghan is happy.”

The 36 year old is very close with her mother and father – who are separated – and it’s Thomas who apparently introduced her to a career in acting, as the 72 year old worked as a cinematographer, and often brought her on set as a child. 

It was speculated that Prince Harry went to Thomas in Mexico to ask him for his blessing.

Undated handout photo issued by World Vision of Meghan Markle during her visit to Rwanda. The charity has paid tribute to Prince Harry's bride-to-be, saying the "true humanitarian" will bring "vast energy" to her royal work. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 29, 2017. The former Suits star is giving up her current charitable commitments with the organisation to focus on her new life as a member of the royal family with a "clean slate". See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo crMeghan Markle [World Vision]

A source said: “Tom loves Meghan more than anything and will support her on this journey, wherever it might lead. All he has ever wanted is for her to be happy.”

Ramon Moreno, 61, also gave royal observers a glimpse into Meghan’s dad and revealed he loves to chat about his famous daughter, and is delighted she is happy and getting married to Prince Harry.

Speaking exclusively to DailyMailTV, Moreno said: “Tom is a good man and a good customer. I last saw him less than a month ago.

Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle meet Chantelle Stefanovic, (R), a project coordinator at the Full Effect programme which seeks to combat youth violence, during their visit to Nottingham Academy in Nottingham, central England, on December 1, 2017. Prince Harry and his American actress fiancee Meghan Markle were welcomed by hundreds of people on their first royal visit as a couple since announcing their engagement this week. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Andy Stenning Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet Chantelle Stefanovic, a project coordinator at the Full Effect programme in Nottingham  [Getty]

“He rents a storage unit here. Just the one. We have 100 units in total. He came to us about a year ago and my wife Lourdes and I have got to know him over the weeks and months.

“One of the first things he said was: “Have you heard of Meghan Markle?” I said, “Yes, that name rings a bell. I know she is on television.” He said, “I am her dad.”

“He was proud of her when she was in Suits, even before she was with the Prince. I am sure Tom will be there at the wedding. He will want to be there. He will be so happy.”

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