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Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas reveals bizarre reason he really goes to McDonald’s – and it’s nothing to do with the food

Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas reveals bizarre reason he really goes to McDonald’s – and it’s nothing to do with the food

Ever since Meghan Markle was romantically linked to Prince Harry, people have been extremely interested in her life – and her family. The Markles have taken a controversial approach to the media, opening up and sharing personal details rather than staying quiet and following royal protocol.

The Duchess of Sussex’s dad Thomas Markle has embarked on a complicated relationship with the press, and he’s been photographed out and about on several occasions. Pictures of him carrying McDonald’s and other takeaway food bags, along with cans of beer, have appeared in newspapers and online news sites around the world. But Thomas, 74, claims he isn’t a “schlubby dad living in a shack in Mexico drinking beer and eating McDonald’s” – and says there’s actually a very different reason he goes to McDonald’s. Meghan’s dad claims he’s sticking to a healthy diet since his heart attack

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, he said: “I eat mostly a fish-based diet. “I go to McDonald’s because when you’re my age after a two-hour drive it is a good place to go and pee.” He also revealed that when he goes to the fast-food giant he normally orders fish. Thomas Markle says he’s lost 40lb since his heart attack and is sticking to a 2,000 calorie a day diet. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now In the interview, which he claims will be his last, Thomas also revealed what he wrote inside Meghan’s card for her 37th birthday last week.

The card, addressed to Duchess Meghan, said: “I didn’t fake the heart attack. I really wanted to be with you. Love, Daddy.” He’s eating a fish-based diet. He also sent a second card with singing animals which read: “Happy Birthday, love Daddy.” He also said he revealed details of the cute story he wanted to tell in his wedding speech on Meghan and Harry’s big day but claims his daughter says there wasn’t time.

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