Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, claimed he initially lied to Prince Harry about staging paparazzi photos.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the duchess’ father revealed that Prince Harry called him back in May just before the story broke about him colluding with photographers to stage photos.
In the new interview, Markle claims the prince called him before the story went to press and asked if the report was true; however, Thomas alleged he lied to the prince, telling him, "No, I was being measured for a hoodie."
He also claimed Harry had warned him about the paparazzi in the past.
"Harry told me that I should never go to the press. That it would end in tears. He said, 'They will eat you alive,'" Thomas said. "He was right."
Thomas also claimed Harry called him once again after the photos were published, with Harry saying this "never would have happened" if his father-in-law had listened. Thomas claimed he then told the royal, "Maybe it would be better for you guys if I was dead…then you could pretend to be sad."
He then reportedly hung up on Harry.