'Meghan and Harry have hurt the queen and royal family'

Meghan and Harry have hurt the queen and royal family: Thomas Markle

He said he still loved his daughter and that he was disappointed that they had become estranged

Thomas Markle, Meghan Markle's father, is seen in a still taken from video as he gives an interview to ITV's Good Morning Britain program which is broadcast from London, Britain, June 18, 2018. (Credit: Reuters Photo)

Thomas Markle, the father of Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, said on Monday that his daughter and her husband Prince Harry had hurt Queen Elizabeth and the royal family by stepping back from royal duties in such a sudden way.

"I am embarrassed," Markle told ITV. He added that he did not understand the move by Harry and Meghan.

"The break from the royals is going to cause far more problems," Markle said.

"I really miss my daughter," Markle said.