Thomas Markle has finally broken his silence over his controversial absence from the royal wedding as he expressed his regret at not being well enough to walk his daughter Meghan (together inset) down the aisle. Speaking in his first ever TV interview (main picture), the 73-year-old described his sorrow at becoming a 'footnote in one of the greatest moments in history'. He revealed that he had spoken to Harry in a series of phone calls in which the prince asked for his daughter's hand in marriage and they discussed issues such as Brexit and Donald Trump. Mr Markle also thanked 'handsome' Prince Charles for stepping in on the day and giving his daughter away, adding that he was 'jealous' as he watched from a small apartment. Speaking to Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain he said: 'She was beautiful. I cried a little watching her. The unfortunate thing now is that I'm a footnote in one of the greatest moments in history instead of a dad walking his daughter down the aisle'.
Thomas Markle risks diplomatic row over Prince Harry's political beliefs as he reveals his son-in-law told him to 'give Donald Trump a chance' and that Brexit is an 'experiment we have to try'
Meghan Markle's father may have sparked a diplomatic row today as he revealed intimate details of his conversations with Prince Harry. In a world exclusive, Thomas Markle Snr gave an interview with Good Morning Britain during which he gave an astonishing insight into private political conversations with his royal son-in-law. The American said he had spoken to Harry in a series of phone calls in which the prince asked for his daughter's hand in marriage. In the extraordinary interview Mr Markle revealed how the Duke of Sussex had expressed his views on Brexit and insisted Donald Trump should be 'given a chance'.
F*** you Melanie, you feckless piece of s***': Kathy Griffin goes on a shocking tirade against the First Lady and asks her to stop her husband from separating immigrant families
Kathy Griffin (right) unleashed a profanity-laced tirade against Melania Trump shortly after the first lady released a statement about the separation of immigrant families along the US-Mexico border. The first lady's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement to DailyMail.com, CNN and other outlets that 'Mrs Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform'. 'She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.' In response to that statement, Griffin had a few choice words of her own. 'F**k you, Melanie. You know damn well your husband can end this immediately...you feckless complicit piece of s***,' the comedienne tweeted (inset) Sunday morning.
Armed shopper thwarts potential mass shooting at busy Walmart by killing gunman after he opened fire and injured two
At least two people were injured before a suspected carjacker was shot and killed by an armed civilian bystander in the parking lot of a Walmart in Washington state, it has been reported. Law enforcement officials rushed to the scene of the shooting at a Walmart store in Tumwater at around 5pm local time. According to local police, an armed man attempted a carjacking. The driver of the car was shot and wounded. A 16-year-old girl also suffered minor wounds at a different location nearby.
'I'm twice the man you'll ever be': Tommy Lee's son Brandon responds to his dad calling him 'assh*le' on Father's Day by posting clip of unconscious rocker from THAT night he punched him
The Motley Crue drummer, 55, posted two throwback photos in honor of Father's Day with an extensive caption in which he praised his own father before calling his two sons and wife Pamela Anderson 'a**holes'. Brandon hit back with a video of his father passed out in his underwear that is believed to have been taken directly after the 22-year-old sucker punched Tommy on March 5. In the caption he wrote: 'Remember what happened last time you said this s***?'
In the hole! Brooks Koepka RETAINS the US Open in stunning final day at Shinnecock Hills and celebrates with a kiss from his beauty queen wife Jena Sims
Brooks Koepka won the US Open for a second consecutive time after finishing one shot clear of an impressive Tommy Fleetwood at Shinnecock Hills. Koepka, who came into the eagerly-anticipated tournament as world No 9, shot two-under par during the final round to finish one-over for the tournament and fend off the likes of Fleetwood, Tony Finau, Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed. After clinching the championship, he was met by his girlfriend, Jena Sims, who congratulated her man by planting a kiss on his lips. The American began the day tied at the top with Finau, Johnson and Daniel Berger but it ended up being Englishman Tommy Fleetwood who would be his closest challenger.
Wife of former NFL star Kellen Winslow Jr. is standing by him and claims the 'true facts will come out' after he was accused of raping and attempting to rape four women between the ages 54 to 86
Both the father and wife, Janelle (at far right), of accused rapist and former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. (left, and at right, on the left) have said that 'the true facts will come out' regarding alleged attacks against five women, ages 54 to 86, by the ex athlete near his home in Encinitas, California. Winslow Jr.'s father is Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winsow Sr. who played for the San Diego Chargers.
Mesmerizing river of lava gushes rapidly from Kilauea toward the ocean as volcano leaves more than 467 homes destroyed
The fast moving lava was spotted pouring out of Fissure 8 at around 5pm on Friday, as the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency warned that the fissure remains highly active. 'Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption activity continues at Fissure 8 in the lower East Rift Zone,' the agency said in a flash bulletin on Sunday morning. 'Lava is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume. Heavy vog is blanketing the interior and southern parts of the island, impacting Hilo and wrapping around to Kona through the weekend.'
Detention center volunteer says border agents 'tell illegal immigrant parents that they are taking their children for a bath before separating them' as photos reveal the inside of a Texas processing center
Border agents have reportedly been telling illegal immigrant parents that they are taking their children 'for a bath' before separating them as heartbreaking photos show the inside of a processing center in Texas. On Friday, it was revealed that nearly 2,000 children were separated from adults at the border between mid-April and the end of May. Those children are now living in detention centers along the US-Mexico border. Anne Chandler, the director of the Houston office of Tahirih Justice Center said she's spoken with several parents who said they were told their children were going to get a bath before they were separated. 'The officers say, "I'm going to take your child to get bathed." That's one we see again and again. "Your child needs to come with me for a bath,"' Chandler told the Texas Monthly. 'The child goes off, and in a half an hour, twenty minutes, the parent inquires, "Where is my five-year-old? Where's my seven-year-old? This is a long bath." And they say, "You won't be seeing your child again."'
Ivanka and Tiffany Trump wished their their dad Happy Father's Day in heartfelt social media posts. 'Happy #Father'sDay to these two amazing dads,' Ivanka wrote in the caption of an Instagram photo of President Donald Trump and her husband Jared Kushner (right). A short time later, Tiffany shared a photo on Twitter of herself as a young girl hugging her father (left). 'Happy Father's Day @realdonaldtrump I love you so much!' Tiffany tweeted. Donald Trump Jr also expressed his love for his father on Instagram. 'Happy Father's Day to the best #potus & dad ever, we love you,' he wrote on Instagram. Don Jr shared multiple photos of himself with his father over the years.
'Hope you had incredible day with our five kiddies!' Vanessa Trump sends Father's Day tweet to estranged husband Don Jr - days after he confirmed new relationship with Kimberly Guilfoye
Vanessa Trump extended her best wishes to her estranged husband via social media on Sunday in light of the Father's Day holiday. 'Happy Father's Day times 5 @DonaldJTrumpJr! Hope you had an incredible day with our kiddies!,' Vanessa wrote in a Tweet posted around 3pm Sunday afternoon. The tweet also contained a picture showing Donald Trump Jr sitting in the middle of a couch holding his youngest daughter and surrounded by his other children. (Pictured L to R: Kai Madison, Tristan, Chloe being held by her father, Spencer and Donald Trump III)
Cruz in control! Texas senator Ted OWNS Jimmy Kimmel in charity basketball game after challenging host when he mocked him and said he looked like a blobfish
Senator Ted Cruz beat Jimmy Kimmel 11 to 9 in a charity basketball game held at Texas Southern University on Saturday.The Republican politician, 47, and the late night host, 50, brought out their best moves and trashiest talk for the basketball game, where the loser donated $5,000 to a local Houston charity. Cruz challenged Kimmel to the shoot out after the host compared him to a blobfish on his show, dubbing the game the Blobfish Basketball Classic.
Stormchaser risks his life to take eye-popping image of one of the most spectacular tornadoes in American history
Trapped, stuck up against an over-turned semi-trailer and waiting to die, Daniel Shaw is lucky to be alive. In 2013, Shaw unknowingly drove into the eye of what is now known to be one of the biggest tornadoes in United States history. Upon driving into the storm, Shaw, from Sydney, had a semi-trailer hit the back of his car, before pulling over and watching the huge truck turn over in front of him.
Chic or shocking? Meghan's $5,300 floaty wrap dress gets mixed reactions as she and Harry are guests at his cousin's wedding
Perhaps she was keen not to upstage the bride - after all, it's only four weeks since the entire world watched her own wedding. Which may explain the Duchess of Sussex's choice of outfit when she and Prince Harry watched his cousin marry on Saturday. The floaty £3,922 blue and white wrap dress was from Oscar de la Renta's 2019 collection, which is not on sale yet but is available to order for delivery next year.
Female California ER doctor is suspended after mocking emergency room patient, 20, and asking if he is dead after he collapsed during basketball practice
A Northern California emergency room doctor has been suspended after cursing and mocking a man who said he was having an anxiety attack. Dr Beth Keegstra (left and right), a contract doctor at El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, was recorded on camera making fun of 20-year-old Samuel Bardwell (inset) who was rushed to the emergency room after he became ill during a basketball practice. Bardwell's father, Donald, recorded Keegstra pulling on his son's arms and ordering him to sit up. Keegstra is heard cursing and asking 'Are you dead, sir?' after Bardwell complains that he can't inhale. The doctor, who is employed by a staffing service, has been removed from the schedule at all the hospitals she works at.
'Not in my house!' Streaker gets LEVELED by professional football player after parading on CFL field in his boxer shorts for nearly a minute
B.C. defensive back Marcell Young leveled a streaking fan with a shoulder hit in the Lions' Canadian Football opener Saturday night against the Montreal Alouettes. The fan, wearing an orange Lions jersey and boxer briefs, made his way onto the field during a stoppage in play in the first quarter of BC's 22-10 victory. Young hit the fan near the 45-yard line as he was running across the field and waving his arms to the crowd.
Looking hot! Stylish Queen Letizia of Spain fans herself in sweltering San Antonio as she continues US tour with King Felipe VI
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia (together left at the Spanish-built Mission San Jose in San Antonio) are on a visit to the States that has already taken them to New Orleans - a city once controlled by the Spanish Empire in North America. They arrived at the Governor's Palace on Sunday to help the city celebrate its 300th anniversary and also commemorate its Spanish history. Letizia, 45, stunned in a sleeveless dress featuring a bold red and white pattern, while her husband was dapper in a navy suit. As the sun beat down on them, with temperatures rising to 95F, the Queen attempted to keep cool using a floral fan (right). President Donald Trump is set for an encounter with royalty tomorrow when he hosts the couple in Washington, D.C. It marks the second official visit to the US by Georgetown University graduate King Felipe, 50, who ascended the Spanish throne in June 2014 - after his father King Juan Carlos abdicated - and his wife Letizia, a former journalist.
Employees at a Tulsa, Oklahoma fast food restaurant are concerned about the cleanliness of their workplace after seeing mice crawling on food inside the restaurant. Wendy's are now investigating after an employee video showed the rodent in a hamburger bun bag along with feces. Employee Skylar Frama shared the viral video when she says she told management and they did nothing in response. Wendy's made a statement saying they've been made aware of the situation and take the matter very seriously.
Crumbling churches, graves and deserted streets that were once filled with people: Inside the creepy Texas ghost towns that thrived before residents simply packed up and left
America's second largest state is stacked with several peculiar ghost towns - some of which have been abandoned as a result of natural disasters as well as economic decline. The Houston Chronicle initially released a report about the deserted and spooky attractions that include little pieces of history. The newspaper described the former mining community of Terlingua to be one of the 'most famous ghost towns' in all of Texas.
Startling moment coach driver tells passengers they must be US citizens to board as Border Patrol agent watches on
The incident ocurred at the Concord Coach Lines bus terminal in Bangor, Maine over Memorial Day weekend, according to the ACLU of New Hampshire which released the video. In it, passengers are seen standing in line as a CBP agent asks if they are US citizens, which the person filming says he refuses to answer. Under law, CBP is authorized to operate checkpoints within 100 miles of the border, and to ask travelers about their citizenship and proof of immigration status within that zone.
Brute chops the legs AND tail off a defenseless puppy and leaves it for dead in a Turkish forest sparking national outrage
WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: Turkish police have arrested a man suspected of torturing a puppy after shocking images emerged online of the maimed animal in Sapanca District. The tiny dog died after a two day battle for life. The torture and killing of the puppy, which had all four paws and its tail cut off has been absorbed into the nation's political debate. President Tayyip Erdogan told an election rally in Istanbul on Sunday that police had detained a construction machine operator on Saturday in relation to the puppy's death. The case has outraged the country and grabbed the news agenda ahead of next week's elections but the senseless killing has turned political.
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'Brother and sister in training': Pregnant woman enlists the help of her two dogs to send a special message to her husband announcing they are expecting
A mother-to-be surprised her husband with the exciting news that their family, with two dogs, was gaining an addition of the human variety. Athena Medina used her little furry helpers to break the news of her long awaited pregnancy to her husband Breton (pictured). Athena, who had just learned that she was pregnant the night before, decided to tell her husband in a special way. She tied bibs to her female dog Paisley, and her male dog Maveric.
'Green is absolute positivity!' Meet the Green Lady of Brooklyn, an artist who dresses entirely in green - and even dyes her hair to match (and says her husband of 51 years is 'very patient')
Elizabeth Sweetheart, 77, (main) is known as the Green Lady of Brooklyn because she wears all green, from her nail polish to her hand-dyed clothes. She even dyes her hair green. She lives with her husband of 51 years, Robert Rosenthal, 73, and their rescue dog Gigi (top right in their room) in Carroll Gardens, where their house even has a green front door. Though the transition to get to one color was slow, Ms Sweeetheart has 'been' green for about 20 years and has been famous for her singular color choice for about 10 years. Before she was green, she had several different styles including vintage print dresses and decorated floral hats. She was born and raised in Nova Scotia, but hitchhiked to New York City in 1964, where she got a job in the garment center. She has been working in the fashion industry for more than 50 years and has worked with the likes of Ralph Lauren and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. Ms Sweetheart says she doesn't get tired of green and doesn't expect she'll change colors anytime soon. Mr Rosenthal, Ms Sweetheart and their son Sam Eaton are pictured inset left in an undated photo before Ms Sweetheart 'became' green. Bottom right are towels and shelves in Ms Sweetheart's bathroom and plates and dishes in her kitchen.
If no one will play with this pooch, she'll be creative and just play fetch alone. The dog keeps trying to drop a tennis ball in her human's lap in hopes that her dog dad will pick it up and throw it for her. However, the humans are engaged in conversation- so they aren't going to play.
No runway? No problem! Planes get airborne within the space of a few yards on Belgian beach in world's first short take off and landing competition on sand
Thousands of spectators turned out for the event at the beach in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, that attracted pilots from all over the world. The first event, the Zoute AirTrophy, saw pilots take off and land in the space of just a few yards. Both the take off and landing distance are then added up, with the shortest distance declared the winner. The event was organised by ex-military pilot Sam Rutherford who wanted to combine the skill of landing on beaches with short take off and landing competitions.
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