News Thomas Markle's Reaction to Meghan and Harry's Royal Exit Is Predictably Shady Needless to say, he doesn't agree with their decision to step down. By Alicia Brunker Alicia Brunker Instagram Alicia Brunker is a freelance writer who covers celebrity, royal, and fashion news for InStyle.com. She joined InStyle's digital team in 2017, and previously contributed to ELLE, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and WWD. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 19, 2020 @ 02:45PM Pin Share Tweet Email As if there wasn't already enough drama amid Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's recent departure from royal life, the duchess's estranged father, Thomas, is adding more fuel to the fire. In a new interview with the U.K.'s Channel 5, Thomas weighed in on his daughter and son-in-law's decision to step back as senior members of the monarchy, and, in classic Thomas fashion, he offered his take on the situation in the shadiest way possible. Samir Hussein/Getty Images "It's disappointing because she actually got every girl's dream," Thomas says in footage from the show, according to E! News. "Every young girl wanted to become a princess and she got that and now she's tossing that away, for, it looks like she's tossing that away for money." Ouch. His attack on the couple continued, as he went on to say that Meghan and Harry are "cheapening" the royal family with their new roles. "It's kind of embarrassing to me. When they got married, they took on an obligation and the obligation is to be part of the royals and to represent the royals and it would be foolish for them not to. This is like one of the greatest, long-living institutions ever. They are destroying it," he said. "They are cheapening it. They're making it shabby. They are turning it into a Walmart with a crown of it now. It is something that is ridiculous. They shouldn't be doing this." Prince Charles Reportedly Plans to Financially Support Meghan and Harry The 75-year-old concluded his comments by calling both Meghan and Harry "lost souls," adding, "I don't know what they're looking for." Meanwhile, the Queen (whose opinion is really the only one that matters) is in full support of the couple. In a personal statement released over the weekend, Her Majesty thanked Meghan and Harry for their service and gave a special shout-out to Archie's mom. "I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family," she said. At least Meghan can count on the Queen to be in her corner.