Thomas Markle didn't hold back when he spoke about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry not attending Prince Philip's memorial service on March 29.
"Attending and giving respect and giving God's grace to Prince Philip for a lifetime of service was very important to the Queen, and for them to not show up was a slap in the face to the Queen," he said on his YouTube channel. "It was unforgivable. The British people won't forgive them for that, and they shouldn't."
He continued, "I don't know what the reason was, but there's no excuse at all. It's a slap in the face for the Queen and the British people."
Thomas was appalled that Harry, 37, would skip out on the service, especially since he was so close with the late Duke, who died in April 2021.
"Prince Philip was their grandfather so William has obviously had a great training from him and is going to learn examples from him. I just hope Harry gets some of these things in his mind," the former lighting producer said. "It [Harry not being here] was a big disappointment for everybody. People were talking about it. Certainly around where I was people were saying he should have been here. All this nonsense about how he couldn’t get protection, as far as I’m concerned that was a pathetic excuse. He should’ve been here to honor his grandfather."
He concluded, "At the end of the day, if he was that worried about security, he could’ve stuck with his brother and father who have got wonderful security and he would have been more than safe."
Weeks before the service, Harry released a statement in which he said he would not be attending due to lack of security, and many were taken aback by the move.
"That was a big disappointment for everybody. Certainly around where I was they thought he should have been here," Philip's former bodyguard Richard Griffin told Sky News. "All this nonsense about he couldn't get protection, as far as I'm concerned that was a pathetic excuse, he should have been here to honor his grandfather. At the end of the day, if he was that worried about security he could have stuck with his brother and father who have got wonderful security. He would have been more than safe."