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Prince Harry’s Father-in-law, Meghan Markle’s Father Is Living A Secluded Life In Rosarito, Mexico – Report

The man who will become Prince Harry’s father-in-law lives a secluded life in a little yellow house perched high on a 120-foot cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, DailyMailTV can reveal.

Thomas Markle, 73, is seen in exclusive DailyMailTV pictures at his home in Rosarito,Mexico just south of the border with the U.S., where he lives in a peaceful retirement.

And according to residents, Markle enjoys spending time relaxing at home, shops at Walmart, and tells friends: ‘Have you heard of Meghan Markle? I am her dad.’

It is a lifestyle far removed from the family into which his daughter is marrying.

His red-tiled home sits on a cobblestone street, with plywood covering the windows that face inland.

But on the other side, he enjoys sweeping views of pelicans flying low over the Pacific and curlews and other wading birds strutting on the shore.

The outline of the Coronado Islands, eight miles out to sea, can be seen in the distance.

Thomas’s family recently confirmed that he will be attending his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry.

When approached by DailyMailTV he said: ‘I can’t speak out of respect for my family. I just can’t.’

Thomas Markle, 73, is seen in exclusive DailyMailTV pictures at his home in Rosarito, Mexico just south of the border with the U.S., where he lives in a peaceful retirement. He told DailyMailTV he could not comment ‘out of respect for my family’

Markle is said to spend most of his time at home, but when he does he walks with a limp that stems from a leg injury two years ago 

Markle is said to spend most of his time at home, but when he does he walks with a limp that stems from a leg injury two years ago

Thomas' house is perched on a 120-foot bluff which looks over the Pacific Ocean. A large four-bedroom vacation property at the complex, can be rented for as little as $159 per night

Thomas’ house is perched on a 120-foot bluff which looks over the Pacific Ocean. A large four-bedroom vacation property at the complex, can be rented for as little as $159 per night

Directly below his house is a long sandy beach which is almost always deserted. He has no steps down but can drive the quarter mile to the shore instead.

When he does leave home he walks with a noticeable limp.

The Markle family says it stems from a leg injury two years ago, but will not stop him from walking his younger daughter down the aisle of St George’s Chapel in Windsor next spring.

Markle’s life in Rosarito could hardly be more different from the world his daughter has entered by becoming engaged to Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne.

In Rosarito, his neighbors are a mix of locals and Americans and many of the apartments in the complex are let to vacationers. California license plates far outnumber those from Mexico.

Residents and visitors have access to a park dotted with royal palm trees and a quiet beach club bar.

The complex also houses a small supermarket, a sushi bar, and a communal tennis court and swimming pool.

But Markle, who likes to spend his days relaxing at his small home, is not normally seen at them.

He drives both a silver Volvo S70 and a red Ford Escape and instead he is a regular at a local branch of Walmart, a few miles away, where he shops for groceries.

A guard at the supermarket told DailyMailTV: ‘He likes to come here about once every few weeks, usually in the morning.

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Thomas had not been seen in public since Meghan, 36, began dating Harry, 33. Before moving to Rosarita, he lived in a Los Angeles and previously worked as a cinematographer

Thomas had not been seen in public since Meghan, 36, began dating Harry, 33. Before moving to Rosarita, he lived in a Los Angeles and previously worked as a cinematographer

Meghan is the daughter of Thomas and his ex-wife Doria Ragland, who lives in Los Angeles and the two are on friendly terms

His family confirmed he will be attending his daughter's wedding

Meghan is the daughter of Thomas and his ex-wife Doria Ragland, who lives in Los Angeles and the two are on friendly terms. His family confirmed he will be attending his daughter’s wedding next year

‘He drives here in his car, gets what he needs, then goes and we don’t see him again for a while.’

Markle, a former Emmy-winning lighting director who worked on shows including Married…With Children and General Hospital, has moved twice since relocating to Rosarito after his 2011 retirement.

He keeps many of his possessions in a storage complex nearby and has struck up a friendship with the owner.

Ramon Moreno, 61, says Markle loves to chat about his famous daughter.

Speaking exclusively to DailyMailTV, Moreno said: ‘Tom is a good man and a good customer. I last saw him less than a month ago.

‘He rents a storage unit here. Just the one. We have 100 units in total. He came to us about a year ago and my wife Lourdes and I have got to know him over the weeks and months.

Ex-pat haven: Up to 15,000 ex-pat Americans live in Rosarito, just south of the border, with sunshine  guaranteed and bargain beachfront views

Ex-pat haven: Up to 15,000 ex-pat Americans live in Rosarito, just south of the border, with sunshine  guaranteed and bargain beachfront views

Famous resort: Roasrito has attracted celebrities in the past, with the Rosarito Beach Hotel the town's most famous venue

Famous resort: Roasrito has attracted celebrities in the past, with the Rosarito Beach Hotel the town’s most famous venue

Above is the Walmart, located a few miles away from his home, where Thomas frequently shops. A guard at the supermarket told DailyMailTV: 'He likes to come here about once every few weeks, usually in the morning'

Above is the Walmart, located a few miles away from his home, where Thomas frequently shops. A guard at the supermarket told DailyMailTV: ‘He likes to come here about once every few weeks, usually in the morning’

‘One of the first things he said was: “Have you heard of Meghan Markle?” I said, “Yes, that name rings a bell. I know she is on television.” He said, “I am her dad.”

‘He was proud of her when she was in Suits, even before she was with the Prince. I am sure Tom will be there at the wedding. He will want to be there. He will be so happy.’

Moreno says Markle often speaks with him about his daughter’s royal romance, telling DailyMailTV that the future royal in-law is ‘very, very happy’ about the relationship.

‘Yes, he has spoken about Meghan and Harry,’ he said. ‘He talked about her and Harry before it was news all over the world.

 

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