Meghan Markle has confessed she was a ‘daddy’s girl’ growing up as she recited her childhood poem about divorce in her new Netflix docu-series.
In the second episode of their new £88m Netflix series, the Duchess of Sussex, 41, explained how she lived with her mother Doria Ragland, 66, during the week before spending her weekends with her father Thomas Markle, 78.
Describing herself as a ‘daddy’s girl’ as a child, Meghan said: ‘I do remember feeling lonely as a kid and wanting to have more people around.’
This then prompted the Duchess to write about her experience as a child of divorced parents when she was 12 years old and a student at Immaculate Heart school in LA.
She said, ‘One of the assignments was to write a poem about your life and I remember this poem to this day.
Reciting it word-for-word, Meghan began: ‘Two houses, two homes, two kitchens, two phones.’Two coaches where I lay, two places where I stay. Moving, moving here and there, from Monday to Friday, I’m everywhere.
‘Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that bad but often times it makes me sad. I want to live that nuclear life with a happy dad and his loving wife.
‘A picket fence, a shaggy dog, a fireplace with a burning log. But it’s not real, it’s just a dream, I cannot cry or even scream.
‘So here I sit with cat number three, life would be easy if there were two of me.’
She also shared a home movie clip from 1993 from when she took a fishing trip with her estranged father Thomas Markle. She added: ‘My dad lived alone, he had two adult children who had moved out of his house.
‘I was a daddy’s girl my whole life and I was with him a lot.’
Recalled that after Thomas was unable to travel from his home in Mexico to Windsor for the couple’s 2018 wedding, the Duchess of Sussex wrote a letter to her father asking for him to stop giving press interviews.