Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, ranted against Oprah Winfrey. He believes she took advantage of his daughter and Prince Harry.

Following the couple’s move from Kensington Palace to Montecito, Calif., Meghan Markle, 39, has cultivated a warm relationship with Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah Winfrey, who sat down with the couple for a heated interview in March, also worked on a mental health-themed AppleTV+ series called “The Me You Can’t See.”

Having left the royal family behind, Harry and Markle have been open and honest about their time as members of the British royal family since moving to Hollywood. However, in an interview with Australia’s “60 Minutes,” Thomas claimed Winfrey is trying to maximize her profits by exploiting the royal couple.

In an interview clip, a former Hollywood lighting director, Thomas Markle, said,

“For one, I think Oprah Winfrey is playing Harry and Meghan. I think she’s using them to build her network and build her new shows.”

“I think she’s taking advantage of a very weakened man and getting him to say things that you just shouldn’t be saying on television,” he added.

Harry did a special with Oprah called “The Me You Can’t See” that emphasizes mental health issues and includes interviews with celebrities as well as everyday people discussing how they overcame their struggles.

Some of Harry’s episodes have also seen him reveal his own problems, some of which are related to the loss of his mother, Princess Diana, and the royal family’s alleged indifference toward him.

Thomas believes Winfrey is manipulating Harry to make it easier for her to “build back” her network by pushing him to talk about mental health.

The 76-year-old Thomas Markle said in an interview, “I think it’s a setup. I think she’s patting herself on the back and making a lot of money from this.”

“I think Harry is being put in a position where he’s saying things he’ll never be able to take back. That’s a horrible thing”, added the father of Duchess of Sussex.

Additionally, Thomas was upset about the couple’s appearance on Winfrey, where Markle criticized the royal family for the way they treated her after she married Harry in 2018 and then stepped aside from royal duties last year.

According to Markle, the royal’s behavior towards her was discriminatory because of her color. They did little to help her with the mental stress. Her statement that several family members discussed and showed their concern about the child’s color before the birth was the most shocking. She said that only the queen was nice to her.

Thomas accused, “Everything they’re doing right now seems to be going against public opinion. The only person benefiting from this is Oprah Winfrey.”

Meghan’s father hasn’t spoken to her since she married Harry, according to reports. In the interview, he mentioned that he is waiting to hear back from them.

Despite it, Thomas said he sent Winfrey a letter where he provided her with his contact details, asking her to put the two together and give Thomas equal time to explain what happened. he says he hasn’t heard from Oprah yet.