Meghan Markle Snaps at Dad Thomas Over Staged Photos in New Clip for Lifetime's TV Movie
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In the 2-minute-and-2-second explosive clip, Meghan (Tiffany Marie Smith) is seen confronting her former lighting direct father over the phone as she asks him about the staged paparazzi photos.

AceShowbiz - Lifetime has released a new clip from its upcoming royal film "Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal". The new footage features the moment when Meghan Markle, played by Tiffany Marie Smith, talks to her dad Thomas Markle after reading that he has a heart attack in the tabloids.

"What happened?" joined by Prince Harry (Charlie Field), a dressed-down Meghan says to the former lighting direct over the phone in a room. "How are you feeling?"

The fictional Thomas then replies in the 2-minute-and-2-second clip, "It was heart palpitations. Fatty arteries. You always did nag me about eating healthier."

Later, Meghan's mood quickly changes from concern to anger as she brings up the staged photos into the conversation. "We had to hear about it in the tabloids," the former "Suits" star goes on saying. "And you did … you did stage those photos!"

In his defense, Thomas explains that the staged paparazzi photos is his elder daughter Samantha Markle's idea. "Samantha thought it would be a good idea to have the paparazzi take staged pictures of me so I could look better in the eyes of the public," he says of Samantha, Meghan's half sister.

Prince Harry, who was quietly listening to their conversation before, then chimes in. "Talking to the paps, getting paid by the paps is not the answer, Tom," the British royal tells his bride-to-be's father. "If you'd listen to me, none of this would've happened."

Before storming off the room and entering her own room, Meghan yells, "You lied!" Thomas answers, "Fine! Well maybe it would be better for you guys if I was dead."

The real-life Meghan did confront her dad in a five-page letter, which was later published by the Mail on Sunday back in February. "Your actions have broken my heart into a million pieces -- not simply because you have manufactured such unnecessary and unwarranted pain, but by making the choice to not tell the truth as you are puppeteered in this. Something I will never understand," the Duchess of Sussex wrote.

"I have only ever loved, protected, and defended you, offering whatever financial support I could, worrying about your health … and always asking how I could help," she added. "So the week of the wedding to hear about you having a heart attack through a tabloid was horrifying. I called and texted … I begged you to accept help -- we sent someone to your home … and instead of speaking to me to accept this or any help, you stopped answering your phone and chose to only speak to tabloids."

She also criticized her dad for his comments about Harry, with whom she shares a baby boy together. She said, "To hear about the attacks you've made at Harry in [the] press, who was nothing but patient, kind, and understanding with you is perhaps the most painful of all."

"Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal" will air on Lifetime on May 27 at 8 P.M. ET.

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