According to estranged dad Thomas Markle, his daughter, Meghan Markle, and her husband, Prince Harry, are just as “hypocritical” with their private jets as they are in their relationship with him. But, in a new interview, he revealed he’s willing to meet them in the middle and resolve tensions for the good of his grandson, Archie.
In his first interview since his daughter gave birth back in May, the 75-year-old explained to the Mail on Sunday that he feels the royal family’s attempts to keep him separated from his grandson are unfounded — and he just wants to have the chance to build a relationship with the 4-month-old.
“I would like them to send me a picture of Archie so I can frame it on my wall beside the one of Meghan,” he said, referring to a photo of himself and the now-duchess together at a football game. “Isn’t that what any grandfather would want? I’d love to know if he’s got the famous Markle nose.”
“Of course I’m disappointed not to see Archie,” he continued. “I had hoped becoming a mother would mellow Meghan and she would reach out.”
Meghan and her father have been estranged since her lavish Windsor Castle wedding in May 2018, which he didn’t attend after suffering a heart attack in the aftermath of an epic paparazzi photo scandal. In the interview, he attests that the royal couple didn’t make attempts to reach out while he was hospitalized. “Never once has Meghan ever asked me how I’m doing,” he said. “Not then, not since.”
He also told the outlet he is still finding ways to attempt to contact his daughter, who won’t return his texts or calls. “I sent her a card via her financial adviser in L.A. but received no acknowledgment,” he revealed of birthday wishes he sent to her for her 38th on August 4. “I have no idea if she got it.”