- Thomas Markle, 79, last spoke out in May after the coronation of King Charles
Thomas Markle has spoken out again in an interview in an effort to see his grandchildren for the first time.
Mr Markle begged Meghan to let him see his grandchildren, adding that he has not seen her for five years since he was lying in a hospital bed.
‘I’m heartbroken. I am very upset. This is a cruel thing to do to a grandparent – to deny the right to see a grandchild,’ he said.
‘In California I can actually sue to see them but I don’t want to do that. The other thing is I’ve done nothing wrong. There’s nothing that points to say I’m a bad guy.
‘I’m a really loving father and she knows that, and there’s no excuse for treating me this way – no excuse to treat grandparents that way.’
Speaking about how Meghan used to be, Mr Markle said: ‘Meghan lived with me from sixth grade to high school and I never saw anything like that.
‘I never saw the kind of woman she turned into. I am shocked.
‘She is not the person I knew as my daughter.’
When asked whether he thought Harry was to blame, Mr Markle said: ‘I think she has an influence on Harry more than he does on her.
‘I am always here for her, I still love her – I’ll love her forever. That will never change but I want her to reach out to me and let me see my grandkids and let me have a little peace.
‘People go to prison for five years and they’re forgiven – I didn’t do anything. So forgive me I guess.’
He added: ‘I would always apologise for anything I’ve doe wrong. I’m sorry if I have.’
Meghan’s father compared himself to King Charles, saying both of them have been deprived of contact with their grandchildren. ‘King Charles has done nothing wrong too and he is denied the kids as well as I am,’ he said.
Talking about his daughter, Mr Markle said: ‘She has always been very sweet and talented. Very loving – she always was before – I don’t know now.’
In a very brief clip used to trail the sit-down interview, Mr Markle revealed he thinks that both of the Royal pair are to blame for the lack of contact.
Mr Markle told them he longs to meet his grandchildren before he dies. He also said he did not think William and Harry would reunite.
He said: ‘I’m open to it any time but I don’t see it coming.
‘He’s not open to peaceful solutions I don’t think.
‘And I don’t think either is Meghan. Unless both are onboard it’s not going to happen.’
Mr Markle last spoke out in May after Harry made a whistlestop visit to the UK for King Charles’scoronation.
The 79-year-old, said he had stayed up all night to watch the ceremony on TV at his home in Rosarito, Mexico.
He told the Mail on Sunday he believed ‘it was for the best’ that the Duchess stayed at home.
He continued: ‘There are too many disagreements between Meghan, Harry and the Royals.
‘It was wonderful to watch the good people of Britain welcome their new King and Queen.’
Prince Harry slipped out of Westminster Abbey – accompanied by a Metropolitan police escort and four outriders – with only the briefest of goodbyes and headed straight for Heathrow Airport.
He rushed from the service to the airport in a blacked-out BMW accompanied by a Metropolitan police escort and four outriders, where he was taken to the VIP Windsor Suite.
After just 28 hours and 42 minutes in the UK, he was back on the plane to California before his father and stepmother had even finished having their official portraits taken.
And it appears Meghan too was keen to avoid the ‘drama’ of returning to the UK.
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