Meghan Markle‘s estranged father, Thomas Markle Sr. has warned about airing further “dirty laundry” about his daughter and her relationship with Prince Harry.
Thomas Markle recently gave an exclusive interview with 60 Minutes Australia, in which he reveals that he has not spoken to his estranged daughter since before she married Harry, more than three years ago and was not told of Lilibet’s birth.
In a sneak preview of the bombshell interview which is due to be broadcast on Sunday, June 13, the 76-year-old also says he is desperate to rekindle a relationship with Meghan, who recently welcomed her second child, baby Lilibet Diana and hopes the arrival of the newborn will prove to be a catalyst for a reunion.
When asked about the arrival of the couple’s baby daughter, Thomas claimed he had not been informed of his granddaughter’s birth:
“No phone calls, I just heard it on the radio. I’ll be very disappointed that I don’t get to hold my granddaughter.”
The 40-second preview clip features Thomas at his cliffside home south of Tijuana, Mexico, saying he’s sorry for his “one dumb mistake”. Thomas says:
“If I had done something terribly wrong, that would be fine, but I haven’t. I just want an answer. I’d love to talk to her. I’ve made mistakes. I apologised a hundred times for it.”
He then goes on to issue what appears to be a warning to Meghan. He says:
“You want dirty laundry? This is the first time I’ve discussed these things.”
Meghan Markle has had a strained relationship with her father since it was revealed that Thomas had staged photographs with the paparazzi in the lead-up to her wedding in May 2018.
The posed images showed Thomas supposedly getting ready for the royal wedding. This included a tuxedo fitting and an image of Thomas researching ‘Images of Great Britain: A Pictorial Tour Through History’ in an internet cafe.
He later admitted he regretted the images and said they looked “hammy” and “stupid”.
In the days leading up to the wedding in May 2018, he decided against attending the ceremony to save embarrassing his daughter and her new royal relatives. It was later announced that he was having urgent heart surgery in the hospital.
Prince Charles walked Meghan Markle down the aisle whilst her mother, Doria Ragland, watched on.
Since then, Thomas Markle has conducted several interviews in which he has attacked the Royal Family and criticised the behaviour of his daughter.
During Meghan and Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess spoke about her sense of betrayal regarding her father’s behaviour.
She said that she couldn’t reconcile her father’s actions because she “genuinely can’t imagine doing anything to intentionally cause pain” to her son, Archie.
Mr Markle is yet to meet either of his grandchildren. He currently resides in Rosarito, Mexico whilst the royal couple have settled in California.
Meghan safely delivered their baby daughter, Lilibet Diana, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital last Friday.A spokesperson for the couple said both mother and baby are “healthy and well”.