Meghan Markle’s rocky relationship with her family has been widely documented. Her sister, Samantha Markle, has made some unsavoury – and very strange – comments about her, and her brother, Thomas Markle Jr, claimed Meghan’s wedding left him ‘homeless’.
The Duchess of Sussex also has a fragile relationship with her father, Thomas Markle, according to reports, and while she ‘won’t reconcile’ with him, it hasn’t stopped him from speaking out about his daughter and her family.
In an interview with The Mail On Sunday, he spoke about his wish to meet his grandson, baby Archie Harrison – and has called Harry and Meghan ‘hypocritical’.
Insisting he loves his daughter, Thomas said that ‘hoped becoming a mother would mellow Meghan and she would reach out’ but believes that ‘they and their PR people are continuing to ghost [him] out of her life’.
When asked about the couple’s use of private jets, Thomas Markle said: ‘I think it’s a shame that Meghan and Harry say one thing and act another way. Whoever is advising them isn’t doing a great job.
‘I feel sorry for them in a way because they brought this on themselves. You can’t say one thing and do another. Everyone raves about how gracious and wonderful they are, but they are not wonderful to their own family. That’s hypocritical. You can’t portray yourself as being charitable and bringing people together and then ghost your own father and your entire family. Their treatment of me has left a lot to be desired.’
Thomas said he would like a picture of baby Archie, and wanted to know if he had ‘the Markle nose’.
He also said he ‘doesn’t want anything’ from Meghan or Harry, but refuses to stay quiet, saying: ‘I’m not going to shut up until the whole truth is out there. I will continue to contradict anything said about me that isn’t true.
‘I have to stand up for myself. I’m going to carry on speaking and I’m not going to shut up. No father deserves this kind of abuse when he’s been that good to his daughter. Ask anyone who knows us both. I’ve been very kind and generous to my daughter.’