Thomas Markle feels Princess Diana would have "LOATHED" the way the royals are treating him, as he gives another interview
Thomas Markle makes another plea to Meghan Markle and the royal family to repair his relationship with his daughter
Meghan Markle is soon going to turn 37 — the Duchess of Sussex will celebrate her birthday on August 4. While her birthday will most likely be celebrated in a grand way by her husband, Prince Harry, her father, Thomas Markle, hopes he will also be able to wish his now-royal daughter and mend their strained relationship.
In an interview with Daily Mail, Thomas revealed that he believes his relationship with Meghan is close to over and doesn't think he would get a chance to meet the children she and Harry will have in future. Thomas, whom Meghan once called her 'beloved Bean', says that he spoke to his daughter for more than 10 weeks during the time of the wedding but soon all the ties were cut off after he decided to speak to the media about the royal family.
Thomas believes that Princess Diana would not have appreciated the way he is being treated. "They [the Royal Family] have Meghan treating her father in a way that Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, would have loathed. That’s not what Diana stood for," he said. "Princess Diana is credited with changing the Royal Family, but she wasn’t perfect. She was still very much one of them. I think Meghan’s the one who’ll bring them into the 21st Century if they’ll let her."
"I'm really hurt that she's cut me off completely. I used to have a phone number and text number for her personal aides at the palace, but after I said a few critical words about the royal family changing Meghan, they cut me off," he said. "Those numbers were disconnected, they no longer work. I have no way of contacting my daughter." Despite their fallout, Thomas hopes to wish his daughter on her birthday.
"It's her birthday on August 4 and I want to send her a card. But if I send a birthday card to Kensington Palace, or wherever she's living now, it'll just be one among thousands. She'll probably never see it," he said. "I thought about sending it by Priority Mail Express, but the Palace would probably just soak it in water for three days to make sure it doesn't explode."
Thomas also denied the rumors that he staged his heart problems. "The men in my family rarely live over 80 so I'd be surprised if I had another ten years. I could die tomorrow," he said. It wouldn't be so bad. I have something of a Buddhist philosophy about death. Perhaps it would be easier for Meghan if I died. Everybody would be filled with sympathy for her. But I hope we reconcile. I'd hate to die without speaking to Meghan again."
Even though Thomas confessed that he made a mistake when he staged photographs, he does not believe that should be the reason for Meghan and Harry to not introduce him to his grandchildren. "What's sad is that sometime in the next year Meghan and Harry will have a baby and I'll be a grandfather, and if we're not speaking I won't see my grandchild," he said. How tragic is that, to deprive a child of its grandfather because I said a few things critical of the Royal Family? They're just like a Monty Python sketch. Say a few critical words about the Royal Family and they put their fingers in their ears, cover their eyes and pull the blinds down. They don't want to know about it."
At the same time, he admitted that the mixed reactions he got from the royal family for the pictures left him confused. "I'd spoken to Harry and Meghan and offered to make a public apology for the posed photos, but they said it wasn't necessary," he recalled. "They said an apology would probably only make things worse by dragging the story out a few more days. Then an aide called me saying, 'You have offended the Royal Family but I can help you make an apology.'" He added: "I was shocked because I'd offered to apologize and been told it wasn't necessary. Then suddenly I'm being told that I needed help apologizing as if there's a special way to apologize to the royal family."
Thomas revealed that Meghan was upset with him for saying that he and Harry wanted to have a baby soon. "Meghan's been saying that herself for the past six or seven years, talking about how much she wants a family. Harry's been saying it too. That's fine," he said. "But the moment I say it, I'm persona non grata. I tell you, I've just about reached my limit with Meghan and the Royal Family. They want me to be silent, they want me to just go away. But I won't be silenced. I refuse to stay quiet. What riles me is Meghan's sense of superiority. She'd be nothing without me. I made her the Duchess she is today. Everything that Meghan is, I made her."
Another thing that upset Thomas the most is how Meghan did not acknowledge what he has done for her over the years but instead chose to give all the credit to her mother, Doria Ragland. "Oh, she's a mummy's girl now and Doria gets a lot of the credit," he said. But Meghan seems to have forgotten that she lived with me up until Doria and I divorced when she was six, and even then I was still a big part of her life. Whenever she finished school, I was the one who picked her up because I didn't have to be at the studios until late and would then work until midnight."
He added, "When Meghan was 11, she moved back in with me up until she was 17 and went to college. I was having my good years then, making good money, and could afford to give her the best, with a good school, good education, good home. She became the woman that she is today thanks to everything I did for her. And did I get any recognition for it? Any thanks? She doesn't even speak to me now. How cold is that?'"