Will Thomas Markle sue Meghan? Desperate dad slams ‘politics’ over Archie and Lilibet
Thomas Markle announced he could sue his daughter Meghan, and son-in-law Harry in order to meet his grandchildren. The estranged grandfather has not met the children since they were born after his relationship with Megan deteriorated following the royal wedding in 2018. Despite his rapidly deteriorating health, Markle has confirmed he plans to take the couple to court "in the near future".
Ever since the controversial 'Megxit' of Harry and Meghan from the Royal family, Markle has publicly denounced the couple repeatedly. In June, he called Harry "cold" in an interview with 60 Minutes Australia, adding, "none of this makes sense," over the couple's decision to name their daughter Lilibet. The same month, he accused Oprah Winfrey of "playing Harry and Meghan," and " using them to build her network." The accusations have flown both ways. In April 2020, Meghan called her father "a liar" during her legal battle with the press.
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The dramatic relationship between the two has only been eclipsed by the fallout of Harry and Prince William. At least, in that case, reconciliation seems possible. The brothers were spotted together and even seemed to exchange a smile at the unveiling of their mother's statue in Kensington Gardens. However, it appears as if reconciliation won't be easy to come for Meghan and her father. In fact, it appears as if it will get worse.
Will Thomas Markle sue his daughter?
In no uncertain terms, Markle made his intentions clear about his desire to see his grandchildren. On July 22, he spoke to Fox News from his Rosarito, Mexico home. "We shouldn’t be punishing (Lili) for Meghan and Harry’s bad behavior," he said. Markle added, "Archie and Lili are small children. They’re not politics. They’re not pawns. They’re not part of the game. And they’re also royal and entitled to the same rights as any other royal."
He then dropped the bombshell, saying, "I will be petitioning the California courts for the rights to see my grandchildren in the very near future." He was speaking to Fox days after his birthday, on July 18. Since Harry and Meghan live in Los Angeles, Markle will have to file a case there if he wants to see Archie and Lilibet. Markle was forced to skip the 2018 wedding after suffering a heart attack, leading Prince Charles to walk Meghan down the aisle.
Judging from his increasingly open attacks on the couple, it appears Markle has a huge ax to grind but still has a soft spot for his grandchildren. He asked the Queen and Royal Family to allow Lillibet to be christened and be baptized at the "Queens church", referring to the St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandigraham. Markle also used the interview as an opportunity to attack Harry over his planned memoir. "Harry doesn't have too much more to tell after three sessions with his psychiatrist and Oprah," he said.
Markle did not confirm what he meant by "near future", and if he was already in the process of hiring a lawyer. For now, that's all we know but he is very likely to bring it up again if he is serious about challenging Harry and Meghan. Only time will tell if the threat was an empty one, or if he would stand by his word. Markle isn't the only grandparent being kept out in the cold. In March 2020, we reported how Meghan was refusing to let The Queen see Archie, even though she reportedly "begged Harry" to do so.
However, things seem to have improved between Meghan and The Queen since then. After Lilibet was born, Harry and Meghan reportedly introduced her to The Queen via video call, a privilege not extended to Markle.