Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas reveals he no longer has her number and is 'waiting for them to contact him'

MEGHAN Markle's dad Thomas has revealed that he no longer has his daughter's number.

Mr Markle, 76, said he is waiting for Meghan and her husband Prince Harry to contact him.

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The dad and daughter haven't spoken for about three years since Thomas confessed to staging paparazzi photos in the lead up to Meghan and Harry's 2018 wedding.

He then missed the nuptials at St George's Chapel at Windsor after undergoing heart surgery.

And the dad has since told of his devastation that he has not been able to speak with his daughter – and that he is yet to meet Harry, Archie or their newborn daughter Lilibet.

He told 60 Minutes: "I'm still waiting for them to get to me. I had tried early on to contact them and never got through.

"At this point I don't know their number."

Mr Markle added that he had left a letter for Oprah Winfrey, asking for a "chance to tell my story" after Harry and Meghan made explosive allegations to the TV host during a series of interviews.

Meghan's dad said he never received a response to the letter.

He said: "I feel that Harry is being put in a position that he's saying things he will never be able to take back.

"I wish Harry and Meghan and Archie and my new granddaughter all the love and best wishes in the world."

I'm still waiting for them to get to me. I had tried early on to contact them and never got through

The granddad is estranged from Meghan and they have not spoken since the day before his daughter's wedding in 2018 when he pulled out of attending the ceremony after suffering a heart attack. 

He said that he "cried a little" as he watched the royal wedding on TV from Mexico.

He also accused Oprah Winfrey of “taking advantage” ofa “weakened” Prince Harry and “playing” his daughter. 

He claimed that Oprah tricked Harry into “saying things you just shouldn’t be saying on television”. 

Mr Markle said: “I have things to say. Oprah Winfrey, for one, I think is playing Harry and Meghan.

“I think she is using them to build her network and build her new shows and I think she’s taken advantage of a very weakened man and has got him to say things that you just shouldn’t be saying on television.

“She will disagree of course, and she may even sue me, I don’t care. But the bottom line is she is working Harry.”

Harry and Meghan's chat with Oprah sent shockwaves through the Royal Family when it was broadcast in March this year.

During the interview, the couple made a series of bombshell allegations, including claims that an unnamed royal had expressed concerns over the colour of baby Archie's skin.

Meghan also claimed that the Palace had denied her mental health support, while Harry said Prince Charles had stopped taking his calls after Megxit.

In the chat, he also criticised the “cold” couple for refusing to see him, despite him living just 70 miles away from their swanky £11million mansion in Santa Barbara. 

Thomas Markle added that even “axe murderers” are visited by their families. 


Mr Markle also said he was “disappointed” to find out about his new baby granddaughter after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex put out a public statement. 

He added: “My congratulations Harry and Meghan.

“I found out (about Lilibet’s birth) after the fact and I have to deal with that and that’s okay. There’s always disappointment here.

“Lili is perfect and the other thing that makes me happy is that there is a lot more Markle blood in the Royal Family.”

He continued: “All I can say is that I hope eventually I get to see these grandchildren of mine. I’m a pretty good grandpa.

“"August 4, 40 years ago, Megan was born by c-section and I was the first one to hold her in my arms. I fell in love with her and I’ve been that way ever since. 

“I will be very disappointed if I don’t get to hold my granddaughter."

During the interview, Thomas Markle also claimed it was “unfortunate” that the Duke of Sussex’ relationship with his father had deteriorated. 

Comparing himself to Charles, he suggested they had both been “ghosted” by Harry and Meghan. 

He went on: “I think we would get on quite well [if we went for a drink together] and I think it’s unfortunate what’s happened to him as well.

“He seems like a likeable guy and I appreciate the fact that he walked my daughter down the aisle. 

“I could certainly not have asked for a better replacement, although I would have liked to have done it myself.”

Mr Markle continued: “I see them both ghosting their families completely and now they are alone in a huge house where they can probably accommodate 20 people in but it’s just the four of them.

“I don't think they are going to have relatives over for a barbecue next week or next month. I don't know why.”

Before becoming a royal, Meghan was very vocal on social media about her love for her dad.

In 2016 she wrote on Instagram: "Happy Father's Day, daddy. I'm still your buckaroo, and to this day your hugs are still the very best in the whole wide world."

"Thanks for my work ethic, my love of Busby Berkeley films & club sandwiches, for teaching me the importance of handwritten thank you notes, and for giving me that signature Markle nose. I love you xo -Bean."

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