Thomas Markle, estranged father to Meghan Markle, recently opened up in an interview with 7News’ Spotlight segment out of Australia.
In the interview, Thomas gets candid on being upset that he is estranged from his daughter. On various occasions, including in the Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan and in Prince Harry’s recent bombshell memoir Spare, the couple had expressed the apparent “loss” of Meghan’s father.
In the Netflix special, Meghan said she “lost my dad” and Harry wrote in his memoir that his wife was “mourning the loss of her father”, per the NY Post.
Whether they meant to falsely inform the media that Thomas had passed away or if they were simply using figurative language to express the fact that she no longer has a relationship with her father, Thomas was upset to learn of this information, saying that he “refuses to be buried” by his daughter.
“She killed me and then mourned me,” he said in the interview, noting that it was likely his “final ever” interview.
Thomas revealed that he had suffered a stroke about a year ago – as he can be seen in the video using a cane and struggling to talk coherently – to which he says Meghan never reached out to him to check on his health afterwards.
“I wish that we could sit down and talk,” he confessed, providing old home videos of Meghan as a child that he said are proof that she once “loved” and looked at her father as her “hero”.
“If she doesn’t turn up for a stroke, if that doesn’t move her, what would?” he added.
Thomas went on to talk about a letter she had sent, allegedly at the approval of the late Queen Elizabeth II, in which she wrote “hateful and cruel” words to her father, according to him.
“There are other things in that letter that are so hateful and so cruel, that I wouldn’t put it out,” Thomas explained, calling the message “pretty much a kiss off”.
“And that’s more protecting her than myself,” he added, admitting that he’s been offered a lot of money to expose the letter but he’d “burn it before I sell it”.
The letter was also referenced in Spare, where Harry wrote “there is nothing in that letter to be ashamed about.”
Thomas was joined by his children – Meghan’s half-siblings – Smantha and Thomas Jr., and Samantha insisted that Meghan cut them out because she didn’t want them in her life as royalty.
Still, all Thomas wants is to reconcile with his daughter and to eventually meet his son-in-law for the first time, having been married for five years now with two children, Archie and Lillibet.
“It’s just very sad from a father’s perspective. It’s a huge disappointment and it’s sad every day,” Thomas stated.
“Meg I love you — I love my grandchildren. I’d love to see them,” he concluded, adding that he thinks of Harry as a “nice guy” and is grateful that he married his daughter. “I’m open to any kind of conversation.”
Neither Meghan nor Harry have yet to comment on this recent interview.