• FLEETWOOD MAC - SECOND HAND NEWS

    Now Playing

    SECOND HAND NEWS - FLEETWOOD MAC

  • BILLY JOEL - DON'T ASK ME WHY

    Previously Played

    DON'T ASK ME WHY - BILLY JOEL

  • BACKSTREET BOYS - QUIT PLAYING GAMES WITH MY HEART

    Previously Played

    QUIT PLAYING GAMES WITH MY HEART - BACKSTREET BOYS

  • NEIL DIAMOND - I AM...I SAID

    Previously Played

    I AM...I SAID - NEIL DIAMOND

  • THE PRETENDERS - HYMN TO HER

    Previously Played

    HYMN TO HER - THE PRETENDERS

  • GENESIS - FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME

    Previously Played

    FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME - GENESIS

  • THE POINTER SISTERS - JUMP

    Previously Played

    JUMP - THE POINTER SISTERS

  • BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE - THE WAY IT IS

    Previously Played

    THE WAY IT IS - BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE

  • THE MOTELS - TOTAL CONTROL

    Previously Played

    TOTAL CONTROL - THE MOTELS

  • DIDO - HERE WITH ME

    Previously Played

    HERE WITH ME - DIDO

  • JOHN LENNON - (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER

    Previously Played

    (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER - JOHN LENNON

  • DIRE STRAITS - So Far Away

    Previously Played

    So Far Away - DIRE STRAITS

  • 10CC - THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE

    Previously Played

    THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE - 10CC

  • KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND - PLEASE DON'T GO

    Previously Played

    PLEASE DON'T GO - KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND

  • FAITH HILL - THIS KISS

    Previously Played

    THIS KISS - FAITH HILL

  • THE HOLLIES - HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER

    Previously Played

    HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER - THE HOLLIES

  • STEVE WINWOOD - HIGHER LOVE

    Previously Played

    HIGHER LOVE - STEVE WINWOOD

  • ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - STRANGE MAGIC

    Previously Played

    STRANGE MAGIC - ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA

  • COMMODORES - LADY (YOU BRING ME UP)

    Previously Played

    LADY (YOU BRING ME UP) - COMMODORES

  • ELTON JOHN - SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT

    Previously Played

    SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT - ELTON JOHN

  • SPANDAU BALLET - TRUE

    Previously Played

    TRUE - SPANDAU BALLET

Meghan Markle’s estranged father Thomas reveals he still hasn't seen a photo of baby Archie

Publish Date
Wed, 4 Sep 2019, 3:53PM

Meghan Markle’s estranged father Thomas reveals he still hasn't seen a photo of baby Archie

Publish Date
Wed, 4 Sep 2019, 3:53PM

Meghan Markle's estranged father Thomas Markle has been keeping largely out of the spotlight for a few months now ... that was until this week.

In a new interview with the Mail on Sunday, the 75-year-old former lighting director revealed he still hasn't seen a photo of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's newborn son and is desperate to see the young royal. 

Thomas hasn't seen his daughter since before she married Prince Harry in May 2018 but had hoped that motherhood would have "mellowed" the former actress and she'd have ended their estrangement so he could develop a relationship with his three-month-old grandchild, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

"I would like them to send me a picture of Archie so I can frame it and put it on my wall beside the one of Meghan. Isn't that what any grandfather would want? I'd love to know if he's got the famous Markle nose," Thomas said.

"Sometimes I get the feeling people think I don't love my daughter. I do love her very much. I would love nothing more than to put a picture of Archie in a frame and place it beside the one of Meghan.

"There was never any problem between Meghan and me until recently. I've stayed quiet because Meghan was pregnant with Archie but I'm speaking out now because they and their PR people are continuing to ghost me out of her life.

"Of course I'm disappointed not to see Archie. I had hoped becoming a mother would mellow Meghan and she would reach out," he continued.

"I believe all family differences can be resolved and I believe that can still happen for me, Meghan and Harry.

"I always hoped that I would be as close to Meghan's child as I was to her when she was a child."

READ MORE:
• Kingdom Choir singer reveals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were difficult to work with at royal wedding
• Details of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first royal tour with Archie has been announced!

But it wasn't long before Thomas changed the subject to accuse his daughter of lying in a speech in Fiji last year, insisting that her claim she paid her own way through college wasn't true.

He fumed: "I paid every penny of her tuition and I have the bank statements to prove it.

"I'm sick of the lies. I'm sick of being vilified and shut out of their lives.

"I always upheld my responsibilities as a father. Meghan's comments about paying her way through college are offensive to me.

"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."

The 38-year-old former actress has been estranged from her father since he famously skipped her and Prince Harry's wedding last May amid fallout stemming from the staged photo scandal and him repeatedly speaking about the Sussexes to the press.

Thomas claims he hasn't been able to reach Meghan, alleging that she is in a "cone of silence" among the royals.

Meghan later sent her father a handwritten letter begging him to stop speaking to tabloids — which he later released to a tabloid, allegedly to clear his name after he'd felt wronged by several of her friends who'd spoken about their difficult relationship in the media. 

Listen Live Here Listen Live on iHeartRadio