And now he plans to use his retirement to travel the world to distract himself from grief.
In an exclusive interview, Meghan’s half-brother Tom Markle Jnr, who talks to their dad every day, said: “As far as the reunion is concerned, he has completely abandoned Meghan and Harry.
“He doesn’t trust her and doesn’t want to know this person because of the lies, manipulation and deception. He just celebrated his 76th birthday – needless to say he hasn’t heard from Meghan.
Tom Jnr, 53, says his father denies claims in the book that he ignored dozens of texts and calls telling him to come to her and Harry’s wedding in 2018.
The couple tried to distance themselves from the book, insisting it had not contributed and that it was based on “independent reporting.”
Speaking of the claims from the book, Tom Jnr said: “He says Harry spoke to our father to say that if he had listened to him, Harry, there would have been no problems. It just didn’t happen.
“All those hundreds of texts and calls Meghan sent my dad before the wedding?” Our father was not even at home. He was in the hospital.
“His phone was off. That’s why he didn’t answer, he couldn’t have done it. Our father called her several times before the wedding after making the mistake of taking these photos, but he was ignored.
“The palace told Meghan and Harry to send help for my father so he can deal with the press, but they refused. Meghan herself said no.
Tom Jnr also claimed that the infamous letter Meghan, 38, sent to her father – sparking a high-profile High Court privacy case – includes as yet undisclosed content which he describes as “horrific” and ” very hurtful ”.
The retired Hollywood lighting expert is expected to testify against Meghan in the case.
But although he has now abandoned his daughter, Thomas – who lives in Rosarito, Mexico – is still desperate to build a relationship with his 14-month-old grandson Archie.
Meghan and Harry find freedom
Tom Jnr added, “He will fight and pursue the avenues necessary to see Archie. They are not the only ones who can take legal action. He would love to hold this little boy once.
He said Harry, 35, had gone ‘from the British Army and the Royal Family to diaper changing at a multi-million dollar property thousands of miles from his family while being told what to say and do by Meghan. ”
And he added, “Daddy wants to die happy. He’s got enough BS.
“It’s better to enjoy retirement and travel – and forget about Meghan completely.”