The Duchess of Sussex’s father Thomas Markle said today his daughter had ‘pretty much disowned both sides of her family’ and urged her to ‘grow up’.
Mr Markle claimed Meghan had ‘changed’ when she met Prince Harry and said it was ‘ridiculous’ that he had been separated from her daughter for almost four years.
The 77-year-old retired lighting director, who lives in Rosarito, Mexico, added that he and Meghan both had to ‘grow up, talk, put on makeup’ and mend their relationship.
And he said Harry’s upcoming new book should be called “Finding the Money,” after the couple’s biography published last year was titled “Finding Freedom.”
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The Duchess of Sussex’s father Thomas Markle speaks to ITV’s Good Morning Britain today
Thomas Markle said today his daughter Meghan Markle (pictured together) has ‘pretty much denied both sides of her family’ and urged her to ‘grow up’
“I’ll do a show for at least a month, if I can, and sooner or later she’ll start talking to me.” It’s way too childish, it’s a bit silly, it’s time to talk to each other, we are a family.
“Children will grow up not knowing that they have two families. It’s more than me and my daughter now, it’s me and my daughter, her husband and two babies involved now, so it’s time to do something about it. It’s time to talk.
What did Thomas Markle say to GMB today?
On TV interviews:
“I made it clear that until I hear from her, until she talks to me, I will continue to do so”
On Lilibet and Archie:
“Children will grow up not knowing that they have two families.
On his ex-wife Doria Ragland:
“I don’t even know where her mother is at this point, I don’t think she’s in Los Angeles, or with Meghan and Harry”
On Prince Harry’s influence:
I don’t know what changed her. She’s never been like this before and once she met Harry she changed.
Why Meghan has her ‘ghost’:
“She thought I was paying too much attention to her brother and sister – her stepbrother and her stepsister, but nonetheless she wanted me to stop talking to them and I couldn’t. ”
On son Thomas criticizing Meghan:
“My son Thomas was shunned like me, and I’m sure he reacts the same as the others who are ghosts”
About Piers Morgan:
“Piers was right – we’re all ghosts, so someone wants to answer. ”
Continuing to see Lilibet and Archie:
“People have suggested in California that I sue to see my children, but I think if I did, I would be a hypocrite”
On Harry’s New Book:
“The book he’s writing shouldn’t be Find the Freedom – it should be Find the Money, that’s all they seem to care about right now. “
Sur inthe last time he tried to talk to her:
– Maybe a month ago. I really can’t go down to Montecito because I’ll be referred to as a stalker, so there isn’t much I can do like that.
When asked if he had any communication with his ex-wife Doria Ragland, Mr Markle said: ‘I have tried several times, I don’t even know where his mother is at this point, I don’t don’t think she’s in Los Angeles, or with Meghan and Harry. I don’t know where she is. I tried to contact her.
Asked about Meghan’s character that allows her to keep him completely at bay, he replied: “You ask me a question that’s four years old and I can’t answer it. I don’t know what changed her. She’s never been like this before and once she met Harry she changed.
“I understand that she associated with the Soho Club and some other group of people, but she pretty much denied both sides of her family, and I don’t understand why. “
And asked her if she had moved on and had ghosted him, Mr Markle added: “It seems that is what happened. There are some reasons she got mad at me and one was that she thought I was paying too much attention to her brother and sister – to her stepbrother and stepbrother. sister, but nevertheless she wanted me to stop talking to them and I couldn’t.
“We’re at a point where, I think, we should both grow up, talk, reconcile for the sake of the kids right now and for ourselves. It’s ridiculous, it’s been going on for almost four years, it’s crazy. ‘
He was also asked about his son Thomas criticizing Meghan over her relationship with her first husband. And Mr Markle said, “I mean my son Thomas has been shunned like I have been, and I’m sure he’s reacting the same as the others who are ghosts. Piers (Morgan) was right – we’re all ghosts, so someone wants to answer.
“If you go back in history and read Meghan’s Tig that she had on the internet, you’ll find hundreds of things where she praises me and now all of a sudden it’s like she doesn’t know me. Take the time, read Tig, find Tig and find out what she says about it.
Asked about seeing Lilibet and Archie, he said: “I’m very worried about this, I would like to see my grandchildren and people have suggested in California that I sue to see my children, but I think if I did, I would ‘I would be a hypocrite, I would do the same as Meghan and Harry are doing. I don’t want to include my grandchildren in this kind of situation. I want to see my grandchildren with friendly parents and friendship all around. I don’t want hostile parents to see my grandchildren afterwards. So I’ll wait for it to work, it’s over.
When asked if he had been informed that a lawsuit might be successful, Mr Markle replied: ‘Yes I have, several lawyers have told me that the grandparents have brought a lawsuit. lawsuit to see their grandchildren and won in California, but I’m not gonna do that.
‘I’m not going to do this. I don’t want to involve my grandchildren like pawns in a game – they are not part of the game, I mean they are my grandchildren, I want to see my grandchildren.
And asked if Harry and Meghan are now playing in the US market and don’t really care what people in Britain say or do, Mr The Royal Family, the British people and the military – he ditched them all , and all he does now is ride his bike around the neighborhood where he lives. I don’t know it’s a big life for him either, it doesn’t make sense. ‘
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are joined by his mother Doria Ragland as they show their son Archie to Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle in May 2019
Mr Markle said Meghan ‘changed’ when she met Harry (above, at their wedding in May 2018)
Host Susanna Reid also asked him if he thought Meghan and Harry were happy. And Mr Markle said: “Well, money isn’t everything, but the book he writes shouldn’t be Finding Freedom – it should be Finding Money, that’s all it takes. they seem to care right now. “
Who are Meghan’s family members?
Thomas Markle father: Meghan’s father is a retired lighting director living in Mexico, previously married to Roslyn Markle – with whom he had Thomas Markle Jr and Samantha Markle.
Doria Ragland: Meghan’s mother is a former makeup artist and married Thomas Markle Sr in 1979. They had Meghan in 1981 but divorced in 1987.
Samantha Markle: Thomas Markle Sr’s daughter and Meghan’s half-sister, also known as Samantha Grant, has been divorced twice and has three children.
Thomas markle jr: Meghan’s older paternal half-brother, was married for 11 years to Tracy Dooley until their divorce in 2001, and they had two sons – Thomas and Tyler Dooley.
Finding Freedom is the biography of Harry and Meghan by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand published in August 2020. It was then announced in July that Harry would be writing a new book that explores his “adventures, losses and life lessons”.
Reid co-host Richard Madeley asked Mr Markle if he is getting any third party comments on what Meghan thinks of him. And Mr Markle said, “Not a word, no. And quite a while ago there were people in a magazine saying things about me who were his friends, insults and lies, I tried to get their names and sue them for a while. time. It hasn’t happened yet.
“Harry is pulling out a book and it can only be cruel and insult his grandmother the queen, that is a ridiculous idea.” And it’s just something for money, that’s all they do – everything they do is for money. But doing that to your grandmother and the queen, who is 95, is shameful.
Asked by Reid during his last attempt to contact Meghan, Mr Markle said: ‘About a month ago maybe. I really can’t get off at Montecito because I’ll be flagged as a stalker so there isn’t much I can do like that.
“But my message to the children is that they have two loving families and their great-grandmother is the Queen of England, and I think it’s important that they know that.
“It’s important for them to know that they have two families and that they will eventually grow up and want to know more about them, so we’ll see what happens. “
Meghan has two older half-siblings on her father’s side – Thomas Markle Jr and Samantha Markle -om her previous marriage to Roslyn Markle.
Thomas Markle Jr was married for 11 years to Tracy Dooley until their divorce in 2001, and they had two sons – Thomas and Tyler Dooley.
Samantha Markle, also known as Samantha Grant, has been divorced twice and has three children.
Thomas Markle married Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, a former makeup artist, in 1979. They had Meghan in 1981 but divorced in 1987.