Meghan Markle’s estranged father, Thomas Markle, has threatened to expose her ‘dirty laundry’ while he begs to be forgiven and be allowed to see his granddaughter Lilibet.
In the trailer for a new TV interview, the 76-year-old grandfather who has not spoken to his daughter in three years has pleaded to meet the newborn.
It was in 2018 when the Duchess of Sussex cut off all contact with her father after he staged paparazzi shots before her royal wedding, OK! Magazine reported.
In the trailer for an interview with 60 minutes Australia, Mr. Markle asks to be forgiven for his ‘one dumb mistake’ and says he’s desperate for a truce.
“I haven’t spoken to her (Meghan) since two days before they got married,” he expressed.
When asked about how he learned of Lilibet’s birth, he said: “No phone calls, I just heard it on the radio.
“I’ll be very disappointed that I don’t get to hold my granddaughter.”
In a move that could damage his relationship with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. Markle adds: “You want dirty laundry? This is the first time I’ve ever discussed these things.”
According to reports, Mr. Markle had posed for photos supposedly preparing for the 2018 royal wedding, including reading a book about Great Britain in an internet café and a tuxedo fitting.
He then stayed away on Meghan and Harry’s wedding as he did not want to embarrass her after getting bad press following the publication of his photos.
Meghan was walked down the aisle by her father-in-law Prince Charles.
Mr. Markle expressed regrets over the ‘stupid’ and ‘hammy’ photos and it was later reported that he had urgent heart surgery at a hospital.
Shortly after Meghan and Harry welcomed their second child, Lilibet ‘Lili’ diana, proud grandfather Mr. Thomas told The Sun online: “I’m very pleased that my daughter and my new granddaughter had a successful delivery. I wish them all my love and the best of luck.”
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