By Ebi Kesiena
Meghan Markle’s estranged father, Thomas has pleaded with his daughter to let him see his grandchildren.
The 77-year-old Emmy-winning former Lighting Director was interviewed from his home in Mexico.
He is yet to meet grandson Archie, born in 2019, or granddaughter Lilibet, who was born in June this year.
Thomas Markle told ITV’s Britain programme that “we’re at a point where I think both of us, we should grow up, talk, make up for the sake of the children. This is ridiculous, almost four years, it’s crazy.”
“My message for the kids is that they have two loving families. Their great grandmother is the Queen of England, and I think it’s important for them to know that they have two families and eventually they’re going to grow up and they’re going to want to know more about them,” he added.
He claimed that Meghan, who became the Duchess of Sussex on marrying Prince Harry, had wanted him to stop talking to her step-sister and step-brother.
“She’s never been that way before. And once she hooked up with Harry, she changed,” he added.
Thomas separated from Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland when the duchess was young.
Thomas Markle declined to attend the wedding after he took part in staged paparazzi photos. He also cited forthcoming heart surgery. Meghan dropped contact with him soon after the wedding.