What Thomas Markle Just Claimed Meghan And Harry Are Treating Him Like

The world was excited to hear of the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's second child — daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. The couple announced the birth on Sunday, June 6, just two days after the actual birthdate, June 4, 2021 (via Archewell). It was a surprise for everyone, including Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle. According to Newsweek, Thomas heard of the arrival of Lilbet on the radio. The grandfather of both Lilibet and Archie, the couple's first child, also revealed he hasn't spoken to his daughter since May 2018.

It wasn't even a phone call, it was a text conversation, according to Thomas (via The Australian). He said Meghan texted him while he was "lying in a hospital bed after having a heart attack." It was right before the royal wedding between Meghan and Harry, which Thomas did not attend. Thomas and Meghan have a very strained relationship, which Marie Claire reports has always been "complicated." 

Thomas Markle believes both Harry and Meghan are 'ghosting their families'

In a "60 Minutes Australia" interview, which aired on Sunday, Thomas even said he's being treated worse than an "axe murderer" (via Daily Mail). He said that at least axe murderers get their family to come see them in prison. "This show they've been on, they talk about compassion, there's no compassion for me, no compassion for my family, and no compassion for the world," he said, referring to the tell-all interview that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did with Oprah Winfrey back in March. 

Thomas believes that Oprah is just using Harry and Meghan's drama "to build her network and her new shows" and thinks "she's taking advantage of a very weakened man," according to Yahoo. The "weakened man" he's referring to is Prince Harry, who also worked with Oprah on their recent Apple TV+ series, "The Me You Can't See." After the docuseries was released on May 21, 2021, it caused an even bigger rift between Prince Harry and his family. Thomas sympathizes with the royal family, and believes that both Harry and Meghan are "ghosting their families" (via The Sun). At this point, Thomas fears he "might never see [his] grandchildren." He's hoping that one day his relationship with his daughter will be mended so that he can meet both Archie and Lilibet, because, as he says, "I'm a pretty good grandpa."