Meghan Markle has personally driven wedge between Royal Family, Thomas Markle claims

Thomas Markle spoke exclusively to Dan Wootton on GB News about how his daughter is affecting the Royal Family

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The Duchess of Sussex’s father says Meghan Markle is deliberately driving a wedge between the royal family.

Thomas Markle, 77, revealed exclusively on GB News he is planning to fly over to the UK in June for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

While there he hopes to meet members of the royal family and his grandchildren – Archie and Lilibet – for the first time.

Mr Markle, who has a strained relationship with his daughter and Prince Harry, agreed with host Dan Wootton's question on if Meghan was breaking the Royal Family apart.

When asked the question, he said: "Yes I do. I don't know why but I think she had something to do with him moving out.

Dan Wootton and Thomas Markle
Dan Wootton and Thomas Markle

"Apparently the story was he was taking her away from things that were upsetting her but I don't buy that at all.

"I think they were looking for some reason to get out. "I don't know why my daughter who should have loved the idea of becoming part of the royals, reaching out and shaking hands with children all day long.

"Meeting people and greeting people it's what an actor does and she would have been so loved if she'd stayed and done that.

"Instead she takes Harry away, they're holed up and big house and do nothing."

When asked about his visit, he added: “I’m looking forward to it [flying over for the Jubilee]. I’m going to show my respect for the Queen and I’m going to make sure that the Queen understands that my entire family respects the Queen and the Royals.

“We admire them and we want them to know that’s how we feel about them and that’s how we feel about England.

“I would like to meet with Prince Charles and thank him for walking my daughter down the aisle, and also to meet and talk with him because I think we have a lot in common now. We’ve pretty much both been ghosted by our children.”

The Prince of Wales during a visit to Kromek PLC in Sedgefield, County Durham
The Prince of Wales during a visit to Kromek PLC in Sedgefield, County Durham

He added he was reaching out to all members of the royal family ahead of the visit to make them aware that he and his family have “no ill feeling about the royals whatsoever”, and they have “nothing but respect and admiration” for them.

Mr Markle also criticised Harry and Meghan for not bringing Archie and Lilibet with them when they visited the Queen earlier this month ahead of their appearance at the Invictus Games in the Hague, the Netherlands.

“Not bringing the children was like another slap in the face to the Queen,” he said.

“It was very rude and the wrong thing to do. It makes no sense at all…I don’t know if it’s Meghan or if it’s Harry but the Queen should have every right to see her great-grandchildren and I should have the right to see my grandchildren. So if they show up I hope they bring the kids.”

Questioned if he was expecting them to be in London during the celebrations, Mr Markle said: “I’m getting the feeling that if they know I’m coming, they won’t be coming. But if they do come I would love to reach out, speak with them and try to figure out what was wrong and how we can repair it.

“I don’t see that happening. But I certainly would like to try.”