Meghan Markle’s dad has claimed that his grandchildren Archie and Lilibet are being “deprived” of meeting the Royal Family by Prince Harry and Meghan.
77-year-old Thomas Markle also said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are being “terribly unfair” to Archie, 2, and Lilibet, 3 months, by keeping them away from him.
Thomas told Australia TV’s Channel 7: “I think they are being deprived of seeing all their grandparents and I think they are being deprived of seeing all their relatives and I think that’s terribly unfair to them.
“I would like them, all four of them, to go back to England and fulfil their duties. It’s better for the children and it’s better for them.
“By not taking them back they are cheating their children. They also get much better protection in England than in Montecito.
“I would like to see them maybe make up with the Queen and make up with his [Harry’s] father, and then we can make up.”
Thomas Markle, who initially said in an interview that he will take Meghan to court to exercise his right to see his grandkids (read here), has now said he wouldn’t resort to legal action to see his grandchildren because “that’s like trying to descend into a game and using them like pawns and I won’t sue to see them because I just think that’s using them and it’s not what I plan to do.”
The comments were made during a 15-minute interview that aired yesterday, September 15, during which Thomas aimed some direct criticism at his son-in-law, Prince Harry.