Markle wasn’t able to attend the wedding because of health issues. He has also apologized for taking part in a paparazzi stunt, posing for pictures that showed him getting ready for his trip to the U.K. for the wedding.
Meghan’s father told Good Morning Britain on ITV that he’s “hopeful” he’ll meet his grandchild, who is due in the spring.
“I would appreciate anything [the Queen] could do. I would think she would want to resolve family problems. All families, royal or otherwise, are the same and they should all be together – certainly around the holidays,” he told GMB Monday.
With his grandchild on the way, he hopes that could bring about a reconciliation. “I’m certainly hoping that everything goes well, and they produce a beautiful baby and I’ll get to see a little Meghan or little Harry.”
“That would be very nice and I look forward to that happening. I’m hopeful. I think it should happen. I think she’ll make a great mom and maybe things will soften a little bit and we’ll connect again,” he continued. “There has to be a place for me. I’m her father, and I will be the grandfather to the children — so all I can say is that I’m here, she knows it. I’ve reached out to her and I need her to reach back to me. I love her very much.”
Markle said he is “very disappointed” that their rift is continuing and says he has written to Meghan, 37.
“I’m not sure why it’s happening, and I’m waiting, I’m reaching out. I’ve been trying to reach out to her for several weeks. Every day I try to text her. I just haven’t received any comment back.” – Thomas Markle