Meghan Markle’s father said he and the Queen have the right to meet Meghan and Harry’s children.
Homas Markle, 77, said he plans to fly to the UK for the Queen’s platinum jubilee in June and while he’s here he hopes to meet members of the royal family and his grandchildren – Archie and Lilibet – for the first time.
Mr Markle, who did not attend Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018 as he was recovering from heart surgery and had a strained relationship with the couple, said he also hopes to mend their relationship.
“Not bringing the children was another slap in the face to the Queen. It was very rude.’
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Speaking to GB News from his home in Rosarito, Mexico, Mr Markle said: “I’m looking forward to it [flying over for the Jubilee]. I will pay my respects to the Queen and make sure 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 about England.
“I would love to meet Prince Charles and thank him for walking my daughter down the aisle and also meet and speak to him because I think we have a lot in common now. We pretty much both got spooky from our kids.”
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He added that he is addressing all members of the royal family ahead of the visit to make them aware that he and his family have “no negative feelings at all towards the royals” and have “nothing but respect and admiration” for them.
Mr Markle also slammed Harry and Meghan for not bringing Archie and Lilibet when they visited the Queen earlier this month ahead of her performance at the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands.
“Not bringing the kids was like another slap in the face to the Queen,” he said.
“That was very rude and wrong. It doesn’t make any 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.”
Asked if he expected them to be in London during the celebrations, Mr Markle said: “I have a feeling that if they know I’m coming, they won’t come. But if they come, I’d love to get in touch with them, talk to them, and try to figure out what went wrong and how we can fix it.
“I don’t see that. But I would definitely like to try.”
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