Thomas Markle is begging for a ‘final chance’ to make peace with his daughter Meghan and Prince Harry before the door closes forever.
The 74-year-old hopes to apologise to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a US west coast visit, rumoured to be imminent, according to a confidante.
Mr Markle is desperate for his final years to be happy with the couple and is said to have no way of contacting the couple after private numbers are no longer in service.
A friend told the Sunday Express: ‘He wants to hug his daughter and tell her how very proud he is of her and how much he loves her.
Thomas Markle is begging Meghan and Prince Harry for a final chance as his friend reveals he wants to apologise to the couple
‘He wanted so much to walk her down the aisle and give her away on her magical big day and he’s always going to bitterly upset and frustrated that instead he has to stay in bed following heart surgery.
‘He hates that the world perceives him and some of Meghan’s other relates as “trailer trash” folk trying to cash in on her happiness. But all he really cares about is letting her know how much he loves her and reopening the door that has slammed shut between them.’
He is praying that one of them reaches out to him to arrange a private meeting when they come to America.
The 74-year-old is reportedly desperate to hug his daughter and build a rapport before the door closes forever
Mr Markle is praying the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reach out to arrange a private meeting during their visit to a US west coast visit rumoured to be imminent
The royal couple are thought to fly over to her homeland following their first official overseas tour of Austrailia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in October.
It is rumoured the couple will privately meet with friends who attended their wedding in May as well as attending a charity polo event in Los Angeles or Santa Barbara.
These include media mogul Oprah Winfrey and tennis ace Serena Williams.
Mr Markle, who is ‘bitterly upset’ for not attending their wedding in May, wants to hug Meghan after private phone numbers to the newlyweds have been cut off
However, the newlyweds will not travel to her father’s hilltop retirement home in the ramshackle beach resort town of San Antonio Del Mar due to security reasons.
Meghan’s brother, Thomas Jr, 52, would like her to ‘make amends’ with Thomas Snr (pictured) before it’s too late
The home is less than 14 miles from the drug-ravaged border city of Tijuana, where more than 1,700 murders were recorded last year alone.
During the visit, Harry and Meghan are expected to spend time with her mother, Doria Ragland, 61, who divorced Mr Markle in 1987.
Meghan’s brother, Thomas Jr, 52, hit out at the royal family for the way his family has been treated.
She is not expected to contact her father or other family members during the trip, which comes after a series of explosive comments by Thomas Markle, who suggested he would be better off dead and compared the royal family to Scientologists.
Thomas Jr has also revealed that he has been left heartbroken by the breakdown in his father’s relationship with Meghan and says he would like her to ‘make amends’ before it’s too late.
A close friend of Meghan Markle said she may enlist her mother’s help to sort out her issues with her estranged father.
But the duchess is believed to be reluctant to talk to her father in case he leaks anything to the press and the couple are waiting for him to approach them in a respectful manner.
How relations turned sour
August 4, 1981: Meghan was born
1987: Parents divorced
1987-1999: Meghan lives with her mother Doria, spending school holidays and most evenings with her father Thomas
2002: She lands her first acting job in daytime TV soap General Hospital
2011: Meghan joins the cast of Suits and marries producer Trevor Engelson
June 2016: Meghan meet Harry
May 12, 2018: Thomas sells paparazzi photos
May 17, 2018: Meghan confirms Thomas will not attend her wedding and Prince Charles steps in and walks the bride down the aisle
May 19, 2018: Meghan marries Prince Harry in a ceremony watched by 50million people around the world.
Doria is the only member of her family present
June 2018: Thomas speaks out about missing the wedding
July 2018: He claims Meghan and the Royal Family have cut him off