Thomas Markle has contacted the Archbishop of Canterbury in a bid for help healing his rift with Meghan and is allegedly considering a legal fight for access to his future grandchild.
The Mexico-based former lightening technician has reportedly renewed his appeals to Kensington Palace and wants to fly out to London to meet his daughter after she returns from a royal trip to the South Pacific.
The 74-year-old, who could not attend May’s royal wedding due to heart palpitations, is also said to be asserting his ‘rights’ to see the future grandchild.
Thomas Markle (left, on October 22) has reportedly renewed his appeals to Kensington Palace and wants to fly out to London to meet his daughter (right, yesterday in Tonga) after she returns from a royal trip to the South Pacific
‘Thomas says the Markle blood will be as much in the child’s veins as the “blue blood” of the royals and he has “rights”,’ a source told The Mirror. ‘He admits mistakes but with Meghan pregnant, he is desperate to heal the rift.
‘Thomas has reached out to Kensington Palace more so since news of Meghan’s pregnancy broke, hoping the baby will be what finally breaks their estrangement.’
Mr Markle has not spoken to his daughter since May and reportedly heard she was pregnant on the car radio. He hopes the child will be called Thomas if he is a boy, it is claimed.
Markle Senior has been a frequent subject of controversy in recent months, beginning when he was caught out staging fake paparazzi photos around the time of the royal wedding.
The 74-year-old, who could not attend May’s royal wedding due to heart palpitations, is also said to be asserting his ‘rights’ to see the future grandchild. Pic: Meghan in Tonga
This has since been followed by more lurid claims.
In the latest story, published at the weekend by the U.S. website Radar Online, Meghan’s half-brother reportedly claims to have witnessed Thomas Markle Senior using cocaine in the family home.
‘… I’d see lines of cocaine on the mirror. I’d see him do it,’ Tom Junior, 52, is quoted as saying.
He accused his father of staying out for days on drinking binges, then coming home ‘a little wasted’, during his first marriage, to his mother, Roslyn, and claimed his parents divorced because Mr Markle cheated on her.
He also claimed to have smoked some of his father’s marijuana.
Mr Markle Senior strenuously denies the allegations, and is supported by his daughter, Samantha, 53, who dismisses her brother as a ‘delusional alcoholic’ who has been disowned by his father, and claims he was motivated by money and vengeance.