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Thomas Markle says 'it would be easier for Meghan if I died' in wild new interview

Alicia Vrajlal
Entertainment Editor

The Duchess of Sussex‘s father Thomas Markle has spoken out once again in what appears to be another bid to get his daughter’s attention.

The 74-year-old told the Daily Mail in a “nine hour interview over three days” that he can no longer contact Meghan and hasn’t spoken to her for 10 weeks. He said that it was the paparazzi scandal ahead of the royal wedding that caused the rift in their relationship.

He also said that Meghan was apparently upset with him for telling the press that the royal couple will have a baby soon. “But Meghan’s been saying that herself for the past six or seven years, talking about how much she wants a family. Harry’s been saying it too,” Thomas said. “What’s sad is that sometime in the next year Meghan and Harry will have a baby and I’ll be a grandfather, and if we’re not speaking I won’t see my grandchild.” He continued, “How tragic is that, to deprive a child of its grandfather because I said a few things critical of the royal family.”

Thomas Markle says he can no longer contact the Duchess of Sussex, and thinks Meghan and Prince Harry may be better off if he weren’t alive. (Photo: ITV)

“I’m really hurt that she’s cut me off completely,” he said. “I used to have a phone number and text number for her personal aides at the palace, but after I said a few critical words about the royal family changing Meghan, they cut me off.”

He then went on to say that “perhaps it would be easier for Meghan if I died” because “everybody would be filled with sympathy for her.” In fact, Thomas, who has a reported history of heart problems, added “The men in my family rarely live over 80 so I’d be surprised if I had another ten years. I could die tomorrow.”

Thomas claims the phone numbers to Meghan’s palace aides have been changed after he recently spoke about the royal couple planning to have a baby.  (Photo: Getty Images)

Thomas hopes he’s able to reconcile with his estranged daughter, saying there’s nothing more he’d like than to speak to her again soon. However, he refuses to stay quiet. “What riles me is Meghan’s sense of superiority. She’d be nothing without me. I made her the duchess she is today,” he claimed. “Everything that Meghan is, I made her.”

“She became the woman that she is today thanks to everything I did for her,” Thomas said of Meghan’s upbringing, including her private school education. “Did I get any recognition for it? Any thanks? She doesn’t even speak to me now. How cold is that?”

Meghan has not spoken publicly about her father since the day before her wedding. “Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health,” she said through a Kensington Palace statement. “I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support.”

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