Thomas Markle, Duchess Meghan's estranged father, is sharing his thoughts on his royal daughter, yet again, in a new documentary airing in the U.K.
Markle, 75, recounted his falling out with his daughter in the Channel 5 documentary, "Thomas Markle: My Story," airing Wednesday night in the U.K. In a clip obtained by Page Six, Markle said he learned his daughter was pregnant with baby Archie on the radio while driving.
"Which is almost a joke when you tell people, you know, you heard it on the radio," Markle said. "This is my daughter – talking about my grandchild. She's going to have a grandchild that's mine and I'm not hearing about it on the phone, I'm hearing about it on the radio."
He also spoke about the first time he learned his actress daughter was dating royalty.
"She called me on the phone and she said, 'I've got a new boyfriend," he said. "And I said, 'Great.' And she said, 'He's British.' I said, 'OK.' She said, 'He's a prince.' I said, 'All right.' And she said, 'He's Prince Harry.' I said, Oh.'"
Markle continued: "I didn't know what it meant. She could've been dating a Hollywood star and it would have been just as important to me, because either way, they're both high numbers."
The father-daughter pair have a strained relationship. He has been vocal about his attempts to contact his daughter since missing her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.
The documentary comes after Meghan and Harry's decision to step back as senior members of the royal family.
"The last time they might see me is being lowered into the ground," he said. "I don't think at this point they're thrilled to see me or want to talk to me."
Meanwhile, Meghan and the rest of the royal family are staying busy.
The Duchess shared photos to the Sussex Royal Instagram account Wednesday morning from a secret visit "earlier this month" to an animal shelter in London before she, Harry and Archie returned to Canada.
And Duchess Kate is spending Wednesday touring the U.K. to launch an initiative dubbed "5 Big Questions on the Under 5s," a survey that aims to poll people around the country on how to best raise the next generation.
"The survey is designed to bring together the thoughts of as many people across the U.K. as possible – recognising that everyone has a role in ensuring strong, healthy foundations for the youngest in our society that will positively affect their lifelong outcomes," read a caption on the Kensington Royal Instagram account. "5 Big Questions on the Under 5s aims to spark the biggest ever conversation on early childhood that will ultimately help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come."
Contributing: Anika Reed
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Meghan Markle's father speaks out; Kate embarks on U.K. tour