In a heartfelt and emotional interview, Thomas Markle, father of Meghan Markle, has publicly expressed his profound desire to reconnect with his daughter and meet his grandchildren, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. His statements, made during an appearance on "Good Morning Britain," have reignited discussions about the strained relationship between Meghan and her father.

Thomas Markle, 79, conveyed his anguish over not having seen his grandchildren and emphasized his rights as a grandparent. "I'm very upset about it as well because this is a cruel thing to do to a grandparent," he told the show's hosts, Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley. He further highlighted that under California law, he possesses the legal right to sue for the privilege of seeing his grandchildren, though he expressed a reluctance to take such a drastic step. "I've done nothing wrong. There's nothing that points to say I'm a bad guy," Thomas asserted. He emphasized his role as a loving father and expressed disbelief at the distance that has grown between him and his daughter.

The interview shed light on the depth of the rift between father and daughter. Thomas reminisced about the times Meghan lived with him, from sixth grade through high school, and expressed shock at the changes in her personality. "She is not the person I knew as my daughter," he lamented. When probed about the influence of Prince Harry on Meghan's behavior, Thomas was confident in his belief that Meghan has a more significant influence on Harry than vice versa. He also expressed sympathy for King Charles, who, according to him, has been unjustly denied access to his grandchildren.

The relationship between Meghan and her father soured around the time of her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry. The situation deteriorated further after Thomas suffered a stroke last year. Despite the challenges and the evident strain in their relationship, Thomas's love for his daughter remains undiminished. "I am always here for her, I still love her - I'll love her forever," he declared, expressing a fervent hope that Meghan would reach out and allow him some peace by letting him see his grandchildren.

This interview follows a recent controversy where Thomas denied any involvement or knowledge of a royal sightseeing tour organized by his friend, Karl Larsen. The tour promised an "in-depth" look at areas where Meghan grew up and currently resides. Thomas clarified, "I never gave my approval to Karl Larsen for any tour anywhere. I am not involved in any way."

The ongoing saga of the Markle family continues to captivate and sadden many who hope for a resolution and reconciliation. As the world watches, many are left wondering if the bridges between father and daughter can ever be mended.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, were reached out for comments regarding the statements made by Thomas Markle.