Meghan Markle's brother asks duchess to let dad fulfill 'dying wish'

Meghan Markle’s estranged brother calls on duchess to ‘get off her high horse’ and let her father fulfill his ‘dying wish’ of meeting Archie – and predicts ‘divorce is on the cards’ for her and Prince Harry

  • Meghan Markle’s estranged brother Tom, 54, called on her to contact their father
  • Told her to ‘get off high horse’ and let him fulfill ‘dying wish’ of meeting Archie
  • Claims Thomas Markle, 75, only has ‘a few good years left’ due to health issues 
  • Thomas’ relationship with Meghan broke down ahead of her wedding in 2018 

Meghan Markle’s estranged brother Tom has urged the duchess to ‘get off her high horse’ and grant her father Thomas his ‘dying wish’ of meeting his grandson Archie. 

Thomas Markle Jr, 54, spoke out to encourage the former actress, 38, to call her dad – claiming the 75-year-old is ‘frustrated’ by his inability to reach his daughter and ‘only has a few good years left’.  

He went on to predict that ‘divorce is on the cards’ for Meghan and Prince Harry – claiming his estranged sister will end up back Hollywood ‘one way or the other’.

In another cutting remark, he said Meghan was just ‘a character in a series’ and ‘not an A-list actress’. 

Thomas Markle Jr told the Express: ‘Meghan should actually just seriously get off her high horse, call her father, make amends.’ 

Meghan Markle’s estranged brother Tom has called on his sister to ‘get off her high horse’ and grant Thomas Markle his ‘dying wish’ of meeting her son Archie. Meghan is pictured as a teenager with her father

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, was urged by her estranged brother to ‘call her father’. She is pictured at the Royal Albert Hall in London last weekend

Thomas Markle Jr, 54, (pictured) said their father is getting ‘frustrated’ by his inability to reach his daughter and fears he’ll ‘blow off’ the rest of his life if he’s never able to contact her again

After apologising for the part he played in the recent turmoil that tore his family apart, he went on to insist that Meghan needs to contact her ‘bewildered’ father.  

‘My dad’s dying wish, he tells me on the phone, is just so he can just make amends and see Archie. And have his daughter back in his life – I mean, we owe him that,’ he said.

‘He is so frustrated because he can’t get a message to her. He is still bewildered, he is still lost, he is getting frustrated now to where he is just going to enjoy the rest of his life and he is just going to blow it off.’ 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family in January and completed their final engagements in the UK last week.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family in January and completed their final engagements in the UK last week. Pictured at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey

Tom Markle Jr has predicted that Meghan will return to acting, after she left her role in TV legal drama Suits ahead of her marriage to Prince Harry, 35. She is pictured as Rachel Zane in the series 

While not much about their new life in North America has been confirmed, Tom has predicted that Meghan will definitely make a return to acting, after she left her role in the TV legal drama Suits ahead of her marriage to Prince Harry, 35. 

Thomas Jr added that working on Suits ‘changed’ Meghan and ‘went to her head’. 

He also called their decision to give up being part of the Royal Family ‘mind-boggling’ and predicted the couple will suffer under the strain of Meghan’s desire to be ‘in the limelight’.  

Thomas Jr added that he hopes they are ‘madly in love’ but claimed Harry has ‘changed quite a bit’ and they are both drastically changing their lives to ‘suit her’.

‘She walks in front of Harry. God forbid this ever happened, we really don’t want to see Harry wallowing in the corner of a room with a bottle of gin,’ he said.  

Thomas Markle’s relationship with Meghan broke down ahead of her wedding to Harry in May 2018, when it emerged he had posed for a paparazzi photographer. 

Thomas Markle Jr said Meghan’s father’s dying wish is to be able to meet his grandson Archie (pictured with Harry and Meghan on the day of his birth)

In an extraordinary Channel 5 film released last month, Meghan’s father revealed the details of his last phone call with the Sussexes on the eve of their wedding, saying the decision to plan the photos will ‘haunt me for the rest of my life’.

He said: ‘Harry said to me, “If you had listened to me, this wouldn’t have happened to you.” I said to him, “It’s too bad I didn’t die because then you guys could pretend you were sad” and then I hung up on them. I was done.’

Thomas said he has not spoken to them since or met Archie, despite sending texts and letters, and added: ‘I don’t think at this point they’re thrilled to see me or want to talk to me. The last time they might see me is being lowered into the ground.’ 

In the 90-minute documentary, a visibly crestfallen Thomas described having to watch his daughter Meghan walk down the aisle on television as he recovered from a heart attack.

He admitted he was ‘jealous’ of the Prince of Wales walking his daughter down the aisle as that was something he ‘really wanted to do’.

Thomas Markle was due to walk Meghan up the aisle for her wedding in Windsor, but offered to pull out when it emerged that he had made a secret deal with a photographer. Harry and Meghan are pictured on their wedding day in 2018 

Yesterday it was reported Harry and Meghan have accepted an invitation from the Queen to join her at Balmoral this summer with baby Archie for the first time. Pictured: the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie in 2019 in South Africa

Thomas said: ‘My daughter looked beautiful. I wish that I could have been there with her. I was certainly appreciative Charles was there. I admit I cried a bit about that. To this day I can’t forget that moment.’

Mr Markle, who divorced Meghan’s mother Doria in the late 1980s, said the last time he spoke to his daughter was during an emotional series of phone calls days before her wedding. 

From March 31, the monarch’s grandson and American former actress Meghan will no longer use their HRH styles as they pursue a new private life continuing to support charities close to their heart as they become financially independent.

Yesterday it was reported Harry and Meghan have accepted an invitation from the Queen to join her at Balmoral this summer – and they could bring son Archie along for the first time.

The Sussexes are also expected to spend time with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Birkhall, Charles’s retreat on the Balmoral estate, according to Roya Nikkhah writing in The Sunday Times.

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