Thomas Markle sent his estranged daughter, Duchess Meghan, a bouquet of roses and a card for her 40th birthday.
The Duchess of Sussex’s father spoke about the sentimental gift and message he sent to the former actress who became a member of the British royal family when she tied the knot with Prince Harry in 2018, on her landmark birthday on August 4th.
The retired lighting director told TMZ that he sent in a postcard with a note: “Wish you a happy birthday and bright days.”
He also added two yellow roses to a dozen red roses to represent Meghan and Harry’s children, Archie, two, and Lilibet, two months old.
Thomas made no secret of the fact that he wanted to be a part of the life of his grandchildren, and even threatened to sue his daughter in order to see the children.
Thomas has not seen Meghan since her wedding to Prince Harry three years ago, and he is ready to take drastic measures “in the very near future” to meet their children.
Last month he said: “We must not punish [Lili] for the bad behavior of Meghan and Harry.
“Archie and Lily are young children. They are not politicians. They are not pawns. They are not part of the game. Plus they are royals and have the same rights as any other royals …
“I will be petitioning the California courts for the right to see my grandchildren in the very near future.”
Thomas also laughed at Harry’s recent announcement that he would release his memoir next year, insisting that “after three sessions with psychiatrists and Oprah Winfrey” the prince “has nothing more to say.”
Thomas previously said that he only discovered that he was a grandfather again when he heard the news “on the radio.”
He said, “I didn’t speak to her [Meghan] two days before the wedding … no phone calls, I only heard it on the radio …
“I will be very disappointed that I will not be able to hold my granddaughter.”
Thomas still does not understand why Megan decided to cut off all contact with him.
While the proud dad admits he made a mistake in judgment when he posed paparazzi photos of him receiving a suit and shopping for his wedding in May 2018, he insists he didn’t do anything so bad that Meghan would choose to distance herself entirely from him. …
He said, “I’ve made mistakes. I apologized a hundred times for this … If I did something terribly wrong, it would be good, but I didn’t. “