Despite their complicated relationship, Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas is ‘filled with love’ after learning that his daughter is expecting! As you know, the palace has confirmed that the Duchess and Prince Harry are going to be parents for the first time!
As for Meghan’s father, he revealed during an interview for The Mail that he found out the great news while listening to the radio!
‘I was sitting in line waiting to cross the border when I heard the baby announcement on the car radio. The first thing that I thought about was holding Meghan in my arms as a newborn 37 years ago. I thought, ‘My baby’s having a baby.’ It was a really proud moment,’ he stated.
Thomas Markle went on to add that ‘I was filled with love, joy, happiness for both my daughter and for my son-in-law. A new baby’s a blessing, and I look forward to seeing a little Meghan or a little Harry.’
The news that the former actress is going to be a mom was made official on Monday.
In addition, a statement about her mother, Doria Ragland being super excited was also released.
‘Ms. Ragland’s very happy about the lovely news, and she looks forward to welcoming her very first grandchild,’ Kensington Palace shared with ET in a statement.
As for Thomas, when asked if he was told about becoming a grandfather, the Palace refused to comment.
Obviously, no one told him and it’s not surprising considering that ever since her royal wedding, Meghan has completely ignored her father as he continued to talk to the press despite her and the Royal Family’s request not to.
Thomas would often slam the royals including Harry and his daughter which drove them further apart.
During his interview with Daily Mail, however, he refused to diss his daughter and Prince Harry.
Furthermore, he said that he does not want anyone to ‘feel sorry’ for him that Meghan did not tell him about the pregnancy.
‘I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me. Me not getting a call about it is likely a misunderstanding regarding my two heart attacks and missing the wedding. There’s been so much misinformation and lies that perhaps made them mistrust me.’
Still, the man is very excited! ‘I was not surprised by the announcement. Meghan loves children and she and Harry have been talking about wanting to have a family from the very start. I am delighted for them both. She has always been wonderful with children and most of her friends have families so she is used to being around kids. She’ll make a fantastic mother.’
‘I love my daughter and always will. She will be a great mom. I wish her and Harry nothing but the best,’ Thomas said.
Could this be the beginning of a healing process between the father and daughter?