Thomas Markle, the estranged father of Meghan Markle, has pleaded for forgiveness and permission to meet his grand-daughter Lilibet.
In a teaser for a world exclusive interview with 60 Minutes set to air on Sunday, the retired Hollywood lighting director, 76, who has not spoken to the Duchess of Sussex, 39, since she married Prince Harry three years ago, said he would love to talk to her.
After her father was caught staging paparazzi shots ahead of her royal wedding to Prince Harry in 2018, Meghan cut off contact with him, according to OK! magazine.
Thomas Markle begged for forgiveness for his “one dumb mistake” and stated that he is desperate for a truce
I haven’t spoken to her [Meghan] since two days before they got married,” he reveals in the 40-second teaser.
And when asked about where he learnt of Lilibet’s birth he said: “No phone calls, I just heard it on the radio.
I’ll be very disappointed that I don’t get to hold my granddaughter.”
Thomas Markle hasn’t been introduced to his grandson Archie yet either. In the interview, he told reporter Tom Steinfort: “I’ve made mistakes. I apologised a hundred times for it.”
Meanwhile, he says he’s perplexed as to why he hasn’t heard from his daughter, saying, “If I had done something terribly wrong, that would be fine, but I haven’t.”
This comes just days after Meghan Markle welcomed her second child. Lilibet Diana was born on June 4th at 11:40 a.m. at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces, according to a spokesperson for the couple.