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Meghan Markle's Father Claims His Daughter And Son-In-Law Harry Have Treated King Charles 'So Badly'

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By Favour Adegoke on June 24, 2024 at 3:15 PM EDT
Updated on June 24, 2024 at 3:19 PM EDT

Meghan Markle's estranged father, Thomas Markle, has made a striking comparison between himself and King Charles III, suggesting that he and the monarch share a common experience: being mistreated by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex while battling health issues.

Thomas also expressed his longing to reconnect with his grandchildren as he prepares to mark his 80th birthday in July.

Meghan Markle's father's confession comes after a royal expert revealed that the duchess and her husband, Prince Harry, are running out of time to amend their strained relationship with the royal family.

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Meghan Markle's Father Wants To Know Why She And Prince Harry Have Treated King Charles 'So Badly'

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Meghan's father, Thomas, likened himself to King Charles, noting that he and the monarch have suffered being shut out by their children.

In a recent conversation with the Daily Mail, the soon-to-be octogenarian decried how he and Charles are both battling respective health troubles while being estranged from the children, adding that he feels "deep empathy" for the king, whom he believes is "in the same boat" as himself.

"I would love to speak to him because I am sure he has as many unanswered questions as I do," Thomas told the news outlet. "Neither of us deserves the treatment we've received. He is going through cancer treatment, and I'm not in the best of health."

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"I have so many questions I'd like to ask Meghan and Harry," he added. "The main one being, why have they treated not only me but the royal family and the king so badly?

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Thomas Markle Longs To See His Grandkids, Prince Archie And Princess Lilibet

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Ahead of his birthday on July 18, Thomas pleads for a special birthday gift from Meghan and Harry, requesting that they let him see his grandchildren, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

"I've never been one for birthdays, but I know the one person I most want to hear from, Meghan, won't be in touch," Thomas told the news outlet.

He continued, "I would love to meet my grandchildren, but I would be happy with a photograph at this stage."

"They have two grandpas who want to see them, one of whom is the King of England," he added. "I never in my 80 years thought I'd be in the same boat as the king."

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Prince Archie And Princess Lilibet Will Soon 'Start Asking Questions,' Thomas Markle Claims

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The former "Suits" actress fell out with her father in 2018, just before she tied the knot with Harry.

Their relationship has continued to tank since then, and even his stroke affliction in 2022 didn't manage to mend scruffled feathers.

The Markle patriarch, however, suggested that Archie and Lilibet are "getting to the age where they will start asking questions."

Thomas further noted that it is only a matter of time before they "realize all the things they have missed out on" due to Harry and Meghan's resignations from their royal roles.

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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Allegedly 'Struggle' To Manage Montecito Home

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After quitting their roles in 2020, Harry and Meghan subsequently relocated to the US, where they reside in their $14 million Montecito mansion with their children.

However, recent reports have suggested they find managing the sprawling property daunting due to its hefty operating cost.

Their mansion reportedly needs 10-15 staff members to manage it, including housekeepers and private chefs, and the couple is responsible for paying them from their pockets.

According to the Mirror, a Real estate expert, Eric Bramlett, estimates that Harry and Meghan's home will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and that the couple "struggles" to maintain it.

"Managing a $14 million mansion like Harry and Meghan's in Montecito takes a lot of work," Bramlett told Fabulous in an interview, adding that running the home comes with "high operating costs."

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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Are 'Running Out Of Time' To Reconcile With The Royal Family

Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Amid reports that they're seeking to secure a permanent home in the UK in an apparent bid to restore broken ties with the royal family, royal expert Richard Eden has suggested that the pair may not have enough time to do that.

Speaking In a recent appearance on the Daily Mail's weekly talk show, "Palace Confidential," Eden noted that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now "irrelevant" to the remaining royal family members, particularly for Harry, who he suggested was "central" to royal plans before he and his wife quit their royal roles, adding that "time is running out to come back while his father is still King."

"We saw that at Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 where it was just Harry and his brother, Camilla, and Charles and, of course, the queen," he explained, adding, "Charles thought that when Harry had a family, they would be carrying out engagements and sharing those duties with William so, I think time is running out."

"If Harry wants to come back at any stage, he needs to do it while his father is still King," Eden shared.

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