Speculation remains as to whether Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. One member of the Markle family has confirmed their attendance: Thomas Markle, Meghan’s outspoken father.
'Ghosted by our children'
Mr Markle announced his intention to travel to the UK for events marking the Queen’s 70th year on the throne to GB News. He said:
I’m looking forward to it [flying over for the Jubilee]. I’m going to show my respect for the Queen and I’m going to make sure that the Queen understands that my entire family respects the Queen and the Royals.
We admire them and we want them to know that’s how we feel about them and that’s how we feel about England.
I would like to meet with Prince Charles and thank him for walking my daughter down the aisle, and also to meet and talk with him because I think we have a lot in common now. We’ve pretty much both been ghosted by our children.
He will fly to London in June in an attempt to reunite with his daughter and 'repair' their fractured relationship. When asked if he was expecting them to attend, Mr Markle said:
I’m getting the feeling that if they know I’m coming, they won’t be coming. But if they do come I would love to reach out, speak with them and try to figure out what was wrong and how we can repair it.
A 'slap in the face to the Queen'
However, in the same conversation he also labelled his son-in-law Prince Harry an 'idiot' and being 'whipped like no person I think I’ve ever seen' by his daughter.
He went on to criticise the couple for not bringing their children Lilibet and Archie to the UK to meet the Queen when they visited her recently.
Not bringing the children was like another slap in the face to the Queen.
It was very rude and the wrong thing to do. It makes no sense at all... I don’t know if it’s Meghan or if it’s Harry but the Queen should have every right to see her great-grandchildren and I should have the right to see my grandchildren. So if they show up I hope they bring the kids.