While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle insist they're much more content living in California, the latter's estranged father, Thomas Markle, believes the two have a rather lonely and boring life in America.
"Harry and Meghan are living like hermits in a 26-room house. They never have parties they never have guests, I think the only guests they have are their million dollar lawyers," he stated on GB News. "Otherwise it's Harry walking his dogs or riding his bicycle. I don't understand what they're doing."
Royal experts seem to agree with the father-of-three's harsh words.
"In only four years they’ve been on an extraordinary journey, making such huge decisions. But as Harry said, they are in it together, as a team," author Katie Nicholl explained to OK!. " When you think about what they’ve turned their backs on, what they’ve given up and particularly the sacrifices Harry has made, it’s just as well they’re such a strong unit because they’ve only really got each other. Meghan’s only family connections are with her mother, Doria, and Harry’s ties with his family are hanging by a thread."
Since the Duchess of Sussex isn't on good terms with her father, he's yet to meet his grandkids, Archie and Lilibet — something he's been up in arms about. In fact, he told Fox News last year, "I will be petitioning the California courts for the rights to see my grandchildren in the very near future."
However, the former lighting director doesn't know the pair's new address or even have a telephone number for them.
"I'm still waiting for them to get to me. I had tried early on to contact them and never got through. At this point I don't know their number. I'll be very disappointed that I don't get to hold my granddaughter," he noted. "On July 18, I'll be 77 years old. Most of the Markle men don't make it much past 80. I might never see my grandchildren. I'm not looking for pity. I'm just saying that's a reality. All I can say is that I hope eventually I get to see these grandchildren of mine. I’m a pretty good grandpa."