Though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had a Zoom call with the Queen to introduce their newborn daughter, Lilibet, the actress' estranged father, Thomas Markle, has yet to hear from them.
While on 60 Minutes Australia, Thomas was asked about his newest grandchild. He revealed that though he would like to see the baby, he has no way of letting the couple know that.
"I'm still waiting for them to get to me. I had tried early on to contact them and never got through," he explained. "At this point I don't know their number."
"I'll be very disappointed that I don't get to hold my granddaughter. 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," he noted. "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."
Though Meghan and her father's relationship soured in recent years, she found it unforgivable when he lied to her about working with the press for a story. Thomas acknowledged his mistake, but still thinks he deserves forgiveness.
"Of course it hurts, there are axe murderers in prison and their family comes to see them. I’m not an axe murder. I made one dumb mistake and I’ve been punished for it," he stated. "This show they’ve been on, they talk about compassion, there’s no compassion for me, no compassion for my family, and no compassion for the world."
By the end of his rant, Thomas started discussing the subject in a more positive manner.
"I am hoping we can work out the problems. I don't think there are any problems that can't be worked out," he expressed. "I've said I am sorry about the initial problem. If I've said anything today that offended anyone, I am sorry about that too. I am just telling the truth and how I feel about what is going on."
Despite the tension, Thomas said he wishes "Harry and Meghan and Archie and my new granddaughter all the love and best wishes in the world."