Thomas Markle is still upset that he doesn't have a relationship with his daughter Meghan Markle.
“Of course it hurts, there are axe murderers in prison and their family comes to see them," Thomas said on 60 Minutes Australia. “I’m not an axe murder. I made one dumb mistake and I’ve been punished for it. 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."
He added, "If I had done something terribly wrong, that would be fine, but I haven't.”
Meghan and Harry recently welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Diana, into the world, and the lighting director is coming to terms with the fact that he might not make it to meet either of his grandchildren.
“I'll be very disappointed that I don't get to hold my granddaughter," he shared. “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.”
In March, Meghan told Oprah Winfrey she stopped talking to her dad after he lied to her and spoke to the press about his involvement in the wedding.
“I’ve apologized a hundred times for it," he said. “I’m not bitter, I’m confused. I just don’t have the answer. I want an answer. If I had done something terribly wrong that would be fine but I haven’t. I just want an answer. I don’t know if anybody that’s that cold to do this and now Meghan’s doing it to me and Harry’s doing it to his father. That’s a cold thing to do and it’s even more cold to do it to the Queen, who is in her nineties. That’s a cold thing to do.”
Ultimately, Thomas is "hoping" his feud with Meghan and Harry comes to an end. "I love you guys. I am hoping we can work out the problems. I don't think there are any problems that can't be worked out," he said. "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."