Though Meghan Markle and her father, Thomas Markle, don't always see eye to eye, Wendy Williams believes the former actress, 39, will eventually feel guilty about cutting off her estranged dad.
"I'm team Thomas on this particular thing ... He's an old man ... He's apparently not well ... He goes in and out of swollen ankles ... He doesn't look spry at 76," Williams said on her show.
Meghan and her dad cut ties after he lied to her before her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018.
"If we're going to use the word betrayal, it's because when we were told by the comms team that this was going to be a story coming out – the tabloids had apparently known for a month or so and decided to hold until the Sunday before our wedding to create drama, which is also really key in all of this," she explained to Oprah Winfrey.
"We called my dad and I asked him and he said, 'No, absolutely not [I didn't talk to the tabloids],'" Meghan shared. "I said, 'You know, the institution has never intervened for anything for us but they can try to go in and kill this story, but if they do this once, we're not going to be able to use this leverage to protect our own kids one day.' I said, 'I just need you to tell me the truth and we can help.' And he wasn't able to do that."
"That, for me, has really resonated, especially now as a mother," she concluded. "I look at Archie and think about this child and I go, 'I genuinely can't imagine doing anything to intentionally cause pain to my child; I can't imagine it.' So, it's hard for me to reconcile that."
After the incident, Thomas has yet to meet Archie and his soon-to-be granddaughter. However, Williams thinks Meghan should give him the benefit of the doubt.
"He's got two grandchildren that he's never met. Meghan does not have to accept him all the way in her family. But maybe a little hideout one day in Malibu. And invite him over with no press involved," the TV host expressed.
"And maybe have him play with the grandchildren and have some scones, and then send him on his way. I just feel like at his age, and all he's been through in life," Williams noted. "How bout maybe he just wants to hug his daughter and see his grandchildren? If Harry doesn't want to be involved fine, but if something detrimental happens to this man, she will regret it."
For his part, Thomas apologized for hurting his daughter.
"I wish I hadn't done the whole thing," he told Good Morning Britain on March 9. "But here's the other side ... It's like no one took any time to protect any member of our family. We were attacked by the press every day — my oldest daughter, my son, myself, my grandchildren — all of us were attacked by the press. Nobody was there to care for us. No one looked after us."