Meghan Markle’s estranged dad is claimed to have said he doesn’t trust his daughter anymore because of her “lies” and has given up hopes of a reconciliation.
Thomas is said to be refuting claims made about him in the bombshell new book Finding Freedom, which is said to have been tacitly approved by Meghan and Prince Harry.
The couple have tried to distance themselves from the book, which was written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, insisting they did not contribute and it was based on “independent reporting”.
But they have not denied the contents.
Meghan’s half-brother Tom Markle Jnr, who speaks to their dad every day said the 76-year-old plans to enjoy his retirement travelling the world to distract himself from the heartbreak following the book’s revelations.
Speaking exclusively he said: “He doesn’t trust her and doesn’t want to know that person because of the lies, manipulation and deceit.
“He just had his 76th birthday – needless to say, he didn’t hear from Meghan.
“As far as a reunion goes, he’s given up on Meghan and Harry completely.
“Dad wants to die a happy man. He’s had enough BS.
“He’s better off enjoying his retirement and travelling – and forget Meghan altogether.”
But despite now giving up on his daughter, Thomas – who lives in Rosarito, Mexico – is still desperate to build a relationship with his 14-month-old grandson Archie his son said.
“He will fight and pursue the avenues needed to see Archie,” Tom said.
“They’re not the only ones who can launch a court case. He’d love to hold that little boy one time.”
Tom Jnr said his dad denies the book’s claims he ignored scores of texts and calls telling him to come to her and Harry’s 2018 wedding.
“It says Harry spoke to our dad to say if he’d listened to him, Harry, there wouldn’t have been any problems. That just did not happen,” he said.
“All these hundreds of texts and calls Meghan sent my dad ahead of the wedding? Our father wasn’t even at his house. He was in hospital.
“His phone was switched off. That’s why he didn’t answer, there’s no way he could have. Our dad actually called her scores of times ahead of the wedding after he made the mistake of doing those pics, but he was ignored.
“The Palace told Meghan and Harry to send help for my father so he could deal with the Press but they refused. Meghan herself said no.”
Tom Jnr also claimed the infamous letter his 38-year-old sibling sent their dad – triggering a high-profile privacy case at the High Court – includes as-yet-unrevealed contents he describes as “horrifying” and “very hurtful”.
The retired Hollywood lighting expert is expected to give evidence against Meghan as part of the case.
He said Harry, 35, has gone “from the British Army and Royal Family to changing diapers at a multi-million dollar property thousands of miles from his family while being told what to say and do by Meghan.”