Thomas Markle Says He Plans to Petition California Courts to See His Grandchildren

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Meghan Markle hasn’t talked to her father for some time, but that may change if Thomas Markle gets his way.

The Duchess of Sussex’s estranged father told Fox News that he wants to be a part of his grandchildren’s lives and will take his daughter to court over the matter. He claimed, “I will be petitioning the California courts for the rights to see my grandchildren in the very near future.”

He also expressed concern for grandson Archie Harrison and granddaughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana, telling the conservative news organization that he believes Meghan and husband Prince Harry have shown “bad behavior” in their dealings with the royal family.

“Archie and Lili are small children. They’re not politics. They’re not pawns. They’re not part of the game,” he continued. “And they’re also royal and entitled to the same rights as any other royal.”

Meghan previously told Oprah Winfrey that while she cares for her father, she can’t understand why he’s worked with the same tabloids that she mistrusts.

“I mean, I look at Archie, I think about this child and I go, ‘I genuinely can’t imagine doing anything to intentionally cause pain to my child,'” she explained. “I can’t imagine it. So, it’s hard for me to reconcile that.”

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SOURCE: E! Online, Cydney Contreras