Thomas Markle sees the birth of his royal grandson as a “catalyst” to improve his relationship with daughter Meghan Markle, and is now ready to “become a new leaf” as a grandfather.
Now that Meghan Markle, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, have welcomed their first child into the world, Thomas Markle, 74, hopes that he will be incorporated into the family as a grandfather. “Thomas Markle is really looking for a way to return to his daughter’s good grace and be there for her in a more consistent basis in her life,” says a source close to Meghan’s father ONLY HollywoodLife. “Although he missed this wonderful moment of birth” on May 6, our source adds: “he hopes this will be the catalyst to return to a great place in their relationship.”
Thomas had claimed that Meghan “completely cut him off” in an interview with The Time on Sunday on July 28, shortly after it was revealed that he was performing paparazzi photos to his daughter’s royal wedding to Harry (who Thomas decided not to attend) ). However, conflicting reports suggested that Meghan had not ended the contact as her father had suggested – with all the back and forth, Thomas Markle just wants to look ahead. “He hopes that as a parent, Meghan Markle will learn a new level of responsibility and unconditional love that comes with having a child and that every difficult time can be defeated,” continues our source. “He wants to talk to her more, see her more and want to be more in her life. Thomas Markle is willing to change and make a new magazine to return to a great father and now great-grandfather.”
There is no official confirmation that Thomas and Meghan have reconnected in the months following the royal wedding in May 2018, and Thomas Markle really feels that this [birth] will be the pressure the family needs to get back together “, adds our source. “Thomas is disappointed that he was not present before the birth of his royal grandson. He is wounded that he has no better relationship with his daughter Meghan and his son-in-law Harry.”
Thomas only grows more regret if he misses these important milestones. “Now that the gap is widening and he is missing the birth of his grandson, Thomas is more frustrated. Thomas Markle is sad that things have gone the way they are and he is deeply saddened by the distance in the family, “our source continues.” He feels terrible about some of the mistakes he has made and wishes him a healthier relationship could have with Meghan and her new family. Thomas hopes that things will change and that he will get a chance to be part of his grandson’s life. “