Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are denying Archie and Lilibet the opportunity to meet their grandparents, her father Thomas Markle has alleged.
The Sussexes, according to 77-year-old Thomas Markle, are being “terribly unfair” to Archie, 2, and Lilibet, 3 months, by keeping them away from him.
He said he had yet to meet them when speaking to Australian television from his property in Mexico, 120 miles south of Harry and Meghan’s £11 million Montecito estate.
Meghan’s mother, his ex-wife, Doria Ragland, is the only family member who visits the kids on a regular basis, he says.
Thomas told Channel 7 in Australia: “‘I think they are being deprived of seeing all their grandparents and I think they are being deprived of seeing all their relatives and I think that’s terribly unfair to them.
‘I’ve had offers from several lawyers – pro-bono – because we do have the right to sue to see our grandchildren,’ he added when asked if he would take legal action to visit the children.
“But to me, that’s like trying to descend into a game and using them like pawns and I won’t sue to see them because I just think that’s using them and it’s not what I plan to do.
“They shouldn’t be used, they are just babies. So no, I will wait,” he said.
‘I will wait patiently until they are ready to bring them to me. But as long as my daughter has the attitude she doesn’t want me to see them, that’s the way it’s going to be.’
“I would like them, all four of them, to go back to England and fulfil their duties. It’s better for the children and it’s better for them.
“By not taking them back they are cheating their children. They also get much better protection in England than in Montecito.
“I would like to see them maybe make up with the Queen and make up with his [Harry’s] father, and then we can make up.”
His remarks were delivered during a 15-minute interview with Channel 7’s morning show.
Mr Markle hasn’t spoken to the Duchess of Sussex in years, but since her engagement to Prince Harry in 2017, he’s been openly commenting on her life.
He accused Harry of ‘failing as a husband’ amid Meghan’s mental health crisis after a pretty archaic diatribe about how Harry hadn’t asked him for Meghan’s hand in marriage.
The Duchess of Sussex, 40, revealed she had considered suicide during the couple’s appearance with Oprah earlier this year.
She said, however, that despite seeking assistance from royal authorities, she was denied any medical assistance.
“I think Harry was a total failure as a husband, because if a wife or child of mine came to me and say I have psychological problems and was thinking about suicide I would get them directly to a doctor,” Thomas said.
“I wouldn’t have to go and check with someone first.”
It comes after Thomas, who hopes to get closer to Meghan, gave her flowers and wished her a “bright future” on her birthday.