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Meghan Markle news: Will Archie Harrison EVER meet the Markle side of his family? – Express

Meghan Markle news: Will Archie Harrison EVER meet the Markle side of his family? – Express

Archie Harrison was born on May 6, and has already met his great-grandparents, Queen and Prince Philip, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles and Camilla. Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, has her mother, Doria Ragland, staying with her while she adjusts to motherhood, so the youngest royal is getting to know his grandmother from the outset. But what about his grandfather, Thomas Markle?

Meghan has had a troubled relationship with her father since her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.

Thomas pulled out of walking his daughter down the aisle amid a staged paparazzi photograph scandal and health issues.

Since then, Thomas, 74, has provided numerous interviews to the British press, but has reportedly not spoken to his daughter.

Now, he fears he’ll never meet his grandson.

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Meghan Markle news: Little Archie charming the Queen (Image: Getty)

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Meghan Markle news: Thomas, 74, has provided numerous interviews to the British press (Image: ITV)

Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha, spoke to The Mirror about her father’s heartbreak after the first pictures of the baby were published last week.

She said: “He was sat in traffic. It was a sad moment for him. Being excluded is like a dagger through his heart.”

Samantha believes Doria, who was married to Thomas from 1979 to 1987, could have helped Thomas be included in the baby celebrations.

She said: “Doria could have said: ‘Get your dad out here’. But sadly there seemed to be a lack of effort.

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Meghan Markle news: Meghan’s half-sister Samantha has been very outspoken too (Image: Getty/ITV)

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Meghan Markle news: Meghan is very close with her mother, Doria Ragland (Image: Getty)

“He is a doting granddad … He buys toys, plays creative games, he’s funny and nurturing and communicative.”

Samantha added she is now making a photo album for Archie, so he can get to know the Markle family too.

She said: “We always have been desperate to heal the rift, but it’s up to Meghan to reach out now.

“Life is short and precious so I hope having the baby will soften her feelings and she will do the right thing.”

However, Thomas’s first wife, Roslyn Markle, mother of Samantha, has warned Meghan never to allow him into Archie’s life.

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Meghan Markle news: Little Archie Harrison was born on May 6 (Image: Getty)

Roslyn, who hasn’t spoken out until now, told the Mirror he was an “awful father” who showed little interest in their young children.

Roslyn said: “Knowing Tom as I do, Meghan would be a fool to have him in her life.

“While he portrays himself as a loving father, he was anything but to our two children during our marriage. It may sound clichéd but a leopard does not change its spots.

“Repeatedly he has shown to Meghan he cannot be trusted. She must know that now.

“I speak not out of bitterness, my life moved on many years ago, but out of concern.

“Archie deserves to be brought up in a happy home, not in this vengeful situation that has been created.

“Tom was an awful father. What makes him think he’d be a great ­grandfather to Archie?”

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