Thomas Markle, appearing via video link from Mexico, told Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley that he thinks Prince Harry has abandoned “The Queen, the royal family, the British people and the army”.
“All he does now is ride a bicycle around the neighbourhood he lives in. It’s not much of a life for him either, it doesn’t make sense.”
He also revealed that he thinks his daughter, who he hasn’t tried to contact since a month ago, has changed since joining the Royal Family.
He told the programme: “I don’t know what changed her. She’s never been that way before. She’s pretty much disowned both sides of her family and I don’t understand the reason for it.”
When asked about his two new grandchildren Archie and Lilibet, Thomas Markle made an emotional plea to be able to see them, but told Good Morning Britain that he’s not considering suing his daughter for the right to do so.
“I’m not going to [treat] my grandchildren as pawns in a game. They’re not part of the game. They’re my grandchildren and I want to see them” he said.
The 77-year-old was speaking on the show ahead of a party taking place tonight to celebrate the people who donated to Princess Diana’s statue which was unveiled in the Kensington Palace Gardens earlier this year – an event which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be attending.