Meghan Markle's estranged father, Thomas, is part of a new Channel 5 documentary called Thomas Markle: My Story, and in it he is making all sorts of bold claims, like that the royal family owes him money and that the next time his daughter sees him it'll be at his funeral.
"The last time they might see me is being lowered into the ground," he said in the documentary, according to Page Six. "I don't think at this point they are thrilled to see me or want to talk to me."
Thomas says that the criticism he was under due to his daughter's high profile ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry led to him drinking excessively.
"My clothing were critiqued, the way I looked was critiqued, the things I bought was critiqued," he explained. "Suddenly, I became an alcoholic."
Just days ahead of the May 2018 royal nuptials, during which he was set to walk his daughter down the aisle at St. George's Chapel, Markle found himself shrouded in scandal when news broke that he had staged photos, which he received 30 percent of the sales for. Shortly after, he experienced a heart attack and had a conversation with Prince Harry that seemed to be the breaking point.
Thomas then recounted a conversation he had with Prince Harry.
"Harry said to me, 'If you had listened to me, this would not have happened to you,'" Markle claimed. "If I stayed in the house, and never spoken to anyone this wouldn't have happened. To me, that was a very rude thing to say, especially when he knew I was lying in a hospital bed. At that point I said to him, 'It's too bad I didn't die because you guys could pretend that you're sad,' and then I hung up on them. I was done. That may have caused everything, I don't know. But I've not heard from them or spoken to them since."
Later in the documentary, he told the story of how he found out he was going to be a grandfather.
"I was sitting in my car waiting to cross the border and I heard the good news from the royals is that Meghan is pregnant," Markle recalled. "Which is almost a joke — when you tell people, well, you heard it on the radio…This is my daughter, talking about my grandchild. She's going to have a grandchild that's mine. I'm not hearing about it on the phone, I'm hearing about it on the radio."