Meghan Markle’s estranged father has said that the rift between them means his daughter will never see him again.
Speaking in the Channel 5 documentary Thomas Markle: My Story, Mr Markle, who is set to face his daughter in a bitter court battle, said she and Prince Harry will only see him when he is “lowered into the ground”.
The 75-year-old told the programme: “The last time they might see me is being lowered into the ground.
“I don't think at this point they're thrilled to see me or want to talk to me.”
Mr Markle’s interview comes after the Queen finalised plans to allow Harry and Meghan to step down from their roles as “senior royals” so they can live in North America.
He lashed out at the couple for deciding to give up their home in the UK, describing their decision as “embarrassing”.
He went on: “Every young girl wants to become a princess and she got that and now she's tossing that away… it looks like she's tossing that away for money…
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“Apparently $3m and a 26-room home isn't enough for them… it is kind of embarrassing to me.”
Speaking about when he was told about Meghan’s relationship with Harry, Mr Markle said he “didn’t know what it meant”.
And he revealed that he was told not to apologise for missing his daughter’s wedding after he suffered a heart attack.
He said: “I want to apologise to the Queen and to the Royal Family. I want to do that and I was told by them, ‘don't'.
“And I was scheduled to go to the airport and go fly to England because they still wanted me to come to the wedding and be at the wedding.”
Mr Markle was told by doctors that he couldn’t fly to the UK to attend the wedding and said Meghan “cried and was very upset” when he broke the news.
The 90-minute documentary, where Mr Markle discusses his “complicated” relationship with his daughter, comes as Meghan and Harry arrived in Canada to start their new lives.
Harry this week told guests at a charity dinner that the couple had “no choice” but to step back from the Royal Family.
Thomas Markle: My Story airs on Wednesday night at 9pm on Channel 5.