Duchess Meghan's father has slammed his daughter and the Royal Family for cutting him out of her life.
After Thomas Markle collaborated with the paparazzi to stage shots of himself before the Royal Wedding and then later gave interviews blasting the British Royal Family, he says he no longer has any way of contacting his daughter, who married Prince Harry in May.
He told the Mail On Sunday: "I'm really hurt that she's cut me off completely. I used to have a phone number and text number for her personal aides at the Palace, but after I said a few critical words about the Royal Family changing Meghan, they cut me off.
"Those numbers were disconnected, they no longer work. I have no way of contacting my daughter."
Thomas, 74, missed the Royal Wedding after suffering a heart attack but he said it might be better for Meghan if he died.
He said: "Perhaps it would be easier for Meghan if I died.
"Everybody would be filled with sympathy for her. But I hope we reconcile. I'd hate to die without speaking to Meghan again."
However, he also launched an extraordinary attack on Meghan, 36, claiming she owes him for everything.
He said: "Meghan was apparently upset with me for saying that she and Harry will probably have a baby soon.
"But Meghan's been saying that herself for the past six or seven years, talking about how much she wants a family. Harry's been saying it too. That's fine.
"I tell you, I've just about reached my limit with Meghan and the Royal Family. They want me to be silent, they want me to just go away. But I won't be silenced.
"I refuse to stay quiet. What riles me is Meghan's sense of superiority. She'd be nothing without me. I made her the Duchess she is today. Everything that Meghan is, I made her."
And Mr Markle went on to invoke Prince Harry's late mother Princess Diana, saying she would be outraged at how he is being treated.
He said: "They [the Royal Family] have Meghan treating her father in a way that Harry's mother, Princess Diana, would have loathed. That's not what Diana stood for."