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Thomas Markle Snr Speaks Out Following Birth Of Royal Grandson

By Ally Parker May 7, 2019

"GOD save the Queen."

Meghan Markle's somewhat estranged father, Thomas Markle Snr, has released a statement regarding the birth of his sixth grandchild.

The former lighting director, 74, released a statement via The Sun saying:

“I'm delighted to hear that mother and child are doing well.

“I am proud that my new grandson is born into the British royal family and I am sure that he will grow up to serve the crown and the people of Britain with grace, dignity, and honour.

“GOD bless the child and I wish him health and happiness, and my congratulations to my lovely daughter Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry, and GOD save the Queen.”

Thomas Markle has been out of the public eye for some time now after allegations he staged paparazzi photos and a number of public statements including telling Good Morning Britain, "Perhaps it would be easier for Meghan if I died."

The official Sussex Royal Instagram account shared the news in the early hours of the morning, sharing that Meghan had given birth to a boy weighing seven pounds and three ounces (3.2 kilograms).

In a public statement, Harry said Meghan and the newborn were doing "incredibly well" and that they were still thinking about names.

"It's been the most amazing experience I could ever imagine. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. But, we’re both absolutely thrilled. And so grateful to all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing," he said.

"For us, I think we’ll be seeing you guys in probably in two days time, as planned, as a family... so everyone can see the baby."

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