The Royal biographer Andrew Morton has said Thomas is “trying to keep his nose clean” since Archie Harrison was born. Since Meghan Markle joined the Royal Family, her feud with her father has been high-profile with a stream of public blunders and outbursts. Firstly he staged paparazzi pictures before her wedding to Prince Harry and then he missed the ceremony, leaving it to Prince Charles to walk Meghan down the ailse.
The retired Emmy award-wining lighting director pulled out of the wedding before he revealed he had life-saving heart surgery.
The 74-year-old also gave a series of tabloid and television interviews before he published letters she had sent to him.
Mr Morton said on Yahoo’s Royal Box: “Tom Markle has been very quiet recently.
“He’s been approached by Italian, French and German and other TV stations to talk about his relationship with Meghan, or non-relationship, and he turned them down.”
Despite having little known contact with Meghan, Mr Markle said he was “delighted” by the birth of his grandson and hoped he would “serve the crown and the people of Britain with grace, dignity, and honour”.
Mr Markle released a statement from Mexico following the birth of baby Archie, he said: “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.”
Mr Markle already has five grandchildren. His daughter Samantha has three children: 19-year-old Noelle; Ashleigh, 32; and Christopher, 33.
Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland has been staying with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex so she can help out with baby Archie.