THOMAS Markle revealed he hopes baby Archie will get HIS nose so Prince Harry and Meghan will "always have to look at him".
The 75-year-old has not spoken to his daughter since she married into the Royal Family – opening up about his devastation he was not there to walk her down the aisle.
The former Hollywood lighting director has not even met his grandson Archie, who was born in May last year.
But the grandfather said he wanted Meghan, 38, to still think of him despite their estrangement – and revealed he hopes eight-month-old Archie will help remind her of him.
He said: "I hope he has my nose because every time they look at Archie they’ll see me."
The American-born retiree last night opened up in a tell-all Channel 5 documentary – Thomas Markle: My Story, saying he missed his daughter but feared "to them, I don't exist".
Thomas said: "Harry is part of my family – we should be talking.
"Meghan was my most important relationship and my pride and joy.
"I miss Meghan. I miss who she was. I don’t know she is now. That’s the problem."
In the doc, Thomas reveals never-before-seen home movie footage featuring Meghan from the ages of 11 and 16.
The video clips were filmed during a period when the Duchess of Sussex lived with her father – a period Thomas calls "my happiest years."
The bombshell documentary came as Meghan and Harry announced they were stepping down as royals – paying back the £2.4m on refurbishments to their Frogmore Cottage and moving to Canada part-time.
'THEY SAID THEY WOULD PROTECT ME'
Thomas said the last time he had spoken to Harry was on his hospital bed after he suffered a heart attack days before the royal wedding.
He claims he told the prince: “It’s a shame I didn’t die because you both could pretend that you’re sad and then I hung up.
"I haven’t heard from them or spoken to them since.”
The twice-married retiree criticised the couple for not supporting him in the run-up to their high profile wedding.
He said: "Meghan and Harry said ‘we’ll protect you from this’.
"But their protection was to tell me ‘don’t talk to anyone’.
Thomas said he had been left "jealous" that it was Prince Charles who walked Meghan down the aisle.
Thomas, who had recently undergone surgery after a heart attack, instead watched the ceremony on TV from a safe house while hiding from photographers.
He said: "My daughter looked beautiful. I wish that I could have been there with her. I was certainly appreciative Charles was there."
Thomas added: "I admit I cried a bit about that. To this day I can't forget that moment, she was beautiful. It was a nice wedding."
Meghan and Harry are now in Canada with baby Archie, expected to remain there after the Queen allowed them to step back from their royal duties.
And Meghan told close friends that Harry quitting his royal role is “the best thing that could ever happen” to him, it was claimed.
A source said: "She said that like her, his spirit was being crushed and she simply couldn't bear to see him suffer anymore."
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