"My thing about my daughter right now is that I think she is terrified," Thomas said. “I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face and I see it in her smile. I’ve seen her smile for years. I know her smile. I don’t like the one I’m seeing now. This one isn’t even a stage smile – this is a pained smile."
“It really worries me," he continued. "I think she’s under too much pressure. There’s a high price to pay to be married to that family.”
“Why in 2018 are we dressing like the 1930s? Why do they have to cover their knees?” he said.
Thomas said that despite his efforts, he has been unable to reach Meghan since they spoke briefly after her May 19 wedding to Prince Harry.
"Since the [first] interview, the phone number that I call doesn't work anymore," he said. "The, I guess, liaison with the royal family never answers back, and there's no address I can write to, so I have no way of contacting my daughter."
"My message [to her] would be, 'I love you, I miss you, I'm sorry for anything that went wrong,'" he added. "And I want to be her child's grandfather and I want to be near them. I want to be a part of their life. I'd like to put our differences behind us, and get together. I miss you very much."
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018
Britain's Prince Harry, and his fiancee Meghan Markle, leave after a visit to the Titanic tourist attraction in Belfast, Northern Ireland March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle meet local school children during a walkabout on a visit to Birmingham, Britain, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, throws a volleyball as he and Meghan Markle watch a sitting volleyball match during a visit to the team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in Bath, Britain, April 6, 2018. Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via Reuters
Britain's Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, and Meghan Markle watch athletes at the team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in Bath, Britain, April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast, Northern Ireland March 23, 2018. Niall Carson/Pool via REUTERS
Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry visit a cafe and social business called Social Bite in Edinburgh, Britain, February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Owen Humphreys/Pool
Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry, meet members of the public during a walkabout on the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle, Britain, February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Milligan/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry whispers to Meghan Markle as they watch a dance performance by Jukebox Collective in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, Britain, January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Birchall/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle watch a dance performance by Jukebox Collective in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, Britain, January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Birchall/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle greet well wishers as they leave after visiting radio station Reprezent FM, in Brixton, London January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attend a Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration on ANZAC Day at Westminster Abbey in London, Britain, April 25, 2018. Eddie Mulholland/Pool via Reuters
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle arrive at a service at St Martin-in-The Fields to mark 25 years since Stephen Lawrence was killed in a racially motivated attack, in London, Britain, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Women's Empowerment reception hosted by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Royal Aeronautical Society on April 19, 2018 in London, England. Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attend a reception with delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, April 18, 2018. Yui Mok/Pool via Reuters
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He also had a message for Harry.
"Get over [it]," he said he would tell his son-in-law if he had the chance. "I'm your new father-in law. My answer to the royal family is 'I'm Meghan Markle's dad, we're just a family now.'"
"They understand he has been harassed by the paparazzi 24/7 but it’s hard for them to accept his apology when he’s again taking cash," the source said.
"Meghan loves her father deeply and Harry and Meghan have tried to offer him support and guidance adjusting to the media attention," the source added. "But the relationship is fractured and it will be interesting to see where they go from here."