Thomas Markle Snr has said his grandaughter's name "Lilibet" is "not necessary" while begging daughter Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry to let him meet her.

The Sussexes welcomed Lilibet 'Lili' Diana into the world in June with the new arrival weighing a healthy 7lb 11oz.

But the youngster is yet to meet her grandfather Thomas Markle Snr – who has also never met her brother Archie who is now two years old.

And now, Thomas Markle Snr has hit out at his daughter Meghan and her husband Prince Harry over their treatment of the royal family in a recent television interview on GB News.

In an interview with host Dan Wootton, Mr Markle said he would "dearly like" to meet and hold Lilibet, as well as her brother Archie.

But he also revealed he refuses to call his granddaughter by her full name.

Mr Markle said: "I call her Lili. Just plain Lili. I think that's a great name. Lili is a perfect name for her.

"I'd like to see her. I'd dearly like to see her and hold her.

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"Same for Archie, I'd like to see Archie as well.

"But I don't think Lilibet is necessary, Lili is perfect."

During the television interview, Mr Markle also labeled the Sussexes' "attacks" on the Royal Family as "embarrassing and unforgivable".

He said: "Both Meghan and Harry are attacking the royal family from both of them and for god's sakes, attacking a 95-year-old great-grandmother.

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"It's unforgivable and none of the rest of the royals have deserved what they've been shoveled out either.

"It's embarrassing that they're doing this.

Thomas Snr also claimed Meghan has "changed" and branded her a liar who has been dishonest for years.

He said: "She's changed, she's not the daughter I knew.

"My daughter was a much more giving, loving person than she is now."

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Meghan and her husband Prince Harry announced on January 8 last year that they would be stepping back from their senior positions within the royal family following talks at Sandringham with Prince Charles, Prince William, and the Queen.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have since relocated with their son, Archie, to California, where they have since been joined by newborn daughter Lilibet.

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