The Duchess of Sussex is refusing to let her family back into her life in order to protect her newborn son, sources have claimed.
Meghan, 37, has not spoken to her father Thomas Markle, 74, since before her wedding and has repeatedly ignored pleas for reconciliation from her half-sister Samantha, 54.
Mr Markle recently used a mutual connection to reach out to his daughter but she did not respond, claiming she had been ‘betrayed’, reports the Mirror.
She is believed to be growing increasingly closer to her father-in-law Prince Charles, 70, as she and Harry, 34, prepare for baby Archie’s christening on Saturday.
Meghan is growing closer to Prince Charles (pictured together in March at Westminster Abbey) as she refuses to let her estranged family back into her life over fears for baby Archie
The Duchess of Sussex, 37, has not spoken to her father Thomas Markle, 74 (pictured together in her younger years), since before her wedding and has repeatedly ignored pleas for reconciliation from her half-sister Samantha, 54
A source close to the couple told the newspaper: ‘Meghan’s overriding view is that there is no place for her father or his extended family in her life right now.
‘She has a strong family unit around her in Harry, with their adorable newborn son, and he has been very, very clear that she only wants positive influences for Archie.’
They added there was ‘zero chance of reconciliation’ and while she doesn’t see Charles as a replacement for her father, he does act as a ‘father figure’ and she believes he is ‘principled man’.
Charles stepped in to walk Meghan down the aisle at Windsor Castle last May after her father suffered heart problems.
He was previously pictured in staged paparazzi shots and has made several unsuccessful attempts to get Meghan to forgive him and let her back into his life.
Meghan is believed to be growing increasingly closer to her father-in-law Prince Charles as she and Harry, 34, prepare for baby Archie’s christening on Saturday. He is pictured on Father’s Day
While Thomas Markle has been seemingly cut out of Meghan’s life, her mother Doria (pictured with her the day before her wedding last year) remains a huge influence on her and baby Archie
Her mother Doria Ragland, 62, was at the wedding and travelled to Britain for her grandson’s birth.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, will be christened in Windsor this weekend in the chapel where his parents were married and his father was baptised.
Wearing a replica of the vintage lace gown in which his father was christened, young Archie will be welcomed into his faith in St George’s Chapel in Windsor as Harry was in 1984.
A row broke out over the couple’s expenses bill for renovations at their new Windsor home Frogmore cottage when it emerged £2.4million of taxpayers’ money was spent on the improvements.
Later, when the couple announced Archie’s christening will be a ‘private ceremony’, critics slammed them for trying to have it ‘both ways’.
MailOnline has contacted a Palace spokesman for comment.
Thomas Markle is pictured on Good Morning Britain last year pleading with Meghan to let him back into her life
The new parents were last seen together at the Yankees v Red Socks baseball game at the London Stadium in Stratford, east London on Saturday