Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas Markle Sr., didn’t celebrate Christmas alone in Mexico contrary to initial reports.

A series of photos of the 74-year-old playing Santa Claus for destitute children on the Mexican border were uploaded by Daily Mail. The former lighting director spent the entire day handing out toys and food to homeless migrants to the refugee children on the Mexican-U.S. border.

Thomas also met with two of his female friends and three of their young daughters, and they all delivered gifts to the deportees from the country. One of them, Luis Fernandez, 36, revealed that he has spent the last six years in Santa Ana, California, before being removed for an offense.

“I have no place to go. I am just waiting things out before I decide to make another attempt to go back to the U.S,” he said.

Ahead of Thomas’ Christmas Day sighting, it was reported that Markle’s dad would be celebrating the holiday by himself in his home. He has not spoken to the Duchess of Sussex in months, but Thomas reportedly still tries to send his daughter text messages on a daily basis.

During a recent interview with “Good Morning Britain,” Thomas pleaded with Queen Elizabeth II to help him out so that he could talk to his daughter. But until today, nothing has changed. Markle has not reached out to her dad ever since reports swirled that he staged fake photos ahead of the royal wedding.

“I would appreciate anything she [the Queen] can do, and I would think that she would want to resolve family problems. All families, royals or otherwise, are the same and they should all be together, certainly around the holidays,” he said.

Markle celebrated Christmas with Prince Harry in Sandringham. She was recently seen on her way to St. Mary Magdalene Church for the Christmas church service. Markle will be staying on the Sandringham estate for a few more days before returning to London.

The Duchess of Sussex is also pregnant with her first child, and she is expected to give birth in the Spring of 2019.

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Meghan Markle celebrated Christmas away from her parents. Pictured: Markle speaks to well wishers after attending Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. Getty Images/Stephen Pond