Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Meghan Markle's dad insists he's tried contacting her after letters emerged

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Charles Bowen | 11 February, 2019, 23:38

In the lead-up to the nuptials, it had been reported that Thomas Markle would walk his daughter down the aisle, but just a few days before the wedding, doubt was cast as to his fitness to do this after it was reported he wasn't well and wouldn't be able to travel from his home in Mexico to Windsor in England, where the wedding was held.

The letter also detailed how Meghan and Harry tried to reach out to her father during the week of her wedding, with Meghan claiming that she only heard about Thomas' heart-attack through the press.

In the handwritten note, Meghan is said to have accused Thomas Markle of "unwarranted pain" and "making the choice to not tell the truth".

Mr Markle was countering media reports that he has not reached out to her after an unnamed friend of the duchess told U.S. magazine People: 'He's never called; he's never texted.

Five of Markle's friends appeared in last week's issue of People magazine, including one of the former actor's Suits co-stars, and refuted Thomas Markle's claims that he has been unable to reach his daughter since she tied the knot with Harry, Duke of Sussex, in May 2018.

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"Just to give people a snapshot of how it really was - if I do one interview and they pay me $1,500, 10,000 publications will copy that and write their own story, that's how it works", she said.

She's also publishing that tell all book, In The Shadows Of The Duchess I and II (originally titled, The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister), in two parts.

While Meghan also revealed her dismay at the way her father had allowed her half-sister Samantha to make continued attacks to the press.

In the letter, Meghan pleads with her father to let her and her new husband "live our lives in peace" and to "stop lying" and "creating so much pain". The letter has now been confirmed as real, with the duchess's father sharing the five-page letter with The Mail on Sunday. Contrary to claims made by Meghan's friends, he feels that the letter made no attempt at healing the bitter rift. I'm telling you I don't want to communicate through the media, and you're asking me to communicate through the media.

The duchess added: "I have only ever loved, protected, and defended you, offering whatever financial support I could, worrying about your health". I called and texted ... So to hear about the attacks you made at Harry in the press, who was nothing but patient, kind, and understanding with you is perhaps the most painful of all.

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