After Meghan Markle’s friends spoke out in her defence this past week saying that the Duchess wrote to her father, Thomas Markle, asking him to stop going to the media with stories, he has once again done that.
Mr. Markle has now given The Mail On Sunday clips of the letters sent to him from the Duchess where she says her father has broken her heart “into a million pieces.”
The five-page letter sent in August 2018 shows just how hurt the Duchess has been from her estranged father.
She writes that she is “not understanding why you have chosen to take this path, turning a blind eye to the pain you’re causing.”
The Duchess brings up her father siding with her half-sister, Samatha Markle while she “silently suffered at the hand of her vicious lies.”
She said that hearing about his heart attack “through a tabloid was horrifying.” The letters reveal that she sent help to her father, but he did not accept any help and “stopped answering” his phone choosing only to “speak to tabloids.”
Markle asks her father to “stop creating so much pain,” adding “if you love me, as you tell the press you do, please stop.”
“I think that you’ll see that being able to live with a clear conscience is more valuable than any payment in the world.”
Mr. Markle tells the paper that he never wanted to release the letters “out of respect for Meghan” but feels he now has to as he is being falsely portrayed.
The former lighting director said that the letter made no attempt to heal things between them. “I thought it would be an olive branch. Instead, it was a dagger to the heart,” he said.
Mr. Markle also shared some of his responses to the letter that included him saying that “when you sent all the help to my home, I was in the hospital with my 2nd heart attack!”
He goes on to say, “You can hate me if you want to. I can’t force you. I made a big mistake,” adding “I wish we could get together and take a photo for the whole world to see. If you are Harry don’t like it? Fake it for one photo.”
Kensington Palace said to ET Canada that they have “no comment” on the situation.