Last week Meghan Markle’s friends spoke to media outlets to clear the Duchess’ name.
In the weeks after her marriage to Prince Harry, Markle’s father Thomas had told outlets that Markle had turned her back on him and that he had no way of getting in contact with the Royal Family or his daughter.
Her friend’s claimed that that was not true and that Markle had actually written her dad a letter following her wedding, begging him to work things out with her outside of the media spotlight.
On Sunday, Markle’s father released the letter to The Daily Mail.
“Daddy, it is with a heavy heart that I write this, not understanding why you have chosen to take this path, turning a blind eye to the pain you are causing,” she started the letter. “Your actions have broken my heart into a million pieces — not simply because you have manufactured such unnecessary and unwarranted pain, but by making the choice to not tell the truth as you are puppeteered in this. Something I will never understand.”
She urged her father to stop speaking to the press.
“If you love me, as you tell the press you do, please stop,” the Duchess pleaded. “Please allow us to live our lives in peace. Please stop lying, please stop creating so much pain, please stop exploiting my relationship with my husband. I realize you are so far down this rabbit hole that you feel (or may feel) there’s no way out, but if you take a moment to pause I think you’ll see that being able to live with a clear conscience is more valuable than any payment in the world.”
She even addressed the controversy surrounding her father not attending her wedding. Thomas had apprently told news outlets that he called his daughter to inform her that he wasn’t coming to her wedding, which according to Markle’s letter was not the case.
“You’ve told the press that you called me to say you weren’t coming to the wedding — that didn’t happen because you never called.”
He never even told her about his health troubles. She had to find out through the media.
“I have only ever loved, protected, and defended you, offering whatever financial support I could, worrying about your health,” she wrote. “So the week of the wedding to hear about you having a heart attack through a tabloid was horrifying. I called and texted…I begged you to accept help — we sent someone to your home…and instead of speaking to me to accept this or any help, you stopped answering your phone and chose to only speak to tabloids.”
While handing this letter over to The Daily Mail, Thomas said there was no missed communication leading up to Markle’s wedding and that he had actually communicated with his daughter.
After receiving the Duchess’ heartfelt letter, Thomas responded asking for a photo opp with the Markle and Harry.
“You can hate me if you want,” he wrote. “I can’t force you. I made a big mistake. I’m human and I’m sorry! How much longer must I say it? I wish we could get together and take a photo for the whole world to see. If you and Harry don’t like it? Fake it for one photo.”
According to Markle’s friends the former actress responded saying that she did not want to communicate through the media.
Markle has not responded to this letter being published.
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