Will Meghan Markle’s Relationship With Her Father Ever Be Repaired?

The strained relationship between Meghan Markle and her father has made headlines countless times. In fact, hardly a week has gone by that at least one tabloid has not profited on the feud. But a very private letter penned to Thomas Markle Sr. from the new Duchess of Sussex has recently been released to the public.

The contents, released in full, have fans wondering whether Meghan Markle’s relationship with her father will ever be repaired – or have things simply just gone on too long and been pushed too far?

Meghan Markle looking serious
Meghan Markle’s relationship with her father might be broken beyond repair | Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Meghan Markle’s letter

A five-page letter was recently released to the public that Meghan Markle wrote to her father, reportedly just weeks after her wedding to Prince Harry. The letter is supposed to be a heartfelt plea to mend the rift that grew between them, but Thomas Markle Sr. states he doesn’t see it that way. Instead, he says it paints him in a nasty light … despite what everyone else says.

In the letter, Meghan Markle lays bare her soul to her father. She tells him she does not understand why her father has done the many things he has done – such as stage a photo op before Meghan’s wedding.

Meghan writes, “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’re causing … Your actions have broken my heart into a million pieces…”

Later in the letter, Meghan pleads for the issues to stop. “If you love me, as you tell the press you do, please stop. Please allow us to live our lives in peace … I realize you’re so far down this rabbit hole, you feel (or may feel) there’s no way out …”

Thomas  Markle Sr. responds to the letter

Meghan and Harry happy together
Meghan Markle’s father wanted a photo op | Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Thomas Markle Sr.’s response to the heartfelt letter is, to say the very least, dumbfounding. Although he states he wished to keep the letter private, Thomas Sr. says he felt “forced” to release it to clear his name. For most fans, however, the letter (and his reported response to it) only serves to further the image that he is the bad guy in the situation.

Meghan’s father’s response was released to the public, along with the letter. In it, he pleads for a photo shoot with Meghan and Prince Harry to “prove to the public” that they were on friendly terms. But this seems to go against everything Meghan was asking for… and proves that her father is truly only out for a payday.

Thomas Markle Jr. says there is no hope

Meghan’s half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr., spoke to Mirror about the ongoing feud, and he states there is no hope of reconciliation at this point. The younger Thomas Markle states there is no trust between them anymore, and that “knowing Dad as we do, she knows backing him into a corner only results in one thing – he lashes out. Meghan was na├»ve to think otherwise.”

Samantha Markle adds fuel to the fire

As fans surely know by now, Samantha Markle is her half-sister’s biggest critic. In addition to consistently speaking to the tabloids about things Meghan has supposedly done wrong in her past (or is doing, will do, etc), she has taken to social media with bitter posts.

The woman, who is significantly older than Meghan Markle, has reportedly made around 100,000 euros creating negative press for her sister. She is also known to have a foul mouth, and most believe that Thomas Markle Sr. is in his eldest daughter’s pocket. The fact he is siding with Samantha over Meghan only seems to confirm this belief … and prove there is truly no hope of reconciliation.