The Duchess of Sussex expresses her disappointment to her father and calls out her half-sister Samantha for manufacturing stories for tabloids in the five-page letter Meghan writes to Thomas Markle.
Thomas Markle has hurt his daughter’s feelings and he doesn’t seem to be ashamed of it. Instead of showing his remorse, the 74-year-old further exploits his daughter by sharing a personal letter that Meghan Markle wrote to him following her royal wedding to Prince Harry.
In the handwritten letter released by The Mail on Sunday, the 37-year-old former actress expressed her disappointment to her father for exploiting her relationship with her now-husband. “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 wrote.
She continued in the letter dated August 2018, “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.”
Meghan begged her father to stop speaking to tabloids. “If you love me, as you tell the press you do, please stop. 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,” she pleaded. “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.”
The five-page letter also revealed that Thomas never told Megan personally his decision not to attend her wedding and the reason. “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,” the Duchess of Sussex wrote. She said that learning from tabloids instead of from her father about his alleged heart attack had caused her to worry.
“I have only ever loved, protected, and defended you, offering whatever financial support I could, worrying about your health,” the expecting royal claimed. “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.”
Meghan also accused her father of lying for saying that she never helped her financially. “You’ve said I never helped you financially and you’ve never asked me for help which is also untrue,” she wrote, adding that “perhaps the most painful of all” was hearing “about the attacks you’ve made at Harry in [the] press, who was nothing but patient, kind and understanding with you.”
Thomas tells The Mail on Sunday that he sent a lengthy response to Meghan, in which he asked for a photo op with Meghan and Harry to “show harmony.” “You can hate me if you want. I can’t force you. I made a big mistake. I’m human and I’m sorry! How much longer must I say it?” he allegedly wrote. “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.”
Thomas says he intended to keep the note private “out of respect for Meghan,” but decided to release the details after false reports surfaced about the specifics of the letter.