Meghan Markle looking to end 4-year feud with estranged father Thomas Markle
The Duchess of Sussex 'wants to know if there is any way to contact her father privately,' according to an inside source
Meghan Markle, 40, allegedly wants to reconcile with her estranged father, Thomas Markle, 77, after a four-year long conflict. The Duchess of Sussex is said to have contacted her father's side after learning that he is recovering from a stroke, according to the Daily Mirror. A source told The Mirror, “Despite their estrangement, Meghan is concerned. She wants to know if there is any way to contact her father privately, without other family knowing about it or having to get involved.”
Earlier, a blood clot on the right side of Thomas' brain caused a serious stroke, and he is said to be recuperating in a San Diego hospital. He was scheduled to go to the United Kingdom for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee next week before the accident. According to the Daily Mail, writing on a whiteboard with a pen, he said, “I wanted to come to pay my respects to the Queen. I wish her a happy Jubilee and many more years.”
Thomas said of his stroke, “I feel hugely grateful and know how lucky I am to be alive. I want to thank everyone, especially the wonderful doctors and nurses who saved my life. I have been deeply moved by the loving messages I’ve received from all over the world. I can’t speak right now, but I am working hard and will thank people properly when I can.”
The rift between Meghan and Thomas began after he was discovered staging paid images for paparazzi in the United States weeks before the royal wedding in 2008, which he later denied to Harry. Two weeks before the wedding, Thomas had heart surgery and was unable to fly to the UK; they have not talked since. Meanwhile, Meghan, the Duke of Sussex, and their children are expected to come to the United Kingdom this week to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to attend a St Paul's Cathedral service on Friday, June 3 with Her Majesty and the rest of the Royal Family. Meanwhile, it will be the first occasion since their wedding that Harry and Meghan will be joined by so many active members of the Royal Family.