Samantha Markle sends a Christmas card to sister Meghan asking her to 'end rift with dad'
Samantha has sent sister Meghan a card which asks her to give their father joy in the last years of his life by making contact with him
Samantha Markle is back playing the good cop for the sake of her father Thomas Markle, or is she? The Duchess of Susex's half-sister has reportedly sent her a Christmas card with an emotional message inside: to "end rift with Dad."
As per the Sunday Mirror, Samantha sent sister Meghan a card which asks her to give their father joy in the last years of his life by contacting with him. It has become common knowledge by now that Meghan and her father Thomas are not on speaking terms, and haven't done so since her wedding in May.
The rift between father and daughter started getting attention when Thomas, who was initially asked to walk down daughter Meghan down the aisle, had to cancel his visit to the UK, and instead of him, Prince Harry's father, Prince Charles, walked the bride down the aisle.
The card from Samantha to her pregnant half-sister reads: "Holidays are a time for family and are sentimental. Dad has been trying to contact you and is very hurt because you are avoiding him. Life is short and you know Dad is wonderful. Please give him joy in his last years by showing you love him. The time is now."
This comes after Thomas made an appearance on TV earlier this month, where he begged his daughter Meghan to answer his text messages. "I've been ghosted. I'm not sure why it's happening. I love my daughter very much. I wish she would reach out, send me a text, anything. There has to be a place for me. I'm her father."
Explaining how and why he believes that his daughter has shut him out after her wedding to Prince Harry, Thomas said, "She has always been a very controlling person and that is part of her nature - but she has never been rude. She has always been in charge."
And in what is being considered as a reconciliatory message, the Duchess' father looked into the camera and said: "I love you very much. I would like to hear from you. Whatever difficulties we've had I hope we can work through them. We're family."
After saying that this will be his first Christmas without a card, call or visit from his beloved youngest child, Thomas urged the Queen to intervene in the matter and resolve the ongoing rift between him and his daughter Meghan over the Christmas holidays. He said, "I would be grateful for anything she can do. I would think she would want to resolve any family problems. All families, royal or not, need to be together, especially in the holidays."