Thomas Markle reveals full contents of letter written by Meghan urging him to stop 'victimizing' her, says her words were 'deeply hurtful'
Thomas Markle decided to take the private letter from his daughter Meghan Markle and make it public as he called it 'hateful'.
For many months, a letter lay sealed in Thomas Markle's shattered black briefcase. It was five pages long and written in his daughter Meghan Markle's elegant script.
Thomas said he had not shown it to anyone as "it was just too painful". As reported by DailyMail, Thomas shared, "When I opened the letter I was hoping it was the olive branch I’d longed for. I was expecting something that would be a pathway to reconciliation. Instead, it was deeply hurtful. I was so devastated I couldn’t show it to anyone and never would have had it not been for the events of last week."
The very existence of the letter was revealed by the Duchess of Sussex's close friends and reportedly featured a long message from a heartbroken Meghan trying to fix things with her father. However, the letter was none of that according to Thomas who says, "There was no loving message in there, nothing asking about my health, nothing from her saying, Let’s get together and heal our differences."
A longtime friend of Meghan's had shared with PEOPLE magazine, "After the wedding she wrote him a letter. She’s like, 'Dad, I’m so heartbroken. I love you, I have one father. Please stop victimising me through the media so we can repair our relationship'." Thomas Markle insists that the letter proves how much Meghan and Prince Harry have "misunderstood" him. In one angry paragraph, Meghan reportedly blasts her father for not telling her that he wouldn't be able to walk her down the aisle, a task which Prince Charles happily took on.
"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," Meghan had reportedly written. However, Thomas says that this is completely false and he also has the text messages to prove it. In the letter, Meghan further accuses him of ignoring her even though she desperately tried to reach him. She allegedly wrote, "From my phone alone, I called you over 20 times and you ignored my calls… leaving me in the days before our wedding worried, confused, shocked and absolutely blindsided."
However, Thomas insisted, "I don’t know anything about 20 phone calls. There were no missed messages," as he showed a text message dated May 16. Meghan's letter also read, "You’ve said I’ve never helped you financially and you’ve never asked me for help which is also untrue: you sent me an email last October that said: 'If I’ve depended too much on you for financial help then I’m sorry but please if you could help me more not as a bargainship for my loyalty."
"If you love me, as you tell the press you do, please stop. Please allow us to live our lives in peace," she continued. "Please stop lying, please stop creating so much pain, please stop exploiting my relationship with my husband."
Thomas Markle released the letter publicly, calling it "hateful".