The Duchess of Sussex has reportedly penned an emotional letter to her estranged father Thomas Markle telling him her heart was broken “into a million pieces” after he failed to attend her wedding.
In the letter Meghan begs her father to “stop lying” and accuses him of giving interviews to the press, fabricating stories and attacking her new husband Prince Harry.
The duchess also hits out at her father for siding with her half-sister Samantha Markle while she “silently suffered at the hand of her vicious lies”.
The existence of the letter, published today inthe Mail on Sunday, emerged last week after five close friends of the duchess gave an anonymous interview to US People magazine calling out Mr Markle’s behaviour.
The friends said Meghan wrote to her father in August last year to reconcile their differences privately following her wedding to Harry.
Mr Markle has responded by giving the five page letter to the newspaper, saying that it was not an “olive branch” but a “dagger to the heart” that left him “devastated.”
In the handwritten note, Meghan addresses her father as “Daddy” before accusing him of lying to the press and publicly attacking her husband.
She wrote that Mr Markle had caused her “unwarranted pain” and never tried to get in contact with her despite offering help when he suffered two heart attacks and pulled out of attending the wedding.
Mr Markle, a former Hollywood lighting director who now lives in Mexico, has repeatedly told news outlets he has been shunned by his daughter and her husband.
The duchess wrote: “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.”
She added: “If you love me, as you tell the press you do, please stop.
“Please allow us to live our lives in peace.”
She also hit out at the other “manufactured” lies by Mr Markle’s “other daughter”, who the duchess said she “barely” knows.
In his response to his daughter, Mr Markle denied publicly attacking the royals and signed off by asking if she and Harry would pose with him for a photo.