REVEALED: Meghan Markle was AWARE her father Thomas Markle would publish emotional letter – Express
11 February 2019 MUSIC
Meghan Markle sent a handwritten note to her father last August where she pleaded for him to “stop lying” as she described the “pain” he had put her through following numerous press stunts prior to her wedding to Prince Harry. Mr Scobie told ABC’s Good Morning America that Meghan was aware her father would publish the personal note.
The royal contributor added: “While the purpose of Meghan’s letter was very much to repair the relationship with the father, she knew in her heart of heart’s that this was going to be released to the papers.
“Thomas has a record of this. This is exactly the man that she knows.
“So, many of those things in that letter were written with the public in mind. She very much wanted to set the record straight.”
He added: “The letter being out there puts the story with her father very much in the past and she is focussed on the present.”
Mr Markle has at times begged for his daughter to reach out, and at others attacked her, calling her “superior” and the Royal Family “a cult”.
Just three months before Meghan sent the letter, Mr Markle had pulled out of his daughter’s wedding due to health complaints, following a row over staging paparazzi photographs.
The letter emerged following an anonymous interview given by five of Meghan’s closest friends with PEOPLE magazine last week where they revealed their concerns about the rumours around Meghan Markle.
The Mail on Sunday published the extracts from the letter, which Mr Markle said left him feeling “devastated”.
Part of the letter reads: “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.
“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.”
Mr Markle described the letter as a “dagger to the heart” which left him “devastated.”
He commented: “This is not the girl I know. It’s not the way she talks.
“This letter is cold. When she signs off it’s ‘Meg’. You read the way it ends and it felt like a final farewell to me.”