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Thu, 14 Feb, 2019Courtney Allan

Duchess Meghan’s dad breaks silence about private letter: "I love my daughter"

Duchess Meghan’s dad breaks silence about private letter: "I love my daughter"

Duchess Meghan’s father has spoken out about his decision to publish a private letter that the Duchess had written to him. The letter was private and said that her heart was broken.

"If you love me, as you tell the press you do, please stop. Please allow us to live our lives in peace. Please stop lying, please stop creating so much pain, please stop exploiting my relationship with my husband,” the letter from Meghan to her father is reported to have said.

However, in a video that has been published by The Sun, her father, Thomas Markle Sr, spoke to media in Mexico, asking: "Why did you release the letter your daughter sent? Do you guys think you'll ever speak again?"

"Read the papers," Markle Sr replied.

"Are you sad, do you feel hurt, is it depression you're going through?" the reporter asked.

"I love my daughter very much, I'm very sad," Markle Sr said, as he got into his car.

Although the letter was date stamped August 2018, Markle Sr released it to the media a week after there were reports in People saying how hurt the Duchess was by her father’s actions.

Markle Sr initially kept the letter private “out of respect for Meghan”, but released it due to false reports surfacing about the specifics of it.

The letter goes into detail about how Duchess Meghan tried to help her father before the royal wedding in May 2018. It reportedly says: 

"So the week of the wedding to hear about you having a heart attack through a tabloid was horrifying.

"I called and texted… 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."