Meghan Markle's father issues heartbreaking 'deathbed' plea following health battle

Meghan Markle main image, inset Thomas Markle

Thomas Markle wants to reconcile with his daughter before he dies

Dan Falvey

By Dan Falvey

Published: 01/05/2023

- 09:19

Thomas Markle recalled his hurt at the lost of relationship with his daughter

Meghan Markle's father issued a "deathbed" plea last night in a final bid to reconcile with his daughter.

In a new documentary which featured the Duchess's father as well as her half brother and sister, Thomas Markle Snr opened up on his heartbreak at seeing the relationship between him and his daughter deteriorate.

And after years of health battles, he admitted his fears that he may die having never met Archie-Harrison or Lilibet.

Meghan and her father have been estranged ever since the Duchess of Sussex entered royal life, with the Markle family cut-off by Prince Harry and his wife.

Thomas Markle being interviewed

Thomas Markle opened up on his daughter's reaction to his stroke last year


Speaking to Australian TV Network 7NEWS in a documentary which aired last night, Markle Snr revealed that he had suffered a stroke last year that had left him severely debilitated.

Despite his health struggles, he detailed that Meghan had failed to reach out to him.

"If she doesn't turn up for a stroke - if that doesn't move her - what would?'," he said.

The documentary is said to be the last time that Markle Snr plans to speak to the media.

In what was described as a "deathbed" plea, he made a final appeal to be reunited with Meghan and to meet his two grandchildren: "It's a huge disappointment and it's sad every day."

He added: "They're going to have my nose, they're going to have my eyes."

Breaking down as he recalled his hurt at the lost of relationship with his daughter, he said he would do anything to fix the relationship.

"Her childhood was with me. Every time we had a chance to go somewhere and do something, we would," he said.

Thomas Markle

Thomas Markle fears dying having never met his grandchildren


"I wish that we could sit down and talk. I wish that we could work out our differences.

"Meghan - she loved me. I'm her hero. And suddenly I was thrown out."

He added: "She shot me and now she misses me.

"Is it worth dumping me for the rest of my life? Denying my grandchildren? Is it worth getting rid of her father?"

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