Meghan Markle is struggling to end the four-year dispute with her estranged father Thomas Markle after he was discharged, five days after suffering a life-threatening stroke after falling.
Sources told the Sunday Mirror that Princes Harry and William have had a few weekly video calls to settle their dispute ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
An insider told the newspaper that Meghan has contacted her father after the hospital discharge: “Despite her estrangement, Meghan is worried. He wants to know if there is any way to contact his father in private, without other relatives knowing or having to get involved.”
Meghan is said to be concerned that contacting him means having to talk to her stepbrothers Thomas Jr, 55, and Samantha, who have repeatedly criticized her in interviews.
“Meghan can’t contact her stepbrothers because she thinks they’re too busy. If he can contact his father, he wants it to be totally private. It won’t involve Netflix, it won’t involve any photographs, and it shouldn’t involve any paparazzi.”
Retired Hollywood lighting director Thomas Markle, 77, fell seriously ill in Mexico on Monday night and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital.
Markle suffered a serious fall days before being taken to hospital, forcing her to forgo a planned trip to London for the Platinum Jubilee, The Sun on Sunday has revealed.
After being discharged today, he said: “I feel enormously grateful and I know how lucky I am to be alive. I want to thank everyone, especially the wonderful doctors and nurses who have saved my life. They are angels. I have been very moved by the messages of affection that I have received from all over the world. Now I can’t speak, but I’m working hard and I’ll thank people properly when I can.”
The serious stroke was caused by a blood clot on the right side of Mr Markle’s brain, the Mail on Sunday reported.