Thomas Markle REVEALS why he released Meghan Markle's private letter; says he had to defend himself

Updated on Oct 07, 2019 05:26 PM IST  |  1.4M
Thomas Markle had released parts of a private letter written to him by daughter and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle to a British news publication.

As inspiring and heartfelt as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal tour of Africa along with baby Archie was, the headlines of the week were all about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's ongoing battle with the media. In a scathing letter to the British press, Harry wrote about "history repeating itself" when he stated, "I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces." In turn, Meghan had sued a UK publication for releasing details of a private letter written to her estranged father Thomas Markle, in August 2018, post her wedding to Harry.

In an interview with the same publication, Thomas is coming clean on why he released parts of the five-page handwritten letter, written to him by his daughter. It was because the same letter was mentioned by one of Meghan's friend to People magazine. "He writes her a really long letter in return, and he closes it by requesting a photo op with her," the friend had said to the magazine. "I decided to release parts of the letter because of the article from Meghan’s friends in People magazine. I have to defend myself," Thomas stated to Daily Mail.

"I only released parts of the letter because other parts were so painful. The letter didn’t seem loving to me. I found it hurtful," Markle added.

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"I don't recognize the person who wrote the letter but I still love my daughter. All it would take is one phone call and most of this craziness would stop," Thomas concluded while the publication added that Meghan's estranged father received no payment for releasing details of the private letter or for his latest follow-up interview with them.