Meghan Markle moves to END a four-year rift with Dad Thomas after he suffered a stroke

The Duchess of Sussex is set to finally heal the bitter four-year rift with her ailing father Thomas.

Meghan is understood to have reached out to her dad’s camp after it emerged that he is in hospital recovering from a stroke.

Sources say Meghan, 40, wanted to find out exactly where he is being treated and whether he may be using an assumed name.

Thomas Markle, 77 – unable to speak after the stroke – is believed to be in San Diego, a three-hour drive from Meghan and Harry’s California mansion.

If his condition worsens, Meghan’s presence at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations could be in question – or she may have to cut short her UK trip to be at his side.

Thomas Markle is currently in hospital recovering from a stroke



She, husband Prince Harry, 37, and their children arrive in the UK this week. An insider said: “Despite their estrangement, Meghan is, of course, concerned.

“She wants to know if there is any way to contact her father privately, without other family knowing about it or having to get involved.

“She wants to find out what hospital he’s at, which ward he’s in and if he’s using a false name, which he believed to be doing so no one can find him. He doesn’t have his mobile phone and, because of his stroke, he can’t speak. “

Meghan is said to be concerned contacting her father will mean having to communicate with her half siblings Thomas Jr, 55, and Samantha.

Meghan is also reported to be giving her husband Prince Harry time to rebuild his relationship with his brother Will


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Meghan has reached out to her dad Thomas

Sam, 57 – who has launched a defamation legal case against Meghan – has remained home in Florida but may soon fly out to be with their dad.

Thomas Jr is believed to be with his dad in hospital. Our source said Meghan, who has a number of media deals, hopes contact can be established with the minimum of fuss.

The insider added: “Meghan can’t contact her half-siblings because she believes they have their own agendas.

“If she can contact their dad, she wants it to be totally private. It won’t involve Netflixit won’t involve any photographs and it must not involve any tip-offs to the paparazzi.

“It also has to happen soon as she and Harry are due to fly to London to attend the jubilee celebrations.”

Meghan’s relationship with her father crumbled after he posed for paparazzi pics being measured for his suit ahead of Meghan’s 2018 wedding.

Thomas has claimed that Meghan has not responded to his attempts to contact her


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Meghan had fallen out with her father over photos leaked to the press



It caused a huge stink and he missed the nuptials. The official reason was given as a heart attack – one of two he has suffered.

Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland was at the wedding and her father-in-law Prince Charles walked her up the aisle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

Thomas later claimed Meghan had not responded to his attempts to contact her.

He also took a swipe at Harry after a tense phone call. In her interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan spoke of a “betrayal” by her father.

The rift grew deeper when details of a letter Meghan sent to her father ended up in the press, leading to a court battle over copyright and privacy.

Thomas has never met Harry or his grandchildren Archie, three, and Lilibet, who is one next Saturday.

Meghan referred to her father when talking about miscarriage and a sense of loss.

She said: “I grieved a lot. I mean, I’ve lost my father. I lost a baby. But I’m still standing. ”

Meghan’s team was contacted for comment.

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