In the handwritten letter, dated August 2018, Meghan Markle addressed a number of issues from her father's staged paparazzi photos ahead of her wedding-which Thomas Markle and Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha Markle took credit for-to his absence at the royal affair and financial assistance she's attempted to provide him. "Please stop lying, please stop creating so much pain, please stop exploiting my relationship with my husband", Meghan continued.
According to the letter attributed to Markle, the royal refutes some other specific claims he's made, writing, "You've told the press that you called me to say you weren't coming to the wedding - that didn't happen because you never called".
The duchess further went on to say that he didn't even tell her he wouldn't be attending the wedding, despite telling the press he had, that she had "only ever loved, protected, and defended" him and that she was distraught to hear of his heart attack the week before her wedding from the tabloids, not from him directly.
The Duchess owns copyright of the handwritten letter under United Kingdom law which was brought to light after five of her friends spoke about it for the first time in an interview with USA magazine People. "You've said I never helped you financially and you've never asked me for help which is also untrue", the note reads.
On Sunday, the Daily Mail published excerpts of a letter the Duchess of Sussex allegedly sent to her father, gently condemning his behavior and asking that he stop trashing her to news outlets. "You watched me silently suffer at the hand of her vicious lies, I crumbled inside". The only thing I said is if we had a disagreement, "Get over it".
"I want nothing more than to sort this mess out". I made her the duchess she is today.
"When I opened the letter I was hoping it was the olive branch I'd longed for", he said.
The 74-year-old showed the letter to the Mail on Sunday after he was left feeling "vilified" from the interview in People magazine.
Meghan, who is now pregnant, revealed in mid January her baby is due around the end of April or beginning of May.