The Sun: Meghan Markle's father says he 'could actually die soon'
The 73-year-old Thomas Markle Senior made headlines with another public interview, this time begging the Duchess of Sussex for her forgiveness.
Markle Sr. told The Sun exclusively that he might be nearing the end of his life, and he would like to reconnect with his daughter before it is too late.
He hasn't spoken to her since the day after her wedding. Markle Sr. suffered a heart attack one week before the wedding and couldn't make it to London to walk Meghan down the aisle.
Even though it was out of his control, he will regret it for the rest of his life. Read more on our Twitter, @amomama_usa.
“If I had one message for her it would be that I’m sorry for anything that went wrong. I’d like to put our differences behind us and get together. I miss her very much."
Thomas Markle Sr. The Sun, July 15, 2018.
The relationship suffered additional strain when it came to light that Markle Sr. had staged photographs with the paparazzi in exchange for cash.
Markle Sr. said that he could not reach Meghan on the number he used before, and text messages sent to a staff member - his 'contact' at Kensington Palace - are ignored.
He even considered sending a parcel to Kensington Palace, but fears it might not get to her either.
EXCL: Thomas Markle sits down with The Sun On Sunday and makes an emotional plea for Meghan to get in touch with him. https://t.co/qYctJCuYOe— James Beal (@JamesSBeal) July 14, 2018
Even though Meghan and Harry forgave him for the staged pictures, Markle Sr. fears it might be too late and that his daughter had shunned him for good.
He also told The Sun that he cared for Meghan's grandmother in her final years, and Meghan had promised to do the same for him.
“I’m not talking about money, I’m talking about taking care of me," he said and added that "it's very important to" him. All he wants is one more chance at a relationship with his daughter again.
Meghan and Prince Harry went public with their relationship two years ago and joined in matrimony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor on May 18.