Meghan Markle's father released a letter he received from the Duchess of Sussex a few months after the royal wedding, confirming the accounts of a number of Markle's close friends, who told People magazine Prince Harry's wife had indeed attempted to contact her estranged father after he failed to show up at her wedding a year ago.
"Daddy, it is with a heavy heart that I write this, not understanding why you have chosen to take this path, turning a blind eye to the pain you are causing", Meghan wrote.
"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", she wrote. I called and texted ...
Her handwritten letter seems to have only deepened the dispute between father and daughter. I can't force you.
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She also accused her father of not reaching out to her after the wedding, and not letting her know that he wasn't attending. "Please stop lying, please stop creating so much pain, please stop exploiting my relationship with my husband", she continued.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mr Markle said that the letter wasn't the "olive branch" that he had hoped for.
Another friend said that when she visited the Duchess' Nottingham Cottage she noticed some boxes in her house and when she asked Meghan what was in them, the former actress replied: "They're hand warmers". He told the outlet that the letter left him "devastated".
He also claimed that he chose to share the letter now, after being attacked by Meghan's friends, to prove the tone of the letter was not as it was made to seem in the People interview.
According to The Mirror, Meghan's half-brother Thomas Jnr, 52, is said to express sadness over the broken family ties: "There's no trust between them".
Kensington Palace have yet to confirm whether the interview was conducted with Meghan's blessing or knowledge of the Duke and Duchess's staff.