Thomas Markle “suffered a massive stroke that caused him to lose his speech” and was taken to an American hospital, it has been reported.
The 77-year-old suffered a stroke so severe it affected his speech Daily mail.
Meghan Markle’s father was filmed on a stretcher in Mexico wearing a respirator in footage released by gossip site TMZ.
Thomas Markle was due to fly to the UK to join the British in celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum anniversary.
He said he suffered two heart attacks in May 2018, days before Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry, which prevented him from walking her down the aisle.
Samantha Markle Says Her Dad ‘Needs Some Rest’
Samantha Markle, his eldest daughter, said so post Office: “My father is recovering in the hospital. We ask for privacy for the family, for his health and well-being. He just needs peace and quiet. Thank God. We pray.
“He just needs some rest. It’s a farce how much he was tortured and how much he had to go through thanks to my sister’s disregard for the last few years. That is unforgivable.”
Thomas Markle was due to join UK broadcaster GB News for Dan Wootton’s platinum anniversary coverage but the trip appears to have been cancelled.
Wootton wrote in his column for the Daily mail: “Days before he was due to fly to London for the first time for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the Duchess of Sussex’s father Thomas Markle suffered a massive stroke which resulted in him losing his speech.
“He is currently receiving urgent medical treatment at an American hospital.”
His hospitalization was also confirmed to the UK Press Association news agency by Karl Larsen, the press photographer who co-hosts a YouTube channel with him.
Meghan and Thomas Markle’s pre-wedding argument
Thomas Markle was scheduled to walk Meghan down the aisle at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.
But days before his daughter became a princess The Post on Sunday revealed he had staged paparazzi pictures for money.
In the aftermath, Thomas Markle said he suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized, and told TMZ he was pulling out of the wedding.
A text Harry sent him was made public by Meghan’s lawsuit The Post on Sunday.
The May 14 message read: “Tom, Harry again! i really need to talk to you You don’t have to apologize, we understand the circumstances, but ‘going public’ will only make the situation worse.
“If you love Meg and want to make it right please give me a call as there are two other options that don’t require you to speak to the media which by the way created this whole situation.
“So please call me so I can explain it to you. Meg and I are not angry, we just need to talk to you. Thanks.”
Meghan later messaged him: “Very concerned for your health and safety and have taken all steps to protect you but not sure what else we can do if you don’t respond…
“Do you need help? Can we send the security team back down? I am very sorry to hear that you are in the hospital but you need to get in touch with us please… Which hospital are you in?”
The saga shattered the relationship between the father and daughter, who are said to have stopped speaking, although they exchanged letters later in 2018.
Recent comments from Thomas Markle
It was the Queen’s health rather than his own that concerned Thomas Markle as he appeared dour in his latest video on his YouTube channel.
He said: “The best thing on our agenda is that for the last few days the Queen has been in very good health and smiling and looking good and looking very pretty. Let’s just say let’s hope this continues.”
Thomas Markle also described his plans to visit the UK: “I decided to go to the anniversary because some people invited me to come to the anniversary and Meghan and Harry canceled. They didn’t want to go.
“I’ve already got my tickets, I’m ready to go and I’m going to go because they’re coming now. Only God knows what will happen.
“I don’t think we’ll meet, I don’t think we’ll go to the same places. But I’m sure there will be times when there will be looks between me and my daughter and my son – before the law.”
The video also took an unusual turn when Larsen said he visited the house next door to Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and suggested buying it.
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