Meghan Markle wants to get in touch with her estranged dad to heal a four-year rift.
The Duchess of Sussex, 40, contacted Thomas Markle’s camp after being discharged from hospital after five days of stroke treatment.
However, it is understood Meghan is concerned about involving her half-siblings Thomas, 55, and Samantha, 57, because she “believes they have their own agenda”.
a source told Mirror: “Despite their estrangement, Meghan is concerned. She wonders if there is any way to contact her father privately without the rest of the family knowing or having to get involved.
The insider added: “Meghan is unable to contact her half-siblings because she believes they have their own agenda.
“If she could get in touch with their father, she wanted complete secrecy. It wouldn’t involve Netflix, it wouldn’t involve any photos, it wouldn’t involve giving any clues to the paparazzi.
Meghan Markle wants to get in touch with her estranged dad to heal four-year rift
The Duchess of Sussex, 40, contacts Thomas Markle’s camp after being discharged from hospital after five days of stroke treatment
MailOnline has reached out to Meghan’s team for comment.
Retired Hollywood lighting director Thomas, 77, sent the Queen his best wishes for a happy Jubilee immediately after suffering a stroke.
He said: “I am so grateful to know how lucky I am to be alive.
“I want to thank everyone, especially the wonderful doctors and nurses who saved my life. They are angels.
“I am deeply touched by the messages of love I have received from all over the world. People have been so kind. I can’t speak right now, but I am working hard and will thank people appropriately when possible.
Reports said Mr Markle had fallen badly in the days before his stroke.
Thomas, who had been preparing to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the UK, told his friend Tom Ball he had “fallen down” but “thank goodness some kind people picked me up off the pavement”, the report says sun.
Retired Hollywood lighting director Thomas sends Queen best wishes for happy Jubilee immediately after stroke
Mr Markle had planned to fly to the UK this week to celebrate next weekend’s Platinum Jubilee, but a stroke on Monday night restricted his speech, interrupting the trip.
Using a felt-tip pen, he wrote on a whiteboard: “I want to come and pay my respects to the Queen. I wish her a Happy Jubilee and many more years to come.
The severe stroke was caused by a blood clot on the right side of Mr Markle’s brain.
He was rushed to a hospital near his home in Rosarito, Mexico, before being transferred to the U.S. border by an ambulance that was waiting to take him to a hospital in San Diego, California.
He was in intensive care all week and made what one doctor told him was “remarkable progress”.
While he can say a few words now, he faces what he calls “an uphill battle” to regain his voice.
“I have a lot of hard work to do and will do,” he wrote. ‘I want to get better. I’ve been blessed with amazing care and love. thank you all. ‘
Mr Markle was forced to miss his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry in 2018 after suffering two heart attacks a few days ago.
However, it is understood Meghan is concerned about involving her half-siblings Thomas, 55, and Samantha, 57, because she “believes they have their own agenda”
He blamed them on the pressure he was under after taking pictures of the paparazzi to improve his image.
He has since been estranged from his daughter and has never seen son-in-law Prince Harry or his grandsons Archie, three-year-old and 11-month-old Lilibet.
Mr Markle will be cared for by his son Tom Jr, 56, who drives 11 hours overnight with his ailing father. “I was visiting my son and his family in Oregon when I got the call,” said Tom Jr.
“I’ll be here with Dad and do everything I can to help him on the road to recovery. It’s been a terrible blow for everyone, but Dad is a strong man and he’s determined to recover.
“He has started working with a speech therapist and is making a lot of progress. We have received hundreds of messages from all over the world supporting him.
“We are so grateful for the love for Dad.
“I’ll be by his side as long as I need to.”