Meghan Markle’s father Thomas Markle has explained why he shared the letter the Duchess of Sussex sent him with The Mail On Sunday.
He claims he was “devastated” by the letter, and never intended to go public with it’s contents.
The royals are currently pursuing legal action against the publication for publishing the private document.
Thomas Markle claims that he only released parts of the letter after it was referenced in a People Magazine article by a friend of Meghan’s.
“I decided to release parts of the letter because of the article from Meghan’s friends in People magazine,” he told The Daily Mail.
“I have to defend myself. I only released parts of the letter because other parts were so painful.”
“The letter didn’t seem loving to me. I found it hurtful,” he claimed.
“When I opened the letter I was hoping it was the olive branch I’d longed for.”
Prince Harry recently announced that he and wife Meghan Markle will no longer stand for the negative media vendetta against Meghan by taking legal action.
“This particular legal action hinges on one incident in a long and disturbing pattern of behaviour by British tabloid media,” Prince Harry said, in an emotional statement.
“The contents of a private letter were published unlawfully in an intentionally destructive manner to manipulate you, the reader, and further the divisive agenda of the media group in question.”
“In addition to their unlawful publication of this private document, they purposely misled you by strategically omitting select paragraphs, specific sentences, and even singular words to mask the lies they had perpetuated for over a year.”
“There comes a point when the only thing to do is to stand up to this behaviour, because it destroys people and destroys lives. Put simply, it is bullying, which scares and silences people.”
“We all know this isn’t acceptable, at any level. We won’t and can’t believe in a world where there is no accountability for this,” he said.