If Meghan Markle is a compassionate person, she will visit her father after his stroke, says royal biographer Tom Bower – who claims the Duchess is not in contact with Thomas Markle
- Meghan Markle’s father Thomas has been hospitalized after a stroke
- Tom Bower appeared on GMB today to discuss whether Meghan will visit him
- The royal author said the Duchess has yet to speak to her father
- However, he said if she was compassionate she would visit him and “give him comfort”.
Meghan Markle is expected to visit her father Thomas who was hospitalized with a stroke but is currently not in contact with him, a royal expert has claimed.
Tom Bower, an investigative journalist who is currently working on a biography of the 40-year-old Duchess, told Good Morning Britain today he spoke to Thomas Markle over the weekend.
Mr Markle, 77, a former television lighting director, is said to be at a clinic in Chula Vista, California, a few hours drive from the Montecito home that Meghan shares with her husband Harry, 37, and their two children Archie, three, and Lilibet. , 11 months.
Mr Bower told hosts Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid it is unclear whether Meghan will make the trip to see her father, who was reportedly unable to speak after the stroke.
It is not yet known whether Meghan Markle, 40, pictured here with Thomas, 77, will visit her father following reports he has suffered a stroke.
Royal author Tom Bower (pictured on GMB today) who is working on a biography of the Duchess, said if the royal was sympathetic she would go see Thomas
He said: “If we knew what she was going to do, that would be great. But what we do know is that Meghan has always said she is a very compassionate person.
“And if compassion was needed at this time, that would mean going to her father’s bedside, about two and a half hours drive south of his home, and giving him some comfort and comfort. We are waiting to see what happens.
He added: “We know she hasn’t [made any contact]. There has been no contact since just before the wedding day – other than the infamous letter.
Discussing Markle senior’s feelings about the rift between him and Meghan, Mr Bower said: ‘He is very upset…because of course he was a very loving father to Megan and supported her throughout her childhood when her mother was not around. And he also paid his school fees.
“He is very upset that he was unable to see his grandchildren. ‘
Mr Bower also discussed Mr Markle’s plans to come to London for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.
“Although he told me he was coming to see the Queen, I really think he was also hoping to see Megan and see his grandchildren,” he said.
Mr Bower added that if Mr Markle had been to the UK, his appearance could “dominated the media somewhat,” suggesting that his absence could allow for more coverage of the event itself.
Thomas Markle, who suffered a stroke that left him in hospital, is devastated by the split with his daughter Meghan, according to royal author Tom Bower
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, pictured at Global Citizen Live in New York in September 2021, live in Montecito, just a few hours drive from the California clinic where Thomas Markle is.
Mr Markle was admitted to hospital in Tijuana, Mexico yesterday before being transferred to the California clinic.
A video, which was shared by US news outlet TMZ, showed him on a stretcher flanked by paramedics, with a pale face and a hand to his chest.
Mr Markle’s daughter, Samantha, 57, told MailOnline: ‘My dad is recovering in hospital. We ask for family privacy, for their health and well-being. He just needs peace and rest.
‘Good speed. We pray. He just needs rest.