Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s text messages to her father, Thomas Markle, in the days leading up to their May 2018 wedding have been released.
The texts were included in legal documents obtained by TMZ as part of Meghan‘s lawsuit against an English tabloid.
One text message was from Prince Harry and was sent 5 days before the wedding and just two days after Thomas was caught staging paparazzi photos – all after suffering an apparent heart attack.
“Tom, it’s Harry and I’m going to call you right now. Please pick up, thank you,” one text read. Another text Harry sent before the wedding read, “Tom, Harry again! Really need to speak to u. U do not need to apologize, we understand the circumstances but ‘going public’ will only make the situation worse. If u love Meg and want to make it right please call me as there are two other options which don’t involve u having to speak to the media, who incidentally created this whole situation. So please call me so I can explain. Meg and I are not angry, we just need to speak to u. Thanks.”
Another text read, “Oh any speaking to the press WILL backfire, trust me Tom. Only we can help u, as we have been trying from day 1.”
After backing out of the wedding amid controversy, Thomas spoke to the press to tell them Meghan had texted him. These seem to be some of those texts.
In another text, Duchess Meghan wrote to her dad, “I’ve been reaching out to you all weekend but you’re not taking any of our calls or replying to any texts… Very concerned about your health and safety and have taken every measure to protect you but not sure what more we can do if you don’t respond…Do you need help? Can we send the security team down again? I’m very sorry to hear you’re in the hospital but need you to please get in touch with us… What hospital are you at?”
The text continued saying that she and Prince Harry were “dispatching the same security guys you turned away this weekend to be a presence on the ground to make sure you’re safe.”
These texts were all submitted by the Duchess’ legal team.
Since Duchess Meghan‘s wedding, Thomas has spent a lot of time speaking about her in the press and has claimed she ghosted him despite her friend denying this claim.