- Meghan Markle reportedly wrote a letter to her father Thomas Markle .
- In it, she pleaded with him to stop using the media against her, and told him he'd broken her heart "into a million pieces."
- After the letter was revealed to People by Meghan's friends, Thomas released it to the Mail on Sunday .
- Markle's half-sister Samantha Markle said the letter was "nasty."
- She said they plan to release more of it.
Meghan Markle's father Thomas Markle released a letter to the press this weekend that he says his daughter wrote him after her wedding.
The existence of the letter was revealed by Meghan's friends in an anonymous interview they had with People Magazine. In the article, five of her closest confidants said the Duchess of Sussex has had to put up with "lies and untruths" and "global bullying."
They also said Meghan wrote a letter to her father saying she was 'heartbroken' about their relationship, but he replied asking for a photo op .
"After the wedding she wrote him a letter. She's like, 'Dad, I'm so heartbroken. I love you. I have one father,'" they said.
"'Please stop victimizing me through the media so we can repair our relationship.' Because every time her team has to come to her and fact-check something [he has said], it's an arrow to the heart."
Thomas Markle released the much-talked-about letter to the Mail on Sunday . In it, Meghan wrote how her father had broken her heart "into a million pieces," and accused him of manufacturing "such unnecessary and unwarranted pain."
She also said Thomas never called her to say he wasn't coming to the wedding, and how he "chose to only speak to tabloids" about his decision.
"If you love me, as you tell the press you do, please stop," Meghan wrote.
"Please allow us to live our lives in peace. Please stop lying, please stop creating so much pain, please stop exploiting my relationship with my husband ... I realise you are so far down this rabbit hole that you feel (or may feel) there's no way out, but if you take a moment to pause I think you'll see that being able to live with a clear conscience is more valuable than any payment in the world."
Meghan's half-sister Samantha Markle, who is another daughter of Thomas', told The Sun that the letter is "nasty" and they will release more of it.
Meghan Markle's friends told a different side to the story. They described her as someone who loves her animals, loves her friends, and loves feeding and taking care of people.
They also called her "selfless" and "the best listener."
"If I'm thrown some kind of curveball, I always think, 'I gotta talk to Meg,'" a former colleague said. "We talk daily. And the first thing out of her mouth is, 'How are the kids? How are you?' I'm not even allowed to ask about her until she finds out about me."
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