Meghan Markles dad rubbishes claim he wanted meeting during Queens jubilee

The estranged father of Meghan Markle has rubbished claims that he had asked for a secret meeting with the Duchess of Sussex during the Platinum Jubilee.

Thomas Markle was meant to travel to the UK for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee but was hospitalised after suffering a stroke in May.

The Duchess of Sussex's father was forced to recover from home after his stroke and missed the celebrations of Her Majesty's 70-years on the throne.

But claims that Thomas had planned to meet with his estranged daughter have been rubbished by the 77-year-old, who said he had no plans to meet the Sussexes had he attended the event.

Thomas Markle said: "I had a stroke and was unable to attend the Jubilee and I am still recovering, but it was my intention to come to pay my respect to the Queen, the royals, and the British people.

"I was invited to the Jubilee by Dan Wootton and Lady C and other friends in Britain, I did not plan on seeing my daughter and Harry."

Markle, a retired director of photography, was scheduled to appear on a TV special alongside Wootton on GBNews and had been invited to stay at Lady Colin Campbell's home.

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Thomas had issued a statement in response to the allegations that he had asked for a meeting with his daughter, who he is said to have not spoken to since before her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018.

Co-partner of Thomas' YouTube channel Remarkable Friends, Karl Larsen, did not believe the pair had any plans to meet or reconcile and claimed Thomas wouldn't have been recognised had he even attended the event.

Speaking to Insider, Larsen said: "Well, no, because here's the thing. You know and I know, when you go there… if Thomas had just come with me [to the Jubilee], 99% of the people would have never recognized him.

"They would never. I don't think so, maybe you think so."

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