Meghan Markle may have more than just the press to deal with following her decision to sue a British newspaper. Now, her estranged father Thomas is suggesting that “everything will come out” in court, suggesting that he plans to serve as a witness in the trial if he needs to.
“It will be emotional,” Markle said in report published Monday. “I don’t know how we will both accept it.”
“It would be the worst place to have to meet her and [Prince] Harry — but it might come down to that because I will certainly testify against the things that have been said about me,” he continued. “The lies.”
Meghan Markle is suing the British paper for publishing a private letter she sent to her father in August of 2018, just months after her marriage to Prince Harry.
According to The Daily Mail, Markle has given his attorneys access to previously unseen text messages that highlight the breakdown in his relationship with his daughter.
“I’m tired of being lied about and not being defended,” Thomas continued to explain in the article. “I put the newspaper in this position by offering up a portion of that letter, which led to them being sued. This is my fault so I have to stand up for myself. It’s a responsibility thing.”
Meghan’s relationship with her father has been strained since the moment she stepped into the public eye as Prince Harry‘s fiance. Days before Meghan’s wedding to Harry, he suffered a heart attack that prevented him from walking his daughter down the aisle.
The issues between Meghan and her father are not the most pressing ones that Meghan faces, though. Her relationship with the British press is actually a huge part of the reason why Harry and Meghan recently announced they’d be stepping back from their royal duties.
“There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda, specifically when it is knowingly false and malicious, and though we have continued to put on a brave face – as so many of you can relate to – I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been,” Harry wrote in a statement that worked to explain the couple’s decision. “Because in today’s digital age, press fabrications are repurposed as truth across the globe. One day’s coverage is no longer tomorrow’s chip-paper.”