Meghan’s father rushed to hospital after suffering ‘major stroke’
MEGHAN Markle’s father was unable to speak after suffering a ‘major stroke’ less than a week before he traveled to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Thomas Markle Sr, 77, was affected by the health emergency in Mexico and had to cross the border to San Diego in an ambulance while using an oxygen mask.
He is believed to have lost his speech following Monday night’s incident which came after he had already suffered from a medical condition last week, sources told The Sun.
His condition was so serious he could only communicate by scribbling messages on a piece of paper, friends said.
Meghan’s older half-brother Thomas Markle Jr, 55, was with him in Rosarito, the Mexican resort where he lives, on Monday when he fell ill.
His daughter Samanta Markle, 57, would arrive from Florida to be by his side.
In a statement last night, Samantha wished her father ‘good luck’ and said they were praying for his recovery.
She said: “My dad is recovering in hospital. We ask for the privacy of the family, for his health and well-being. He just needs peace and rest. Godspeed. We pray.
“He just needs rest. It’s a travesty of how much he’s been tortured and endured through my sister’s contempt for the past few years. It is unforgivable.