Meghan Markle has finally cleared up claims around her relationship with her father

'[She] has a long history of looking after her father's wellfare'

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'[She] has a long history of looking after her father's wellfare'

Meghan Markle has had a difficult couple of years, facing a constant stream of abuse since becoming a royal.

The bullying - predominantly by certain tabloids - has covered everything from her heritage and alleged lavish lifestyle to staffing issues and her role as mother. One of the biggest sources of controversy however has been her family, with her relationship with estranged father Thomas Markle making news on a daily basis.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they would be taking legal action against the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday for the false claims made and the publication of an excerpt of a letter Meghan sent to her father - something she has since explained was not published in full.

This week, Meghan Markle finally set the record straight, with reports that her lawyers filed court papers, telling Meghan’s account of how only certain parts of her letter were published, misleading readers.

‘The omitted parts demonstrate the Claimant’s care for her father and others, as well as her concern about the UK tabloid media exploiting her father, and the fact that she addresses untruths previously published by the Defendant,’ the court papers reportedly read. ‘Those elements did not fit the Defendant’s narrative within the Articles.’

Going on to respond to the Mail on Sunday’s claims that Meghan did not care for her father, Meghan’s legal team responded: ‘The true position is that the Claimant has a long history of looking after her father’s welfare and trying to find solutions to any health problems … she did provide extensive financial support for him.’

Jenny Proudfoot
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