Samantha Markle, the half-sister of Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has penned an emotional Christmas card begging her to “end the rift with Dad” — warning he could die in the next year.
Sam fears that their father, Thomas Markle, who has suffered from debilitating heart problems within the last few months may not live until next Christmas, hence her desperate bid to reunite the family before it is too late.
In the festive card — seen by The Mirror — Samantha tells the former Hollywood actress: “Holidays are a time for family and are sentimental.
“Dad has been trying to contact you and is very hurt because you are avoiding him.
“Life is short and you know Dad is wonderful.”
Samantha also added: “Please give him joy in his last years by showing you love him. The time is now.”
Speaking further with The Mirror, Samantha, 54, said she fears her sister will regret not reaching out to her ailing dad.
“I’m hoping that won’t be the case, but it would be tragic and sad if he doesn’t get to be around to resolve this.
“I think Meg would harbour a lot of regrets if this were his last Christmas alive and she didn’t reach out and make things right.
“There is not another day or week guaranteed, so Meg needs to act quickly. The clock is ticking.”
Meghan, 37, who married Prince Harry in May broke off contact with Thomas after he took part in staged paparazzi shots before her wedding.
He posed for faked photos apparently showing him being measured for his wedding suit – and reading a book about British history. His health quickly deteriorated afterwards after suffering a heart attack and he was not able to attend the nuptials.
Thomas has since claimed he has been “cut off” by pregnant Meghan and her husband.
Samantha also took a swipe at Prince Harry as she added: “We all looked up to him but he doesn’t seem to care anything about this family.
“Whether you’re royal or not, you married into our family too and nobody is above being decent.”
It comes after Samantha slammed Meghan and Harry’s official Christmas card — claiming it showed she had “turned her back on her family.”
The card is fronted with a black-and-white image of the royal couple arm-in-arm facing away from the camera as they watch a spectacular fireworks display on their wedding day.
Taking to Twitter, the American wrote: “Interesting that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have their backs turned.
“Is this towards the world or just the Ragland and Markle family?
“It’s a bit sad. Face the Christmas spirit.”
She later added: “It’s incredibly rude to turn your back in a Christmas photo that is meant to share warmth and good wishes with the world.
“Those that criticize me for pointing out the truth, need to get that brown stuff off their noses.
“I hear the world’s smallest violin playing.”
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