Thomas Markle: Duchess Meghan’s father is back after a stroke

Thomas Markle
Duchess Meghan’s father is back after a stroke

Thomas Markle suffered a stroke in May.

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Thomas Markle is back after his stroke. A British broadcaster published a video with Duchess Meghan’s father.

About three months ago, Thomas Markle (77), the father of Duchess Meghan (40), suffered a stroke. Now, for the first time since his illness, he has made himself public. An exclusive video for the British broadcaster GB Newsshows Markle on a beach. In his hand he holds a pen and a whiteboard with a message for the audience.

The 77-year-old lost his speech after his stroke in May. “Hi Dan, thank you and the British people for the best wishes and goodwill,” read his sign. Dan means journalist Dan Wootton (39), who with Meghan’s half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr. (55), in parallel to the published video, conducts an interview. “Dad is doing amazingly well,” he said.

Speech by Thomas Markle is coming back

His father is on a very good path and will probably recover completely. According to Markle Jr., his mind is “fully there” and his body is making progress every day. He is also slowly getting his voice back. You see a speech therapist very often and on some days your speech is as good as it was before the stroke.

In addition, Thomas Markle Jr. joked that his father would emigrate to Great Britain should Duchess Meghan become actively involved in US politics. The sister of US President Joe Biden (79), Valerie Biden Owens (76), had previously said that Meghan would be a good candidate for the Oval Office. Markle Jr. doesn’t think so, though. His sister always focused on fairy tales and princesses, never on politics.


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