The Duchess of Sussex’s father, Thomas Markle, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
Thomas, 77, had planned to fly to the UK in June for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, hoping to meet members of the royal family and her grandchildren, Archie and Lilibet, for the first time.
However, on Tuesday morning he was rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke.
Karl Larsen, who has a YouTube channel with Thomas, confirmed the news to the PA news agency.
Larsen added that the retired cinematographer hoped to travel to the UK for the jubilee.
Markle did not attend Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018 because she was recovering from heart surgery.
The news, first reported on MailOnline by Dan Wootton, comes after Markle spoke last month of her desire to travel to the UK for the jubilee.
Speaking to GB News from his home in Rosarito, Mexico, Thomas Markle said: “I really want to go.”
“I’m going to show my respect for the queen and make sure the queen understands that my entire family respects the queen and royalty.”
“We admire them and we want them to know how we feel about them and how we feel about England.”
She added that she felt she had a right to meet her grandchildren.
Meghan has been estranged from her father ever since he was caught mounting paparazzi photos before their wedding.
Earlier, he said he hoped to face the duke and duchess in court as part of a libel case brought by the duchess’s half-sister.