Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The former television lighting director was taken by ambulance to a clinic in Chula Vista, California, which is a few hours’ drive from Meghan and Harry’s Montecito home.
The stroke comes days before Thomas Markle travels to the UK to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee, an event he had already signaled would be in the country.
Rumors about a possible visit by Meghan to the hospital have been fueled in the last hours, according to The Sun, Thomas Markle will not be able to speak.
Thomas Markle currently lives in Rosarito, Mexico, but was transferred to a California hospital at around 11:30 p.m. Monday, 23rd.
We know that in the next few days, Meghan, Prince Harry and their two children will travel to the UK to celebrate their platinum jubilee. Although there was no official role in the British Crown, their presence was at the request of the Queen.
The Platinum Jubilee celebrates the 70th anniversary of the reign of the King of the United Kingdom and will be a national celebration with 4 days of celebration: it begins on the 2nd and ends on the 5th of June.
Thomas Markle, 77, was previously admitted to a hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, where he was seen arriving with an oxygen mask and surrounded by the local press. A video clip posted on the US website TMZ showed a pale face with his hand on his chest.
Markle’s daughter Samantha, 57, told MailOnline: “My dad is recovering in hospital. We ask for privacy for the family, for their health and well-being. He just needs peace and comfort.”
We remind you that this isn’t the first time Thomas Markle has had health issues ahead of events involving Meghan and the royal family. He missed Meghan’s wedding to Harry in 2018 after suffering a heart attack.
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