According to the publication, Meghan Markle, 37, wrote her father this heartrending plea following Thomas's continuious grabs for media attention: "Dad, I'm so heartbroken. I love you. I have one father. Please stop victimising me through the media so we can repair our relationship.”
According to a close friend, Thomas, 74, wrote a letter back which requested they do a father-daughter photo shoot.
The friend told People magazine: “She feels like, 'That's the opposite of what I'm saying. I'm telling you I don't want to communicate through the media, and you're asking me to communicate through the media.
'Did you hear anything I said?' I think she will always feel genuinely devastated by what he has done.”
A friend and former co-star of the Suits actress - who remained anonymous along with the other five interviewees - said that Meghan implored her father to attend the royal wedding despite the revelation he had staged paparazzi photos.
A friend said: “She's calling and texting, even up to the night before the wedding.
“It was like, 'Please pick up. I love you, and I'm scared.' It was endless.”
Despite Thomas Markle frequently insisting he has no way to contact his daughter, one close confidante of Meghan says this is a flat-out lie: “He knows how to get in touch with her,
“He's never called; he's never texted. It's super painful because Meg was always so dutiful."
The friend added: "At the same time because she's a daughter, she has a lot of sympathy for him.”