MEGHAN Markle knew her “private” letter to her dad would leak and called him “daddy” so she could tug at the public’s heartstrings, bombshell court papers reveal.
The Duchess of Sussex, 40, revealed in a text to her former private secretary Jason Knauf she had been “meticulous” in her wording in the letter, the documents say.
A witness statement from Mr Knauf claims Meghan messaged him 2018 with an electronic draft of the letter where she asked if anything stood out as a “liability”.
The papers read: “She also asked a specific question regarding addressing Mr Markle as ‘Daddy’ in the letter, saying ‘given I’ve only ever called him daddy it may make sense to open as such (despite him being less than paternal), and in the unfortunate event that it leaked it would pull at the heartstrings.”
Meghan later text Mr Knauf again, saying: “Honestly Jason, I feel fantastic.
“Cathartic and real and honest and factual. And if he leaks it then that’s on his conscience… And at least the world will know the truth, words I could never voice.”
The court was also told she was “happy for the public to read” the letter she sent her dad if he leaked it.
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