Thomas Markle urges Meghan to contact him after months of silence

Thomas Markle urges Meghan to contact him after months of silence

The Duchess of Sussex's father has appealed for her to get in touch after months of silence. Speaking from San Diego, Thomas Markle told Good Morning Britain: "I love you very much, you're my daughter and I would really like to hear from you."
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Madeleine McCann: A timeline of key dates and developments

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Global vaccine summit raises over eight billion dollars in research funds

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Stormont leaders urge public to stop mass gatherings for George Floyd protests

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Coronavirus in numbers: UK death toll climbs to 39,904

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The Department of Health said 39,904 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Wednesday, up by 176 from 39,728 the day before.
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Face coverings to be made mandatory on public transport in England

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Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announces that face coverings will be mandatory on public transport from June 15.
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Sturgeon considering making face coverings mandatory in Scotland

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Boris Johnson urges world leaders to unite in Covid-19 vaccine hunt

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Taxi driver records racist abuse in Birmingham

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MP contributes to abortion debate holding her baby daughter

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Brexit briefing: 210 days until the end of the transition period

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Protesters clash with police in London

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Madeleine McCann: A timeline of key dates and developments

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