• Michael Markle hopes Meghan Markle would reach out to her dad before it's too late
  • Meghan Markle and Thomas Markle Sr. are still estranged
  • Meghan Markle's uncle is worried about his and Thomas Markle's health amid the coronavirus outbreak 

Meghan Markle’s estranged uncle, Michael Markle, is encouraging the Duchess of Sussex to reach out to her dad, Thomas Markle Sr.

During a recent interview, Michael also shared his fears that he or Thomas could end up dying due to the coronavirus outbreak and Prince Harry’s wife will never get the chance to talk to them again.

“Meghan famously said 'not many people have asked if I'm OK.’ She would do well in this time of a genuine crisis to ask her dad if he is OK. People of my age and Tom's are dying due to the virus. There's nothing wrong with being courteous. It's about time she should try to mend any differences she has with family before it is too late. I think that she should be in touch with her dad. Tom should be speaking to his daughter and his newest grandson,” Michael told Express.

Michael went on to say that he will be turning 82 in July but since no one knows how long the coronavirus pandemic will persist, he also doesn’t know he will be around that long. And even though Thomas is much younger than his brother, he is the one struggling with some health problems.

Thomas suffered from two heart attacks just before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot in May 2018. At that time, Michael said that he would have gladly stepped in and walked his niece down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

“I thought I would get an invitation but anyhow, I didn’t hear from her,” Michael said.

The Duchess of Sussex has not spoken to her dad’s side of the family for years. In fact, her half-siblings have also been pleading with her to reach out to them. But until today, their requests have fallen on deaf ears.

Markle and Thomas’ feud started after the latter posed for a series of fake photographs for Daily Mail just before the royal wedding.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at The Cenotaph on Nov. 10, 2019, in London, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images