Thomas Markle, 76, wants to give evidence against Meghan and show that he has been misrepresented but is worried he will run out of time because the case has been delayed. His fears emerged in a witness statement as his daughter won permission to have her High Court privacy case against The Mail on Sunday postponed for a year for a “confidential” reason.
Meghan is suing Associated Newspapers, publishers of The Mail on Sunday newspaper, for publishing parts of a handwritten letter Meghan sent admonishing her father in August 2018.
Mr Markle said he has serious health conditions affecting his heart and breathing.
He added: “None of my relatives lived beyond 80. I am a realist and I could die tomorrow. The sooner this case takes place the better.”