Megan Markle’s father was taken to hospital after a suspected stroke.
Thomas Markle was due to prepare for a trip to Britain this week for the platinum anniversary of the Queen.
The Duchess of Sussex’s sister Samantha avoided the fact that her father suffered as a result of being treated by Megan after she met Prince Harry.
“We are asking for the family’s privacy, his health and well-being,” she told MailOnline on Wednesday morning.
“He just needs peace and rest … A parade of how much he tortured and how much he had to endure thanks to my sister’s ignoring the last few years. It’s unforgivable. “
Mr Markle is reportedly being trolled online, and stress, which has sparked a surge in abuse in recent weeks, has led to an increase in his blood pressure.