The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has reportedly lost her paternal uncle, Michael Markle.
According to a report by Hello Magazine sighted by 44bars.com, Michael Markle, who previously worked as an ex-diplomat died at the age of 82. It was through his job as a diplomat that he was able to secure Meghan a sought-after internship as a junior press officer at the American embassy in Argentina when she was 20.
The Sun reports that Michael, who was known as Mike, was the older brother of Meghan’s father Thomas and had been battling Parkinson’s disease.
Meghan will mourn his death in private at the home she shares with Prince Harry and their two children in Montecito.
Unfortunately for Meghan, Harry is unable to be with her at this time. He flew back to the UK on Friday in order to complete a period of isolation before reuniting with his brother Prince William on Thursday afternoon as the royals prepare to attend the unveiling of a statue of their late mother, Princess Diana, in honour of her 60th birthday.
Kensington Palace said in a statement earlier on that “Prince William and Prince Harry will attend a small event to mark the unveiling of a statue they commissioned of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on Thursday 1 July.
“In addition to close family of Diana, Princess of Wales, members of the statue committee, the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, and garden designer, Pip Morrison, will also be present.”