A visibly distraught and upset Samantha Markle almost broke down in tears when talking to the Kiwi born presenter, but said it could take a “year” for her father to get his speech back. Mr Wootton, who is a friend of Mr Markle, recently interviewed him on GB News where he confirmed his intention to attend the Platinum Jubilee.
He started by asking Ms Markle about Mr Markle’s current condition following the stroke.
Ms Markle said that it was “hard for me to talk about” but that her father was doing better.
She said: “He’s doing better. He’s in good spirits and you know it’s still hard for me to talk about because he’s been through so much – the heart attack, a pandemic, a stroke.
“I don’t think he saw it coming but he’s doing better, he’s in good spirits.
“I’m just so thankful to God that I called him when I did because he was slurring his speech, he couldn’t talk.
“I feel like had we not got emergency care right away, it could have been fatal, so I feel really blessed that he’s getting some of his strength back.”
Ms Markle told GB News about her father’s prognosis and how badly the stroke had affected him.
She added: “It’s going to take several, maybe six months, maybe a year to get his speech back.
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“All things considered it’s amazing, he’s in good spirits.
“We’re not, we’re walking on eggshells and sad and having a tough time but he’s being our trooper.”