Meghan Markle’s Brother Just Proved He’s Out To Ruin Her Life

When Meghan Markle joined the royal family, her private life started undergoing a good deal of scrutiny. Unlike Kate Middleton, who comes from a solid, stable family, Meghan Markle’s family life is a roller coaster of drama and problems.

From her estrangement from her father to the repeated accusations of snobbery from her half-sister, Samantha Markle, it seems as though every week, there’s a new accusation or story about the Duchess of Sussex’s relatives.

Still, the new venture from her half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr., might just take the cake as the worst thing that the Markle relatives have done to date.

Meghan Markle doesn’t talk to her father’s side of the family

Portrait of Meghan Markle wearing a hat
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex | Samir Hussein/WireImage

As she was growing up, Meghan Markle was very close to her father, Thomas Markle Sr. In fact, she even gave him kudos in several old interviews where she reveals that he helped pay her tuition at exclusive private schools and encouraged her to pursue her dream of acting.

Sadly, their relationship went south around the time of her engagement to Prince Harry, when Thomas Markle Sr. posed for a series of tabloid photographs and kept giving revealing interviews to the media where he talked about his troubled relationship with his daughter.

In addition to her estrangement from her father, Markle reportedly cut ties to her half-siblings, Samantha Markle and Thomas Markle Jr. Samantha Markle has been the most vocal opponent of Markle’s new life, and is even writing a “tell-all” book about her relationship with her younger sister.

Needless to say, the palace has remained silent about Meghan Markle’s family drama, but there’s no doubt that all the tabloid stories have taken a toll on Markle’s mental health. 

Does Meghan Markle have a relationship with her half-brother?

While Meghan Markle’s older half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr, has not given as many interviews as Samantha Markle, he has been an outspoken critic of his younger sister nonetheless. In the days prior to the royal wedding, Thomas Markle Jr. released an open letter to Prince Harry and the royal family, where he criticized Meghan Markle and said that his sister would “make a joke” out of the royals. 

Of course, Meghan Markle did not invite either of her two half-siblings to her wedding, and surprisingly enough, they actually seemed shocked by that. In response to feeling snubbed, Thomas Markle Jr. continued calling his sister names and talking to the press at every opportunity.

Following the birth of Archie Harrison in May 2019, he expressed the desire that the family could someday reunite and “get some peace” in their lives. Still, his recent actions have proven that he isn’t putting too much thought into making that peace a reality.

What is Thomas Markle Jr.’s new business venture?

Over Halloween, a beer commercial that Thomas Markle Jr. filmed was released. The commercial instantly raised eyebrows all over the world, as the commercial is a direct parody of Buckingham Palace and royal life.

In the commercial, Markle Jr. is dressed as a burglar and parodies stealing from the royal family – he even tries to make off with royal jewelry before spotting a six-pack of beer and deciding to nab the beer over the wealth. The ad also features a Meghan Markle lookalike.

There’s no doubt that Meghan Markle is outraged by the commercial, which seems to purely be a reach for publicity. Thomas Markle Jr is succeeding at capitalizing off of his sister’s name, but that’s definitely a way to ensure that the family stays estranged for the immediate future.

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