Who is Meghan Markle’s Nephew and MTV’s ‘The Royal World’ Star Tyler Dooley?
More of Meghan Markle’s family members are cashing in on the duchess’ fame. This time it’s her nephew, Tyler Dooley, who is starring in a new MTV reality show actually titled The Royal World.
Entertainment Tonight reported that Dooley will be featured in the reality series which follows the lives of young royals and aristocrats living in a house together in the English countryside. Dooley doesn’t lead the privileged lifestyle the others do but MTV was happy to cast him since his aunt is now married to one of the most famous princes in the world.
“Meghan falling for Prince Harry, marrying into the royal family, and her blossoming friendship with the Queen has captivated the nation. Our intrigue and obsession with all things regal has well and truly been reignited. The Royal World’s veritable melting pot of global aristocrats will show what it really means to be young and royal,” Craig Orr, VP Commissioning and Development for MTV International, said in a statement.
Here’s what we know about the Duchess of Sussex’s nephew and the upcoming reality series.
Tyler Dooley is the son of Meghan Markle’s half-brother
Dooley is 25 years old and was born in Los Angeles to Tracy Dooley and Meghan’s half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr.
He is reportedly estranged from his father and said the last time he saw the woman he calls “Auntie Meghan” was “probably about three years ago.” He also told Inside Edition that he has fond memories of her.
“She was the fun one,” Dooley recalled. “She was the one who just [said to] us, ‘Hey, yeah, you can stay up late.’ She was so cool; I wanted to be just like her.”
He owns a cannabis business called Royally Grown
Dooley has not bad-mouthed the duchess like other members of his family have but he did find another way to capitalize on his connection to her. He opened a legal cannabis company in Oregon and named it Royally Grown.
The Royal World star, who founded the company with his mother, even has a specific strain named after his famous relative called “Markle Sparkle” which sells for around $280 an ounce.
Dooley was in London for the royal wedding
While some of Markle’s family admitted they watched her wedding to Prince Harry on TV from their homes across the pond, Dooley was actually in London on the big day.
“I was in London to support my Aunt Meghan,” he said despite not getting an invite to the royal affair. “Honestly, with the controversy that’s happened with my family, all I wanted to do was just show my support.”
Other Royal World cast members
The other cast members starring in the show with Dooley include Triple Baroness Jessica Heydel, Adeniyi Obafemi Olopade, Count Michael Zadie Campbell, Count Dimitri ‘Dima’ Ziadie Campbell, Lady Camilla Beresford, Zara Zoffany Farida Sassoon-Munns, Daniel MacLaurin, Sienna Rose Myson, and Marquess Maria Gabriella Diana who is the daughter of an Italian nobleman.
The Royal World will premiere on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 10 p.m. and will be shown in 180 countries.
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