Meghan Markle has a difficult relationship with her family, something that has plagued her first year as a royal.
The Markles as a whole have created a lot of drama around the now Duchess of Sussex, from estranged nephew Tyler Dooley naming his cannabis business after her to her father Thomas Markle continuously engaging with the press, despite Meghan’s reported pleas for him not too.
But it wasn’t her father or even her outspoken estranged half-sister Samantha Markle that made news this month.
Instead, it was her half brother, Thomas Markle Jr. who raised his head, making a public call to the Duchess to fix the Markle family feud.
‘Doria gets to visit Meghan a day here, a day there – that’s about it,’ he explained to the publication. ‘That’s probably the next relationship that’s going to fall off the map.’
Going on to talk about his father, he continued: ‘If something critical happens to our father, would Meghan show up? I honestly don’t think she would. God forbid she’s not that heartless. I don’t think anybody could live with that for her entire life.’
Addressing Meghan directly, he concluded: ‘You do have a family in the United States and we all love and care about you. Some day I hope you’re smart enough and mature enough to open up and let your family into your life, and baby Archie’s life. Most of all I hope you call your father and let him be at least a part of yours and Archie’s life. You owe him that.’