Meghan Markle’s estranged brother has just entered the Australian Big Brother House

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Meghan Markle has a difficult relationship with her family, something that plagued her years as a royal.

The Markles as a whole have created a lot of drama around the 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 to. And let's not forget Meghan’s half sister Samantha Grant (now going by Markle) who turned up to Kensington Palace with a camera crew to surprise the Duchess and released her tell-all book, The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister Part 1, on Meghan's due date.

This week however, it was a different relative, Meghan's estranged half-brother Thomas Markle Jr., who made headlines as he entered the Australian Big Brother House.

The 55-year-old entered the house over the weekend and unsurprisingly has already had his say about Meghan.

'I'm Meghan Markle's brother, I'm the biggest brother of them all,' he announced as he entered the Big Brother House. 'I told Prince Harry, I think she's going to ruin your life. She's very shallow'.

He also spoke out about not being invited to the royal wedding, announcing: 'I’m not bitter, just baffled. It’s hurtful given how close we once were. I’m confused and a little distraught because here is a person knowing the position she’s in and knowing the scrutiny she’s under and yet she has forgotten her flesh and blood.'

Understandably, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not responded.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.