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Meghan Markle's half brother Thomas says he 'warned' Prince Harry against 'shallow' sister

Meghan Markle's estranged half brother Thomas Markle Jr launched an attack on the Duchess in the trailers for Australia's 'Big Brother' show
Meghan Markle's brother Thomas Markle Jr has launched an attack on the Duchess while locked up inside the 'Big Brother'  house in Australia (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle's brother Thomas Markle Jr has launched an attack on the Duchess while locked up inside the 'Big Brother' house in Australia (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Thomas Markle Jr along with a couple other troubled American celebrities have entered 'Big Brother' house in Australia. The Duchess's estranged half-brother appeared to have been cashing in on her name during the introduction. Ahead of entering the house, he told the cameras, "I'm Meghan Markle's brother, I'm the biggest brother of them all."

The Duchess was and continues to be involved in a lot of drama with her family. Her father Thomas Markle Sr, half-sister Samantha, and half-brother Markle Jr have all spoken out against her in the recent past. The Duchess however has insisted that she doesn't know her half-siblings very well. An insider said all this drama could've been avoided if Markle had informed them about her courting Prince Harry before it grabbed headlines. "If Meghan was smart all she would have had to do was prep her family. All she had to do was call them, let them know what was about to happen, and say, 'Don't do this, this and this, and I guarantee it would have never been a problem,'" the family source claimed. Markle's claims of not knowing her family well were falsified by the same source, who called it "bulls--t," adding that the Duchess was once close to her half-siblings.


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After introducing himself as the Duchess's brother, Thomas Markle Jr went ahead to claim he had a conversation with the Duke of Sussex about his sister. “I told Prince Harry, I think she’s going to ruin your life. She’s very shallow," he said. Last year, he told a media outlet that Harry becoming distant from the royal family could've been because Meghan gave him an "ultimatum". He said, "If things aren't going her way, she'll just go a different route."

"Ultimately, she wants to do what she wants to do and she doesn't want to be told what to do. I think living under the palace rules and guidelines it just probably caused a lot of problems with her life and with Harry. That's how she is. It's very possible that she just put her foot down and said [to Harry] I'm leaving – with or without you," Markle Jr said. The Duchess's half-brother had written an explosive handwritten letter to the Duke ahead of their 2018 wedding where he had a warning for him that it wasn't too late to walk away from the relationship. 

In the letter he described her sister as "obviously not the right woman" for Harry and alleged the 'Suits' actress was playing "the part of a princess like a below C average Hollywood actress." Thomas Markle Jr has in the past used the Duchess' name to make a quick buck. In 2019, he appeared in a beer advertisement alongside his half-sister's lookalike, attempting to rob Buckingham Palace of the Queen's crown before choosing a crate of beer instead. "I don't think anyone would be upset by it. It's not going to piss anyone off," he said at the time clarifying he didn't think anyone including the royals would find the commercial offensive.