Half-brother accuses ‘phoney’ Meghan Markle of ‘forgetting’ family

Half-brother accuses ‘phoney’ Meghan Markle of ‘forgetting’ family
Britain’s Prince Harry’s fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle attends a reception with delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum in central London yesterday, on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM). (Photo: AFP)

(AFP) – Meghan Markle’s half-brother has accused the royal bride-to-be of forgetting “her roots and her family” and “acting phoney” in a stinging interview with a British newspaper.

Thomas Markle, who lives in the US state Oregon, hit out at Prince Harry’s 36-year-old American fiancee for losing touch with relatives in recent years after finding fame acting.

“She is giving the greatest performance of her life,” he told the Daily Mirror in an interview published on Thursday.

“She is acting phoney. Once she got into Hollywood she turned into a different person.

“She’s clearly forgotten her roots and her family.”

He added: “Meg likes to portray herself as a humanitarian, a people’s person and a charitable person but she is none of those things to her family.”

Markle will marry Prince Harry in exactly one month in a chapel inside Windsor Castle in front of 600 invited guests.

A further 2,640 people will be welcomed into the castle grounds.

Thomas Markle revealed he had not received an invite, despite claiming to have spent many weekends together caring for their dementia-stricken grandmother from 2009 to 2011.

He is the latest relative on her father’s side to go public on the apparent family rift.

Half-sister Samantha Grant has given interviews and posted messages on social media concerning the fractured relations.

The half-brother said he hoped senior royals might step in to ensure he and other relatives get invited to the wedding.

The siblings share the same father, who reportedly lives in Mexico.

There has been no confirmation on whether he will attend the May 19 nuptials.

Thomas Markle noted their father was present for Meghan Markle’s first wedding, to film producer ex-husband Trevor Engelson, in Jamaica in 2011.


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  1. Jealousy. . Some people think that they must sit on their bottoms and expect their families should take care of them if they have money. There is no law saying that once a family member is rich or famous they have to take care of their less fortunate sibblings. It's a matter of choice.


  2. It’s not surprising how many family members like worms would come out of the woodwork when you are making the best of yourself, and gaining international recognition. Blood is not thicker than water, after all. Can you imagine what he would say to the rest of the guest if he were there!


  3. Perhaps the allegations regarding her fake public persona are factual, but why on earth would you want to attend any function, let alone a wedding, if the bride or groom does not want you present? That, to me defies logic. It's their prerogative to extend invitations to whom they so desire. It's their special day! Kindly respect their choice and let it go.


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