Meghan Markle: Inside her dysfunctional family

The future royal’s family is in the spotlight. Picture: Eddie Mulholland-WPA Pool/Getty Images

MEGHAN Markle’s family drama has all the makings of an episode of Jerry Springer.

In fact, the former Suits star’s dysfunctional relatives have no doubt been causing her some headaches since she became Prince Harry’s fiancee.

Of course, front and centre is her half-sister Samantha Grant, who conveniently changed her name back to Markle in recent months. She’s done the rounds of international media since news broke of the royal relationship — even appearing on A Current Affair this week — and providing a near-constant flow of (largely unflattering) information about Meghan to anyone who’ll listen. Samantha, who’s reportedly been estranged from her half-sister for years, is even spruiking a new book, The Diary Of Princess Pushy’s Sister.

This week, another of Meghan’s relatives decided to make headlines, telling press that she delivered “a slap in the face” when he reached out to her recently.

According to Thomas Markle Jr, he sent his half-sister a letter congratulating her on her engagement, and apologising if his personal troubles had caused her any embarrassment.

Markle Jr was thrown in jail for two days after a drunken brawl with his fiancee Darlene Blount on New Year’s Eve. Last year, he was also arrested for brandishing a gun at his fiancee during another drunken fight.

According to him, Meghan never replied to his letter, and her lawyer told his lawyer that she had said: “That’s distant family and I don’t know those people…”

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