As the royal wedding quickly approaches, many members of have come out of the woodwork to share their thoughts about the future royal. A couple of relatives have revealed that they have not been invited to the royal wedding and have said that they haven't seen Markle in years. Others have been open about their turbulent relationship with the bride-to-be. Here are some of Markle's family members and what they've said so far:
Tracey and Tyler Dooley
Tracey and Tyler Dooley are some of the latest family members to openly talk about Markle. Tracey was previously married to Meghan's half-brother, Thomas Jr., and Tyler is Meghan's nephew, according to Good Morning Britain.
Tracey Dooley and her son Tyler recently were on the British morning show to extend their congratulations to the royal couple. While Tyler seemed hopeful that they would possibly receive wedding invitations, Tracey was a little less so as they haven't seen Meghan in years.
“I don't think we are going to get the invitations—and that's fine,” she told Good Morning Britain. “We're okay with that. We're still supporting her on. We're so proud of her.”
Thomas Markle Jr.
Thomas Jr. is Meghan's half-brother and Tracey's ex-husband. The two share the same father, Thomas Markle Sr. According to The Sun, he is currently living in Oregon and works as a window fitter.
He has recently been vocal about the royal wedding, especially after Prince Harry said the royals were the family that she’s never had, according to People. Thomas Jr. then said spoke with the Daily Mail, “It was just a little shocking because Meghan had an amazing, amazing childhood growing up and she had a lot of family.”
Samantha Grant, who is also known as Samantha Markle, is Meghan’s half-sister, whom she shares the same father. Like Thomas Jr., Samantha Markle is from her father's first marriage.
Grant has been very vocal about the future royal even though she has said that she hasn’t seen Meghan since 2008, when Meghan came to her graduation, according to an interview with the Daily Mail.
Samantha seems to be both a supporter and critic of Meghan. She has done various interviews with the press, A Current Affair. However, she says that she is very supportive of her sister and is happy about her engagement, according to Us Weekly.could’ve helped her and her family, including their father, she said in an interview with the Australian TV show
She is also plans to release a memoir called, The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister, although she insists it will not be against Meghan at all. She also says the book’s title comes from the media’s portrayal of Meghan.
"The title is a mockery of the media," she told the Daily Mail. "It wasn’t me who called Meg 'pushy.' It was the tabloid newspapers. She is not pushy. The book isn’t going to be negative—it’s a warm, witty, honoring book—unfortunately, the negative sing-song has gone round the world."
Thomas Markle Sr.
Samantha, Thomas Jr., and Meghan all share the same father, Thomas Markle Sr. Meghan is Thomas’ only child with his second wife, Doria Ragland, while Samantha and Thomas Jr., are all from his first marriage., Thomas Sr. is very reclusive and has been living in Mexico.
When Meghan and Harry announced their engagement, Thomas Sr. and Doria released a joint statement saying, “We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry. Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a great joy for us as parents. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.”
also revealed in their interview with Good Morning Britain that her father is expected to walk Meghan down the aisle. “I don't think he's waiting for an invitation because I'm sure they already have the plans in place. From me talking to him, he's very excited to be a part of it,” Tracey said.
Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, will also be there for the big day. According to many reports, Meghan is particularly close to her mother as she stayed with her after her parents got divorced when she was six. Unlike Thomas Sr., Doria has been seen with Meghan out in the spotlight and has attended many events including the Invictus Games.
Harry has since gushed about her mother, “her mum’s amazing” during their first sit-down interview together after their engagement.
Doria has stayed quiet about Meghan and the future wedding. So far, she has only released the joint statement with Thomas Sr. released after their engagement.
There’s no word on what Doria will be doing during the wedding day but she will definitely be a part of it. Meghan her mom to walk her down the aisle.that she wanted
Hopefully, Meghan can get everything between her family sorted out soon so she can enjoy her big day.