Inside the Markle Family Breakdown

Contributed by Alyson North

On December 27, 2017 Prince Harry was a guest editor on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. When he was asked about how Ms. Markle coped meeting the “in-laws” the prince replied: “It was fantastic, she really enjoyed it.” Later, he added:

“It’s the family that, I suppose, she’s never had”. (BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, Dec. 2017)

When Prince Harry said, “I suppose it’s the family she never had”; truer words were never spoken. Prince Harry was criticized for his comments, but more than a year later he has been vindicated. Below is a snippet of the cruel and abusive actions the Markles have displayed towards Meghan.

Thomas Markle Jr. is the estranged half brother of Meghan Markle.

According to Thomas’ ex wife Tracey Dooley and his sister Samantha, he has a history of alcohol addiction.

On Friday January 11th, 2019 Thomas Markle Jr. was arrested for DUI in Grants Pass, Oregon.

The Oregon State Police Report states:

At 1:33 a.m. Friday morning Markle, 52, was “visibly intoxicated. The Grants Pass resident failed field tests and was arrested. He was then transported to detox where he blew a blood alcohol level of 0.11 percent.” (The state’s legal limit is 0.08)

Mr. Markle Jr.’s Chevy Silverado was towed.

Thomas Markle Jr. has also been arrested at least once for domestic violence. According to the Mail on Sunday on January 15, 2017 Thomas Markle Jr, 50, was arrested on Thursday at his home in Grants Pass, Oregon on domestic violence charges. Mr. Markle was accused of holding his girlfriend, Ms. Darlene Blount, at gunpoint. The charges were later dropped.

Given his track record of abuse Thomas Markle Junior unleashed his cruelty on Meghan, whom he has no relationship and has not seen in eight years (according to his account).

In April 2018, Thomas told the Daily Mirror that Meghan

“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.”

He called Meghan “a phony” who has “clearly forgotten her roots and her family”. Mr. Markle said that

“There’s a whole different side of her that has started to surface and it’s ugly to see. I’ve read that Meg wants to be like Diana. Diana was worshipped by everyone in the world. She was loved for the right reasons. That’s what Meg wants, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. She’s not genuine like Diana.”

He did admit that

“I haven’t seen her since late 2011.”

He wrote a hand written letter (dated April 26, 2018) to Prince Harry advising him to call off the wedding.
Here is an excerpt of his message which was printed in In Touch Weekly magazine:

“As more time passes to your royal wedding, it became very clear that this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history.”

Thomas also told Harry that

“Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you.”

Furthermore, Thomas described his estranged half sister as a

“jaded, shallow, conceited woman that will make a joke of you and the royal family heritage. Not to mention, to top it all off, she doesn’t invite her own family and instead invites complete strangers to the wedding. Who does that? You and the royal family should put an end to this fake fairytale wedding before it’s too late. Also you would think that a royal wedding would bring a torn family closer together, but I guess we are all distant family to Meg.”(In Touch Weekly, May 2018)

Thomas wrote another letter (dated May 3rd, 2018) which was addressed to Meghan.
In this letter Thomas reminisced, apologized, pleaded for reconciliation and an invitation, wished Meghan the best, and congratulated her and Harry.

Here is an excerpt of his message which was printed in In Touch Weekly magazine:

It’s true that you and I have become “distant” along with the rest of our family members over the years. But we are all still family. With all the memories of watching you grow up, it’s hurtful that you would forget about us. I remember you doing your first school plays, you were so cute up there and it was clear that’s what you loved doing… We also had some great holidays together, even though we all didn’t share the same house. We ended up having two or three Christmases and Thanksgivings. That was really fun…Grandma always got very happy and peaceful when you would sit with her and go through old pictures. Read to her and talk. The love and kindness you gave her was amazing, what it meant to Dad, Grandma, and me — I won’t ever forget. Because that’s the real Meghan I remember and that’s the Meg the world should know.
Meg I know that I’m not perfect, nor is anyone else in our family, as I’m sure you have read by now. But good, bad, or perfect, we’re the only family that you have. It does hurt my feelings not getting invited to your wedding, along with the rest of the family. But it’s not too late to send me an invite along with your entire family. We should all be there to show our love and support on your wedding day, because that’s what families do. Not to mention, how long it’s been since we all seen and have gotten together, that would be very nice.
Meg, I am very proud of you. I truly want you to have a great wedding day and long future with Prince Harry. I’m sorry for venting my frustrations about [how] he should call it off, but I was disappointed and confused about not getting invited. I really only wish you the best.
I remember a loving, caring, amazing girl who had a great family growing up and I know you’re still that person inside. So whatever you decide is ok with me, maybe I’ll see you there, with all of us.
“It can still be a royal wedding family reunion.”
Once again, congrats to you and Prince Harry. I’m very proud of you and wish you the best.
(In Touch Weekly, Updated July 2018)

Thomas Markle Jr. told the Mirror in August 2018, that

“Throughout our lives, dad always put Meg first, above me and my sister, but if what he is saying is true it appears she is abusing his love for her. It’s selfish, cruel even. He gave her everything and now she is giving him nothing but hurt back. Anyone who saw Meg when she was growing up knew her and my dad were inseparable. Now it looks as though they may never speak again.”(Mirror, Aug. 2018)

Thomas Markle Junior is estranged from his father, Meghan, Samantha, and his two sons. Those sons have changed their last name to Dooley. Why would sons refuse to carry their father’s surname; thus, refuse to pass that name onto their kids?

Samantha Markle or Yvonne Rasmussen/Samantha Hale/Samantha Grant is the older estranged half sister of Meghan Markle.

Samantha Markle is estranged from her three children, her mother and her brother Thomas. She has also has a half brother, born to her mother.

This is what Samantha’s own daughter and mother Roslyn had to say about Samantha’s abusive and lying behavior towards Duchess Meghan.

“You can essentially write a book full of lies but it’s not a tell all. It’s literally just going to be her versions, her ramblings, of things that have happened. None of it is going to be true,” Rasmussen told the Mail Online (May 2017).

She [would say] if it’s not bleeding and there’s nothing broken, there’s no abuse. That’s her way of justifying it. I ended up bleeding and bruised a couple of times.”

Accusing her mother of being jealous of Meghan, Noel says Meghan is

“a very, very nice person. She’s very sweet, very genuine. She’s nothing like Samantha.”

According to Daily Mail (dated April 22, 2018), Noelle Rasmussen daughter of Samantha Markle stated:

It’s in Meghan’s nature to be a good person and she won’t want any bad feelings. I think she is doing the best she can in the public eye’ she told the Sunday Mirror.

‘I’ve always really looked up to her, like a big sister I never had. She took me shopping for kids books and clothes.

‘She taught me how important it was to read books. She’s kind, genuine, very thoughtful and warm’ she added.

Ms Rasmussen also said she was ’embarrassed’ by the way her mother and other relatives had treated Meghan since the news of the engagement broke.

Ms Rasmussen told the Mail:

‘When [Meghan] started dating Prince Harry, [Grant] got an interest in Meghan which she had never had before.

‘She wanted to be nice, to be friends, to say how much she loves her sister – but after years of telling me and the rest of the family how much she hates Meghan, how much of a narcissist Meghan apparently is and what a horrible woman Meghan is, which isn’t true at all.’

Scott Rasmussen, Samantha’s ex-husband had this to say about Samantha and Meghan’s relationship during an interview with The Daily Mirror (dated February 24, 2018):

“Samantha was never as close to Harry’s bride-to-be as she said she was.”

“I believe she resented Meghan because she had the life Samantha always wanted and she was jealous.”

“Harry and Meghan need to know the truth about her. She’s the last person who should be at Windsor Castle.”

“In my opinion, if she sets foot in the UK they should send her straight to the Tower of London,” said Scott.

Rasmussen said that he has been sickened by his ex-wife’s interviews telling how she helped give Meghan a “magical” and “fun” childhood.

“Samantha making out they were close is bulls***,” said the ex-Marine.

“Meghan was a teenager. She was all class and so polite, everything Samantha wanted to be.”

We learned that Meghan did not attend Samantha’s wedding.

Despite not talking to Meghan in over 10 years and never spending any holidays with her Samantha called Meghan “narcissistic and selfish” and claimed that Meghan always wanted to be a princess. Samantha is 17 years older than Meghan; so how could they have possibly grown up together? The math just does not add up.

In the last two years Samantha has berated Meghan online via Twitter, on air and in numerous interviews she has given.

Thomas Markle Sr. is the father of Meghan Markle. She is his youngest daughter.
Thomas refuted claims that he staged paparazzi pictures prior to his daughter’s May wedding. Initially, he lied; but when his lies were exposed Thomas was forced to confess that he did stage the photographs.

Source Daily Mail 05/12/2018

  • Calls Meghan “controlling” in December 2018 interview
  • During a July 28, 2018 interview with Mail on Sunday:

  • Thomas Markle called Meghan ‘cruel’
  • Accused Meghan of having a ‘sense of superiority’
  • Claimed “Meghan got her attitude from her mother.”
  • Thomas said “I made her the Duchess she is today.”
  • “Everything that Meghan is, I made her.”
  • Words that every survivor of domestic abuse is used to hearing:

    During an interview with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, Thomas Markle betrayed his daughter’s trust; when he revealed Prince Harry’s political views alleging that he is ‘open to the experiment of Brexit’ and thinks US President Donald Trump should be ‘given a chance’.

    Thomas Markle also betrayed his daughter’s confidence when he spoke about her desire to have a family.

Spread some Duchess of Sussex facts
Last Updated On March 01, 2019

References

Telegraph Link
News AUS Link
News AUS Link
US Today Link
IN Touch Link