Meghan Markle’s Half Brother Arrested

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in May and they are expecting their first child in the spring.

Thomas, 52 - who is half-brother to the new Duchess of Sussex - is reportedly facing a drink-driving charge after the arrest in Oregon.

He also failed a field sobriety test, according to E!

Meghan Markle's half-sister, Samantha Markle, has been dubbed as an attention-seeking hanger-on by Australian royal commentators.

Authorities eventually took him to the Grants Pass Sobering Center before impounding his Chevy Silverado. Markle Jr. was arrested in January 2017 after he pulled a gun on his fiancée, Darlene Blount, during a heated and drunken argument.

"If he then goes and reports that meeting, she's then within her rights to really finally stop all contact with him".

Just before Christmas, Meghan's father Thomas Markle Sr, 74, told ITV's Good Morning Britain he had been texting her every day but she will not return any of his messages.

While his sister said: 'His drinking is not related to Meghan.

The former Suits actress - who is now pregnant with her and Prince Harry's first child - is estranged from much of her family, including her brother, her dad, Thomas Snr, and her half-sister, Samantha.

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