Meghan’s Brother Thomas Markle Jr. Says Megxit Could Be 'Two People In Love Wanting To Live Their Lives' In Interview With Australian Talk Show
As the Sussexes split from the Royal family continues to make headlines, family members of Meghan Markle are breaking their silence and sharing their thoughts on the bombshell news to various publications.
One of the latest family members to come forward is Thamas Markle Jr., Meghan’s 54-year-old estranged half brother from her father, Thomas Markle.
Thomas Markle Jr. spoke to Australian morning show Sunrise on Monday this week, where he explained he did not 'necessarily support' his sister and her husband’s decision but called the move a ‘sign of modern times'.
“I think that's (being royalty) probably one of the biggest achievements you can ever get in life and to be on that pedestal and that position is a major honor for anybody in the entire world,” Markle Jr. said.
“It would just have to be a simple explanation that they want to live their lives the way they want to live it and I guess they wanna do it in private,” he added.
Although other family members such as Meghan’s father Thomas Markle and her sister Samantha have been more critical of the Duchess, Markle Jr. has been much more sympathetic. The 54-year-old said he understands the Sussexes move could be 'two people in love wanting to live their lives.'
In contrast, his father said he felt Meghan and Harry stepping back from the Royal family ‘cheapened’ the institution. Markle even went as far as accusing his daughter of abandoning the Royal family for money.
The interviewers on the show also asked Markle Jr. if he still stood beside his letter, which he wrote to Prince Harry prior to his wedding to Meghan. The 54-year-old told Prince Harry his now-wife was ‘jaded, shallow and conceited’ and cautioned that marrying her would be ‘the biggest mistake in royal wedding history.’ Markle Jr. told the hosts he wrote the letter ‘out of frustration’ and ‘hastily’.
“Obviously, I wish her well and the best in life, but on the other hand I don't believe in some of her actions as far as disowning her family and saying we don't exist when we've given her a great childhood and upbringing,” he explained. “But like I said, I do love her, she is my sister.”
"If they are truly in love then this will be the true test, we'll see what happens next."
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