Meghan Markle’s half-brother has called on her and Prince Harry to “stay out of politics” and revealed that he would move out of the US if his sister ever pursued elected office.
Thomas Markle Jr., 56, blasted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to speak at the United Nations General Assembly in honor of Nelson Mandela Day on July 18.
“You’re going to a memorial for Mandela at the UN building which is an open invitation to anybody in the general public and then you start talking world peace and politics which has nothing to do with anything there at that point,” Thomas Jr. told GB News presenter Dan Wooten.
“The Sussexes need to stick to rescuing chickens in Montecito and stay out of politics.”
Thomas Jr. also joked he would “move to the UK” if Meghan ever dabbled in politics.
He also slammed Meghan for her treatment of their father, Thomas Markle Sr., who suffered a stroke in May and subsequently lost his speech.
Asked if Meghan reached out to her father after the medical episode, Thomas Jr. said, “Not not at all, nothing at all. Absolute zero.”
“What’s to be expected at this point? She didn’t call for the first heart attack or the stroke – why would she call now?” he said.
“Obviously they’re just doing other things — other things that they deem necessarily more important than their father.” he continued. “It’s a mystery — it does bother him continuously, but he gets through it.”
But Thomas Jr. said in terms of health, the Markle patriarch is “doing amazing”
“There’s a lot of work to do but every single day is just another milestone progression in the right direction, which is an ultimate recovery on everything. He’s doing fantastic,” he said.
Meghan has long been estranged from her dad and half-siblings, and her father infamously missed her May 2018 wedding to Harry due to a reported heart surgery.