Meghan Markle's Brother Wrote 'Horrible Letter' After 'Distant Family' Snub

Meghan Markle's half brother says he called for Prince Harry to cancel the royal wedding after she dismissed him as "distant family."

Thomas Markle Jr. has been a contestant on Big Brother VIP in Australia where he took part in a mock press conference with fellow housemates.

And the reality star, who shares a father with Meghan but has a different mother, shed light on why he publicly criticised his sister in the run-up to the royal wedding at Windsor Castle in May 2018.

He told Australian TV viewers: "The reason I wrote that letter is because my private life went from private to in the paper.

"There were quite a few lies that were told about us, so I got a hold of the palace and I said could you please do something about the paparazzi.

"The response I got back was 'distant family' and 'I don't know those people.'

"That came from Meghan. So that kind of pissed me off and she knows damn well we had a great time growing up together, so I wrote that letter."

He added: "Everybody's always loved Meghan, everybody's always supported her no matter what. I have, I mean, I may say bad things about her, I may write horrible letters to people, but the end result is that I do love my sister."

The letter was dated April 26, 2018, a month before the wedding, and was released to In Touch magazine.

It began: "Dear Prince Harry, It's not to[o] late. Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you. As more time passes to your royal wedding it became very clear that this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history."

Markle Jr. was in the Australian Big Brother VIP house over the summer and, while filming has already come to an end, the show is currently being broadcast.

Sydney radio station Nova FM hosts Fitzy and Wippa interviewed him in footage showed to fellow housemates on Tuesday.

Markle Jr. added that he did not agree with Meghan and Harry's Oprah Winfrey interview, broadcast on prime time CBS in March.

He said: "She kind of knew when she was getting into it when she went into it. If you got a job and you got paid 4 million dollars a year salary to go bow and curtsey and take pictures and do some charity work here, some charity work there, I mean that's about the highest pedestal you can get to. Do your job and not gripe about it."

Thomas Markle Jr and Meghan Markle
Thomas Markle Jr, seen during a Celebrity Boxing Press Conference on May 15, 2019 in Philadelphia, says he wrote a horrible letter about half sister Meghan Markle after her comment about 'distant family'. The Duchess of Sussex is pictured at Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 in New York City. NDZ/Star Max/GC Images and Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images