The Sun: Meghan Markle's Homeless Brother Tom Calls Her out for Helping Charities Instead of Her Relatives

Meghan Markle received a harsh backlash from her brother, Thomas Markle, who feels the Sussex Royal does not have her priorities set straight.

Family feuds are common. Sibling rivalry and unwarranted gest about something can set a family member off. However, in cases where some might have it lightly, others have felt these feuds profoundly. 

Following the ascension of Meghan into Royalty, with her marriage to Prince Harry, the former actress has been on the receiving end of backlashes from some family members who seem to find faults in all that she does.

Meghan Markle attends a reception to celebrate the UK and South Africa’s important business and investment relationship on October 02, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. . | Photo: Getty Images

Meghan Markle attends a reception to celebrate the UK and South Africa’s important business and investment relationship on October 02, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. . | Photo: Getty Images

Most recently, Meghan's half brother, Thomas, expressed his displeasure over the sister's priorities and stance on their family, claiming that she does not prioritize her family over her so-called Royal duties.

Speaking to The Sun, Tom Markle, who has fallen on hard times since his split from his fiancée and the loss of his job, had a mouthful to say as regards the way Meghan treated her family. He said:

"She should have done her humanitarian work for us. I'm sick of hearing about her and Harry helping this charity, that charity — whatever cause is in this week."

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‪This evening The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accompanied Her Majesty The Queen and members of @TheRoyalFamily to the annual @RoyalBritishLegion Festival of Remembrance. This special event, which has taken place every year since 1923 at the @RoyalAlbertHall, commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.‬ • ‪This year’s Festival marked the 75th anniversary of a number of crucial battles of 1944, with a particular emphasis on the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought them. A unique tribute was given to acknowledge those involved both past and present, culminating in a special parade of some of the last surviving veterans who fought and served in 1944.‬ • ‪Their Royal Highnesses, who last year attended their first Festival of Remembrance together, were honoured to once again pay tribute to all casualties of war and remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.‬ ‪#FestivalOfRemembrance ‪#WeWillRememberThem‬ Photo © PA / Royal British Legion

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The 53-year-old also expressed that since the loss of his job, he had been forced to move in with his mother in New Mexico, something he found frustrating. He further revealed that he had been battling depression and is considering a change of name.

Tom revealed that to him, the "Markle" surname was a curse that he wanted to avoid and that being related to Meghan has nearly destroyed him.

Samantha bashed her younger sister, saying the former actress was jealous of Kate.

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Following our tradition of rotating the accounts we follow on a monthly basis, for the month of October we are celebrating “community.” • Over the last week on their official tour to Southern Africa, The Duke and Duchess have had a poignant reminder of the importance of community - the sense of support and togetherness that is felt from feeling like you are a part of something that respects difference but also celebrates shared values for the greater good. Please let us know the favourite organisation in your community - one you enjoy volunteering for, or that makes you proud to be a part of - one that supports you personally in your everyday life, and that defines what you feel community is all about. Based on your suggestions we will then choose our new accounts to follow for October. Thanks so much and thanks for being a part of the Sussex community! Photo ©️ High Commission

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Thomas thanked his mother for taking him, revealing that he could have been homeless and living under the bridge begging for arms with a cardboard sign.

He also mentioned that one thing that was becoming increasingly difficult for him was that he lost out on jobs because of his surname and was willing to do away with it. Tom also said:

"Mentally, this has been a [expletive] nightmare ever since Meghan got together with Harry."

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This morning, The Duchess of Sussex went back to college!  Joining students and educators at The University of Johannesburg The Duchess was able to announce a new series of gender grants from the Association of Commonwealth Universities, of which she is patron. She was also able to announce four new scholarships to help students study in different commonwealth countries, allowing cross cultural understanding and an opportunity to deepen their educational studies abroad. One of the recipients of these grants shared his story of growing up on farmland in Kenya, where he paid for his education trading vegetables to cover schooling costs (cauliflower leaves to be exact!) He is now doing a research study on carcinogens in his country, its link to cancer - his work is helping to change practices and to save lives. The Duchess was so moved by the work being done across the education sector and to talk with such like-minded thinkers about the importance of access to education and the support needed internally. When the round table discussion this morning moved to the challenges faced in this sector and how daunting it can all seem, The Duchess said, “Sometimes access to education can seem so big, you wonder where to even begin? So you begin with one student, or one school, you simply begin. And that’s when we see change.” She continued by referencing a Martin Luther King Jr quote: “Take the first step... you don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Since @the_acu_official Gender Grants were launch in 2016, 28 universities in 17 countries have benefited with a minimum of 600 beneficiaries participating in workshops supported by the grants. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica Photo ©️ PA images

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This is not the first time a family member is lashing out at Meghan. Her older half-sister Samantha Grant (nee Markle) lashed out at her estranged sister, claiming Meghan was jealous of Kate Middleton.

The allegations were based on the fact that Meghan and Harry chose the day before Kate's 38th birthday to announce their stepping back from Royal duties. She further stated that the former actress could not be compared to Kate.

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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Despite the allegations, Meghan has not openly discussed nor refuted the claims of her older siblings. The former Duchess and her husband have been busy attending charity events related to the cause they believe in.

Following their decision to step back from Royal duties and settling in Canada, Harry and Meghan have been seemingly happy and are living their lives as they deem fit.

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