Meghan Markle's nephew slams family feud: 'She doesn’t owe anybody anything'

Meghan Markle's nephew slams family feud: 'She doesn’t owe anybody anything'
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Amidst the Markle family debacle, it looks like Meghan has an ally in her nephew Tyler Dooley.

Dooley, 26, is the son of Meghan’s half-brother Thomas Markle Jr. He goes by his mother Tracy’s last name because he feels his family is “toxic,” he told news.com.au in an interview published on Friday, Oct. 26.

Like his family, Dooley has an affinity for the limelight and will be part of the MTV reality show “The Royal World” which brings together individuals who have some connections to royal families around the globe.

He disagrees with how his family members, particularly his own father Thomas Jr. and aunt Samantha, have been airing their grievances against the Duchess of Sussex. He said that the only people they are fighting against are themselves and that Meghan “has no time for that and she’s so much better than that.”

Meghan has reportedly been estranged from her half-siblings but is close to her mother, Doria Ragland. Thomas Jr. and Samantha are Meghan’s half-siblings from dad Thomas Markle Sr. Both have launched attacks against Meghan either on social media or through the press.

Even if Samantha has said on TV that she was sorry for what she said to Meghan, just last Oct. 25 she was claiming her sister was a liar. In a now-deleted Twitter post, she called the Duchess of Sussex “delusionally (sic) absurd” for saying that she went to university on a scholarship.

Last August, Thomas Jr. wondered why their family had not been embraced into the royal clan, The Daily Mail reported last August. He said “being a celebrity has changed [Meghan]” and that she probably “feels she is above everybody.”

“It’s really hard to see members of the family lashing out for no reason,” Dooley said to news.com.au. “I’m not sure what the driving force is — if it’s money, if it’s jealousy… They’ll never get to take back what they’re saying.”

“The fact is, my father and my aunt are not nice people. They’re not kind and they’re toxic, and that’s just a fact,” he said. “I’d really hope they would stop talking about Meghan and just move on with their lives.”

Unlike his other family members, he isn’t clamoring for a relationship with her, as much as he would like to reconnect. He said, “I don’t expect anything of her at all; she doesn’t owe anybody anything.”

Dooley is all praises for his aunt even if they are no longer close. “She was the fun one,” he told Inside Edition in a March report. “She was so cool; I wanted to be just like her.”

Dooley, his mother Tracy and older brother Thomas were supportive of Meghan getting married into the British royal family, according to a January feature in “Good Morning Britain.” They had no qualms about not being invited to her wedding with Prince Harry.

Tracy and Tyler’s admiration for Meghan goes as far as naming a strain of cannabis the “Markle Sparkle” after her, reported The Daily Mail last May. Their business in Oregon, where growing cannabis is legal, is called Royally Grown. 

He also said he’s been excited for his aunt since she began a TV career with “Deal or No Deal” and went on to the series “Suits”.

“For her to progress into royalty… I always knew she was destined to change the world,” he said.

Baby bump on show as Meghan and Prince Harry go on Pacific tour

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    Prince Harry and Meghan arrived in Wellington Sunday to a traditional Maori welcome, an official reception disrupted by a fire alarm and a rock star reception during a public walkabout.

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    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on the last leg of a 16-day, four-nation tour which was timed to coincide with the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney.

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    The royals held hands as they left the aircraft where they were greeted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and mingled with the Invictus athletes before heading to a reception at the residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand Patsy Reddy.

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    They were welcomed to Government House with a traditional haka and performed a hongi greeting with indigenous Maori elders, in which they pressed noses together.

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    There were tears and applause as the royal couple were showered with gifts, including a New Zealand 'Buzzy Bee' toy, which Harry held aloft to the delight of the crowd.

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    Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, meet participants of Fluro Friday, an event organized by surfing community OneWave tackling mental health issues, during their visit to Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia October 19, 2018.

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    Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, meet participants of Fluro Friday, an event organized by surfing community OneWave tackling mental health issues, during their visit to Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia October 19, 2018.

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    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet a Koala called Ruby during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney on the first day of the Royal couple's visit to Australia October 16, 2018. Harry and Meghan will take part in 76 engagements in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand over their 16-day trip to the Pacific region.

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    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney on the first day of the Royal couple's visit to Australia Tuesday October 16, 2018. Harry and Meghan will take part in 76 engagements in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand over their 16-day trip to the Pacific region.

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    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walk during a visit at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, October 16, 2018.

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    Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sign the visitor book at Government House, alongside Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau and her husband Anthony Howard at a reception given by the Governor of Victoria, at Government House during their visit to Melbourne, Australia, October 18, 2018.

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    ritain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex react after starting model Formula 1 cars at a demonstration by Formula 1 in Schools, at a reception given by the Governor of Victoria, at Government House during their visit to Melbourne, Australia, October 18, 2018.

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    Britain's Prince Harry meets Jacob Thomas (L) at a reception given by the Governor of Victoria, at Government House during a visit to Melbourne, Australia, October 18, 2018.

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    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends a reception given by the Governor of Victoria, at Government House during the the royal couple's visit to Australia, in Melbourne, Australia, October 18, 2018.

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    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, strokes a guide dog at a reception given by the Governor of Victoria, at Government House during the the royal couple's visit to Australia, in Melbourne, Australia, October 18, 2018.

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    Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex with Meghan Markle the Duchess of Sussex on Day Three of their tour of Australia , the couple visited a beach at Melbourne and joined a clean up operation October 18, 2018.

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    Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex with Meghan Markle the Duchess of Sussex on Day Three of their tour of Australia , the couple visited a beach at Melbourne and joined a clean up operation October 18, 2018.

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    Britain's Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex meets CEO of the Man Cave Hunter Johnson (second left) at a reception given by the Governor of Victoria, at Government House during their visit to Melbourne, on the third day of the royal couple's visit to Australia Thursday October 18, 2018.

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    Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex watch aboriginal dances at Victoria Park in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia, 17 October 2018. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on a three-week tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji and will be in Sydney on 20 October to launch the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 sport competition. As the couple arrived in Australia, they announced that the Duchess of Sussex is pregnant and they are expecting a child next spring.

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    Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex look at a medical training aid designed to simulate a baby in an incubator as they attend the naming and unveiling of a new Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft at Dubbo City Regional Airport, in Dubbo, New South Wales, on the second day of the royal couple's visit to Australia.Wednesday October 17, 2018.

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    Britain's Prince Harry, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex unveil a new Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft at Dubbo City Regional Airport, in Dubbo, New South Wales, on the second day of the royal couple's visit to Australia. Wednesday October 17, 2018.

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    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seen during an afternoon reception hosted by the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, in Sydney, Australia, October 16, 2018.

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