Meghan Markle’s Family – From Dad Thomas, Mum Doria And Half-sister Samantha To Nephews, Uncles And Aunts


AS Meghan Markle gets ready to marry into royalty we take a look at who Prince Harry’s new in-laws will be.

While the famous family Meghan will now be related to are well known, here’s what we know about Meghan’s family tree.

PA:Press Association Meghan ties the knot on May 19

Who’s in Meghan’s family?

Some of Meghan’s family are well-known and have been very vocal in the run-up to the wedding.

But her mum may be her only close relative at her wedding after her dad pulled out last minute.

There is now confusion over who will walk Meghan down the aisle, with her mum tipped as the hot favourite.

Meghan will marry Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 19.


The Mega Agency Meghan’s dad may not make it to the wedding

Her dad is Thomas Markle Snr, a 73-year-old former Emmy-award winning television lighting director.

He worked on iconic US shows including Married with Children and General Hospital.

Born in 1945, he is of Dutch-Irish origin and currently lives in New Mexico.

Thomas Snr married Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland in 1979, but they divorced in 1987.


Splash News Meghan is Doria’s only child

Meghan’s mum may be her only close relative to attend the wedding, after her father reportedly pulled out.

Doria Ragland is a yoga instructor and social worker, and Meghan, born in 1981, is her only child.

Her Facebook page says the 61-year-old works in social work at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services in California.


refer to caption. Samantha is said to be writing a tell-all book

Thomas Markle Snr’s oldest child, Samantha Grant, sometimes referred to as Samantha Markle, is 53.

In 2008 she was diagnosed with MS and now uses a wheelchair.

Samantha has been very vocal on her views on Meghan’s upcoming wedding, giving multiple interviews to US and UK media.

The former actress and model lives in Florida, and is currently writing a memoir called ‘Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister’.

She has not been invited to the wedding.


Thomas Markle Jnr is a dad-of0two

Meghan has a half-brother, Thomas Markle Jnr, 51.

He is the son of her father and his first wife, Roslyn, as is Samantha.

The father-of-two has previously had run-ins with the law, and works as a window fitter in Oregon.

He has not been invited to the wedding.


Facebook Her two cousins and their mum have travelled to London for the wedding

Meghan has two nephews, Tyler and Thomas.

Aged 25 and 26, they are the sons of her half-brother Thomas Markle Jnr and his ex-wife Tracy Dooley.

Tyler is said to work on a Cannabis farm in Oregon, while Thomas, known as TJ, is believed to be a manager at a Domino’s restaurant.

Neither they nor their mother have been invited to the wedding, but the trio have arrived in London this week to appear as ‘special correspondents’ on Good Morning Britain.

Aunts, uncles and cousins

Splash News Michael Markle is a retired US diplomat

Meghan has three uncles and one aunt.

She has two uncles on her father’s side, and the remaining two on her mother’s side.

One of her uncles, Michael, has previously expressed his sadness over not being invited to her wedding.

The 78-year-old enjoyed a 19-year US government career.

His daughter, Trish Gallop, 58, said she was equally saddened to have been left off the list.

Michael and Thomas Markle Snr’s other brother, Fred, is a bishop.

Enterprise News and Pictures It is thought from Meghan’s family only her mum will attend

The 72-year-old is said to work at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel in Flordia.

On her mother’s side, she has uncle Joseph Johnson, 68, and Doria’s half-sister, Saundra.

None of them are believed to have been invited to the wedding.

Who else is Meghan related to?

It turns out Meghan has a host of famous and infamous relatives.

According to genealogists, she is distantly related to both William Shakespeare and Winston Churchill.

Research found Meghan is the Bard’s fifth cousin 13 times removed on her mum Doria’s side.

And she is a sixth cousin five times removed of Prime Minister Churchill through British settler Zachariah Howe.

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