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


SHE has just married into the British Royal Family and become the Duchess of Sussex.

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

PA:Press Association Meghan Markle married into the Royal Family on May 19, 2018

Who’s in Meghan’s family?

Some of Meghan’s family are well-known and were incredibly vocal in the run-up to the wedding.

But her mum was her only close relative at her wedding after her dad Thomas pulled out last minute.

And it was left to Prince Charles to walk her down the aisle for her wedding to Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 19.


The Mega Agency Meghan’s dad is not coming 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 was her only close relative attending the wedding, after her father 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 and made repeated TV appearances in the run-up to the wedding

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 marriage, 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 was not invited to the wedding.


Thomas Markle Jnr is a dad-of-two

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 was not invited to the wedding.


Facebook Her two cousins and their mum 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 were invited to the wedding, but the trio arrived in London to appear as ‘special correspondents’ on Good Morning Britain before being dropped.

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 were invited to the wedding.

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