The Markles are hardly known for being discreet and settling their differences in private, so itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not really a surprise that another member of the Duchess of SussexÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s estranged family has made a public plea for her attention.
However, this time, Meghan MarkleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr. has begged her on live TV to let him meet his niece or nephew.
The 52-year-old, who hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t spoken to Meghan since 2011, appeared on the Live Non E La DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Urso show in Italy, to tell the pregnant duchess that he loves her and he wants their family to be reunited.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Meghan, if you are watching now and you do see this program, I love you very much, I always have loved you, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m very proud of you and I wish you an amazing life,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I want us to be together as a family.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Any new baby that comes into a family is a very big deal. I would love to meet the little prince or princess.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Thomas also addressed the letter he sent to the Queen in 2018, claiming his half-sister is a Ã¢â‚¬Å“danger to the royal familyÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I wrote that letter in a period of real frustration,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“She did reply and said I was only distant family and I felt very frustrated by it. I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe it, as we were so close growing up as kids.Ã¢â‚¬Â
He said his attitude has changed since sending that letter and now he just wants them all to be one big happy family.
In January 2017, Thomas was arrested following a drunken row with his girlfriend, in which he threatened her with a gun. He then vowed he was going to seek help for his alcoholism.
In January this year, Thomas was reportedly stopped by authorities in Oregon at 1:33am in the morning and arrested for drink driving after his blood alcohol content was .11 percent, according to ET.
The duchessÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s father, Thomas Markle Sr, told TMZ: Ã¢â‚¬Å“My son has a serious problem and he needs help, and I hope he gets it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Mr Markle JrÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sister, Samantha, also added: Ã¢â‚¬Å“His drinking is not related to Meghan. He always drank.Ã¢â‚¬Â