American actress Meghan Markle was ecstatic at the end of last year when she became engaged to Britain’s Prince Harry. However, her dream royal wedding may not happen now, as her family has just been hit with an arrest that the British royals definitely do not want to be linked to.
Daily Mail reported that Markle’s future sister-in-law was arrested on New Year’s Eve for assaulting the actress’s brother, Thomas Markle Jr.
“Darlene Blount was booked on January 1st. She was charged with fourth degree assault,” an Oregon law enforcement official said.
Blount, 37, was arrested just before the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve and was booked into the Josephine County Jail at 4:20am after a drunken altercation with Thomas. At the time of the arrest, Markle and Harry were partying it up on the French Riviera.
Though Markle and Thomas have not spoken since 2011, he claims they are not estranged and merely lost touch after she moved to Toronto.
“It’s not really that we grew apart, it was she was out there [in Toronto] doing her job – it was the biggest deal she got on TV so she had no time,” he said. “But we spent a lot of weekends together with our grandmother [Doris Markle] before she left.”
Thomas said that while he does not expect an invitation to the royal wedding, it would mean a lot to him to get one.
“I don’t know if she gets to invite who she wants. But she’ll reach out if she wants me there – she’ll call me. She knows where to find me,” Thomas said. “But that’s up to her, there’s no pressure. I wouldn’t mind seeing my little sister have the biggest wedding in the world – that would be incredible.”
“Of course [it would mean a lot]. I didn’t go to her last one in Jamaica, I was working or something,” he added, referring to Markle’s first wedding in 2011. “But if my dad doesn’t walk her down the aisle, then I will.”
It sounds like the Markle family are the last type of people the royals want to get involved with. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.