'Hopefully she won't be unfair': Meghan Markle's brother reacts to royal baby

Meghan Markle's half-brother has responded to the birth of the royal baby with a plea to his sibling to mend the family rift.

In an interview with The Sun, Thomas Markle Jr said he feared the Duchess of Sussex would refuse to allow her father's family to meet the baby.

"Hopefully she won't be unfair and withhold him from everybody," he said.

"I hope she'll reach out and make the baby a part of everybody's life."

Thomas Jr, named after his father who has also been estranged from Meghan for months, said he was happy for the couple.

"I hope this baby will bring you all the joy in the world…all newborn babies bring entire families happiness and joy.

"They can even bring broken families back together again."

Meghan's father was originally set to walk her down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry, but reportedly had to pull out due to health issues.

Since then, he's given a raft of interviews to the press, sharing intimate details of his relationship with his daughter and accusing her of disowning the family.

Now Thomas Jr says he hopes motherhood will soften Meghan's stance.

"I'm hoping that becoming a mother will open up her eyes and shed light on what family means.

"Maybe she will see the importance of family now - and open up to my dad and let him be part of the baby's life."

Meanwhile, Thomas Sr has said he's "delighted" to hear news of the birth.

"I am proud that my new grandson is born into the British royal family and I am sure that he will grow up to serve the crown and the people of Britain with grace, dignity, and honour," he told The Sun.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the birth of their first child on Tuesday morning (NZT).

The baby, whose name has yet to be announced, is said to be doing "incredibly well" and weighs 7lbs 3oz.


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