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Thomas Markle Jr. is formally inviting his little sister to his March nuptials in a last-ditch attempt to resolve the ongoing Markle family feud. The 52-year-old revealed to the Daily Mail that he and his fiancée, Darlene Blount, sent an invite across the pond to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the hopes that their presence would help to “put all the past behind everybody and move on and be a closer family again.”
“Starting out the New Year by bringing our family closer together is definitely on the to-do list — it’s very important,” Markle Jr. said.
Moreover, he said he believes his wedding “would be a perfect time for Meg to get together with my dad.” It has been quite some time since the Suits star met with her father, who continues to lament the strained relationship he was with the pregnant duchess. It is believed that the father and daughter last spoke before her May wedding to Prince Harry.
If the Duke and Duchess chose to attend the ceremony, which is expected to be held in either Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada, Thomas and his fiancée said it would be “kind of exciting.” Especially since Darlene thought Thomas was lying about his relation to the new royal.
The Prince and Duchess are set to make their first royal engagement of 2019 on January 14, when they will visit Birkenhead to “meet local organizations that support and empower groups within the community,”according to royal reporter Omid Scobie.
And rumor has it that the queen has granted Meghan her first patronage as a royal. The actress will reportedly be the patron of the National Theatre, which is likely due to her experience with the profession.