Why Is Thomas Markle Jr Now Apologizing To Meghan And Harry?

Thomas Markle Jr., the half-brother of Meghan Markle, is on "Big Brother VIP," which is airing in Australia. During his time on the show, his estranged sister has been mentioned quite a few times. On one episode, Thomas told his housemates that his father isn't a fan of Prince Harry. "My dad doesn't approve of him. My father says he couldn't even protect those chickens in their backyard if he needed to," Thomas Jr. said, according to the Daily Mail. In another clip from the show, Thomas slammed his half-sister for being "cold," according to Yahoo! Lifestyle. "Money changed her, money and fame went to her head really bad. I guess when you are introduced to the one percent of society – that is most likely the reason that happened to her, when she didn't have anything before," he said.

Interestingly, Thomas has also had some positive things to say — he apparently thinks that Meghan would do great things if she ran for president, according the Daily Mail, for example. In addition, he has expressed a desire to apologize to Meghan. "I don't want anything. I would just love to go over to their home and knock on their door, give her a big hug and a kiss and say I missed the hell out of her and apologize right to her face," he said, adding that he'd love to meet Archie and Lilibet Diana, according to The Sun

Now, Thomas has gone forward with that apology. Keep reading to find out more.

Thomas Markle Jr. penned an open letter to apologize to Meghan and Harry

In an episode of "Big Brother VIP," Thomas Markle Jr. shared an open letter that he wrote to his half-sister, according to the Daily Mail. He recalled some memories he had of Meghan Markle from when they were growing up as kids. "'She is my sister and she's my blood, and I mean I love the hell out of her," his said. Thomas read his letter to his housemates. "Dear Meghan and Harry, the first thing I want to say to both of you is that I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart..." the letter read. "And I want both of you to know it did not come from the real person that I am, but came from a very dark and hurt part of my heart... I am not a mean person at all, and I have more love inside me to give than anything," it continued. 

It's unclear why Thomas has chosen to apologize to Meghan now — in such a public forum — and whether or not it is genuine is something only he knows. However, according to the Mirror, Thomas is trying to show Meghan that "he's not the jerk she thinks he is." It does seem unlikely that Meghan will reach out to him following this public apology, as she has cut her dad's family out of her life completely, which she expressed during her interview with Oprah Winfrey, according to CBS News.