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Meghan Markle's brother has revealed he plans to marry his fiancée Darlene Blount in March – and will be inviting the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry to the wedding.
Thomas Markle Jr, of Grants Pass, Oregon, popped the question to Blount, 38, in a park close to their home - and threw a New Year's Eve party to celebrate setting a date.
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The window-fitter, 52, has now told DailyMailTV he hopes his impending nuptials will help bring his family back together and says he wants his younger sister to attend - even though he missed out on an invitation to the Royal Wedding last May.
He said: 'Absolutely I think our wedding will bring the family closer together. It's hopeful that if Meghan and Harry came and my father – Meghan and Harry could spend some time together with him and that would be good.'
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Pregnant Meghan has not spoken to her father since before her wedding, despite the 74-year-old bombarding her with text messages in the hopes of a reconciliation.
Markle Sr was caught staging paparazzi photos in the week before the Royal Wedding and then failed to attend the event, citing a series of heart attacks.
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He has also given a number of interviews, including a controversial one in which he revealed some of his son-in-law's political views, including that he is pro-Brexit and thinks President Trump should be given a chance.
Despite pleading with his daughter to get in touch, Markle Sr spent Christmas without hearing from her and, instead, celebrated the festive season with close friend Lori Davis, 38, at his home in Rosarito, Mexico.
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Markle Jr spent the Christmas period at home with Blount and her eight-year-old son but welcomed in the New Year with an engagement party for close friends at a bar called Mill St. Mugshots in Grants Pass.
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