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The half-brother of Prince Harry’s actress girlfriend has been charged after allegedly holding a gun to a woman’s head following a drunken argument, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Thomas Markle Jr – whose half-sister Meghan has been dating the young Prince for several months – was arrested late on Thursday in Grants Pass, Oregon.
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The 50-year-old, whose father Thomas Markle Sr is also Meghan’s dad, was taken into custody after a drunken argument with a woman that is said to have escalated into violence.
He was charged with menacing, pointing a firearm at another person, and unlawful use of a weapon, according to public police records.
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A mugshot of Markle looking red-faced and rumpled was posted on a website that collates arrest records from across the United States.
Bail for his release was set at $1,500 – about £1,200 – and he called his ex-wife Tracy Dooley at 3am to ask her to help stump up the cash.
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His arrest will almost certainly prove embarrassing for Meghan, the star of US legal drama Suits, and raise questions in Royal circles about her suitability as a consort.
Tracy said: ‘I don’t want this to be embarrassing for Meghan. Tom has had a little fame and publicity since Meghan started dating Prince Harry. He wants what’s best for her. He is so happy and proud for her.
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Meghan’s burgeoning relationship with Harry, 32, has already been described as ‘serious’. She has visited the Prince in London at least twice and stayed at Kensington Palace....
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