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Meghan Markle to become great-aunt after family member shares pregnancy joy

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Meghan’s nephew Tyler Dooley, who is the son of her half-brother Thomas Jr, shared on Instagram that his partner will soon give birth. Mr Dooley, who runs a legal hemp farm in Medford, Oregon, posted photos of his heavily pregnant partner as she enjoyed a baby shower with friends. She was pictured wearing a sash saying “mommy to bee”, while the room was filled with cakes and presents.

A banner behind her said: “Sweet little bee… on the way”.

The baby is believed to be due next month, the Sun has reported.

It come as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were expecting their second baby in a sweet Valentine’s Day surprise for their fans.

Meghan and Mr Dooley do not have a close relationship as he has has mostly kept out of the spotlight to focus on running his farm, which grows CBD for medicinal purposes.

The 28-year-old did hit the headlines when he named one strain after his auntie, which was called “Markle Sparkle”.

Mr Dooley also publicly called his father and the royal’s other half-sibling Samantha’s behaviour “embarrassing” after they spoke about Meghan in the media.

He told The Sun: “It was never like we had a super tight-knit family before to be honest.

“But the fact that now the whole world gets to see how my father or Aunt Samantha behaves, it is like an open wound for everyone to see.

“That’s the hardest part, the fact that there is no privacy. It is hard to deal with. It is embarrassing and sad all at the same time.

“My father and Aunt Samantha have sold my grandfather out, sold my family out, sold Meghan out.

“It has been hard to deal with.”

Meghan and Harry are believed to have told the royals before making the news public.

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It is not known if they told Meghan’s family personally.

A spokesperson for Meghan and Harry said on Sunday: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”

The Royal Family issued a statement shortly after the news was released to say they were all “delighted”.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and entire family are delighted and wish them well.”

The couple stepped down as senior working royals in March 2020 to seek financial independence.

They now live in an £11 million house in Montecito in California.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will give their first televised interview about why they stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family last year.

Meghan and Harry’s chat will be broadcast on March 7, just a few weeks from the one year anniversary of their decision to seek financial independence in the US.

The interview will be staged in two parts, with Meghan first interviewed about “stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood to how she is handling life under intense public pressure”.

Later, they will be joined by Harry, where the couple will then speak about their move to California last year and their future plans.

CBS said in the statement: “Winfrey will speak with Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, in a wide-ranging interview, covering everything from stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure.

Oprah is known for being a friend of Meghan and even attended her royal wedding in May 2018.

“Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.”

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