Meghan Markle’s visit to Texas shooting memorial 'likely a PR stunt’, Thomas Markle Jr claims

Thomas Markle Jr described his sister's actions as the "most insensitive, inconsiderable thing I’ve ever seen in my life"

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Meghan Markle’s unannounced visit to a Texas shooting memorial was “most likely a PR stunt”, her brother Thomas Markle Jr has said.

Late last week, Meghan, wearing a t-shirt, jeans and a baseball cap, was seen laying a bouquet of flowers at the memorial set up to honour the 21 victims of the shooting at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday.

At least 19 children and two adults have been reported dead after a teenage gunman opened fire at the school.

Thomas Markle Jr and Dan Wootton
Thomas Markle Jr and Dan Wootton
Meghan Markle has not reached out to her father, Thomas Markle Jr confirms
Meghan Markle has not reached out to her father, Thomas Markle Jr confirms

Meghan travelled to Texas while her father, Thomas Markle was in hospital after suffering a major stroke, which led to him losing his speech.

While reports have suggested that Meghan has since reached out to her family, Thomas Markle Jr has confirmed that she hasn't.

Thomas Jr also slammed Meghan for going to Texas, describing it as the “most insensitive, inconsiderable thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Speaking on GB News’ Dan Wootton Tonight, Thomas Jr said: “I honestly don’t know what Meghan’s agenda is, I’m just telling you from a standpoint of view.

“It’s totally wrong what she’s done, it’s the most insensitive, inconsiderable thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

“She went there three days prior, she’s had every opportunity (to reach out).

"And it probably was most likely a PR stunt, the cameras there, the little walk she did like she was on a stage, it just didn’t make any sense.”

He added: “If she wanted to reach out to my father she has had every opportunity.

“As far as a PR stunt goes, maybe her saying that she tried to reach out is trying to make herself look better.

“I mean she’s got to pay her PR team ridiculous amounts of money to do this, she has to give them content, somebody has to be telling these people what to do and what to print.”