Meghan Markle’s transcendence from Hollywood actress to English Royal has been an interesting one. Upon first reports she and Prince Harry were dating in July 2017, UK tabloids jumped at the opportunity to question how a black, divorcee could ever be welcomed into the monarchy. Then, there’s been Markle’s estranged family searching for a quick buck, namely her sister who has published a book about their upbringing, heavily shading Markle.
Now, Tyler Dooley, the actress’ nephew (the son of Markle’s half-brother) is reportedly developing a special strain of cannabis to celebrate the upcoming royal nuptials. Based in the progressive Oregon in the United States – where weed, among other things like assisted euthanasia, is legal – Dooley is in the process of making a potent hybrid named “Markle’s Sparkle.”
Although Dooley allegedly hasn’t spoken to Markle in three years, he says she’s has an American view on pot (read: her stance on smoking weed is progressive). “I know in England that marijuana is still a taboo subject but it’s more normal to us here because we grew up around it in high school. Everybody experiments with it here,” Dooley told The Daily Mail. “I’d be happy to show [Markle and the Prince] around if they ever come out here [to Oregon] and educate them on the medicinal benefits of marijuana which helps everything from post-traumatic stress syndrome to insomnia to pain in cancer patients.”
Dooley also acknowledged he thought Prince Harry would “enjoy a good party”. It’s probably safe to presume Markle will be distancing herself from this headline.
The couple are set to marry on May 19 at Windsor castle.