Markle nephew from Grants Pass warned over knife
LONDON — Meghan Markle’s nephew, who grows legal marijuana in Grants Pass, was given a warning by police after trying to take a knife into a London nightclub, hours after the royal wedding, the Sun newspaper reported Monday.
The tabloid said 25-year-old Tyler Dooley, nephew of the now Duchess of Sussex, admitted having the knife at the Bacchus nightclub in the London suburb of Kingston early Sunday.
The Sun reported, citing an anonymous source, that Dooley told club staff he brought the knife from the U.S. because President Donald Trump had warned London wasn’t safe.
Trump said this month that rising knife crime had left some London hospitals like a “war zone.”
Dooley is the son of the duchess’ estranged half-brother Thomas Markle Jr.
Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, was the only member of her family at her wedding Saturday to Prince Harry, after her father was unable to attend because of ill-health.
Dooley developed a new cannabis strain named after his aunt. He calls it “Markle Sparkle.”
It is described as “sweet, silky with a hint of blueberry,” much smoother than the original potent strain that Dooley earlier had promised would “blow anyone’s crown off.”
The more regal “Markle Sparkle” debuted this week on LeafBuyer.com, an online cannabis dispensary database. Dooley plans to unveil it to the public at the High Times Cannabis Cup in Santa Rosa, California, next month, according to the website.
Police confirmed Monday that a club in Kingston called officers after a man in his 20s “openly declared he had a knife as he attempted to enter the club.” The Metropolitan Police force said officers spoke to the man and another man in his 20s, and one of the pair also handed over a “noxious spray” — believed to be a pepper spray.
Neither man was arrested. British police don’t name suspects who haven’t been charged.