Meghan Markle‘s estranged half-brother is cashing in on his family connections by starring in a new Big Apple advertisement — as a thief who steals from the royal family, The Post has learned.
The 30-second spot for Queens-based wholesaler Classic New York Beer shows Thomas Markle Jr. — who was busted for a DUI earlier this year — in an all-black getup burglarizing “Buckingham Palace.”
He grabs Queen Elizabeth II’s crown — but then sees a cabinet of branded brew and takes the bottles too, according to the company’s CEO, Billie Mitchell, who wrote the script and revealed the details to The Post.
That’s when a red-vested, bearskin-hatted royal guard runs in an yells: “Drop everything!”
Markle lets go of the crown — but keeps the beer. He throws down one bottle of booze as an obstacle for the guard, who eagerly snatches it and gulps it down.
The Duchess of Sussex is also featured — but by a lookalike actress, Renee Wood, who sits in the backseat of a Rolls Royce getaway car, wearing a tiara and jewels, and anxiously awaits her co-conspirator brother.
When Markle opens the car’s door and jumps in the backseat the duchess character asks whether he was able to grab the “jewels.”
He says he grabbed something even better — and pulls out two bottles of Classic New York Beer.
“Priceless!” the Meghan character says as the pair clink the bottles.
Markle — who entered a DUI diversion program in March after getting busted for driving under the influence of alcohol in Oregon — has already stirred up some chaos for his estranged half-sister, who he once slammed as “phony.”
Last April, he wrote a letter warning Prince Harry that his then-upcoming marriage to Meghan would be “the biggest mistake in royal wedding history.” He wasn’t invited to the nuptials. He then called on the queen to heal the rift between Meghan and her dad’s side of the family.
But Markle thinks even the royal family should get a kick out of the ad
“I don’t think anyone would be upset by it. It’s not going to piss anyone off,” he told The Post on Sunday.
“Renee did a great job as Meghan,” Markle said. “It was a little comical. That was the point.”
Markle met Mitchell and the company’s founder and president Sir Gary Kong at a celebrity boxing match in Atlantic City six months ago and they later reached out to him to pitch the satirical spot.
“Gary and I just loved Tom’s energy and humor,” Mitchell said. “He really is a good guy who gets a bum rap in the press because he is estranged from his sister who is now a ‘royal.’ ”
Markle wouldn’t say how much he’s getting paid for his gig as pitchman for Classic New York.
The ad, which was filmed in one day in Oceanside, NY, will be broadcast first in China and then New York.
Markle says it may be his way to mend ties with Meghan.
“It would be great to get together and have a Classic New York Beer,” he said. “After all, in the ad, she said it was priceless.”
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