Yessssssss, Royal Family drama! It was only a matter of time before future royal Meghan Markle had to deal with this shit. Samantha Grant, Meghan’s half-sister, has decided to cash-in on the 15 minutes of fame her sister marrying a prince will bring. Only she’s doing it in the worst way. Not a good look, Samantha.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been engaged for liiiiiiike, a month. And there’s already family drama. Royals: they’re just like us!
It all started when Prince Harry made an innocent little remark about Meghan’s first holiday with her future in-laws. When asked how Meghan’s adapted to the ins and outs of celebrating with royalty, Harry said, “She’s done an absolutely amazing job. She’s getting in there and it’s the family that I suppose she’s never had.” It seems pretty clear that the family he’s referring to is a husband and children and large extended family of in-laws. Obviously she has a family, she didn’t hatch from an egg dropped from the sky.
But half-sister Samantha didn’t take too kindly to Harry’s comment. She took to Twitter (never a good idea, tbh) to “set the record straight”.
Actually she has a large family who were always there with her and for her. Our household was very normal and when dad and Doria divorced, we all made it so it was like she had two houses. No one was estranged ,she was just too busy. Read my book complete with facts and photos
— Samantha Markle (@SamanthaMGrant) December 27, 2017
“Read my book complete with facts and photos.” Oh. Oh, honey. Don’t … don’t do that.
Meghan’s mom and dad divorced when she was 6, and she lived primarily with her mother. She also has a half-brother, but is estranged from Samantha. And for good reason: in the proposal for the book she so tactfully plugged in her tweet, Samantha says of Meghan, ““Hollywood has changed her. I think her ambition is to become a princess… The truth would kill her relationship with Prince Harry.”
With family like this, who needs enemies? People were quick to defend Meghan, and put Samantha in her place. Don’t come for our American duchess, we will end you.
STOP! You are 17 years older than she. YOU are not her family. You are her father's daughter by another woman. You were NOT raised together. You didn't even raise your own kids. FFS just stop
— Pendragons (@OG_Camelot) December 27, 2017
Believe me, you only make me an infinite sadness. Writing this post in response to a journalist who will surely bring it back to the newspaper will be equivalent to selling your sister's privacy … and you still have the courage to use the word "family"?
— Elisa Festa (@EllyPrincy) December 27, 2017
No one wants to read your book, Bitter McThirsty. pic.twitter.com/XDGzKBtl7q
— ✒️📖 (@R3dWritingHood) December 28, 2017
Samantha has also reportedly said she “isn’t sure” if she’ll be invited to the wedding. We’re going to go out on a limb here and say her invitation will get lost in the mail. Maybe it’ll end up in the same place as the president*?
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