Meghan Markle vs Samantha Grant – will she blame Meghan if dad Thomas dies and why do the half-sisters not get on?

THE most vocal of the Markle clan before the Royal Wedding was undoubtedly her half-sister Samantha.

Samantha has been outspoken ever since Meghan’s engagement to Prince Harry was announced – here’s everything you need to know…

Samantha spoke to Good Morning Britain about Meghan’s engagement to Prince Harry

What has Samantha Markle said about Meghan?

November 2016

Samantha first hit out at her famous half-sister after her romance with Prince Harry was revealed.

She says Meghan had always fancied Harry because she was ambitious to become a princess – and had a “soft spot for gingers”.

Samantha said the star of US legal drama Suits is a “social climber” who has barely spoken to her sister since she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008.

April 2017

Samantha announced that she would release her memoirs and that her sister should prepare herself for some home truths.

It has been reported by the Daily Star that the working title for Samantha’s book is “The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister”.

Samantha also revealed exclusively to The Sun she’s planning to star in a reality show which she thinks would make for incredible viewing.

Samantha Markle was called a 'vulture' by Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain
Samantha Markle was called a ‘vulture’ by Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain

October 2017

Samantha had changed her tune by October when she appeared on Good Morning Britain to dismiss the rumoured rift – and even described her sister as “lovely”.

November 2017

Samantha was quick to have her say on Meghan and Prince Harry’s engagement, speaking to Good Morning Britain the day after the announcement was made.

When asked if she had a message for Meghan, Samantha said: “I just want to say I love you, I’m incredibly happy for you. Cheers and to a wonderful life.

“If I had a glass of champagne I would toast, but it’s three in the morning and we don’t drink at three in the morning!”

Speaking from Florida she said: “Well, it is true that I’m writing a book and the title is accurate, what is not true (is) this unbelievable swell that’s been created that it’s some sort of slamming ‘tell-all’.”

December 2017

During a stint as guest editor of the Today programme, Prince Harry told the show “it’s [the Royal Family] the family I suppose that she’s never had.”

Samantha then wrote on Twitter: “Actually she has a large family who were always there with her and for her.

“No one was estranged, she was just too busy. Meg’s family (our family) is complete with sister, brother, aunts, uncles, cousins and the glue of our family, our amazing completely self-sacrificing father.

“She always had this family, marrying merely extends it.”

Meghan Markle hasn't seen her half-sister Samantha for years
Meghan Markle hasn’t seen her half-sister Samantha for years

January 2018

After Meghan wore a £56,000 designer dress for her engagement photo, Samantha Markle, 52, said: “If you can spend $75,000 on a dress, you can spend $75,000 on your dad.”

Their dad is bankrupt.

However, when speaking of the wedding, she added that she was still hoping for an invitation, despite news about the book.

She said: “It would be pleasing for us to be there and be invited. But it’s entirely her decision.”

April 2018

She blasted her half-sister on Twitter after claiming to have been snubbed from the wedding while members of the public have been invited.

Samantha tweeted: “Out of respect and humanitarianism, the Markles should be invited if 2,000 complete strangers are.

“Our uncle, brother, me, best friend of 30 years, nephews. Our issue is not a matter of closeness. Family is family.”

She also changed her Twitter pic to the two of them when they were younger.

A week later she turned her attention on the Prince tweeting that he needed to “Man up”.

She said: “It’s time to ‘man up’ @HRHHenryWindsor ‘Shout outs’ about humanitarianism, don’t work when you are allowing Meg to ignore the Markles.

“It is s [sic] contradiction.

“Someone must point out that the ‘Emperor is not wearing any clothes’.”

May 2018

  • May 15 – Samantha gave an interview to Good Morning Britain where she accused the press of being “media vultures” before Piers Morgan slammed her and accused her of “being the biggest media vulture” for “trading on her very tenuous connection with Meghan Markle”
  • May 15 – Meghan’s sister featured on Channel Four show called Meet The Markles where she told the host her husband is “addicted to tabloid stories” about Meghan and Samantha, and slammed rumours she was “writing a tell-all” book
  • May 16 – She blasts Meghan for “telling her not to speak” referring to comments she made about their father
  • May 16 – The Sun revealed how Samantha slammed reports that Kensington Palace was helping Thomas Markle, the ailing dad of her and Meghan. It was also reported Samantha had been involved in a car crash in the US
  • May 29 – Samantha slams Duchess of Sussex’s new coat of arms as “silly” and “drawn by someone in kindergarten” in bitter Twitter rant

July 2018

Taking to Twitter once again, Meghan Markle’s publicity-seeking sister labelled the new Royal the “duchess of nonsense” and accused Prince Harry of being a “wuss” for allowing his wife to walk all over him.

In an astonishing social media rant, Samantha also said that Harry should have married Cressida Bonas because “she is much more like Diana.”


She tweeted: “Harry is a wuss to allow the Duchess of Nonense to mistreat everyone who has been close to her, especially her family.”

Samantha also claimed that Meghan’s supposed “embarrassment” of her family is “totally reciprocal” before adding her “fake British accent is also ridiculous.”

July 2018

Samantha Markle launched another tirade at Meghan after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited art in London dedicate to Nelson Mandela.

She posted a series of tweets slating the 36-year-old for spending time “paying tribute” to others while “ignoring” their father.

Samantha hit out at Meghan for being “cold”, going as far as to blame Meghan should Thomas Markle Snr die.

She blasted her sister for being “cold” and “ignoring” their father
Samantha Markle tweeted after a story appeared of Meghan attended an exhibition dedicated to Nelson Mandela
She went as far as to blame Meghan should their father die
It’s not the first time Samantha has launched an attack on Meghan

Samantha tweeted: “How about you pay tribute to your own father?! Enough is enough.

“Act like a humanitarian act like a woman! If our father dies I’m holding you responsible, Meg!”

And she continued her tweets, saying: “Glad you have so much time to gallivant around paying tribute to others while ignoring your own father!

“How cold can you be and look in the mirror ? Harry? I guess I was right.”

Was Samantha Markle invited to the Royal Wedding?

Samantha was not invited to the Royal Wedding.

In an interview with Channel Four show Meet The Markles she said: “There are some members of the family who have an air of entitlement about even a wedding invite, I don’t understand why we didn’t get one but I don’t expect or demand one.”

It has previously been reported that Samantha and Meghan have not spoken for the past decade.

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