Samantha Markle is the outspoken half-sister of the Duchess, she seems intent on keeping her voice heard in her ongoing feud with Meghan. She’s also known as Samantha Grant, she has been the most vocal of the Markle family since Meghan started her relationship with the Prince in 2016.
Samantha has not made herself any friends in the Royal Family with her media appearances. She has previously branded her younger sibling as “narcissistic and selfish”, and recently labelled Harry a “wuss” and compared him to a ginger hamster in a message to him on his birthday.
Who is She?
Samantha is the elder half-sister of Meghan, and the two share father Thomas Markle Snr.
Samantha and brother Thomas Jr were born to Thomas Snr’s first wife, Roslyn Loveless, while Meghan came during his second marriage to Doria Ragland.
Mother-of-three Samantha works as a mental health consultant. She has been divorced twice, and currently lives with her partner in Florida. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008 and now uses a wheelchair.
What she said about Meghan on Twitter?
Samantha has become infamous for her outspoken criticism of Meghan, Harry and their relationship.
When the pair first started dating, she said Meghan is not fit into the royal family member. She added: “Meghan is narcissistic and selfish. I think the Royal Family would be appalled.” But after the pair were engaged, she denied rumours of a rift, calling Meghan “absolutely lovely”, “very strong” and “very graceful”.
She has accused Meghan of ignoring her own family as she takes on Royal duties.
Samantha wrote online: “Glad you have so much time to gallivant around playing tribute to others while ignoring your own father. “How cold can you be and look in the mirror. Harry? I guess I was right.”
She tweeted: “How about you pay tribute to your own father? Enough is enough. If our father dies, it’s on you Meg.” She also blasted Harry, saying: “Harry is a wuss to allow the Duchess of Nonsense to mistreat everyone who has been close to her, especially her family. Diana would be ashamed. Stop wearing Meg’s skivvies and bra and take your pants off of her!”
Why didn’t she go to the Royal Wedding?
Samantha was not invited to Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry.
She 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. At issue is not a matter of closeness. Family is family.”
Samantha was also not invited to Meghan’s first wedding. Meghan married Trevor Engleson in 2011 before divorcing him in 2013.
But her half-sister has shockingly claimed that she was not invited to the ceremony, because of her wheelchair.
She told Loose Women: “It was an unspoken thing. For a beach wedding in Jamaica, a wheelchair would have been in the way so I didn’t make a big deal.”