Meghan Markle’s Half-Sister Responds To Prince Harry’s Claim The Royals Are Family She’s “Never Had”

December 28, 2017  |  

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After spending time in church with the royals for a Christmas service this week, the first fiancée to partake in such activities with the family, it’s safe to say that Meghan Markle is making quite the impression on her soon-to-be royal relatives. In fact, according to Prince Harry, she’s stepped up and fit in perfectly so far. When asked by the BBC recently how she’s adapting to things, Prince Harry actually went as far as to say it’s like she’s getting “the family I suppose that she’s never had.”

It’s unclear whether he meant that in jest or actually felt as though the storied royal family provides her with something she may not have had growing up, but someone from her family who wasn’t too fond of Prince Harry’s commentary was Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha. If you’ll recall, Samantha is the one who is writing a memoir called The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister, which will be about their upbringing. She hopped on Twitter yesterday to set the record straight about their family dynamic and make it clear that the royals aren’t the family Meghan’s never had because she’s always been a member of a large one.

Meghan, whose first name is actually Rachel, was born to Doria Ragland, a Black social worker and yoga instructor, and Thomas Markle, a white Emmy-winning lighting director who worked on Married…with Children. The 36-year-old’s parents divorced when she was six and her father has two older children, both white, from a previous relationship: Thomas Markle, Jr. and Samantha.

As for Samantha, she has received a lot of side-eyes for her decision to write a “memoir” about her life with Meghan. However, she has maintained that it’s not a messy tell-all in any way and wasn’t done to cash in on her sister’s new life. She claims she has a deeper purpose for writing the book.

“First of all, it’s only a tell-all in that I go through and recant some of the beautiful nuances of our lives, our family home,” the 52-year-old told Good Morning Britain. “But more importantly it has to do with the inter-racial evolution of this country through the lens of my life and my family since the Civil Rights Act until present, and how that intersects with this recent event with my sister, you know, my feelings about it, my family’s feelings about it and how sad it was going through it all. But it’s more of a beautiful, warm, witty story of our lives and my life.”

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