Meghan Markle might be trying her best to fit in as a new member of the British Royal Family, but the press and even some members of her family are certainly not making it easy for her. Ever since she and Prince Harry first announced their romance to the public, the Duchess of Sussex has had to deal with her paternal family slithering out of the woodwork to accuse her of being everything from self-centered to entitled. Despite her pleas to quiet them, the duchess’ estranged father, Thomas Markle, half-brother, Thomas Markle, Jr. and half-sister, Samantha Markle have done everything in their power to humiliate and embarrass her.
Now, the pregnant duchess has decided to ignore them completely and focus on her pregnancy and her new ventures as a royal. However, it looks like the Markles have no intention of letting the former actress live her life in peace. In fact, Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Markle just threatened her younger sister.
Samantha Markle’s threat
Apparently, after lying and skipping out on the duchess’ May 2018 wedding, her father Thomas Markle has been determined to get back into his daughter’s good graces. However, the duchess is sticking to her guns and not allowing toxic people or drama into her circle. As a result, her older sister has decided to use the holiday season to issue the duchess a thinly veiled threat. In a pretty villainous holiday card which she shared with Mirror U.K., Samantha Markle wrote, “Dear Meg, This is not meant to be formal. The holidays are a time for family and are sentimental. As you know, dad has been trying to contact you and is very hurt because you are avoiding him. Life is short and you know dad is wonderful. Please give him joy in his last years by showing that you love him. The time is NOW. Please think about this. Your sister, Samantha”
Trying to guilt the duchess or use their father’s health as an excuse to continue to act poorly is just gross, especially because the duchess should be as calm as possible during her pregnancy. Ms. Markle also told Mirror, “Dad could die before next Christmas. I’m hoping that won’t be the case, but it would be tragic and sad if he doesn’t get to be around to resolve this…I think Meg would harbor a lot of regret if this were his last Christmas alive and she didn’t reach out and make things right.”
Samantha Markle, the Grinch
This isn’t the first time Samantha Markle has acted like Scrooge this holiday season. When the duchess and Prince Harry released their first official holiday card together, she had some pretty awful things to say about it. She tweeted, “Interesting that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have their backs turned. Is this towards the world or just the Ragland and Markle family? It’s a bit sad. Face the Christmas spirit. It’s incredibly rude to turn your back in a Christmas photo that is meant to share warmth and good wishes with the world. Those. that criticize me for pointing out the truth, need to get that brown stuff off their noses. I hear the worlds smallest violin playing.”
Honestly, we can see why the Suits alum is pretending like her family doesn’t even exist. We’re sure that even if she did try to engage with them it would only bring her heartache. After all, Samantha Markle is still set to publish her tell-all book which shows how much she really cares about her sister and her unborn niece or nephew’s wellbeing.