Is Meghan Markle’s Family Drama Stressing Her Out Too Much?

Unless you have been completely out of the loop lately, know about the drama Meghan Markle’s family has been causing ever since she announced her engagement almost two years ago.

It seems that her estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant, bashes Meghan in the news and social media whenever she gets a chance. Meghan has also not spoken to her father, Thomas Markle, Sr., since before her wedding, and she is estranged from her half-brother, Thomas Markle, Jr., for quite some time as well. With all of the drama that has been occurring, fans are quite concerned. Is the stress of the Markle family drama negatively affecting the Duchess of Sussex?

What is the drama all about?

We really don’t know if anyone knows what the drama is about. Samantha takes jabs at her younger half-sister, seemingly for no reason other than to hurt her feelings. She blames Meghan for not assisting their father financially, and calls her things such as “cruel,” “selfish,” and “heartless.” Meghan’s brother even famously wrote a letter to Prince Harry before the wedding advising him not to marry Meghan. What a relief that Harry did not take his advice!

Does Meghan have any family support?

Of course! Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland is one of her best friends. It has even been speculated that Harry and Meghan have made several low-key trips to visit Meghan’s mother in Los Angeles where she lives. Naturally, Doria has visited Meghan in London several times since she joined the royal family, as she gets along great with Harry as well. They have made it clear that they love Doria unconditionally and it would appear that the feeling is mutual. Some fans even suspect that Doria will even be moving into Frogmore cottage with the duke and duchess once renovations are complete.

How has Meghan’s father contributed to the drama?

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Although he is not posting negative comments on social media as Samantha does, Thomas Sr. has certainly created his fair share of drama for his daughter. He hurt her feelings by staging paparazzi photographs shortly before she married Harry, and never apologized directly to her for his actions. Recently, it was headline news that Meghan sent a personal, handwritten letter to her father, talking about her hurt feelings. Instead of keeping the matter between the two of them, Thomas decided to share the letter with the entire world via the news media.

Have they talked about it?

It would appear that Meghan has not spoken to her half-sister, half-brother, or father since before the royal wedding. Samantha and Thomas Jr. did not receive invites to the nuptials — something they definitely did not keep quiet about. Although neither Harry nor Meghan have made public statements regarding the drama, no one in Meghan’s family has made an attempt to repair the damage that they have done.

Is the stress negatively affecting Meghan?

She keeps a smile on her face during appearances, yet we can only guess that the stress is not good for her at this time given that she is currently pregnant with her first child. This is a period in her life where Meghan needs to keep things as stress-free as possible, and the situation with her family is certainly not helping. It is likely that Meghan’s feelings are extremely hurt due to the actions of her family members, however, she has plenty of support to help her through it. Meghan can talk to her friends, her mother, and members of the royal family, such as her sister-in-law Kate Middleton, whenever she needs to seek advice. We are glad that so many people are rooting for the duchess!