All the Signs Archie’s Arrival Might Cause More Drama Between Meghan Markle and Her Family

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently announced the arrival of baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The newest member of the British royal family is here. Everyone sent their well wishes to the new parents—even Meghan’s estranged half-sister Samantha Grant (also known as Samantha Markle). However, it’s likely just a matter of time before Samantha is at it again, stirring up controversy. Here are all the signs baby Archie’s arrival might cause more drama between Meghan Markle and her family.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with Archie|Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with Archie|Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Samantha Grant’s message for Meghan and Harry after baby Archie was born

After Archie’s birth, Samantha issued a statement through DailyMailTV. For the most part, it was a nice statement congratulating the new parents. However, at the same time, Samantha seemed to be trying to stake her claim in the baby’s life and the royal family.

We’re all welcoming the baby – Markles, Raglands, Sussexes, Windsors. In terms of the gene pool, we’ve all made a contribution to this wonderful little boy who will probably grow up to be an exceptional man and we’d like to treat this as if we’re all a big family. It would be nice not to react to what we’ve heard in the news but to personally meet him and let him judge us for himself.

Samantha used Archie’s birth as an opportunity to tell Meghan to reconnect with her family

Meghan’s half sister didn’t miss a beat when it came to taking an opportunity to send a message about the family drama. Although she and Meghan haven’t spoken since 2008, Samantha said she hoped Archie’s arrival would encourage the duchess to reach out and try to bring the family back together. She tried to put the ball in Meghan’s court. “What I think is incredible is that it’s a great moment historically and although the adults have a lot of water under the bridge, I would really like to see everyone reach out. We’ve extended the olive branch and now it is Meghan’s turn,” said Samantha in her interview with DailyMailTV.

Samantha mentioned she’s already an aunt

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor| Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor| Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

We couldn’t help but noticed Samantha seemed to insert a way to save face if she’s never allowed to meet Archie. Apparently, she felt the need to mention she already has nephews. She seemed to be saying that if she doesn’t get to see Archie she’s already covered in that department. “I’m already an aunt and am lucky enough to have Thomas and Tyler as my nephews. I spent a lot of time with them when they were babies and I love them,” she told DailyMailTV.

Will Archie’s arrival cause even more family drama between Meghan Markle and Samantha Grant? From the looks of things, it might be a matter of time.

Read more: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Will the Birth of Baby Archie Cool Down Their Relationship?

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