The Markle Family Feud: What is Samantha Grant So Mad About?

Meghan Markle’s family is the one that just won’t go away. Meghan’s half-siblings, Thomas Jr. and Samantha have been outspoken about their distaste for the Duchess ever since word of the royal wedding was released. The real feud, however, seems to have been brewing for years and its entirely one-sided. So what’s the real story, and why is the Markle family at odds?

Where Samantha and Meghan Markle ever close?

Samantha Grant, 54 and Meghan Markle, 37 are half-siblings, but that doesn’t mean they were ever close. Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother, has been outspoken about the lack of relationship between the siblings. When Grant first started speaking out against Meghan, Ragland came to her daughter’s defense noting that the pair have never really had a close relationship, and much of what Samantha has said is speculation, according to E!.

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Meghan Markle was born to Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland nearly 17 years after Samantha was born to Thomas and his first wife, Rosalyn Loveless. Samantha Grant, according to Vanity Fair, has not spoken to Markle since 2014, years before she started dating Prince Harry. In fact, the pair had not been in the same room together since 2008 when she started speaking about Meghan’s relationship with the royal family. Her lack of proximity makes her an unlikely source of knowledge about the royal Markle and her relationship.

What is Samantha so mad about?

Samantha Grant has seemingly come to the defense of her father, Thomas Markle Senior. Markle famously did not attend the royal wedding after it was revealed he had worked with paparazzi to stage pictures. Markle had invited the elder Markle and even asked him to walk her down the aisle, but his absence cut Meghan to the bone.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

In a British documentary that premiered on March 1st, Grant revealed that Markle wrote a letter to Thomas following her royal nuptials. In it, she wrote that she was heartbroken by his absence at her wedding and his actions in the weeks leading up to the event. Grant, for her part, calls Meghan “heartless” and suggests she does not care about Thomas Markle. She also notes that Meghan seems unconcerned by the aging patriarch’s health issues.

Is there going to be a tell-all book?

Samantha Grant, shortly after the royal wedding, hinted at a tell-all book she planned to write. Grant seems to have dropped the topic, but it’s hard to say if Grant will go ahead with plans to write about her famous sister.

Grant also took aim at Meghan’s mother in a series of bizarre Twitter rants. In her posts she alleges that Meghan was never raised as an only child and spent her formative years in the care of Thomas Markle. Even if Markle spent the majority of her time with Thomas, by the time Meghan was 12, her older sister was pushing 30. Markle would have been raised in a single child household regardless.

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Front covers of the Sunday newspapers seen following the Royal Wedding on May 20, 2018 (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

As it stands, Grant’s biggest gripe with her famous sibling seems to stem from jealousy of some sort. Not only did Markle walk away from the family just as her acting career was getting off the ground, but both of her half-siblings were famously absent from the royal guest list. Either way, the issues don’t seem to be bothering Meghan Markle much, she is too busy prepping for the arrival of her first child. You can guess who didn’t get an invite to the baby shower.