When Did Meghan Markle’s Family Drama Begin?

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is famously dealing with unnecessary drama from her father, brother, and especially from her sister, Samantha Grant. It seems they get their jabs in whenever they can, either through staged paparazzi photographs, interviews, or social media posts.

Meghan and Harry have graciously been handling the situation in private, making no public comments regarding their feelings. There are pictures from a few years ago of Meghan acting close to her father and her sister, so it wasn’t always this way. Many fans have been wondering when exactly, did Meghan’s family drama begin?

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle takes the drama in stride | Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

What kind of drama is the Markle family causing for Meghan?

Any kind they possibly can! Samantha Grant, Meghan’s half-sister who currently lives in Ocala, Florida, has given several interviews to the news media. She has said that her famous younger sister is “heartless”, “selfish”, and “fake”, among other things. Before the royal wedding, Meghan’s half-brother, who lives in Oregon, even wrote Prince Harry a letter, advising him not to marry Meghan.

Why are Meghan’s family members doing this?

Fans seem to think they are doing it for several reasons. First, they are looking for attention. Second, they may be trying to cash in on Meghan’s new role as the wife of Prince Harry. Samantha has not been quiet about the fact that she is being paid a substantial amount of money to give interviews, and she supposedly is even in the process of writing a tell-all book about her little sister. According to some sources, Samantha has already earned over 100,000 euros from causing drama.

How does Prince Harry feel?

Chances are Prince Harry is angry, as he is extremely protective of his wife. He has not commented publicly on the situation, and it is unknown whether he has reached out to any of Meghan’s family. One of the most difficult parts for fans to comprehend is that Meghan’s father, sister, and brother have never even met the Duke of Sussex! Yet, Samantha has made negative comments about him as well.

When did the drama begin?

Harry and Meghan
Harry and Meghan | DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images

It seems the drama began shortly after Meghan and Harry announced their engagement. Samantha began to criticize Meghan’s every move, commenting negatively on her engagement photos as well as her close relationship with the royal family. She even accused Meghan of not being a good daughter to their father. The drama continued when Meghan and Harry chose not to invite her half-brother and sister to their wedding and even escalated when the couple announced they were expecting their first child.

Samantha made a trip to London

After the wedding, Samantha was spotted in London trying to gain entrance to Kensington Palace to speak with her sister. She was photographed being turned away by palace security, a sure sign that Meghan and Harry do not wish to reconcile with her at this time. Although Meghan recently wrote a letter to her father, she has made no effort to contact her half-brother or half-sister since all of the drama began.

Is the damage already done?

Chances are, the Duchess is extremely hurt by the actions of her family. She is going through a time in her life when they should be very happy for her and supporting her, and instead, they are choosing to cause drama whenever the opportunity arises. It is possible that Meghan and Harry have decided the damage is irreparable at this point and that they want to keep their lives free from drama for the sake of their child. Hopefully, Meghan’s family will end the drama when the baby is born, and not cause any additional stress for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.