Will Queen Elizabeth Do Something About Meghan Markle’s Family Drama?

As most royal fans are well aware, Meghan Markle has been dealing with tension and drama from her family, most notably her sister Samantha, ever since she announced her engagement to Prince Harry. It seems that every time Meghan makes an appearance or attends a royal engagement, her family has something negative to say about it.

Now that Meghan is becoming more established in her role as the Duchess of Sussex, as well as expecting her first child with Harry, the last thing she needs is unnecessary stress from her family. With things getting seemingly worse by the day, it is only natural to wonder if Queen Elizabeth will have to step in and demand that the family drama come to an end.

What drama has Meghan Markle’s family been causing?

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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Meghan has been estranged from her father, Thomas Markle, since her wedding to Prince Harry. Her feelings were apparently very hurt when he staged paparazzi photos a few days before the wedding in order to get attention from the media. Although Thomas Markle’s decision not to attend the royal wedding had to do with health issues, he has given several interviews in the months since his daughter became a member of the royal family, reportedly causing stress and disappointment for the Duchess of Sussex.

How has Samantha Markle been causing tension for Meghan and Harry?

Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, takes to social media whenever she gets the chance in order to make negative comments regarding the Duchess. She has made comments blaming Meghan for her father’s poor health, and called her “fake” and “selfish” as well. Samantha is even writing a tell-all book about Meghan, which will no doubt bring even more humiliation to the royal family. Recently, she was turned away from Kensington Palace by security when she tried to hand-deliver a letter to her younger sister.

Was Meghan Markle’s family invited to the royal wedding?

Fans already knew that there was tension among the members of the Markle family when Samantha and Meghan’s brother, Thomas Jr., expressed their disappointment at not receiving an invite to their younger sister’s wedding. The only family member of Meghan’s who was in attendance was her mother, Doria Ragland, who she has a very close relationship with. Meghan’s decision not to invite the rest of her family was obviously a rather personal one and was a decision that was supported by Harry as well as the other royals. 

How have Meghan and Harry reacted?

Meghan and Harry have kept quiet about all of Meghan’s family drama. They have not responded to any of the interviews or negative comments, and have handled the entire situation with discretion. Meghan’s mother has also maintained her silence about the situation her daughter is in, not making any statements regarding what has been happening in recent months. However, with a letter that Meghan wrote to her father recently surfacing, it is almost certain that the issues with Meghan’s family are causing her a great deal of stress and sadness.

Will Queen Elizabeth have to step in?

Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II | Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, does not like to attract any negative attention to the royal family. She surely knows about the drama that has been going on, as well as the comments that are made by Meghan’s sister. It is likely that the monarch will have to put her foot down and demand that the Markle family discontinue the drama and not give any further interviews.

With Meghan and Harry due to welcome the newest member of the royal family in just a few months, the Queen most certainly wants to ensure that everything is running as smoothly as possible for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Hopefully, Meghan’s family will be able to sort out their differences soon, and the drama will quickly come to an end!