And the rest of the Royal Family...
Meghan Markle has had a trying time in the run and up and since becoming a Duchess, and unfortunately for the former actress, it all seems to surround one side of her family – the Markles.
There was the ongoing drama of whether her father, Thomas Markle, would be walking her down the aisle, not to mention his staged photographs for the press, and appearance on Good Morning Britain, where he may have divulged a little too much.
Then there was his comments just last week when he expressed his concern for his daughter’s wellbeing to The Sun on Sunday telling them, ‘I think she is terrified’.
‘I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face and I see it in her smile’, he continued. ‘I’ve seen her smile for years. I know her smile. I don’t like the one I’m seeing now. This one isn’t even a stage smile — this is a pained smile.’
But it wasn’t Thomas Markle who caused the storm today, with Meghan’s half-sister Samantha Grant being the latest family member to take aim at the Duchess, launching a series of angry tweets at the former Suits actress.
‘My father is not an embarrassment for loving his daughter,’ the 53-year-old tweeted earlier this week, following the backlash to her father’s comments. ‘The Royals are an embarrassment for being so cold. You should be ashamed of yourselves Kensington Royal.’
Another tweet read, ‘How about you pay tribute to your own father?! Enough is enough.’
Then delivering her biggest accusation yet, Grant tweeted, ‘Act like a humanitarian act like a woman! If our father dies I’m holding you responsible, Meg!’
Thomas Markle has also spoken since to TMZ, following reports that Meghan and Harry were disappointed with his media appearances.
‘I was silent for a full year and the press beat me up every day saying I was a hermit hiding in Mexico, so I gave my story,’ he explained.
‘Apparently that interview put the royal family in their silence mode… so, I gave another interview to break the silence. All they have to do is speak to me.’
Kensington Palace has not yet responded.