Samantha Markle even finds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Christmas cards offensive

Yes, really…

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Yes, really…

Meghan Markle has a difficult relationship with her family, something that has plagued her first few months as a royal.

The Markles as a whole have created a lot of drama around the now Duchess of Sussex, from estranged nephew Tyler Dooley naming his cannabis business after her to her father Thomas Markle continuously engaging with the press, despite Meghan’s reported pleas for him not too.

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The most noise however has come from Meghan’s half sister Samantha Grant (now going by Markle).

From her rumoured appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, and her turning up to Kensington Palace with a camera crew to surprise the Duchess, to her selection of Meghan’s due date as the release date for her tell-all book, it’s safe to say that Samantha doesn’t have Meghan’s best interests at heart.

This was proved once more this week, as Samantha publicly voiced her outrage at Prince Harry and Meghan’s sweet Christmas cards, featuring a photo of the couple at their wedding from behind, watching fireworks arm in arm.

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‘Interesting that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have their backs turned,’ Samantha was quick to point out. ‘Is this towards the world or just the Ragland and Markle family? It’s a bit sad. Face the Christmas spirit.’

Then - because one tweet is clearly not enough - Samantha posted another tweet.

’It’s incredibly rude to turn your back in a Christmas photo that is meant to share warmth and good wishes with the world,’ she continued. ‘Those. that criticize me for pointing out the truth, need to get that brown stuff off their noses. I hear the worlds smallest violin playing.’

We doubt Harry and Meghan will respond, because not only is it a strange claim to make, they also just too busy!

For the record, we loved the Christmas card photo!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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