Meghan Markle has a difficult relationship with her family, something that has plagued her first year 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.
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.
There was a collective sigh of relief therefore when it was reported that Samantha’s Twitter account, @sammy_markle, had been suspended - something fans speculated whether the royal family had anything to do with.
When searching her handle on twitter, the page states: ‘Account suspended. Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter rules.’
It is unclear which Twitter rule in question Samantha may have broken, but given that her posts were predominantly focused on tearing Meghan down, that’s a pretty good assumption.
In fact, some of Samantha’s recent comments have been her most aggressive, stating recently of baby Archie’s christening, ‘Everything about the christening look faked and photoshopped but more at issue is the fact that she has traded an entire family to be royal and shame on her. I’m surprised the church did not catch fire when she walked into it.’
The royal family has not responded, but Samantha Markle seems to have made herself two new private accounts on the platform to voice her thoughts.
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