While Meghan Markle has never spoken publicly about her relationship with her father and extended family, the Markles have talked to the press on several occasions, taking swipes at the Duchess of Sussex seemingly at every opportunity. Her brother, Thomas Markle Jr, has claimed that Meghan and Prince Harry's wedding 'left him homeless', and her father, Thomas Markle, has shared personal letters.
But it appears that Meghan's sister, Samantha, is the most vocal member of the family and she has spoken about the former Suits star endlessly - from issuing start warnings to Meghan about seeing Anne Boleyn in the 'tower' (yes, really), to slamming her for 'excluding' their father from her life, to making snide remarks about Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland.
And despite talking about welcoming baby Archie into the Markle fold, Samantha has now made some unsavoury - and rather bizarre - comments about his christening, while simultaneously ripping into Meghan on her birthday weekend.
She told The Daily Star online that Meghan was 'callous', 'shameful', and a 'disgrace to the Markle family name', before adding that Archie's christening looked 'faked' and that she was 'surprised the church did not catch fire when [Meghan] walked into it.'
She told the website: 'For my sister to go into a church knowing what she has done to our father, ignoring him through every holiday, the wedding, two heart attacks the birth and the christening, is disrespectful.
'My father has been amazing to her and all the PR in the world will not make her actions right. I hope the guilt consumes her.
'Everything put out about my father has been lies in order to make her look better and to purposely leave out Archie's family because her ego won't allow her to admit that she was wrong.
'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.'
Samantha also added that she 'hopes Archie treats her [Meghan] like she treated her dad.'
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