MEGHAN Markle married Prince Harry at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, but the run up to her wedding was blighted by her out-spoken half-sister.
Everyone knows about Harry’s famous Royal Family, but who are Meghan’s siblings? We explain who her half-brother and half-sister are ahead the imminent birth of Meghan's baby.
Who are Meghan’s siblings?
Through her father’s side, Meghan has two older half-siblings – Thomas Markle Jr. and Samantha Grant.
Her parents, Thomas Markle Sr. and Doria Loyce Ragland divorced when she was six-years-old, and the siblings are from her father’s previous marriage to Roslyn Markle.
Neither parent has remarried since.
Who is Samantha Grant?
Samantha, 54, is Meghan’s oldest sibling, and has been the most opinionated out of the siblings regarding the upcoming wedding.
She lives in Florida, has three children, and has used a wheelchair since 2008, when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
In November 2016, after Meghan and Harry’s romance became public, she said: “Her behaviour is certainly not befitting of a royal family member.”
She is planning to release a book entitled The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister, and has tweeted numerous times about it, saying that it will include details of their “home life” and “photographs never seen before.”
She is said to have publicly laid into Meghan on Twitter after claiming not to have received an invite.
Samantha accused the royal couple of inviting “complete strangers” to their wedding, after it was revealed 1,200 members of the public were given invitations.
But she claims “no one” from the Markle clan made the coveted guest list.
In a five-page letter to her father Thomas, Meghan to thought to have hit out at Samantha, saying she "manufactured" lies and added that she, Meghan, barely knew her half-sister.
Who is Thomas Markle Jr.?
Thomas, 51, shared his name with Meghan’s father, who was a lighting director in Hollywood.
He was 14-years-old when Meghan was born, and lived with his father, step-mother (Doria), Samantha during Meghan’s early years.
Thomas works as a window fitter and lives in Grant’s Pass, Oregon with his partner Darlene Blout, 37, and has two sons that live nearby.
His ex-wife, Tracy Dooley has said that he struggled with alcohol issues during their 11-year marriage.
In January 2017, he was arrested for holding a gun to girlfriend Darlene Blount’s head during a violent, drunken row.
On New Years Eve 2017, Darlene was arrested for assaulting Thomas, although told the police that he had been violent to her that evening.
Thomas was not invited to his half-sister’s wedding.
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