Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry has predictably made her very famous, but it has also made her into an icon that people want to emulate and look up to. Markle is seen as someone who works hard, a humanitarian who’s the perfect fit for the royal family no matter where she comes from or the struggles she’s faced.
But there has been a negative stream of news that has followed her since her engagement became public, particularly from her half-siblings, Samantha Grant and Thomas Markle Jr, who’ve been openly critical of her character.
According to The Daily Beast, Markle’s siblings have increased their news presence, peaking when they discovered that they weren’t invited to the royal wedding. Grant and Markle Jr. have released allegations claiming that Meghan is “phony” and that she’s not the person who the media makes her out to be. This obviously screams jealousy, but the fact that these allegations exist give a lot of ammunition to news sources and media, such as biographer Andrew Morton, who spends a considerable amount of time painting Markle as a social climber in his new book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess.
The one good thing about all of this is the fact that these allegations come from people who are completely unreliable, and that if Meghan were to address them, which she won’t, she could just say that her half-siblings are crazy.
Grant was eager to cash in the minute Markle stepped into the spotlight, claiming that she was writing an autobiography titled The Diary of a Princess’ Pushy Sister. Markle Jr. had an interview with the Daily Mirror where he claimed that Markle’s refusal to invite them to wedding had “torn the family apart” and that Meghan wasn’t charitable or humanitarian with the people who should matter the most to her. Markle Jr. has had troubles with the law over allegedly pointing a gun to his girlfriend.
It’s more than understandable if Meghan doesn’t want them near her wedding on May 19. Who would?