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Meghan Markle's half-sister responds to Prince Harry's comments about her family: 'No one was estranged'

Prince Harry described Markle’s future relatives as ‘the family she’s never had’

Sabrina Barr
Thursday 28 December 2017 18:10 GMT
Prince Harry says the Royal Family are like the family Meghan Markle's never had

Meghan Markle’s half-sister has responded to comments made by Prince Harry during a BBC Radio 4 interview, in which he described Markle’s future royal relatives as the family she’s “never had.”

Prince Harry was discussing his fiancée’s first Christmas with the royal family at Sandringham.

Speaking to Sarah Montague at the end of the Today programme, he was asked whether he had to explain any family traditions to his future wife.

Prince Harry responded: “Oh, plenty. I think we’ve got one of the biggest families that I know of and every family is complex as well.

“She’s done an absolutely amazing job getting in there and it’s the family that I suppose she’s never had.”

Samantha Grant, Markle’s half-sister, responded angrily to Prince Harry’s comments.

Grant, who shares the same father with Markle, recently revealed that she’s going to be publishing a book about her childhood titled The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.

She expressed her frustration at Prince Harry’s comments on Twitter, writing: “Actually she has a large family who were always there with her and for her.

“Our household was very normal and when dad and Doria divorced, we all made it so it was like she had two houses.

“No one was estranged, she was just too busy. Read my book complete with facts and photos.”

Grant continued in another tweet, stating: “Meg’s family (our family) is complete with sister, brother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and the glue of our family, our amazing completely self-sacrificing father.

“She always had this family… Marrying merely extends it.”

Grant has previously been criticised for publicly speaking about her relationship with Markle.

In October, she appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain where she addressed rumours that she’d described her half-sister as “self-obsessed”.

Many viewers responded negatively to her appearance, with one Twitter user writing: “No one would make money off their sister! Doubt she’ll be getting an invite to the wedding.”

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