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Meghan Markle's Sister Speaks Out Against Prince Harry's 'Family' Comments

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When Prince Harry guest edited a special episode of Radio 4’s Today programme earlier this week, he shared a sweet insight into his first royal Christmas at Sandringham accompanied by his fiancée Meghan Markle. On the special broadcast, which also featured an interview with former US President Barack Obama, the Prince revealed: ‘Together we had a really amazing time. We had great fun staying with my brother and sister in law and running around with the kids.’

‘[Meghan]’s done an absolutely amazing job. She’s getting in there. And it’s the family that I suppose she’s never had,’ he added. So far, so heart-warming, right? Not so, it seems, for Samantha Grant, Meghan’s half-sister, who took to Twitter to voice her disagreement with the Prince’s comments.

Samantha, who is the daughter of Thomas Markle and his first wife, Rosalyn, took issue with the Prince’s claim that his fiancée ‘never had’ a similar family environment. ‘Actually she has a large family who were always there with her and for her,’ she wrote on Twitter.

‘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,’ she said.

‘Meg’s family (our family) is complete with sisters, brother, aunt, uncles, cousins, and the glue of our family, our amazing completely self-sacrificing father. She always had this family… Marrying just extends it,’ she concluded.

In response to a further tweet on the same subject, Samantha reiterated her comments, adding: ‘She has a large family. She always did. Our dad is amazing and completely self-sacrificing. We made it so that she had two houses. How fun it was!’

Samantha, 53, is planning to release her ‘tell all’ book about growing up with Meghan, to be titled The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister, in 2018. ‘Excited for my book coming out and wait until you see what our home life was like!’ she tweeted on Christmas Day.

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