With the Royal Wedding date swiftly approaching, excitement continues to mount for fans of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Markle’s family, in the mean time, continues to make it clear why none of them — save her mother — were invited.
But this time, it’s the bride-to-be’s sister blasting the royal family for something kind of major. Does she have a point?
As a huge gesture, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have invited the serfs — sorry, the common non-royal people — to attend the wedding from a respectable distance.
But these guests, who will not actually be entering the chapel where the ceremony will take place, have been advised to bring their own food for a picnic lunch … as they won’t even have the option of buying food.
Samantha Markle couldn’t see that and not respond with a tweet.
#Royalwedding [golden wedding ring emoji], instead of shuffling homeless people to the outskirts of Windsor, there should be a tented area with steak dinners, music, job corps, and housing representatives, set up to improve their lives.”
(The 1,200 guests were selected from various charities that the royal couple supports)
Samantha continues her tweet, saying:
“Homeless people are human. Treat them with dignity. Namaste”
Namaste is a traditional Indian greeting often used in the West during yoga.
Samantha followed up that tweet with another, in which she expresses further outrage … allegedly on behalf of these guests.
“Wow do they get sent to dungeons if their children get grouchy and express that they’re hungry with no catering?”
That’s … not something that’s been within the power of the British Royal Family for generations.
“Bring your own picnic basket? Really?”
She compares this wedding to other events, and may be throwing a little shade at Meghan’s career.
“Even low-budget film sets have roach coaches selling burgers and taquitos.”
While the term roach coach is a little much, it’s worth noting that only because of decades of hard-fought union battles are actors and others who work on set entitled to craft services.
In an op-ed in The Guardian that Samantha Markle shared, the writer considers it tacky and hypocritical for the royal family to invite these guests and not feed them.
That opinion piece likens inviting these guests to calling in a bunch of “TV extras” for the wedding ceremony.
Others have voiced similar criticisms, comparing these 1,200 spectators to “props” and calling the invitations themselves and empty gesture.
It’s easy to see where these critics are coming from — after all, you have to think a lot of yourself to consider that allowing others to glimpse you getting married is a “gift.”
That said, this is a royal wedding. Of course people are excited to be invited to attend a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Now, Meghan Markle’s estranged sister has had a lot to say in recent months.
Samantha Markle has been exposed as a lying opportunist by her own ex-husband.
As people watch her go off on Meghan as she approaches her wedding day, it’s easy to understand why her name wasn’t on the guest list.
At the same time, it’s difficult for many to imagine why she won’t give her own sister a moment’s peace.
However, others can understand why she would be so outspoken.
Especially if she could potentially profit from the media coverage.
Samantha Markle has since responded to headlines referring to her “shading” Meghan, writing:
“The world has gone mad and it’s quite comical that the new word for the ‘truth’ is
She displays a fundamental misunderstanding. Shade is insulting someone indirectly; it is akin to a backhanded compliment or a subtle jab.
Tea is the word for “truth.” Just so that we’re clear.