Meghan Markle’s Brother Lashes Out: She Abandoned Her Family!

We’re just over three months away from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

As expected, royal obsessives the world over are already giddy with anticipation.

Sadly, just as unsurprising is the fact that opportunists and con artists are coming out of the wood work hoping to exploit Meghan in her remaining days as a civilian.

And some of them are members of her immediate family.

It all started when Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha Grant, threatened to publish a tell-all.

Amazingly, it looks like she managed to land a publisher, but it sounds like the book won’t be loaded with the bombshell revelations the public is hoping for.

Meghan and Samantha reportedly haven’t had any contact with one in well over a decade, and sources say they weren’t close with one another for several years before that.

So unless you’re hankering for some insights into Meg’s high school study habits, the book probably won’t do much for you.

Just last month, the sketchy sibling started going by Samantha Markle and managed to score a deal with TLC to produce a special about Meghan.

And now it seems she’s not the only member of the Markle clan who’s looking to line their pockets.

Apparently, Meghan also has a half-brother named Tom Markle Jr.

In addition to having a name that sounds like an anagram for a Harry Potter villain, Tom is apparently even more shady than Samantha.

Rather than threatening to share Meghan’s secrets with the world, he took the more direct route of asking Meg for money for a personal security detail, and then publicly calling her out for abandoning her family when she refused.

In a recent interview with In Touch, Tommy Marks shared the contents of the email he received from Meghan’s lawyers that basically told him to go do his panhandling elsewhere.

“My lawyer had a phone meeting with her lawyer, and he emailed me some of [Meghan’s] direct words. She said, ‘That’s distant family and I don’t know those people,'” Tom told the tabloid.

“That’s pretty harsh,” he adds calling the email “a slap in the face” and “below the belt.”

“I spent a lot of time with her growing up,” Tom says.

In the emails, Tom asks Meghan and Buckingham Palace officials to “take some action to protect [him],” which apparently meant not only security services but protection from what he claims are inaccurate media reports.

“There was a time where people were following me around at work, taking pictures and posting horrible stories about me and my family saying I’m a white supremacist, a drug addict and a dealer, all this crap that just isn’t true,” Tom tells In Touch.

“My attorney was reaching out to her people and the palace to basically [help us] try to get a retraction for all these false stories in [countries] where there are different laws.” 

Reps for Harry were apparently more polite than Meghan’s lawyers, telling Tom, “We are so sorry to hear you have been having a tough time with the media.”

Of course, they still didn’t offer him any sort of assistance with the problem.

We’re assuming Meghan is currently being trained in how to tell someone to shove off using proper royal decorum.


Meghan Markle’s Sister: Is She Trying to Cash In On the Royal Romance?!

These days, when one hears Meghan Markle’s name mentioned in the press, it’s usually alongside some breathless exclamation about how “the whole world is in love” with Prince Harry’s bride-to-be.

Unfortunately for Meg, there’s at least one iconoclastic holdout who refuses to share the opinion of Harry and the other 7 billion or so inhabitants of Earth who think Ms. Markle is just the bee’s knees.

Long before Harry and Meghan’s engagement was announced, Samantha Markle began throwing shade at her half-sister’s relationship like it was her job.

And in a way, we suppose it is.

Meghan’s shady sister has made a career out of tearing the actress down in interviews, and she’s soon to publish a memoir with the hilariously un-subtle title of The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.

Among other wildly salacious claims, Samantha writes in the book that Meghan severed their relationship because Samantha’s physical disability clashed with her posh lifestyle.

Obviously, if that were true, it would forever change the way we look at Meghan.

But it’s clearly not, so no need to worry.

These days, Samantha is on a non-stop press tour, attempting to extend her fame into 16th-minute territory in the final months before Meghan and Harry’s wedding.

Unfortunately for her, most of her media appearances are painfully awkward affairs that basically consist of the interviewer going, “But seriously, WTF is your problem?”

Accused of cashing in on her sister’s fame during a recent appearance on the UK’s Channel 5, Samantha had this to say in her defense:

“I think the term ‘cash in’ is a low blow. I think any of us who have experiences and feelings, positive, warm, insightful or otherwise and we are able to share them apparently—I wouldn’t say that it’s we’re cashing in because there’s certainly a large audience and market of people who are interested and curious.

“So why not share information that is socially and historically valuable? I feel like it’s kind of a service to do that.”

Oh, so she’s performing a service by publicly portraying the sister she’s had no contact with in the past decade as the worst kind of monster. Got it.

As for that horrendous title, Samantha says the whole world has it all wrong:

“People have taken the title so literally, and I think that’s funny,” she said.

“I chose the title because I was more making a mockery of tabloids who, at one point, called my sister Princess Pushy. The opposite is true. And so I thought, you know, to make fun of that and illustrate that she really is not, I’m going to choose that title and run with it.”

Ah, yes. Foolish tabloids. Why would they think a book that insults its subject in the freaking title is some sort of hit piece?!

Clearly, Samantha is a completely well-adjusted grownup who simply wants to celebrate her sister’s engagement in the traditional fashion–by publicly denigrating her in exchange for money.

So stop judging her! You people are acting just like Princess Pushy!


Meghan Markle’s Sister Claps Back at Prince Harry

Prince Harry may have received enthusiastic blessings from his future in-laws in regard to his impending marriage to Meghan Markle.

But the Royal Slab of Red Hot Meat hasn’t exactly received the same warm response from another relative of his beloved fiancee.

Quite the opposite, in fact.

On Wednesday night, Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Grant, actually clapped back pretty hard against Harry and a recent disparaging remark she felt he made against her and her loved ones.

Allow us to explain…

During a special edition of Radio 4’s Today program this week, Harry talked openly about his first holiday season as an engagement individual.

Did Markle enjoy the time she spent with Kate Middleton, Prince William and their kids for Christmas?

What about attending church along with these same members of The Royal Family

“We had an amazing time,” Harry said in response, adding:

“We had great fun staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running round with the kids. Christmas was fantastic.”

Simple enough, right? Totally harmless and not worthy of any kind of rebuke, right?

Not quite.

Continuing on about Markle, Harry noted:

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

There it is. The family she’s never had.

Markle, of course, has a family.

She’s actually received some unfortunate hate mail because she’s of mixed descent (her father is white and her mother is black) and, by all accounts, she is very close to her parents.

She is NOT close, however, to her half-sister.

And it’s this half-sister who took exception to Harry’s remark.

“She has a large family. She always did,” Grant wrote on Twitter last night, adding:

“Our dad is amazing and completely self sacrificing. We made it so that she had two houses. How fun it was!”

hey, harry!

Grant, it is worth noting, has basically no relationship with Markle.

Insiders have said they were raised separately (they are 17 years apart in age) and Grant has taken a few shots at Markle ever since the actress became an international celebrity.

Back in April, for example, she directly said Markle only pretends to be a humanitarian in order to make positive headlines.

There’s also been talk that Grant will soon release a tell-all that slams her siblings, even Tweeting about the memoir last night as follows:

“Excited for my book coming out and wait until you see what our home life was like!”

Then again, in November, Grant seemed pretty psyched about the couple when asked about them on Good Morning Britain.

“When I watch her with him it’s very real and normal,” she said at the time, expounding:

“You know, we only get that once in a lifetime if we’re lucky. It’s not about royalty so much as it is about love. And that’s wonderful for them.”

So perhaps Grant isn’t completely evil after all.

We can understand why she got a little offended at Harry’s “family” dig, even if he meant to harm by it at all.

This is a situation worth keeping your eye on, however.

The last thing the Royals want is some ugly family feud clouding the excitement over May’s big wedding.


Prince Harry Sort of Throws Shade at Meghan Markle’s Family

Based on the photos we’ve seen of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Christmas (below), it’s pretty clear the beloved couple had a merry Christmas.

But now we have proof of their joyous time!

By way of Harry’s very own, very handsome mouth!

During a special edition of Radio 4’s Today program on Wednesday – which included a chat between Harry and Barack Obama in which the stars discussed their common focus of building leaders for the next generation – the 33-year-old Prince referred to Meghan’s first Christmas “fantastic.”

It included a trip to Church of St. Mary Magdalene and a lot of time spent with Prince William, Kate Middleton and their adorable kids.

“She really enjoyed it,” Harry told the hosts of his fiancee and their holiday plans. “The family loved having her there.”

Harry explained that the recently-engaged couple even stayed with Prince William and Kate Middleton, along with four-year old Prince George and two-year-old Princess Charlotte.

(A third child will join the family this spring.)

“There’s always that family part of Christmas [where] there’s always that work element there as well, and I think together we had an amazing time,” Harry elaborated, adding:

“We had great fun staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running round with the kids. Christmas was fantastic.”

In the video below, Harry also delves into the touchy subject of whether Barack Obama will be invited to his wedding, but the part of his interview that many are focusing on right now has nothing to do with any President, past or present.

Further speaking on Markle’s Christmas, the attractive Royal said:

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

The family she never had?!?

This is awkward, but… well… Meghan Markle has a family.

Is Harry implying with this quote and this viewpoint that the actress isn’t especially close to her parents or her siblings?

The former would come as a surprise, but we can’t say we’re shocked if Markle doesn’t get along well with her sister.

Samantha Markle, Meghan’s half-sister, has said some unflattering things about her famous sibling in the past.

For instance, Samantha Tweeted some harsh words in April, stating that Markle only pretends to do charity work for PR purposes.

“It’s about basic human consideration. She has none. What has she donated to India? Talk is cheap,” Samantha said of her sister.

Ouch, right?!?

“People who are starving and too poor to afford sanitary napkins don’t need a voice they need money and they need donations,” added the lesser-known Markle.

It’s worth noting, however, that Samantha and Meghan were not raised in the same house.

They don’t really know each other very well.

“Samantha Grant doesn’t have a relationship with Meghan Markle and she never has,” an insider told E! News earlier this year of the half-siblings, concluding:

“Meghan was raised an only child by her loving parents.”

There’s no evidence at all that Markle doesn’t get along well with her mother and father.

Just consider her dad’s reaction to the news that his child is engaged to Prince Harry.

“I’m very pleased,” the 73-year-old dad said this month. “I’m delighted.”

He added that he can’t wait to give away his daughter.

How sweet, right?

Harry and Markle will get married in London on May 19.

After that, Harry’s loved ones won’t just be the family Markle never had…

… they’ll be her actual family!


Meghan Markle’s Father Speaks Out: Does He Approve of Prince Harry?

Think you’re happy that Meghan Markle is engaged to Prince Harry?

You should hear what Meghan Markle’s father has to say about it!

No, really, you should. Scroll down to find out what he just said…

Back on November 27, after Clarence House confirmed that the actress and the Royal Stud Muffin had agreed to marry, Markle’s parent did issue the following statement:

“We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry. Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents,”

Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, who are divorced, added at the time:

“We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.” 

Thomas, however, is not spotted out in public very often.

He’s been described by some outlets as a “reclusive” individual who lives  a quiet life in Mexico.

But The Daily Mirror tracked him down in Rosarito Beach (where he was purchasing a four-pack of beer and cigarettes, the newspaper notes) and asked if he’ll be at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle to give away his daughter.

Thomas “beamed,” the publication writes, told the reporter:

“Yes. I’d love to.”

Markle and Harry have confirmed the aforementioned wedding location, along with their plans to exchange vows in May of next year.

(Many insiders, meanwhile, think Markle will then announce her pregnancy by next Christmas. But that’s pure speculation at the moment.)

“I’m very pleased,” the 73-year-old dad added. “I’m delighted.”

Markle’s parents have been indirectly in the news a bit because Thomas is white, while Doria is African-American.

Because people often suck, there’s been debate over Markle’s heritage and some unfortunate harassment she’s suffered as a result.

As for plans more immediate than her nuptials, a source explains to Us Weekly how Meghan will celebrate her first Christmas season as the fiancee of a Royal.

After celebrating Christmas Eve at Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham House Harry and his bride-to-be will join Prince William and Kate Middleton at their nearby Anmer Hall home in Norfolk, England.

“They’ll be William and Kate’s guests and travel back and forth with them,” the insider says.

Doesn’t sound too shabby at all, does it?

On December 25 itself, the quartet will be served a traditional English breakfast… attend a mandatory 11 a.m. service at St. Mary Magdalene Church… and then chow down on a a lunch featuring two roast turkeys.

That’s some specific, delicious detail right there!

We’ll let you know more about Harry and Markle’s holiday and wedding plans when further news breaks.