Anyone who has ever planned a wedding knows how stressful the invitation game can be.
Do you invite co-workers? Former co-workers? Friends of friends of friends of your parents?
It can turn into quite a mess… and that goes for nearly any bride, let alone the bride who will soon take part in the most famous wedding of the decade.
As reported a few weeks ago, invitations to the Royal Wedding have gone out.
They’ve been received by friends, by loved ones of Prince William and Meghan Markle and by nearly every high of state not named Donald Trump.
But a few people are noticeably absent from the list of impending attendees:
Members of Markle’s own family!
As we’ve detailed on many prior occasions, Markle is not especially close to some of her relatives, most specifically her half-sister, Samantha Grant.
The siblings are not close in age and were not raised in the same household, yet Grant has taken many opportunities to slam Markle over the last several months…
… and now she is doing so again.
Depending on which reports you believe, around 600 people will attend Markle and William’s wedding on May 19, while the reception afterward may include an audience of over 2,000 individuals.
But it doesn’t sound as though Grant is included on either of these lists.
And she wants the world to know about it.
“At issue is not a matter of closeness as more than 1000 complete strangers are invited. Family is family,” Grant tweeted on Wednesday, adding:
“I have an uncle I have only seen once but I would never say he is not family because we are not close. Humanitarians move forward with love and kindness especially to Family.”
This is quite the rich dig, many would say.
Markle, after all, it nearly as well known for her humanitarian and charitable efforts as she is for her role on USA Network drama Suits.
Grant then followed up her diss with another Tweet that reads:
“Smoke and mirrors cannot hide the elephant in the room. Out of respect, tradition, and humanitarianism, the #Markles should be invited if 2000 complete strangers are invited.
“Our uncle who got her the internship, brother, me, best friend of 30 years Nikki Priddy, nephews. Fact.”
Perhaps Samantha should have considered this snub last year when she said of her half-sister:
“Hollywood has changed her. I think her ambition is to become a princess…The truth would kill her relationship with Prince Harry.”
To Markle’s credit, she has never engaged Grant in any kind of back-and-forth.
We certainly can’t imagine her responding to these sorts of taunts.
Especially not when she has to concern herself these days instead with talk that Prince William has been cheating on her.
We strongly doubt that claim, which you can read more about via the link directly above.
But let’s just say this:
We actually believe it’s more likely that Williams stepped out on Markle than Meghan ever extends a wedding invitation to Samantha Grant.