Prince Harry yesterday opened up about the couple’s first Christmas together as he took over as guest editor of the Radio 4 Today programme.
Prince Harry, 33, misspoke by telling his audience at the flagship programme: “The family loved having her there. We had an amazing time staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running around with the kids.”
However, Meghan Markle’s sister, Samantha Grant, would have known of that and responded to Prince Harry statement; that the former Suits actress actually grew up being surrounded by a huge family – and also accused her of being “too busy”.
Samantha, who is Meghan’s half-sister from her father Thomas Markle’s first marriage, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday evening: “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.”
The 52-year-old went on: “No one was estranged, she was just too busy. Read my book complete with facts and photos.”
Samantha followed it up with another tweet saying her marriage to Harry will just be extending her family.
“Meg’s family (our family) is complete with sister, brother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and the glue of our family, our amazing completely.”
Samantha, who caused controversy when she revealed she was planning on publishing a tell-all book about Meghan, also replied to a Twitter user who said Prince Harry’s comment was “tactless”.
“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!”
Meghan’s parents Doria and Thomas divorced when she was six-years-old.
Harry said: “I don’t know about that, we haven’t even put the invite or the guest list together, who knows if he’s going to be invited or not, I wouldn’t want to ruin that surprise.”