Meghan Markle’s half-sister lashes out
MEGHAN Markle's half-sister has attacked Prince Harry's claims that his family "are the family she never had".
Prince Harry and his glamorous fiancee, Meghan Markle, stepped out with the rest of the royal family for their traditional Christmas morning church service, before spending the rest of the day with the Queen and the family for lunch.
But Samantha Grant reacted angrily to the newly engaged Prince's comments and said her loved ones "always" supported her growing up but she was "too busy" for them.
After guest editing the BBC's flagship radio news program, Today, the Prince said yesterday that his family had loved having Meghan with them for Christmas and that his was "the family she never had".
Harry said: "The family loved having her there.
"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.
"We had great fun staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running round with the kids. Christmas was fantastic."
"She's done an absolutely amazing job, she's getting there and it's the family that, I suppose, she's never had."
But Grant, her half sister through Meghan's father, is furious at the Prince's comments, taking to Twitter to vent her anger.
"Actually she [Meghan] 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.
"No one was estranged, she was just too busy.
"Meg's family (our family) is complete with sister, brother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and the glue of our family, our amazing completely self-sacrificing father. She always had this family ... Marrying merely extends it.
"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!"
Grant is no stranger to controversy having, in an earlier interview, labelled her half-sister a "shallow social climber" and claiming she had shunned the family since becoming a star in the TV series Suits.
"The Royal Family would be appalled by what she has done to her own family," she said.
Based in Florida and 17 years older than Meghan, she has been vocal about her sister, and claiming that she did little to help her father when he fell on difficult times.
There is, as yet, no word whether she will be attending the wedding next May.
Grant, who claims Meghan has barely spoken to her since she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ten years ago, is planning to write a tell-all book, called The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister.