On Saturday, the Duke of Sussex celebrated his 34th birthday and his sister-in-law, the Duchess of Sussex’s estranged sister used the occasion to take a dig at the couple, further widening the rift in the family.
Samantha Grant (née Markle), sister of Meghan Markle, posted a message on her private Twitter account with a GIF of a hamster eating a birthday cake, with the caption: “Happy Birthday Harry! As you ‘mack down’ on your birthday cake, think about the birthday wishes you never extended to your father-in-law.”
Grant has not seen her 37-year-old half-sister Megan in years and lambasted the Duchess in a separate message saying she should be more “humane” to her father. The message urged Prince Harry to make his mother proud by “burying the hatchet” with his father-in-law, Thomas Markle, in order to end the transatlantic family feud. She further added that the Duke needed to “grow up” and “be a role model to William and Kate’s children” by making up with Markle’s father.
She said: “Harry, how old do you have to get before you realize it’s time to bury the hatchet and be a gentleman and extend an olive branch to our dad. A birthday is a time to reflect on life and what is really important. Seize the moment to do the right thing. Not to mention the fact that William and Kate’s children will soon be reading about all of this. They will see every action and reaction. You’d be amazed what kids come across in cyberspace.”
Thomas Markle was unable to attend his daughter’s wedding due to suffering a heart attack and undergoing surgery just three days prior to the event. Previously he had staged photos with the paparazzi much to the chagrin of the couple.
Meghan hasn’t spoken to Samantha in years and was not invited to the royal wedding. Likewise, Thomas, a former TV lighting director, blasted Meghan in an interview in July revealing he had not spoken to his daughter since her wedding, claiming he had been cut off from communicating with his daughter. “What riles me is Meghan’s sense of superiority,” he complained. “She’d be nothing without me. I made her the Duchess she is today. Everything that Meghan is I made her.”
The Duchess hasn’t been active on social media since her engagement to Prince Harry in May this year.
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