It seems like nobody can get enough of the royal family right now, and it’s easy to see why!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, the whole family has been sharing photos on social media for the holiday season, and Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle are making a splash as the newest “it” couple.
Nobody has been able to look away since Meghan and Harry announced their engagement in late November, and they’ve been soaking up the media attention.
The latest news? The two lovebirds spent Christmas with Harry’s grandmother, the Queen, and the rest of the extended family.
In an interview Harry gave after Christmas, he mentioned that they had a fantastic family Christmas. He also explained that his family is like “the family I suppose that she’s never had.”
As soon as his statement came out, Meghan’s half sister took offense and immediately hit back, saying that Meghan has a large and loving family of her own.
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In an interview Prince Harry gave after Christmas, he spilled the beans about Meghan’s first holiday season with the royal family.
They apparently had a great time being with Harry’s family during the holidays.
“She really enjoyed it. The family loved having her there,” he said.
Later in the interview, he revealed that they had a great time staying with William and Kate, and it was just a wonderful Christmas all around.
Harry and Meghan even got to spend time playing with Princess Charlotte and Prince George (maybe getting in a little parenting practice?).
“She’s done an absolutely amazing job,” Harry said. “She’s getting in there, and it’s the family I suppose that she’s never had.”
After Harry’s interview aired on the radio, Meghan’s half sister took to Twitter to argue that Meghan does in fact have a loving and large family.
Samantha Markle was seemingly offended at Harry’s comments and didn’t hesitate to share her opinion online.
After Meghan’s parents divorced when she was 6, she went to live with her mom, Doria, in Los Angeles.
Despite having divorced parents, Samantha says Meghan’s childhood was normal, and she had a warm and loving family.
Samantha continued to explain that Meghan has a large extended family, seemingly trying to discredit Harry’s statement about his family being the family Meghan never had.
When someone made a dig at Harry, though, Samantha explained that she was happy that Meghan would have an even bigger family now.
Having a large extended family is a blessing, and even though Samantha seems a bit bitter about the comments surrounding her sister, she seems to understand that.
Although Meghan and her sister may not have a close bond, hopefully they can all come together to celebrate the joy that will abound at Meghan and Harry’s wedding.
So far, Harry has still not met Meghan’s family, but that will undoubtedly come in time.
Some fans think Samantha is overreacting to something Prince Harry said in passing during an interview. Others think she misunderstood what he was trying to say.
One fan said, “The family Meghan never had is a family with husband and children. Of course, she’s got parents, siblings, etc. I believe that is what Prince Harry was referring to.”
Still others think that Samantha is just using any opportunity she can get to plug her tell-all book.
“Not sure the prince meant that as a slight but its kind of a crappy way to plug your book,” someone replied to her Twitter comments.
What do you think about this royal drama? Was Harry being insensitive, or is Samantha reading into it too much?
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