Meghan Markle’s half-sister has contradicted Prince Harry after he described the Royals as the family his fiancee “never had”.
Harry made the comment while appearing on an episode of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Wednesday, which he also guest edited.
Speaking to presenter Sarah Montague, he said: “No look, she’s done an absolutely amazing job.
“She’s getting in there and it’s the family I suppose that she’s never had,” he added.
This comment earned a barbed contradiction on Twitter from Meghan’s half-sister Samantha Markle, also known as Samantha Grant.
Samantha tweeted: “Actually she has a large family who were always there with her and for her.”
Meghan Markle had joined the rest of the Royal Family at church for their traditional Christmas Day service and spent the holiday with them too.
Speaking about her with the BBC, Harry said the Royal Family “loved having her there”.
“There’s always that family part of Christmas (where) there’s always that work element as well, and I think together we had an amazing time,” he said.
“We had great fun staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running round with the kids. Christmas was fantastic,” said Harry.
“Our household was very normal and when dad and Doria divorced, we all made it so it was like she had two houses,” Samantha Markle continued in response to Prince Harry’s comments.
“No one was estranged, she was just too busy. Read my book complete with facts and photos,” Samantha added.
Doria Ragland is Meghan Markle’s mother, who divorced her father Thomas Markle when Meghan was six.
Meghan has two half-siblings from her father’s previous marriage to Rosyln Markle, Samantha and Thomas Markle Junior.