Meghan Markle’s half-sister has blasted Meghan, claiming she has shunned her own family in favour of thousands of “complete strangers.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is in a month’s time and the guest list has been released and invites sent to all concerned but, according to Samantha Markle, no member of Meghan’s family from her father’s side has received an invite.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have thought long and hard about who to invite and they came up with a list of around 600 guests for the ceremony at Windsor Castle on May 19. Afterwards, more than 2,500 members of the public will join them to celebrate the big day.
But Samantha Markle, 52, is angry that Meghan is inviting the public but “no one” from her own family.
“Out of respect and humanitarianism, the Markles should be invited if 2,000 complete strangers are,” she tweeted.
“Our uncle, brother, me, best friend of 30 years, nephews. At issue is not a matter of closeness. Family is family.”
Prince Harry’s fiancée remains close to her dad Thomas Markle, even though the 73-year-old lives a quiet life near Rosarito in Mexico, but it’s unclear whether he’ll walk his daughter down the aisle. Meghan’s mum Doria is expected to attend after she joined the royal couple at the Invictus Games last year. But it is not clear if Samantha, who has repeatedly called her sister out publicly, will be invited.
Around 1,200 people invited to the wedding are members of the public from a range of backgrounds and ages. Young people who have shown strong leadership and served their communities are among those lucky enough to receive a coveted invitation. 200 guests will be from charities and organisations the couple have a close connection with. Another 100 guests will be from two local schools.
Meghan and mum
The invitation stipulates a strict dress code with men asked to don military uniform or a morning coat and lounge hat, with women asked to wear a day dress and hat.