Meghan Markle ready to reunite with estranged father Thomas and sister Samantha after baby's birth
Even though the royal had been left miserable by months of embarrassing revelations, she is still harboring hope that the birth of her kid will mark the start of a new chapter
Meghan Markle is considering calling for a truce between her and her estranged father Thomas Markle, as well as her half-sister Samantha Markle. The pregnant Duchess is considering ‘extending an olive branch’ to her family after she gives birth to her first child next month.
According to the Daily Mail, a source close to the Duchess of Sussex revealed that even though the royal had been left miserable by months of embarrassing revelations, she is still harboring hope that the birth of her kid will mark the start of a new chapter.
Knowing full well about the limelight she has been thrust into following her entry into the royal family, the former 'Suits' star told her friends how she was saddened by the pressure her US-based family members have to endure.
The insider said: "Meghan understands the pressures of intense media scrutiny and she is saddened by what her family has had to endure."
The source further explained, "She plans to extend an olive branch to the family and invite them to visit after the baby is born – her sister [Samantha Markle] included. Meghan hopes and prays that the baby will bring her family back together."
Meghan's friend further revealed that the Duchess, who is pregnant with her first child with Prince Harry, has been left baffled by her family’s constant calls for her to spend more time with them. However, she has always been short of time for reunions with relations due to her busy schedule.
The source added: "Meghan’s family is well aware that she has always been busy and have always supported her efforts in the past, despite it leaving her little time to spend with them. Her royal duties have kept her incredibly busy and she takes her new responsibilities very seriously."
Meghan has had an extremely difficult year when it comes to handling her family back in the US, with half-siblings Samantha and Thomas Jr. repeatedly criticizing her for cutting off their father.
Samantha, in particular, has repeatedly called on the Duchess to spend more time with their father, with her saying that Meghan should have visited him while in the US for her New York baby shower.
She said: "Setting all personal things aside, I understand a baby shower is an exciting time – it’s about getting with friends, getting things ready for the baby. But you are on this continent Meghan and I would just really love to see her have contact with my dad while she’s here."
Samantha further added, "Life is very short and you never know when you’re going to get that opportunity again so it would seem par for the course and I hope it happens."