'Include dad or I won't be happy': Meghan Markle's sister Samantha hopes royal baby will bring family together

53-year-old Samantha also warned that she 'won't be happy' if her half-sister Meghan does not include or involve their father Thomas Markle


                            'Include dad or I won't be happy': Meghan Markle's sister Samantha hopes royal baby will bring family together

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha Markle has spoken out about the royal baby and hopes that this little baby will help to bring the family closer. She believes that Meghan and her father Thomas Markle should be involved and included in the baby's life. 

53-year-old Samantha also warned that she 'won't be happy' if Meghan leaves out Thomas. Samantha has been continuing her high profile antics and was spotted buying a congratulations card for Prince Harry and Meghan. Samantha has not spoken to her half-sister Meghan for more than a decade and was not invited for Meghan and Harry's wedding which took place in May. 



 

Samantha has operated from two ends of the pendulum and has been either launching vicious attacks against her half-sister and her royal in-laws or praising them. As reported by The Sun, she is hopeful that the baby will help the family to come closer and said, "I would hope that — for the sake of the baby, the family, the world and my dad — that leaving him out of the statement was not intentional." 

"I hope my dad is included and at a proper time. If he is excluded, I won't be happy. It is in the best interests of the baby for my dad to be included. A baby changes everything and softens everyone. I would only hope that there would be some adjustment or some way of including him," she continued. 



 

"I think we all have to safeguard against any negative or hurt feelings and just work towards a positive joyous new life in the world. At a proper time, there should be a sit-down wherein everyone can address this properly. Everything has to work itself out. I want to allow Meg and Harry to bring my dad into it in their own appropriate time because they very well should do. Although I can still say I love my sister, I wasn’t happy with the way my father was being treated. But, you know, we’re also seeing now that there was a lot going on — there may have been a lot of stress," she shared. 

"I’m not saying that’s an excuse for not communicating with my dad, but maybe she wanted to wait until the exact right moment. I don’t want Meg to feel any stress and I want my dad to feel happy and I think all things will come full circle," Samantha added. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Source: Getty Images)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Source: Getty Images)

Samantha Markle is Meghan's half-sister from her father Thomas Markle's first marriage. The twice-divorced mother of three is around 17 years older than Meghan. Just like her father, Samantha filed for bankruptcy and is also estranged from her mother Roslyn who is Thomas' first wife. She claims that she raised Meghan for around 12 years while she was growing up in California. These claims were denied by Samantha's ex-husband Scott Rasmussen. 

A source close to Thomas shared, "Thomas is absolutely delighted. He heard the news before it was made public and was overjoyed. He thinks Meghan will make a great mum as she is already so maternal. Thomas sees this as a chance to fix the problems between him, Meghan and Harry. He is desperate to be there for his grandchild and wants to play an active role in their life". Once he found out, he sent a text message to Samantha who is on holiday in Ireland.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with her mother Doria Ragland (left) and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace on September 20 (Photo by Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with her mother Doria Ragland (left) and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace on September 20 (Photo by Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)