'Family is family': Samantha Markle begs Meghan to meet estranged dad while in US
Samantha Markle also revealed that she is hoping to have some sort of a relationship with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby, even though she was not invited for the baby shower
Samantha Markle who is Meghan Markle's half-sister has implored the Duchess to use her US trip as an opportunity to reach out to their father Thomas Markle. Meghan is visiting the US for her baby shower and according to Samantha should use the chance to meet Thomas.
As reported by DailyMailTV, Samantha shared, "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. 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."
Samantha also shared that she is currently not expecting any sort of relationship with her half-sister but believes that Meghan should remember who her family is and not attempt to replace them with "a parade of celebrities". "She’s a woman, she’s got her own thing going on and we wish her well but family is family and you don’t replace your whole family with a parade of celebrities," Samantha shared.
"She can’t replace me with George Clooney or Serena Williams – I’m her sister. I hope we might get to bridge that gap and if not, she might regret it. All I can say is I cry. With a baby coming, it might be time to look at things and try it again," Samantha added. For now, she bears no resentment at not receiving an invite to the baby shower or the wedding last year but she hopes to be able to have some relationship with Meghan and Harry's baby.
"Family is family. The wedding is long past and we’ll never be able to recoup those moments and those memories. But life is short and I think our grandmother who we both adored who gave us our family values would say, ‘Meg, snap out of it. This is your family, this is your sister'. I’m always open to that, and although I have criticism that I’ve made public and feelings I’m not going to candy-coat, the bottom line is it’s not the family, it’s Meg."
Samantha further called for a family truce given the baby will be born in late April and she does not want the child to be googling his or her relations to only find negativity and fights. "I think everybody needs to stop mudslinging. There’s a baby coming into the world who’s going to soon be in elementary school googling all this stuff and going, ‘Oh my god. What is up with my family just fighting all the time?" she shared.
"What kind of message does that send to a kid about conflict resolution? So I would say to Meg, do the right thing because your baby is going to be looking to you as a role model on how to deal with conflict resolution – we’re a family, we make things work," she continued.
The Duchess of Sussex has been on a private visit to New York since Thursday and was spotted munching on macaroons at the French patisserie Ladurée located in Soho on the weekend. On Tuesday, Meghan visited the Met Breuer art gallery accompanied by her former 'Suits' star Abigail Cooper before heading to her baby shower which was hosted by her best friend Jessica Mulroney at the Mark hotel.