Ever since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry began their royal romance, several of Meghan’s family members became the subject of tabloid drama which unfolded on an almost daily basis. Some of Meghan’s family members seem determined to spoil her reputation. However, what is really happening in her dysfunctional family, which has caused her a lot of troubles lately? Here’s everything you need to know about the Duchess of Sussex and her estranged relationship with her family.
1. Meghan’s Father Was a Drug Addict
There have been a series of interviews with Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle Sr. So, it’s almost impossible not to know him. However, he was apparently a drug addict when Meghan was a teenager. Although he claimed that he used drugs but has never been addicted to them.
2. Scarce Communication
It is obvious that Meghan Markle has a very scarce communication with her family members, except her mother. She doesn’t seem to communicate with the members of her family, but her family members definitely try to contact her but do so via TV appearances and social media.
3. Her Sister’s Resentment
Meghan’s sister, Samantha Grant, has been in the spotlight ever since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry began their romance. Her strange behavior attracted a lot of attention. So, she has scolded Meghan, recanted her claims, and then rebuked her again. Their relationship has never been perfect, not even when they were young.
4. The Criminal Past of Her Brother
Meghan’s step-brother, Thomas Markle Jr., has a criminal record for assault on his significant other. Even though he wanted to be invited to the wedding, that didn’t happen.
5. Bad-Mouthing Each Other
Meghan’s family members don’t just talk about her in the media, but also bad-mouth each other. Her sister seems to be the worst and she has shared a lot of verbal accusations about her brother and father.
6. Her father Filed for Bankruptcy
Samantha Grant claimed on various occasions that her father paid for Meghan to become an actress. However, in reality, their father won the lottery and invested the money for sending Meghan to private school. Hence, he later filed for bankruptcy.
7. Her Mother Also Filed for Bankruptcy
Besides her father, Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, reportedly also filed for bankruptcy. Nevertheless, there aren’t any details or info about this. Meghan has always praised her mother for being her best friend and her rock.
8. Meghan’s Mother Didn’t Seem Happy at the Wedding
Meghan’s mother didn’t seem to be happy when her daughter was marrying a prince. However, the real reason behind this was in fact that she was feeling hurt for having to sign a document in which she will not say or reveal anything about her daughter’s life as a royal.
9. Meghan’s Niece Has Spoken Out
Meghan’s sister, Samantha Grant has a few estranged children. So, her daughter, Noelle Rasmussen, was in the spotlight before Meghan’s wedding and criticized her mother for the rants against Meghan.
10. Meghan’s Exes
As soon as Meghan got into the spotlight, her exes immediately appeared in the quest for attention. So, her ex-boyfriend, Cory Vitiello, claimed he was still dating her when she started seeing Prince Harry, while her ex-husband, Trevor Engelson, said some very unpleasant things about their divorce.
11. Meghan and Kate Aren’t Really Best Friends
Rumors have been swirling that Meghan and sister-in-law Kate Middleton don’t get along. However, Queen Elizabeth ordered that the two should settle things down for the holidays.
12. Queen Elizabeth Had to Lay Some Ground Rules
Not only Meghan’s family has a negative opinion about her, but also her grandmother-in-law does too. In fact, the Queen was very upset that Meghan acted like a diva before the wedding and she had to lay some ground rules.
13. Her Family Drama and Meghan’s Mental State
It seems like Meghan’s new family has her back regarding her struggles with her real family. In fact, after Meghan’s father’s public appearance, the royal family called a state of emergency as this was detrimental to Meghan’s mental state.
14. Meghan and Prince Harry Moving out of the Kensington Palace
As Meghan and Harry are expecting their first child to arrive any time soon, they decided to leave the Kensington Palace and move into their new home in Windsor. This move only added to the rumors of the disagreements between Meghan and Kate and that it has affected the relationship between the brothers too.
15. What Does the Future Hold for Meghan?
Meghan’s relationship with her family has troubled and she grew up in turmoil. However, with her new baby, many people believe that she can have a good relationship with the members of the royal family. The bundle of joy is expected to mend fences with the members of the royal family.