Meghan Markle's half sister says mother Doria 'cashed in' on royal wedding

  • 22/05/2018

The royal wedding may be over but Meghan Markle's estranged family are still having their say.

Most recently Markle's half-sister Samantha took to Twitter to state her belief that Markle's mother Doria Ragland "cashed in" on her daughter's wedding. 

Fifty-three-year-old Samantha Markle, also known as Samantha Grant, shares a father with the royal bride and claims to have helped raise Meghan for 12 years in California.

"Even Doria cashed in talking to Oprah and some of the first photos out there only she could have had," Samantha said on her Twitter account. 

Meghan Markle's half sister says mother Doria 'cashed in' on royal wedding
Photo credit: Facebook/Samantha Markle

Ragland, a 61-year-old yoga instructor and social worker, was the only one of Meghan's family to attend the royal wedding - her father Thomas Markle pulled out of walking his daughter down the aisle after it emerged he was suffering from heart problems. 

It's not the first time Markle has been criticised by her estranged family.

Three weeks ago Markle's half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr, published an open letter to Prince Harry telling him it wasn't too late to ditch his bride.

In the letter, shared with In Touch magazine, Mr Markle lambasted the American television star, telling Harry that she is a "jaded, shallow, conceited woman that will make a joke of you and the royal family heritage."

"I'm confused why you don't see the real Meghan that the whole world now sees," he wrote. 

"Meghan's attempt to act the part of a princess like a below C average Hollywood actress is getting old."