With the Duchess of Sussex in the midst of royal holiday celebrations, the half-sister of pregnant Meghan Markle is continuing to stir up controversy.
Earlier this week, 53-year-old Samantha Markle has shared a handwritten Christmas card with a British tabloid, which she’s sending to the wife of Prince Harry, begging her to reconcile with their father “before it’s too late.”
As The Mirror reported, Markle (who also goes by Samantha Grant) shared a photo of the handwritten card, in which she implied that their father, Thomas Markle, may not live much longer.
On Wednesday, Markle continued lashing out at her half-sister on Twitter, calling her “rude and hurtful” for “what you have done to our father.”
She added, “I retract the merry Christmas.”
“Forgiven,reunite ,and have the #Christmas spirit #Markle #KensingtonPalace and a peaceful heart?” Markle continued, according to E! News. “Apparently you’re not capable and I don’t know enough profane words to articulate how I feel. Wow.”
“This is not meant to be formal,” Markle’s letter from earlier this week began. “Holidays are a time for family and are sentimental.”
The letter continued: “As you know, Dad has been trying to contact you and is very hurt because you are avoiding him. Please give him joy in his last years by showing you love him. The time is now.”
Speaking with The Mirror, Markle reiterated her belief that their father, Thomas Markle Sr., is in poor health and may not be around for much longer.
“Dad could die before next Christmas,” she told the newspaper. “I’m hoping that won’t be the case, but it would be tragic and sad if he doesn’t get to be around to resolve this.”
Added Markle: “I think Meg would harbour a lot of regret if this were his last Christmas alive and she didn’t reach out and make things right. There is not another day or week guaranteed, so Meg needs to act quickly. The clock is ticking.”
Samantha Markle has continued to stoke controversy for her comments about her half-sister, claiming Meghan refuses to make contact with their father since he was caught staging paparazzi photos prior to the royal wedding.
In her most recent public stunts, she dissed the Duke and Duchess’s Christmas card for being “a bit sad,” claimed that Meghan lied about paying her own way through college, and was reportedly turned away by palace guards when she attempted to hand-deliver a letter to Kensington Palace.