Samantha Grant, the half sister of Meghan Markle who is set to walk down the aisle with Prince Harry in a month’s time, has reportedly slammed her half sister for inviting 2000 complete strangers to the Royal wedding and none from her family.
Visibly angry Samantha Markle hit out, after Prince Harry and Meghan came up with a list of around 600 guests for the ceremony at Windsor Castle on May 19, The Sun reported. After the ceremony more than 2,500 members of the public will join to celebrate the royal couple’s big day.
Samantha, who lives in Florida, USA, vented her fury on Twitter.
She tweeted: “Out of respect and humanitarianism, the Markles should be invited if 2,000 complete strangers are.
“Our uncle, brother, me, best friend of 30 years, nephews. Our issue is not a matter of closeness. Family is family.”
Samantha had previously hit out: “The Markle family is looking forward to our wedding invites.
“No-one has one yet. Still waiting.” Some fans suggested that the invites, posted last week, could take a while to reach America.
Samantha replied: “Well everyone is making arrangements and it’s difficult to organize everything as you can imagine.”
Kensington Palace aides, however declined to comment on the tweet from Samantha last night.
Though Megan Markle is still close to her dad Thomas Markle, even though the 73-year-old lives a quiet life near Rosarito in Mexico, however it is still not yet known if he will walk her down the aisle. Meghan’s mum Doria is expected to attend after she joined the royal couple at the Invictus Games last year.
Around 1,200 people invited to the wedding are members of the public from a range of backgrounds and ages. Young people who have shown strong leadership and served their communities are among those lucky enough to receive a coveted invitation. 200 guests will be from charities and organisations the couple have a close connection with. Another 100 guests will be from two local schools.
The invitation stipulates a strict dress code with men asked to don military uniform or a morning coat and lounge hat, with women asked to wear a day dress and hat.