Samantha Markle just won’t stop talking. After saying that her father should have been included in the royal baby announcement and needs to be included in said baby’s life or else, she is apologizing…again. The Duchess’ half-sister wants to apologize to Meghan and Harry for “past tension”. She told DailyMailTV that “everybody really just needs to come together and realize this is really important and special for Meg, for Harry, for the child, for all of us.” Again, this is probably not the end of the Samantha Saga.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke royal protocol to snap a pic with Meghan’s Mini-Me. The couple, who is in Sydney, Australia on their first royal tour, was greeted by crowds of fans outside the Sydney Opera House. One young fan, in a “Girls Can Do Anything” t-shirt caught Prince Harry’s eye and he called the Duchess over to meet her. Meghan told the fan that she loved her shirt and Harry asked to take photo of them together; a royal no-no. Another fan noted the similarity in their looks and mentioned to Meghan how the little girl looks just like she did when she was younger, Meghan replied, “I was literally just about to say the same thing!” Typically taking photos and signing autographs is frowned upon for the royals, but some rules are meant to be broken.
Samantha Markle quite possibly lives in some sort of alternate universe. She is back home in Florida after touring London, but is far from done talking about her half-sister, Meghan Markle. After publicly being turned away at the gates of Kensington Palace, Samantha is claiming that was not the case. In an interview with DailyMailTV, she said she is not the type to get “turned away”, that she was only there to hand deliver a letter to the Duchess. During the interview, she also had a message for her royal half-sister.
–QUOTABLE: “Let’s just cut through all the crap. You’re a woman. Life is short. I believe you have it in your heart to do the right thing here. You know dad loves you. You know he has been there for you more than anyone. So, don’t [believe] this public monster and misperception that he’s a sperm donor dad trying to be involved all of a sudden.”
Jack Brooksbanks will not receive a royal title when he marries Princess Eugenie. Royal historian, Marlene Eilers Koenig told Hello! Magazine that “Jack will not be getting any title from the Queen.” The reason Meghan Markle obtained the title of Duchess is because of Prince Harry’s higher status in the line of succession and Meghan carries out official duties on behalf of the royal family; this will not be the case for Jack. There was once a rumor that Prince Andrew, Eugenie’s dad, threw a royal fit about his future sons-in-law needing royal titles because if they didn’t, any future grandchildren would be…gasp…commoners, but it has since been denied by Prince Andrew himself.
Meghan Markle’s half-sister was denied access to Kensington Palace. Samantha Markle, who has been making her way around the London talk show circuit, was not able to get in direct contact with Meghan. Security turned her away at the gate, but not before she slipped them a letter to allegedly pass along to the Duchess. Satisfied with her half-hearted attempt, Samantha continued on her sightseeing adventure. The Mirror reported that paparazzi caught the whole exchange, so although she recently apologized, the visit may have just been another publicity stunt. No one can blame Meghan for the cold shoulder. She is probably not ready to forgive and forget being called “the duchASS” nor having her husband compared to a rodent.
As Meghan Markle gets ready for her debut trip with Prince Harry, her team of Royal aids is also getting ready. According to Myka Meier of Beaumont Etiquette, an expert on all things royal, the Duchess will have a team to “assist her in every way to prepare for her formal engagements”. Meier added that Markle will be “briefed ahead of each event” on how to greet and address the people she will be meeting. The team will also assist her on what to wear and what to say to show respect for the country they are visiting.
Kate Middleton embarked on her first royal engagement since giving birth. The mom of three visited the Sayers Croft Forest School and “went on a walk through the woods” and “helped children make leaf crowns”. The Duchess made a lasting impression on one little girl who opted for a hug instead of the formal handshake that was being offered. Of course, Kate took the gesture in stride and it made for a “royally” adorable moment.
Samantha Markle, who is in London, hoping for a sit down with half-sister Meghan—don’t hold thy breath—is now expressing her regret. Samantha sat down for an interview on the Jeremy Vine Show and issued a public—because she doesn’t do anything behind the scenes—apology to the Duchess. Samantha said everything “spun out of control” and that “everybody was hurt not being included or invited to the wedding”. She ended her speech with “I apologize and wish things could be different”. Not sure how sincere she is as it was only last month she referred to Meghan as a DuchASS. To be continued…