The Suits actress’ half-sister hasn’t been invited to her wedding and she’s quite upset about it. Before the list of those invited was made public, Samantha Grant had hopes of getting an invite.
But now that it’s clear that she isn’t going, she’s taken to Twitter to rant about it. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are to be married on May 19, 2018, according to Inside Edition.
Samantha Grant is Markle’s estranged half-sister with whom she shares a father. Grant was wheelchair-bound after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Grant, who shares a father with Markle, tweeted on Wednesday that the issue she had wasn’t a matter of closeness because her sister was able to invite more than 1000 strangers. The half-sister stated that she felt family was just family.
‘I have an uncle I have only seen once but I would never say he is not family because we are not close. Humanitarians move forward with love and kindness especially to Family,’ she wrote.
Grant was clearly upset that her sister and Prince Harry had invited regular people to the ceremony as a reward for their community service and not her. She added that smoke and mirrors couldn’t hide the elephant in the room.
In an interview with Inside Edition last year, Grant expressed excitement for her sister when she found out she was engaged to Prince Harry. At the time, she had shared that it was more like a family thing.
‘Out of respect, tradition, and humanitarianism, the #Markles should be invited if 2000 complete strangers are invited. Our uncle who got her the internship, brother, me, best friend of 30 years Nikki Priddy, nephews. Fact.’
Samantha Grant, Inside Edition, April 12, 2018
She added that if one was invited to the wedding, they naturally went there to be there for the bride and groom. Before the palace released the guest list on Wednesday, Grant was quite hopeful.
She had tweeted earlier in the week that the Markle family was looking forward to their invites. Grant had also said that she hoped London was wheelchair-friendly.
Markle and Harry invited 2,640 people into the grounds of Windsor Castle. The majority of those invited, which was 1,200 people, were members of the public that were nominated by local Lord Lieutenant Offices.
Daily Mail reported that in the past, Grant had claimed to have raised Markle for 12 years when she was growing up in California. But other sources have speculated that the pair had little to do with one another.
Grant, who is writing a book on her sister, shared a photo of them together on Twitter before finding out that she wasn’t invited. The Palace announced on Wednesday that world leaders and politicians would not be included on the list of those attending the wedding.
Reports have stated that her father, Thomas, who now lives in Mexico, would be the one to walk Markle down the aisle.