She always has something to say. Meghan Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, reacted to news of her nephew’s birth on DailyMail TV on May 7. She said of the newest royal baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, “What I think is incredible is that it’s a great moment historically and although the adults have a lot of water under the bridge, I would really like to see everyone reach out.” She also noted, “I’m already an aunt and am lucky enough to have Thomas and Tyler as my nephews. I spent a lot of time with them when they were babies and I love them. Family is family.”
Samantha, 54, has notoriously criticized her sister in the past. She has not spoken to Meghan, 37, since 2008, but she appears to want to make amends. She told Daily Mail, “We’ve extended the olive branch and now it is Meghan’s turn.” She definitely seems to want to be in little Archie’s life, and said, “We’re all welcoming the baby — Markles, Raglands, Sussexes, Windsors. In terms of the gene pool, we’ve all made a contribution to this wonderful little boy who will probably grow up to be an exceptional man and we’d like to treat this as if we’re all a big family.” (Yeah, we’ll see about that.)
Samantha added, “‘It would be nice not to react to what we’ve heard in the news but to personally meet him and let him judge us for himself … I want him to know he’s got a big family and he’s part of an amazing historical time and we’re all excited for him. We’re excited for Meg and Harry — I am really excited for her. I love her, she’s my baby sister and it doesn’t matter what we’ve all said back and forth but she’s got to do the right thing. I just want to say, Meg, you’ve got a world here and a family here [in the US] that’s excited for you.”
Meghan’s dad, Thomas Markle, reacted to baby Archie’s birth as well. He said a statement to The Sun after the baby’s birth on Monday, May 6, “I am proud that my new grandson is born into the British royal family and I am sure that he will grow up to serve the crown and the people of Britain with grace, dignity and honor.”
Samantha had something to say about Thomas’ possible relationship with his newest grandson, too. “I would really love him to be a part of the baby’s life,” she told the Daily Mail. “But more than that, Meg is his baby too. I want Meg to be part of his life, I want Meg to be able to share this beautiful time with him in whatever way she can. I think it’s important for her too. I hope something sticks with her — that she decides to do the right thing for my dad. Life is short and we’re family. I hope she decides to do the right thing this time.”
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