Who are Meghan Markle’s siblings?

****Ruckas Videograbs**** (01322) 861777 *IMPORTANT* Please credit ITV for this picture. 17/01/20 This Morning - ITV1 Grabs from today's show which saw Samantha Markle being interviewed by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford via a live link from Florida, USA. The sister of Meghan Markle spoke about how she wasn't surprised to hear that The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry have decided to step down from royal duties. Samantha also said their father, Thomas, would testify against Meghan in court in relation to the leaked letter sent to him and described the action being taken by Meghan as "ludicrous" and that the letter was written with the purpose of being seen. Samantha also said Meghan's recent visit to a women's refuge in Canada was a PR stunt. Office (UK) : 01322 861777 Mobile (UK) : 07742 164 106 **IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ** The video grabs supplied by Ruckas Pictures always remain the copyright of the programme makers, we provide a service to purely capture and supply the images to the client, securing the copyright of the images will always remain the responsibility of the publisher at all times. Standard terms, conditions & minimum fees apply to our videograbs unless varied by agreement prior to publication.

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle are preparing for their bombshell docuseries to drop tomorrow.

Many will expect the docuseries that will air on Netflix to focus on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Royal Family – but what about Meghan’s side?

Samantha Markle being interviewed on ITV

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their new docuseries airing on Netflix

Who are Meghan’s siblings?

The Duchess of Sussex has two half-siblings through her father’s side – Samantha Markle and Thomas Markle Jnr.

Her parents, Thomas Markle Sr and Doria Loyce Ragland divorced when she was six years old, and the siblings are from her father’s previous marriage to Roslyn Markle.

Neither parent has remarried since.

Here’s the latest on her two siblings Thomas Markle Jr. and Samantha Grant.

Meghan’s half sister Samantha Markle first hit out at the star after her romance with Prince Harry was revealed

Samantha and Meghan have not spoken in years, and there are no obvious signs that the rift will be healed in the near future

Who is Samantha Grant?

Samantha, 56, is Meghan’s oldest sibling and has been the most opinionated about her sister joining the Royal Family.

She lives in Florida, has three children, and has used a wheelchair since 2008, when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She sometimes goes by Samantha Markle.

In November 2016, after Meghan and Harry’s romance became public, she said: “Her behaviour is certainly not befitting of a royal family member.”

Samantha has written a book entitled The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister – which was published in January 2021 – and has tweeted numerous times about it, saying that it includes details of their “home life” and “photographs never seen before.”

She also publicly laid into Meghan on Twitter after claiming not to have received an invite to the Royal Wedding.

Samantha had not been invited to Meghan’s first wedding to Trevor Engelson in Jamaica.

Meghan has not been in touch with her siblings for years – despite or because of their frequent appeals in the press

Samantha accused the royal couple of inviting “complete strangers” to their wedding, after it was revealed 1,200 members of the public were given invitations.

But she claims “no one” from the Markle clan made the coveted guest list.

In a five-page letter to her father Thomas, Meghan is thought to have hit out at Samantha, saying she “manufactured” lies and added that she, Meghan, barely knew her half-sister.

Since the birth of baby Archie, Samantha has claimed it’s her half-sister’s “turn” to reach out to her estranged family.

Speaking to DailyMailTV, Samantha said that she knows the latest addition to the royal family will grow up “to be an exceptional man”.

But she repeated calls for Meghan to reconnect with their dad Thomas Markle Sr – saying “life is too short” for her to continue to snub the 76-year-old.

In her bombshell interview with Oprah, Meghan said she “grew up as an only child”, and that the last time she saw Samantha was around 19 years ago.

Tom Markle Jr has congratulated the proud new parents

Who is Thomas Markle Jr?

Thomas, 55, shares his name with Meghan’s father, who was a lighting director in Hollywood.

He was 14-years-old when Meghan was born, and lived with his father, stepmother (Doria) and Samantha during Meghan’s early years.

Thomas works as a window fitter and lives in Grant’s Pass, Oregon, with his partner Darlene Blout and has two sons that live nearby.

His ex-wife, Tracy Dooley, has said that he struggled with alcohol issues during their 11-year marriage.

Thomas was not invited to his half-sister’s wedding.

After the birth of baby Archie, he publicly congratulated his sister and said he was over the moon for her.

Like Samantha, he also urged his ex-actress sister to reach out to their dad – who he said was “terrified” at the prospect he may never meet his grandchild.

Thomas also said, in an exclusive interview with HOAR, that he hoped Archie would mend the rift in their family.

In May 2019, he revealed he was homeless and had been living in a hotel room with his fiance.

While on Celebrity Big Brother Australia Thomas said he was close to his sister Meghan, but “money changed her” after she moved to Canada for work.

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, is said to have had barely any contact with dad Thomas Markle since she tied the knot with Prince Harry last May

Do Samantha and Thomas have any children?

Meghan is an aunt to Samantha’s three children.

Noelle Rasmussen is estranged from her mother and reportedly lives with her grandmother.

Her father Scott was married to Samantha until 2003.

Noelle jetted to the UK for her aunt’s wedding – although she wasn’t invited.

She told The Mirror: “Meghan looked so beautiful. I’m thrilled by how popular she is here.”

Samantha also has daughter Ashleigh Hale and son Christopher Hale.

Thomas Jr has two children, Thomas III and Tyler, making Meghan an aunt to them too.