Congratulations are in order!
Not surprisingly, members of both families are speaking out, and are excited about the couple’s upcoming nuptials!
In an interview with US Weekly posted on Monday, the Suits star’s half-sister Samantha Markle — also known as Samantha Grant — says she is nothing but “happy” for the actress! She told the publication:
“It was really exciting for me, I am so happy for her… It was kind of funny, it was like my boyfriend showed it to me and I was on the phone with my father and I got to let him know too. We didn’t know it was going to come out this soon, so it was nice to wake up to.”
Although Prince Harry has yet to meet their father Thomas Markle, Samantha says her dad is “very excited.”
“He’s very excited, just like the statement he released, he is truly happy about their union, but what’s important if it’s Prince Harry or anyone else, you want to make sure someone you love gets married, that they know enough about the person they’re marrying and they’ve had a while to get to know each other. So now my father and I are both so excited because they’ve had a long to time get to know each other and they know what they want to do. That’s really important for us.”
Thomas even plans to walk his beautiful daughter down the aisle!
“I’m sure he wants to walk her down the aisle, I know he wants to do it… My brother said, in error, that he’s a recluse, but he’s not, he’s a shy guy now, he’s a quiet man, but he’ll speak when he feels it’s appropriate. He gave me permission to say how happy he is, but he’ll talk when he’s ready.”
Sadly, Samantha and Meghan’s relationship hasn’t always been smooth sailing. As we reported last month, Samantha is writing a memoir called The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.
“It’s been such a whirlwind with us and I’m sad she believed some of the other interviews I did where words I never said were taken out of context, so it’s been a bit since we’ve spoken.”
However, Samantha wants to assure everyone the book is NOT slamming Prince Harry’s fianc├â┬⌐e.
“Everyone assumes my book is a slamming tell all, which it is not, now it can be egg in their faces and everyone can say what they think, my book is not a slam piece and it is important historically… I wasn’t in a position to release what it was about, they assumed the worst and I think that’s unfair and our family members who spoke about my book shouldn’t be doing so.”
Royal or not, no family is perfect!