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Meghan Markle Won't Invite Estranged Sister Samantha Grant to Her Royal Wedding

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Well, this is awkward! It seems Meghan Markle isn't extending an invitation to her May 2018 royal wedding to her estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant, according to In Touch Weekly. A source recently told the entertainment magazine that Meghan, 36, is "not planning to invite Samantha to her and [Prince Harry]'s wedding." Meghan and Samantha — who share the same father, Thomas Markle — have reportedly been estranged since 2008.

In a previous interview, Samantha, 53, said she had "no idea" if she'd be included in Meghan's upcoming nuptials to Harry, 33. "I can’t imagine how anyone would anticipate a normal, traditional, royal wedding. I mean they’d probably be watching across the lawn for the Markles to approach — 'Oh, good God, they’re coming! Close the curtains! Hide!'" she said, joking about the media frenzy that would happen if her family did show up. "It’s just so silly. We’re so normal. And yes, I would love to go, but we have no idea what’s going to happen."

The media has heard from Samantha several times since Meghan began dating Harry in 2016, but she recently made major headlines when she slammed Harry's comments about Meghan spending Christmas with the royal family. In a Saturday, Dec. 27 interview, Harry called his relatives the family that the Suits actress has "never had." The words struck a nerve with Samantha, who retorted, "Actually, [Meghan] has a large family who was always there with her and for her. No one was estranged, she was just too busy." She continued on Twitter, "Meg's family is complete with [a] sister, brother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and the glue of our family, our amazing father. She always had this family... Marrying merely extends it."

A source then told In Touch that Meghan is "not happy" about Samantha's message to Harry. "Meghan has enough on her plate planning her upcoming wedding," the insider said. "The last thing she needs is Samantha drawing attention to herself and giving her unwanted opinion on Harry's interview."

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