Meghan Markle's Background May Explain Prince Harry's Comments About A 'Family She Never Had'
While spending time with the royal family during Christmas, Prince Harry is reported to have said that the royal family is the family Meghan ‘never had’. His statement has been interpreted by different people to mean various things.
Their engagement was highly anticipated
Meghan Markle recently got engaged to Prince Harry, and plans are well underway for a royal wedding. The announcement was made on November 27th, 2017.
Speculations have been rife about a possible engagement since the couple first appeared together in public.
Prince Harry's words
In an interview with Radio 4 Today, Prince Harry shared his experience with Meghan as she spent Christmas with the royal family. As he said, the reception was warm, and Meghan was trying her best to get to know the family. They, in turn, made her feel welcome.
This was the first time when the royal couple spent a holiday with the rest of the noble persons months before their wedding. Despite the positive vibes Prince Harry shared, there has been some uproar over comments he made during the interview. While speaking about Meghan and her being embraced by the royal family, Prince Harry said:
She’s getting in there and it’s the family that I suppose she’s never had.
You can watch the interview in this video below.
The reality is that Meghan has a family. Her mother is Doria Ragland and father Thomas W. Markle. They got divorced when she was only six. Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless, and they had two children, Samantha and Thomas, half-siblings to Meghan.
Troubles with the siblings
Meghan’s relationship may have been somewhat fractured with her siblings since growing up. There were some reports that Meghan's half-sister, Samantha, was far from pleased with Meghan's engagement. She took to Good Morning Britain to clear the air.
However, Meghan still maintains a warm rapport with her mother. The two have been sighted on numerous occasions at public functions.
And Meghan confesses that her mother is perhaps the most important person in her life and a major source of motivation. She says:
We can just have so much fun together, and yet, I'll still find so much solace in her support. That duality coexists the same way it would in a best friend.
Clearly, the prince was referring to the state of Meghan’s family during the interview and meant no bad intent. Meghan did not make any statement about the issue, and it is believed that if and when the need arises, she will confront the concerns raised.