Meghan Markle is literally living in a fairy tale with her prince, so it’s a little bit rich to feel sorry for her. But even Cinderella’s stepsisters are starting to look good compared to the Markle family.
Now Meghan’s estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant, has been labelled a “fixated person” by Scotland Yard and elevated to a “risk” against the Duchess of Sussex.
For the last two years, Meghan’s family has been determined to cash in on her relationship with Prince Harry. Samantha Grant and her father, Thomas Markle, have given countless interviews, sold out family secrets, and generally made the Duchess’s life much more difficult than it needed to be.
Nearly twenty years older than Meghan, the 53-year-old Florida native waged a campaign of humiliation and passive-aggressive pleas for reconciliation. Most recently, she sent a Christmas card to UK tabloid The Sunday Mirror begging her sister to reach out to their father.
Maybe that was the last straw, because Scotland Yard’s Fixated Threat Assessment Centre has officially labeled Samantha a risk. FTAC monitors crazed fans and stalkers who become fixated on public figures.
So does that mean Meghan is in danger? Not exactly. According to their official statement:
Someone like Samantha presents a risk rather than a threat. She is not committing criminal offences, but she is causing concerns for the royal family. There is big potential for some major embarrassment for the royals. Samantha could make a scene and create headlines with her actions — and let’s face it she’s kind of already done that.
Meghan’s estranged half-sister responded on social media almost immediately. She called the FTAC’s reaction “ridiculous.” Samantha defended herself on Twitter by writing:
“This is ridiculous as I’m in an electric wheelchair and i live ona different continent LOL and afdvocating for doing the right this by our dad is hardly fixations.”
Honestly, these people are just exhausting. Meghan is trying to learn the ropes of the Royal family, enjoy her new life with Harry, and have a healthy pregnancy. While no one expects Samantha or Thomas to leap out of the bushes at Kensington Palace, the Markles clearly intend to make Meghan’s life miserable until she pays attention to them.
They’re a classic example of a toxic family. I’m just glad that Meghan has her mom, Doria Ragland, as well as Prince Harry on her team.