Unseen childhood photos of Meghan Markle released

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Unseen childhood photos of Meghan Markle released

Meghan Markle’s estranged half-sister is trying to show the public where the future royal comes from.

In a new interview with InTouch magazine, Samantha Grant dished about Prince Harry’s fiancée’s childhood, went into detail about their family drama and shared never-before-seen photos from before Markle was famous.

Grant, who is writing a tell-all book, has not been in contact with the 36-year-old for several years, something she blames on the actress’ mother, Doria Ragland, who was married to their father, Thomas Markle, until the 1980s.

“In my mind Doria wanted to run around and seal off all the hatches. She became very possessive and controlling,” Grant said of her opinion of Ragland’s behavior since Meghan and Prince Harry started dating.

She suggested her former stepmother might want to live with the couple after the wedding.

She also blamed Ragland for getting between Meghan and her father. “If you can spend $75,000 on a dress, you can spend $75,000 on your dad,” she said of Meghan’s engagement photo shoot gown.

While they haven’t been in contact since well before Meghan started dating Harry in 2016, Grant had no problem weighing in on the actress’ future husband. Clarence House previously said that Harry “sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents” prior to the marriage proposal.

“That’s the proper way of doing it. Harry is respectful that way, and I know my dad thinks fondly of him,” Grant told the magazine.

It’s also clear that Grant feels her half-sister has what it takes to be a royal, saying, “She was extremely well-behaved and respectful. If she wanted something, she’d say it in a forthcoming, diplomatic way. She was well mannered, tidy and disciplined.”