Queen Elizabeth Shows Meghan Support And Sympathy

Queen Elizabeth Stands By Meghan Markle Through All The Drama With The Duchess' Father And Half-Sister

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July 12, 2019 01:35 By Mambee

It looks like the royal family is standing by their Meghan Markle through a series of really challenging experiences.

Meghan Markle's family drama

Not long after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement was announced, different allegations began to surface about the bride-to-be, most of which were from her own family members.

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Meghan's estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant, would often trash the duchess via interviews and social media. She would accuse Meghan of not caring enough for their family and even claimed responsibility for their father's staged photos, which were released some weeks before the royal wedding.

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While Samantha was never invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding, Thomas Markle, Meghan and Samantha's father, was invited to appear and walk the bride down the aisle. However, this didn't happen due to health reasons. Shortly after that, Thomas began granting interviews and saying he and his daughter are no longer communicating, claiming the royals are to blame.

How the monarchy handled it

Due to the situation, members of the Royal Family are not able to directly address Thomas and Samantha's accusations. Behind closed doors, they were supportive of the Duchess of Sussex.

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A source close to the former 'Suits' star told Us Weekly that Meghan was very worried and heartbroken because of the family drama. The source said that Meghan was afraid to reach out and rekindle her relationship with her father because she feared he would "record the conversation and sell it."

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Apparently, Queen Elizabeth II helped the Duchess through all of this. A Palace insider told Us Weekly:

What may surprise some is just how supportive Her Majesty has been during the problems Meghan has faced with her family. Meghan is in a tough place, and the queen knows it’s completely out of Meghan’s hands. She has only sympathy for what’s been a difficult and distressing situation for her.

The Palace insider added that Meghan and the Queen have become very close since Harry brought his bride into their lives. They have a warm relationship that has clearly blossomed into a deep friendship.

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While no family is perfect, we have to say that, given a choice between a family that supports and comforts her and one that loves to drag her name through the mud, it's pretty clear where the Duchess' loyalty should lie.

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