Meghan Markle's half-sister calls royal Christmas card 'sad' and 'rude'

She’s the controversial extended member of the royal family who has slammed the Duchess of Sussex at every opportunity. Samantha Markle has now labeled the Christmas card photo of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry “sad” and “rude.”

The 34-year-old Duke and 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex released their Christmas card Friday. It features a photo in which they are outside Windsor Castle on the night of their May 19 wedding, with their backs to the camera and their arms around each other as fireworks light up the sky.

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And while many might see the photo as a beautiful couple shot, Meghan’s half-sister claimed that it was “rude” of the royals to use one in which they’re not facing the camera.

“Interesting that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have their backs turned,” Samantha tweeted from her private account, The Sun reports. “Is this towards the world or just the Ragland and Markle family? It’s a bit sad. Face the Christmas spirit.”

She later extended her criticism of the photo and lashed out at those who didn’t agree with her.

“It’s incredibly rude to turn your back in a Christmas photo that is meant to share warmth and good wishes with the world,” Samantha said. “Those that criticize me for pointing out the truth, need to get that brown stuff off their noses. I hear the world’s smallest violin playing.”

Meghan and her half-sister have had a tumultuous relationship over the years, and Samantha was reportedly barred from Kensington Palace. The two haven’t spoken for 10 years.

Meghan Markle and her half-sister have had a tumultuous relationship over the years. (Photo: Getty Images)
Meghan Markle and her half-sister have had a tumultuous relationship over the years. (Photo: Getty Images)

“I felt that we had drifted apart,” Samantha told The Daily Mail last year. “In retrospect, when I search my heart, maybe she just got very busy.”

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