Samantha Markle's reaction to royal baby Archie is very, very strange
It seems like no matter what Meghan Markle does, her sister has to pipe up and talk about it... especially when it comes to baby Archie.
As the world watched on as Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor was introduced to the world, Samantha Markle decided to release a statement about the birth.
And while it all looks well and good, it's just really, really, really long.
Usually when giving a statement to press, you might say a few sentences. Samantha's has a few paragraphs.
She gave the statement to DailyMailTV, and you can read it here:
“Well, I love it. I’m already an aunt and am lucky enough to have Thomas and Tyler as my nephews. I spent a lot of time with them when they were babies and I love them. Family is family. What I think is incredible is that it’s a great moment historically and although the adults have a lot of water under the bridge, I would really like to see everyone reach out. We’ve extended the olive branch and now it is Meghan’s turn.
“We’re all welcoming the baby—Markles, Raglands, Sussexes, Windsors. In terms of the gene pool, we’ve all made a contribution to this wonderful little boy who will probably grow up to be an exceptional man and we’d like to treat this as if we’re all a big family. It would be nice not to react to what we’ve heard in the news but to personally meet him and let him judge us for himself.
"I want him to know he’s got a big family and he’s part of an amazing historical time and we’re excited for him. We’re excited for Meg and Harry—I am really excited for her. I love her, she’s my baby sister and it doesn’t matter what we’ve all said back and forth but she’s got to do the right thing. I just want to say Meg, you’ve got a world here and family here [in the U.S.] that’s excited for you.
“I want Meg to be part of [her dad Thomas's] life, I want Meg to be able to share this beautiful time with him in whatever way she can. I think it’s important for her too. I hope something sticks with her—that she decided to do the right thing for my dad. Life is short and we’re family. I hope she decides to do the right thing this time.”
See? Lovely, but madness.