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Wednesday 24th January 2018

Meghan Markle's Outraged Sister Blasts Prince Harry

She took to Twitter to defend her "amazing" family.

Meghan Markle's sister has blasted Prince Harry after he claimed in an interview that the royal family is the type of close-knit clan the former Suits actress “never had.”

Meghan’s half-sister Samantha Markle responded to Harry’s statement with a series of tweets Wednesday as she defended her extended family and the closeness they shared.

Earlier in the day, Harry revealed to BBC Radio 4 that the royals “loved having her [Meghan] there” at Christmas.

Prince Harry's comments about fiancée Meghan Markle's family led her sister to take to Twitter to dispute his statement. (Credit: WENN)

“There’s always that family part of Christmas where there’s always that work element there as well, and I think together we had an amazing time,” Harry said.

“We had great fun staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running 'round with the kids. Christmas was fantastic,” he revealed of the first holiday Meghan shared with his extended family.

“She’s done an absolutely amazing job. She’s getting in there and it’s the family I suppose that she’s never had,” he said.

No one was estranged, she was just too busy.

Samantha Markle denies Prince Harry's claims that her sister Meghan Markle did not have a close family. (Credit: TLC)

It was that statement that led Samantha to respond on Twitter.

“Actually she [Meghan] has a large family who was always there with her and for her,” said Samantha.

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“Our household was very normal and when dad and Doria divorced, we all made it so it was like she had two houses,” Meghan's sister continued.

Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, and father Thomas Markle Sr, divorced in 1987.

"No one was estranged, she was just too busy,” said Samantha.

Samantha continued to explain that Meghan has a large, extended family and was always surrounded by love.

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According to The Daily Mail, Samantha was told the news of her sister's engagement by a friend who read about it in a magazine.

Samantha plans to release a memoir called The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.

But she told The Daily Mail she did not pen it to cash in on Meghan’s new status in the royal family.

Samantha claims the "pushy" reference in the title came from the media.

“It wasn’t me who called Meg ‘pushy,’ it was the tabloid newspapers. She is not pushy. The book isn’t going to be negative – it’s a warm, witty, honoring book – unfortunately, the negative sing-song has gone 'round the world,” Samantha explained.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed on May 19, 2018.