AceShowbiz - Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently announced that they are expecting their first child together. The Duchess of Sussex's half-sister obviously has something to say about it. Talking to The Sun, Samantha Markle has expressed her feelings following the pregnancy news.
Samantha reveals that the baby may be the bridge between Meghan and their dad Thomas, who claims that he's not in contact with the Duchess of Sussex following her royal wedding to Prince Harry in May. "It just makes everything that happened over the last year disappear. I want Meghan to be happy and calm and have peace. Everybody needs to be positive," Samantha says to the publication.
The official statement from Kensington Palace stated that Meghan's mom Doria Ragland "is very happy about this lovely news," without mentioning Thomas. Samantha, who has criticized Meghan for ignoring her dad in the press, says that she hopes "that -- for the sake of the baby, the family, the world and my dad -- that leaving him out of the statement was not intentional."
"I hope my dad is included and at a proper time," she adds. "If he is excluded, I won't be happy. It is in the best interests of the baby for my dad to be included."
"A baby changes everything and softens everyone. I would only hope that there would be some adjustment or some way of including him," she continues.
Meghan and Harry are currently in Australia for their first royal tour as a married couple. During the trip, the Duke of Sussex addressed the baby news, saying, "It's great to be back in Australia, and especially even more so, this is my wife's first trip here, so I'm very excited to show her this incredible country of yours."
"We also, genuinely, couldn't think of a better place to announce, uh, the upcoming baby, be it a boy or girl, so thank you very much," he continued while beaming at Meghan.