Meghan Markle's Sister Samantha Showed Up to Kensington Palace Uninvited

Kate Middleton in January 2015

A source close to Samantha told The Mirror, "She fully hoped they would let her in but she was turned away". On Saturday, she traveled to Kensington Palace, where her sister and Harry and other royals live. British news outlets reported that she got into a verbal "stand-off" with an officer guarding a security checkpoint and was turned away.

Moments later, Samantha was photographed at a souvenir stall buying novelty masks depicting Prince Harry and Meghan.

According to the Mirror, Markle had given palace officials an "ultimatum" in which she said she would show up to confront her sister if they did not arrange a meeting.

She handed a letter to one of the guards in the hope they would pass it on.

It appears she had made an unsuccessful attempt to hand over a letter - presumably addressed to her sister Meghan. "It was a sad sight".

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The acrimony stems from the ongoing beef over Meghan's father Thomas not attending the Royal wedding and a number of her half-siblings being left off the guest list - including Samantha.

Grant arrived in London more than a week ago with the intention of seeing her estranged sister, according to an interview she gave on the U.K.'s Channel 5 show with Jeremy Vine. The hurt feelings wouldn't have snowballed, but believe it or not, it doesn't mean that we love you any less, I just think that families can be this way when there's confusion and people are hurt.

Samantha says she wanted to speak to Meghan, one-on-one, about the ailing health of their father, Thomas.

Maybe Samantha showing up at Meghan's home is her way of extending an olive branch, but then again, paparazzi were conveniently there to capture the entire encounter. "So moving forward, I apologize and wish things could be different".

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