Meghan Markle’s Half-Sister Gave A Very Strange Statement About Baby Archie

Samantha Markle strikes again

After what feels like an eternity of waiting with bated breath, royal fans around the world were treated to the first photographs of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s first child, baby Archie

In addition to the traditional portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with the royal baby, Kensington Palace also released a new photo of Archie with his Great-Grandparents and Grandmother. 

And while the Queen, Prince Philip and Doria Ragland are absolutely ecstatic, Meghan Markle’s outspoken half-sister Samantha had a very surprising reaction on the birth of her nephew. 

“Well, I love it,” she began in a lengthy statement to the Daily Mail. “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,” her statement continued. “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.”

Samantha continued: “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,” she continued. “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.”

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This article originally appeared on InStyle

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