Meghan Markle will not let the recent trick of half-sister Samantha Markle distract her from her real duties.
Samantha showed up at Kensington Palace uninvited earlier this month, and now a source tells ET how the Duchess of Sussex and the royal family are dealing with the situation.
"The palace does not want to dignify any of that because it only adds fuel to the fire," says the source. "Samantha delights in attention, Meghan does not relate to her sister or her father. [Thomas Markle]. "
In contrast, the first Costumes star focuses exclusively on the duties of her new role as Duchess of Sussex, after officially becoming a member of the royal family when she married Prince Harry on May 19.
"Meghan loves her new role," says the source. "She takes it very seriously and wants to make a difference, she is aware that she represents the Queen and the royal family and does not want to put a bad foot down."
"She also realizes how important Harry's role as the New Commonwealth Youth Ambassador is and wants to support him," the source continues. "They really consider themselves a great team."
As ET previously reported, Samantha has been very frank about her sister and her family after not receiving an invitation to the royal wedding. But in a recent interview with television personality and journalist Jeremy Vine, Samantha apologized for her comments over the past few months.
"There is so much water under the bridge and so much has gone out of control that it was never intended," he explained. "I think everyone was hurt by not being included or invited to the wedding, but I felt that everything could have been cut in the same way that everyone had been included and we all agreed to move forward with positive resolution and feelings of pain would not have snowball ".
"I simply believe that families can be like this when there is confusion and when people are hurt," he added. "So, moving forward, I apologize and wish things could be different."
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