Royals have it easier than everyone else on the planet in pretty much every area except one:
When it comes to mate selection, their lives are far more complicated than most.
Centuries ago, royals kept it in the family, and we’ll never know how many are still padding around Buckingham Palace with webbed toes as a result of those incestuous decades.
Thankfully, these days, blue bloods dive into the peasant pool to find their better halves, but that practice presents its own problems.
You see, peasants have peasant families, and peasant families can be problematic.
Take, for example, Meghan Markle’s siblings, who have been a royal pain in the royal’s collective ass ever since the world learned Meghan is engaged to Prince Harry.
At first, it was just Meghan’s half-sister who insisted on making waves with her public attempts to tear down Harry’s betrothed.
These days, Meghan’s half-brother is also in on the act, though he hasn’t proven to be quite as adept in his shameless opportunism.
While Thomas Markle has granted a couple scathing interviews, it’s Samantha Grant-Markle who’s really cashing in.
She plans to publish a tell-all about Meghan, and she’s even collaborated with the folks at the Enquirer on a series of hit pieces about the half-sibling she barely knows.
Not bad for someone who no one had heard of a few months ago, and who most people wish would simply fade back into oblivion.
Now, Samantha’s ex-husband, Scott Rasmussen, is saying enough is enough by speaking out against his former wife’s conniving ways.
"Harry and Meghan need to know the truth about her. She’s the last person who should be at Windsor Castle," Rasmussen told the Daily Mail in a recent interview.
Asked about Samantha’s nickname for Meghan, "Princess Pushy," Rasmussen said it’s simply a result of projection:
"Samantha’s the pushy one," he said.
"I believe she resented Meghan because she had the life Samantha always wanted and she was jealous."
Like Samantha, Scott hasn’t spent much time with Meghan since she was in her late teens, but he says he remembers her fondly from those days:
"She was all class and so polite," he said. "Everything Samantha wanted to be."
No rebuttal yet from Scott’s ex-wife, who we assume is currently in recovering at a nearby burn unit.