Well, that didn't take very long.
Just a matter of days, in fact.
After initially offering up some nice words to Meghan Markle after the Duchess of Sussex welcomed her first child on May 6, Samantha Markle has returned to accusing her half-sister of being selfish and insensitive.
In an interview with Mirror, Samantha pleaded with Meghan to let their dad, Thomas Markle, actually see his grandson at some point in the near future.
“It’s sad. He should have been involved. Being excluded is like a dagger through his heart,” Samantha said of her father’s lack of inclusion in the pregnancy and the birth, adding to the British publication:
“Poor Master Archie is not getting to know a creative, loving person.”
This has been a running, irritating theme from Samantha for several months now.
She has taken every opportunity possible to lash out at Meghan, alleging that the Duchess has basically been a mean jerk for cutting their farher out of her life.
(Samantha is 17 years older than Meghan and the two scarcely have ever had any kind of relationship at all.)
Of course, Royal Family Followers know things are far more complicated than this.
Thomas Markle got himself embroiled in a paparazzi scandal last spring after agreeing to let photographers snap pictures of him in exchange for money.
He then skipped the Royal Wedding, citing health issues along with embarrassment over this controvery.
Thomas has also lived a reclusive life in Mexico for years; not on bad terms with his newly-famous daughter, but not especially close to her, either.
Ever since Meghan became a global icon, however, both Thomas and especially Samantha suddenly want a relationship with the Duchess.
We wonder why!
“We always have been desperate to heal the rift, but it’s up to Meghan to reach out now,” Samantha says in this new interview. “Life is short and precious so I hope having the baby will soften her feelings and she will do the right thing.”
Meghan has actually been impressive in taking the high road, considering some of the truly heinous things Samantha has said about her.
Samantha, though, doesn't see it that way.
She says it was a "sad moment" for her dad when Markle and Prince Harry debuted their son, Archie, two days after he was born.
She also says it's been wrong of Meghan's mother not to push for Archie to meet his grandfather -- and adds that this will all be the poor young boy's loss in the end if things don't change.
“He is a doting granddad and he’s been great with all his other grandkids. He buys toys, plays creative games, he’s funny and nurturing and communicative with them.”
For his part, Thomas at least said the right things shortly after Archie came into the world.
"I’m delighted to hear that mother and child are doing well," he told The Mirror, adding: "I am sure that he will grow up to serve the crown and the people of Britain...
"My congratulations to my lovely daughter Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry."
He sort of sounds over his issues with Meghan, but Samantha refuses to let them go.
Not as long as they keep her name in the news.
“He needs to get a wider sense of family – because he isn’t just a Mountbatten-Windsor child, he’s a Markle too,” she concluded here.
“There’s a connection and we exist.”