A real life Prince Charming! Prince Harry rented a mansion in Beverly Hills so that Meghan Markle and her family could celebrate Thanksgiving all under one roof — and without the paparazzi snapping photos of the dysfunctional bunch, according to a world-exclusive report in The Royal Observer.
In 2016, the 36-year-old wanted to do something nice for his soon-to-be wife since the public had just learned they were now a couple, Meghan’s estranged sister, Samantha Markle, revealed in her new book, The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister: A Memoir.
The Royal Observer reported that, according to Samantha, Harry wanted a home that afforded them privacy, but he also picked “a location that would be convenient for both dad Thomas and mom Doria.” Thomas Markle was living in Mexico at the time, while Doria Ragland was in Los Angeles, Calif.
"I was happy to find out that my father [was celebrating] Thanksgiving with Meghan and Doria," Samantha writes. "Harry was quite gentlemanly to rent a house in Beverly Hills for the event, even though we ended up not going."
She continues, "The house was complete with a chef, butler, service staff and of course security, and enough privacy that it could be like a holiday at home, except for the fact that the chef cooked the turkey. I was hoping that my father was able to have a proper meeting with Harry, but it was top-secret whether or not he actually showed up."
Samantha, 56, and Meghan, 39, have had a non-existent relationship over the last few years.
When Meghan got married to Harry in 2018, Samantha was not on the list. However, she shrugged off the snub at the time.
"I have to say, I'm not taking it personally," she said. "It's not just me. None of the family have received invites, nor have [Markle's mother] Doria's family. So although we don't understand we can only wish them well."
But years later, Samantha is upset that her father — who suffered a heart attack — was unable to attend the nuptials, and the royal family didn’t attempt to change the date.
"[I] knew it was not unreasonable that they reschedule given resources available to make that happen," she writes in the book.
Samantha's tell-all will be released this week.