Meghan Markle’s sister Samantha Markle shops for baby clothes – so is she getting a gift for baby Archie?

MEGHAN Markle's estranged sister Samantha Markle has stocked up on baby gifts, just weeks after her nephew Archie was born.

The 54-year-old was spotted picking out cute clothes for a newborn boy at a shopping mall in Florida over the weekend with longtime boyfriend Mark Phillips.

Samantha browsed in Baby Gap, and left with an array of clothes including elephant and palm print babygrows, tiny navy blue sandals as well as a baby blue gift bag.

The wheelchair-bound scriptwriter, who shares a dad – Thomas Markle Snr – with half-sister Meghan Markle, no longer has a relationship with the royal.

Archie was born on May 6 at Portland Hospital, and Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland, 62, has been the only family member to fly over from the US to meet him.

Last time Samantha attempted to reach out to her sibling, she was turned away by security after showing up at Kensington Palace uninvited in October.

During the UK visit, she was spotted bizarrely buying a commemorative mask of her younger sister and Prince Harry after the awkward and unsuccessful visit.

Following the birth of baby Archie, new aunt Samantha said it is Meghan's "turn" to reach out to her estranged family.

Speaking to DailyMailTV, Samantha said she hopes Meghan allows their dad Thomas Markle Sr, 74, to be a part of his sixth grandchild's life.

The mum-of-three said: "I would really love him to be a part of the baby's life.

"But more than that, Meg is his baby too. Life is short and we're family. I hope she decides to do the right thing this time."

Samantha added: "Well I love it! I'm already an aunt and am lucky enough to have Thomas and Tyler as my nephews.

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"I spent a lot of time with them when they were babies and I love them. 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."

The last contact Thomas had from the Duchess of Sussex was a letter last August saying he had broken her heart “into a million pieces”.

It followed a rift between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over his staged paparazzi pictures before she ­married Harry in May 2018.

And speaking exclusively to Sun Online following the birth, Meghan's half-brother Tom Markle Jr congratulated his sister and said he was over the moon for her.

Samantha first hit out at her famous half-sister after her romance with Prince Harry was revealed, branding her a "social climber" who is "not fit to be a royal".

She then announced that she would release her memoirs and that her sister should prepare herself for some home truths.

But it was after she was snubbed from the wedding that things really turned sour and she has continued to vent her fury with frequent Twitter tirades.

Meghan Markle is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her firstborn, but is expected to make an appearance tomorrow at Trooping the Colour.

It has previously been reported that Samantha and Meghan have not spoken for the past decade.

Just days before the ceremony, The Sun exclusively revealed that Samantha had slammed claims Kensington Palace was helping dad Thomas in hospital amid his health problems.

On July 18, 2018, she launched a furious attack on the Duchess of Sussex claiming she would hold Meghan responsible for their father's death.

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