Meghan Markle’s estranged half-sister, Samantha, has finally admitted that she is attempting to cash in on the Duchess of Sussex’s newfound fame as a Royal. In a recent interview with Good Morning Britain, Samantha defended herself by saying that she has worked in media most of her life, and just because her sister is now a member of the Royal family doesn’t mean she should stop.
“Let’s face it — we all have to survive. Money makes the world go round, so if you want to call that cashing in, that’s fine, but I think no one in media would refuse a paycheck for talking about the royal and, as a family, we’re not subject to royal protocol. Why would I stop living because we have a family issue going on?” said Samantha.
It is amazing how jealous Samantha Grant is of Meghan.
It is also surprising how much Mr. Markle wants to be noticed,. He also displays his extreme jealousy. Give it up. She is not what you say
— Louise O'Rourke (@louise082637) July 18, 2018
She added that everyone in her family is an individual with their own life experiences, and no one has a copyright on that. Samantha also believes that her family is entitled to be open with the public and there is nothing harmful about it.
According to Page Six, Meghan and Samantha have the same father – Thomas Markle –, and she was the one behind his staged paparazzi photos before Meghan married Prince Harry.
Thomas was supposed to walk Meghan down the aisle at her wedding, but he ended up backing out because of a heart attack. Samantha insists that the excuse was genuine and not a made-up story.
Samantha recently wrote on Twitter that if her dad were to die, his blood would be on Meghan’s hands. She said that life is short and if there is a misunderstanding the Duchess of Sussex needs to reach out and clarify.
She went on to say that Thomas is 74 years old, and if something happened and he ended up passing away, no one in the family could live with the fact that he died unhappy and without closure.
She has since deleted the post.
Samantha says that she has criticized her sister in public because she has exhausted all private channels. So, reaching out to her publicly is her only option at this point. She says that in the months since the wedding, her dad has wanted nothing more than to give Meghan a hug and to let her know that he loves her.
Meghan and her dad have become estranged since he gave a tell-all interview to Good Morning Britain not long after her wedding. Insiders say that Meghan loves her dad, but she is concerned that he will exploit her.
He already told the media about a private conversation he had with Prince Harry, and at this point, Meghan doesn’t know how to communicate with her dad. She is afraid that he will leak their conversation to the press since he has done it before.
Since there is no trust anymore, the chances are not good that the two will be able to rebuild their relationship anytime soon.
Neither Meghan Markle or Prince Harry have commented on all the drama her family is creating.