‘She doesn’t have a heart’
Meghan Markle has a difficult relationship with her family, something that has plagued her first year as a royal.
The Markles as a whole have created a lot of drama around the now Duchess of Sussex, from estranged nephew Tyler Dooley naming his cannabis business after her to her father Thomas Markle continuously engaging with the press, despite Meghan’s reported pleas for him not too.
The most noise however has come from Meghan’s half sister Samantha Grant (now going by Markle).
From her rumoured appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, and her turning up to Kensington Palace with a camera crew to surprise the Duchess, to her selection of Meghan’s due date as the release date for her tell-all book, it’s safe to say that Samantha doesn’t have Meghan’s best interests at heart.
This was proved once more this week, as Samantha made yet another loaded statement about the Duchess of Sussex, particularly in reference to the leaking of a personal letter from Meghan to her father - the publication of which is said to have left Meghan ‘heartbroken’.
Appearing on Channel 5 documentary Meghan & The Markles: A Family At War, Samantha voiced her thoughts on the subject and unsurprisingly, she wasn’t in Meghan’s corner.
‘She doesn't have a heart or she would been doing everything she could to make him comfortable, and reciprocate, and be loving and gracious, and make sure he's comfortable in his old age,’ the 54-year-old explained. ‘So broken heart? No, his heart is broken. She can't turn herself into the victim here.'
Going on to talk about the personal letter, Samantha went on to voice her opinion that Meghan had intended for her letter to be published, stating: ‘That letter was strategic, it was so elegantly written and contrived.'
Prince Harry and Meghan have not responded, and given Samantha’s track record, we doubt they will.
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