Still at odds. After years of public drama, Samantha Markle filed a lawsuit towards half-sister Meghan Markle, alleging the Duchess lied throughout her 2021 tell-all interview with husband Prince Harry.
The sisters’ tumultuous relationship initially made headlines forward of Meghan and Harry’s wedding ceremony in May 2018. Two years later, the couple introduced that they had been stepping again from their duties as working members of the royal household. In February 2021, they confirmed their resolution to not return to their senior roles.
Meghan and Harry, who moved to California following their royal exit, addressed their main life change throughout a CBS sit-down one month later. During the interview, the California native stated, “I grieve a lot. I mean, I’ve lost my father. I lost a baby. I nearly lost my name. I mean, there’s the loss of identity.”
Samantha, who has beforehand been outspoken about Meghan all through her royal tenure, claimed in her March 2022 lawsuit that her youthful sibling was not being trustworthy when discussing her previous or their father, Thomas Markle. In courtroom paperwork obtained by Us Weekly on the time, the Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister creator alleged that Meghan made up tales about rising up in “virtual poverty.”
Meghan, who shares son Archie and daughter Lili together with her husband, claimed throughout her CBS interview that she was by no means shut with Samantha. “I grew up as an only child, which everyone who grew up around me knows, and I wished I had siblings. I would have loved to have had siblings,” she stated in March 2021, noting that she had not seen her half-sister in “at least 18, 19 years.”
The Suits alum additionally questioned why Samantha modified her final identify, saying, “[She] changed her last name back to Markle in her early 50s … only when I started dating Harry. So, I think that says enough.”
In her March 2022 submitting, Samantha accused the Bench author of mendacity about her and their father so that they “could not interfere with or contradict the false narrative and fairytale life story [she] concocted.”
Thomas, for his half, beforehand addressed Meghan’s feedback about their rift, which grew extra strained after he staged paparazzi photographs and subsequently missed Meghan’s 2018 nuptials. He informed Good Morning Britain in 2021, “She’s pretty much ghosted all of her family, on her mother’s side and my side. So, she really had no one to reach out to. She would’ve had us if she’d kept us. We all make mistakes.”
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With reporting by Diana Cooper