Samantha Markle launches scathing attack on Harry and Meghan

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

She’s the controversial half-sister of Meghan Markle who takes any opportunity to give her opinions on the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

And now Samantha Markle has once again slammed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in an interview calling the 37-year-old former actress and her husband “hypocrites” and “horribly cruel”.

Samantha Markle has slammed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for 'abandoning' the royal family. Photo: ITV

"Just the idea of abandoning both families during such a horrific time, without so much as a phone call is shocking," she said, while appearing on talkRADIO with host Dan Wootton.

"Considering he [Thomas Markle] went through two heart attacks without so much as a call, I guess this is status quo for her.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced in February that they would be stepping away from their roles as senior royals and despite there being no indication that they had completely cut ties with the Windsors, Samantha called them out for “abandoning” the royal family. 

 "But I think now to abandon the British people and the British Royal Family at this critical time is just almost... horribly cruel. There's no other way to slice this apple. "

Meghan Markle and her half-sister Samantha haven’t spoken for the past ten years.

Samantha has publicly called her a “self-obsessed” social climber and is said to be in the process of writing a book titled In the Shadows of the Duchess – a follow-up to her previous memoir, The Diary of Princess Pushy.

Back in February, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to quit as senior members of the royal family. Photo: Getty Images

Meghan also fell out with her father, Thomas Markle, after he was caught setting up paparazzi photos just before the Sussexes May 19th wedding in 2018.

Since then, Thomas has appeared on numerous TV shows begging the Duchess to let him back into her life. 

However, it’s thought Meghan was deeply hurt when her father released private letters she sent him back in August 2018.

In the letters, Meghan begged her father to stop ‘victimising’ her in public.

“Dad, I’m so heartbroken, I love you,” Meghan started the letter, which was published by the Mail on Sunday.

“I have one father. Please stop victimising me through the media so we can repair our relationship.”

In the letter, the Duchess spoke about her heartbreak at her dad and half-sister, Samantha Markle, exploiting her relationship for their personal gain.

“On a daily basis you fixated and clicked on the lies they were writing about me, especially those manufactured by your other daughter, who I barely know,” Meghan wrote in the letter, which was seen by the Daily Mail.

“You watched me silently suffer at the hands of your vicious lies. I crumbled inside.”

The former Suits actress went on to say that her heart was crushed ’into a million pieces’ by her father’s public interviews.

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