Samantha Markle slams Meghan’s mum for ‘cashing in’

Allison Yee
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

The royal wedding may be done and dusted but that hasn’t stopped Meghan Markle’s controversial half-sister Samantha from continuing to publicly embarrass her, this time dragging her mum Doria Ragland’s name through the mud.

Samantha Markle made headlines in the lead up to Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry, spilling the beans on her sister’s fractured relationship with the family, and weighing in on why their dad Thomas Markle was a last minute absentee from the ceremony.

Samantha has refused to stay silent surrounding her sister Meghan. Photo: Facebook/sammyiammy64

Meghan, who has now been given the title of Duchess of Sussex, refused to bite back, and instead chose to have only her mum Doria by her side.

The social worker was seen accompanying her daughter during the car ride to St George’s Chapel, and sat conspicuously alone while she tearily watched her daughter say ‘I do’ to a prince.

However former model Samantha has taken a very public pot shot at Doria, saying she’s no better than the rest of the Markle family.

“Even Doria cashed in talking to Oprah and some of the first photos out there only she could have had,” Samantha hit out in a tweet.

Samantha seemed determined to make the most of the attention in the days before Meghan’s May 19 wedding.

Doria proudly sat by her daughter’s side as they waved to crowds before arriving at the chapel. Photo: Getty

Speaking out in countless interviews with shows around the globe, including an interview with Sunrise where she revealed she had ignored a Buckingham Palace request for her to be quiet, there’s reports the 53-year-old also faked a car crash, blaming paparazzi and likening it to the tragedy that claimed Princess Diana’s life.

Despite copping backlash for her comments, Samantha clearly doesn’t care.

Meghan and her social worker mum are notoriously close, with the actress crediting her inspiring mum for her upbringing. Photo: Getty

“My haters are giving me a neck ache which is a really good excuse to get an Uber massage,” she tweeted.

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