SAMANTHA Markle has repeatedly tried to cause trouble for her half-sister and husband Prince Harry since their relationship went public.
However, the Duchess’s sister apologised for hurting her sister’s feelings and says she wishes things could be different as Meghan is about to become a mother for the first time.
Who is Samantha Markle?
Mum-of-three Samantha Markle, also known as Samantha Grant, is a 54-year-old former actress and model, who lives in Florida, US.
She shares a dad with her half-sister Meghan Markle.
Their father, Thomas Markle, who knew about Meghan’s royal romance for as long as five months before the news came out, had recently become bankrupt, having once been a successful lighting director in America.
In the past, Samantha has claimed to have raised Meghan for 12 years when she was growing up in California.
Was Samantha Markle invited to the Royal Wedding?
Samantha was not invited to the Royal Wedding.
In an interview with Channel Four show Meet The Markles she said: “There are some members of the family who have an air of entitlement about even a wedding invite, I don’t understand why we didn’t get one but I don’t expect or demand one.”
It has previously been reported that Samantha and Meghan have not spoken for the past decade.
Just days before the ceremony, The Sun exclusively revealed that Samantha had slammed claims Kensington Palace was helping dad Thomas in hospital amid his health problems.
But Samantha has since spoken about her lack of invitation, telling Jeremy Vine that she was “hurt” but that she still “loves” Meghan.
What did Samantha Markle say about Meghan?
Since Meghan married Prince Harry, Samantha has launched a series of Twitter rants aimed at her half-sister.
On July 18, 2018, she launched a furious attack on the Duchess of Sussex claiming she would hold Meghan responsible for their father’s death.
Sharing an article about Meghan and Harry paying tribute to Nelson Mandela she wrote: “How about you pay tribute to your own father?! Enough is enough. Act like a humanitarian act like a woman! If our father dies I’m holding you responsible Meg! @KensingtonRoyal”.
She later took aim at Prince Harry adding: “Glad you have so much time to gallivant around paying tribute to others while ignoring your own father! How could you be and look in the mirror? Harry? I guess I was right.”
Earlier in the same month, she dubbed her sister the “Duchess of Nonsense” and claimed Harry should have married former flame Cressida Bonas.
Samantha tweeted: “Harry is a “wuss” to allow the Duchess of Nonsense to mistreat everyone who has been close to her, especially her family. Diana would be ashamed. Stop wearing Meg’s skivvies and bra and take your pants off her!”
She then posted a second tweet with a photo of Cressida Bonas captioned: “She is much more like Diana. That’s who Harry should have married”
On August 4, Meghan’s birthday, bitter Samantha hit out at Meghan again on Twitter.
She suggested Meghan sent their father a belated card for his July 18 birthday.
This came just a day after she shared an article that claimed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were “taking a step away from the media spotlight”, writing: “OK so Cruella de Vil is retreating LOL.
“Let me know how that works out for you.”
Most recently, Samantha branded her sister “inhumane” over the treatment of their father, Thomas.
“There would be no just reason for her not to want him in her life, as he was good enough to use to make her everything she is,” she wrote on Twitter.
“She should be grateful. Her diplomacy skills suck and are inhumane.”
Samantha continued: “If you treat your own father like this, Harry is next.”
“Freezing people out is the best way of hiding the truth.”
On September 24, Samantha’s publicist confirmed that she would be “coming to the UK, like it or not” to have a showdown with her sister.
In April, Samantha threatened to steal the royal baby’s thunder by releasing her tell-all book at the same time it was born.
She also said Meghan would “butt heads” with nannies that she would hire after the baby is born.
Was Samantha Markle supposed to be going into the CBB house?
Samantha had seemingly confirmed that she would be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house for the 2018 summer series.
She had been on the priority list for the show’s bosses following her outspoken behaviour about her half-sister.
Speaking to Inside Edition, Samantha said: “Why not. Life is about cashing in, you… take opportunities as they arise and hopefully you enjoy the ride.
“And you can make it as positive as you can, there’s nothing wrong with it. The purpose of that show would not be to discuss [Meghan].”
In an interview with Good Morning Britain, she claimed it would “not be disparaging or harmful” to enter the CBB house and speak about her half-sister.
This year’s season of Big Brother was called The Eye of the Storm and focuses on celebs caught up in scandals and, as we now know, Samantha was not in the lineup.
Why is Samantha Markle in a wheelchair?
Samantha was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008 and is now wheelchair-bound because of the condition.
MS is an autoimmune condition.
This means that the body’s immune system (designed to fight any infection or foreign body in your system) mistakes an area of the body for a threat and attacks it.
Exactly what causes MS is unknown, but it is suggested that the condition occurs from a mixture of genetic and environmental factors.
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What is Samantha Markle’s book about?
Samantha is writing an autobiography The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister, which will reveal more about Meghan’s earlier life.
However, when speaking in an interview to The Wright Stuff, she said that it won’t be a “slamming tell all”.
She said: “I chose the title because I was more making a mockery of tabloids who, at one point, called my sister Princess Pushy. The opposite is true.
“And so I thought, you know, to make fun of that and illustrate that she really is not, I’m going to choose that title and run with it.”