Samantha Markle and the Royal Family
Meghan’s estranged half-sister has been outspoken about her disdain for the royal family ever since news of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s engagement broke in November 2017. She has also referred to Meghan as “Cruella de Vil” and claimed she is writing two books about her younger sibling.
In July 2018, Samantha admitted she was using the royal family to make money. “Let’s face it, we all have to survive. Money makes the world go round, so if you want to call that cashing in, that’s fine,” she said on Good Morning Britain at the time. “I think no one in media would refuse a paycheck for talking about the royals and as a family, we’re not subject to royal protocol, certainly here in America.”
While Thomas told Us that he was “pleased” by Samantha’s book, The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister Part 1, Meghan never publicly commented on the memoir until her March 2021 tell-all with CBS.
“I think it would be very hard to ‘tell all’ when you don’t know me,” the duchess said in a bonus clip from the special. “This is a very different situation than my dad, right? When you talk about betrayal, betrayal comes from someone that you have a relationship with, right? I don’t feel comfortable talking about people that I really don’t know. 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. That’s why I’m so excited to be pregnant [again] so that [my son] Archie has someone.”Back to top