Meghan Markle's sister Samantha admits she's cashing in on sister's royal status and fame
The infamous sister of the Duchess of Sussex has come forward and admitted that she indeed is using Meghan's fame and her new-found royal status to get ahead in life and make money
Ever since Meghan Markle started dating Prince Harry, her father's side of the family has been giving the press a lot of interviews and stories by talking about Meghan — even trashing her from time to time.
Meghan's half-sister Samantha Markle has been making headlines lately for her upcoming tell-all memoir, The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister. She has also, in a series of interviews to various media outlets, blamed Meghan for their father Thomas Markle's failing health — she recently lashed out at her royal sibling for her "cold" behavior toward their father and said that it is on her if he dies.
But now, the infamous sister of the Duchess of Sussex has come forward and admitted that she is indeed using Meghan's fame and her new-found royal status to get ahead in life and make money out of it.
In a recent interview with Good Morning Britain, as reported by Cosmopolitan, Samatha said, "I've worked in media most of my life and in broadcasting. So because my sister is suddenly royal isn't grounds for me to stop doing all that. 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. But no one in media would refuse a paycheck for talking about the royals."
This might make a lot of sisters feel blessed about their own siblings that they're not so vicious, but there's nothing one can do about poor Meghan. And now that Samantha has agreed to join the cast of the next season of 'Celebrity Big Brother', things are about to get messier.
The 53-year-old has caused no shortage of drama for the new member of the British royal family and people are already speculating what theatrics she will be up to on the reality television show.
Samantha's relationship with the Duchess of Sussex hasn't been peaceful and she even penned a tell-all book about their early years (yet to be published 'The Diary Of Princess Pushy') and setting up paparazzi shots of their father Thomas Markle that angered the royal family prior to the royal wedding this year.
Samantha told the 'Inside Edition' that she will be joining the line-up for 'Celebrity Big Brother' when it launches on Channel 5 next month. When Samantha was asked by host Megan Alexander about why was she joining the show, she replied,"Why not? Life is about cashing in. You take opportunities as they arise and hopefully you enjoy the ride and make it as positive as you can. There's nothing wrong with it," she added.
Samantha, at first insisted that she wouldn't discuss her sister inside the house, claiming, "The purpose of that show would not be to discuss her," but when the presenter pointed out that the other housemates would certainly ask her about Meghan, she replied with just "Oh…"
She took to Twitter to slam Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in a series of tweets. Samantha insists that it is not Thomas Markle who is at fault but it's Meghan who is to blame even more. Referring to Meghan as 'Duchess of Nonsense' Samantha did not hesitate to drag Harry in her rant as she labeled him as a 'wuss' for going hand in hand with his wife and her behavior.
"Harry is a wuss to allow the Duchess of Nonsense to mistreat everyone who has been close to her, especially her family," she wrote. "Diana would be ashamed. Stop wearing Meg's skivvies and bra and take your pants off of her!"
Samantha also spoke about her half-sister's fake 'British accent'. Recently, a video of Meghan talking to the crowd emerged and fans have been convinced that the former 'Suits' star has got a British accent. While many were all up for a British version of Meghan, it looks like Samantha is not one of them. "She was embarrassed about the family? It's totally reciprocal. The Gloria Swanson bit, the fake humanitarian act, the Fake British accent is also ridiculous," she wrote.
Apart from making fun of her half-sister and her Prince on social media, Samantha has also previously called out Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, about her presence at the royal wedding. Since Doria was the only person from the family who attended Meghan's wedding, it is not a surprise that Samantha has made the new royal's mom her victim.
In a Twitter rant, the 53-year-old criticized Doria, saying that she's absolutely cashing in on the royal wedding, but no one seems to be on her trail yet. “Even Doria cashed in talking to Oprah and some of the first photos out there only she could have had,” Samantha wrote in her tweet.
Samantha's criticism of Meghan's mother came just 48 hours after Doria was praised for her dignified composure at the royal wedding since she was the only person who attended the wedding from the bride's side of the family. Unfortunately, Meghan's father, Thomas Markle, and his children Samantha and Thomas Jr were not invited to the nuptials that took place on May 19.
When she received a lot of negative responses for calling out the royal's mother, she explained herself, saying, “Excuse me but I’m an American citizen with freedom of speech and I don’t take cues." Elaborating further on her freedom of speech, she added, “We had a right to defend ourselves and speak out against nasty British media if no one likes it that’s just too bad.”
However, it still is not clear as to what Samantha's intentions really are, since she has often gone out of her way to defend her half-sister on multiple occasions. Recently, when Meghan was slammed by Piers Morgan for not visiting her ailing father in Mexico even when she found out about his heart condition, it was Samantha who stood up for the bride and gave Piers a taste of his own medicine.
In his tweet slamming Meghan, Piers wrote, “If my father was having heart surgery 8,000 miles away, I probably wouldn’t stay in London working out what songs I want Elton to play at my party..."
In her response to the outrageous slam, Samantha struck back saying, “So @piersmorgan Morgan calls me a vulture, turns around slams my sister after slamming my father LOL I guess that Viagra is not working for your Piers.” She later added, “Everything about this man just screams Napoleon complex”.