Meghan Markle's sister Samantha slams her for 'gaudy and offensive' Remembrance Day photos: 'This is horrible'
Meghan Markle's sister Samantha slammed Prince Harry and Meghan's Rememberance Day photoshoot during an interview
Meghan Markle's sister Samantha Markle called out Prince Harry and Meghan's 'exploitative and offensive' Remembrance Day photoshoot. Samantha, 56, slammed Meghan and Harry after the couple was forced to deny that a Remembrance Sunday photoshoot was a "publicity stunt" following backlash. Samantha also urged her to apologize for the "inappropriate picture" from her visit to the Los Angeles National Cemetery.
Additionally, Samantha revealed that Meghan's attempts to delay her court battle for almost a year over a 'confidential' matter is just a 'game' for her. "To drag something out so long - I'm not going to suggest it's an agenda but I would think expediency would be important under the circumstances," Samantha had shared. "It just seems like such a game and I'm really not shocked she would do this." Meghan is currently suing Associated Newspapers who are the publishers of the Mail on Sunday, for releasing a letter which she had written to her father Thomas Markle.
Speaking to Dan Wootton on TalkRADIO, Samantha shared, "I think what is most glaring about any Remembrance Day is not only is important to remember those who have sacrificed, but as a reminder that life is precious and short and we should certainly pay gratitude."
"Seize the day, seize the moment, apologize and make good with those who are alive who have given us so much because after all, we are finite. I only hope that she would wake up to that but that doesn't seem to be the case," she added. She also shared that she had been a bit shocked that the pair would show their gratitude "by an exploitative photo opportunity" before mentioning that the whole display was just "gaudy".
Samantha said, "I thought it was not only opportunistic, but I thought it was quite sad that rather than paying true gratitude by continuing the legacy of honor, there would be a photo op. It was highly inappropriate."
Harry was forced to defend himself after he and his wife were seen laying flowers at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. Lee Morgan, a celebrity photographer, had been commissioned to take photographs of the pair on the occasion and when Meghan shared the photos on social media, most people found it 'cringey' and slammed it as a publicity stunt. Public reasoned that it was embarrassing since the duo hired a photographer for what was a private visit to the cemetery. The pair were heavily criticized for the same with Piers Morgan accusing them of using it as a "PR opportunity".
When asked whether Meghan should apologize for this stunt, Samantha said, "Absolutely. This has all been horrible and I think it should have been nipped in the bud." "Any decent person would have, out of kindness and humanity, never allowed it to get this far," she added.
A spokesman for Meghan and Harry shared, "It was important to the duke and duchess to be able to personally recognize Remembrance in their own way, to pay tribute to those who have served and to those who gave their lives." Harry and Meghan went to the LA National Cemetry after the couple's request to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph on their behalf was turned down as they no longer represent the monarchy. The queen had not been told about her grandson's request. Harry's wreath was left forgotten at the Royal British Legion's Kent HQ. He was later seen with his wife in LA, laying down flowers that were picked from their garden at the graves of two Commonwealth soldiers.