Samantha Markle calls sister Meghan 'delusionally absurd' and a 'LIAR' for saying she funded her own university education
The Duchess said in her speech in Fiji that in her college years, she heavily relied upon 'scholarships and financial aid programmes' to get through her university degree.
Samantha Markle is back to her shade throwing ways! Samantha, who is the half-sister of Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, recently labeled her pregnant sister a 'liar' and accused her of being 'delusional', after the Duchess gave a speech about the difficulties of paying to go to university. According to Samantha, Meghan's father Thomas Markle paid for her tuition during her college years, and in her tweet calling out the Duchess, she said, she 'missed out a very important detail' in her speech.
As per reports, Meghan gave a speech at the University of the South Pacific's Suva campus in Fiji, where she discussed the challenges of funding further education. The Duchess also admitted that in her college years, she heavily relied upon "scholarships and financial aid programmes" to get through her university degree.
In her scathing tweet, Samantha wrote, "Dad paid her college tuition! She forgot the most important part of her speech and there are receipts to prove it. I love my sister but this is ridiculous. You can't lie like this, Meg! Delusionally absurd."
My tweet was not deleted. My sister was able to afford attending the University only because our father paid her tuition completely. There was no scholarship, no grant, or financial aid program involved. The speech was a lie— Samantha Markle (@SammyMarkle64) October 25, 2018
In her speech, the Duchess of Sussex told the university students, "I am also fully aware of the challenges of being able to afford this level of schooling for many people around the world – myself included." She added, "It was through scholarships, financial aid programmes and work-study where my earnings from a job on campus went directly towards my tuition - that I was able to attend university. And, without question, it was worth every effort."
However, Samantha seems to be quite adamant on proving the fact that their father, Thomas Markle, paid for all of Meghan's college fees. As few would know, Thomas Sr. worked as an Emmy-award winning lighting director on hit US TV shows such as 'General Hospital' and 'Married With Children' before retiring to Mexico eight years ago.
In one of his interviews with the Daily Mail, Thomas told the media outlet how Meghan was sent to exclusive private schools from kindergarten onwards and he paid for her $30,000 (£23,000)-a-year tuition at Northwestern University, Illinois, with $750,000 winnings from a lottery. He added that he also funded a lot of Meghan's foreign trips on holidays, including a trip to Britain, where Meghan was pictured posing outside the Buckingham Palace.
But Meghan seems to remember a different story of her childhood altogether. She said in her speech, "As a university graduate, I know the personal feeling of pride and excitement that comes with attending university. From the moment you receive your acceptance letter, to the exams you spend countless late nights studying for, the lifelong friendships you make with your fellow alumni, and the moment you receive your diploma."
"The journey of higher education is an incredible, impactful and pivotal one. Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly the education they have the right to receive. And for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital. Providing them with access to education is the key to economic and social development. Because when girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures, not only for themselves but also for those around them."