Detectives place Meghan Markle's sister Samantha on a 'fixated persons' list for posing a reputation risk to the royal family
Meghan's protection officers have also briefed Scotland Yard detectives about the damage to the Royal Family's image that has been caused by Samantha
Meghan Markle's half-sister, Samantha Markle, has been put on a 'Fixated Persons' list over the risks she poses of embarrassing the Royal Family, according to a new report. Samantha, a Florida resident, has been involved in making a string of public rants about members of the Royal Family, especially the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
It is being reported that Meghan's protection officers have also briefed Scotland Yard detectives about the damage to the Royal Family's image that has been caused by Samantha, ever since she was not invited to Meghan and Prince Harry's grand wedding celebration in May, earlier this year.
It was earlier in the month that the pregnant Duchess' half-sister wrote her a letter for Christmas, which she, instead of sending to her sister directly, chose to make public through a British tabloid. The letter was basically a message for Meghan telling her the 'time was now' to 'end the rift' with her estranged father Thomas.
In the card, Samantha wrote: "This is not meant to be formal. The holidays are a time for family and are sentimental. As you know, dad has been trying to contact you and is very hurt because you are avoiding him." She continued, "Life is short and you know dad is wonderful. Please give him joy in his last years by showing that you love him. The time is NOW. Please think about this." Samantha signed off the letter with the words: "Your sister, Samantha."
Samantha, who has a new book coming out approximately at the same time when the pregnant Duchess is due, also told tabloids later, "Dad could die before next Christmas. I’m hoping that won’t be the case, but it would be tragic and sad if he doesn’t get to be around to resolve this." She added, "I think Meg would harbor a lot of regret if this was his last Christmas alive and she didn’t reach out and make things right."
Meanwhile, Scotland Yard's Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC) is a police unit which works with the NHS to identify risks posed by individuals who stalk or harass public figures. A Scotland Yard source said, "Someone like Samantha presents a risk rather than a threat. She is not committing criminal offenses, but she is causing concerns for the Royal Family."
Continuing, the source said, "There is big potential for some major embarrassment for the Royals. Samantha could make a scene and create headlines with her actions — and let's face it she's kind of already done that." The source added that the FTAC would have been informed by the Duchess about Samantha's "pattern of unwanted and persistent behavior".
On seeing the news about herself, Samantha quickly worded out her response on Twitter: "This is ridiculous as I’m in an electric wheelchair and I live on a different continent LOL and advocating for doing the right thing by our dad is hardly fixation."