"It doesn’t mean we love you any less": Samantha Markle issues grovelling apology to Meghan after being slammed on TV
Samantha Markle is hoping to patch things up with her half-sister the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, her husband Prince Harry, and the royal family while she's in the UK
Samantha Markle, the half-sister of Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, seems to have had a change of heart as she decided to issue a public apology for her past comments about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
On Monday, 53-year-old Samantha made an appearance on the UK talk show 'Jeremy Vine' and said, "There is so much water under the bridge and so much has spun out of control that was never intended to. I think everybody [in our family] was hurt at not being included or invited to the wedding, but I felt as though it could have all been nipped in the bud had everyone been included. We all just agreed to move forward with positive resolve and the hurt feelings wouldn’t have snowballed".
She then directly addressed Meghan and continued, "Believe it or not, it doesn’t mean that we love you any less. I just think that families can be this way when there’s confusion and when people are hurt. So moving forward, I apologize and I wish things could be different".
In an earlier interview, Samantha had revealed that she had gone to Buckingham Palace but had stayed outside and has not seen or spoken to Meghan Markle in many years. After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding, Samantha has taken to social media to call Meghan "Cruella de Vil" and the "Duch-ass". Earlier, appearing on 'Good Morning Britain', she had said that she is "cashing in" on Meghan's fame.
Meghan also had issues with her and Samantha's father Thomas Markle and he was caught red-handed staging photos for the paparazzi ahead of Meghan's wedding. Thomas Markle also compared the royal family to 'a cult'.
A source told US Weekly, "Meghan is absolutely broken by the drama with her father. There’s no way she can have a relationship with him or even reach out to him to stop him from speaking. She knows he’ll record the conversation and sell it. She has high anxiety wondering if this will go on forever".
Samantha described her father's health and said that he is unwell and that his breathing is "challenged". She went on to add that she would like Thomas to come to the UK and visit his daughter. "I would love for him to come here. I was hoping they would whisk him over on a private plane (for the wedding). I think they were also concerned with his health but I think if things would have gone differently it would’ve been better for his heath hand better for her," she added.
"I don’t think it was intentional, they didn’t understand what was going on and it had a horrible reciprocal effect. The hurt feelings continued," she added.
When asked about the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry, she called him a "true gentlemen" and also added that she is happy for the couple. "Harry is a such a gentleman and so savvy. I would say she has found her prince. As my little sister and being older I think 'When I get older and pass away will your kids and siblings be in good hands?' And I’m very thankful that she’s in good hands. So I couldn’t ask for more," she continued.
Jeremy asked Samantha about being jealous of Meghan due to her success as a top American actress and also because she married a prince to which Samantha replied, "Jealously? I hear that, and it’s strange... It doesn’t really make sense. I’m so much older than she is and I had my opportunities and made my choices. You love your siblings and want them to do well. I was more hurt for my father. I was broken-hearted by the way things turned out. At the end of the day, people are people that’s the way I’ve always seen it, as long as she’s happy that was what we wanted".