Megan Markle

Megan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has been add odds with her father and half-sister for some time. Image: BANG Showbiz

Samantha Markle fires back at half-sister Meghan over Oprah interview

Samantha Markle has hit back at her half-sister the Duchess of Sussex, accusing Meghan of “treating people like dishrags”, among other claims.

Megan Markle

Megan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has been add odds with her father and half-sister for some time. Image: BANG Showbiz

Following the couple’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Samantha Markle has also hit back at Meghan’s claims that she, Samantha, only changed her surname from Grant back to Markle when Meghan started dating Harry.

Additionally, she has questioned how Meghan could say she “doesn’t really know” her, Samantha.

Meghan’s 56-year-old half-sister insisted this week that “the truth was totally ignored and omitted” in Harry and Meghan’s tell-all interview with the US talk-show host.

Samantha Markle’s tell-all book about Meghan

When asked about Samantha Markle’s “tell-all book”, The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister, Meghan told Oprah: “I think it would be very hard to tell all when you don’t know me.

“This is a very different situation than my dad, right. When you talk about betrayal, betrayal comes from someone that you have a relationship with. I don’t feel comfortable talking about people that I really don’t know,” Meghan said.

‘We’ve got photographs over a lifespan of us together’

But Samantha Markle has now told Inside Edition: “I don’t know how she can say I don’t know her and she was an only child.

“We’ve got photographs over a lifespan of us together. So how can she not know me?” Samantha said.

Meghan also claimed Samantha only changed her name back to Markle when she started seeing Harry.

Meghan said: “She changed her last name back to Markle… only when I started dating Harry. So I think that says enough. The last time I saw her must have been at least 18 or 19 years ago, and before that 10 years before that.”

Samantha Markle: ‘I was a Markle before Meghan’

But Samantha — who has the same father as Meghan, Thomas Markle — said: “I was a Markle before she was.”

Meghan’s relationship with her father is as fractured as the one with her half-sister. Harry, also, is barely on speaking terms with his father, Queen Elizabeth’s heir apparent Prince Charles, and brother, Prince William.

“I thought that was kind of weird that she would say I only changed my name back when she met Harry. Markle has always been my name,” Samantha Markle said.

She added: “Depression is not an excuse for treating people like dishrags and disposing of them.”

During the interview with Oprah, Meghan said at the height of her unhappiness in the royal fold she had contemplated suicide. Both she and Harry said in the interview that they had felt a lack of support from the royal institution, which was among the biggest factors for their relocation to North America with their young son, Archie.

The couple are expecting a second child, revealed in the Oprah interview to be daughter.

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