In recent years, the relationship between the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, and her half-sister Samantha Markle has deteriorated. Her half-sister recently decided to address her claims of not having a real family until she got married. Samantha Markle also suggested why the Suits star feels like she did not have a nice family while growing up.
Samantha Markle even sued her half-sister earlier this year for damaging her reputation specifically in her 2021 bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. In the interview, the Duchess of Sussex claimed that she was an “only child” but the two share the same father.
Samantha Markle thinks Meghan Markle has a “Cinderella complex“
Samantha Markle appeared in an interview with host and royal commentator Patricia Demetriou and co-host Paula Matanovich. In the interview, she gave an update on her life and also talked about her half-sister, Meghan Markle.
In the past, it has been implied by the Duchess of Sussex that she did not have a healthy relationship with her family. Paula Matanovich then asked her to comment on this statement. Samantha Markle replied,
“Not only do recollections vary, but motives and coping strategies vary. When we look at [Meghan’s ex-husband’s family], when we look at the royals, when we look at our family, there are people who have Cinderella complexes. When we’re kids, we read fairy tales that I think can be damaging when they’re not calibrated by reality.”
Meghan Markle’s ex-husband, Trevor Engelson, once said that she finally got the family she never had after they were married and even Prince Harry said the same thing when she married him.
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Samantha Markle revealed that they had a nice, supportive family
Samantha Markle further revealed that Meghan Markle had a lot of family members who, despite living far away, were very supportive of what she did. She says her half-sister probably has a different idea of what a family should look like. She said,
“Some people fixate on those unrealistic ideas of what their life should look like. It’s important to keep your expectations of self and others realistic so that they don’t become demands of self and others, and that applies to family as well. Perhaps she had an idea of what a family should look like, whether it was created in her mind or in storybooks. And to demand that everyone fit a mold.”
It was again implied that the Duchess of Sussex lives in a “fantasy world” and suggested that she could get “sympathy, protection, and nurturing” from her “new” families.
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Samantha Markle thinks her sister is playing the victim
Meghan Markle’s half-sister further added that she has never done anything to fix her relationship with her family. She thinks it is best to come up with solutions rather than “behave like a victim.” She said,
“When we talk about family unity, whether it was back then or now, she is fully capable, as any member of any family is. If you feel like you want a large, more cohesive family, you have an integral responsibility to contribute to that happening.”
Samantha Markle also sued her half-sister this year for damaging her reputation in her 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey. She accused the Duchess of Sussex of lying about being the “only child” in the interview as the two share the same father.