ROYAL LIFESTYLE

Samantha Markle Says Meghan's Decision To Step Back From Royal Life Is A "Slap In The Face"

January 10, 2020

Samantha Markle is back! And she has even more to say. This time around, she's coming for Meghan and Harry over their decision to step back from being senior members of the royal family.

Samantha vs Meghan Markle

When any Samantha Markle latest news comes up, it almost a guarantee that she has something to say about the royals, especially her half-sister, Meghan.

Ever since Harry and Meghan confirmed their relationship, Samantha has expressed many views about her younger sibling. It gets even more dramatic considering that she usually flips the script depending on her mood. She may drop a scathing remark about Meghan this minute and say something positive about her the next.

One example that comes to mind was how Samantha publicly apologized to Meghan after baby Archie was born in May 2019. At the time, she urged the Duchess to consider embracing her family and even cautioned people against saying anything negative about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Then, three months later, as Meghan prepares to celebrate her 38th birthday, Samantha slammed her, calling her "shameful" and claimed the Duchess was a "disgrace to the Markle family name."

That's quite a turnaround, isn't it? Based on this, people expected that she would have plenty to say after Harry and Meghan announced that they were taking a step back from their role as "senior" members of the royal family. They were not wrong.

Royal sister reacts

In response to the announcement, Samantha told Inside Edition that she considers Meghan and Harry's decision to be a "slap in the face."

She went on to say:

I think what is shocking is the lack of consideration for the people involved, the British royal family.

Samantha also considered it "ridiculous" that Harry and Meghan are expressing a need to have a quiet life. In Samantha's opinion, they got what they wanted as she felt that if Meghan especially, didn't want to get so much attention, she could have cut down on her public exposure.

Thomas isn't happy either

We can safely guess that the overall feeling of the Markle family in reaction to the Sussex's announcement is that of disapproval. Meghan's dad, Thomas, told UsWeekly that he was "disappointed" about the whole thing.

It doesn't exactly come as a shock that Samantha and Thomas aren't 'team Meghan' on this issue. Here are some of the things they have said about the Duchess.

  • A few days after the royal wedding in 2018, Samantha told TheSun that she considered it to be inappropriate that there was no acknowledgment of Thomas Markle who was hospitalized during the wedding.
  • On Twitter, Samantha has lashed out on her half-sister several times, even referring to her as "Cruella Deville" and "Witchy Poo."
  • Meghan's father has also stated that she felt disrespected by the Duke and Duchess concerning how they reacted to his heart attack around the time of the royal wedding.
  • He also once revealed to the DailMail that he was tired of being shut out of his daughter and her husband's lives.

When it comes to Meghan's life, Thomas and Samantha are pretty outspoken. While Meghan's mother often remains lowkey and barely makes public statements, the Duchess' dad and half-sister go the opposite route. But one thing that's now clear is that Meghan is no longer letting people's opinions determine her actions.

She and her husband have bravely made decisions and forge forward in spite of negativity. They seem to be more focused on their own happiness than what others think, which is admirable.

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