Members of Meghan Markle’s family have been notoriously (and controversially) outspoken ever since the former Suits actress first came into the spotlight for her romance with Prince Harry.
Now one relative is trying to make amends — sort of.
Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, recently traveled to England to appear on the British show Jeremy Vine. During her appearance, she expressed regret at how much things had deteriorated over the course of the last year. She expressed her hopes for moving past all of this, though not without pointing the blame back at Meghan and Harry when explaining why there was so much animosity on her family’s end.
“There is so much water under the bridge and so much has spun out of control that was never intended to. I think everybody 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 and we all just agreed to move forward with positive resolve, and the hurt feelings wouldn’t have snowballed,” the elder sister told the host when he asked what she wanted Meghan to hear. “But, 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.”
Despite her apology, callers phoned in to criticize the way Samantha had conducted herself leading up to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. In response, Samantha said that much of what people read in the tabloids about what she’s said is “not true,” and that the media has left out “favorable things” she has said about Meghan in favor of perpetuating only the negative things she’s voiced.
While Samantha might be sincere, we can’t help but wonder whether a privately delivered apology (like a letter) might not have gone over a bit better than this.
Check out the video below to hear Samantha’s apology and to learn more about Meghan’s family drama.
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