https://knewz.com-Samantha Markle, who is the duchess’ notoriously outspoken half-sister, has endlessly trashed her in the press and recently published a tell-all memoir
Ever the thorn in Meghan Markle’s side, the duchess’ estranged half-sister Samantha Markle has claimed that in the wake of her and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah, the couple is headed for divorce, The Sun reports.
The half sisters’ father, Thomas Markle, divorced Samantha’s mother and then married Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, only to divorce her as well. The Duchess of Sussex has been estranged from her sister for many years and from her father since he began betraying her to the tabloid media during the run-up to her May 2018 wedding to Harry.
Samantha Markle, who has been divorced twice and whose current husband was arrested for abusing her, recently published a dishy tell-all takedown of her half-sister Meghan with the incendiary title “The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister: A Memoir, Part One.”
Now Samantha Markle has baselessly claimed that her sister Meghan and her husband of nearly three years will head for divorce unless they undergo “extensive counseling.”
There is no evidence to suggest Meghan and Harry are heading for divorce, with the Duchess telling Oprah how happy the pair were during their interview last week. But half-sister Samantha, who shares dad Thomas Markle with Meghan, told TMZ: “I see it ending in divorce.
“Unless they get extensive counselling and can agree to work on being honest,” Samantha said of her half-sister Meghan’s chances of avoiding what would be a second divorce, “to work on apologies to everyone that they’ve damaged in the course of this bull in a China shop, two-year spiel.”
Samantha, who along with her father has been relentless in her attacks against her sister in the press, continued in her prediction of Meghan Markle’s divorce likelihood: “Nothing about this has been honest and the damage to the royals has been massive – especially now.”
During her sit-down with Oprah, Meghan Markle reported that she has been effectively divorced from her half-sister for decades. Samantha later disputed this account, saying that the two had been in touch in 2008.
The Daily Mail reports that Samantha insisted that Meghan and Harry should go on an “apology tour” after they accused the royal family of racism during their interview.
Samantha, who has accused Meghan of having ‘narcissistic personality disorder’, also claimed that she ‘did a lot of damage’ to their father Thomas Markle and called on her half-sister to make a public apology to him.
In her interview about her half-sister Meghan with TMZ, Samantha Markle said of Harry’s possible thoughts on getting divorced: Maybe he’s already questioning it, he has to be if he has a functioning frontal lobe.”
Samantha then quipped, “Come on, he’s not 12.”
She continued: “What man would be happy or comfortable like that? And the minute I believe he starts dissenting or pulling back from her, I think it can get nasty unless he has a really good lawyer or they have really good counsellors.”
The Express cites a royal expert who insisted on the Pod Save the Queen podcast that if Buckingham Palace doesn’t clean house and deal with what Meghan suggested was systemic racism, then the duchess will leverage her relationship with Oprah to issue further damaging claims about the House of Windsor.
Pod Save the Queen is hosted by Ann Gripper and features Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers. Mr Myers said it will be “very interesting” to see how Meghan’s claim about comments made about her baby’s skin colour is dealt with.
“I think that really relates to the Queen’s statement ‒ ‘recollections may vary’ ‒ that’s going to be very, very interesting to see how that is dealt with,” Myers said.
“Because if that does become an issue and Harry and Meghan either don’t get an apology privately or they are not satisfied with the way that internal investigation ‒ if we can call it that ‒ goes, then I have no doubt that they’ll hit the nuclear button again. They’ll be straight on the phone to Oprah or Gayle King and they’ll be doing more interviews.”
The Mirror reports that in her diatribe about her half-sister Meghan, during which she insisted that the duchess is headed for divorce, Samantha Markle addressed the question of what it would take for reconciliation to occur in their disastrously fractured family.
“She would have to apologise,” Samantha said. “A public apology, god, I know would be like getting blood from a rock, but she did a lot of public damage with her dishonesty and her manipulation, domination and control.”
“I really feel like this thing was so orchestrated that she needs to unravel the damage. She did a lot of damage to a man who gave her an incredible life. So hurtful, so wrong. She would need to make the first mood and you know, parents are always unconditionally loving, but my god she really hurt him.”