Samantha Markle says Meghan ‘ripped through royal family like a tornado’
20 January 2020, 14:27 | Updated: 20 January 2020, 14:31
Meghan Markle's half sister Samantha has said the former actress had ripped through the royal family 'like a tornado' after her wedding to Prince Harry.
In a comment piece for The Sun, Samantha Markle shared in full her views on so-called 'Megxit,' following Harry and Meghan's decision to leave the royal family, losing their HRH status and access to public funds.
Samantha wrote: "There is no doubt that the decision of Prince Harry and Meghan to quit their duties so soon after their fairytale wedding has done great harm.
"It would have been better if discord had never been sown.
"Meghan knew the social requirements of joining the Royal Family. She should have asked herself if she was willing and able to behave in accordance with the expectations."
Samantha continued: “Meghan’s behaviour has so far not been diplomatic. A diplomat wouldn’t fall out with her own family.
"Her friends leaked negative comments about the “toxic” Royal Family. She also allowed damage to be done against our family via friends and PR advisers.
"She watched the media taunt and torture my dad, never springing to his defence like a true humanitarian would.
"Thomas was an incredible dad. He paid every penny of her education and cared greatly for her.
"He is now frail, with a heart condition. He doesn’t have a PR team to spin him a good story.
"The Queen, at 93, shouldn’t have had to face the stress of seeing her family torn apart.
"Meghan hasn’t stepped forward to minimise the damage."
Yesterday Meghan's father Thomas spoke out for the first time following Harry and Meghan's decision to step back from the royal family.
He described the couple as 'lost souls' in powerful words spoken to a Channel 5 documentary crew.