She’s Back! Meghan Markle‘s half-sister, Samantha Markle, has returned to one of her favorite activities — taking part in paid interviews to bash The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
This week, Samantha sat down for a virtual conversation with Dan Wootton on the UK’s talkRADIO.
She had a lot to say about Meghan and Prince Harry‘s controversial photo op in a California cemetery on Remembrance Day.
Harry and his wife decided to lay flowers and wreaths at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in honor of Remembrance Day after the royal family declined to let them participate in a memorial service in London while far away.
The somber photos of the royal couple were captured by Lee Morgan, a famous celebrity fashion photographer who has worked with Kanye West and Vogue.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were heavily criticized for releasing their tribute photos by many, and now Samantha is piling on.
Samantha called Meghan a hypocrite for bashing their father, Thomas Markle, for staging paparazzi photos in 2018, and now she is pulling her own PR stunt.
Samantha called the gesture an “exploitative photo opportunity” and added: “Well, don’t get me started on the concept of photo scandals because allegedly, that was the reason she disowned our father.”
Samantha went on to say: “So I was a bit shocked to see that on such an important topic — Remembrance and gratitude towards so many who have sacrificed their lives so we can live as we do today, as Harry said — that an exploitative photo opportunity would show gratitude over fallen heroes.”
After criticizing the couple, she decided to share her thoughts on their baby boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor whom she has never met.
Samantha lamented about not seeing the child by saying: “Archie has become somewhat of a phantom in the eyes of everybody because he must be walking now, and he wasn’t present at the memorial. I think the world hopes for the best for him, but I can’t address it now because we haven’t seen him, and I don’t know that we will, sadly.”
Representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not address the scandal, but a source close to them defended the images by saying this to The Sun: “If you listen to the podcast that he did at the weekend, he talks about wearing the poppy and wanting to recognize Remembrance Sunday, not only for all those people historically but also for the people he knew that he lost.”
The source added: “I don’t think that’s someone who does something like Remembrance Sunday as a publicity stunt. It’s probably not surprising that having served on the front line, having done tours of duty, having been in the military for 10 years, having created [the] Invictus [Games], supported Walking with the Wounded and all others, that the military community, the military family is probably one of the most important things to the duke, and will always be so.”
Observers say that Meghan and Harry are good with the media.