Since Meghan Markel became royalty early this year, she has had a lot of family interference with her peace of mind as a new bride.
The Duchess of Sussex’s estranged half-sister Samantha Markle has been at the forefront of her family’s new trade of embarrassing Meghan and making money out of it.
The self-imposes Markel family spokesperson said during an interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain in July that “Let’s face it—we all have to survive. Money makes the world go round, so if you want to call that cashing in, that’s fine, but I think no one in media would refuse a paycheck for talking about the royals and, as a family, we’re not subject to royal protocol.”
The above statement was an attempt by Samantha to defend her family’s several efforts to generate money from Meghan’s new status as a member of the British royal family. The different schemes of the Samantha Markle, Meghan’s father Thomas Markle, and Meghan’s nephew Tyler Dooley has been paying off well as the trio has been cashing in big time.
The distance between these family members and Meghan is gradually becoming more extensive, as they have deliberately refused to stop fueling the media frenzy flame they created at every attempt they make to fetch cash out of what they believe to be negative publicity for Meghan.
Back in April last year, the rest of the world had the first tip that the Markle family might not have a good relationship with the royal family even before Meghan got engaged to Prince Harry.
At the time, Samantha Markle was still identified by the name of Samantha Grant. The change of the last name was due to the realisation that having the same last name as her estranged sibling would be great for business. Sam announced to the UK daily star during an exclusive interview that she was planning to publish a tell-all book which she chooses to title The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.
The self-acclaimed former actress and model who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis back in 2008 told the UK daily during the interview that “Maybe when Meghan is more mature and reads the book she’ll understand. Some of it she won’t like, some of it she might.”
Immediately after the interview, Samantha’s biological mother Roslyn, who Sam has avoided for years, spoke up in defence of Meghan. The mother said whatever it was that Samantha said or intends to publish in the book is nothing but lies and an attempt to cash in on her step sister’s fast-rising popularity.
“Samantha has been dogging her for years,” Roslyn said of her daughter’s behaviour towards her stepsister, the then-future Duchess of Sussex. “Everything she has said about her is a lie.”
Ever since Samantha’s first appearance she has continued to appear on British media as she relentlessly makes new appearances that repeatedly contradicts how she speaks about the Duchess on different social media platforms.
Sam told Jeremy Vine of Channel 5 just last week, in an attempt to explain her different embarrassing shots at making Meghan look bad, as pointers to her “quick wit” and also the result of previously working “in broadcasting and radio for a while, and I have always been a bit boisterous.”
In spite of Samantha’s claims that her many appearances are only an attempt to reconcile Meghan and her father, her antics so far has been working against her.
Samantha has scripted several false stories to tease the media including a juicy one of possibly making an appearance on celebrity big brother. She has shown up on a few occasions in front of the Buckingham Palace and the Kensington Palace in hope for photo privileges. She has also employed the permanent service of a media publicist who is doing an impeccable job of issuing threats on social media on behalf of his employer.
The fame-hungry half-sister of the Duchess is still writing her book and goes about making statements such as “I worked in media most of my life and in broadcasting, so because my sister is suddenly royal isn’t grounds for me to stop doing all of that,” she mention in July, in spite of the fact that there is little evidence to support her supposed so-called resume. “For someone to say, ‘Oh you shouldn’t take any money. You should turn down a paycheck,’ well, go tell your boss you don’t want a paycheck for interviewing me because that’s cashing in.”
While Samantha has occupied the front row when it comes to “cashing in”, she isn’t to the only member of her family who is enjoying the spoils of Meghan’s new status. Just a few days before the royal wedding that had the rest of the world talking, Meghan’s dad dealt her a major blow as he staged what appeared to be a paparazzi photos that caught him unaware as he views pictures of his daughter and Prince Harry in a public internet cafe.
Samantha later took the blame for that one saying during an appearance on the ITV talk show Loose Women in May that “As we know the media can take very unflattering photographs of people on their casual days and blow it way out of proportion. I said, ‘You know, the world has no idea you’re getting in shape, doing healthy things. They don’t photograph you buying vegetables and PH water. They photograph you as unflattering ways as they can. I said, ‘Really, you need to show the world that you’re getting in shape and doing great healthy things.’ So, I suggested it.”
She later added that her dad didn’t earn so much cash from the pictures saying: “He was turning down $50,000 interviews—so clearly, money was not the goal. And the small amount of money that he received—1,500 Pounds—the photographers made the money, not my father.”
Even though Prince Harry had told Meghan’s dad to avoid saying anything to the media, he did the exact opposite as he booked an exclusive interview with Piers Morgan and continued to talk to other members of the press.
As if Meghan’s father and sister are not doing enough damage, her nephew Tyler Doodley who is a son to her half-brother Thomas Markle Jr has joined the train.
The 25year old recently auditioned for the upcoming MTV reality show called the royal world, which according to the press release “invited a group of royals and aristocrats to live together in the English countryside and filmed their every move in an attempt to find out what it is really like to be young and royal.”
According to the press release for the show scheduled to air on 180 territories outside the united states from the 7th of November “Dooley considers Meghan to have been more like a sister to him growing up, and is set to make a royal impact as he sets the record surrounding his family straight,”
Doodley’s bio on the press release reveals that he already got a spot on the show and will be entering the royal house with the aim to prove a point.
We are members of a society where money is everything, and everyone will cease the opportunity to acquire an extra source of income. The Markles have proven that they are ready to squeeze out every dime they can get from Meghan’s New status.