Samantha Markle, the half-sister of Meghan Markle who spent most of this year with loud insults from the new Duchess of Sussex, apologized for her behavior on British TV Monday, but blamed her for not being invited to the princely wedding of her sister in May.
"I apologize and wish that things could be different," Markle said softly Jeremy Vine on Channel 5 talk show.
Markle, 53, who lives in Florida and uses a wheelchair as a result of multiple sclerosis, said she arrived in Britain on Saturday in the hope of meeting or speaking with Meghan, 37, her half-sister with whom she shares a father.
"I do not think this will happen," she told Vine.
Vine posted several clips from the interview on Twitter, in which he quoted Samantha Markle, who said that the past year of public resentment expressed by Markle's family against Meghan, Harry and the royal family could be avoided if those family members were invited to the wedding of May 19th at Windsor Castle.
Markle told Vine that she had gone to Buckingham Palace on Sunday, but had no way to contact her sister. Meghan does not live in that palace, she and Harry live nearly three kilometers away in Kensington Palace. (And they spend some weekends in their outside residence outside of London.)
When Vine asked her what message she wanted to convey to Meghan, Markle suggested that Meghan was to blame for the "pain" that her Markle family felt.
"I would only say that there is so much water under the bridge and that so much has gone out of hand that it was never the intention," she said. "I think everyone was hurt or not invited to the wedding, but I felt like it had all been nipped in the bud when everyone was taken … The hurt feelings would not have had a snowball effect …"
But, she added, the family still cares about Meghan.
"Believe it or not, it does not mean we love you less, I just think that families can be this way when there is confusion and people get hurt," she said. "So forward, sorry and wish that things could be different."
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Markle has much to apologize for: she and her sister were largely alienated before Meghan's engagement with Harry was announced in November 2017, and the relationships did not improve afterwards. In recent months she has publicly labeled Meghan such epithets as & # 39; DuchAss & # 39 ;, & # 39; Cruella de Vil & # 39; and & # 39; Princess Pushy & # 39;
Samantha Markle, half sister of Duchess Meghan of Sussex, the former Meghan Markle, taken from Fox special "Meghan Markle: An American Princess" from May 2018. (Photo: FOX)
It was part of a poisonous wave of criticism that she poured out on Twitter and during several gigs on British TV, in which she bitterly expressed the wedding shot and her claim that their father, Thomas Markle Sr., was ill-treated by the royal family.
Her father has also taken several critical interviews since the wedding, complaining that he was unable to talk to Meghan and that the "cult-like" royal family "avoided" him.
Meghan & # 39; s father used to be invited and planned to walk Meghan down the aisle but canceled at the last minute because he said he was too sick to travel after a sudden heart operation. His decision followed days of indecision after a shameful blow about his participation in photographed paparazzi photos of himself preparing for the wedding.
Since then, Samantha Markle has repeatedly attacked her sister because she reportedly ignored her father's health and refused to talk to him. She defended her behavior by blaming the media.
"(My father) was deliberately ignored," she said Monday. "We hoped that private channels would be used. When they failed, we went to the audience. I was more interested in the media."
The Vine interview also included call-ins for viewers and some of them were critical of Markle. One caller told Markle that she was so concerned about her father, why she is not with him instead of coming to your sister STALKEN & # 39 ;.
"All we've seen is the hatred you spit out to your sister," a caller said. "If you really liked your sister, I think this should have been done privately, not on social media."
Markle replied that she is the victim of the tabloid media.
"Most of what you read in the tabloids is not true, there is no" bashing "and" slamming "that are words that use tabloids," she said. "What people do not remember, there are so many times that I said favorable things in live interviews and they were not printed."
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