Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha accuses duchess of using 'depression as an excuse to treat people like dishrags'

MEGHAN Markle's half-sister Samantha has accused the duchess of using "depression as an excuse to treat people like dishrags."

The 56-year-old made the bold comments following the release of an exclusive two-hour tell-all interview between Markle, Prince Harry and Oprah that aired on Sunday night.


Meghan told Oprah how life as a royal became unbearable and she "didn't want to be alive anymore."

The Duchess of Sussex, 39, said she begged for help but was told she would not be able to seek help as it "wouldn't be good for the institution."

Breaking down in tears, she said: "I just didn't see a solution. I didn't want to be alive anymore."

However, in an interview with Inside Edition, her half-sister accused Markle of using her mental illness as an excuse.

"Depression is not an excuse for treating people like dishrags and disposing of them," Samantha said.

However, in newly released footage, when Oprah asked Meghan about Samantha's tell-all book, The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister, the Duchess said: "I think it would be very hard to tell all when you don't know me."

Meghan also claimed that she was raised as an "only child" and that she hadn't seen her half-sister in nearly 20 years.

Samantha has since insisted that Meghan's comments could not be further from the truth.

"I don't know how she can say I don't know her and she was an only child," Samantha told the outlet.

"We've got photographs over a lifespan of us together. So how can she not know me?"

The 56-year-old shared images of herself with her half-sister at different stages throughout their lives, the most recent from 2008.

Meghan also claimed that Samantha had only changed her surname back to Markle after Meghan began dating Harry, suggesting she wanted to capitalise on the interest in the family.


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"She changed her last name back to Markle… only when I started dating Harry," the expectant mum said.

"So I think that says enough."

Samantha refuted Meghan's claim and insisted that she had changed her name in 1997 showing Inside Edition her college diploma that shows: "Samantha M. Markle".

"I was a Markle before she was," Samantha said.

"I thought that was kind of weird that she would say I only changed my name back when she met Harry.

"Markle has always been my name."

The feud between both sisters began when bitter Samantha hit out at her famous half-sister after her romance with Prince Harry was revealed, branding her a "social climber" who is "not fit to be a royal".

Since then, she has repeatedly laid into Meghan after being snubbed from the royal wedding.

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