She’s been plagued by awful comments from members of the Markle side of her family since she started dating Prince Harry.
But in August last year, Meghan Markle fought back with a scathing five-page letter to her father, Thomas Markle, begging him to stop exploiting her relationship with her husband for his personal gain.
In the letter, which was published by The Mail on Sunday, the Duchess of Sussex also spoke about the stream of interviews her half-sister, Samantha Markle, has given since Meghan joined the royal family.
“On a daily basis you fixated and clicked on the lies they were writing about me, especially those manufactured by your other daughter, who I barely know,” Meghan wrote in a letter to her father.
“You watched me silently suffer at the hands of your vicious lies. I crumbled inside.”
The former Suits actress and her half-sister Samantha haven’t spoken for the past ten years.
Samantha has publicly called her a “self-obsessed” social climber and is currently in the process of writing a book called ‘In the Shadows of the Duchess’, which will apparently be released in April, the same month Meghan is due to welcome her first child.
It’s claimed by the Daily Mail that the Duchess burst into tears when she heard of Samantha’s plans to put pen to paper, as she thought she was being ‘taken advantage of’.
Meghan, who married Harry in May, went on to say that her heart was crushed ’into a million pieces’ by her father’s public interviews.
“Not simply because you have manufactured such unnecessary and unwarranted pain, but by making the choice to not tell the truth as you are puppeteered in this. Something I will never understand,” she wrote.
The letter also detailed how Meghan and Harry tried to reach out to her father during the week of her wedding, with Meghan claiming that she only heard about Thomas’ heart-attack through the press.
The former actress claimed her father ignored her calls and messages at the time, and even ignored speaking to a royal staffer who was sent to his home.
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