Does Samantha Markle Regret Treating Meghan Markle So Badly?

Meghan Markle has dealt with an overwhelming amount of family drama, ever since the unveiling of her relationship with Prince Harry. Her half-sister, Samantha Markle, has been a particular thorn in Meghan Markle’s side and has at times waged open war with her through the press and tabloids.

With Meghan Markle making front-page headlines following the arrival of her and Prince Harry’s new baby, it seems like Samantha Markle might be finally trying to make amends for her past behavior, but is it too little, too late?

The Markle family drama

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex | Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Like many people all over the world, Meghan Markle is estranged from certain members of her family. These relatives include her father, Thomas Markle, and her half-sister Samantha Markle (they share the same father, but have different mothers).

Meghan Markle is said to have been distant from these relatives for a number of years and mainly leans on her mother for support and company. However, once it was revealed that Meghan Markle was dating Prince Harry, her estranged relatives came out of the woodwork.

Samantha Markle launched a press tirade against her sister, posting frequently on social media about how Meghan Markle is stuck-up, an opportunist, and only concerned with furthering her career.

Samantha Markle has called Meghan Markle out for not contacting their father more than what she does and has even blamed the Duchess of Sussex for being the direct cause of Thomas Markle’s health problems. She is even rumored to be working on a “tell-all” book about Meghan Markle, release date unknown. 

Samantha Markle has called Meghan Markle names

Samantha Markle’s relentless pursuit to drag her sister through the mud hasn’t entirely worked out in her favor. To make matters even more complicated, Samantha Markle often backtracks on her statements and says that she would like to have a better relationship with her sister. These times of repentance are usually followed by another rant, and recent events were no exception.

Recently, Samantha Markle spoke out during an interview with a British reporter and said that while she’s very happy for her sister and Prince Harry, she believes it is time for Meghan Markle to reach out to distant family and extend the olive branch.

She claimed that it is time for Markle to do “the right thing,” and make amends with the family that she has in the United States.

The reporter didn’t let Samantha Markle off the hook so easily and referred to the time that the older woman called Meghan Markle a “Duch-ass” in an interview. While Markle did say that she regretted saying that, she didn’t actually seem terribly repentant. In fact, she blamed the name-calling on her past in broadcast radio, saying that she’s always been a bit “boisterous.” 

Will they fix their relationship?

At this point in time, Meghan Markle likely has too much on her plate to try and mend fences with Samantha Markle and the rest of her distant relatives. With the recent arrival of baby Archie Harrison, Markle will most definitely be focusing on the exhausting, intense days of new motherhood.

As for Samantha Markle, it’s difficult to say whether she truly regrets how she has treated her sister over the past several years. While it is entirely possible that she is experiencing sadness as she watches the news reports featuring the glowing new family, she could also just be seeking attention – and based on her past behavior, that is an entirely likely scenario.

No matter what the future holds for the Markle family, hopefully, they will all find some way to peacefully co-exist – whether that involves rekindling shaky relationships or moving forward on their own merits.