Samantha Markle responds to claims she's 'cashing in' on half-sister Meghan's royal life

Olivia Morris
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Another day, another Markle speaking out against the Duchess of Sussex.

This time around it was Meghan Markle’s half-sister Samantha Markle.

Appearing on UK chat show Good Morning Britain, the 53-year-old responded to claims she has been “cashing in” on Meghan’s new royal life.

Appearing on UK chat show Good Morning Britain, Samantha Markle responded to claims she has been “cashing in” on Meghan’s new royal life. Source: ITV

“Let’s face it we all have to survive,” she said. “Money makes the world go round.

“So, if you want to call that cashing in that’s fine.”

She also insisted that are not many people who would “refuse a pay check for talking about the royals”.

However, Samantha denied she was “cashing in”.

Since she entered into royal life, many members of Meghan’s family have been quite outspoken. Source: Getty

“As a family we’re not subject to royal protocol, certainly here in America,” she explained. “So, if you want to call it ‘cashing in’ I think that’s a little bit ridiculous.”

Samantha also refused to deny reports she is set to go into the Celebrity Big Brother house simply responding saying, “Why would I stop living because we have a family issue going on?”

She also encouraged her half-sister to reach out to their father, Thomas Markle Sr., after claiming there was a “rift” between the pair.

“It only seems the right thing to do,” Samantha said.

Samantha said Meghan should reach out to their father Thomas Markle. Source: ITV

In recent weeks Meghan’s father has been a hot topic in the media, with sources coming forward claiming he never underwent heart surgery at the time of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in May.

“The whole story about Meghan’s father undergoing heart surgery was made up,’ the source told the Daily Mail.

According to reports at the time, Thomas was admitted to the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, however when contacted by the Daily Mail to hospital said “no such name” had ever checked in.

Apparently he wanted to take the attention off the staged paparazzi photos, which had caused much embarrassment for Meghan.

Meghan has been playing the role of royal wife perfectly with public appearances. Source: Getty

“He had to come up with a good enough reason not to attend her wedding and avoid any further embarrassment after those staged photos went public,” the source continued.

“Don’t feel sorry for him. If anything, feel sorry for Meghan.”

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