Meghan Markle sent a brutal letter to her father in which she claimed she ‘barely knows’ stepsister Samantha – it has been revealed.
In an explosive letter published in the Mail on Sunday, the Duchess of Sussex blasted father Thomas Markle and sister Samantha’s public attacks on her and Prince Harry.
‘I pleaded with you to stop reading the tabloids,’ she wrote in the letter to Thomas.
‘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 Markle said she ‘barely knows’ half-sister Samantha in the explosive letter to her father Thomas
Meghan complains Thomas sided with her half-sister Samantha in criticising her, but he insists: ‘I never wanted Meg to suffer.’
‘You watched me silently suffer at the hands of your vicious lies. I crumbled inside.’
The bombshell five-page letter, sent in August last year, lays bare the true depths of the Duchess’s estrangement from her father.
In elegant script, she accuses him of breaking her heart ‘into a million pieces’ by giving interviews to the press, fabricating stories and attacking her new husband.
The Duchess also admonishes her father, in anguished tones, for siding with her half-sister Samantha – who has attacked her in the press – while she ‘silently suffered at the hand of her vicious lies’.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Meghan burst into tears after discovering her estranged half-sister Samantha is planning to write a book about her.
The Duchess of Sussex, who is around seven months pregnant, was upset because she felt she was being ‘taken advantage of’, according to a close friend with knowledge of the situation.
Samantha, 54, first revealed her literary ambitions in April 2016 and initially said the book would be called, ‘The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.’
Earlier this month, she announced she would be writing a second book which, like the first, will be called, ‘In the Shadows of the Duchess’.
The first installment is slated for publication in April – around the time that Meghan, 37, is expected to give birth – and will, Samantha said in a recent interview with the Daily Star, ‘cover everything from behind the scenes that the world does not know about.’
In her letter to her father, the Duchess begged him to stop attacker ‘patient, kind and understanding’ Prince Harry
Meghan has told friends that she stopped reading interviews with members of her family after finding out about the first book two years ago and tries not to look at gossip about herself.
‘She stopped reading things after finding out about her sister’s book,’ the friend told DailyMail.com. ‘She cried when she found out about it.
‘Out of everything that’s been said, the one thing that really upset her was that [the book]. She and Samantha never had a very good relationship and she feels her sister is using her position for profit.’
Meghan is last thought to have seen her sister, who lives in Ocala, Florida, in 2008 and her brother Thomas Markle Jr, 52, of Grants Pass, Oregon, in 2011.
Both have repeatedly spoken out about their famous half-sister; more recently to plead with her to reach out to their father.
Thomas Markle has revealed the full content of a five-page letter written to him by his daughter the Duchess of Sussex
Her writing is elegant and distinctive. Over five pages, the Duchess of Sussex pours out her heart to her father in a letter written last August – three months after their bitter rift began. Time and again, she chastises him for the hurt and pain he has caused her and insists she and Prince Harry did all they could to help Thomas Markle, even when he pulled out of the Royal Wedding days before their May 19 nuptials