The Duchess of Sussex’s half-sister has launched a Twitter tirade against “wealthy narcissist” Meghan after a group of her closest confidantes provided a glowing tribute to the royal in the pages of a glossy American magazine.
Reacting to People’s nine-page cover story headlined: “The Truth About Meghan”, Samantha Markle took to social media to rubbish the contents, describing the article as “total bulls****” and “fake news”.
It came after the anonymous quintet, who were only identified as “a longtime friend, a former colleague, a close confidante, a LA friend and former co-star” stood up against what they described as “the global bullying of our friend”.
They detailed how Meghan, 37, had written to her father Thomas Markle begging him to stop “victimising” her after the royal wedding and claimed the Duchess had “no relationship” with her half siblings.
Royal watchers have questioned the wisdom of responding to negative headlines, fearing it could only fuel the flames of bad publicity – and open the door to more media appearances by the Markles.