British Royal Family

Samantha Markle makes a public TV apology to Duchess Meghan

“I wish things could be different.”

By Jess Pullar
If the mountain won't come to Muhammad... Duchess Meghan's half-sister Samantha Markle will take to British TV, apparently.
The 53-year-old has appeared on British television to issue an apology to her sister, to whom she has been trying to speak with.
Well, now she's spoken, and there's a lot to make of it all.
Samantha Markle flew to the UK last week solely to speak with her half-sister Meghan.
Appearing on Channel 5's Jeremy Vine, Samantha said: "I wish things could be different."
Markle, who has reportedly not seen Meghan in more than a decade, also said she hoped to "move forward with peaceful resolve".
The elder half-sister to the Duchess of Sussex has been critical of Meghan for some time, even taking responsibility for the staged paparazzi photos involving their father Thomas, catapulting him into international infamy.
Watch her apology interview above!
The sisters are reported to have not spoken in a decade.
Last week, Samantha's publicist Rob Cooper said that she was "coming to the UK this week, like it or not".
In the tweet, he wrote: "After making numerous attempts in private to arrange a one on one meeting with The Duchess of Sussex to discuss their 74 year old father's health, Kensington Palace have refused to respond. I fear Meghan may not be made aware of these discreet attempts and therefore making this public is the only option we have left."
Samantha Markle's publicist Rob Cooper shared this tweet.
On the television show, Samantha was asked by the host why she had said such insulting things about her half sister, including calling her Cruella de Vil, Duch-ass and the Duchess of Nonsense.
She responded by saying: "I do regret that.. I worked in broadcasting radio for a while and I've always been a bit boisterous. But I think I said that at a point which seemed inescapable."
She also addressed the conflict over not being invited to Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding in May.
"I think everybody was hurt not being included or invited to the wedding, but I felt as though it could have all been nipped in the bud had everyone been included, and we all just agreed to move forward with positive resolve."
Of the awkward comments over the last few months, Samantha said there was "so much water under the bridge and so much has spun out of control that was never intended to."
Samantha then said that the hurt feelings wouldn't have snowballed, but it didn't mean they loved Meghan any less.
"I just think that families can be this way when there's confusion and people are hurt. So moving forward, I apologize and wish things could be different."
No word yet on whether Meghan saw the candid interview, but there's no doubt Samantha's very public appearance would be hard to miss, even in the royal circle.
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