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We already know that there is some beef, shall we say, between Meghan Markle and half-sister Samantha Grant. Who now, interestingly enough, prefers to be known as Samantha Markle.
The new Duchess of Sussex’s estranged sister clearly didn’t learn from their father Thomas Markle’s mistake of being too open with the press, as she has once again gone on TV to talk about her sister.
She was asked on Good Morning Britain about the accusations of her “cashing in” on her sister’s elevated fame, and her defensive answers speak for themselves…
“I worked in media most of my life and in broadcasting, so because my sister is suddenly royal isn’t grounds for me to stop doing all of that,” she began.
“Let’s face it—we all have to survive. Money makes the world go round, so if you want to call that cashing in, that’s fine, but I think no one in media would refuse a paycheck for talking about the royal and, as a family, we’re not subject to royal protocol.
“Why would I stop living because we have a family issue going on?”
She then added that she believes that Meghan Markle’s very public role as a Royal means it’s acceptable to talk about her – and nothing seems to be off the table!
“The media makes billions of dollars off of social issues and talking about the royals, so I don’t see how we’re any different,” she added, when she was accused of cashing in on her sister’s new role.
“No one has a copyright on our life experiences and so, I think the public forgets that within the family, we’re each individuals with our own life experiences.
“With all due respect, it’s not just Meghan. We’re entitled to share that. We’re entitled to be open about it and if we can shed some light on some issues for the public, then great and we can enjoy the process. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. It’s not disparaging. It’s not harmful.
“For someone to say, ‘Oh you shouldn’t take any money. You should turn down a paycheck,’ well go tell your boss you don’t want a paycheck for interviewing me because that’s cashing in.”
Yikes! Watch Samantha Grant/Markle’s interview in the video and let us know your thoughts!