Meghan Markle has been constantly bullied for years. The most trivial things have even drawn criticism from the public and the media. But what makes it really sad is that it also comes from members of her own family.
Her half-sister, Samantha Markle, has become one of the most powerful critics of the Duchess since her 2018 marriage to Prince Harry. She openly criticizes her on various platforms, ranging from television to radio to social media.
It has become so bad that Samantha is reportedly being investigated for cyberbullying.
Inside the alleged investigation into Samantha Markle
The Sunday Mirror reported on October 26 that at least four countries, such as Canada, Sweden, and the UK, filed complaints after allegedly written by Samantha about “several controversial messages” about the Sussexes online. Allegedly this is the same reason why her Twitter account was deleted in August.
The United States started the investigation against the 54-year-old, who reportedly lives in Florida. (The royal family reportedly had nothing to do with the probe.)
An officer from the Sheriff Department of Polk County told the outlet that “there have been multiple reports of cyberbullying allegations,” and that it is “a large and widespread investigation and likely to be a long process”.
The officer continued: “Samantha Markle is aware of this statement. She has not been arrested. This is an ongoing case and I cannot speculate about a timeline or make other comments. “
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This comes at an interesting time
The news comes just a few days after Markle spoke about the stress of living in the spotlight and the recoil that she often receives. In the documentary Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, which was broadcast in the week of October 20, she came in tears as she described her struggles in detail.
“So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mother or a newlywed,” she went on. “It is, uh … yes. I also think, thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I am doing well, but it is very real to continue behind the scenes.”
ITV's @tombradby spoke to Meghan as he gained exclusive access to the royal couple as they toured Africa for 10 days with their son Archie.— ITV News (@itvnews) October 18, 2019
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According to The Daily Mail, Samantha allegedly called Markle a “hypocrite” about the statement. She claimed that her sister had not checked for their father, Thomas Markle, who reportedly had a heart attack for the royal wedding. Thomas denied the charges.
Markle distanced herself from her father after taking part in staged paparazzi photos prior to her marriage. (Thomas later apologized.) As a result, Samantha has openly and repeatedly criticized her sister.
Other things Samantha Markle has said
She once called Markle “DUCHA **” compared to Donald Trump, and said she “has no heart” and more. Oh, and she compared Prince Harry with a hamster. The list goes on and on.
For the most part, Markle kept quiet about her sister’s statements. Royal insider Katie Nicholl, however, said earlier that the duchess had decided to “go further” from that side of her family.
Nicholl said in May that Markle was “incredibly hurt and disappointed by how many members of her family behaved, but I think she went further.”
We can’t say we blame her.