An anonymous relative of Meghan Markle has claimed she will “never talk to her family again” because she pretends to be “in a different social class” and therefore “above them and where she comes from.”
The unnamed Markle insider spoke out about the Duchess of Sussex, 39, during an interview with Fox news, lashing out at the mother of two for her treatment of her family, while also insisting that her relatives do not want to pursue reconciliation.
“We’re clearly in different social classes and we’ll never talk again,” the person – who did not reveal their relationship with the mother of two – said of Meghan’s relationship with her family.
“You shouldn’t have to be someone you’re not, or a certain class to be accepted and loved,” the person added.
break? An unnamed relative of Meghan Markle has claimed she will ‘never talk to her family again’ because she pretends ‘she is above them and where she comes from’
Distance: Although Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, moved much closer to her family when they moved to California, the anonymous relative doesn’t think the Duchess will ever visit them
The source’s comments come just days after Meghan welcomed her second child with Prince Harry, a daughter named Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana in honor of the Queen and the late Princess Diana.
Meghan and Harry grew much closer to the Duchess’ family when they moved to her home state of California last year and moved into a $14 million mansion in Montecito, where they now live with their two-year-old son Archie and newborn daughter Lili.
But while the Duchess’ relative congratulated the couple on the arrival of their daughter, they admitted that despite their physical proximity, they never believe there will be a playdate between the little girl and her Markle cousins. Oprah Winfrey might as well take place.
According to Markle’s relative, the rift between Meghan and her family is completely “her choice,” adding that the family has no plans to try and mend it because they don’t want to “chase someone who doesn’t want to talk to them.”
While Meghan is known to be incredibly close to her mother, Doria Ragland — who is said to live with the Sussex in their $14 million Montecito mansion where she helps them care for Archie and his newborn sister — seems the duchess not to. have a close relationship with someone else6 in her immediate family.
Indeed, this relative isn’t the first of Meghan’s relatives to publicly criticize her, or accuse the Duchess of widening the rift between her and them.
Meghan and Harry have both been criticized a number of times by her estranged father, Thomas Markle, and her half-sister Samantha, most recently for comments they made during their explosive interview with Oprah.
Alienated: The Duchess of Sussex’s complicated relationship with estranged father Thomas (pictured center with his daughter and ex-wife Doria Ragland) has been widely reported
Close bond: The only family member Meghan is known to have a close relationship with is her mother Doria, who is believed to live with the Sussexes in their $14 million home in Montecito
Following the Sussexes’ TV sit-down in March, Thomas and Samantha spoke out to criticize the pair, with Meghan’s half-sister accusing the Duchess of using her mental health issues as ‘an excuse to treat people like dishcloths’ .
During the primetime sit-down, which aired on March 7, Meghan revealed she had struggled with suicidal thoughts while pregnant with her son Archie, claiming that the palace was turning a blind eye to her mental health issues.
But despite her confession, Samantha, 56, said she has no sympathy for Meghan.
“Depression is not an excuse to treat people like dishcloths and get rid of them,” she said Inside edition.
In a follow-up interview with TMZ, Samantha launched another blistering attack on the Duchess, claiming her marriage to Harry is heading for divorce unless the couple undergo “extensive counselling.”
She also called on the Sussex to go on an ‘apology tour’ after the couple made allegations of racism within the royal family during their Oprah interview.
Thomas then turned to Harry, calling him “snotty” and accusing him of not properly supporting Meghan as she struggled with suicidal thoughts.
“It really upset me, as I said, it would have been easy for her to contact me and the rest of her family who she claims not to know,” he told Good Morning Britain.
“But the other thing is I would think she could turn to her husband.”
Upon noticing that she had spoken to Harry, Thomas said Meghan’s husband “obviously hadn’t supported her very well.”
Criticism: The unknown relative isn’t the first of Meghan’s relatives to publicly criticize her. Thomas has openly beaten his daughter a number of times
Under fire: Duchess Samantha Markle’s half-sister is also very outspoken in her criticism of Meghan
He then criticized his daughter’s decision not to see or speak to him, saying, “The biggest problem here is that she pretty much haunts her entire family.”
The Sussexes’ relationship with Prince Harry’s family has also become very tense in recent months, especially in the wake of the very damaging allegations the pair made about the royals during the Oprah interview – which was followed by further comments from the Duke during a podcast interview with actor Dax Shepard and allegations he made during his mental health series on Apple TV+.
Further tensions arose just today after Prince Harry threatened legal action against British broadcaster BBC, which reported that he and Meghan had not asked the Queen for permission to name their daughter Lilibet.
Senior sources at Buckingham Palace are said to have told BBC correspondent Jonny Dymond on Wednesday that the Queen was ‘never’ asked for her opinion on the couple’s decision to name their new baby after her childhood nickname.
However, Harry hit back within 90 minutes of the BBC report’s publication via a statement from his and Meghan’s close friend Omid Scobie, stating that the Queen was the first person to call the Duke after the birth of his daughter.
Scobie, who wrote the couple’s bombshell Finding Freedom biography, also claimed that the Sussexes would not have used the name Lilibet unless the Queen had supported the move.
Harry, who announced they were expecting a girl with his wife Meghan during their interview with Oprah in March, went one step further a few hours after his rebuttal of the report, threatening the BBC with legal action through law firm Schillings.
Tension: Meanwhile, Harry’s relationship with the Royal Family has become increasingly tense since the Sussexes stepped down as working members of the Royal Family
The notice of the legal action was followed by a carefully worded statement that raised more questions than answers as to whether the Queen had consented or whether the couple had simply informed her of their intentions in fait accompli.
The statement insisted the BBC report was completely wrong and read: ‘The Duke spoke to his family prior to the announcement, in fact his grandmother was the first relative he called.
“During that conversation, he handed out their hopes of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honor. If she hadn’t been helpful, they wouldn’t have used the name.’
The episode is the latest portrayal of the rift between the Sussexes and Buckingham Palace, after officials seemed taken aback by the timing of the baby news with a palace spokesman congratulating the couple 90 minutes after the announcement was posted on Archewell’s website. appeared on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Harry and his brother Prince William are set to unveil a statue of their mother Princess Diana at Kensington Palace on her birthday, but the arrangements have yet to be confirmed amid a long-reported rift between the brothers.
Harry and Meghan plunged the Windsors into crisis with their Oprah interview in March, when they accused an unnamed royal of making a racist comment about their son Archie’s skin color before he was born.
They also said the institution did not help Meghan when she was suicidal. But during the televised interview with Winfrey, the Sussexes praised the queen.
Harry spoke of his respect for his grandmother, while Meghan said, “The Queen … has always been wonderful to me.”