It seems Samantha Markle has had a change of heart!
Ever since it was announced that Meghan Markle would be marrying Prince Harry, Markle’s family, specifically her half-sister Samantha has continuously slammed the former actress, her fiance and his royal family in the media, but now Samantha has made a public apology.
“There is so much water under the bridge and so much has spun out of control that was never intended to,” Samantha, 53, said during an appearance on the U.K. talk show Jeremy Vine on Monday, October 1. “I think everybody [in our family] was hurt at 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. We all just agreed to move forward with positive resolve and the hurt feelings wouldn’t have snowballed.”
She then made a comment meant for Duchess Meghan: “Believe it or not, it doesn’t mean that we love you any less. I just think that families can be this way when there’s confusion and when people are hurt. So moving forward, I apologize and I wish things could be different.”
Earlier in the interview Samantha had said she visited Buckingham Palace on Sunday, September 30 but stayed outside. “I’ve always wanted to see London, but really I wanted to make the trip and sort of speak the wishes and thoughts and sentiments of my father, and hopefully get a message to my sister,” Samantha said of her intentions. “Things aren’t really what they seem. There’s so much misperception. Hopefully we could clear up record and move forward with peaceful resolve.”
Samantha reiterated in the interview that she hasn’t spoken to Meghan for several years as their relationship had broken down well before Meghan began dating Prince Harry.
“I think that perhaps she was hurt. I felt like she should know better than to believe tabloids. But I think, quite frankly, she probably believed what she was seeing as well. I guess there’s also protocol that you say anything and I think that snowballed into a lot of hurt feelings on everyone’s part.”
Regardless, Samantha said, “I’m hoping that we can have a happy ending to the story.”
Samantha, who acknowledged that Meghan has no reason to trust her anymore, went on to praise Harry, saying, “He’s such a gentleman and so savvy. I would say she’s found her prince.”
“She’s in very good hands,” Samantha added, “so I couldn’t ask for more.”
13 Things You Didn’t Know About Meghan Markle’s Family
13. Her Parents Met in the Late’70s
Meghan’s parents, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle, were a mixed-race couple who met in the late ‘70s on a television set. Her mother is African American while her father is of Dutch and Irish descent. “My dad was a lighting director for a soap opera and my mom was a temp at the studio,” she wrote in an essay for Elle UK in 2015. “I like to think he was drawn to her sweet eyes and her Afro, plus their shared love of antiques.” She grew up in The Valley in L.A. where there wasn’t a lot of diversity and people would assume her mother was the nanny.