Meghan Markle Reveals She Saw Half-Sister Samantha Markle '19 Years Ago,' Says They 'Don't Know' Each Other: Watch

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Mar. 8 2021, Updated 11:16 a.m. ET

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Meghan Markle has finally revealed where she stands with her half-sister, Samantha Markle, who recently wrote a tell-all book about the Duchess

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"I think it'd be very hard to 'tell-all' when you don't know me," Meghan told Oprah Winfrey in a new clip that aired on Monday, March 8. 

"This is a very different situation than my dad — when you talk about betrayal, betrayal comes from someone that you have a relationship with, right? I don't feel comfortable talking about people that I really don't know," she continued.

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The former actress explained that she hasn't seen Samantha in quite some time. "The last time I saw [Samantha] was [about] 19 years ago, and before that, 10 years [previously]," Meghan said. "She changed her last name back to Markle I think ... only when I started dating Harry. So I think that says enough."

Meghan clarified that she "grew up as an only child" but always wished she "had siblings." 

"That's why I'm so excited to be pregnant — so that Archie has someone," Meghan added.

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Meghan also revealed how upset she was when she found out her dad, Thomas Markle, "was working" with the media.

"The tabloids had apparently known [her father's location] for a month or so and decided to hold until the Sunday before our wedding because they wanted to create drama," she said. 

"We called my dad and I asked him [about staging the photos] he said, 'No, absolutely not,'" she explained. "I said, 'The institution has never intervened [on] anything for us, but they can try to go in and kill this story. But if they do this once, we're not gonna be able to use that same leverage to protect our own kids one day.'"

"I said, 'I just need you to tell me and if you tell me the truth, we can help,' and he wasn't able to do that," Meghan said. "And that, for me, has really resonated, especially now as a mother."



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