Samantha Markle Tells Meghan Markle That Her 2019 Resolution Should Be to "Appreciate People" and "Be Honest"

Meghan Markle's estranged half-sister, Samantha Markle, gave an interview in which she suggested new years resolutions for the duchess.

You know how Meghan Markle's family is just the worst? Well, that's still the case going into 2019, apparently. Meghan's (opens in new tab) estranged half-sister, Samantha Markle (opens in new tab), decided to speak to Meghan via the British tabloid press (because, for obvious reasons, they're not on speaking or even, we assume, texting terms) and suggest some New Year's resolutions (opens in new tab) for the Duchess of Sussex.

In a lengthy quote via the Daily Star Online (opens in new tab), Samantha said:

In case you need a refresher, Meghan and her dad, Thomas Markle (opens in new tab), have been on shaky ground since her wedding to Prince Harry in May, when news broke that the 73-year-old had worked with a paparazzo to stage and sell pictures of himself (opens in new tab) preparing to travel to the UK for the big day. Since then, Meghan's family (opens in new tab) (on her dad's side, at least—her mother, Doria Ragland (opens in new tab), has been nothing but lovely by all accounts) has taken to regularly granting interviews and dragging her in the press.

In a perfect illustration of this, Samantha added (opens in new tab) one final suggestion for Meghan's resolution list: "And of course I would add to eat more chocolate to sweeten your disposition for the new year."


Kayleigh Roberts
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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.