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“You Can’t Lie Like This Meg!” Samantha Markle Backlashes Her Sister's, the Duchess of Sussex, Speech In Fiji, Saying It Is Ridiculous

Date October 30, 2018 10:58

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is on a royal tour with her husband, the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry, and the duo has made several official appearances in their journey across Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand. 

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“You Can’t Lie Like This Meg!” Samantha Markle Backlashes Her Sister's, the Duchess of Sussex, Speech In Fiji, Saying It Is Ridiculous

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But for the first time, the Duchess of Sussex gave a speech as a royal at the University of South Pacific, Suva campus, Fiji.

 The somewhat controversial statement has got tongues wagging on the internet and has also attracted a backlash from Meghan's half-sister Samantha Markle, who holds that some details of her speech her lies.

“You Can’t Lie Like This Meg!” Samantha Markle Backlashes Her Sister's, the Duchess of Sussex, Speech In Fiji, Saying It Is Ridiculous

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In the speech, Meghan Markle spoke about the intimate feeling of pride and joy that comes with going to a university. From her own experience, she described the journey of higher education as one that is incredible, impactful, pivotal and at the same time challenging when it's cost is analyzed. 

Meghan claimed that she attended the university depending on scholarships, financial aid programs, and work-study as her income from a campus job went into funding her tuition.

 “You Can’t Lie Like This Meg!” Samantha Markle Backlashes Her Sister's, the Duchess of Sussex, Speech In Fiji, Saying It Is Ridiculous

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However, Samantha kicked against her claim of personal struggle to get a higher education. She mentioned on Twitter that Meghan's college tuition was paid by their father Thomas Markle with receipts to prove her statement.

The aggrieved sister who has always called out Meghan for cutting off her father out her life further mentioned that,

“I love my sister, but this is ridiculous. You can't lie like this Meg! Delusionally absurd.”

Backing her claim, Thomas Markle, 74, revealed in an interview with Daily Mail how he shouldered Meghan's fees from her kindergarten to college days. Not minding his financial setback, Mr. Markle claimed he also funded Meghan's expensive holidays abroad when she was a teenager.  

“You Can’t Lie Like This Meg!” Samantha Markle Backlashes Her Sister's, the Duchess of Sussex, Speech In Fiji, Saying It Is Ridiculous

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Before now, Meghan has always spoken with pride about how her father invested his all in her future, even giving him the title of:

“The most hardworking father.”

This situation makes us wonder whether maybe Samantha's claim holds water. In the rest of her speech, Meghan highlighted the need for women and girls, especially in developing countries, to be able to afford an opportunity to receive higher education.  

“You Can’t Lie Like This Meg!” Samantha Markle Backlashes Her Sister's, the Duchess of Sussex, Speech In Fiji, Saying It Is Ridiculous

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She further unveiled that two new grants will be awarded to Fiji National University and the University of South Pacific, which will allow each to run workshops to empower their female staff, courtesy of the Association Of Commonwealth Universities with the Queen as a patron.

Hopefully, Meghan has an answer to Samantha’s accusations.  

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