Meghan Markle Accused of 'Unconscionable' Lie

Half-sister Samantha Grant speaks up for their dad
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2018 4:50 PM CDT
Markle's Half-Sister: That 'Was a Lie'
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, left, reacts with one of the women behind the cookbook "Together" during a reception at Kensington Palace, in London, Thursday Sept. 20, 2018.   (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)

Meghan Markle's half-sister took another shot at her this week over a speech the duchess gave in Fiji, the HuffPost reports. Speaking Wednesday at the University of the South Pacific, Markle talked about the importance of a college education and said she was only able to attend Northwestern University via "scholarships, financial aid programs, and work-study." But half-sis Samantha Grant said Markle received no financial aid, tweeting, "The speech was a lie."

"It takes a lot of audacity, and deceit to lie about something as important as funding of a college education," Grant added. "To take that dignity and joy away from dad is morally unconscionable." Thomas Markle has said he paid Meghan's annual $41,980 tuition using money he scored with a $1.6 million lottery ticket, Australia's News Network recalls. "She became the woman that she is today thanks to everything I did for her," Thomas told the Daily Mail. (Grant has also taken exception to words uttered by Prince Harry.)

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