Samantha Markle: Meghan ‘delusional’ and a ‘liar’ over university tuition funding claims
SAMANTHA MARKLE accused her half-sister Meghan of being a “liar” and “delusional” after the former actress said she struggled to pay her university tuition fees during a speech in Fiji on Wednesday.
Meghan gave a speech at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, where she discussed the struggles of funding higher education.
The Duchess said she was only able to attend university because of “scholarships and financial aid programmes”.
However, Samantha quickly took to Twitter to refute the claims.
She said: “Dad paid her college tuition! She forgot the most important part of her speech and there are receipts to prove it.
You can’t lie like this, Meg! Delusionally absurd
“I love my sister but this is ridiculous.
“You can’t lie like this, Meg! Delusionally absurd.”
While speaking with the students and staff of the university, Meghan said: “It was through scholarships, financial aid programmes and my earnings from a job on campus – which went directly towards my tuition – that I was able to attend university.
“And, without question, it was worth every effort.”
Despite her claims, Samantha is persistent that their father Thomas Markle paid for her education.
Mr Markle said that Meghan was sent to private schools her entire life and that he had paid for her $30,000 (£23,000) per year tuition at Northwestern University with the $750,000 (£578,000) he had won in the lottery.
He added that he is a proud man that has never asked his daughter for money despite suffering from financial hardships after losing the majority of his lottery winnings in a bad business deal.
However, Meghan seemed to state otherwise in her speech.
She said: “As a university graduate, I know the personal feeling of pride and excitement that comes with attending university.
“From the moment you receive your acceptance letter, to the exams you spend countless late nights studying for, the lifelong friendships you make with your fellow alumni, and the moment you receive your diploma.
“The journey of higher education is an incredible, impactful and pivotal one.
“Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly the education they have the right to receive. And for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK