Samantha Markle calls half-sister Duchess Meghan 'Cruella de Vil'

Samantha Markle has resorted to comparing Duchess Meghan to Disney villains. The Suits alum’s half-sister called the royal “Cruella de Vil” one day before she celebrated her 37th birthday.

Samantha tweeted an article from ELLE UK on Friday, August 3, that suggested Meghan and new husband Prince Harry were stepping away from the spotlight. “OK so Cruella Deville is retreating LOL,” she wrote in response. “Let me know how that works out for you. @KensingtonRoyal.”

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She later added: “There are smoke and mirrors you try to hide things with, but you can’t hide from what you see in the mirror.”

Samantha then referenced Meghan’s Saturday, August 4, birthday in another tweet, writing, “Happy Birthday Meg! It would be so lovely and appropriate of you to send DAD a BELATED birthday card for his July 18th @KensingtonRoyal Cheers!”

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FRENSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the wedding of Daisy Jenks and Charlie Van Straubenzee at Saint Mary The Virgin Church on August 4, 2018 in Frensham, United Kingdom. Prince Harry attended the same prep school as Charlie van Straubenzee and have been good friends ever since. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
FRENSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the wedding of Charlie Van Straubenzee on August 4, 2018 in Frensham, United Kingdom. Prince Harry attended the same prep school as Charlie van Straubenzee and have been good friends ever since. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
FRENSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the wedding of Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks at the church of St Mary the Virgin on August 4, 2018 in Frensham, England. Prince Harry attended the same prep school as Charlie van Straubenzee and have been good friends ever since. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
FRENSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the wedding of Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks at the church of St Mary the Virgin on August 4, 2018 in Frensham, England. Prince Harry attended the same prep school as Charlie van Straubenzee and have been good friends ever since. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
FRENSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the wedding of Charlie Van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks on August 4, 2018 in Frensham, United Kingdom. Prince Harry attended the same prep school as Charlie van Straubenzee and have been good friends ever since. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
FRENSHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the wedding of Charlie Van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks on August 4, 2018 in Frensham, United Kingdom. Prince Harry attended the same prep school as Charlie van Straubenzee and have been good friends ever since. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry kisses his wife Meghan the Duchess of Sussex after a charity polo match in Windsor, Britain, July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex kiss at the trophy presentation at the Sentebale Polo 2018 held at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Meghan the Duchess of Sussex arrives at a charity polo match in Windsor, Britain, July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during the Sentebale Polo 2018 held at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the Sentebale Polo 2018 held at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during the Sentebale Polo 2018 held at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Meghan Duchess of Sussex arrives for the Sentebale Polo 2018 held at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the Sentebale Polo 2018 held at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visit the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre on July 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 17: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at the Southbank Centre on July 17, 2018 in London, England. The exhibition explores the life and times of Nelson Mandela and marks the centenary of his birth. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 17: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visits The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at the Southbank Centre on July 17, 2018 in London, England. The exhibition explores the life and times of Nelson Mandela and marks the centenary of his birth. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, DUBLIN - JULY 11: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Irish President Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne at Aras an Uachtarain during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, DUBLIN - JULY 11: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Irish President Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne at Aras an Uachtarain during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, DUBLIN - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Irish President Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne at Aras an Uachtarain during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the Dogpatch startup hub in Dublin on the final day of their trip to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Jimmy Rainford - Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex make a courtesy call at the Presidential mansion on the second day of their visit in Dublin on July 11, 2018. (Photo by MAXWELLS / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read MAXWELLS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney (L) and Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park in Dublin on July 11, 2018 during their two day visit. (Photo by Frank McGrath / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANK MCGRATH/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 1O: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to view a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10:Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception at Glencairn, the residence of Robin Barnett, the British Ambassador to Ireland during day one of their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England. The 100th birthday of the RAF, which was founded on on 1 April 1918, was marked with a centenary parade with the presentation of a new Queen's Colour and flypast of 100 aircraft over Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge reception at Marlborough House on July 05, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to meet youngsters from across the Commonwealth as they attend the Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge reception at Marlborough House on July 05, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets guests during the Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge reception at Marlborough House on July 05, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London, England. The Queen's Young Leaders Programme, now in its fourth and final year, celebrates the achievements of young people from across the Commonwealth working to improve the lives of people across a diverse range of issues including supporting people living with mental health problems, access to education, promoting gender equality, food scarcity and climate change. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the prize ceremony of Royal Ascot Day 1 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during Trooping The Colour 2018 on June 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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The Duchess of Sussex rang in her birthday with her 33-year-old husband at a friend’s wedding in Surrey, England. The couple were all smiles as they held hands and strolled in the grounds of St Mary the Virgin Church in Frensham. Meghan chatted with fellow guests as Harry acted as an usher for Charlie van Straubenzee, who performed the same duty at the prince’s May nuptials.

Samantha made headlines in the months leading up to her half-sister’s wedding and has continued to do so. Most recently, she addressed allegations that she is making money from speaking out about her family. “I’ve worked in media most of my life and in broadcasting. So because my sister is suddenly royal isn’t grounds for me to stop doing all of that,” the 53-year-old said during a July 23 appearance on Good Morning Britain. “Let’s face it, we all have to survive. Money makes the world go round, so if you want to call that cashing in, that’s fine.”

Samantha is not Meghan’s only relative in the news. Her father, Thomas Markle, blasted his youngest daughter in an interview with the Mail on Sunday on July 28. In addition to claiming he has been cut off from communicating with the former Suits actress, the 74-year-old said: “What riles me is Meghan’s sense of superiority. She’d be nothing without me. I made her the duchess she is today. Everything that Meghan is, I made her.”

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