Monday 31 December 2018

Meghan Markle's Sister Samantha Markle on Police's "Fixated Persons List"

Samantha Markle's outspoken words about her half-sister Meghan Markle have landed her in some hot water.

According to The Times U.K., the police royalty and specialty protection unit put Samantha on what is called a "fixated persons list" due to her "reputational risk" on the royals.

The Times reports that Meghan's personal officers spoke with Scotland Yard's Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC) about Samantha and the consequences of what would happen if she tried to reach out to the Duchess of Sussex in person again.

FTAC's site explains their "purpose is to assess and manage the risks from lone individuals who harass, stalk or threaten public figures."

The 57-year-old traveled to England in October and tried delivering a letter to Meghan at Kensington Palace. However, she was reportedly turned down by palace security. Before her attempted tête-à-tête with Meghan, Samantha went on public television and said the purpose of her trip was to "sort of speak the wishes and thoughts and sentiments of my father, and hopefully get a message to my sister."

A Scotland Yard source explained to The Times about what Samantha's placement on this list means for herself and the royals.

"You can't protect someone like the Duchess of Sussex without knowing the background of her family," the source said. "But someone like Samantha presents a risk rather than a threat. She is not committing criminal offences, but she is causing concerns for the royal family."

The Scotland Yard insider added, "There is big potential for some major embarrassment for the royals. Samantha could make a scene and create headlines with her actions — and let's face it she's kind of already done that."

The insider has a point. Samantha has repeatedly taken to Twitter to criticize the Duchess and defend their ailing 74-year-old father, Thomas Markle. Neither Samantha nor Thomas attended the royal wedding in May, and she has let her feelings about the royal couple be known.


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