Samantha Markle has hit back after it was reported she’d been put on a “fixated persons list” due to her being a “reputational risk” on the royal family.
Wheelchair-user Markle, 53, who was diagnosed with MS in 2008 and is based in America, insisted the whole thing was “ridiculous.”
The Sunday Times recently suggested Meghan’s personal officers had spoken with Scotland Yard’s Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FATC) about Samantha after she turned up to Kensington Palace uninvited and continued to talk about the Duchess to the press.
A source said, according to the paper: “You can’t protect someone like the Duchess of Sussex without knowing the background of her family.”
“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.”
Samantha hit back: “This is ridiculous as I’m in an electric wheelchair and I live on a different continent.”
Continuing, “The world would be a very medieval place if we get to where we suppress freedom of speech because it is embarrassing to someone. Where it is the truth and it advocates doing the right thing, it should always be protected.”
She then added to the Sun Online: “Like the days of Nazi Germany, remember – first they come for me, then they come for you.”
“Those who think I should be silent should also be willing to give up their freedom of speech. I’ve only advocated for doing the right thing and that does not make me a bad person,” she said.
Adding, “If I express my opinions because my father was consistently ignored and I love my father – I have a right to defend him. This world is crazy that people can speak out against Trump and anything they see as an injustice, but people think I should be quiet if it concerns the Duchess? Has the world gone daft?”