Meghan Markle's Half-Sister Urges Duchess to Call Her Dad on His Birthday

Samantha Markle told Inside Edition that her father hasn't heard from the Duchess of Sussex.

Will Meghan Markle reach out to her father, Thomas Markle, on his 74th birthday Wednesday?

That's the question many are asking after reports indicating the royal family is frustrated with Thomas' recent interview with the Sun, in which he said he has no way of getting in touch with his daughter. 

"I was silent for a full year and the press beat me up every day saying I was a hermit hiding in Mexico, so I gave my story," Thomas told TMZ. "Apparently, that interview put the royal family in their silence mode ... so, I gave another interview to break the silence. All they have to do is speak to me."

Meghan's half-sister, Samantha Markle, slammed her sister for allegedly being so cold. 

"If our father dies I'm holding you responsible, Meg!" she recently tweeted.

Inside Edition spoke to Samantha Wednesday, when she urged her half-sister to call their father.

"Don't you think it's shocking that her father who gave her everything and made her everything and raised her ... isn't it shocking that he's being ignored?" Samantha asked. "It only takes a few minutes to make a phone call."

She added: "She owes it to him, especially today, to reach back and give him the love and respect he deserves."

Samantha's interview came as People magazine reported Meghan is struggling with some parts of royal life.

“I think she finds it a little frustrating at times, but this is her new life, and she has to deal with it,” a source told the magazine.