Anna Wintour thinks Duchess Meghan is ‘amazing’ for being an early-morning texter

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Anna Wintour is a snob. She’s haughty and micromanaging and a perfectionist. If she was a man, those traits would be seen as part and parcel of her brilliance. But since she’s a woman, people call her Nuclear Wintour and Dragon Lady. We also tend to expect that Anna is just going to flat-out hate everyone and everything. It’s genuinely surprising when she approves of someone I approve of, because I am but a mere peasant. All of this to say that Anna Wintour is a Duchess Meghan fan. Wintour liked Meghan’s wedding dress and Wintour thinks Meghan’s texting-at-5-am thing is fine too. Wintour answered questions from strangers for a video (see the end of the post) and here are some highlights:

Wintour loves Meghan’s early-rising California vibes: “I read somewhere there were members of the royal household that were confused and upset that she woke up so early at 5:00 a.m—she’s a normal California girl [who] gets up early and does yoga and meditates—and also sent a lot of text messages. I mean, what do they expect—that she was going to send messages via pigeon? So, I think she’s amazing.”

On Meghan’s Givenchy wedding gown: Wintour described Meghan’s wedding dress choice as “brilliant…It was sophisticated. It was chic. It was grown-up. It was an English designer—albeit one that was working for a French house, which in a way was a message to the world: ‘Yes, I’m from somewhere else, but I belong.’ I think she looked fantastic” In addition to applauding the “fantastic” look, Wintour praised Meghan for walking down the aisle by herself. She also called the photo of Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, at St. George’s Chapel “so inspiring to so many women, men all over the world.”

What she thinks of the two duchesses, Kate and Meghan: “I think the two duchesses, the young duchesses that they have in Britain—the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex—are going to keep the royal family afloat quite frankly.”

[From E! News]

If you watch the video, Anna seems genuine about her love of Meghan’s vibes. Anna is British, obviously, but she’s lived in America a long time and I kind of think that she’s grown to – gasp! – enjoy the American work ethic and the sort of “texting employees at 5 am” thing. Also: even though Anna might not be the editor of Vogue for another full year, she definitely wants to protect her relationship with Meghan AND Kate, in case either of them ever agrees to appear on the cover of American Vogue. I think Meghan would be the one more likely to agree to an American Vogue cover. But not right now, obviously.

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  1. Melania says:

    The palace staff shade LOL
    ” I mean, what do they expect—that she was going to send messages via pigeon?” I can’t stop laughing

  2. Digital Unicorn says:

    Am not surprised by her comments about Megs early mornings – Wintour herself is known for this, i read somewhere she gets up at 5ish and plays tennis before getting into work at 7/8 or something.

    • Milla says:

      Anna just wants her cover. And getting up to play tennis isn’t mandatory. Some people like to get up early. Some are forced to.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Funny, she wasn’t saying nice things about Kate’s work ethic to get Kate on that cover of Vogue…

      • Raina says:

        I like Meghan, she’s an early riser; there’s no need to hire a pigeon (sarcasm noted, Anna, albeit wasn’t a great one)….
        Perhaps just employ early risers and those more ready and compatible to your goals/worth ethic.
        Everyone should be able to feel at home with doing things their way especially when moving to a totally different country and way of life.

        Anna, however, ugh. Snotty, elitist, mean, pandering, relentless, ruthless, cut throat.
        Those are only her best qualities.
        Wintour is the ultimate bully slash ass kisser
        It’s always at a price. I wouldn’t trust her as far as her body gaurds could throw her.

        She is inauthentic.
        And her style is becoming more and more predictable and uninspired. She’s a savvy business woman with connections and history: that is it.

  3. OriginalLala says:

    I love how doing totally mundane, everyday things like waking up early and sending text messages makes you “amazing” when you are a is so low! lol

    • Sassy says:

      The same way being a 1950s housewife and yes woman to your husband in 2019 makes you the perfect future queen yes the bar is on the floor.

      • OriginalLala says:

        seriously, the bar is so low it’s almost nonexistent with the Royals

      • Lulu says:

        Whats wrong with being a 1950s housewife who says yes to her hubby? Here you go with the woman-vs-woman sexist comparisons. Being a mother and wife is equally as important as being a working woman. And being a mother is the job that literally never ends.
        Shame on you.

      • OriginalLala says:

        Lulu, thats not what she meant and you know it.. It was a knock on the fact that Royals are called amazing, iconic bla bla bla for literally doing the same mundane things thousands do every single day.

      • FredsMother says:

        I agree with you @Sassy. Women have a lot to offer. We do not want to set the clock back and give the impression that we can only do one thing–especially when that one thing conforms to the patriarchy. Wife is important; mother is important; but it is also important to contribute to the wider community, your society–particularly if you are to become Consort.

        @Lulu Don’t come here shaming women for standing up for us. Wife alone is not important to anything!!!! Neither is mother alone!!!! Motherhood is not the epitomy of womanhood. We have so many stereotypes to kill so that our sons and daughters can excel, grow, thrive and contribute meaningfully to a gender-balanced society. Stop elevating motherhood or wifehood like its some kind of diety or glorified status in society. Women need to get out there whether its for work or charity or any sort of community effort or endeavour. I know housewives who are more legit ambitious than that Duchess of Cambridge. Child-minding or man-minding/husband-minding is worse than 1950s housewife, it’s a travesty!

        The women who take exception at those of us who point out that wifehood or motherhood alone is not enough need to examine where that impulse comes from. Do more!!!!! When your children leave, what then? When your husband dies or finds wife no.2 what then?

        The two Duchesses must find things outside of their children and men to fulfil them and to make a meaningful contribution to their community. Quite tired of these women thinking that motherhood is some holy grail which cannot be criticised. And yes, I am a mother and a wife. And my days are not complete without making some sort of effort to be a meaningful part of society.

        Nothing shameful in saying we do not want to return to a time when women were silent, subdued, disenfranchised, unequal! Motherhood alone does that; housewifery alone does that!!!!!!!!

      • Bohemian Angel says:

        @Fredsmother 👍Very well said!

      • bonobochick says:

        @Fredsmother… your post reminds me of Glenn Close’s Golden Globes speech and what she remarked her mother had said to her about that very topic.

      • NicoleInSavannah says:

        Thank you from a person that can’t have kids! I mean, dang!

  4. Erinn says:

    Oh my god, stop romanticizing the “American work ethic” and “texting employees at 5 am”

    That is so wildly unhealthy. No, America. You don’t work harder or better than other countries. You have an incredibly sad work life balance, and as long as it’s being romanticized it’s NEVER going to change. Stop acting like killing yourself for a job (which is often thankless) is a healthy and ‘right’ thing to do. Your poor mothers are expected to return to work so soon after delivering a baby… that alone should be enough to think that this whole obsession with work isn’t healthy. And unless you’re in a job where you’re on call or an emergency has come up – texting employees that early in the morning is NOT right. You’re the most OVER WORKED nation in the world. Again. NOT HEALTHY. You are the only industrialized nation without a mandatory option for parents to take leave. You’re the only country in the America’s without a national paid leave. 134 other countries have laws setting the maximum length of a work week. You are the outliers and it’s not in a good way.

    If anything, I’m sure Anna like that she can pile on ridiculous amounts of work to her employees, not give them long leaves, and pay the fewest number of holidays. She doesn’t strike me as someone who wouldn’t be expecting her workers to give up any semblance of home/social life.

    Now, I also don’t think Meghan necessarily did that (unless she’d forgotten her timezone briefly). I’d like to think she’d have more tact than to do that in any situation other than an emergency or a brief moment of jetlag.

    • Melania says:

      The original story was that Meghan woke up at 5:00 a.m. and that she sent 6-7 text during the day but when other tabloid reported the same story it become “Meghan woke up and send a lot of texts to her staff at 5:00 a.m.”

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah, the story never said she was texting at 5 am. It just evolved into that from the original story.

        And of course Anna Wintour is going to praise Meghan’s work ethic – first, she is notorious for her own working hours (whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing) and second, like Kaiser mentioned – she’s not going to burn any bridges where the royals are concerned. She’s holding the door open for Meghan to be on the cover in the future. even if she thought it was deplorable that Meghan was awake at 5 am, she is not going to say that in public.

      • Lowrider says:

        The original story is neutral and forgettable. The tabs had to make it negative so they twisted the words and then the haters pounced!

      • Sassy says:

        Don’t waste your time they don’t care about facts anything to make Meghan and American working class look horrible for having a work ethic.

      • Erinn says:

        Sassy I really hope you aren’t referring to me, who this was a reply to.

        Because if you’d bothered to read you’d have seen that I shot the story down, and only could have a tiny chance of being anything resembling true “Now, I also don’t think Meghan necessarily did that (unless she’d forgotten her timezone briefly). I’d like to think she’d have more tact than to do that in any situation other than an emergency or a brief moment of jetlag.”

        Being a slave to a company is not work ethic. It’s cute that you think so, though.

      • greenmonster says:

        @Sassy: What? Why don’t you tell the writers of Celebitchy that, since THIS article says Meghan texts at 5am. Erinn is not trying to make Meghan or American working class look horrible. Not in the slightest.

    • Maria says:

      Amazing because she wakes up at 5. A lot of people do that and they don’t have an hour to meditate.

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    • Julia says:

      I couldn’t thank you more for your message Erinn! Working so many hours per week is not “killing it” or “being amazing”. It’s just useless, serves no purpose, and also let’s face it, is nor efficient nor productive.

      I’m a Frenchie working in London, so I’m completely baffled by this mentality as it’s so foreign to me, and I never realised how bad it is before I befriended Americans living here. Most of them don’t want to go back home now that they’ve discovered what real life is (that, and also Trump is their President, even though with Brexit looming, the political climate is not much better here nowadays)

      • Roux says:

        You’re right. These articles make it sound as though the American work ethic is some sort of standard that we should all be aspiring to but this is a typical American attitude. How many times have we also heard Americans saying that it’s the best country in the world? American culture seems very much about thinking you’re way of doing things is the best way and everyone else should follow suit. Theres limited self-reflection. Everything Erin said about sending mothers back to work so soon after having babies and no cap on working hours is very valid. The UK and the rest of the EU does things differently. Personal time is also important and respected. We are not robots and we don’t need to work ourselves into our graves. This doesn’t make people lazy – it makes them more balanced. They are generally more productive in work too.

        America might be surprised to find that it can learn from other countries. At the same time, the UK could learn a thing or two from the US about looking after mental health.

      • RunTrain says:

        I just read an article that said through research, they have determined that 3 days a week of work is best for anyone over 40. People are most productive if they don’t work more than 3 days.
        I love that!

      • Tina says:

        Sorry, what exactly could the UK learn from the US about looking after mental health?

    • Holly says:

      No offense but I’m not here sprouting off about other countries work culture and whatnot. Kindly leave us alone.

      • Becks1 says:

        Thanks…..that kind of rubbed me the wrong way too.

      • Reese. says:

        Coming from Americans I presume who go on and on about the BRF and they don’t have their taxes in the game? It’s ok to critique our nation and offer opinions but don’t touch upon our America?

      • OriginalLala says:

        It was clearly a knock on the very unhealthy elevation of “workaholic” culture that is prevalent in corporate America. Not a knock on working Americans..calm down.

      • Dyanmoon says:

        I’ve noticed a lot of Americans have no problem being critical about the other nations. I lived there for a year. It goes both ways. Everything said in the original comment was respectful and true.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think there is a difference between general commentary/critique and going on a multi paragraph rant. If I went on a multi paragraph rant about any other country and how messed up it was etc etc – people would call me out too.

        Shrug. I’m not losing sleep over her comments, but I did kind of roll my eyes, especially because the people I know who work the most insane hours don’t work in the US.

      • Erinn says:

        “No offense but I’m not here sprouting off about other countries work culture and whatnot. Kindly leave us alone.” I’m only commenting on the article just like anyone else, Holly. I don’t think I need to leave anyone alone when they can simply skim past my comments.

        Look guys. I know Meghan more than likely DIDN’T do this because the reporting on this devolved so much. I’m even saying that IF she did it, she probably had a moment of ‘oh crap, it’s only 5am here’ or there was a legitimate, IMPORTANT reason for her to do it.

        But in so many Meghan articles we hear about American work ethic on and on and on. And to a degree I get it – she’s being rebuffed and the excuse that’s being given is that her work ethic is somehow automatically wrong because she approaches things differently. And it can come off as “Meghan actually works so people hate that” but WITH that defense comes the ‘put down’ and assertion that American’s are the only ones with good work ethic. The Brit’s can’t comprehend that people want to work. Anyone who doesn’t love this about her obviously is just lazier. And I’m in no way saying that you guys don’t work hard. I admire a go-getter attitude as much as anyone else. I’m someone who has a hard time leaving work at the door – I’ll worry about things that other coworkers don’t care about, I’ll make sure I’m putting out a product to the best of my ability, etc.

        But at the same time, there’s a certain amount of belief that the only way you can show that you have good work ethic is to practically kill yourself for your career. That employees should always be available during their home time (and that’s true in SOME fields, but not in the majority) and that there shouldn’t be any worry about boundaries.

        AGAIN. I’m not saying Meghan is like that. I’m not saying Meghan texted anyone at weird hours. All I’m saying is that there does seem to be a weird notion that unhealthy work hours is somehow appropriate and more desirable than balance. Take a look at other countries – there are more and more rules coming up about an employee’s right to disconnect from work and primarily not to engage in work-related electronic communications such as e-mails or messages during non-work hours. This is being put into place because they are realizing how unrealistic it is to expect employees to be on the clock when they’re not actually on the clock.

        And while I’m getting flack for pointing out the issue with this – and stating that it’s unhealthy – every single one of these articles that discusses Meghan’s “American Work Ethic” has American’s who are very quick to say “oh the Brit’s can’t handle a woman that works” and who constantly take the martyr position as if you’re the only country to work hard, or that other countries are therefor too lazy in comparison – which is incredibly hypocritical.

        There’s a difference between supporting Meghan as a hard worker and putting down other countries for being somehow lazy because they have more protections in place for their employee’s rights.

        Also – thanks OriginalLala – that’s ABSOLUTELY the point I was making.

      • Piper says:

        Color me confused by all the Kate fans here daily on Meg posts, now railing against work ethic.

        Anyway – let’s not forget it’s been the British media and it’s citizens hating on Meghan as an Actress (the dirty word) and a hard worker. Hard work no matter where you live or what type of work you do is never disparaging. Being glad you slag off – good on you but leave those alone who worked hard to work her way into a full time working actress gig with endorsements and humanitarian work until she’s 36, sorry spin how you want, but it’s not a negative lol.

        if you could read without your own prejudices, Anna said – Meg (not HER) is a California girl, who wakes up early (also not a negative) and most yogis do. That was the only part of Meghan media story that made sense. She was seen waking up early to do yoga in Austraila to fight nausea as I recall too. The emailing at 5, that was bs. Also, Anna’s spot on with staff running to the press to complain about getting 6-7 emails a day (which isn’t a lot) it was always meant to make Meghan look bad at what, warning to nderstand her role and being surprised that staff thought working was “as needed” lol Staff look silly here. You can blame it on American work ethic if you want but pressing this issue makes women especially come off as patriarchal stepford wifes. I’ve performed both roles, nothing easy about being at home with kids and nothing easy about being a career woman but don’t stereotype All Americans and All Business Career Americans dysfunctional. Anna is spot on here, and good on her to say Meghan does justice to her new role, her wedding day walking alone and both duchesses.

        Some of you could learn a thing or two.

      • KatV says:

        Piper, did read Erinn’s comment? If you did, I think you might have misunderstood her intentions.
        Anyway, if I were a Brit, I’d be annoyed by Americans calling me lazy – which is basically what all these articles do by talking about hard work and work ethics as if only Americans possess these. Sincerely, a very lazy Dane 😉

      • Babadook says:

        People comment on other’s countries all the time here – there are multiple articles about British Royalty. And as an Irish reader I’ve gotten into a fair few discussions related to Ireland. Sure, the site is American but all the readers aren’t and we’re all entitled to talk about culture.

        Plus Eirinn is spot on. “American Work Ethic” isn’t a thing. It’s workers being mistreated and underpaid for the work they do and it being rebranded as having a strong work ethic so people feel better about single mothers having to work multiple jobs to stay afloat.

        No country is perfect and Eirinn is entitled to call that out regardless of where she’s from.

      • Lady D says:

        The “very lazy Dane” is also very funny.

    • Kim says:

      Meghan not texting anyone at 5am. The original tabloid story was she wakes up at 5am (which they got from her admitted it on tour saying she does yoga to relax) and that throughout the say she emails her staff many times a day.

      I fail to see why this is a bad thing? If her staff can’t handle that then they need to find a new way of life because that is what happens in real life.

    • Himmiefan says:

      You’re spot on about the healthcare part, but not every American company makes its employees work insane hours. I think we hear about those who do (looking at you Amazon) because they’re the outliers. I know because I’m actually American.

      • NicoleInSavannah says:

        WORD! Hey, I’d love to leave this country sometimes, but I can’t!

      • Erinn says:

        I agree, Himmifan. There are some excellent companies out there. I actually WORK for an American company in a satellite office, and while there are times where we’re expected to hustle a bit harder if we get slammed with a lot of work, my own management is amazing and really reasonable about their expectations.

        But at the end of the day – there’s a lot showing that overall, American’s are overworked, there are less holidays, less time off, no rules dictating sick time, or maternity leave, and that’s not healthy. I think there’s a problem when people start thinking that making your own personal life and home life suffer in order to work yourself sick is ‘normal’ or the only way to have great work ethic. I’m in the top tier of my team, I do amazing work that customers love. But I’m not slaving away. I work damn hard, but thankfully we have SOME protections in place to prevent a company from taking advantage of me.

      • NicoleInSavannah says:

        I completely appreciate everything you have said. I 100% agree. My last job was a nightmare and of course, my boss was the devil in Brooks Brothers and contacted me at ALL times. I am the idiot that did whatever was asked and no raise! I got a job as a hotel concierge. It’s better than the last!

    • Junejuli says:

      @Erinn I couldn’t have said it better myself. Workers rights in the US are appalling & other countries shouldn’t look to emulate it. The amount of American posters who criticize Kate for taking months off in maternity leave when they ought to be fighting for better maternity rights in their own country.

      We have no idea if Meghan sent text messages at 5am but if she did that is not ok & I can understand why some staff would have a problem with that. Out of office hours should be safeguarded.

    • Anastasia says:

      THANK YOU.

      I do get up at 5 am, but it’s NOT to bug people with texts, emails, or anything! I get up that early because I have to be at work no later than 7, and I like getting there more like 6:15-6:30, because it’s nice and quiet and I get SOOOO much done. Plus I can take more time at home getting ready, sipping a cup of Irish Breakfast, enjoying the hygga, snuggling with my dogs before I leave for the day.

      But texting people? Hell no.

    • Milla says:


      Americans do work more than Europeans. But they are not more productive cos after six hours of work our brains do not process information as easily. Swiss and few other countries are trying out working 6 hrs and 4 days a week. Seems like its more productive and healthier.

      We were taught to work hard and push ourselves which leads to depression, heart issues, etc, it is like sportsman playing through an injury just to end up more injured. Humans have limitations. When u get up is simply dictated by your habits and it is not good or bad. It is individual.

    • Rhys says:

      Absolutely agree with you. More than that, I think Americans who kill themselves at work and are proud of it, have been completely brain washed by the culture of “work hard, play hard.” When you are at your boss’ back call and don’t take more than a week of vacation at a time for years, just working overtime all of the time, it is a modern Middle Class Slavery. People here in America really do not realize how used and abused they are, how duped by the system and how little they get in return. In the USSR workers would get a plaque on the wall for same ardor and effort, but at least the system gave them access to free education, free child and health care, and proper vacation. What do Americans get for their work “ethic”? A big mortgage, lease of a luxury car, processed food and overpriced poorly made clothes. And the 1% gets the good life. I’m seriously at a loss at how obvious it is and how nobody seems to see it here.

    • Holly says:

      I hope I’m replying to the right thread (it gets a little confusing).

      Erinn you are right about some aspects of the American job market, that said, you’re making some sweeping generalizations about laws and culture which vary throughout the country.

      That said, my intention has never been to say that other countries are lazy. It is merely a cultural difference and I’m envious of the balance Europeans seem to have. But I think it was a hit back at the trashy, racist U.K. tabloids to imply that Americans hard work is not a bad thing and that the palace should not be intimidated by a woman’s initiative.

      Also, I would say that the “work ethic” of Americans is deeply complicated and ties into the fading American dream. I could write an essay on this lol.

      • Piper says:

        Totally agree. Not only was Erinn’s comment unnecessarily rude, is was off base. And yes, KatV i read it. lol hence my response. Generalizations are never a positive. The response to Anna seems over exaggerated offense and its your issue not Anna’s nor Meghans. Take it up with the press.

      • Reese. says:

        Colour me confused…as now you can add LAZY to my title: lazy British black women. I believe I have been overly repetitive on these boards about my views on the rubbish British tabloids that constantly get too much american attention? They are known as racist, sexist pieces of rubbish that shouldn’t get the attention they deserve.

    • Cranpee says:

      THANK YOU Erinn.

      So tire of this American work ethic MYTH. It’s such BS. Many if not most Americans work because they have to or they will end up HOMELESS. Even while employed many are barely making enough to keep roof over their head because we live in a debt culture . Many are working two jobs for same reason and not because they have a ‘work ethic’. It’s called survival.

    • Vi says:

      @Erinn Agree. But,above all,while dismissing a whole country’s work ethic because Meghan allegedly texts people early in the morning,can I ask what is,exactly,this “hard work” she’s doing we’re talking about? No,because what these people do isn’t even work,let alone “hard work”.

    • RunTrain says:

      Amen. I would be seriously annoyed at any boss who texted me at 5AM. We would have a chat about it that day. And if she continued, I would quit. Meghan is not saving lives. Nothing she has to say can’t wait until 9AM. (and not dinging her on this, I’m not saving lives either, I just think that we all think we are more important than we actually are, IMHO)

    • Aoife says:

      You are so right. Is it the vestiges of the Protestant work ethic? Getting up and starting working at 5am sounds like absolute hell to me, though that could be something to do with just about getting out of the baby tunnel of involuntary pre-sunrise starts to the day. It seems like an example of Americans assuming their way is the best way by default. Plus, Meghan is obviously a particularly driven, ambitious and successful person, and I would imagine not representative of all Americans.

  5. Anna says:

    What the betting that Meghan will eventually be on the front cover of Vogue in the near future.

    • PrincessK says:

      Anna Wintour is a very clever woman, and this positive report on Meghan tells us partly that she wants to be on her right side and is hoping for some kind of relationship and possible cover. Hasn’t Kate already been on the cover of British Vogue?

  6. Lala11_7 says:

    I….don’t think I’ve EVA heard her speak!

  7. lana86 says:

    Being on a Vougue cover after Kim Kardashian… hmmm

    • Lowrider says:

      Priyanka is the January vogue cover not a Kardashian.🤔

      • Tanguerita says:

        I am pretty sure it was a general observation. After Vogue went as low as putting KK on its cover, there is no honor in appearing on its pages. That aside, I think Priyanka doesn’t fare much better than Kardashians.

  8. Holly says:

    Confused as to what makes you say she may not be the editor of Vogue in a year?

    The woman essentially runs all of Conde. She’s not going anywhere.

  9. Michael says:

    Wow, she gets up at 5 in the morning. How amazing!

  10. Kim says:

    I think the rumors of palace working pearl clutching because they have to actually work is kind of hilarious. It doesn’t make Meghan look bad but makes them look lazy. That said I do think it is all a bunch of nonsense and they never expected it to backfire the way it has.

    As for Anna? I am not surprised as a woman well known for her power to be defending another woman attacked for being a hardworker. Also not doubt she wants Meghan on her cover at some point. Both editors of Vogue praised Meghan. Clearly they is at play.

  11. Himmiefan says:

    Man or woman, I look down on anyone who acts like Wintour does, and yes, I’ve worked for jerk men like her.

  12. Marich says:

    I dunno, texting at 5am is pretty shit. I personally think the American “work ethic” is incredibly messed up. Working crazy hours, having no vacation time, and having no work-life balance is not, IMHO, something to aspire to.

  13. Saltandbake says:

    Anna is clearly trying to get on the good side of the royals which is why I had to give her a side eye about her wedding dress comment! The dress was ill fitting & many people thought it too.

    • PrincessK says:

      I don’t know how you can call the dress ill fitting, do you know what the designer and Meghan actually had in mind. Just say you don’t like the dress whereas millions loved it.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The dress wasn’t ill fitting, it fit the way it was designed to fit. It was modeled after an earlier Givenchy worn by Audrey Hepburn in a photo shoot. It was designed to skim not cling and to accommodate the heavy fabric.

  14. Pearlime says:

    I get up at 5 am every day but instead of meditation or tennis I ride public transport for 75 minutes to go to work. Please be proud of me too!

  15. Jen says:

    I can’t wait for this texting at 5 am story to die. Whether you’re like “yeah Meg! She’s a hard worker and an early riser!” or “no, that’s actually rude and unhealthy to potentially wake your employees or make them feel as if they’re already behind at 8 AM,” this story has been covered and discussed to death.

    Anna Wintour probably texts her employees at 3 AM, though.

  16. Nic919 says:

    Can we stop pretending that any of the royals work full time hours? None of them do. So this has nothing to do with the American work ethic but everything to do with the royal staff being texted and expected to do more than they are used to. You can bet Catherine Quinn was used to getting texts in the private world and wouldn’t be phased by getting six or seven texts over the course of a day. I work for a UK company and they still expect you to work a full work day. As we are seeing, Meghan has been doing many behind the scenes private meetings which is not something the other younger royals have been doing, so it was probably a shock to the system for those used to working for the other KP residents. But Charles and Anne have busy schedules for royals and their staff would be used to organizing a lot more things.

  17. Toot says:

    Anna met Meghan before she was even known to be dating Harry, maybe she just likes her. This picture is from the Wimbledon 2016.

  18. CairinaCat says:

    Yeah it would be awesome to get vacation, maternity leave, reasonable pay, reasonable work hours.
    And being told to speak up! Fight for it! Is cool.. except… There aren’t enough jobs for everyone.
    You speak up and you’re fired because most states are at will employment and they can fire you for anything or they make shit up. Then they hire one of the 3-4 people waiting in line for your job that will keep quiet.
    There are not enough jobs to be able to fight for anything.
    Also maternity leave? Good luck with that, they would like a reason to fire women and not have to hire them in the first place.

    Women are supposed to be quiet and know their place. And minorities, and young people

    So pretty much white men still

  19. Lily says:

    Anna Wintour wakes up at 5am

  20. KidV says:

    I have two cats, I’m awake at 5:00 every morning. I guess I need to start texting my employees at that time since that seems to be what we do. I must have missed that in the “How to be an American” instruction manual.

    • Cranpee says:

      Hahaha. Me too. Maybe start practicing first and text your cats. See how they respond, and report back with your findings.

  21. East Coast Go-Getter says:

    Loved Anna’s positioning here. Also loved Anna’s take on her wedding gown as “grown up” it was. How strong Meghan and her mom came across around the world for women. As a fellow Brit, I think Anna knows a thing or two on the subject.

    I personally work with both Brits and French daily. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that Brits here in America don’t work as hard as we do, if not harder and for US who go to the UK, they’re not working the same hours or just as diligently. We are global society in so many ways, trying to disparage one another is pointless. UK has a woman as leader of your Monarch, id day she respects women with a pretty respectful work ethic.

  22. Rhys says:

    Funny, how she never considered putting hard-working, “amazing” Meghan on the cover of her magazine before the latter became a duchess.

    • Mae says:

      Was Diana or Kate in the front cover of Vogue before their marriages?
      No? Isn’t that funny…

      • Rhys says:

        Can’t compare them. Were they accomplished actresses and/or UN speakers? Neither was known for anything besides maybe their parents’ status.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Well at least you admit they did nothing in comparison to Meghan prior to marriage, Rhys.

      • greenmonster says:

        @notsugarhere: Diana was barely 20 when she married Charles and was working as a daycare teacher. That is not nothing, not even in comparison to Meghan.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Funny how she never felt the need to say nice things about Kate’s lack of work ethic before trying to get Kate on the cover. Because Katie Keen lept at the chance for a photo shoot for being nothing other than William’s wife.

    • PrincessK says:

      I think that Wintour should get Meghan on the cover of American Vogue to coincide with the Sussexes Autumn visit to the US.

  23. Nichole says:

    I love her hair. I often wear wigs because of an autoimmune disorder that has ruined my hair, and I finally found an old, discontinued Revlon one in that style that fits my tiny head. I loooove it, so much!!! That is all.

  24. Rosie says:

    As a Brit I find some of the judgement a little bit insulting. KP seems to be an exception but I’ve always had the impression of the palaces and royal events being run like clockwork and that doesn’t happen with team of slackers for staff. It’s the same with Brexit and the British being branded as a bunch of xenophobes. 48% of the voters chose to remain!!

  25. Jb says:

    Eh. This woman put Kartrashian and the idiot known as Kanye on the cover and we’re suppose to think her opinion means anything other than lip service?!! Anything to sell copies right Anna??!

    • Skylark says:

      Thank you, I find her ridiculous and entirely self-serving and cannot, for the life of me, understand why she’s still regarded here and elsewhere as influential or someone whose voice should be listened to.

  26. atlantic says:

    I don’t know if Meghan actually sends texts that early. But people who do are just rude. Whether or not they expect an answer right away isn’t the point. It’s intrusive. For the couple of colleagues I have that do this there’s a certain amount of virtue-signalling as well. A “look how hard I’m working outside of office hours” subtext, and they tend to be the least productive / worst at managing their time.

  27. Leyton says:

    It was never said Meghan texted at 5am. It started with she gets up early and then that she text a lot during the day (which isn’t unreasonable in any case). The only person who a legit complaint about her getting up early is probably the man who sleeps next to her and I doubt we’ll hear a word of complaint out of him.

    Meghan just comes across as a very confident woman who has a plan and knows what she wants. A lot of successful women can appreciate her and her approach. She’s far from a bitch but won’t be walked all over by anyone who thinks they know what and how she should be doing things.

    Anna cracked me up with the Pigeon comment. LOL

  28. Weaver says:

    I originally wasn’t sold on Meghan’s dress but it looks so striking in every photo I’ve seen. The solid white without interruptions of sequins or lace was very photogenic. She must have picked the dress with photos in mind.

    And yes, it was a grown-up gown. I keep forgetting Meghan was married before. the simplicity was perfect in retrospect.

  29. East Coast Go-Getter says:

    For the people who believe in facts, Meghan’s call time in Suits was 5am, and she mentioned getting up at 4am to be ready to head to set. She’s use to being an early riser but I think Suits taped 4days a week, the other days she dedicated to The Tig, volunteering. Seems the focus on what time excludes individual professions, we all work different times, and id imagine someone who’s use to getting up early, it’s a habit that’s hard to break esp if it includes your workout time.

  30. Greta says:

    How can it be that such a minor thing as raising early can be such a huge story?

  31. Christa says:

    Bar is set very very low.

    I get up at 3:40am to get to work by 5am. Can I have a duchy now?

  32. Jumpingthesnark says:

    As an American, it has been very amusing to watch all the brits bang on about our unhealthy work culture. As a working Mom in the US, I agree with the Brits on this! But what seems to have been forgotten, in the convo about the BRF, is that for the Brits, THEIR hard earned money goes to the anachronistic institution of the BRF. As an American, royal gossip is fun, but if that were MY hard earned money, I’d be a hard core republican, and let the royals live off their private money , turn the castles into museums/tourist attractions that generate much needed revenue etc.