The Sussexes’ exit from the Royal Foundation will likely be announced this week


Trooping the Colour Ceremony, London, UK - 8 Jun 2019

As we discussed earlier, this week there’s a lot of talk about the Royal Foundation, which is/was shared by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The ground-zero gossip for this round of rumors seems to have originated in the Sunday Times, the same publication which broke the William wants to exile Meghan and Harry to Africastory a few months ago. It’s not a tabloid, and I feel like someone important is leaking some interesting stuff to them. So, yeah, it feels like the Sunday Times got things moving and now other sites are picking up the story. It seems there are several gossip morsels which the tabloids have run with, like Prince Philip didn’t want Harry marrying an actress, and William was happiest when he could control Harry. But the big story is that the Sussexes will exit the Royal Foundation THIS WEEK.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s split from the Royal Foundation — the charitable initiative they ran with Prince William and Kate Middleton — will come Wednesday, sources told Page Six. It was rumored that Harry and Meghan will exit the foundation after reports of a royal rift between the couples. The foundation will continue without them, and the news will be announced after a board meeting this week.

A source told us: “It’s not an easy time right now at the foundation . . . Everybody is massively stressed ahead of this meeting.”

A spokesperson said: “We announced earlier this year the Royal Foundation was reviewing its structures . . . Any announcement regarding this review will be made in due course.”

[From Page Six]

Just three weeks ago, the Sun broke the news about the Royal Foundation split, only their sources said at the time that William and Kate were basically pushing the Sussexes out. A source said at the time: “The couples have been given two options – the first is to leave things as they are and the second a complete split. Nothing has been formally ratified but all the mood music is suggesting the Sussexes will break away. The Sussexes weren’t in a rush to make any changes, but the Cambridges were.” Which means that the next month of reporting will be about how DIVA MEG and Hen-pecked Harry demanded to leave the Royal Foundation, I’m absolutely sure. Speaking of, the Sunday Times also had this item:

Meghan Markle has been nicknamed “the degree wife” by a senior royal, as they think her marriage to Prince Harry will “only last three years”. According to The Sunday Times, this is the latest unflattering moniker given to the Duchess of Sussex, 37, since she married Harry last May.

It was previously reported that Meghan was given the nickname “Me-Gain” at Kensington Palace due to rubbing staff up the wrong way. She has been called “Duchess Difficult” for sending emails in the early hours of the morning and for “yelling at someone for suggesting she wear ‘garbage’ tights from M&S”.

A palace source is also said to have commented on why Harry’s long-time pals – such as Eton pal Tom “Skippy” Inskip and PR guru Astrid Harbord – have been excluded from Harry’s circle. The insider told the publication: “Anybody who voiced any kind of reservation about Meghan has been sidelined.”

[From The Sun]

I laughed out loud at the idea of Meghan “yelling at someone for suggesting she wear ‘garbage’ tights from M&S.” I’m sorry, that’s one of the funniest quotes I’ve ever read. Clutch your pearls if you want, but I sort of hope Meghan has actually bitched out some staffer for daring to suggest she wear “garbage tights from M&S.” As for Meghan being a Degree Wife… well, here in America, it generally takes four years to get a degree. We won’t know until we know, but I think it continues to be really rude and nasty that all of these publications and “sources” continue to push this narrative that Meghan will eventually leave Harry, and all they have to do is bully her out of the country and out of her marriage.

The official birthday of the British Sovereign, The Trooping of the Colour, London, UK.

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  1. Loretta says:

    Senior royals and Palce staff sound more and more racist. This is a bad thing for the Royal Family, not Meghan

    • Becks1 says:

      Agreed. This type of story just makes the royal family and their staff look bad.

      • Blue Orange says:

        It’s really annoying. Even without all of this, they might well have split up in the future but now if/when that happens, everyone will blame the British press & British people. Whether you like her or not, how hard can it be to leave her alone? This is not how you make friends.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Latest royal update: So many Fleas, Cockroaches and Rats at the palace and not enough pesticide. Yawn.

    • Himmiefan says:

      If a senior royal really did say that, then I think it was Andrew. Anne, Charles, and the Queen all seem to genuinely like Meghan. As for me, if H&M ignore the criticism and put their marriage first, then they’ll be fine.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Exactly. Like I said on another post, all the good will the RF garnered from last spring’s wedding has been squandered. And it’s completely due to their hateful attitudes and petty actions towards Meghan. As she gets more sympathy and people defending her, the RF as a whole is increasingly scrutinized in turn.

      • ss says:

        I swear that in last week I read an article that referred to Meghan as “Prince Harry’s first wife” in the headline. I can’t remember where. It was so bad.

  2. My3cents says:

    Well I’d wear that title proudly as she’s probably the most educated of them all.

    • Amy says:

      Doubtful. William and Catherine both have degrees.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Not doubtful at all. Meghan has a bachelors in International studies and theater. Kate has an undergrad degree in History of Art. William has a master of arts.
        So I would say that when it comes to global overview and understanding the world and it’s history Meghan has a leg up on both of them. Not to mention the fact that she actually studied abroad in Spain. She also interned in Argentina.

      • RuthyfromIt says:

        Ehm, Ehm… Waity Cathy barely managed to get out from Uni with a Degree in History of Art. Which itself doesn’t create a job position.
        William was helped with private tutors all the university year. He was too busy boozing with his posh friends.
        Harry at least knew that University was not for him and took the military.
        Meghan went to a prestigious college, thanks to her marks and hard work, none was there to hire professional to help her to do an essay. She studied languages too and seems continue to educate herself. Lazy Bill is known for not reading briefing before make a tour and his equally lazy wife took 6years to see her make a coherent speech, between her fake posh accent and the veneers. Please give us a break!

      • leena says:

        Sorry to go against the narrative here, but William got a 2:1 degree in Geography and Kate got a 2:1 in History of Arts – not quite “barely getting out with a degree.”

        Harry didn’t go to Uni because he got very poor “A” level result.

        People’s prejudices are showing again! :lol:

      • Tina says:

        St Andrew’s and Northwestern are about equal in terms of prestige, although Northwestern is a large research-intensive university and St Andrew’s is basically the equivalent of a US liberal arts college (although you still only study your main subject, as we do here). I’d say it’s a wash.

      • Megan says:

        They all went to posh secondary schools and they all went to respected unis. Let’s not pretend the Cambridges are less educated than Meghan because we like her better.

        P.S. I was an English major, which also doesn’t create a job position, and I have been employed since the day I graduated.

      • Blue Orange says:

        lol yes, people are making shizz up again to suit their agenda. Kate and Megan have the same level of degree. An undergraduate course in the UK is a bachelors. Both Kate & William had some of the best schooling. Regardless of what you might think of them, you can’t deny that.

      • Maria says:

        I think I can deny that. I’m an American but have lived in the UK – attended Warwick and Leeds and was accepted to a place at Oxford – when I did my research for museum studies schools I definitely looked at St. Andrews for a number of reasons (this was 2011) and the art history/artistic department fell woefully short then, not to mention my acceptance letter was misspelled more than once. There is no way Meghan’s alma mater is not more rigorous.
        At Warwick it was opined that St. Andrews and Durham remained the schools for the posh children who weren’t intelligent enough to be accepted to Oxbridge et al. But they were gorgeous enough places I had to at least investigate.

    • Himmiefan says:

      I agree, Meghan’s the best educated.

    • Jaded says:

      Agree – she did very well academically and turned that knowledge into a successful career. She made her mark and became successful in her own right, she didn’t get born into it. Regardless of how much education you may have, it’s how you apply it in your everyday life. Neither Waity nor Normal Bill have done much other than live the good life with the aristos, and even they seem to be turning their backs on them.

  3. Billbop says:

    I just hope this is all worth it to her. What a miserable existence to be a woman married into that family, always under a microscope.

    I don’t really terribly sorry for her, I remember Kate and Diana getting hammered too, it comes with the job and I am sure Meghan knew about it and thought she could handle it. But what progressive feminist would want to put up with this crap the rest of their life for any man?

    Love is sometimes just not enough when your In-laws and an entire press is out to make you look bad.. What a horrible life, give me my commoners life ANY DAY!

    • Maria says:

      Kate was not hammered like this by any means. On the contrary, she was given a glowing press makeover when she married in.

      • Kristen says:

        Yup. They tried to sell her like “the new Diana” LMAO

      • Himmiefan says:

        I remember a lot of people hating on her. Maybe not the press, but trolls. Oh my goodness, the comments back when E Online had comments!

    • I have a great deal of empathy for her. I’ve never bought into the she knew what she signed up for with Kate and I don’t with Meghan either. She met and fell in love with a man that came with more baggage than most. Progressive feminists are still people who love and her choice of husband doesn’t diminish her feminist cred.
      She really doesn’t deserve this.

      • Melissa says:

        Thank you! No one deserves this type of abuse just because they married into the royal family. These disgusting people are trying to destroy a woman and her marriage because they can’t stand seeing a biracial American enjoy privileges they think are only for white people.

      • goofpuff says:

        I don’t buy she didn’t know what she was signing up for. Kate and Wills dated for 10 years and she was the girlfriend so even less protection from the palace. The fact that she hung in there despite the awful way Wills treated her and the crappy press – that’s a long time 10 years to understand what you’re getting into.

      • Darla says:

        I am one who believes no one ever really knows what they signed up for, because you have to live something to get the full impact. So she does have my empathy. Otherwise though, I do agree. I think she made a bad mistake, but I hope she doesn’t think so and I hope she can be happy. I would be miserable.

    • Melissa says:

      My gut is telling me that Harry and Meghan have an exit plan. They seem like the type of people who already have the next five years successfully mapped out.

      • Royalist says:

        Melissa, I agree.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        I can definitely see this being the case. And it wouldn’t surprise me at all.

      • Jessica says:

        Is it possible the Sussexes are more interested in their work and raising their family the way they want to than they are in the media’s and their families’ opinions?

        Seems William is to Harry as Thomas and Samantha Markle are to Meghan. Toxic figures who attempt to use the media to write their own narrative. It’s getting tedious.

    • Sassy says:

      Diana and Kate totally had to deal with racism too. Plays a violin for the poor English roses. Wanting them to follow certain rules is one thing but they treat Meghan like she’s a subhuman.

  4. Melissa says:

    I don’t think these Palace sources understand how horrible they sound. I know the intent is to harm Meghan, but they are actually making a lot of people feel protective of her. It’s been nonstop abuse and gossip since 2016, and most of us are disgusted at how poorly Meghan is being treated.

    • RuthyfromIt says:

      They truly live in a bubble of snobbery and sadness. It’s just plain abuse now. Poor Meghan!

    • Felicia says:

      Fergie got the same treatment as Meghan is getting now. Maybe it’s a “grey man” tradition to look down on “the wife of the spare”.

      • ProfPlum says:

        No one ever said that Fergie was Straight Outta Verbier. I was around for the Fergie days and, at least initially, it was a love-fest. She was fun, fizzy, funny–a breath of fresh air. It’s worlds away from MM’s treatment.

  5. Abby says:

    Ugh at those staff comments. I would be so hurt and angry if I were Meghan and harry. Such bitchiness. I cut ties with a friend (former best friend) who told people she didn’t think my marriage would last a year. About to hit 10 years, thanks! But that was the end of that friendship.

    As an American, I can’t recognize M&S tights. Maybe H&M tights? That makes no sense and sounds made up.

    • Maria says:

      Marks and Spencer tights. They’re perfectly good tights, too!

      • Abby says:

        Right, I know it’s Marks & Spencer, but I don’t know how you could tell!

      • HMC says:

        I hate tights and pantyhose. I even sprung for ridiculously high end expensive ones, and still no go. I don’t like how they feel on me and how I feel in them, so they’re all garbage to me.

    • Jessica says:

      They mean Marks & Spencer.

    • deezee says:

      Its Marks & Spencer. It is a popular department store. I’m not sure what “level” it is. We used to have it in Canada and it was considered “upper middle class” retail. So I wouldn’t have considered their tights garbage. And has Meghan lived in the UK long enough to have formed such an opinion of M&S?

      • Abby says:

        Exactly Deezee!

      • goofpuff says:

        Sounds like it was more someone was telling her she needs to wear tights to something and she told them no so they lost their shit. Someone below already said she wore M&S tights before so this is a non-story.

  6. Iknow says:

    Listen, we can all put on rose colored shades and believe this treatment Meghan has received form, not only the press, but also the Courtiers has been done to Kate, Sophie and others. They picked at these women’s style, their families, and their manners. But they are trying to break Meghan. They are doing their most to get rid of her. To them, she isn’t just an American actress. They wouldn’t have been this awful to Elizabeth Olsen or some other white, blonde woman. The vitriol is at another level with Megan and it’s simply because of her mixed-raced status. Plain and simple.

  7. Lisa says:

    Such nasty people.

  8. PhD gossip says:

    Hello, William – we see your heavy handed and over the top PR fail once again. #Sheesh

    • celialarson12 says:

      I second that. The Royal Foundation is about to be split. These 4 cannot work together as they are very different people. William throwing his toys out of the pram as he knows he can no longer control his brother because of that ” actress” he married.

  9. Sam says:

    Loool The press are trying to make her a degree wife,if they can abuse and abuse her they think she would likely get tired and want to go back to America/Canada
    The Marks and Spencer tights doesnt sound believable.Its one of the very few British brands she actually wears,they should have picked a brand shes never been seen wearing.
    As for her being rude,i think shes just a direct person and they dont like it

    • Amy Too says:

      It also sounds like something a British person would come up if they were trying to sound American. Like they know that in Britain they describe things they don’t like as rubbish. They know that in America we say “garbage” instead of rubbish. But they don’t understand that we don’t use “garbage” as a descriptor before a noun very often. At least I never hear it. “Those are garbage tights.” No. MAYBE “those tights are garbage.”

      • kerwood says:

        And it sounds like something someone would say to get the British public on their side. How dare that AMERICAN slag off Marks and Sparks?!?!? The thing is that most of the haters on tabloid message boards are AMERICAN and wouldn’t know Marks and Spencer’s from Wal-Mart.

  10. Maria says:

    I don’t recall Astrid Harbord being that friendly with him. I do know Kate is friendly with her and she tried hard to get Astrid with Harry.

    • HMC says:

      MIght be like Piers Morgan and Meghan. Have a single drink and all of a sudden you’re soulmates for life and how dare you not return my calls!

  11. Jessica says:

    This is all so sad and ugly. Diana had many flaws of her own, but she was telling us the truth when she told us how brutally cold and unloving this family is. Meghan is now living it. I saw on another site a comment that the Mail’s article about Harry allegedly telling her to ‘turn around’ during Trooping the Colour had 9000 comments. I was flabbergasted so I decided to look for myself even though I typically avoid that cesspool like the plague. By the time I looked, it was up to 14,000 comments, the overwhelming majority full of hate and bile. If I were her, this level of irrational, vitriolic hatred would have me weeping.

    I hope Harry and Meghan succeed and have a healthy, mutually supportive marriage that proves all these ghastly people wrong…but if not, I hope she leaves. They’ll isolate her and inflict anguish and humiliation on her just like they did Diana.

    • Lady D says:

      They were so gleeful! Poor hateful shrews and trolls had to wait a very, very long time to see what they perceive as a crack in their marriage. Of course they leapt on this story, it’s what they’ve been dreaming of since the start of their relationship. It must have felt so good for those racist shits to finally have a legit(?) reason to release their vitriol & hatred. That comment count made me laugh at the pathetic posters on that site.

  12. LeaTheFrench says:

    Well, Senior Royal, I guess we’ll just let facts speak for themselves. Harry and Meghan just welcomed a baby, who is clearly adored by his parents. Does not look like a marriage with a close expiry date to me.

  13. Lanne says:

    Someone needs to call out the courtiers publicly. They are a liability and making the royal family look bad. What happened to stiff upper lip? Smile and keep your thoughts amongst yourselves? I can’t imagine what kind of shit Meghan is getting to her face if this is what they say behind her back? Don’t the courtiers realize they’re playing with fire? Imagine a sympathetic interview with Meghan and Harry with Oprah about how they were bullied out of the royal family. That wouldn’t just play well in the Us. That would be a global embarrassment on the lines of the Diana interview, if not worse. Lots of changes could be afloat in the U.K. no deal Brexit might lead to Scotland independence, death of the Queen could start the breakup of the commonwealth. It’s hard to justify hereditary royalty in the 21st century anyway. The thing about racism that I just don’t understand is how utterly irrational it is. Here in the US, we see racist white people who will sacrifice their own prosperity and that of their children to racism. Will these idiot courtiers sacrifice their own raison d’être to racism as well?

    • Still_Sarah says:

      I usually took the position that Meghan knew what she was stepping into with the BRF but those comments are awful. Degree wife? I doubt she is getting much said to her face because people who leak stuff like this are never open to your face – merely “helpful” in a condescending way. No wonder it’s so hard to find a royal bride – who would volunteer for this crap?

    • Guest says:

      If harry and Meghan left the royal family it would be disaster for the family. Harry is extremely popular and beloved. I think the queen knows that which is one of the reasons why I think she gave her approval for his marriage. I think Charles knows that as well. Meghan has done wonders for his image. William is just too stupid too see that he needs his brother. If something happened to William, Andrew is going to be the one to guide George. Yikes… but I think he would more concerned about archie at this point.

    • RuthyfromIt says:

      I truly believe that at one point Harry was ready to leave the Palace, probably due to the fact that everybody were extremely against his decision to date Meghan.
      Maybe it’s one of the reason why they stayed together, when everybody tells you that it’s a mistake while hiding their racism and classism, you have to stand up for yourself.
      Harry is popular among the non-royalist, the majority of the people who don’t really care beyond their main things (marriage, babies, funerals). Hundreds of people striped naked for supporting him during the sh*t storm after the Las Vegas leaked photos, and that showed to the Queen and Charles how much of support the “wild” second prince had with the commoners.
      I do not believe that the Queen was so happy of Meghan, she never strikes to be woke or empathic person. It’s Charles that was ready to take the ride and being seen as very cool to the minorities, so helped a bit Meghan and Harry to navigate the ass*oles in the palace. They forgot that all the people who gravitated in royals palaces are a bunch of racist, really in love with the “populism” and “racism” will let themselves out from the sh*thole were they used to live in silent. And they are doing this thanks to all, ALL, the royals that are ignoring the problems. I hope they will strike back, hard.

  14. Royalist says:

    The Royals are racist. They have always been. Prince William has skeletons, a typical Windsor. He must talk about his illegitimate child, Wolf, with Jecca Craig who lived in Kenya. A serial cheater. His brother is a better man and husband. Kenya is ready to blow that charade.

  15. Evie says:

    Nasty, nasty, nasty business. And I suspect we haven’t seen the worst of this yet.

  16. Guest says:

    The way the UK press and Royal family have treated Meghan makes them look like complete garbage. Good luck to England because they have backed themselves into a corner with Brexit and their royal family treats the half black woman who could actually help them move into the 21st century like garbage.

    I hope one day harry and Meghan completely leave the royal family. Let them sink of their own because William is going to be a joke of a king.

  17. LynO says:

    I have always been indifferent to the Royals and didnt mind them but now I’m actively rooting against them. They and the courtiers are just a vile institution that needs dismantling. Once the Queen is no longer here to shield them all bets are off.
    At that point or some point during Charles reign Harry should take his family and leave.

    • Guest says:

      I think harry would pick his wife and child over the royal family. If they treat his wife like this I can’t imagine what they will do to archie. I want to know who the senior royal is. They all look bad at this point. I dont think they realize that harry and Meghan are very popular across the globe. I hope they continue to build their connections and if worse came to worse use them and let the royal family deal with the fallout.

  18. Molly says:

    What kind of nickname is “the degree wife”? That’s just stupid.
    “Waity Katy” was clever and quippy. Terrible sentiment, but it’s objectively a very good nickname. Be more creative, racist royal couriers!

  19. one of the Marys says:

    I agree Harry and Meghan are taking the long view and the sabateurs are not. I expect house Sussex will continue to build their brand globally and by the time William takes the crown they will have the option of becoming successfully independent or will already have exercised that option. The monarchy will reduce in size and influence and if William is king it will be of a much smaller entity. This right now is a fork in the road for the monarchy and they are not looking past the Queen’s reign by embracing Meghan and her global popularity and reach.

  20. Mumbles says:

    “Clutch your pearls if you want, but I sort of hope Meghan has actually bitched out some staffer for daring to suggest she wear “garbage tights from M&S.” ”

    Pearls clutched. I don’t think it happened, for the record. But I certainly don’t gleefully hope it happened. Because that would be mean and rude. I’ve worked for mean, abusive people and there is nothing worse than having your livelihood depend on someone who yells at you for silly things.

    And dare I say if the news had been that Kate had yelled at someone about the quality of her stockings, the tone of the article/comments here would be not as charitable.

    • Becks1 says:

      I wouldn’t believe the stockings story about Kate either TBH.

      I just don’t think either woman is the type to yell at staff.

    • molee says:

      I could see this being true if the selection of “garbage tights” presented to Meghan were all in shades of white-woman-nude.

  21. Busybody says:

    As an American who has lived in the UK, I feel that I can shed some light on the Diva Duchess comments. The cultural differences, superficially subtle as they may seem, are big enough that an American is almost always going to seem rude and demanding to a Brit. We ask directly for what we want, say plainly what we don’t like and ask lots of questions. I consider myself a polite and soft spoken person, but more than once have offended people—example: I ordered dinner at a pub by stating, “I’ll have one of those little (meat) pies.” and the barkeep took exception to the use of “little” (I was not implying the pie’s inferiority) and the “I’ll have” (which is a pretty standard way to order food in the US).

    Racism aside, Megan could acting like a polite American and it will still push buttons.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yeah I think that there has been a clash of cultures between Meghan and the household staff. I have worked with Americans for many years (am a Brit) and your directness & go getness are IMO great attributes but it can rub against parts of the ‘stiff upper lip’ part of the British psyche (particularly with older Brits who may not be used to dealing with people from other countries/cultures).

      • celialarson12 says:

        There could be a culture clash but what kind of professional environment leaks stories about eggs , airfreshners, tights and whatevet other rubish. Yes, the type that spent their 20s hanging out of clubs instead of being meaningfully employed. That is the only culture they know. No wonder a certain actor almost died of laughter when he heard the things Meghan is being accused of. M&S tights indeed !!!!.

      • kerwood says:

        What about the clash of cultures with someone like Mike Tindall. The White skin probably helps and he might be British but a lower middle class rugby player might as well have come from Mars. They accepted him. I think the courtiers have smaller minds than the members of the Royal family.

    • Cas says:

      Americans often have the same issue here in Aus and NZ. We have a real culture of apologising; it’s considered polite to apologise for the inconvenience. (Not where it counts though!!) When ordering food the convention is to ask, not state, for example.
      You shouldn’t have to apologise for a service but that’s one of the differences in culture that Americans might learn the hard way.

  22. NYC_girl says:

    Some of the best bras I ever wore were from M&S! I loved them, and I even made my ex in London go get more for me and ship them over! Nobody should hate on M&S!!

    • Some chick says:

      Nobody is criticizing Marks & Sparks. It’s a silly rumor.

      As to bras… the fit is always so very personal. Altho, next time I am near a M&S I will check them out.

  23. Dani says:

    The royal family and (most of) their associates and friends have always been racists, anti semetic, hateful ignorant people. Since before Elizabeth became Queen. This isn’t new information. Their hatefulness isn’t random. As smiley as they all look in photos it would not surprise me if the palace and everyone in it hated Meg just because of her skin color. I only hope that Harry isn’t turned against her by his family members.

    • TeddyPicker says:

      This proves to me that H&M must be true love. She is clever and has a clear sense of the world and still chose to marry into a family where blackamoor brooches are casually worn and slave paintings hang on the walls.

      Here’s hoping they have an exit plan…

  24. notasugarhere says:

    The royal foundation should split. It should have split when W&K married, instead of tacking Kate on the name. Meghan has brought in a large amount of money through the Together Cookbook, that could be the first of many projects she does like that. Split the Foundation now, like they split the households earlier in the year and got Harry and Meghan away from KP’s control. Get it done.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Very true, the Australian tour kicked off a jealous streak in the Cambridges (esp William) which has only gotten worse. I wonder what will happen to the money from the cookbook, will it stay with the RF or move over to any new foundation H&M setup?

      • Harla says:

        That’s my question too, what about the money held by the Foundation for the Hubb Community Kitchen? Donors will not be happy if it stays with the Foundation without clear lines as to how it will go to Hubb.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Every penny *should* go to a new Sussex-run Foundation, for them to keeping giving to Hubb. Plus the money some donated to a royal wedding fund (about 150,000 pounds) before Harry and Meghan announced which charities they wanted to receive donations.

      • Harla says:

        I agree Nota, personally I wouldn’t trust the Foundation, under William’s control, to continue to help the Hubb. In fact I’ve wondered why the Foundation just doesn’t give the Hubb all the monies that have been donated for them to decide how it should be spent. I can’t imagine that the ladies of the Hubb Community Kitchen need others telling them how to spend those donations.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Sales are ongoing, so money keeps coming in. My guess is much of the money has already been funneled to Hubb, since the kitchen is now open seven days a week. Someone has to make sure every penny keeps going where it is intended, which is one of many reasons to split the Foundation.

      • Some chick says:

        It’s so great to hear that Hubb is now open 7 days a week! Thanks for the good news, Nota!

    • VI. says:

      I’m not sure that was the point of the split and the offices at BP.. The Times had another very believable version that was about being denied the same independence as KP to establish a “brand” (Scobie also confirmed they wanted offices at Windsor) and Charles/the Queen bringing them at BP essentially to control them.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The households were split because William is a controlling a$$. Both HM and Charles took money from their budgets to fund the move, meaning they see value in getting Harry and Meghan away from William’s control. If Charles wanted to control them, they’d be under Clarence House.

  25. Beli says:

    The plan is obvious. Chip and chip and chip away about how Harry and Meghan won’t last so that if Meghan does eventually decide she’s had enough they can crow “we told you so!”

    It’s disgusting.

  26. Busyann says:

    Eh, they may divorce one day, but Meghan is strong, and that type of strength tends to help things last. I bet Harry gets strength from her. Me and the hubs are the same. I’m a lot like Meghan and have had to deal with bullies and bs and my hubby witnessed a ton of it. He was at a loss, didnt know how to handle it, but I was like, “it’s okay….this shall pass.” One day he was like “You handle everything so gracefully. You’re quietly strong, but graceful.”

    So, it is possible that they may divorce but I really doubt it. This is probably making their marriage stronger honestly. BUT I do see this getting worse. To the point where I actually see them leaving and moving to the US. I think that would happen before they ever divorce.

    Harry hasnt been looking happy lately, not since that Easter weekend foolery. That was low and his face at the Easter service told me everything I needed to know about the dynamic in that family. Will is the problem and quite frankly he should worry about his marriage and whether or not he will ever ascend the thrown rather than focusing on his black SIL.

    • Harla says:

      I agree, it’s been said that Harry has wanted to leave the “Firm” before and I believe that he will leave the “Firm” if things get much worse.

      • Busyann says:

        Do they really even need to be in The Firm? Their starpower and ability and desire to do good in the world is huge. Harry and Meghan are both independently wealthy. I bet that is the last result. They walk away from the firm and do their own thing. That would be my plan.

      • Harla says:

        No they don’t , not in order to do the work and support the charities that they care about. But, I think that Harry stays mostly because of his love for his grandmother and maybe even a bit for his father. I mean how would to look to have this young man (now a couple) leave the “Firm”, talk about a PR disaster! All that being said, I don’t see him putting up with his brothers crap (if that’s indeed what’s happening) or feeling a sense of loyalty to him at the expense of his wife and child.

        When Edward abdicated the Firm still gave him an allowance for living expenses and I feel that if H&M left then the Firm would still need to provide them with protection because leaving defenseless against kidnapping, etc would really be the worst decision the monarch could make.

  27. one of the Marys says:

    I agree, I expect Harry will leave with Meghan before he considers leaving the marriage

  28. roxanne says:

    Team Kate all the way!!!

  29. Well-Wisher says:

    I find the noted events bafflingly. The Duchess of Sussex is a monarchist. She has given up everything for love. She has approached her duties with due diligence and was received according.
    If the foundation no longer function as a pleasing entity for the brothers and families.
    Then a clean break from working as one unit is necessary and with time heal and establish a healthy relationship based on family ties.

    I hope the Duke and Duchess family endures and grow from strength to strength as their humane imperfect love and imperfect selves are challenged.

  30. aquarius64 says:

    House Sussex all the way. These idiots who attack them only make them sympathetic. Karma is coming for these people. The DM sob story about Bad Dad’s lonely Father’s Day – the comments were funny. Where are your kids and gradkids (two he never met) was the bulk of them. Karma will come for House Cambridge starting with a Rose by any other name.

  31. kerwood says:

    I don’t believe that courtiers from Buckingham Palace refer to Meghan as a ‘degree wife’ or even that they call her Mee-gain. That sounds like something a bunch of tabloid lowlifes come up with while sitting around the lunch room.

    I don’t think the courtiers like Meghan, for a lot of different reasons, but I don’t believe they want her marriage to Harry to end. Because that would make the Queen very unhappy and these courtiers’ living depends on the Queen’s happiness. The Queen would find out if someone was counting down on her grandson’s marriage.

    The Royal Family is built on a history of racism and racial injustice but I’m not sure the Queen is a racist. Phillip, yes, but not the Queen. Her Majesty had very close personal friendships with several African leaders of Commonwealth countries. They’re gone now and I read that she misses them quite a bit. QEII disagreed with that horrible woman Margaret Thatcher’s stand on South Africa and made it know, which was a very rare move for this Queen who doesn’t weigh in on political issues. She’s also very fond of President Obama and the former First Lady. Liking a few Black people doesn’t mean she’s NOT a racist but I don’t think the Queen is guilty of the same knee-jerk racism the British tabloids and even her own husband suffer from.

    I also think the Queen likes Meghan, if only because Meghan makes Harry happy and the Queen loves Harry.

    Another person who loves Harry is Prince Charles and those unnamed courtiers know they have to keep him sweet. While Diana was doing her notorious tv interview, Prince Charles was spending his birthday in Brixton, which was a big deal back then. He’s made an effort to try and reach out to ALL British people. He’s slipped up now and then but I think his heart is in the right place. Charles is the future monarch (Cambridge fans keep forgetting that) and iI think he’ll remember the courtiers who went after his daughter in law.

    Meghan might be a bi-racial American actress, but she’s also intelligent, well-educated and sophisticated. The Royal Family welcomed a yob like Mike Tindall so Meghan couldn’t be that much of a leap.

    The tabloids (and their readers) WANT to believe that the Royal Family want Meghan gone as much as they do. I don’t believe it. If Meghan is driven out of the Royal Family it will be as bad as what happened with Diana and NOBODY wants that.

    The tabloids are drunk on the virulence of their message boards. They’ve forgotten that the people who post there don’t really count for anything. In fact, most of them are American and have absolutely no skin in this game at all.

    If Meghan decides to walk, Harry and Archie will go with her and the Royal Family can’t afford to lose them. I think that’s probably what frustrates William the most. He’s going to have to watch his brother go from strength to strength while all he gets to do is prune Rose’s bush every once in a while.

  32. Yawande says:

    What utter nonsense Harry isn’t going anywhere. He’s just as self righteous and petulant as his older brother. He loves the perks his title gives him, his problem is that he fetishises normal but has no clue what normal really is. Meghan didn’t marry harry the plumber she married harry the prince. She’s going no where and neither is harry. As a Brit, Americans need to stop thinking that the world will cave in if harry ups sticks, it won’t our response will be, don’t let the door hit you on the way out, coupled with we told you so. A law needs to be brought in that states the first ten in line to the throne must choose there spouse from within the UK and the commonwealth, then we wouldn’t need to listen to virtue signalling Americans telling us what our opinions should be.

    • Some chick says:

      That’s some pretty breathtaking nationalism there. Particularly “we told you so.”

      Why do you even care who Harry marries? He’d have never even met Meghan if she wasn’t accomplished on her own. (She’s addressed the UN, remember?)

      Why should anyone there be told they have to choose their spouse from there? Hopefully it’s true that they’re not paying attention to the press there.

      Wow. Just wow. These are not zoo animals.

      If you don’t want to listen to opinions, then perhaps the comments here are not the best choice of reading material.

    • notasugarhere says:

      That IS some blatant, racist nationalism there. No surprise from a Kate fan tbh.

      Duchess of Gloucester is Danish, do you hate her too?

      Queen Consort of The Netherlands is Argentinian.

      Queen Consort of Belgium is from Polish aristocracy, raised in Belgium.

      Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg is Cuban.

      The late Prince Consort of Denmark, Henrik, was French.

      Future Queen Consort of Denmark is Australian.

      I really miss the “flag this post” function.

    • kerwood says:

      @Yawande, Are you British? My spidey senses are tingling.

      • GeeWhiz says:

        Kerwood-
        Right?
        I’m not getting “child of the crown” off that one, but rather “fraudulent sh*t-stirrer.”

  33. A says:

    There’s something deeply cruel about printing stuff like this, but given the state of the world right now, I’m pretty sure that the cruelty is the point, as they say. I dunno why the “degree wife” thing is pinging me the wrong way, but it is. As for the “garbage tights” thing–look, Meghan is a woman of colour, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the M&S tights weren’t an exact match, another detail she’d get nitpicked to death for if she wore them in public. IF this happened (a huge, HUGE IF), then I wouldn’t be surprised if it was because the staffer overlooked this particular detail, either purposefully or otherwise. It’s a good thing the Sussex’s have packed up ship and moved from KP, because god, the staff there seem like straight up pieces of work tbh.

  34. Snappyfish says:

    This. Harry has as many issues as William. He is a spoiled posh boy & isn’t going anywhere. He enjoys all the trappings of his life. I found the “they want to raise Archie as a normal child” quite humorous. Yes the normal child who grandpa will be King & who lives in a royal house at Windsor. Harry wanted to marry “a celebrity” and he did. Cheers to them all