Prince Harry & Meghan decided to snub the Queen & not visit Balmoral this year

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During the Labor Day weekend here in America, the British tabloid press claimed repeatedly that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would visit Balmoral for at least a few days this week or next. That… hasn’t happened? What happened instead is that Prince Harry went to Amsterdam to launch Travalyst, and Meghan has started adding events to her schedule this month. Considering the steady stream of royal family members coming and going from Balmoral in the past month, the Sussexes’ absence is notable. So… what’s up with that?

Harry and Meghan have snubbed the Queen by not accepting her invite to Balmoral. Her Majesty always asks all her family to her Scottish estate for her two-month summer holiday. But this year the Sussexes declined, saying four-month-old Archie was too young. William and Kate did go with their three children.

A source said: “Harry and Meghan had no plans to go to Balmoral this summer as they felt Archie was too young. It’s a bit odd, as his age didn’t stop them taking him to Ibiza for a week and then to see Elton John in France. If they want privacy or protection — which was Harry’s excuse for taking private jets — there is no more protected or private holiday destination than the Queen’s Scottish home. It’s all very hunting, shooting, fishing up at Balmoral, so maybe that put Meghan off. She has never been to Balmoral and the Queen was disappointed they’re not going.”

It had been widely expected that this summer would mark Meghan’s first stay there. The Sussexes did not go last year as Meghan was in the early stages of pregnancy.

[From The Sun]

Again, the Sussexes did go to Scotland last summer, they just stayed with Prince Charles and had a nice visit with him. But yes, it IS very odd that the Sussexes didn’t want to make a trip to see the nest of vipers who smear them at every step. My guess is that they did have loose plans to make a trip to Balmoral but after the confluence of bullsh-t, they decided to beg off. I mean, the Queen did her sh-t-eating grinning photo-op with the Duke of York just after Jeffrey Epstein’s mysterious death. That was at Balmoral. And the Cambridges did their stunt-queen bulls–t with the “budget flights” to Balmoral. Maybe the Sussexes were like “yeah, we don’t want any part of this dumb sh-tty drama.”

Meanwhile, I wonder how many Men In Grey authorized this hit job with 60 Minutes Australia:

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  1. Mignionette says:

    Lol – the electronic front page of the Fail is both an homage and beatification of the Cambridge’s whilst calling for the abdication of the Sussex’s.

    They really are ramping up this war of attrition against Team Sussex, and all because they can’t monetise a non-titled baby.

    • M. says:

      It’s absolutely disgusting, but I am happy to see more people calling out the media for its vile and abusive behavior towards Harry and Meghan. All of this negativity against the Sussexes is harming the entire Royal Family. I’m tired of hearing about all of them, and I wouldn’t feel bad at all if the monarchy was abolished.

    • Nic919 says:

      The worst part is that George was barely photographed when he was that age and yet the media have such an issue with Archie. People would often complain that the Cambridge kids would only have a few photos of them released per year and that’s basically the same thing Harry is doing. Plus Archie will be seen on the tour, at a younger age than George on the Australian tour, but that isn’t enough.

      Only now as the two older Cambridge kids are school age do we see them more because Louis still isn’t seen as much as the other two, but the media doesn’t moan about that.

      • Mignionette says:

        George, Charlotte and Louis are exactly why the Fail et al are ramping up their hate campaign. Bc of Billy and Kate’s early stance the press barely got any pictures of any baby cambridges. When we did get a picture it was taken by Kate which meant she owned the copyright.

        So this time round the press are placing the marker in the sand early.

        I also suspect that this arrangement suit’s team Cambridge well as they would prefer that Archie takes over the reigns from Harry as the Royal Rebel child leaving Cambridge bamabinos relatively unblemished.

        The sad reality is, the press are trying to cut Meghan, Harry and Archie down to fit their pre-set narratives, it’s far too much work to invent new ones.

      • JayneBirkinB says:

        The CBs were indeed equally careful about privacy with all 3 of their kids, and the press complained at the time too. I But I do think the Sussexes should have gone to seen QEII and DoE because they won’t be around much longer. Even if Archie is just 4 months old, pictures with his only living great grandparents are to be treasured long afterwards – even if the Windsor-Mountbatten family was just a regular family.

    • noway says:

      I don’t get these comments at all! Seriously, I don’t know what you guys are reading or you must have some sort of intuition with reading comprehension I don’t have. The RR or press aren’t complaining about lack of access to Archie, they are complaining about Harry now mostly. How he’s out of touch and not with the monarchy or “like he used to be” the people’s prince. Which honestly is a big improvement, cause it was originally all Meghan’s fault, and if there is an issue sorry it would have to be Harry’s doing as the born royal who knows the deal. Sure Archie is born royal but he doesn’t know the crazy system he was born into yet. Sure Meghan is still painted as the bad villain who changed him, but she’s less of the focus and it’s more on Harry changed blah blah blah. Still bad, but better than the just bash Meghan crap.

      I don’t really think it ever was we don’t have access to them. They don’t have access to many of the royals unless the royals want something. We don’t generally know about the Cambridges vacations either until they are gone. I think it was always this wasn’t the person we think Harry should marry and this isn’t the family we had envisioned for Harry so let’s bash them

      • Lowrider says:

        A royal photographer, the editor of a royal mag have all pretty much stated the Sussex’s need to meet with the media. They want access to their private lives. If the H&M want some positive press they will need to make deals with the tabloids.

      • Mignionette says:

        @noway – we are reading the comments and interactions of RR’s with RF Stans on Twitter where the RR’s freely admit that they are making life difficult for the Sussex’s because of lack of access.

        A hint for you disregard 98% of RR tabloid fiction, because that is precisely what it is. The constant faux outrage news cycle against Team Sussex is a way to get them to come to the table and allow the press to help them rehabilitate their images.

        They do not like Team Sussex current PR strategy.

      • Becks1 says:

        They absolutely want more access to Archie. They were pissed about his birth, pissed there weren’t pictures on the hospital steps, pissed that they didn’t get a better picture on IG for father’s day, etc. They are mad about other stuff too – I don’t think your last sentence is that far off the mark – but the RRs have pretty much said that the Sussexes need to show them Archie more.

      • notasugarhere says:

        They’re furious because Harry and Meghan aren’t letting the paps monetize their private citizen child. Think of Archie like Louise and James. None of them will be working royals, they’re raised privately and quietly out of the spotlight.

      • nic919 says:

        Richard Palmer admitted this was part of the issue and it was just discussed by Jeremy Vine on his show a few days ago. The lack of access to Archie is definitely one of the reasons why they are going after the Sussexes.

      • noway says:

        Let me get this theory of access is from Twitter page comments on the RR sites and some British personalities? Okay first twitter is Mean on Steroids!!! It’s why Trump loves it so much. Not a lot of impartial fact finding going on there, again why it’s Trump’s favorite.

        As far as Archie access your British experts are factually wrong. We’ve had the same amount of access to pictures of Archie in his four months of life as any of them even the younger ones, George, Charlotte, Louis, maybe more as he’s been on a few flights where they have pictures of him. Sure his parent’s have been a bit more coy about his godparents and they were actually a bit weird talking about when and how he was born. Still they did the picture just not exactly like K&W at the hospital. Plus, if they think just telling us he was born via a water birth in a manger and Beyonce is his godmother(both totally a joke) is the reason the press is after them, they are naive. Access is not the reason for it. Yes they are unique, but not because they aren’t giving the press access it’s the same as all the rest of them. This idea is made up by people trying to justify why the RR Twitterverse and others are being jackasses. The simple reason is unfortunately it sells!!!! Look at all the comments on here the nice place. You should see all the not so nice places, but stay away from Twitter- the Mean steroids are bad.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The access has not been the same. Starting with the paps not being able to monetize photographs on the steps of the hospital. That’s why the big attacks by the press – because they have not been able to make money off of him. No hospital photos, no public walk to the christening, no press passes to photograph outside the christening, etc.

        One opportunity to photograph him in public when he was taken to a polo match. That’s it that I remember.

      • Mignionette says:

        @noway the funniest thing I ever read from a RR was about Archie at the Polo match. Meg was holding him ‘incorrectly’ according to all the extra-curricular mid-wives out there and also allegedly Archie was so ‘uppity’ and unfriendly to the press/ photogs that he turned his head away and didn’t allow them a clear head/ face shot. The horror !

        Can you believe how up himself Archie is already at just shy of 3 months old. Turning his head away from the tax payer and people who fund his lavish lifestyle in his 2.5 million suburban cottage refurb. The shame.

        I mean Andrew is a paragon of virtue in comparison.

      • Becks1 says:

        @noway – no, its not random people on twitter saying this. Its that actual royal reporters (the “RRs” we are referring to) are saying it. I know Palmer has said it, I think Andrews as well, or maybe it was Rebecca English. Its not just random twitter users. Its the RRs themselves saying the Sussexes need to be more open about Archie and until they do that, the RRs are going to attack them.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        @noway I 100% agree that this is not about access to Archie. It never was. The coordinated hit on the Sussexes started well before Archie was born. Starting with straight out of Compton. The mail then started digging up in Meghan’s past and got former friends and family to spill secrets and photos, and so the negative spin continued. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The press is not upset because the Sussexes won’t deal. The Sussexes won’t deal because the press is so vile. They hate that Meghan is everything Kate is not. Confident, articulate, hard working. Together Harry and Meghan come across as a modern partnership not the archaic structure of she will follow him. They are popular abroad and in demand. There are many reasons why the press is attacking them, and they have nothing to do with Archie.

  2. StarGreek says:

    Seriously. No matter how much the BRF tries to smear them, in UK we are still thinking:
    - Randy Andy is a pedo
    - Brexit s*cks
    - Abolish the monarchy, they are useless scroungers.

    Sorry QEII.

  3. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    So fn rude.
    Who is that (thinly veiled) racist pig in red?

  4. CL says:

    How dare that bitch GLOW!

    • Bettyrose says:

      What did I just watch? Do I gather that 60 mins Australia is not a Sunday night staple of reputable news analysis?

      • MarcelMarcel says:

        I’m not sure what the US equivalent to sixty minutes is. Maybe Fox News? (Thanks Rupert Murdoch for being terrible). Basically sixty minutes just kinda endlessly cycles through racism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, sexism & baseless fear mongering. It pretends to be a news show but it’s just terrible. It’s so trashy I feel uncomfortable watching it and I’ve never made through it an entire episode.
        (When I was younger certain relatives would put it on. That was basically my cue to sit somewhere else and read a book.)

      • himmiefan says:

        Sixty Minutes in the US used to be a top-rated and respectable news show. That was a long time ago before there was news everywhere and before the net. I don’t know what it’s like now, if it’s even on.

      • noway says:

        Yes Sixty Minutes is still on, and they are still doing wonderful good in-depth stories. Same time too CBS, Sun 7PM. Sorry to see the Australia version has gone the poor gossip route. I’d sue, but they probably let them buy the name.

      • Izzy says:

        60 Minutes Australia is getting RAKED on Twitter for this pile of steaming poo they aired. It’s glorious to watch it unfold.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @himmiefan, 60 Minutes in the USA is still more or less about the same. Quality is still excellent but the ratings are much lower as with all broadcast TV in the USA.

        @MarcelMarcel, Do you watch or did you ever watch Brokenwood Mysteries or 800 Words?

      • Himmiefan says:

        Bay, that’s a shame given the garbage on Fox.

  5. Maria says:

    I wouldn’t go either.

  6. RedRoyal says:

    I don’t blame them if it’s true.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I do not believe the story is true for one second. This is just another made up fan fiction story by RR driving the “Meghan is Trouble” tabloid party line in order to feed the trolls and generate more click$ for revenue.

  7. Sarah says:

    Who freaking caress???? Where is PEDO PRINCE??? Why isn’t he being interrogated right at this moment by appropriate authorities?

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Sarah, Who is handling the investigation, The USA-SDNY, Scotland Yard or the Police Nationale? All of this is going to take time.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Andy is being protected by the royal family. He won’t step foot in American again, and he won’t be extradited. After a couple of years of royal babies and discussions on Kate’s fashion, this will all blow over. That racist Philip will die soon, and everyone will be sad over the Queen’s loss. Then the Queen will go, and everyone will be in mourning. Then Charles will be “proving” himself as king, and William and Kate move up one step closer to the throne. Eventually, people won’t remember that Andy was implicated in the teen sex slave trade. The end.

      • JayneBirkinB says:

        CDAN theory is that PedoAndy is persona non grata for future US Trips, and the FBI has used verbal channels of communication to let him know. Agents at the 3 letter agencies gossip about PedoAndy and despise him, because (a) they know he’s a child rapist, (b) he isn’t cooperating, and (c) he’s a jackhole to his own security protection, and the 3 letter agent types don’t like it when their friends across the pond are treated so disrespectfully.

      • Lady D says:

        They remember Phillip is a racist and he’s in his late 90′s. I hope pedo prince is never allowed to forget. For the record, his daughters really have my sympathy.

  8. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Smart move on their part. Let QE fawn over her pedo son by herself.

  9. Becks1 says:

    Maybe they see the queen frequently at Windsor and didn’t feel the need to travel to Scotland to see her? Maybe the Queen doesn’t care if people visit her or not?

    My guess is that this article is just to cover for the fact that the RRs have been saying for months that Meghan and Harry would go for her birthday, for this event or that event, and as per usual, they had no idea what is going on with the Sussexes.

    • Megan says:

      I agree. It seems unlikely they had plans to go to Balmoral and the RRs are just trying to cover their asses.

    • Mego says:

      I was thinking this as well Becks. They need a new narrative to cover for the itinerary they completely made up re the Sussexes and reported on. They have no clue about their private plans and assumed they would go to Balmoral. Note the digs about Ibiza and “visiting Elton John.” They didn’t visit Elton – he gave them his Villa to holiday in lol.

      Also I wouldn’t want to go to Balmoral and associate myself with a sex offender family member either. 🙄

    • himmiefan says:

      Who knows. They might still go. No one knows why they haven’t gone yet. This Sun article is just the usual BS. No one other than H&M knows anything. When it comes to these articles, always remember the Doria at Christmas story fail.

    • Lucy De Blois says:

      I think the article was a very poor try from H&M PR team to cover up that they were not invited by Queen Elisabeth. She already showed cristal clear which side she is: that photo s**t with W&K is so obvious it hurts the eye. Shame on her. She knows pretty much well none of them travel commercial flights, specially for security reasons. And don’t tell me the sweet old lady isn’t aware of the horrible press on H&M. She did it because she wanted. The same about the photo op with that son of hers. And if they were invited, which I doubt, they were afraid what card the Queen could pull out and make the press even more blood thirsty on the Sussexes. She’s very smart and knows how to pull the strings to have her way; she’s everything but an old sweet naive granny.

      • blue36 says:

        You think Harry and Meghan went to the Sun for a PR cover up?

      • Taneesha says:

        @Lucy de Blois, IDK where you’ve been all this time but the Sussexes nor their PR team have never used any tabloids to push out any stories about them, negative or positive, but sure carry on with this yr narrative, 😀😀. If the Sussexes weren’t invited because QE “showed which side she is on”, trust me, the tabloids would be the first people to tell the world how the Sussexes were snubbed by the queen.

      • notasugarhere says:

        LOL. Nice try but epic fail. If they wanted to go to Balmoral, they’d go. Or they may yet go. Or have already been but went without paps catching them. They stayed a week with Charles last year and no one got pictures.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @nota, We must be drinking the same tea because my theory is the same as your; Megs & Harry have already been to Scotland and stayed at or with Chuck & Cammie.

        Do not forget that Meghan went to hospital, had the baby and was back at home before any announcement was made or the press had wind of what went down.

      • Olenna says:

        Once again, a Cluster B screed from one who has had multiple nicknames. More than tiresome at this point .

      • Himmiefan says:

        Uh, HM isn’t against H&M.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Pull up a chair, Bay, and we’ll share a fresh cuppa.

  10. Catherine says:

    I really hope this isn’t true, TQ stays through all of September. I hope they still go. She’s 93 years old, beloved in the UK. She has been very supportive of Harry throughout his life. The mic drop video was EPIC and massive support for Harry and Invictus Games. So many other examples, cleaning up Nazi mess, Las Vegas. But more than that, if they don’t go they are giving the press a GIFT. “Spoiled Harry doesn’t know his duty.” Etc etc etc. It would be such a dumb move. A lovely picture with the Queen would help the Sussex brand and reinforce their Royal status.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      You are acting like this is the only they ever see the Queen. It was a vacation.

      And Harry WAS actually doing his duty. He was WORKING. Vacationing with the Queen isnt work. Despite what Cathy and William may think.

    • MellyMel says:

      The Queen’s rep & the RF’s reps aren’t great right now, hence #AbolishTheMonarchy. So H&M don’t need to be seen with her. It actually makes them look better that they didn’t go to Balmoral.

      • noway says:

        You do realize if they abolish the monarchy, Harry and Meghan don’t have a job or a house or living expenses. Sure they could set up their own charity without the royal fund or people, but they wouldn’t be royal either.

      • MellyMel says:

        I’m American…I don’t care if they are abolished. I was explaining to Catherine that that hashtag is around for a reason. And yes I’m aware if you get rid of the whole monarchy, that includes H&M…which is obvious. I don’t know why you felt the need to point that out.

      • MeganBot2000 says:

        Noway that is not true. The Royal Family own some of the royal palaces privately outright, meaning they would keep them even if the Monarchy was abolished. Most of the Queen’s priceless jewellery collection (except for the Crown Jewels) is owned by her outright, as is much of the priceless art collection. The Queen is one of the wealthiest women in the world and that is private wealth, not Crown money. The Spencers are also a very wealthy family being much older and more aristocratic than the Windsors.

        Diana was known worldwide as “Princess Diana” (a title she never ever held) to this day, even after she was stripped of her HRH. The fact that Diana was no longer royal didn’t make a jot of difference to her fame and status. Harry will always be “Prince Harry” in the eyes of the world regardless.

        If the Monarchy was abolished some of the minor royals would struggle but all of them would remain wealthy. Harry has substantial inheritance from his mother and would no doubt inherit vast sums when the Queen dies. And Harry and Meghan are two of the biggest celebs on the planet, and have many ultra wealthy famous friends. If the Monarchy was abolished they’d probably move to LA and become full-time philanthropists and celebrities and be even more famous and jet-setty than they are now. The Queen would probably move into Balmoral or Sandringham full time. They’d all be fine.

    • RedRoyal says:

      The BRF supports Andrew: an official statement and rode with QEII but no backing for the hatred and racial attacks by the British media Meghan have been receiving. Don’t blame the Sussexes for not going

    • Maria says:

      Please. They have stood silent while the press attacks his wife and the Queen didn’t even go to Archie’s christening. I wouldn’t visit her either.

    • Mei says:

      At this current point it wouldn’t help their brand, since it’s too close to Andrew’s photo with the Queen. Maybe in a few months, -if- he’s stayed away from the Queen for that time. It would be a bad move by them imo.

      Plus, if the Queen keeps supporting Andrew through this they’re more than guaranteed to stay away, it will harm any good they are trying to do.

    • M. says:

      A picture with the Queen only impresses the sycophants and royalists. The car ride with Andrew did more harm than good, and the Queen’s latest involvement with the Brexit debacle brought more negativity to the monarchy than any of the fake outrage stories about Harry and Meghan. More and more people are waking up to the sham that is the royal family. There is absolutely no reason to fawn over and celebrate unelected rich people wearing tiaras.

      • JayneBirkinB says:

        I do wish the Queen had at least taken a few weeks to “consult with experts” as Michaela Jean did in Canada for the prorogue. For the UK, The Queen is constitutionally allowed to “question” and she could have kept Boris flying back and forth asking lots of “questions” before deciding whether to sign.

        Ultimately Michaela Jean signed the prorogue as Governor-General. QEII might have done so too after a few weeks, but the Queen would have looked like she was trying to get as much information as possible in advance, and bought British Democracy some time to have Parliament in session to debate Brexit.

        But that’s over and done with, and the House of Commons has obviously come up with several other chess moves since then. Ultimately I think this will come down to the regional parliaments to approve / vote down, so I predict Scotland will stop the whole damned thing. The UK may become an “associate” member with limited EU benefits. Time will tell….

    • Lady D says:

      After that picture of her and Andrew, I wouldn’t want my picture taken with her either. Besides which, there is no upside to taking their pic with the queen, none. No matter the occasion, it will be spun detrimentally towards the Sussex’s. This family does not have their back, but is quick to use them for good optics.

    • Lowrider says:

      “A lovely picture with the Queen would help the Sussex brand and reinforce their Royal status.”

      Nope. It would look slimy and totally staged.

      • PrincessK says:

        Anyway Megs is too busy working on the launch of the Smartworks range….she is a very smart woman.

  11. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    I don’t blame them one single bit. It wouldn’t surprise me if one day Harry and Meghan decide to walk away from being royals on the payroll and move to being private citizens. They can continue focusing on doing good, charitable work but on their terms. With the addition of Meghan, Harry, now more than ever before, can see the vipers nest for who they are.

    • Mumbles says:

      While Harry got a nice inheritance from his mother, for that to work he would have to get a nice subsidy from Dad, because to maintain the lifestyle he’s been accustomed to would require mucho dinero, and while he is certainly less spoiled and obnoxious than his brother, something makes me think that he would not adapt well to a life of merely comfort without the luxury. Plus he and his family would still get the downside of press coverage and intrusion.

      • Jax says:

        You do know Harry was in the military right? He can survive without luxurious accommodations. Also that Antarctic trek wasn’t exactly luxurious either.

      • notasugarhere says:

        If they quit the royal family, the threats wouldn’t decrease. Harry cannot privately afford the level of security his family needs right now.

      • Himmiefan says:

        He got a hefty inheritance from the Queen Mother and will get inheritances from the Queen and from Charles. Plus, I have a hard time calling anyone who saw real combat in Afghanistan “spoiled.”

    • Inamaureen says:

      Meghan worked for a living before becoming royal. She’s driven and knows how to get things done. Some people mock her as a B-lister in Hollywood. Who cares! She supported herself with honest to goodness hard work. I have tons of respect for her work ethic. She won’t go hungry. Something tells me they will survive IF they ever decide to become private citizens.

      • Moneypenny says:

        Of course they’ll survive–people are questioning how they’d (particularly him) feel without the unimaginable luxury they live in.

      • lily says:

        it’s so funny how much people insult Meghan for supporting herself. She wanted to be an actress so she became an actress, no she was never an Angelina Jolie but she did what she always wanted. That’s something to admire not look down on

  12. Harla says:

    Oh please, the British press has no idea what Harry and Meghan are doing or not doing.

    • Noodle says:

      I would not be surprised in the least if they pop up at Balmoral this week. It’s so petty to mess with the RR and I’m here for it.

    • HK9 says:

      I think you’re right-the press don’t know a damn thing. I hardly think Harry who is very close to TQ would ever snub her, and neither would Megan for that matter.

  13. MellyMel says:

    Good call on their part! That family doesn’t deserve them. Also I hope 60 Minutes AUS isn’t connected to the US version…cause wow! The racism is strong with that one.

  14. Toot says:

    I wouldn’t go either.

    The Queen can make sure the pedo Prince has limited articles written about him, but there’s a free for all about everything Meghan and Harry do.

    Hope they keep focusing on their projects, and they can see the Queen in Windsor since they’re practically neighbors.

  15. Deanne says:

    I’m not a fan of anyone in the Royal Family, Harry and Meghan included, but the 60 Minutes Australia thing is a racist hit piece. She’s literally vilified for every freaking thing she does, all while the Pedo Prince gets protected by Mummy. Who’s protecting Meghan?Harry clearly tries, but it’s not working. She’s supposed to be one of them now. She’s produced a Mountbatten-Windson male. She’s at least trying to do more than just walk around accepting flowers and compliments and setting up cute photo ops with Archie.She’s way more in touch with the rest or the world than any of them are. They aren’t protecting or defending her at all. I wouldn’t want to visit Grandma either. Katie Hopkins is a vile, racist piece of shit and including her in this just shows that when it comes to the media trashing Meghan, no low is too low.

    • Bookworm says:

      You’re so funny to think any of them want to be in touch with the rest of the world. They don’t waste their time on such nonsense. That’s for peasants to sort out.

  16. Angie says:

    It’s really sad. I expected better from the royal family. I feel bad for Meghan and Harry and I’m to the point of actually hating Kate and Will. Gross gross gross. I’m

  17. BEBE says:

    It’s fine if they don’t want to go, but why say their son is too young to travel? It’s a weird excuse that they had to know would be picked apart quickly as they have been traveling lots.
    The story could also just be made up.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      It is made up. If the Sussexes were not going and actually made a comment as to the reason why, it would have nothing to do with Archie even if Archie was the real reason.

      This is made up Fan Fiction by the RRs to feed the Meghan hating trolls that congregate in the comment section of The Daily Fail to have an hourly coven.

    • Bren says:

      Of course it’s made up. The narrative fits in with the ongoing agenda to vilify Meghan.

    • LadyT says:

      This is so confusing. Why are so many posters defending their decision to not go, when it’s a false story to begin with. It inadvertently gives the story credence. For the record, IMO, the press is out to get The Sussexes for anything and everything and they seem to want to snub their noses at the press (No matter how justified, it’s doing them no favors. But then attempting to get along with press wouldn’t do any good either.) Additionally the Queen is doing nothing to help them and it’s an all-around disaster.

    • MsIam says:

      It’s all a lie. This is the same bunch that had the Queen baking a cake for Meghan’s birthday or some such nonsense. For all we know, they have already been up to Balmoral and back home again.

  18. xo says:

    That 60 minutes piece. Oh dear. They really have it out for her.

  19. RedRoyal says:

    Katie Hopkins is angry and jealous because Meghan glows. SO silly!

    Katie tweeted a lot about the Cambridges. It doesn’t look good for them.

  20. RedRoyal says:

    I read that the Danish and trolls media made racist comments about Prince Joachim’s ex wife and the Queen of Denmark told them to stop. Shame QEII can’t do the same. I lost my respect for her and the royal family.

    • RedRoyal says:

      Correction: the Danish media and trolls

    • notasugarhere says:

      That may be reflection of the Danish media than anything else, although I am a big admirer of Queen Margrethe. She was a supporter of Alexandra, and during calls for Alex to give up her apanage, Margrethe wore a naval code necklace that spelled out Alexandra’s name.

      For several royal families there are media codes in place that forbid certain activities of the press. When they announced Prince Henrik’s dementia, the Danish press immediately backed off and stopped writing stories about his behavior. It would have been both unethical and illegal to take advantage of his mental state to make a buck. Imagine that.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        It is good to know that the mainstream media and tabloid media of some countries still have journalistic morals and principles they stick too unlike the UK and USA. (I am talking to you Fox News and Daily Fail)

  21. Frida_K says:

    I never used to really think all that much one way or the other about the British royal family. With this piece of garbage from 60 Minutes Australia, I now am thoroughly and unequivocally convinced that the racism and hate from the press is indicative of the whole institution. I think they are disgusting and vile and that they are caping for Pedo Andy on the backs of Meghan and Harry. Someone is allowing this. Who?

    I’m horrified. Nothing any of those freaks will do is going to redeem the BRF in my estimation. Shame on all of them. This is racist, it is unnecessary, and IT WILL NOT DEFLECT FROM RANDY ANDY’S BURGEONING SCANDAL.

    I really didn’t care all that much before but now I am in the #AbolishTheMonarchy camp for sure. This is pathetic and repugnant.

    • Maria says:

      The Queen. Elizabeth II is allowing this. She’d rather help her son release horrible statements than Harry or Meghan.
      She didn’t bother to go to Archie’s christening. At the time I thought it was just because she was preparing for other events, now I am convinced it was intentional.

      • Frida_K says:

        Oh, I agree with you. QE is allowing this.

        For some people, the photographs of Queen Elizabeth and her vile pedophile son grinning after the death of Epstein was the end. I was disgusted by that, yes. But the gratuitous and deliberate viciousness of this 60 Minutes hit piece is the drop that made my glass of water overflow. It is the straw that breaks the camel’s back, I think.

      • Peg says:

        Please, it was stated that the Queen would’ve like to attend the christening, but she was in Scotland for for engagements.
        Meghan most likely had American friends over, and it was convenient for her to accommodate then over the July 4th holiday.

      • Anance says:

        Nothing happens w/out the Queen’s willing it.

        If the Queen wants to attend a christening, she has the power to clear everyone’s schedule.

        If the Queen wants to curtail Andrew’s activities, she can deny him money, take away his title and never be seen with him.

        If the Queen wanted to keep Parliament in session, all she needed to do was to spend a few weeks consulting to buy the MPs time to debate Brexit properly.

        If the Queen wants to protect Meghan she can do so.

        She doesn’t want to any of the above.

  22. Bookworm says:

    IF this is true, it’s very sad. Harry grew up going to Balmoral and it’s a shame to stop a family tradition.

    The chips have dropped – nothing will prevent the increasing stories about the pervert duke, so this story doesn’t distract from that at all.

    I did laugh, though, at the “Abdicate!” From what, he’s not the king.

  23. DP says:

    Seems like a smart move to stay far away from anyone associated with the Prince Andrew/Epstein mess!!!!!

  24. Eyfalia says:

    Every year in a town nearby a neonazi march is taking place and cannot be forbidden, because of the law. Anyhow, the people, who are against it, are doing the following, every couple of metres the neonazi make a certain amount of money is donated to a refugee camp. So these people stand on the side of the road cheering as well as applauding the neonazi to walk further since that means a certain amount of money is donated.

    Maybe the same should be done for the Sussexes. A small amount of money to one of their charities for every hate tweet and a larger sum for every press smear?!?!

  25. Marie says:

    These reporters have zero clue when it comes to Harry and Meghan. Earlier in August they swore that the Queen was going to throw a birthday party for Meghan and have a quiet word with her regarding her “bad PR”. They could have visited and left before doing the ride of shame with the Queen. Plus, Emily Andrews wrote this. She is hardly ever correct.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Marie, “Hardly ever correct”…..FFS….Emily Andrews is an out-and-out liar and is a major RR who writes fan fiction for the Meghan hating trolls that coven in the comment sections of the The Daily Fail, The Dim and The Daily Slow.

  26. L4frimaire says:

    This is pure speculation and good for them if they decided to not to go there. Who needs that perp ride with the Queen and more plane nonsense. Some Australian podcast thinks they’ll take the train if they went up there so now it just ridiculous and more about transportation in the 21st century than a visit with old gran . Also why is some Australian tv show giving a platform to known white supremacists and scammers to say lies and stereotypes about the Duchess of Sussex? These are the real attention whores. How does this even pass industry standards?

  27. kerwood says:

    I don’t believe for a single second that Harry or Meghan would ‘snub’ the Queen. They both love and admire the Queen even if she’s done next to support Meghan this past year. Even though it’s the ROYAL family, it’s still a family.

    IF this story is true, there’s probably a good reason for them not going and the Queen is probably fine with it. Maybe she’s tired of being used as cover for her less than savoury relatives. Maybe she’s tired of skinning and grinning during the ride to church when SHE’D rather be anywhere else and with anyone else. Having to entertain a bunch of people over the course of the summer when you’re 93 years old must be very easy, even if you are the Queen.

    As for the latest ‘hit piece’, you can smell the desperation. The more popular Meghan becomes the more desperate the racists and other assorted ne’er do wells (looking at you Carole) get. The sad thing is that these people are SOOOOOOO STUPID that they don’t realize the harder they go after Meghan, the more support she gets and her popularity grows.

    The people who hate Meghan now are the people who would have hated her the day she was born as a bi-racial girl. There’s NOTHING that Meghan could do to appease those people and I’m glad that she doesn’t bother.

  28. 10KTurtle says:

    As I implied on the other post, this was the opportunity for the “source” to say “Meghan has been working very hard and putting in a lot of hours this summer to ensure that the clothing line and charity for disadvantaged working women is a success, not to mention caring for a newborn, and Harry has been working on his charitable commitments as well, so the family simply hasn’t had the time to trek all the way to Scotland yet.” That would have been positive spin for all the Windsors, but instead we get “Meghan went everywhere else this summer because she hates everything the Queen does!,” which helps no one.

  29. JanetFerber says:

    The racial hatred against Meghan, Harry (as her ally) and Archie is SO WRONG. The clutch-your-pearls, lip-biting hysteria is deliberately being stoked in a way that IS dangerous to them, just as Elton John warned. The damndest thing is that his brother, William, has metaphorically leaped onto the backs of a rabid mob to mock-slay his own brother. All to whip up his own flagging popularity due to laziness and entitlement. It is very scary. In the past dynastic families would poison, drown and slaughter their kin to snatch the prize, the crown. William already gets the crown so this Machiavellian game is sinister and truly mad. As a Danish friend once said of the build-up to WWII, “This veneer of civilization is very, very thin.” It is. The savagery just under the skin is a fearsome thing. I fear for the Sussexes.

  30. Liz says:

    Um, who didn’t see this coming?

  31. Jen says:

    I don’t blame them. They could have squeezed in a trip, but why when they would have to time it to avoid the pedophile and the Cambridges.

  32. TheOriginalMia says:

    Harry rarely goes to Balmoral. The press knows this, but sure…let’s blame the biracial duchess.

  33. noway says:

    You get the best pictures to go with the headlines!!!! I personally won’t believe this is true until the Queen is back, but if it is it’s actually kind of sad. Maybe Archie is a bit young and there are too many people at Balmoral, who knows, but if it has anything to do with the press coverage it is very sad it’s come to this.

  34. Mignionette says:

    Whilst I do not believe this story is true, I do believe that the Sussex’s are not going to Balmoral this year because logistically getting there with Archie after ‘jet gate’ would be a nightmare. I believe that is the point of this article.

    The RR’s likely know that TQ has advised that Harry & Meg not travel to Balmoral to avoid the media frenzy at a time she should be on holiday. The RRs have likely got wind of that and spun the story to absolve themselves and make M&H look bad. This seems to be a popular theme.

    I also think the Sussex’s have received some very serious threats to their safety recently which have led to them calling for greater privacy and again the RR’s have spun that into a ‘Meg is uppity’ narrative.

    I find the whole situation sickening…

  35. Lowrider says:

    The BRF and their media spin doctors working with katie hopkins to trash Meghan is rock bottom.

  36. Crystal says:

    The Queen and her husband Prince Philip are old and they would sure like to meet their grandson Archie.

    And yes, they would be very protected at Balmoral. To me it seems that it would be quite difficult to smear the Sussex’ if they went to Balmoral. Whereas now as they don’t go …

    One more thing: let’s not pretend Meghan had actually designed or produced that capsule collection. There is a designer behind it who probably won’t get any credit and there are fashion producers / managers who write the orders and organise the sewing and the orders and the sales and the pr and such. And I wonder if it will be sewn by exploited workers in some Asian or African country? Or are they going the more expensive route and employ some decently-paid workers? And Meghan will get some photo ops.

    • kerwood says:

      You must have missed the pictures released right after Archie’s birth (they probably weren’t posted on the Daily Mail website). The Queen and Prince Phillip have DEFINITELY met Archie. In fact, they were among the FIRST to meet him, along with Meghan’s mother. I have no doubt there have been several occasions when the Queen, Prince Phillip and Archie have had a chance to spend time together.

      And who wants a newborn baby in the way when you’re entertaining your pedophile son?

      Meghan probably spent as much time designing her capsule collection as Keen Katie spent ‘designing’ her garden. Believe it or not, there are actually workers in ‘some Asian or African country’ who AREN’T exploited, but that doesn’t fit into the ‘dark continent’ narrative, does it?

    • Lorelei says:

      Uh, the Queen and Philip have both already met Archie.

    • blue36 says:

      She’s working with Misha Nonoo on this collection, and she’s getting credit for helping her design the collection. Misha has been mentioned many times during the promotion of this project.

    • MsIam says:

      If you believe this story is true, then you need to get out more…. Also, how the collection came to pass and who is working on it has been well documented. Meghan is not “taking credit” for the designs. Google is a wonderful thing.

  37. Aimee says:

    Smoke and mirrors. Where is the vitriol for ANDREW?

    • Anance says:

      Nowhere. The BRF obviously believes Andrew can use the girls as he wants because they are a lower form of life.

  38. Alexandria says:

    What exactly have these two done that make them look like Disney villains? Shame on you Queen and racist media!

    Expensive outfits: All of the BRF. Don’t think those bespoke suits and shoes cost cheap.

    Private jets: All of them

    Celebrity friends: Most of them

    Pedo friends: Not HM

    Private residences: All of them

    Racist incidents: Most of them

    Being tricked by a sheikh: Not HM

    Knocking down a person with a car: Not HM

    Appearing on a magazine cover: Most of them

    Vacations: All of them

    • Mignionette says:

      Duchessing while black- none so far.

      Arggghhhhh – let’s chop that tall poppy down. Off with her head and off to the tower for her. How dare she work and make a difference. Her job was to be a female Harry mark 2 and provide plenty of tabloid fodder for the fail readership so that Team Cambridge could continue to put their foot up and live their charmed upper middle class best lives. After all only commoners work….

    • Jen says:

      Yeah, but the rest of them haven’t done that while black, so it’s okay.

  39. Myra says:

    The fear is the upcoming tour. If Meghan/Harry have a successful tour the pressure is on the Cambridge’s. Also I don’t think Meghan will play the “ride with TQ for approval” game. I don’t blame her. Cream always rises to the topic…just you watch!

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I do not see any way that the upcoming African tour will not be a success.

      Maybe not as successful as a Chuck & Di tour but it will be a success.

      The only question is; how big will the success be?

    • notasugarhere says:

      There are serious security issues happening in South Africa right now, with xenophobic attacks on foreigners. We might see their tour postponed or shortened depending on what happens in the next couple of weeks.

      • Linda says:

        The xenophobic attacks have been mainly on black foreign nationals mostly Nigerians, Zambians and people from Zimbabwe. Its also not new and occurs almost yearly. My country (Nigeria) just boycotted an economic summit in South Africa in response to the attacks on our citizens.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Yes and that is causing many countries in the region to issue warnings for their citizens not to visit. If the violence escalates, it might be deemed unsafe to have a royal tour there at this time. We wait and see, just like we wait and see about W&K’s trip to Pakistan.

  40. Ladygyms says:

    Calling the royal family a sham then joining it is hypocritical, if Meghan really did not like it she should have refused to play. I think when prince Harry and Meghan divorce the family is going to be more popular, being a petty hypocrite is never a good look on anyone. And anyway if the royal family has to be dissolved it is not a snotty American know it all who is going to do that. Americans can keep their opinions in America and have some respect for the British traditions and people.

    • Lady D says:

      Speaking of snotty….

      • Ladygyms says:

        Speaking of hypocritical. Complaining then can’t taking a complain is plain and simply pathetic. Be fair no you guys know nothing about that just call it racism and close the topic. Yep it is over but for you.

      • noway says:

        I don’t agree with you on several counts. First, not sure Meghan doesn’t like the monarchy, and even if she doesn’t like it now it doesn’t make her hypocritical, maybe she didn’t realize this when she married Harry. It’s one thing to look at it and then to live in it. Second, divorce never really makes anyone more popular. However, I do agree us American’s don’t really have a say in your monarchy, we threw a little tea in the harbor to give up on it so it’s not surprising we don’t understand it. Second, I will say racism is always thrown out as why they are criticized, and it’s not always the answer.

    • blue36 says:

      Wow, the anti-Americanism is strong in this one.

    • Lanne says:

      Back to tumblr with you. Shoo!

    • notasugarhere says:

      Never heard Meghan complain about the BRF, so where is that coming from? I don’t see these two divorcing. I see the attacks bringing them closer together if anything. Harry said it best in the engagement interview, that they’re a team and they face it together.

      Curious. Do you hate the Danish Duchess of Gloucester too, or the Bavarian Princess Michael of Kent? Or is your xenophobia reserved for the biracial “American”?

    • kerwood says:

      I have a feeling you’re about as British as Dick Van Dyke’s chimney sweep.

    • Gingerbee says:

      Damn troll, who pissed in your porridge.

  41. JanetFerber says:

    Ladygyms, Good luck with Brexit to you. Clearly, the snotty Eureopeans know nothing of your British traditions and people. After all, wogs start at the channel. But then, there must be others who need excluding after the nasty Europeans are gone, aren’t there? The ones who are not truly British?

  42. Tigerlily says:

    Ladygyms Back under the bridge with you

  43. Dorothy says:

    In what way is she insufferable my god the brits are looking more racist than America wow

  44. Rogue says:

    60 minutes is being rightly dragged by credited Twitter including journalists and even an Australian MP. Lots of anti monarchists are defending Meghan& calling out the racism.

    Media is negative because of sexism, racism, misogyny, xenophobia, classism, occupying an elite space that is usually white only, but also someone commented that Meghan is right wing media’s new whipping girl and that she’s caught in culture wars with Brexit and Trump (she supported Hillary, called Trump misogynistic and divisive) and think that’s right. Several have pointed out most aggressive anti Meghan social media posts are from hard core MAGATs or brexiters.

    In addition to above press ARE salty about access. No hospital photo and christening pics was lost money making opportunity. Robert Jobson said they hadn’t had international interest like this since Diana so that’s gotta hurt.

    In this new Marie Claire article about royal journalists they mention not being introduced to Meghan whereas US journalist like Gayle was at her babyshower so think they are also worried about US media wrestling in on their turf. Piers has mentioned this. Like Arthur Edwards previously, Ingrid Seward implored Harry to do like Diana and invite them over for a chat to keep (press) enemies close. They are also upset about lack of opportunities to exploit Archie so far& worried they won’t have pics of him on tour.

    I think they also do hit pieces with hope Harry and Meghan will “play the game” and turn to press for PR to rehab their image.

    • andrea says:

      Gayle was there as a friend who happens to be a journalist (and unlike the royal reporters, a “real” journalist).

  45. Wadsworth the Butler says:

    Harry and William were at Balmoral, at this time of year, when they experienced the most devastating moment of their lives. They don’t seem eager to spend time there with their own families. And Diana hated Balmoral. It’s easy to blame the wives for everything, but this may have more to do with the brothers wrestling with their own ambivalence.

  46. blunt talker says:

    I agree with the last statement above- they keep doing hit pieces hoping it will make Harry and Meghan bend to their wishes.(the tabloids/press) If anyone read back when little Archie was born and Harry and Meghan introduced him to the public the way they wanted-one reporter said the tabs are going to make them pay for shutting them out. It will be brutal I can assure you of that. This came from a reporter who did not like the way the Sussexes presented their baby without the press total involvement. It sent shivers up my spine when I read what he said.

    • blue36 says:

      Which reporter was that?

      • Rogue says:

        Yeah know Gayle was at baby shower in personal capacity but think they feel affronted that she’s a journalist who gets to spend personal time with Meghan when they haven’t even been personally introduced. Lol.

        @Blue36 there was an article in the NY Times where uk journalists said there was a price to pay for Sussexes not permitting access and that was mockery. Richard Palmer also said on twitter they are getting a hard time as EDITORS don’t like the way they operate. Likes of Tominey have also blamed editors when taken to task for their hit pieces.

        whilst I think most of the journalists do have personal distaste for Meghan cos of prejudice, or blame her for Harry ignoring them or are Chelsy/Cressida stans- money is at heart of this. They are upset about Sussexes restricting access at wedding, birth& christening so lost money making opportunities AND they make money with hit pieces that keep fans and haters internationally clicking.

      • blue36 says:

        I read that article in marie claire, I can’t feel any empathy towards them considering they’ve never been kind towards Meghan. The hate started before Meghan even got married and they kept giving Senior a platform to emotionally bully her right after as well, they then wonder why they have no access, are they dim? Their sense of self entitlement is really something.

  47. Bunny says:

    Sigh. Archie or Harry or Meghan could have had a cold, preventing then from going.

    They could have gone, but it wasn’t reported.

    Who knows? Only the racists and bigots care.