The Sussexes ‘strayed’ from the royal family’s ‘never complain, never explain’ way

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality!

Here are more photos of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex today at Windsor Castle. Again, this sweater is PERFECT!! God, I want it. Anyway, People Magazine is truly running a story with this headline: “Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Strayed from Royal Family’s ‘Never Complain, Never Explain’ Way.” The article doesn’t actually tell us why they “strayed,” because they were too busy quoting from those musty old royal commentators, all of whom insist that Harry and Meghan will always do it wrong. It doesn’t matter what “it” is. They’re doing it wrong.

Even though they are members of the royal family, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have their own way of doing things. The couple made the surprising move of fighting back against negative treatment in the media — and taking legal action against the British tabloids. Such aggressive moves, paired with Meghan and Harry’s candor about their emotions, flies against royal precedent and Queen Elizabeth‘s stoic “never complain, never explain” approach to the press.

“There has been a long tradition in the British royal family of riding criticism out and keeping your head down and taking the long view,” royal biographer Penny Junor tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “Crises come and go, and people get criticized — often for five minutes by the media, who then move on.”

A source close to the royal household also fears the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s approach may backfire in the longterm.

“He sees the pain of his wife and the attacks she faces, and he wants to try to sort it out,” the source says. “It is kind of heroic in a way, but also misguided. It would be better to build relationships with the media.”

[From People]

This is just… funny and stupid for actual royal watchers who have been paying attention for this sh-t for longer than a minute. “People get criticized — often for five minutes by the media, who then move on…” Yes, we can see the British tabloids judiciously deciding to move on from criticizing Meghan’s nail polish to the way she crosses her legs to the way she wears her hair to the fit of her clothes to her mother’s dreadlocks to whether Kate cried in her presence to those pesky jeans at Wimbledon. The media moves on after a week… when they find some new thing to pick on, specifically with Meghan.

As for this whole “never complain, never explain” thing – once again, reporters and commentators are insisting on putting words into Harry and Meghan’s mouths. Harry was addressing his own mental health and the management of it. These people want to act like Meghan and Harry were “whining” about something so minor, like they weren’t trying to calmly discuss how difficult it’s been to exist while being victimized by a massive smear campaign. The gaslighting, my God.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality!

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality!

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  1. Becks1 says:

    Its also worth pointing out that they are NOT the first royals to file a lawsuit against a newspaper, and that they aren’t suing because they’re being criticized. They’re suing bc the MoS published that letter.

    These royal commentators act like the Sussexes should just take whatever BS they want to dish out, including the current line of BS that acts like no royal has ever pushed back against the press before.

    • Myrtle says:

      Any chance this storyline was concocted by the BRF to distract from pedo Andrew, and that Meghan and Harry are in on it? What if they agreed to take a little public fall to protect A from excessive media scrutiny? Possible?

      These two are so adorable, most of us will keep on loving them, no question. Plus, royals sharing feelings evokes Diana, making Harry and Meghan even more sympathetic. I think they will not suffer in the end from this awful treatment by the press and the firm, whether it’s legit or not.

      • The Original Mia says:

        Why would the Sussexes agree to do anything for Andrew? Why would they agree to the abuse Meghan has suffered over the last 3 years to protect Andrew, who isn’t even Harry’s father? No, it’s not possible.

      • Indiesr says:

        At this point they are not only looking to distract, I think the BRF are nervous because M&H with their lawsuits will find out that the smearing was initiated by the BRF and once this is proven everyone will see them as they really are….trashy.

  2. Loretta says:

    With every new article it’s more and more obvious that Royal staff and commentators are really dumb.

    • Mignionette says:

      Agreed x100. They live in their little racist, class-ist, elitist world where women still wear headbands and coat dresses from the 1940′s.

      I’m literally howling.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      They conveniently fail to mention that this isn’t just nit picky criticism of nail polish, etc. The press weaponized her own family against her – that is emotional abuse that has played out in the public arena!!!!!!!!

  3. Christina says:

    Someone commented on another blog saying that the Queen took down a photo of them that was in some greeting hall since the documentary aired.

    It’s gaslighting, but many people in the public don’t care because they see it in terms of money, as in they shouldn’t complain because they are wealthy. Andrew gets brownie points for fighting the way that the Queen wants him to. He’s an abusive misogynist who compartmentaliizes women Madonna-whore style (Fergie and his girls being deserving of respect while the children he raped were like bagels, as his friend called them – nauseating).

    If this is true, the lady needs to hand over the crown to someone else. Let Charles finally have the crown he so clearly wants. He’s not perfect, but he can be influenced by his sons to modernize the monarchy.

    • Basi says:

      Gaslighting is indeed going on. Have lost all respect for the Queen over how this is being handled. (Or should I say not being handled.) And for her choosing to protect Andrew the Pedo.

      Just think how powerful it would be if the queen came out and showed her support for Harry and Megan and made it clear she wouldn’t tolerate the racism and negative talk. Then if William and Kate both did it. Otherwise it’s just absolutely a palling their silence.

  4. aquarius64 says:

    No it proves the British press are terrified of the Sussexes; that the lawsuits are going to reveal shady/illegal practices by the media. They still think they call the shots on the royals and they have to get in line.

    • Britt says:

      They’re absolutely terrified of them especially Meghan because she’s American. She has connections to an even bigger press and she’s not caving to their demands. They may be making her upset and sad but they aren’t breaking her. Also, Piers Morgan’s day is coming and that’s why he has so much vitriol because they’re ignoring him but suing and bringing back old dirt. He should’ve kept his mouth shut 😂

      • Lucy De Blois says:

        I agee. Totally. And about Piers Morgan, he’s so… so…. so… never mind. Exactly what you thought.

  5. zan says:

    I really like her outfit here!! Gorgeous hair too!

  6. Basi says:

    Yeah they strayed from that but I don’t blame them.

  7. Taryn says:

    Never complain never explain is so freaking toxic. If your kid came to you telling you someone was bullying them on a daily basis would you tut them off and just tell them to have a stiff upper lip about it? I think their break is well needed for their sanity.

    Anyway, Meghan looks great here and excuse me while I try to go hunt down that sweater because it’s literally the perfect v neck berry color I’ve been looking for.

    • Guest2.0 says:

      Please share if you find the source of the sweater. Thanks.

      And what about the Heads Together campaign? All the talk about mental health and well being. The Royals need to walk the talk.

  8. S808 says:

    I feel like they do complain/explain, just not directly. Anyway this all feels very “how dare you not work with us and then complain when we abuse you for not working with us.” This is all more trouble than it’s worth. Once the old lady kicks the bucket, H&M should run and let them rest of the family duke it out amongst themselves. Let B&E be the working princesses they’ve always wanted to be. “It would be better to build relationships with the media.” They always let their slip show. They’re so desperate for exclusives from H&M to save their dying publications but they’re going about it all wrong. Just couldn’t help that racism/misogyny/xenophobia.

  9. Britt says:

    The reason people, mostly the media, are angry about them speaking out is because it’s about control and money. The Sussexes haven’t made it easy for them at all with lack of exclusives, access and aren’t playing the PR game with them and they’re at a loss. Members of that family have been speaking out for years, this is nothing different. The media has taken advantage of that mantra for decades and even if they didn’t speak out, they would still be attacked. When the media and commentators said that Meghan was a breath of fresh air and would bring change to the royal family, they didn’t expect they would be included in that change. Many people are suing the tabloids for phone hacking and privacy infringement. It’s going to be some hard times for the British press for the next few years. The royals aren’t just tired of them but I assume many people in Britain are.

  10. HK9 says:

    Actually no they didn’t. They spoke up when it continued for YEARS. And royals have sued the press before, this is not new.

  11. Guest2.0 says:

    I mean really? Isn’t this what Harry said…that he won’t be bullied into playing the media games that tormented his mother? I cant wrap my head around the obtuseness. These people (RRs, tabloids, courtiers, royal family) are truly dinosaurs. The world is changing. At least H&M are trying to change along wit the rest of us, but these people are hopelessly stuck in the past.

  12. Tiff says:

    That sweater is perfect!!! And the leather skirt! I will be online searching for both the rest of the day.

  13. Noodle says:

    Never complain, never explain.
    **unless it’s in regards to Kate’s Botox then get thy courtiers on that post haste.

    • Mego says:

      Indeed…

    • olive says:

      wiglets, too, the palace took the time and spoke out against reports she used wiglets

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Yeah, the palace lied and said she has a “scar” near her hairline (which has since disappeared). That was SO important that they needed to deny the “extensions” rumor!

      Or, when William threatened to sue the media for the affair rumors.

      Or, when the palace said “misogynistic” attacks on Kate (and Meghan) had to stop. Not racists attacks on Meghan, of course — just misogynistic attacks on KATE and Meghan.

      Or, when Prince Charles sued tabloid that published his private journal following a visit from President of China.

      Or how Andrew “explained” why he visited Epstein (to “tell him they couldn’t be friends anymore”).

      Or, . . . [fill in the blank with many other examples . . . ].

      This “never complaint, never explain” b.s. is getting tired. It’s very obvious the royal family DOES complain AND explain. Except, apparently, when it comes to Meghan.

  14. Tiffany says:

    I wonder what the family really thinks of Harry now. Would they have the same reaction if Harry had married and white aristocrat and was reacting the same way if the press went after his wife like that.

    Why are the royal family so pissed that Harry….grew up.

    And I found myself thinking about Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother, the other day. I wonder if the extended visit to see her over Thanksgiving is a test of what can be if The Sussexes decided to leave the royal fold. I have a feeling that Doria has already told them, if it becomes too much, you have a home here.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Do we know for a fact that Meghan and Harry are going to the USA for the Thanksgiving Holiday?

      • Lady D says:

        Nope. At this point, it’s innuendo.

      • Some chick says:

        And even the innuendo wasn’t that it was going to be for “an extended visit.” Those stories said that they would be back in the UK for Chrimbo with The Firm.

        People are pushing this narrative – HARD – that Meghan will leave, or that they both will.

        NOT going to happen. It’s the new, “I love Meghan… but…”

        It’s fake concern trolling. In the service of an agenda. It’s not even real concern trolling!

        They are not going anywhere. Lay off them.

        I think there might be some kids on your lawn! Better go look!

    • HK9 says:

      It happens. I’m the youngest in my family, and when I do anything they they consider ‘grown up’ they act out like they’re five. I don’t put up with it and continue on. I have no idea why this is (any psychologist Celebitches can chime in) but I find it very interesting.

      • CatWomen says:

        Because your still ‘the baby’. They act like that because they don’t see you’ve gotten independent and think they know what’s best for you. It’s pretty normal. I have a daughter and have to be very careful respect her boundaries as she’s proud of moving on and doesn’t want to be mothered.

    • Lucy De Blois says:

      Tiffany, the answer for your question is NO. If he married an english rose the tune would be very different. They were not easy on Kate on the first years, but she made her best to deserve the nickname of Lazy Katy, even before the wedding the queen was annoyed she didn’t have another occupation, except hanging around with William. But Kate’s bullying is nothing compared to MM. The story took a very nasty turn, for worse. Their endurance is making the lions even more enraged.

  15. Mignionette says:

    Until another Royal has walked in Meg’s bi-racial shoes that rule is null and void.

    • sunny says:

      This. The amount of criticism and vitriol she has faced cannot be separated from her being bi-racial and the deep well of anti-blackness in society and the media.

      When they first got engaged, my mother who is black and lived in Britain for years(and is also a royal watcher) said, “This is going to be horrible for her. Britain doesn’t know how racist a society it is.” Turns out she was not wrong.

      • Mignionette says:

        Brits like to pretend that the UK is not racist or ‘not as racist as the US’ as we like to say. The only reason more young black men are not dead is because the police don’t carry guns. Otherwise it would be open season and the morgues would be full.

        The above is one of the reasons I oppose Brexit. Because Brexit means harmonization culturally towards US ideals of health, welfare and policing.

      • Rogue says:

        @Sunny you hit the nail on its head. Brits are in massive denial about the racist premise of Empire and colonialism and their role in the transatlantic slave trade because most of that “unpleasantness” happened abroad- they’ve been able to kind of suppress it. There’s a good Guardian article about that https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/23/memorial-2007-enslaved-africans-black-history-britain

        Racism in Britain also tends to be more sly and coded so that’s why even I have been surprised at the more Fox News style overt racism and double standards in the press for Meghan. That’s why I as a Brit don’t blame American Meghan for perhaps being surprised how brutal it’s been. Brexit etc has unleashed an extremely toxic, entrenched discourse in Britain.

      • Rooney Rule Meltdown says:

        I haven’t found British racism to be more sly and coded than American racism AT. ALL. They are, including the lefties, shockingly, completely, smugly unabashed in their exasperation about being expected to consider racism.

        After reading ‘Why I am No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by a black British author, I think Britain is a thousand times more racist than the US. I always thought it wasn’t because their media is much more diverse, but it turns out that meant nothing. I think they might even be more racist than Australia. Australia.

      • Lucy De Blois says:

        I know a popular proverb from a country (I won’t say which): “I don’t have anything against black people, as long as they don’t marry my kids.” I’m not kidding or lying. And it’s not from the 19 century.

      • A says:

        @Rogue, the worst part about British racism is that you can’t even bring it up with the well-meaning progressives in the country, unless you want to be subjected to a lot of whining about how they’re “not as bad as the Americans, THEY’RE bad!” And then all of the crying about how you’ve hurt their feelings and insulted them by insinuating that they’re racist, don’t you know how offensive it is to call a white person racist, it’s almost as bad as being a racist!

    • The Original Mia says:

      Exactly. I’m so tired of the whataboutism being deployed to excuse what Meghan is going through. No, Kate/Diana/Fergie were not treated the same way because the press saw them as human beings first and foremost. When asked to leave them be, they were left alone. Meghan isn’t afforded the same respect. She isn’t considered equal to those women, therefore it’s all out war on her for the simple reason she exists in this rarefied space. In other words, if she wasn’t black, they would have left her alone years ago.

      • Still_Sarah says:

        I wouldn’t say Diana and Fergie were left alone or treated as human beings first and foremost. I remember a British tabloid about Sarah Ferguson (the Duchess of York) when she was still married to Andrew. She was called the “Duchess of Pork” because she had gained quite a bit of weight. And the photos of American businessman John Bryan sucking the toes of a topless vacationing Fergie were popular tabloid fodder at the time (I believe she was still married to Andrew then). The British tabloids took every chance they could get to go after her and Diana.

      • Lucy De Blois says:

        Diana got a similiar treatment from the press after the divorce, when the RF was on open war against her for exposing Charles and her feelings.

      • Aurelia says:

        Lolz, they left diana alone … im still cackling.

  16. Sofia says:

    Other royals have broken the never complain/never explain

    William and Kate sued the press when she was still a girlfriend when the paps got pics of her playing tennis
    They sued again for the topless photos
    They used to file injunctions when people took pictures of the kids
    William threatened human rights when the press tried to report on an affair that may or may not be true
    Charles used to get his friends to shit talk Diana in the press and uplift Camilla during the Marc Bolland years

    So please don’t show all this outrage for H&M

    • Jaded says:

      But none of this involved the racially-motivated vitriol that Meghan is facing. Racism should cause outrage.

      • Sofia says:

        When I said outrage I was reporting to the royal reporters who think Harry and Meghan’a behaviour is brand new and never done before

  17. Rogue says:

    Never complain never explain is garbage and just rolled out to shut up certain royals. The Queen sued the Sun twice for publishing her letter and a radio broadcast, Charles sued for publishing his diaries- both using copyright breach same as Meghan. Charles sent out a legal letter recently for those pics of him and Camilla on the beach in Cuba. There’s an interview when Charles and Diana were married where they discuss media harassment.

    Obviously William&Kate sued over the topless pictures. They also sent media harassment warnings when they first had Charlotte (supported by then prime minister David Cameron!) and over paps stalking for pictures of George.

    These are just examples of top of my head. Sure there are more.

    Interestingly quite a few new well known claimants in the UK like Cheryl Cole have announced they are taking action over phone hacking so bit of a domino effect since Harry’s claim was announced and that’s what media is afraid of.

  18. Angela says:

    Well I’m from a “third world country” and I see people who are truly suffering every day so yes I do struggle to feel sorry for these rich pampered people who only want adulation. Maybe prince Charles should stop giving them money so they can prove they can fend for themselves.

    • S808 says:

      Meghan was rich because she actually worked prior to entering the royal family. Didn’t Harry work in the military as well? I think they’d be fine if they left tomorrow or Charles cut them off.

    • kerwood says:

      Why should Prince Charles cut off the son who actually WANTS to work? I would think that Charles should encourage Harry and Meghan and toss Normal Bill and Keen Katie out to fend for themselves. That way they’ll be better able to relate to the British people when (if?) they ascend to the throne.

      And, as @S808 said, Meghan has worked most of her life.

      • Lucy De Blois says:

        Charles will never encourage H&M because I’m sure the bitter taste of Diana’s popularity is still on his tongue. And what William is so sour is because he and his wife are not the number One. How many articles about Harry you saw prior the wedding (except, of course, for those wild pictures)? How many “commentators” spent tones of room on the tabloids to report what Harry was doing? Before MM almost everything was about William, Kate and the RF with a touch of humor from Harry’s blunders. Well… The picture changed a lot. And not for their taste.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Harry has his inheritance from TQ Mum, and his own mother, about £30M invested (prob. living off the income and well as an “allowance” from Charles), and when TQ and PP goes, he will have more. Meghan has a couple of million (under $5M), so I don’t think they’d EVER have to “worry” about money. Would they lives AS opulently as they do as royalty? Of course not. But CAN they live an outrageously rich life (in both senses of the word)? Of COURSE they can.

      And if it gets to that point, I have NO doubt they will.

      • Nic919 says:

        They have connections to the Obamas and Oprah… if they need to start working without using Charles’ Duchy money they will be just fine. Meghan has had a real life job prior to this and knows what to do.

    • morrigan01 says:

      Meghan has already fended for herself for DECADES before she ever met Harry. It’s why she already has a couple of million in the bank and will get residual payments for her acting jobs for the rest of her life *as well* as having a pension. She worked and survived and had a successful career in Hollywood, which is not easy at all.

      Harry not only has about $40 million he inherited from his mother, (maybe more since it’s been invested more than likely) but also did two REAL tours of duty in the army, sleeping on the ground and not having fancy food and, you know, getting shot at. I’m pretty sure he can deal with not having a royal purse of funds.

      Seriously, this whole idea that Harry and Meghan couldn’t survive without money from The Crown/Charles is such a ridiculous take it makes me laugh when I don’t just roll my eyes over it. They could leave, buy a secluded house somewhere out here in the SoCal area (I see them going somewhere like Malibu or Brentwood) very easily with probably no problem whatsoever, and be perfectly fine. This idea that they couldn’t live without being funded by Charles just totally ignores the fact that Meghan had a whole damn LIFE making her OWN MONEY before she met Harry and that Diana already set Harry up before she died with money so he could have some independence when he came of age.

    • A says:

      I’m actually quite anti-monarchist in reality, and I’m sure many other people are, esp POC who have felt the brunt of British colonialism. But I don’t think that precludes us from having some empathy and understanding that the treatment of Meghan is quite poor and racist on the part of the press and the people around her. I don’t think racism and harassment of anyone is something to cheer, especially considering the fact that if they treat a black woman in such a respectable public role like this, then how would the press and the media treat a black woman who doesn’t have the luxury of being so protected by her wealth and soft power?

  19. Vanessa says:

    The press know damn well that other royals have sued in the past but their counting on the people who hate Meghan not to realize that . This is just another way to further dehumanizing Meghan and make her seem like she cant handle criticism when she clearly stated in the documentary that she fine with criticism just as long as it’s fair and it’s hasn’t been fair at all . Her cookbook with the hubb woman was accused of having links to extremist groups the time that accused her causing famine because she likes avacoda . The press hasn’t let her rest for one minute since she married Harry

    • Lucy De Blois says:

      And it’s with a very heavy heart that I say: I’m afraid they will never let her rest until she gets lost (with or without Harry); like I said before, just this week, two or three articles about H&M moving out of England: to USA, Africa or God alone knows where. They started the pushing again.

  20. Chelle says:

    So, basically, just pay the troll. Give him a pound of your flesh when he wants to feed and all will be well. That would be okay it were just a little game of slap and tickle every now and again but this has morphed into something much more sinister. The beast is now wanting to be feed everyday because of the 24 hour nature of social media and the internet. And it doesn’t even care what it eats. For example, the Daily Mail will run the same story with the same poorly written verbiage a million times but under different headlines. So, like today, Harry was the plus one at an event Meghan was slated to do on her own. The DM will probably use the same poorly written story but will say something about how the pair wants to be together as mental support for each other. The next iteration will say something or suggest that Meghan, due to stress, is no longer competent to do these things on her own. Then the next iteration will say that Harry wants to protect his wife at all times. The next will highlight Harry’s rudeness for showing up when not scheduled. Oh, I almost forgot, the final one will say how Kate has helped Meghan to find her feet and her voice.

    It’s all BS to feed the beast until it’s not. And that’s when it gets sinister.

    • What. . .now? says:

      All of this!

    • Lucy De Blois says:

      If the problem was only feeding the troll would be a piece of cake (or almost): in theory, just giving exclusives would calm down the lions. Unfortunately, it’s not so simple. There are so many forces on this cases… Let’s say the second big issue is her color. And you go on: egos, power, sensibilities…. You feed a lion, and after a tiger, and then an elephant and when you see, you are feeding the whole zoo.

      And let me say how smart you were for your quote: “..and next…suggest that MM, due to stress, is no longer competent to do these things.” I think the talk about Harry’s mental “fragile” condition didn’t appear out of thin air. Looks to me like a road was open for future traffic.

  21. Deedee says:

    Just take a look at the vitriol Richard Palmer allows in his Twitter feed, and you’ll see that the royal reporters are not to be trusted.

  22. Feeshalori says:

    I question Penny Junor’s sense of time since it’s way off kilter. Her five minutes of media criticism has translated into three years. So this should have been over and done with by now, according to her, right? This couple needs to do what they must to combat the rising vitriol that’s last more than Junor’s flippant timeline of how she sees events.

    • PrincessK says:

      Penny Junor is very tricky, she was at one time firmly in Charles camp during the Diana day’s. She rightly predicted that the Sussexes would overshadow the Cambridge’s. I actually saw her in the crowd in Windsor on the day before Harry’s wedding, she passed right by me and tried to avoid my gaze. She wrote a great baby book back in the day but l have grown to dislike her since she became a ‘royal biographer’.

      I was incensed when she said that her son was happy to be in the same class at Eton with Harry Windsor because it always stopped him from coming bottom of the class. What a dreadful thing for a parent to reveal to the whole world about another child!

  23. BS to the untruth of Never Complain/Never Explain. They ALL do it from the Queen and Prince Phillip on down. They get their side of the story or complaint out. It’s just they hide behind couriers, unnamed royal sources, friends, and deals with the media. Prince Charles himself — as we all know — couldn’t keep his mouth shut during his ‘quid pro quo’ tv interview during the Diana years. I admire Harry and Meghan for stating their truth on film media and allowing it to be seen and heard. Everyone of us knows exactly what they said, even if the media is now spinning it into something else and trying to put other words and ideas out as to what they meant. They are standing full face in the sun and saying we are right here and not hiding behind nameless sources. I don’t know how you stay mentally healthy when your “family” communicates through whispers, lies, and never saying what they really mean. Charle’s and William’s behavior is especially disturbing.

  24. Rogue says:

    Also proving they do explain- BP has put out a statement saying that Wooten’s latest Sun story “contains a significant number of factual inaccuracies& falsehood” (what a surprise) and said they “won’t be putting out running commentary on every piece of gossip& conjecture except to restate that family matters will always remain private.”

    With that last line wonder if the Queen is trying to get a handle of this weeks alleged backbiting but guess we’ll see what weekend stories bring.

    • Moose says:

      Where are these statements to be found?

      • Rogue says:

        @Moose BP’s statement was at the bottom of DWooten’s Sun article about Meghan snubbing Charles gallery invite. That “exclusive” was rehash of something from Charles 70th bio and moved to today’s events. Wooten’s been caught out recently quite a bit recently so he’s very bitter.

        And I agree the press want back and forth drama- sure they made lots of money during the war of the wales. The palaces really need to learn from their history.

        @A I remember a headline saying Meghan was disturbingly confident. That was very telling of motivation behind these hit pieces. But as Toni Morrison said “ If you can only be tall because someone else is on their knees, then you have a serious problem.“

    • L4frimaire says:

      I saw those statements and agree. The press want some back and forth drama. Think it’s best for the Sussexes to go on with what they do with no further comments or explanation. It seems like everyone else is scrambling about and being messy and defensive.. Also seems like anyone leaking crap to Dan Wooten of all people should be fired. Like marched out the door by guards, send their stuff to them later., all access denied. That guy is so slimy and dishonest.

  25. What. . .now? says:

    Meghan is SO photogenic it’s unreal. Close ups, full face straight shots, profile, from the right, from the left, head tilt, smile, no smile — she looks so beautiful! And I think this wine/burgundy color looks absolutely amazing on her–she needs to sprinkle this color into her wardrobe more.

    The outfit is great too. High end, but still inline with what real working women wear. This look is easy to copy at all price points–she nailed it.

    Meghan should buy her Christmas coat in this color this year! ❤🙌👏👏👏

  26. A says:

    She looks so good, dear lord. I love it. I love it so much. Good for her.

    Second, I know people have said that the palace and its courtiers want Meghan to divorce Harry and go away. And I disagree. I don’t think they want that. I think they want the leave to permanently criticize Meghan for the rest of eternity. They want her to feel like she is less, because by doing so, they think they’re elevating themselves and their position. People like this will always want and desire a person to criticize in order to make themselves feel better. Meghan happens to be their target at the moment.

  27. Miriam says:

    BP is insecure about the Sussexs popularity and support. Mark my words, after the letter from 72 mps they’ll (or at least Bill) release some statement to paint themselves as supportive before their joint appearance for remembrance day