Are Oprah & Amal Clooney advising Prince Harry & Meghan on Sussexit?

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As I’ve been writing all of these Sussexit posts, it occurred to me late in the newscycle that this situation isn’t merely a PR disaster for the Windsors, nor is it purely a royal/media issue. This is a full-on SITUATION involving the crown, the British government, and likely the governments of Canada and the US, depending on where Harry and Meghan plan to make their home. As such, I would hope that the Sussexes have actually hired lawyers to help them navigate through all of this. Of course they would, right? My question is: um, did Amal Clooney help with that? Amal Clooney is a lawyer, remember? And Amal knows a ton of lawyers in England. Just a theory, we’ll see if anyone says anything about it. In the meantime, the tabloid press is only focused on the personal/gossip side of things, like how Oprah told the Sussexes to Sussexit.

Oprah Winfrey advised Prince Harry and Meghan Markle about breaking free from the British royals and following their own path. The TV queen — who attended the couple’s wedding and is also close to Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland — discussed their “declaration of independence” and encouraged them to consider making a living in North America by building their own powerful brand.

They’ve gathered a coterie of powerful US players, including the Obamas, George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, James Corden and Meghan’s designer pal Misha Nonoo, whose new husband, oil heir Michael Hess, has offered them a place to stay in one of the family’s three homes in the gated Malibu Colony — dubbed “Billionaire’s Beach” — we are told.

A source said, “Oprah was the first person to talk to Harry and Meghan about breaking free and doing their own thing, building on their own brand. She made them realize it was really possible.” A rep for Oprah declined to comment.

Page Six can also reveal that Oprah’s BFF Gayle King is set to score the first interview with the Sussexes post-Megxit. King attended Meg’s NYC baby shower and visited them after the birth of baby Archie. A TV source said: “It’s hush-hush, but there’s no one else they would turn to.”

[From Page Six]

I believe that Page Six probably did call Oprah for comment, and Oprah said “nuh uh” and went to People Magazine for this clapback:

Oprah Winfrey is speaking out amid a report that she advised Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their shocking move to step back as senior members of the Royal Family.

“Meghan and Harry do not need my help figuring out what’s best for them,” Winfrey, who famously attended the couple’s wedding in May 2018, tells PEOPLE. “I care about them both and support whatever decisions they make for their family.”

[From People]

“Meghan and Harry do not need my help figuring out what’s best for them…” Yeah, but that’s not the same as “Meghan and Harry did not seek my advice.” I mean, if you have access to Oprah’s wisdom, of course you ask for her advice. That’s a no-brainer. And, again, I would not be surprised at all if Amal Clooney had been contacted. I doubt Amal would be the point person in any legal negotiations, partly because that’s not her field and partly because she still wants to be on Prince Charles’ good side. But I bet Amal sent a list of recommendations to the Sussexes, complete with introductions to lawyers who could help them out.

Oprah Winfrey on stage during her ’Your Path Made Clear' tour

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  1. Nina says:

    « Harry and Meghan shocking move » funny Bc I find the harassement Meghan was subject to more shocking .
    Leaving is the best solution

  2. Ava4eva says:

    She’s seeking the advice of two women that never gave her the time of day before her wedding? I hope the queen knocks this social climber down several pegs and takes away her title. I just can’t with Meghan. No one can.

    • sunny says:

      Or you could look at it as her seeking advice from one of the most powerful media forces and brand builders in the entire world… Perspective I guess.

      • Fortifiedblonde says:

        Meg and Harry don’t give a squat about the title. Most people who aren’t royalphiles don’t. Sorry.

        Also, Meghan is popular outside of whatever circles gobble down whatever the Palace tells them to think. In the US and Canada, large numbers of people admire this move and think she deserves far better than being a rug for a bunch of entitled tax dollar squandering racists to trample.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      I have no issue with her. *shrugs*

      I have friends that I made after my wedding. Should I not seek their advice because they knew my husband before they knew me?

    • Aang says:

      And I thought “you’re a virgin who can’t drive” was harsh.

    • Hello says:

      Actually, I like Meghan very much. Harry, too. And Archie is just the best 😊

    • Becks1 says:

      Many people apparently “can,” lol.

      I find it hilarious when people use social climber as a derogatory term for Meghan. What is Kate?

    • fatladysinging says:

      Your logic is comically flawed. What? Are celebrities and famous people only allowed to consult connections from their childhood? Come on now, that’s just…dumb.

      You’re salty because you’re stuffed with casual racism and lack the character to realize it.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “You’re salty because you’re stuffed with casual racism and lack the character to realize it.”

        I love this statement, and not only because it’s true. :)

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

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      • paranormalgirl says:

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      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        “You’re salty because you’re stuffed with casual racism and lack the character to realize it.”

        Excuse me, I’m going to be busy the next hour or so stitching this onto a tea towel.

      • Shirleygailgal says:

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        Please? Because OMGosh it is brilliant and shady and clear and clean all at the same time and I’m right here for it. note: yes, I have exhibited bouts of casual racism before…I hope I have the character to realize it, appreciate it when called out on my crap and do better. I believe I do, but I guess time will tell. In the meantime though, I want this comment on a shirt!!!

      • What a line!! Sounds like a poster to me.

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      • fatladysinging says:

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      • kerwood says:

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    • Bella DuPont says:

      @Ava4eca

      Yes. Of course you are completely right. She should confine herself entirely to only people she knew before her wedding. That makes total sense.

      You are jealous of her situation and this talking point is old and stale as hell.

    • Missskirrtin says:

      If you are not knowledgeable about legalise, you dont need to be a friend to hire an expert team. Moreover they have become acquainted so most possibly she will take on the case. And. Would it kill you to be kind???

    • Sass says:

      “No one can”? That’s presumptuous of you. Speak for yourself, Ava4NEVA

    • MariaS says:

      Ava4eva, you’re just regurgitating the Daily Fail’s bile. It’s gross. And speak for yourself, lot’s of us can stand her just fine.

    • Lauren says:

      Do you also hope the Queen knocks Andrew down and takes away his titles?

      • Shirleygailgal says:

        she better pull andy’s titles cause if she hurts Harry more, I for one will be totally pissed and start demanding Canada leave the commonwealth

    • Lauren says:

      Do you also hope the Queen knocks Andrew down and takes away his titles?

    • lucy2 says:

      I can with her. I like her. If you don’t, cool, but don’t presume you speak for anyone else.

    • AMM says:

      Plenty of people can stand her if you look anywhere outside of british tabloids.

      How many people cared about Kate before she married into the family? Shouldn’t she have turned down her television appearances and designers trying to dress her since they never cared about her before she married William? I doubt Ed Sheeran would have filled in for her at their charities had she just been middle class Kate Middleton.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      You’re literally commenting on a website and thread full of people who “can” with her. And do. Have a thousand seats. You’re embarrassing yourself.

    • Sunshine says:

      How do you know that? Because the Daily Mail told you. You don’t know who Meghan knew before she got married.

    • Peg says:

      He is still not going to look at you.

    • Response to Ava4eva — comment 2 — above: If Meghan is such a social climber than why isn’t she doing everything she can to stay in the fold. Also, everyone develops new friendships as they move through life. Meghan entered a new phase of life and is making new friends. Sure they’re rich and famous, but so is she. Or are you someone who starts a new job or get married and choose not to make friends with anyone in that new part of your life?

      • fatladysinging says:

        “If Meghan is such a social climber than why isn’t she doing everything she can to stay in the fold.”

        Great point!

    • Fa says:

      I wouldn’t take advise from two women I didn’t know two years ago.

    • kerwood says:

      @Ave4eva, the Duchess of Sussex will have to go a long way before she achieves the heights of social climbing Keen Katie has, aided and abetted by her mother, the stewardess.

    • Jaded says:

      @Ave4eva: I certainly “can” with Meghan; she’s smart, compassionate, hard-working and an asset to an otherwise moribund and racist royal family. I could also eat a bowl of alphabet soup and poop out a smarter comment than yours.

  3. Sass says:

    It is 6:33 AM in Colorado, the sun is rising and I’m REALLY enjoying the hell out of my literal and figurative tea this fine morning.

  4. Becks1 says:

    Honestly if the Clooneys were at all involved, to me that supports some of the reporting that this has been discussed at multiple levels for months, the queen and Charles understand and support them, etc. Amal Clooney isn’t going to do anything to jeopardize her relationship with Charles and the Prince’s Trust.

    I’m sure they did talk about this with Oprah. But like you said Kaiser – “they don’t need my help figuring out whats best for them” is very different from “they discussed their plans with me and asked my advice for the next step.”

  5. Midigo says:

    “This is a full-on SITUATION involving the crown, the British government, and likely the governments of Canada and the US, depending on where Harry and Meghan plan to make their home”. So now maybe you can understand why they couldn’t get an answer in few days. Or weeks. Because there is a complex institutional and diplomatic process to figure out and complete. And they are the ones who need to precisely clarify what they want to do and where they want to live, in the first place. In detail. Their amateurish website is so full of BS that is not helping, you know?

    • Becks1 says:

      But apparently this has been discussed for MONTHS. They didn’t come home on Sunday and present this to the family. this has been in the works for a while now.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @ Modigo

      No, actually, it should really be a negotiation to see what suits boths sides in order to come to an amicable conclusion.

      But where there’s bad faith on one side, evidenced by stalling and leaks, it forces the hand.

      And no, there’s nothing amateurish about site. It’s an incredibly smart idea to have (in advance), their ideas laid out as well as most likely questions. It’ll help quell the never ending avalanche of *misinformation and lies* that their detractors rely on so heavily.

      I expect that site will continue to evolve as events unfold and it’ll be interesting to see how they continue to thwart their skeptics and detractors.

    • SM says:

      And now I realised why this whole situation as well as its coverage bugs the hell out of it. People think this is some soap drama. Why not ask an auntie from another country an advice on the government related affairs, because who needs a real expertise when you have a celebrity willing to insert their opinion any chance and any situation they can. Why the Hell would you ask an advice from Oprah? Is she a princess? Or has any knowledge of British government and diplomatic protocol? I am sure the answer to that is a firm no. Can Oprah advice how to build a celebrity brand ? Definitely. So is this the priority now for them? To make a way for luxury life when the grandma cuts off the funding?

      • Guest says:

        Anything they spoke with Oprah about probably related to their happiness and mental well-being – kind of her thing. Of course, she also knows how to build a sustainable global brand. They have the right to talk to people about things that are going on in their lives and to ask advice from people who have succeeded in a HUGE way. Why would they talk to her about the British government or diplomatic protocol? That’s a silly assumption to make. If I had Oprah’s ear, I’d ask her advice on any number of subjects. Why are you so angry about it?

      • MsIam says:

        You must not know who Oprah is then. She owns a studio. She negotiated a deal for syndication rights for her show and other shows when this was unheard of , especially for a black woman. You think she might know a thing or two about how deals work? Or even better, have contacts that know how these things work. Even in the UK, gasp! But yeah, Oprah is just a talk show host, right.

    • 10KTurtle says:

      I’m so nervous for them. I want this to work out and for them to shine their light on all kinds of needs, but it does feel so rushed/haphazard. Their “own powerful brand” is largely if not completely based on being royal/HRH. Everybody jumped on @Ava4eva above, but she’s not completely wrong- Meghan was a C-list celebrity at best before the wedding [and before you jump on me, I think what she has done for people less fortunate with her newfound fame is amazing]. Will these powerful celebrities still want to provide assistance when the “royal” shine wears off/is forcibly removed? I hope so. I know things have been rough for them but I’m afraid the BRF could make things SO, SO much worse for them than we can imagine.

      • Pineapple says:

        10KTurtle … If Meghan and Harry really have the tea on William’s leaks. THEY could make things SO, SO much worse for William than we can imagine. So … don’t worry about Meghan and Harry. I love how people refuse to believe Meghan is smart as hell. She has been proving this for years. YEARS. Believe it humans, believe.

      • L4frimaire says:

        I think they miscalculated. This is not going to work and more people will turn on them. They should never have released that website and lain everything like that. I really feel for them but this was hubris. Always play your cards close to your chest.

      • MsIam says:

        L4fimaire, how did H&M miscalculate? This whole thing was Charles and the family’s idea, that H&M should step back and the monarchy would be streamlined. If they felt it was a bad idea then why were negotiations going on for months? William/KP are the ones that threw the hand grenade, making everything public and wanting to make it sound like H&M were being kicked out. And it’s funny, not one word of repercussions for that move.

      • L4frimaire says:

        MsIam, I am all over the place emotionally on this. That was a panic post fueled by media frenzy. I really want it to work for them too and hope cooler heads prevail. Glad Harry is there in person. Unfortunately the Crown is very good at grinding down royal brides, and not just referring to Diana and Meghan.

    • Christina says:

      @Midigo, BS.

      When they wanted to rip Diana’s title, that happened pretty quickly. They make decisions and deal with the logistics later all the time. The Firm tries to prepare as much as they can, but they are a family who makes mistakes all of the time, too, and they pivot as needed.

      Harry doesn’t make decisions, so why does it matter to England if he leaves royal life with his wife? It doesn’t. He does PR. If this was about representing the monarchy at events on behalf of England and the monarchy, they could promote Andrew’s daughters, who seem like they’d enjoy it and clearly need the money. Andrew and Fergie’s mistakes shouldn’t doom their daughters if this is really about doing good works. But it isn’t.

      This is about abuse, power, and control of Harry and his wife. The family knows that people are interested in Harry and Meghan, and William is jealous of the attention Harry and Meghan get, just like Charles and Queen Elizabeth were jealous of the attention Diana received. When Diana died, the English people were angry at the Queen for how she handled it because her reaction was angry, cold, and PERSONAL. She hated Diana, and she had to pivot to compassion because she was losing the public with her hatred.

      This is far less complicated than people want to believe.

      • perplexed says:

        Diana agreed to have her title removed in the divorce. It might have been less complicated because you likely only had to deal with the British government (and probably not even that). Also, she wasn’t born royal, so, yeah, rip. Plus, that was a divorce. Divorces are probably easier to deal with. She parted with a $25 million settlement and that was it. It was a set amount, not continuing funds. Diana wasn’t going to continue representing the Crown either. She was going back to being a straight-up commoner. Her method was more …transparent.

        What is this exactly? It’s not a divorce. It’s something, but what do you call it? They’re half-in, half-out. Diana made a complete break, which makes things less complicated and she wasn’t asking to live in Canada with expenses made by another government.

        Harry IS born royal, so the Queen may be less likely to want to take it away from him. She would also have stronger emotional loving feelings towards him than Diana since she wasn’t blood. She has to weigh the institution vs the love of her grandson (wasn’t he the favourite at some point?) She, Charles and William are all blood so their feelings may not be as black and white as the Queen might have been with Diana (although a part of me thinks even the Queen may have liked Diana on some level).

        It never even occured to me that foreign governments had to be involved in these discussions until this “split” (or whatever it is — I still can’t tell what it is) happened.

    • Mignionette says:

      I am going to disagree with you there.

      Yes it can take months, but that is also a pretext to effectively block any agency that these two could have over the next decade or more.

      The fact is Charles was going to phase out Harry and Meghan eventually, but he wanted it to be on this timeline and in the meantime he was content to make a human sacrifice of a whole family, two of whom are his flesh and blood.

      For all his young adult angst, Charles was raised in the same vein as his mother and exhibits a great deal of her coldness. We forget that in basic terms he views Harry as the spare who must bend to his will at moments notice and at huge sacrifice to himself.

      Harry on the other hand, now that he has a family, has realised that it’s not fair for him to impose this fate on his wife, child, and any future children especially when they are so far away from the throne. They have therefore decided to start building their lives now instead of 20+ year time when their best years are gone and they have sacrificed their children’s childhoods and happiness in pursuit of an illusive and outdated concept i.e. the Crown.

      So good for them and Fuck the Crown. Much like Brexit, to the victor the spoils. Let it be their legacy and their problem.

      • Mac says:

        I don’t think there were any plans to phase them out, I think the BRF was sidelining them because they refused to sit down and shut up.

    • Response to Midigo — comment 5 above: Then why has the Queen suddenly ordered that it now be resolved in a few days as she went on record yesterday. When it is in the best interest of the Firm, they can move faster than a guilotine. If it was only in the Sussexes best interest I could see the Firm dragging this out as painfully as possible for months.

  6. Rhys says:

    Megxit is happening and in an obviously well thought through (in a good way) fashion. Of course she asks for the advice from these women. That’s what friends are for.

    • Guest2.0 says:

      Sussexit Is happening. They are both leaving…. not just Meghan.

    • Mignionette says:

      Please don;t use that hash tag. It was one coined by racists who hate Meghan on twitter.

      @Kaiser can we please ask people not to use that racist and very loaded hashtag.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @ Mignionette

      #Megxit is slightly catchier than #Sussexit though, no?

      If it were up to me, (sadly, it’s not🙁), we would take that f-cking hashtag over.

      We would pull alongside their little cruise ship with our pirate vessel and forcefully grab control of it. Their cries of injustice would make the whole thing even more enjoyable. 👨‍🎤🛳👹☠️😈

      Anyway, back in the real world, I agree it’s a good idea to rally around one word and push that aggressively.

      We humbly await your direction. 😉😬👍

  7. C-Shell says:

    Meghan and Harry are quite obviously getting a lot of great expert advice and assistance. The content of the new SussexRoyal website is proof, IMO. It’s very comprehensive and, regardless if it’s aspirational, thought out and written by lawyers who are very well versed in the way the Monarchy is structured, funded, etc. I wouldn’t doubt that Amal Clooney pointed them to the right lawyers to structure the proposal that PC said was required, as well as the UK lawyers prosecuting their lawsuits against the tabloids. That they used the website designer that Meghan worked with on Tig is also a reminder that Meghan has a LOT of professional contacts of her own that she’s relied on throughout her career. Based on what we’ve seen coming from the Palaces in the form of inept and nonsensical PR and legal “advice,” I’d put my money on H & M to get a really golden parachute out of this negotiation.

    • My3cents says:

      I’m with you. They are obviously getting expert advice, and have plenty of connections and professional people they know , I just think this attachment of big names like Oprah and Amal Clooney a bit odd. They are obviously friends, but they can use non celebrity professionals as well.
      In any case best of luck to them, and good for them for leaving this abusive toxic family .

      • L4frimaire says:

        I think all this name dropping is used to rile up the public that they only want to be celebrities or A listers. That could be the only reason they’re leaving , not the constant grinding down, freezing them out, or stifling their work.

    • Agree. Meghan is a planner and very thorough in the way she does anything. I think they hoped for the best, planned — and probably — expected the worse. I think Tom Bradby said it for them yesterday when he said, they are willing and prepared to walk away from everything.

  8. JulieCarr says:

    Oprah’s ‘wisdom’ included giving anti-vaxxers and snake oil salesmen a giant platform, so I really hope they’re getting their advice from someone else.

  9. Originaltessa says:

    This is a made up story if I’ve ever heard one.

    • Mumbles says:

      Yeah I agree. Or perhaps exaggerated (ie maybe she just gave them some general words of support). Oprah is a very smart person, but she has no insight or expertise in dealing with an institution that is close to a thousand years old with its own rules, bureaucracies, rivalries. Same with Amal Clooney.

  10. Sofia says:

    Amal is a lawyer so she’s probably helping out with legalities. Not to mention she works with Charles on his Prince’s Trust and her husband is Eugenie’s husband’s boss. So even if the Clooneys didn’t know/care for Meghan they certainly were in the royal sphere

    And I wish people would stop calling Meghan a social climber. If you’re going to use that term, use it towards everyone who married in because technically they’re all social climbers. Courtiers thought Philip was one and he was a Prince in his own right and the grandson of a King and a descendant of Queen Victoria

    • goofpuff says:

      They call Meghan a social climber because she’s bi-racial and that’s their racist code word for ‘how dare a black woman think she can marry our white brit prince”. You can always tell when they don’t vilify Kate (also a commoner) or Andrew (the pedo) – why? They’re white.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Yup. It’s code speak for racists.

      • Mumbles says:

        There is racism at play in this situation. But the aristo set and their friends in the press called Kate and Pippa “the Wisteria Sisters” for years because they were “pretty, fragrant, and quick to climb.” Will’s set used to mock Kate because her mother was a flight attendant back in the day (“Doors to Manual”). The social-climbing diss is classist.

    • JulieCarr says:

      Amal is a human rights lawyer. The legal issues surrounding this are not in her field of expertise, and even ignoring that, I’m sure she has better things to do than give free legal advice to people who are more than capable of hiring lawyers actually suited to the task.

  11. Livvers says:

    I think Oprah’s comment is a criticism of the senior royals, too. Like she is saying, “unlike some OTHER people, I know that Meghan and Harry do not need my help figuring out what’s best for them.”

  12. Aurora says:

    Someone just compiled a list of all the Sussexes famous friends then wrote a fan fiction about them.

    • lucy2 says:

      Exactly.
      And considering Oprah was already like “Nope, not true” I don’t know why it’s even a discussion.

    • MsIam says:

      exactly, it’s always the same list of folks, Clooneys, Oprah, Serena, etc. No imagination at all.

  13. Maxie says:

    Who cares if she knew them for years or if she met them at her wedding reception? I would love to have access to Oprah’s and the Clooney’s advices, protection and contacts. Come on!

  14. Skyblue121 says:

    Is Amal Clooney the only lawyer in Great Britain? Asking for a friend.

  15. Guest2.0 says:

    People need to really use critical thinking skills before believing everything they read…no matter the source. And especially if that source is a tabloid like Page Six, Daily Fail. It’s kind of obvious that unless you hear it directly from the Sussexes, no one knows what they’re up to.

  16. THEREALME says:

    First stepping down as working royals and moving is all good and I understand it. However it was rushed, so much to work out with security etc. As well I think Harry is emotional and reacting. No doubt once it settles down he will be quite homesick I think. He is leaving his whole life behind and no doubt he is excited and loves his family but I think it will be much harder than anticipated without the total protection of the crown. With that said. I am sure that most people realize that the “new friends” George etc only wanted a connection to the crown. They would have courted Kate and William as well but obviously Kate is not wanting these types of connections she has her family and old friends. I am quite sure that once Harry and Meghan are out they will not care much too court them in the same way. This is why they both want to keep their titles HRH as a way to continue to open doors for them. Without the titles they become a lower level actress and an army vet, not exactly someone who George Clooney wants in his friend circle. Now for sure but in a few years not so much. I am unsure how it went so badly as Charles seemed so supportive and the people in England as well lining the streets for the wedding. Really sad I just think that Harry will really struggle in the years to come with a lot of things, hopefully they can work it out and be happy and content. It’s going to be a really weird world for him out there.

    • Maria says:

      “But obviously Kate is not wanting these types of connections”
      Did you forget that immediately after their wedding, William and Kate jetted off to LA because Kate wanted to mingle with celebrities?
      Harry and Meghan will always be desirable contacts despite your attempt to minimize their importance. And even if stripped of the Sussex title, Harry is a prince by birthright.
      Harry has wanted to enter a different world for a long time, and Meghan is using her contacts to help make it happen.

    • T says:

      Yes, I agree with this. As much as I can understand this move and their need to protect themselves and move forward to a healthier space, this entire thing seems immensely rushed for something that obviously needs to be executed with thoughtfulness and precision. No doubt the BRF is toxic and the tabloids made it impossible for them, but I worry for them too.

      • Shirleygailgal says:

        Harry was forced to go public when his brother – HIS BROTHER – leaked their plans to the press, implying they were being exiled vs making a choice. So yes, it may be rushed. Please also remember, they presented A PLAN. A plan is but a projected blueprint for moving forward, it is not the full and final document of an executed maneuver.

      • L4frimaire says:

        If this was rushed, it wasn’t by a Harry. Who leaked this at the early stages? This was supposed to happen in stages but KP decided that wasn’t allowed to happen.

      • Jaded says:

        They’ve been working on this for months, the general public didn’t find out about it until William deliberately let the cat out of the bag so they had to make some public comment about their plans.

    • Tourmaline says:

      Nah he’ll be fine. Brighter days ahead.

    • MsIam says:

      This is a joke right? Amal and George Clooney is already part of Charles’ organization and Eugenie’s husband works for him. So the Clooney’s have plenty of connections outside of Meghan. And for the life of me I don’t know why people are moaning about this when Charles is the one who wanted it. Once Louis turned 18 H&M would have gotten the boot anyway. So why shouldn’t they move forward on their own now when they are still young? Why hang around for 20 years like Princess Michael and the other old royals, lapping for crumbs. They are still agreeing to support the crown and do events if they are requested. William is the one who wants to shaft his brother by leaking that information.

    • Elizabeth says:

      People are allowed to have emotions. Some of you really sound like you think you own another human being.

    • Responding to T above: How do you know they don’t already have alternate security in place and ready to go if need be? As far as I know, none of us commenting here personally knows the Sussexes or are privy to what they have done or are doing. This has been in the works for months, do you really think they would not have already investigated alternate security?

    • Responding to TheRealMe: Really. Cause I think Kate is extremely insecure and William has to be the biggest fish in his pond. The Sussexes might just be 2 people that others meet and genuinely like.

  17. perplexed says:

    The American press is being as unkind as the British press. I didn’t expect that. I’m baffled when people say only the British press is being mean.

    • MsIam says:

      Only the New York Post which is owned by Rupert Murdoch and the Enquirer companies. So not really the US :press”.

      • MsIam says:

        I went to the LA Times website. I did not see anything to the level of what the BM has been putting out. In fact the articles were pretty neutral, no “incandescent rage” etc. So yeah, not buying what you are trying to sell, perplexed.

    • Elizabeth says:

      The View and New York Times are both being supportive. The tabloid press is always going to be vile bottom feeders.

  18. HK9 says:

    Even if Oprah said they didn’t ask for advice they wouldn’t believe her anyway. Oprah already knows that, which is why she said what she said.

  19. perplexed says:

    Oprah isn’t going to jeopardize who she could interview. The Queen will never agree to be interviewed, but talk show hosts always hold out hope.

    • Mumbles says:

      On that note, if Jessica Mulroney is as involved in this as press reports suggest, I suspect Good Morning America will quietly cut any ties with her so as to not upset the RF and lose access of them for future interviews. No big loss, she has horrible fashion sense.

      • MsIam says:

        What RF? Will and Kate who are dull as dishwater? That is the whole problem, nobody wants them, they want Meg & Harry and W&K could not stand that. Well W&K and Carole of course. I imagine it fried their nuts to have all of that exposure during Christmas and all people could ask was “when will H&M be back?”, lol. And ABC which owns Good Morning America offered H&M office space, so no cutting of the ties.

      • Jaded says:

        Jessica’s only involvement is as a close and supportive friend of Meghan’s, nothing else, and she would never jeopardize that friendship. What the press reports is 99% bullsh*t.

  20. L4frimaire says:

    I think Oprah was a business and media contact. This is speculation and the press has been obsessed with the Clooneys since they defended Meghan. They want a celebrity angle.

  21. Twixie84cpt says:

    What for? Are we going full on Hollywood mode now?