The royal family worries that the Sussexes rushed into ‘the shark-tank of Hollywood’

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I feel so happy knowing that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in America right now. While the British press and royal family can still do a lot to “hurt” Meghan and Harry, they are much better here. And we still feel protective of their little family. Meanwhile, the British papers are still trying to poke at them from thousands of miles away. According to the Daily Mail’s sources, Harry and Meghan are staying in Malibu:

This week, this narrow, 21-mile sliver of paradise, threaded between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, is thrumming with intrigue over the rumour (well-founded, according to the Daily Mail’s sources) that Meghan and Harry are house-hunting there. From Simon Cowell to Sting, Jennifer Aniston to Julia Roberts, Bob Dylan to Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Malibu is so cluttered with movie legends, rock idols and tycoons that, ordinarily, the advent of one more celebrity couple wouldn’t raise a plucked eyebrow.

Yet such is the hoopla around the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s sudden flit from Canada to California — and the unseemly eagerness of estate agents to hook them as clients at a time when the property market is at a standstill — that everyone is talking about their arrival. Since the beaches are now cordoned by yellow police tape, and the restaurants and bars closed, the coronavirus lockdown has given the couple the privacy they claim to crave.

They have not yet been spotted, but word has it that the couple have hunkered down with ten-month-old Archie in one of several Malibu properties owned by the mega-rich oil mogul John B. Hess. Last autumn, in a ceremony described by one guest as ‘the finest spectacle Rome has seen’, Mr Hess’s son, Michael, 33, was married to one of Meghan’s closest friends, fashion designer Misha Nonoo, so this would make sense.

[From The Daily Mail]

*shrug* It would not surprise me at all if they were staying in a friend of a friend’s Malibu home for the time being. There’s a reason Meghan is so good at networking – that contact list comes in handy in times of crisis. This made me laugh – the “lockdown has given the couple the privacy they claim to crave.” Like, how dare they “claim” to want privacy? How dare they… go completely silent? Speaking of, this story also made me lmao: apparently, the royal family is super-concerned that “the shark-tank of Hollywood” will be too much for the Sussexes. As opposed to the den of vipers within the royal family?

Prince Harry and Meghan have been urged to wait six months before announcing new projects amid Palace fears they have rushed into the “shark tank of Hollywood”. Sources have revealed Harry is “desperate to stop moving around” while Meghan is “pursuing many different avenues” with “increasing intensity”.

A Palace source said: “Everyone around them, both in the family and anyone who worked for them, is of the view they would do well to take some time out, perhaps six months will do them well right now. They haven’t listened to anyone but themselves and we are where we are. Hollywood is a shark tank and if they are not careful it could all end in tears. There’s no protection for them apart from those who are out to make money from them. They have entered a very different world – one Meghan was on the periphery of in her previous life and that Harry has never once been involved in.”

[From The Daily Mirror]

Just… imagine the Windsors really feeling this way? The Sussexes shouldn’t pursue private work in LA because everyone there just wants to make money off of them! As opposed to England, where the press is desperate to make money off of smearing them, and the Windsors are desperate to toss them under any and all available buses. Besides, Harry and Meghan have made it clear that they are taking time off and hitting pause on their plans, but that pause is because of the pandemic, not because “Hollywood is full of sharks!” Please.

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  1. Nev says:

    WORD.

    • Maddy says:

      It is super strange that they moved to LA, where the paparazzi are the worst in the world. It doesn’t line up with their narrative of wanting privacy. Vancouver Island did that, but Hollywood? Really? For privacy? No one moves to Hollywood for privacy.

      • BabsORIG says:

        @Maddy, these your talking points drivel has been spewed and parroted about the Sussexes ad neuseum its getting really old. What is “strange’ about Meghan and her husband and child moving back home to LA? If she hadn’t married Harry, she’d still have moved back to LA long time ago, no? Why is it “strange”? Secondly, the Sussexes haven’t been hounded by ANY LA paparazzi or media since they moved to North America last year, the only media personally invested in them are still the UK based getter tabloid, what are you all going on and on about “[moving] to LA, where the paparazzi are the worst in the world. It doesn’t line up with their narrative of wanting privacy.”?
        Thirdly, why would Vancouver work for them? None of them are Canadians, do you even know that? Or are you another of those that believe Canada is an extension of the UK?
        Lastly, you need to brush up on that geography, Hollywood is just a small part of LA.

      • Bubbs says:

        You’re right, it’s weird

      • L4frimaire says:

        Because LA county, home of the 2nd largest city in the United States, is only Hollywood. Like no one else does any other kind of work there and everyone is papped, even during state lockdown. People know how to avoid photographers there when they want to. Funny how they haven’t been papped yet. They’re not Ben and Ana. Some random coffee run isn’t the same as demanding to see their baby because they “ pay for them”.

      • Nic919 says:

        Did L.A. paparazzi kill Diana? Yeah that’s what I thought.

      • Maddy,

        1. They left the UK because British media bullied the couple because Harry didn’t marry a white British woman AND Harry’s grandmother, father and brother sided with the bullying media.
        2. LA is home to many famous actors, directors, producers, pop stars and many of them live their lives without paparazzi intrusion.
        3. Guess what? The Sussexes can learn how to live life that way too.
        4. Shouldn’t you be doing a fundraiser for the Cambridges since they are more your speed?

      • VS says:

        @Maddy —— you do know that LA is more than Hollywood, right? I hope you do otherwise………..I ‘ll just stop. I thought people like you were more on tabloids’ comment sections talking about H&M; it looks like you might have lost your way……..are you one of those who now hates elephants?

      • Mustlovedogs says:

        Actually Maddy what is ‘strange’ (and sad) is that the trolls seem to be very active on CB now. Perhaps find another forum for the pseudo interested questions. It’s really not welcome here.

      • You can EASILY live in Los Angeles and not get papped UNLESS YOU WANT TO. Do you have any idea how many stars live here and NEVER get papped living their lives? I live in LA and have worked for many stars you NEVER see, EVER. There is a reason people go to restaurants like Beauty and Essex, the nice guy, Catch-It’s to be seen. But you can run into incredible stars at the grocery store or their kids preschool and no one cares and there are no cameras or papps. The people who usually blab the most about how much they hate the papps here are the ones hanging out at the coffee shops (Urth Cafe lol) and having lunch at the Ivy who WANT to be seen. Its not weird they would want to be here at all. LA is huge and there are MANY places to hide out.

  2. Becks1 says:

    they should take 6 months off before rushing into anything? Isnt that what they’ve been doing for the past 6 months – planning their next steps, getting their ducks in a row, etc. But “a palace source” thinks they should take another 6 months and lay low. Well the Sussexes told us what they think of palace sources…..

    I also find the bit about how they “Claim to crave privacy” to be so annoying – its a common criticism about them and it just shows how much people misunderstood them (perhaps deliberately.) they wanted privacy for Archie, yes, but they were okay being public figures themselves. They just weren’t willing to be the targets of a smear campaign.

    • Jen says:

      The whole “Claim to crave privacy” thing is annoying. For months they’ve been trying to drive Meghan out and now that they have they expect her to still make news for them.

      No, sir. She was just like “You guys wanted me gone; bye. And I’m taking your boy Harry with me.”

      • Becks1 says:

        And they keep writing articles about her, which prompts people to screech about how “thought they wanted privacy!” and its like….we’ve seen Meghan 5 or 6 times in the past 6 months. that seems pretty private to me.

      • bamaborn says:

        LOL!!, Jen.

    • Suz says:

      @Becks – because they’re so used to the Cambridge’s being keen for a whole year about one of their initiatives that never comes to fruition. Until they become keen on something else the next year. Cath took 8 keen years to release her very important survey of questions that have never ever been asked about childhood development.

    • Yvette says:

      @Becks1, “they should take 6 months off before rushing into anything? Isnt that what they’ve been doing for the past 6 months – planning their next steps, getting their ducks in a row, etc. But “a palace source” thinks they should take another 6 months and lay low.”

      I think this story tries to tie in to the fact that the Queen has given the Sussexes 1 year to do as they please before a Royal Review to see how things have gone. If the Duke and Duchess of Sussex lay low for the next 6 months then the Queen gets to say the trial period of the Sussexes wasn’t productive and they should call it a day and return to the fold.

    • UK media uses the claim to crave privacy line as if to say:

      Meghan and Harry are to blame for us covering them by the fact that they ignore us and our needs

      Again, these tabloid writers are gaslighting nutters.

  3. Erinn says:

    I’m not really worried about them. If you take the words at face value – Hollywood IS brutal. But to think that they don’t stand a chance is foolish considering everything they’ve been through.

    I do think that they’ll need to play things close to their chest, and actively protect themselves from being used and you just KNOW that there are plenty of people who would love to take advantage of them. But at the same time, I have no reason to believe that they’re not going to do just that. I think Harry might have a bit of a harder time at first, but they’re both so adaptable, this will be fine.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I think they will be fine – as you say both are adaptable. Meghan has years of experience with HW so they will be fine – they only people not ‘fine’ are Cain and Unable who are clearly sh!t scared of how lazy and bland they are going to look in comparison.

    • Nicole says:

      As a resident of LA, Hollywood is brutal, but America LOVES royalty. They’ll be fine and everyone will want to be affiliated. They are young, photogenic, have a network, and they are genuine Royalty. Think a new JFK Jr. I have no doubt they they will also be hiding in plain sight. Her mama is in Baldwin Hills. Malibu or deep in the Hills of Beverly is a good fit because of the size of estates and privacy.

      • bettyrose says:

        Plus, she’s an L.A. native and tv veteran. She’s hardly a bright eyed girl from corn town coming to make it big.

    • Giddy says:

      They will definitely be fine. If Hollywood is a shark tank, there could be no better training on how to survive it than the royal family and the British press. So, thanks for that!

  4. Ali says:

    The Cambridges must be beside themselves.

    If Harry and Meghan launch their new project then the Cambridges will have to rush to smear and copy.

    It’s a lot to do.

  5. Murphy says:

    Better a shark tank that likes them than the shark tank back home that’s hungry for blood and has already bitten them a few times.

  6. SomeChick says:

    Malibu is not Hollywood. Thank U, next!

    Actually never mind that. Shut up, Daily Fail. Look at yourself, Daily Mirror.

    The day I found the fortitude to no longer click on the Fail improved my life.

    That “shark tank” line was complete shade. There is a tv show called Shark Tank where people pitch business ideas. If the judges like them, they offer cash in return for a chunk of the business. It’s a terrible deal and most of the ideas are pretty daft. But the focus is “get the money, get get the money.”

    I see what they did there.

    I wish I was hunkered down in Malibu! I think Miley has a place there too. I certainly would if I could.

    • Carrie says:

      Similar to Andrew’s prick@palace program with the exception being that Andrew shouldn’t have been, but was taking a percentage. The ‘family’ are total sleazebags who make money off Everything (google the Buckingham Palace shop), but like to pretend that trade is beneath them. Hah.

    • niki says:

      I’ve seen enough episodes of Caitlin Jenner’s house on KUWTK to know that Malibu seems like a whole lot of privacy and very little Hollywood.

      • SomeChick says:

        I have not seen that show, but as a Californian I have seen that Malibu is gorgeous and chill.

        Referring to it as “Hollywood” is a stretch. You could call Calabasas “Hollywood” (and it still isn’t really) but Malibu, no.

        California isn’t all “Hollywood.”

        They want to be near Archie’s gran. Simple.

      • bettyrose says:

        When people outside of L.A. discuss Hollywood, I’m pretty sure they mean the concept (i.e. the industry) not the actual town of Hollywood. Personally, the Fairfax district in Hollywood is my favorite part of L.A. It’s like a real town, with stuff you can walk to, local businesses (like Canter’s!) but that’s literally *never* what people mean when they say Hollywood.

  7. Scollins says:

    The two of them, H&M, are smarter then the rest of the royals combined. It’s almost comical how desperate they are to tear down the only good thing going for them. Just digging their own graves deeper and deeper. Eat dirt, Wills and Kate.

  8. McMom says:

    Better a shark tank than a nest of vipers.

  9. S808 says:

    Between Harry’s time navigating the world of aristocracy and Meghan’s time in Hollywood, they’ll be fine. I read all these articles as if it’s the press in place of the family and it’s funny in a desperate sort of way.

    • bettyrose says:

      IKR? How will two rich, famous, beautiful people ever handle the pressure of a world they’re already familiar with?

  10. Nina says:

    You’re conclusion is exactly what i think.
    The Windsor were ok when Harry and Meghan were available to be thrown under the bus.
    They had no issue with the British tabloids making a money off of them.
    The won’t stop smearing couple until one of them die.
    By the way we shouldn’t Care about their self serving opinion Harry and Meghan left

  11. Nina says:

    Btw i don’t have to give clicks to the daily fail or the mirror article since you quote them and expose them.
    Thank you

  12. Tiff says:

    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that top picture before 😍😍😍

  13. Gobo says:

    Hahahaha. Hah. I’ll bet the shark tank is a lot easier to navigate than the vipers nest bank in England where they could look forward to being fucked from the front by the press and the rear by family.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Blunt but accurate. Of course they should be guarded, especially Harry after that prank call. However, no sentient being actually believes the Royal family or their minions care about them or their well being. They’ll try to continuously smear and sabotage them.

  14. Em says:

    Oh please, I do hope Hollywood remembers the insults the British press have thrown their way when walnut head and klebisella Katie try to court their attention, the royals have always been social climbers of some sorts always trying to hang around celebrities because they might be famous, but not rich. I like how the news sources are dry so everyone is just speculating. Harry and Meghan will be fine. They’ve both made meaningful long lasting connections. I also hate how they paint Harry as a mentally unstable man baby, that man is the smartest member of that accursed family. And what were they writing about before Meghan and Harry can they go back to that and stop pathetically grasping at straws.

    • Marie says:

      Thank you Em! Harry is by far the smartest in that family. People forget that he has lived in other countries (and trained in California for two months) was in the military for 10 years. The only one that has real life experience. I think he will be fine. The British press act like he is an infant.

      • MsIam says:

        Exactly, I don’t know why they keep acting like H&M just fell off the turnip truck and don’t have a clue. Meghan has spent her adult life in show business and I’m sure even her unstable, nutcase of a dad gave her the 411 on how things work in that business. And what they don’t know, I’m sure they will pick up pretty quick as far as how the “Hollywood” world turns.

  15. YT says:

    I’m still doing a side-eye on a previous claim that they really wanted to spend the summer in L.A. (written by someone unaware of the summer temperatures in L.A.). Then they suddenly bought a house in L.A. Now they are house-hunting in L.A. Are they actually in L.A?

    Sharks in Hollywood can’t be any worse than the palace sharks and relatives. The British press is senseless and nasty.

    • Justwastingtime says:

      YT – rumor has it they are in Malibu. The average summer temperature there is between 65 and 75. No worries.

  16. Yoyo says:

    Windsors worried about Harry and Meghan, LOL.
    Please remember the Sussexes put it in print, that no one from the Royal Family or their sources speak on their behalf.
    So they can’t tell them wait six months, even that amount of time is not going to be enough to help Cain and unable.
    Hollywood is kindergarten compared to the BRF, since Meghan graduated in less than three years, they can handle Hollywood.

    • Tessa says:

      If they were so worried, then they would have done something so it did not reach a crisis point. They sat back and watched all the vitriol in the media and William and Kate’s behavior. I don’t know why the Queen could have sat back and watched William’s behavior (down to the PR commercial jet stunt); she should have put him in his place.

  17. Busyann says:

    Eh, LA is a hard place to live, and if Harry was a regular joe smoe, he would be in for a bit of a surprise, and quite honestly he may be yet still, but he’s insulated and married to Meghan. Who slays. Meghan is no fool and she will expertly help Harry navigate LA. The good and the bad. She is his wife. Just like he helped her navigate London. She’ll be doing the same for him with LA. Swoon. I love these two.

    Another thing. Harry and Meghan are not young. They have lived life. It helps to not be young and naive and new to LA. They will be just fine. Besides, where else could they have truly gone in the US? New York? Perhaps.

  18. ABritGuest says:

    Yes because the people in the palace were so good at protecting Prince Andrew& Prince Charles from friendships with at least 4 paedophiles between them& Andrew with arms dealer friends&questionable property deals…that protection also meant private communications of the Queen, Anne, Charles, Diana, William& Harry were not stolen/hacked & exploited for money for the press right? Eyeroll

    Still makes me laugh that the Fail’s fan fiction about the going ons in Vancouver was exposed when news emerged they were actually in California

    • Thanks for that great reminder of the value of royal protection, ABritGuest. And let’s not forget the various lost souls who have been able to waltz in to the Queen’s presence due to bad security. One of the things that always bothered me about the stories of how Diana snuck her boyfriends or various journalists into the palace was that security was not doing their job with traffic into KP. That they could be hidden in the trunk of a car and security didn’t notice does not speak highly of security protocol.

      I think Kaiser is spot on with her comments on this DM fiction: the Sussexes are just fine. They are smart, wealthy, have excellent contacts, and friends. And I am so tired of this BS storyline of vulnerable man-baby Harry being led around by famewhore, frantic Meghan. According to ‘royal sources’ Harry has been having a nervous breakdown for the last 6 months and yet every time we see him he looks well and strong and is very articulate. Once again, this is all wishful thinking on the part of royal/palace insiders and the Rabid Royal Rota.

      • Becca R says:

        I tend to believe she didn’t sneak those people in. They were guests and she put them on the list of visitors.

        The press spun those visits as her “sneaking” people in to paint her as manipulative of “poor Charles and The Queen” after she died.

        Notice how Andrew had an entire BBC crew at the palace last November, as well as held several pre-interview meetings over the span of month prior. Courtiers just chose to not leak that info.

  19. Sofia says:

    Where’s this thinking when the FFK and FFQC are going to the BAFTAs every year? Aren’t they mingling with those “sharks”?

    Where’s this thinking when the FFK was complaining about no celebrities wanting to work with him? Which means Billy was trying to find celebrities to team up with

    Where’s this thinking when the FK was and currently still is appointing celebrities to be ambassadors for the Prince’s Trust?

    • Erinn says:

      On it’s face though, there’s a difference between Hollywood and the BAFTAs. I agree that even if it HAD been Hollywood, they wouldn’t have said a word though.

      • Sofia says:

        But isn’t it Hollywood that goes to the BAFTAs? And a lot of British actors work in Hollywood.

      • Erinn says:

        I just always got the vibe that the BAFTAS were a classier thing, with more talent. There are just so many British people in the industry who are classically trained and who work on a lot of heavier projects. Hollywood is seen as more of a salacious thing, more fame hungry somehow. That’s just my feelings on it though – I’m sure there are plenty of thirsty people involved with the BAFTAs as well. I just think in terms of word association ‘Hollywood’ specifically is usually associated with a lot of negatives. Not to say that the Oscars or whatever isn’t well respected for the most part – but the idea of being part of Hollywood does usually tend to carry a bit of a negative connotation. “They’ve gone Hollywood”.

        That doesn’t negate the fact that Will definitely courts attention from these people though.

      • Becks1 says:

        Wait, what?

        “Hollywood” may be viewed as salacious in itself, but we have plenty of people in the US who are classically trained and work on very serious/heavy projects. The Academy prob takes itself too seriously, but I imagine most of the equivalents in other countries do as well.

        Your last few sentences I can understand, but you didn’t have to start out slamming the entire American movie industry.

      • Sofia says:

        @Erin I agree with you. But a lot of British actors do go to work in Hollywood due to a lack of work here beyond your run of the mill period dramas and plays and attend all the parties – something else associated with “Hollywood” – the flashy parties.

      • BabsORIG says:

        @Erinn, what????? I don’t get you, ” Hollywood is NOT BAFTAs”? How so? BAFTAS are NOT high end in any way shape or form. The BAFTAS are the equivalent of the Grammys in the UK, there’s absolutely nothing special about the BAFTAs. Look, the Cambridges are the thirstiest fame hoes in that nasty family, period. And prince Charles is on record courting Hollywood/celebrities, so the Fail just needs to shove it.

      • AMM says:

        @ERRIN

        This BAFTAs best actor, best actress, best supporting actor and best supporting actress (AKA 4 of the biggest awards) were americans this year. They arent more elusive or classier than any awards show in Hollywood.

      • VS says:

        @Erinn —
        “I just always got the vibe that the BAFTAS were a classier thing, with more talent. There are just so many British people in the industry who are classically trained and who work on a lot of heavier projects. Hollywood is seen as more of a salacious thing, more fame hungry somehow”

        The BAFTAS are classier? more talent? ……… getting an Academy Award is still 100x more valuable than getting a BAFTA for any actor/actress. A lot, if not all, will gladly trade their BAFTA for that gold statue (yes yes I know the politics around getting it)

        The BAFTAs are really not that high in terms of acting recognition………

        I am surprised by @Erinn. I am pretty new here I know but your responses are usually more nuanced……..

    • Tessa says:

      William was courting the celebs by preaching about more women directors at BAFTA. He would want those celebs doting on him IMO.

    • notasugarhere says:

      W&K had their staff create that BAFTA young stars event in Hollywood, because they wanted to meet Hollywood stars on one of their first tours. Remember Kate posing with Nicole Kidman and rolling her eyes at one of the high-end donors she’s was supposed to be courting? W&K want into those circles, and they’re jealous of Meghan and Harry’s connections.

    • Nyro says:

      I’ve watched the BAFTAs. The broadcast looks super cheap compared to the Oscars. It looks like the People’s Choice Awards but with the audience in more formal attire. And no, the award is not more prestigious than the Oscar. Even going British actors grow up practicing their Oscar speech in the mirror, not a BAFTA speech. The BAFTA is not the brass ring.

  20. BUBS says:

    Yeah, sounds like the British press just want H and M to do nothing, make no connections, start zero projects…and then crawl back when they can no longer fend for themselves! Not gonna happen! Knowing who H and M are, they’re not really just lying low. These two move when no one’s looking. They’re surely making plans under the perfect cover of Coronavirus…and the plans will be big…and the revelations glorious. Can’t wait! Give em hell Harry and Megs!

    • ➕💯 BUBS. The Sussexes have proven they are excellent stealth ninjas. They no longer have to dance to the tune of the royal family or the Royal Rota. They are private citizens and free to do what they want, when they want. I love watching the press melt down over it. Their BS storylines just get weaker and weaker and more and more repetitive. 😎

  21. Priscila says:

    Again, they just throw things out there to see which will stick. Other than some Instagram posts, The Sussexes ARE privately staying the fuck out of the media. They are not the ones jumping to stage misguided photo op- looking at you, Cambridges- buts till, the article slams them for being ” private”, concedes they have not been seen for a long time, and go to conclude they are rushing to start whatever is that they will start, in Hollywood of all places?

    I mean, what it is? they are either hidden away and practicing social distance or furiously working to announce something ?

  22. kellebelle says:

    More BS to sell papers using the Sussexes in absentia. The Mirror is worse than The Fail, if that’s even possible. Those British rags are visibly desperate for ANY piece of info re: Harry and Meghan, so desperate that they still fabricating lies.

  23. Harper says:

    Sure, Hollywood is a shark tank if you are just off the bus from the farm and want to land your first screen role. But H & M aren’t trying to break into the movies and their charity work will be international. Plus, they most likely have a core group of friends in L.A. already … and that town will be rolling out the red carpet for them.

    If I’m worried about anything it’s the idea of Harry driving on the highways and dealing with LA traffic … other side of the road and all that.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yes this is what I keep thinking. They’re not moving to Hollywood sans money and connections and trying to get auditions. They’re moving to LA (if indeed they are permanently moving there) to set up a non-profit and while I’m sure there will be lots of networking with movie industry types, its still different than what the article implies.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Judging by British tabloids, California consists only of Hollywood and Compton, where all the black people live. Members of the royal family can only handle life behind palace walls.

    Someone is still jealous and fearful of being outshined from an ocean away.

    • So true, Annoymous. Hollywood is a tiny section of LA and LA is just part of California. Just like everything they write about Meghan they take a tiny kernel and turn it into the worst possibility. Meghan grew up in LA so it had to be Compton, the Sussexes may be currently staying in an area adjacent to LA, so they are obviously living on Hollywood and Vine. I’m waiting for the next headline: Meghan Drags Our Dear Harry Off to Sodom and Gomorrah.

  25. C-Shell says:

    This is just another lame attempt to control two smart, independent, resourceful people who slipped the vicious grasp of the BRF and BM. “Oh, WE think they need to lay low and not do anything for another 6 months!” The “irrelevant” ones are showing the world how irrelevant the royals really are.

    • Osty says:

      Exactly, the media is angry they wont be part of their story going forward. And if they cant get first hand information then they prefer they dont do anything at all

  26. Osty says:

    These bozzos are desperate. They know the worth of the sussexes and is afraid if they spread their wings they will soar higher than them . The family is mad that they left and can make it on their own them, which might make pple question why the other lazies ain’t doing that. The media is angry harry and Meghan would be successful and they wont be invited.
    Also if harry and Meghan left the “land of milk and honey where everyone loves you ” to the so called shark pit it means they know they are far better off there than in that family

  27. Emily says:

    Super patronizing. Meghan has lived and thrived in HW. First the Royal Family wants us to believe Meghan is manipulative and plotted to steal Harry and ruin his life. Now it’s all bless her heart, can poor naive Meghan survive HW? Royal reporters have nothing but time on their hands.

  28. Diane says:

    Lol the Sussexes really gave them a black eye
    They cannot get over the fact that they up and left they just never saw it coming!
    After awhile you get just get use to the same old same old complaining negative whimpering of the press made of mostly old white men.
    Good luck H&M you will do better that been over there in that small pond
    They don’t care about them they just want a story all made up of course!
    No access! No access at all so they made up loose storyline 🤣🤣🤣😂

  29. Harla says:

    I spent some time this weekend looking at old CB articles about the royals , before Meghan, and wow the British press were on the Cambridges fairly regularly about William’s attitude, Kate’s lack of well, anything and of course their poor work ethic. Now that Meghan’s gone I wonder how long it will take the British press to start on the Cambridges again? I’ve got a big bowl of popcorn and a comfy couch, this is gonna get interesting.

    The Sussex’s in Hollywood? Their going to be fine.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      Well remember that Kate doesn’t have to try as hard anymore since she’s not being intimidated by Meghan.

      • MsIam says:

        You mean no more articles about Kate’s “life’s work” the early childhood struggle survey? Should I have capitalized that? Pity.

  30. Jaded says:

    “Yet such is the hoopla around the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s sudden flit from Canada to California”….whaaaa!? First, there is no “hoopla” and second, they didn’t do a “sudden flit”. The max they could stay in Canada was 6 months and they left shortly before the 6 months was up. This was a meticulously planned move, much the same as the move to Vancouver Island. They both needed the peace and tranquility of a place that values privacy and respected their need for some much needed down time. Nobody’s “hoopla-ing” but the gutter tabloids because they’re pissed off they don’t have them to kick around anymore. Honestly, the crap that gets pulled out of thin air…it’s time for them to pick on the Cambridges, there’s so much more to pick on with those 2 lazy tossers.

  31. KellyRyan says:

    The only thing the BRF is, “worried about,” is their own anatomy. :)

  32. Abena Asantewaa says:

    The royals are bereft of ideas, as a result of the covid-19, no one is buying newspapers. They unwittingly killed their golden goose. There are no royal engagements for photo op, and how many telephone poses could one make? Meghan was born and bred in LA, she has lived a life worth living, with all it’s challenges and triumph, she will help Harry navigate the terrain afterall Doria is around, this time. No Palace sources speak for The DDOS. Full stop!

  33. L4frimaire says:

    Didn’t the Sussexes say in their final statement that apart from their pr firm, no other royal comms reps will act on behalf of Sussexes, “including Palace spokespeople, household representatives nor royal sources.” So who exactly are these palace sources? As for Hollywood, after three years of the courtiers and all the UK press bs, a gulag would be paradise. Still don’t understand why they can’t give this couple a break for a few days. It’s barely been a week.

  34. Ruby_Woo says:

    All the papers are doing is stating the obvious. That is, the Sussexes are going to be quiet for the next 6 months, which is because… there’s a bloody PANDEMIC!

    All this make believe that it’s somehow comes down to the sensible advice of the Royals is complete bullshit. I doubt they have little if any contact with that family.

    This all seems like a way for the papers to write / add much needed drama about the dead and buried story.

    If I were the Cambridges, I would actually be annoyed that their rivals are still getting so much attention even after they are in lockdown in another country!

  35. bamaborn says:

    As opposed to leaving the shark-tank of Britian? Okkkkk!!🙄

  36. Roserose says:

    Well, rather a shark tank than a viper’s nest!

  37. Ladyjax says:

    Soooo… Anyone else think it’s funny that this story leaked about the palace telling the Sussexes to “take a break” after they’ve already taken a break? I think this is a bit of retrospective narration. That is, the British tabs/ royal family are putting forth the idea that Harry and Meghan are still under the BRF’s thumb and if H&M do indeed maintain their break, they’re being “obedient” and if they dare do any work the tabs and BRF can cry “disobedience!” This is literally just them setting up their next excuse to have a snit fit over anything H&M do next.

    • AMM says:

      Exactly LadyJax. They dont want the world to know how little control the Queen has of her family, so they retroactively assign their actions to being discussed with the palace. Whenever they do something that the press or royal staffers didnt know about, expect the next story to be that they were actually advised to either do it or dont. If its positive news, The Queen or Cambridges suggested it. If its percieved as negative, they were advised against it at legnth by the Cambridges or Queen and are making mistakes. They cant just admit they are independent.

  38. Redgrl says:

    Hang on – the Hess family that Misha Nonoo married into? Who are buddies with the Kushners and had Ivanka Trump at their wedding? Hope not. Yuk. If true, not a good look especially now. But given the reporting source, likely not true!

    • L4frimaire says:

      Remember when they were supposedly staying at Oprah’s ranch or Serena’s house in Miami. Like how hard is it for them to rent their own place? They make it seem like the Sussexes are posh couch surfers. For all we know, they may already have their own place there, and could have bought it Ling before this happened. They could be anywhere in the state.

  39. Geraldine Granger says:

    I actually wonder if they are in LA at all. I see Them more in Northern California, living in house on a hill in Sonoma with a view of the coast. They didn’t go to LA to network during their break, if I remember correctly, it was San Francisco area, is that right? I could be wrong, but tell hey went to Stanford and met with tech companies as well.

  40. Awkward symphony says:

    More like “they worry they cut off their revenue/biggest assets”.
    This seems like a desperate attempt to maintain control over the Sussexs after how they said “no palace spokesperson/source will speak on behalf of the Duke and Duchess..”

    Just look at omid latest fiction! I was suprised to see him use “palace sources” and although it was mainly positive it felt like it was PLEADING for people to watch/pay attention to lizzy’s broadcas speech😂

  41. 2cents says:

    Can and Able (H&M) are a great humanitarian team. Now it’s Sussex family first. When this pandemic is over I think they will be eager to help many vulnerable communities in the world to get back on their feet while respecting Nature. They don’t need to rush it, just continue to deliver quality as usual.

  42. Deering24 says:

    Shoot, compared to what the RF put these guys through, Hollywood is gonna be cake.

  43. yinyang says:

    The royal family is a soap opera in and of itself, if I was Meg I would rue the day I crossed paths with them, but all roads led to Archie so I guess it’s a small price to pay. Meghan going back to Hollywood is just one more thing BM is using to knock her down she’s better anywhere else in California or better yet Florida or jsut about anywhere else in America.

    All the accolades the Queen is recieving for her speech is making W&K look like heros and H&M look like villians right now, this is going to be a bad week for them.

  44. songbirds_thrive says:

    :lol:
    Faced with a ‘shark-tank in Hollywood,’ and a gray-men-controlled ‘den of vipers’ behind palace walls in the royal firm, I’m gonna swim with the sharks, all the way!!! Ha ha!

    FWIW, Meghan strikes me as a mix between a mermaid and a lioness anyways. She already proved she could conquer and navigate her way through the Hollywood ‘shark tank.’ Been there, done that.

    Meanwhile, the gilded cage which steals your voice and bullies with demands to ‘dim your light,’ is something else again. And totally NOT worth it, as has been repeatedly revealed. Meghan is just the latest, favorite target in the royal sphere who’s lightening rod experience has further exposed what lies behind the public masks.