People: Prince Harry & Meghan ‘only leave their house for charity work’

One of my new favorite things from the Sussex-haters is all of the crying about how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “calling the paparazzi.” LOL. Harry and Meghan are arguably two of the most famous people in LA right now. There are so many tabloid reporters (American and British) and paparazzi on the hunt for them. I believe it’s completely possible that a few paparazzi got lucky and managed to grab some photos before the Sussexes got into their SUV over the past week. But even if the Sussexes did “arrange” a little pap stroll… what’s the big deal? Duchess Kate arranged a very obvious pap stroll the same weekend Meghan was last in London. There was barely a peep from those same people who find it so horrendous that Meghan and Harry *might* have done it (and to be clear, I’m not convinced they did). Anyway, People Magazine (a Sussex-friendly outlet) has a nice story about their LA lives and how infrequently they even leave their home:

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have now made a trio of deliveries for Project Angel Food, a non-profit charity in Los Angeles that cooks, prepares and delivers meals to people living with critical illnesses who are at greater risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their visits on Easter (and again on April 15 and 17) marked the first time the Duke and Duchess have been spotted since their move to L.A. from Canada in March after announcing their departure from royal life.

Isolating in their new home with their son, Archie, who turns 1 on May 6, “they only leave their house for charity work,” a source tells PEOPLE.

“They spend their evenings at home as a family. They haven’t had any visitors,” the source adds. The new parents are using their quiet time at home in a secluded compound in L.A. to connect as a family of three and find ways to support others.

“Meghan said she wanted to show Harry Los Angeles through the eyes of philanthropy,” Richard Ayoub, Project Angel Food’s executive director, told PEOPLE. “There’s obviously a great deal of love and selflessness between them.

[From People]

“Thy haven’t had any visitors” – I would assume no visitors besides her mom, right? Who watched Archie when Meghan and Harry were volunteering? Doria or a nanny? It doesn’t matter that much but it’s clear that Meghan is now taking a firm hand in her family’s media management. And I’m sure People is, as always, happy to oblige.

Duke of Sussex and Duchess of Sussex arriving at Mansion house

Photos courtesy of Instagram, Backgrid.

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  1. Janet says:

    It’s unlikely that with California under lockdown, there are random paps loitering in the street. So yeah, they almost certainly called someone.

    • Sofia says:

      Why do you assume the Sussexes are calling them? Why can’t someone be spotting them and calling the paps? Just like how someone sold footage of them delivering to TMZ.

      Or did Harry and Meghan engineer that too?

    • Nic919 says:

      Once the charity was publicized it wouldn’t be hard to hang out there and wait for them to show up. We didn’t see any pap pics until it was confirmed that they delivered meals and from there it wouldn’t be hard to track them.

    • GuestWho says:

      It’s actually pretty likely that there are random paps loitering around. Celebs are being papped leaving grocery stores, hiking etc. Pretty unlikely they would have to – or would have the desire to – call anyone.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yup – lots of celebs have still been papped over the past few weeks. The paps probably aren’t just wandering the street, they are probably stationed in a car near celeb hotspots.

    • Natalee says:

      You are 100% wrong. With regular show business shut down (movie sets, premieres, parties, promo appearances) paps have literally nothing to do but drive around all day waiting for celebs to show up somewhere.

      Most of these guys are undocumented or don’t qualify for unemployment so they still have to work. They literally sit in their cars and just wait. That’s why there are tons and tons of pictures of random celebs who you usually never cared about.

      If you paid attention to any celeb/gossip sites at all, you would see the insane flood of picture of celebs out taking walks and going to the grocery store. I suspect you only pay attention to Meghan though…

      Read this interview with a paparazzo:

      • Christina says:

        Exactly, Natalee. Most people don’t get who the paps really are and how it works. These guys need the money, and there are plenty of places in LA to park where you WILL see celebs. I used to run into famous people all the time just doing ordinary stuff. Half the time I didn’t recognize them, but you do if it’s your business. You hang at Gelson’s, or Safeway ion Wilshire in Santa Monica, or hang at little markets in Brentwood and Holmbly Hills or in Larchmont Village or Malibu. Us muggles go get coffee and “poof”, a celeb. I’m no pap.

        I think that they were followed to their home, so now we will get regular pics until the paps get too instrusive and they stop walking the dog in the neighborhood. It’s cat and mouse.

      • morrigan01 says:

        I’m a LA Resident and yeah, everything Natalee said. Essential Business are still open, and that includes things like Office Depot, which I just went to to get some printer ink myself just yesterday. Banks are still open. Supermarkets are still open and that is where most celebs out here are being papped at. TMZ have been getting pics of a bunch of celebs coming from Supermarkets.

        As said, pap-ing is their only job usually. And they usually work independently, for themselves. So they *have* to still work to make money. They probably have less places they have to stalk, since they know no celebs are going to be heading out of LAX anytime soon or hanging out at The Grove or at a sporting event or concert.

        And the main thing about LA – and SoCal in general – to remember is that it’s a Car city. You really can’t get anywhere without a car, and so the majority of us living here have them. Even during lockdown, we haven’t been forbidden from driving around in our cars if we want. You just can’t go to the beach, mountains or public parks. Paps here don’t hang out on sidewalks, they hang out in their cars, waiting. And you can do that easily on Supermarket, Bank and other essential beinsess parking lots.

      • Janet says:

        So… Lockdown in LA means people can just loiter around for no reason anywhere they want? I don’t really care how the paps function normally because these are obviously not normal times.

        In most of Europe, they’d (the paps) get arrested right now or fined in increasingly large amounts for persistently flouting the lockdown.

        Also, to the person above who insinuated that I only pay attention to Meghan, sorry but no. I think that pretty much anyone who is getting papped in LA right now is probably calling them themselves. Unless “lockdown” there really means nothing at all and isn’t being enforced.

      • Natalee says:

        You have literally no idea how the paparazzi actually work. They don’t just “loiter” in the streets. They mostly wait in their cars, hop out for a minute to shoot some pictures, then get back in. And no, you can’t arrest someone for being in a car. You also seem to not know what “lockdown” is. Get some sense.

      • Janet says:

        @Natalee: I’ve been under lockdown for 6 weeks because I’m in a country that has literally zero capacity to look after the severe cases. 6 weeks ago they cancelled all flights. There is no domestic travel either, including what in the US would be the equivalent of from one county to the next. I need an authorization paper to show to the police should they stop me on my way grocery shopping or to the pharmacy. Maybe your lockdown is different. Maybe you’re on “lockdown light” to flatten the curve. Where I am, they took radical measures quite some time back to avoid the virus getting a foothold.

        I think now is not the time to be throwing out insinuations like that when you have no idea of the circumstances of the person you are talking to. It’s rather small.

      • GuestWho says:

        @ Janet
        “I think now is not the time to be throwing out insinuations like that when you have no idea of the circumstances of the person you are talking to. It’s rather small.”

        Like you did about the Sussexes?

      • Olenna says:

        Hypocrisy is the reliable constant when people criticize the Sussexes.
        You started this conversation with near full conviction that the Sussexes set up photos with the paps (“they almost certainly called someone”). Now, everyone else is “small” for questioning your motive or reasoning. Not speaking for anyone else, but I’ll take the insult because hopefully you know more than you did before accusing the Sussexes of calling the paps.

      • Janet says:

        @Olenna, it’s small as in petty, mean minded and small of spirit to throw out a comment like “you obviously don’t know what lockdown is”. Actually these days, it’s a pretty good chance that unless someone lives in Bhutan, they’re going to know exactly what a lockdown means.

        The thing is, all of these comments are assuming that my saying that calling the paps is meant as some sort of criticism. Maybe that’s how the posters who have been “defending” the Sussexes to me see it. That’s on you, not me.

        I think their plan to move forward into financial independence has been stalled because of the Covid 19 pandemic. I think that whatever they have planned isn’t going to benefit from them dropping completely out of sight for an extended period of time. Options for staying in front of the public right now are rather limited. You and the others above may not agree but I don’t have to “take the insult” from anybody for having an opinion that differs from theirs. And for that matter, why would anyone think that insulting someone is the right response? We’re not a bunch of 5 year olds.

      • GuestWho says:

        @Janet – pretty sure most people told you you didn’t know how paps work – especially in LA – and then explained how they work (although, you didn’t know the details of how lockdown is working in the US/Cali either).

        They SAID they would be laying low and figuring out their lives behind closed doors during the virus emergency. Take them at their word. They’ve given you no reason not to.

        Your comment was playing into the whole attention-whore trope that we hear so much of regarding these two. That gets peoples’ backs up. And most people don’t think calling the paps for attention is admirable – it’s kind of weasley. With that in mind, accusing the Sussexes of one more weasley thing is going to get people to defend them.

        Disagreeing with your initial stand isn’t an insult.

    • booboocita says:

      I live in Southern California. Yes, we’re all under lockdown, and the police are citing those out and about without masks or failing to socially distance. But that doesn’t mean our doors are locked and barred. Folks are still out buying groceries, picking up prescriptions at drugstores, and running necessary errands. As far as I know, the police aren’t pulling anyone over to ask them their reasons for being out. So yes, it’s entirely possible for the paps to be driving all over Bel Air and Malibu, looking for someone to film. I wish they wouldn’t, but they’re free to do so. In fact, it’s more likely now that the paps are doing so, because all the hot spots — the restaurants, bars, clubs, and other places where the rich and famous and wishing-to-be-seen congregate — are closed, and they’re getting desperate.

      • leftcoastal says:

        @janet I live in West Hollywood and there are people out and about all day. As @booboocita said, people aren’t barred from leaving their homes. I walk my dog 3x a day in the neighborhood and I see people jogging, walking to/from the grocery store, yard guys mowing lawns, Amazon/mailmen delivering packages/mail, and there’s still a fair amount of car traffic. And it’s 75 degrees out. So, yes, random paps, more than ever, are probably loitering around all day hoping to catch celebs out and about.

      • Christina says:

        @Janet, people here in California aren’t barred from going out. If you want to take a long drive and never get out of your car, no one cares. They DO care if you are standing close to other people without a mask.

        We are encouraged to get out of our homes for a little exercise, but we need to stay away from other people. Hubby and I walk the dog and cross the street if someone is coming up the street. And Booboocita and Left coastal are accurately describing how life is here under COVID. You could be sitting in a parking lot waiting for your partner to get out of the drug store or market.

        And Guestwho is right: your comment is mean spirited. It sounds like you believe the Daily Mail about them. They aren’t the type of people who need to call paps. That’s Lyndsey Lohan and Jennifer Garner and everyone in between. If the paps are parked outside of the Sussexes house, and it’s a secluded road, they can call police to ask why they are parked in the neighborhood. If they are social distancing, the police won’t be able to make them move since being parked on the street isn’t illegal.

      • morrigan01 says:

        Yeah, I live in SoCal too and as I said above, just yesterday I went out to Office Depot to get some printer ink.

        We here in California haven’t been barred from leaving our homes. We just are required to wear face masks when we do (and I myself also wear gloves). The vast majority of us also have cars, particularly in Southern California. The reason New York and New Jersey have likely been hit so hard is because they rely more on public transportation than we do. We all have kinda been self-isolating already in our cars before the state got shut down. And we still pretty much do so now, since you can’t go out to get food or other stuff usually without taking a car.

        And I see people in my neighborhood walking down the street all the time, either exercising or walking dogs and stuff. Especially lately now that the weather has gotten more sunny (It’s 81 degrees F today).

        The paps out in LA are usually NEVER just hanging around on sidewalks, unless there is a specific event going on, like a premiere, or they are hanging outside a nightclub waiting for famous people to go in and out. And all those types of places are closed. Otherwise, they’ll usually just hang out in their cars, driving around, parking, looking and waiting.

    • Babsorig says:

      @Janet, so if all California is under complete lock down, how do you think their pap got to them? You cant have your cake and eat it too. Its either lock down and nothing is moving therefore not even paps can be called, or its lock down but people are still free to move as long as they adhere to the 3 meter distance rules. Which therefore means that paps too, like everybody else, are free to go anywhere as they please and thus can stalk the Sussexes and take pics and sell them to the Fail. Pick one.

  2. Swack says:

    So people are shocked that they are following the rules. I’m okay with Doria babysitting. I help my grandkiddos with their homework because their parents are either going to their jobs every day (essential workers – one a nurse at a eating disorder rehab, the other works for a doctor in his office) or working at home.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Doria’s even staying with them whilst in lockdown.

      • Nic919 says:

        I suspect she is because I don’t think paps have seen her at her home and they know where she lives.

      • Jumpingthesnark says:

        They probably have Doria, a nanny and a cook/housekeeper living with them full time as part of the household. Household of 6. Large but not unusually large for the USA. Multigenerational households are not unusual in the USA. I don’t see what the problem is, as long as they are following social distancing, which they appear to be doing.

  3. notasugarhere says:

    Kate stans like to forget that pap stroll involved dragging the kids around stores in the middle of a pandemic. Anything for PR clicks. Could have been the bookstore where she bought the obvious ‘here to make it look like I read’ stack of classics we saw on the console table in her posed Barbie Works photo.

  4. JT says:

    Paparazzi are still out and about here in LA. Just check out E Online. They have whole corona virus celebrity slideshow featuring all the famous people grocery shopping, walking, biking. If Angelina Jolie can be spotted during a lockdown, is it that hard to think that Harry and Meghan can too?

    • Nic919 says:

      And Angelina Isn’t calling paps either. With the restrictions there are only a few places people in LA are allowed to go so it’s not hard to set up paps at the major locations like grocery stores in the area or the local parks.

      • JT says:

        I agree with you all that is was probably random sighting. The paparazzi are in full force during the pandemic and many celebrities are being spotted doing daily chores. With Harry and Meghan during charity work in the city, it was only a matter of time before they were spotted. People were complaining that they’re in hiding, now they’re mad that they’ve been spotted. Pick a grievance and get on with it.

      • Christina says:

        @JT, word. Pick a damn issue, H&M haters…

    • Gobmerg says:

      Only Angelina hasn’t been spotted during the lockdown there is no picture to prove that!

      • JT says:

        I’m certain I saw photos of Angelina grocery shopping with one of her children, unless I’m mistaken.

  5. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Doria in all likelihood is staying with them anyway so she wouldn’t be considered a visitor.

    • Becks1 says:

      That’s my guess too, that doria has been with them the whole time. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s moving in with them permanently – if they buy a big enough house, she could have a set of rooms to herself (or it may have a guest house on property, depending on the particular house/area.)

  6. DarlingDiana says:

    Meh, we all knew that the move to California would entail a far different life. It’s why they chose it. They are building their brand as we speak which, thankfully, includes helping others. I don’t think that should be eschewed.

  7. emmy says:

    I’m going to focus on the superficial here, because I think everything else about their situation has been discussed. I LOVE her outfits. Why does a simple top with casual pants and Stan Smith’s look so fvcking good on her??? I don’t look like that in casual clothes. I look … like I’m wearing something casual. Also still salivating over that blue/turquoise dress. I should probably work out. Like right now.

    And not to sh*t on Harry because I do think he’s an attractive guy but seeing them next to each other in the casual pap pics, I have to say, dude is so lucky. Don’t yell at me for being superficial, please. It just punched me in the face today.

    • Harla says:

      I am right next to you on the superficial couch! I have several casual pieces that Meghan has worn and yeah, I don’t look nearly as good in them as she does, how does she do it??

      Yes, Harry has gotten so much better looking over the years but he really punched above his weight class with Meghan and I’m so happy for them both. Thanks for the superficial post, I really needed it today :)

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Ha ha, Harry was rather cute always, especially in his late teens and in his twenties. He always had a rather baby face, and once his voice changed and deepened, he’s always sounded very sexy. He’s long and lean and very macho, which also makes him sexy. I guess as he got older his perpetual baby face became irksome to him, and so that in combo with compensating for thinning hair, he grew a beard. I liked his face better without the beard, but I’ve gotten used to it, and it does make him look more mature.

        Before Meghan came along, he seemed rather scruffy and at loose ends sartorially. Meghan helped groom his straggly, scraggy ends and rough edges. She definitely polished him up sartorially. And she certainly helped fill a big void in his heart. But Meghan doesn’t strike me as an enabler. She seems more like a can-do, upbeat encourager!

        Meghan told all her Tig fans, ‘You are enough!’ (The same advice she’d received at a crucial time in her life). And so, I’m sure she supported Harry in a similar way. He already had strength and leadership skills, but being with Meghan reinforced his confidence and bolstered his sense of purpose.

        Harry does punch above his weight class with Meghan, but the wonderful and charming thing is that he knows it, and he’s fine with it. Most men would NOT be! That’s the key to Meghan falling for him, probably, among other delightful qualities he may possess that we are not privy to. 😉

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Gingers always stand out, and I guess they tend to have feisty personalities. Harry is not the most handsomest of blokes with the thinning hair, the too close together eyes, pale reddish easily sunburned skin and hawkish nose.

        What makes Harry attractive is his deep, manly voice; his sweet, caring, warmhearted personality; his mischievous sense of humor; and the very kind, gentlemanly, respectful way he treats women, especially his wife.

        Also, Harry’s genuine, loving rapport with children and with people in general is a testament to his great character, and to his memory of how much mischievous fun he had engaging with his own mother, during the good times.

        Being with Meghan has been a boon to Harry’s health (he stopped drinking and smoking, and he eats better), and to his spirit of generosity, and to his desire for freedom from royal baggage, and for crafting a more independent existence. They appear to share an equal partnership built on communication, trust, deep love and respect.

        Below are short clips of Harry in 2006, and in 2012 talking reflectively and almost a bit despondently but with acceptance about his princely burdens. In the 2006 clip, he’s talking in front of a stables; some 14 years later, he would be situated in front of another stables sharing his joy over the birth of his first child. It’s a very poignant and revealing look back:

        In the 2012 clip, little did Harry realize he would finally meet someone willing to not only share the burdens that came with him, but to help him transcend those burdens.

  8. Ernestine says:

    Harry and Meghan are funny. It’s obvious they called the paps just like other celebrities are during the pandemic.

    • GuestWho says:

      Why come here and make blanket statements that aren’t accurate? What do you gain from that? Twitter points?

  9. JT says:

    Going forward I think there will be more sightings of them like this, out and about in the city. Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t the papers not allowed to publish photos of the royals in their private time? I remember when Meghan and Harry were dating there were quite a few Meg photos circulating of her doing yoga and other things. Now that they aren’t working for the family and in the US, no such rules apply. This is just a return to pre-royal life.

  10. Redgrl says:

    “Don’t leave except for charity.” Well, groceries too…

    • Still_Sarah says:

      @ Redgrl : And dog walks too. I guess walking around their gated community got boring if they did it a few times a day. As a former dog owner and rescue foster parent, I can understand that.

      • lizzieb says:

        I have a dumb question. I can see how they were papped when doing their charity work, but how would the paps get into any celebs gated community to see them walking their dogs? BenAna is papped all the time doing this. Are they leaving the gated area? Is there little security where paps can enter? Long range lenses for cameras? Am actually curious.

      • Nic919 says:

        They were seen walking their dogs in a park and not in a gated community.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      Well, I think they can have groceries delivered, although they may wish to shop for themselves in-person as well, on occasion.

    • morrigan01 says:

      Eh. They can have groceries delivered. The vast majority of grocery stores in California are delivering. I’ve only been out to the grocery store twice since the lockdown, and both times it was just to try and get things that either are on a “do not deliver” list (like toilet paper and water) or things that keep being sold out whenever I DO order them to be delivered.

  11. Amy says:

    We aren’t suppose to leave the house! Or have visitors. So if they are going out for this one thing then they are following the rules are they not? How is this a story they are following Gov Newsome’s rules right?

    • L4frimaire says:

      We are allowed to go out for groceries, laundromats, exercise, dog walking, etc. We have to wear a mask now but they can’t force people to stay indoors. There were those anti-lockdown AstroTurf protesters out in Sacramento and Orange County the other day. No one was rounding them up and sending them back home. Don’t think they are calling paps because they don’t need to. They have some bigger things to deal with right now. So far it’s been 2 random photos taken with a long range lens, and some lifted from security camera footage. Hardly Ben-Ana territory. People need to chill. They will be photographed out every once in a while. If you can spin a whole story angle from someone dropping off meals or walking a dog, maybe you should go into fiction writing instead of “journalism “. People forget she hasn’t lived in LA full time for several years and not in that life. Looks like they’re minding their business to me.

      • Amy says:

        I wasn’t insulting them- they are following the rules and doing what they are suppose to do, so I don’t understand why this is a story. Harry and Meghan are following the rules and only leaving to help others so there is no reason to make this an issue in the media.

      • Brittney B says:

        Amy, I misread your comment at first too, but I’m glad we’re all on the same page.

      • L4frimaire says:

        @Amy, My bad if I misinterpreted your initial comment. Still stand by my point of others up thread thinking either they can’t leave their house and we have some heavily enforced lockdown, or that they are calling paps. I don’t think they called the paps because they don’t need to get in bed with those people. If they wanted to release photos, they could. I also think they decided not to make a fuss about these current photos being published, especially since they’ve made a few Zoom calls that were broadcast. They pushed back on the ones taken in Canada but maybe decided not to make noise about these ones because then that becomes news as well. That’s my interpretation.

    • Brittney B says:

      Delivering food to immunocompromised people might not be *paid* work, but it’s definitely essential work. And those of us who are young, healthy, and blessed with free time are exactly the people who should be doing that work.

      tbh I realized after seeing this headline that I, too, only leave the house for charity work these days. Colorado’s lockdown didn’t eliminate the need for food banks & deliveries, animal shelters, pick-ups from the ICE prison, etc. In fact, most of them are both short-staffed & much more vital than usual. I’m not saying any of this to brag; I’m super lucky to have the time & ability (& masks & gloves) to do these things. But I’m certainly not violating my governor’s orders, and they’re not either. These nonprofits still need to operate.

  12. Keshia says:

    I think H&M are and will be playing the PR game, including collaborating with paps and friendly outlets. It’s what most celebs do so unless one has a problem with this aspect of celebrity, I don’t think it’s super outrageous?

  13. yinyang says:

    Meghan and Harry it’s just smooth sailing from here, you don’t need to do much, let the rest of the RF sing for their supper.

  14. Amelie says:

    Didn’t the story about them volunteering for Project Angel Food come out because a security guard of one of the complexes they visited delivering meals filmed the security footage of them waiting to be buzzed in outside with their phone? And also one of the people they delivered meals to recognized them and spoke out about it. It wasn’t until the blurry security cam footage came out that the paps were alerted they were out and about delivering meals. And it didn’t take long to figure out what charity it was and the location of that charity. They definitely didn’t call the paps on themselves.

    Same when they decamped to Canada. Nobody knew they were on Vancouver Island until some hikers came across them on a trail, recognized them, and blabbed to the media about it!

    • L4frimaire says:

      I think Kensington Palace originally outed them being in Canada, although why, who knows. Didn’t know it was hikers who outed the exact location, thought it was that gossipy restaurant owner.

  15. Shoshone says:

    re: @Janet – Europeans are doing a much stricter lockdown than what we are experiencing in many parts of the USA. I live on the west coast north of California and in my state we aren’t stopped if we are driving. Yesterday I drove 70 miles round trip to pick up several hundred tomato starts for our farm. Traffic was only somewhat lighter than usual. However, a lot of businesses are closed and people are not congregating. Also, our infection and death rates are currently lower than many states.

    • Eugh says:

      Was reading the best personality types for this is: introversion, conscientiousness, and compliance. Compliance is high in Asian countries, conscientiousness is high in ‘feminine’ Hofstede dimension countries.

      The second Wuhan got locked down, I was thinking America would never go for this

    • morrigan01 says:

      I think our infection and death rates are lower simply because we, on the west coast, are more spread out that on the east coast. Even our houses are more separated, and we usually need cars in order to get anywhere (especially if you live in California). On the east coast, they are pretty much on top of each other. So yeah, I think that is the only thing that has (mostly) spared us.

      But there was no way they were going to be able to keep all of us from going outside all together. Shutting down parks, gyms beaches and things like that helped a lot, and will continue to do so. But some people just are going to go outside, even if it’s just in their own neighborhoods. And no one is stopping them from doing so.

  16. Yoyo says:

    States (NY, NJ) that are densely populated and use mass transit cannot be compared to California.
    Not all of Europe is enforcing quarantine, Italy, Spain, and France are, England should’ve started earlier but the Prime Minister was talking about Herd Immunity, we are seeing how well that work.

  17. Otaku fairy says:

    I don’t think they called the paps either. Even if they do at some point though, the way some of Meghan’s detractors in different places are acting like that’s some kind of victory for them is a little creepy. She shouldn’t have to hide herself for the racism to be taken seriously or to set some kind of boundaries, and as Dev put it on another Meghan Markle post, that goes for all woc, not just the ones an individual may like or who at least present themselves in a way that people may not find challenging to how they’ve been brought up/would have brought others up.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Chrissy Teigen, who I like but find a bit extra as well, mentioned in one of her Twitter posts that paps are literally hanging around outside her house. She seemed annoyed but about it but had a “ it is what it is “ attitude; she was debating whether or not to give them a nip slip or not ( joke— I hope). Anyway, guess I’m saying that you don’t need to call the paps, they have their targets, and are part of the landscape. However, if they get too close, try to enter your property , stalk you or chase your vehicle, then they have a problem with the law.They have leeway, but it’s not a free for all, as much as the British tabloids would like it to be.

  18. Ernestine says:

    No is saying she has to hide, but let’s be honest here. If she was Jennifer Garner or any other celebrity, you would call it out too. She wants to dive into the celebrity culture in LA and called the paps. If Rihanna or Beyonce can go months without being seen, so can Meghan and Harry. They want to be seen.

    • GuestWho says:


      • BYk says:

        why is that for every post disagreeing with you guys the word “projection” comes out always? such a Karen thing to say. Is not even used in the right way. Projection of what? No is not projection: is call just having a different opinion than yours and respectfully sharing it in what is supposed to be a comments board to have a civilized exchange of opinions.

    • Hirut says:

      And you want your unfounded unhinged assumptions to hold. Without a shred of evidence.

    • yinyang says:

      Look how they’re dressed, even Meg’s hair that takes a while to style is obviously put up in a quick bun, normal people dress like that when they’re not expecting anyone to take a picture and they’re busy.

    • L4frimaire says:

      @Ernestine, it is a bit of projection here. There were two photos published, from the dog walk and food drop off. What do you expect them to do? Wear a burka if they go out or run down the street in the opposite direction? Thry look pretty calm to me. How is that diving into celebrity culture during a statewide lockdown? While not crazy strict, it doesn’t exactly mean you’re going all over the place. I think that’s what you’d like them to do, instead of developing other types of work. It seems to be a mantra now for certain people—- Hollywood, celebrity, ommmm.

    • AGreatDane says:

      They don’t need to call the paps. People like you are so obsessed with everything they do that the paps seek them out, which is far easier to do now that there are fewer places to go.

  19. Bella says:

    The papers were writing about them nonstop before the pap photos and the security footage appeared, so why would they need to call paps to get attention?
    The Telegraph even said they would pay £100,000 for a good photo. So of course the paparazzi were searching for them. Nevertheless, the paps only found them after the name of the charity was publicised along with other information which made it easier to track them.
    No way are M&H calling the paps themselves – they’re busy, keeping their heads down and working on their nonprofit organisation.

  20. songbirds_thrive says:

    At the moment, I agree with those who say M&H don’t need to deal with paps. It’s the paps who need them for their bottom-line. There’s OTT interest in the Sussexes still, and in their every move. I don’t envy them having the challenge of balancing their private and public lives, yet still trying to do the purposeful things they are passionate about. Especially when they continue to be so over-scrutinized and knocked for every little thing they do or don’t do, and everything they say or don’t say.

    Let’s not forget too, that they are engaged in a huge legal battle of trying to make the tabloids accountable for egregious transgressions! Meghan’s years of work on Suits may actually benefit her in this regard. She strikes me as a person who is always absorbing, learning, and putting what she’s learned to good use.

    M&H have p.r. consultants sure, but that’s for short and long term strategizing for the charitable work they want to do. Right now, with a lot of things upended and on hold, they are doing what they can do now, and spending the time they need to on planning for what comes next. I’m sure they are also trying to come to grips (as we all are) with how the long-term effects of the pandemic will impact us collectively and individually going forward.

    That’s enough of a workload without them giving a second thought to needing publicity for random dog walks. They don’t need publicity. They have just been doing charitable outreach because they are sincere about helping people. And because they helped, it leaked out that they were helping and the apartment complex owner sold the security footage, and the paps were on to them. The media write stories about them and think about them even when they are out-of-sight. That’s been the case since they became a couple!

    Regarding the current People article, there are contacts at this publication who likely are always putting feelers out to them. They surely respond strategically when they feel it’s necessary or when they are asked specific questions they think it’s worthwhile answering to set the record straight. Neither of them are dumb about the heightened peculiarities they find themselves in.

    But let’s face it, at this point they do not need to call paps for any reason. The paps are after them for the money to be made off of any pictures of them. Neither do I believe they want paps following them. That’s going to be one of the challenges they will be facing living in L.A. Who they are as people will be resonating for some time without them even lifting a finger. They will be focused on taking care of their personal and public lives, and trying to ensure that coverage of them is fair and reasonable.

  21. songbirds_thrive says:

    The below clip from the engagement interview, with added visual commentary is so funny folks. I had to include it for some much needed perspective, and a good dose of humor too! 😄 It’s apropos to our discussion of how grounded this couple are.

    And this is a great tribute: