Duchess Meghan is a champagne-drinking, bunion-hiding diva, as always!

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The Mail is just going all-in on the Duchess of Sussex smears. They’re partying like it’s November 2018, which is coincidentally when other royal households began to leak information against Meghan and smear her in the press constantly. I kind of wonder if Kensington Palace has been giving directives to their friendly tabloid journalists to attack Meghan and Harry harder during the quarantine. If we’re talking about Meghan and Harry, that means we’re not talking about William & Kate’s attempted power grab, or how Charles flew to Scotland when he had the virus, or how the Queen has been incredibly slow to respond to a crisis. Something to think about.

Anyway, the Mail has an “exclusive” from an unnamed videographer who claims that he was part of a photoshoot with Meghan before she even met Harry, and she was acting like a “demanding diva” and, like, drinking champagne and asking the photographer not to take pics of her bunion-y feet. DIVA! Apparently, coworkers called her “princess.” Again, there’s a ton of dog-whistle racial microaggressions in the quotes and the general vibe of this story. It’s just yet another hit piece. Who cares.

Meanwhile, there’s some more information about Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan, and the Making of a Modern Royal Family by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. From Harper’s Bazaar:

The book comes from two people who’ve interacted closely with the Sussexes and covered their many activities through the years: BAZAAR.com’s royal editor, Omid Scobie, and Emmy-winning producer and writer Carolyn Durand. The authors tout their work as the “definitive story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” written with the intent to “tell an accurate version of their journey and finally present the truth of misreported stories that have become gospel simply because of the amount of times they have been repeated.”

“So much has happened since we embarked on this project two years ago—there have been twists and turns that I think no one expected; not even Harry and Meghan, who have by their own accounts struggled with their realities,” Scobie tells BAZAAR.com of writing Finding Freedom. “But along the way I have watched a couple remain faithful to their own beliefs and stand strong in the face of adversity. This book will tell the definitive version of their life together, away from the noise of headlines and mistruths. Though their story has largely taken place behind palace walls, their journey to create a life of purpose and freedom is something I think we can all relate to.”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

The book is already #1 in pre-orders. Which goes a long way towards explaining why outlets like the Daily Mail and the Sun are ramping up their attacks and smears on the Sussexes – those outlets are still trying to solidify a picture of Harry and Meghan as these terrible, selfish divas. Those outlets are terrified that people might, in the long run, take the Sussexes’ side and support the Sussexes’ endeavors and more.

Regarding the ongoing fight about whether this book is “authorized” or not. I love these pedantic arguments, I really do. Of f–king course it’s authorized, and of course Harry, Meghan, Omid and Carolyn will continue to insist that it’s not authorized. Meghan and Harry clearly authorized their friends to speak to the authors, and I still maintain that Harry and Meghan both spoke to the authors too, although of course everyone will maintain that none of it was an official, on-the-record interview. The Daily Beast had a somewhat interesting piece on the linguistic game the Sussexes are playing here, but the result is the same: the Sussex supporters got the Bat-signal and everyone understands that this is Harry and Meghan’s side of the story.

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  1. L84Tea says:

    Their reporting is reaching an all time low. What’s next? She once farted during an interview and it smelled terrible?…THAT’S how off-putting this kind of reporting is.

    • StartupSpouse says:

      There is another reason the DM keeps up with the Sussex reporting besides getting the green light from scared courtiers: it generates clicks, which generates revenue.

      If the Sussexes didn’t sell, they wouldn’t get this much attention from the DM and other tabloids (and the Cambridges wouldn’t be so jealous).

      Are they a victim of their own success? Discuss.

      • Britt says:

        In a way they are because they both act like humans and not emotionless robots like the others. But they’re also absolutely dynamic as a couple and as individuals. Both are attractive and that picture in the rain with them smiling at each other was just movie star royalty feels. You could even argue they were meant for each other because they have so many similarities especially with their passions, flaws and families. Not to sound corny, they’re like a real life Cinderella story but Meghan Is in many ways the prince that rescued this lost person and gave him everything he’s ever wanted. Not to mention the racial aspect of their love. These are reasons why they’ll never be irrelevant but it opens them up even more headaches.

      • VS says:

        @StartupSpouse — I know you are right. What is weird is to get the spotlight away from the Sussexes, isn’t it better to just stop talking about them?

        Didn’t all trashy tabloid press said they are irrelevant and would stop talking about them?

      • Nowords says:

        I’ve been scratching my head for a minute b/c M&H said they won’t interact with the DM yet the DM keeps publishing “EXCLUSIVES.” It’s not a secret that the DM will not get any *actual* information so I don’t know why they still act as though they do get anything.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        Nowords, let’s not forget, these “exclusives” are ALWAYS from a “source”, who refuses to be named. So you know it’s one of the monkeys in the back room, banging out this shit, getting paid by the word (must be, as they tend to repeat the same sentence, in as many different ways as they possibly can to fill the page).

        Meg and Harry said do NOT believe anything that doesn’t come from themselves…esp. not these rags.

      • Nic919 says:

        The ones who dislike the Sussexes will always click on these hate pieces because they either don’t know or don’t care that no one from the Sussex camp is speaking to the DM.

        These articles will continue until they don’t generate high traffic.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        It does not matter whom the Daily Fail writes about, the haters come out in droves to hate because they thrive on negativity and enjoy hating more than eating a good steak or buying a new pair of shoes. Even the Cambridge articles bring out the haters as 80% of the BTL comments tend to be very negative on stories written about them and their children.

        The only people who bring out more haters in the Daily Fail commentariat than the Sussexes are Victoria Beckham, Hillary Clinton, Oprah and Gail King.

      • Amy Too says:

        But I think part of why they sell is BECAUSE they’re written about so often and in such a weird and negative way. If there are 12 articles a day on someone and each article has a click bait headline, people are going to wonder what that’s about and they’re going to click on it. If the British media wrote 12 sensational and dramatic articles a day about the Cambridges, the Cambridges would probably sell more, too. But we get boring articles about how very normal and non-scandalous the Cambridge family is. That’s boring. So of course the Sussexes sell more than the Cambridges. They’re written about constantly and nothing is held back. Everything is twisted to be a horrific scandal of epic proportions. If the media started reporting on the Sussexes in the same way they reported on the Cambridges (fawning, boring, emphasizing how steady and normal they are), then I bet the Sussex articles wouldn’t be that popular.

    • Noodle says:

      The harping on her feet and possible bunion surgery was laughable. Like, how low will go to fan the flames against this woman? Podiatry. Podiatry is the answer. Ridiculous, and I hope the readers are left just as aghast as to what constitutes “newsworthiness” to these rags.

      • Malificent says:

        If bunions are a moral failing, then I’m Hannibal Lector.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        What gets me is this: WTF is with people, who have SO MUCH irrational hate for a woman they NEVER met, WILL NEVER meet, and yet they take a magnifying glass to pour over her picture, looking for ANY flaw to crow about??

        When I saw that pic originally, I thought, beautiful woman, gorgeous, in love couple. I noted the sandals, manicured feet, but in a way of just taking in “the whole”. You could put a gun to my head and I couldn’t've told you of a scar near her big toe, let alone that I would know it was bunion surgery!

        I have 2 scars on my left foot: one to reset a loose joint bone in my big toe (with a screw), and one to remove a Morton’s Neuroma. You really can’t see them unless you know they’re there. If I was famous, I shudder to think that someone would be SO obsessed with me that they pour over blown up pics to find something so stupid.

      • minx says:

        Who actually likes their feet? Nobody I know.

      • Noodle says:

        @Minx, I actually have really nice feet. I credit it to the fact that I don’t wear heels or uncomfortable shoes ever. That said, the rest of me is a HOT MESS. I am big boned, broad, chubby, and have unfortunate, prominent moon chin. My skin is sun-damaged from living in SoCal my whole life, even though I wear SPF daily, and I would have a TON of wrinkles if it were not for Botox that I get for chronic migraine. In the end, though, clearly my feet are the most important part of me, at least according to the DM. So, go me??

      • minx says:

        Noodle, that’s great! So many women I know hate their feet, even when I don’t think they look bad.

      • Mary says:

        @malificent, 🤣

      • Cee says:

        @(TheOG) jan90067 how was your recovery for Morton’s Neuroma? I was considering surgery for it about a year ago and finally decided to do something about my feet and suddenly the world is going through a pandemic.
        Did the pain go away? I have it in both feet.

    • Olenna says:

      I’m no Keen defender, but the Fail did a nasty article on Katie’s feet, too. Their reporters and editors are just greedy sociopaths and will print the lowest, most mean-spirited sh*t they can get away with for clicks.

      • ennie says:

        I checked, and I think their latest ridiculous article about Kate unpedicured, faulty feet was (never see mine!) in early 2016, on a tour they made, I think in India, before Meghan, of course. Now we’ll never see an article like that, next to Meghan, Kate must be a pristine princess.
        So obvious.
        BTW that same trip was one of the last times I recall of her having “Marilyn moments”.
        She sure finally got al her official dresses hemmed. I criticize her for that, her feet I don’t care, but so many times her skirt went up her head in official moments, I thought it was done in purpose.

    • Tok says:

      @minx, I like my feet, or rather, I don’t see why anyone should like or dislike them anyway. They are feet! Just there for you to walk, ffs.

  2. Lara says:

    I’ve mentioned it on this site before but people really need to watch Dave perform his song Black live at the Brits. He adds on another verse and mentions how the press treats Meghan.

    • Ninks says:

      That performance was spine tingling.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        WOW… that was powerful. Thank you for the tip to listen. And people HEARD that line about how Kate is different than Meghan.. there were cheers at that.

    • SomeChick says:

      That was amazing! Thank you for posting it.

    • Prayer Warrior says:

      I’m crying…just saw it for the first time.
      I’m sorry. I’m so sorry because it’s so wrong, all of it.
      @bylineinvestigates has a write up about what’s in it for the Associated Press and it worries me because according the the author, AP wins no matter what happens.
      Laws need to be changed to make a difference. Trying her case in a court of law when there really isn’t a law to stop them from printing lies and distortions seems hopeless to me.
      Their power, advocating for a change to the law, now that I can see might make a difference.
      Megs fighting alone? She may win but ultimately it may not change anything. Same as Charles’ win didn’t change anything for when they went after her in the first place. There needs to be a law that outright lies is not ‘freedom of the press’ nor is it ‘free speech’ it is lies vs opinion. When they state opinion as fact, they are lying. That’s the law that needs to be addressed; they need a law that prevents editors from doing this stuff in the first place. ARRRRGGGGHHHH now I’m crying mad.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        Totally agree PW. THAT is what needs to change. That said, all they have to put before each sentence is: “IN MY OPINION….yada yada yada…” I was taught that in a law class in college. While it would be tiresome to read it that way, it would legally protect you from putting something out as a *statement of fact* subject to libel/slander.

        CB lawyers, am I remembering incorrectly about this?

      • Ginger says:

        I do think Meghan will easily win her lawsuit about the letter. It seems pretty open and shut. If she did a defamation lawsuit, it could get tricky. I heard those are very hard to win. She would be spending a lot of time and money on that. Even though the DM said they lied in regards to stories about Meghan, she would have a hard time with that case. It’s frustrating and not fair at all.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        It is “Associated Newspapers” not “Associated Press”.

    • Jaded says:

      When I first saw it I got goosebumps. It is beyond moving.

    • Teel says:

      Dave who?

      • Lara says:

        Dave. He’s a UK rap artist. Even if you don’t like rap music it’s worth a listen, he’s incredibly talented. I’m so glad people liked and appreciated it.

    • Natters5 says:

      What an amazing artist, especially when you compare him to the crap that Kanye West sings and advocates for.

      • Lara says:

        I massively agree with you! The young man he sings about, Jack Merrit was killed in a terrorist attack in London. He did a lot for law reform and was apparently an amazing young man.

    • JJ McClay says:

      That was amazing, thanks for sharing. The last verse, especially, was fire.

  3. Belli says:

    What a coincidence considering the discussion from the last few days that no one from Meghan’s pe-royal life had a bad word to say about her…

    • GuestWho says:

      Well those unnamed sources talking about her not wanting her bunions photographed certainly put paid to that narrative…/s

      • ADS says:

        Besides, who the heck actively wants their bunions photographed anyway? Are we vain divas if we ask a photographer to please not zoom in on all our bodily flaws?

  4. Snazzy says:

    “Those outlets are terrified that people might, in the long run, take the Sussexes’ side and support the Sussexes’ endeavors and more.”

    I think people are already, aren’t they? these two just keep showing up and putting in the work. There will always be a subset of the population that hates them just because they love Kate and Will and cannot handle anyone taking the spotlight from them (Plus that pesky issue of race of course), but I’m guessing most people see the good in what they are doing. At least I hope so, anyway.

  5. Aurora says:

    “ Which goes a long way towards explaining why outlets like the Daily Mail and the Sun are ramping up their attacks and smears on the Sussexes“

    They’re not smearing “the Sussexes”. They’re just smearing Meghan. Harry is a poor little innocent 30-something boy who has been led astray by the demanding bi-racial diva temptress. Once he realizes the error of his ways he will be welcomed back to the fold with a shining redemption narrative while Meghan’s reputation will be left in shreds.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      I read a disgusting comment re M&H – along the lines of ‘you know what they say, when you go b ack…’ As if the sixth in line had been brought down by a woman of colour’s sinister erotic charms. Absolutely vomitous. But the people who support such vile rhetoric believe what David Icke regurgitates, and that Bill Gates wants to microchip us, and that 5G masts are evil coronavirus transmitters, and think the orange one is coherent. They’ve lost in the life stakes, the credibility stakes, the success stakes – bigly.

    • Tessa says:

      So many ugly name called Meghan and Harry is the Helpless VIctim who really wants to be with his beloved Granny and Big Brother Will always knows best and when will he “come to his senses.” And the baby is “insurance” for Meghan. And yet the royals sit back and allow it to happen. There were angry comments about the book with self righteous posters say they will never buy it.

    • Becks1 says:

      They’re smearing Meghan, agreed, but they are also pushing this narrative that Harry is the weak one who has been taking in by the evil golddigger. So the smears extend to Harry that way.

      That said….I agree with Kaiser that I think someone got the greenlight to attack Meghan again. Yes the DM is ticked. yes they are trying to sell papers and generate clicks and all that. But they are really spending a lot of time going after a woman who lives a continent away and has barely been seen in the past month.

    • Mac says:

      Poor Harry. He fought in a war, started an international sporting event, and lived on his own for years. Obviously he was helpless he needed a woman to dominate him. /s

  6. emmy says:

    I mean, aren’t well all?

  7. Lulu Brown says:

    I will never understand if you know it’s a smear campaign against Meghan; why would you even print anything from the daily mail? I know, I know, you want the clicks, but you’re just as bad as them. I was raised when you know better, you do better, but money and clicks rule the world, not our integrity anymore, even during a pandemic.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      You could – oh Gawd, about to go full Godwin here – say the same thing about Nazi rhetoric from the 1920s onwards, though. How can you combat it if you DON’T repeat it and challenge it on every occasion you possibly can??

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      “I know, I know, you want the clicks, but you’re just as bad as them”

      But YOU stilled clicked, read and commented though, so insert shrug emoji here.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I think you gotta read everything out there so you hear all sides of the conversation then make a decision.

      I have been called out by several of my good CB cyber space buddies because I regularly read the Daily Fail online and make no apologies for doing so.

      • Melissa says:

        I read it too, though it’s tough with all of the ads and the endless repeating the same thing over and over. I don’t find the comment section all that different though.

    • Prayer Warrior says:

      I come here so I don’t click on the Daily Mail at all…in fact, I even removed them from my ‘gossip folder line-up’, so I’m not tempted. As their web site is dormant, as is their Instagram, I believe EVERYTHING else is made up until something is confirmed specifically and only through their spokespersons or themselves directly. But how does one fight against the ugly narratives if we don’t repeat it and instantly challenge it? I cannot comment on the Daily Mail because it rewards them but I won’t buy the new Kensington Palace book that was announced with a picture of Harry and Meghan on the cover. I have already purchased the one by Omid. I’ve donated to the Boys and Girls Club and planted trees so what else can I do to support them? Because once the blinders of white privilege are off, (thx ‘bitches…it may have taken too long, and I’m sorry for that, but now I’m here, I see it and I see you) there truly is no going back.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Kaiser includes excerpts in order for all of us to mock what the Fail is doing without giving them more clicks. Easy and logical.

  8. Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

    You know what? after this whole mess with coronavirus dies out, I really, really wanted to see Meghan, the troll. I know it is never going to happen, but I would love Meghan and harry to have this youtube series on “tropes that need to die” where they go through sketches based on DM hate campaign.
    Highlights:

    Evil Me-gain making a girl cry and trying to kill girl with flowers.
    Me-gain bullying Fragile Harry
    Me-gain screaming she wants a tiara.
    Me-gain demanding avocados for breakfast.

    Of course, we will never see that, but I do wish Meghan and Harry at least saw the hilarity of the narrative that has been pushed. ( I know this is important , they have a son and receive enough hate and death threats, but the headlines are so stupid that you also gotta laugh.)

    • Noodle says:

      @Priscila, can we add “Me-gain yelling at photographer for taking pictures of her bunions” to your list?

    • Sof says:

      How about an alternative book cover? “WE ARE LOVED!” written on a banana.

  9. Laalaa says:

    Everything about the book sounds amazing. I will not buy it, but I will really google it a lot when it comes out :)
    But that book title … argh, I cringe every time

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      I will buy it, but turn the spine inward.

    • Ali says:

      I have never seen more people triggered by a title.

      As you are being triggered just remember that the title will be translated into dozens if languages.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Ali Still turning the spine inward.
        Wonder how it’ll translate into Hiragana?

      • Mac says:

        You think a book written specifically for an American audience getting translated into dozens of languages?

  10. Feedmechips says:

    There is no reasonable person on this Earth who would want to be within photographing range of my nasty feet. Can’t say I’d blame her for not wanting her feet photographed.

  11. Kay says:

    A website I lurk on had comments that included “those are the feet of poverty” and “I’d die if my feet looked like that,” which just further proves that the critics have lost all touch with reality. Her feet are fine. Bunions exist, it’s not like some plight only poor people have (and even if it was, how is that a valid criticism? Making fun of peoples income level is not cool), and if she did get surgery for it, WHO CARES? I looked at the photos, and her feet are just fine. They’re feet. Manicured feet that maybe aren’t foot model level, but how many are? They’re just fine, and I can’t imagine being so vain that I’d “rather die” than have slightly skinny/knobby (but perfectly fine and normal) feet that I may or may not needed minor surgery on.

    I, like Meghan and millions of other people around the world, have perfectly average feet and would probably prefer that they not be photographed and blown up, because feet are NOBODY’s most attractive body part.

    • LaraK says:

      This!
      My feet are also not worth worrying over, but I certainly would not want them photographed.
      Also, if she did have bunion surgery, if she even did which who knows and it’s none of my business, good for her for taking care of herself. Bunions are no joke.

      • Alarmjaguar says:

        That surgery doesn’t always work – my dad had it and his feet went back to bunions, it was crazy and a pretty intense “minor” surgery -they break your toes to reset them and you are on crutches for weeks.

      • Kay says:

        RIGHT? Like, why is bunion surgery something that anyone would be even remotely embarrassed about/ashamed of?

      • MsIam says:

        Most of my girlfriends from the 80s ended up having bunion surgery. We were at “da club” hanging in our heels but boy some of us paid the price with our feet. Once I turned 40 I vowed never to wear shoes that hurt again, ever, lol. I’m just sorry it took me that long to wise up.

    • Ginger says:

      I read an article that said the DM comments are 50-75% are paid bots and are likely DM employees.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Ginger – I have no problem believing what you read as the same comments are posted over and over again in many different articles on many different days.

    • February Pisces says:

      Remember the recent photos of kate ‘shopping for kids books’ at Waterstones. When she got in the car, the back for her ankles were shocking, it was like her bones were sticking out. Google the pics. But of course Meghan must have the worst feet in the whole world.

  12. AnnaKist says:

    She hides her bunions?? There’s only one thing for it, then – Off with her head!

    Pharque. Even the word “hack” is too complimentary for these … cough… writers.

  13. Britt says:

    These papers are so pressed, lol. They’re angry that they’re suing, haven’t been scared or pressured into dropping the suits, got away from them in terms of distance and publicly blocked them from communicating. If you’ve noticed that since this recent statement, the mail or any of the tabloids haven’t been quoted as much especially in the certain sections of the American media. This nonsense would’ve been all over the internet prior to them stepping down and it’s barely been anywhere. Keep writing foolishness, it’s not believeable at all. Everyone knows Meghan is suing the Mail 😂 The people with at least a brain know this is garbage.

  14. Harper says:

    I’m wondering if the MOS offered Meghan a settlement deal over the weekend to drop the lawsuit or they’d go nuclear with the bad stories, and she turned them down. Thus they went after her …. with a story about her FEET!!!! The expose even showed close-ups of a scar on her foot. The horror!

    I’m laughing at their idiocy, but remember, back in the day Diana and Fergie’s friendship went bust over a story that Fergie got a plantar wart from borrowing one of Diana’s shoes. So the DM must have really thought they’d be going in for the kill with a personal attack on Meghan’s feet.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Plantar warts and bunions generate click$ for revenue???

      Who would have thunk it??? LOL! LOL!

      I prefer nature stories on Rose Bush cultivation and Rose Bush gardening. I am sure such stories would be more profitable for the publisher in these desperate times.

  15. Rae says:

    If it was so incessant and bullying, I would laugh at the DM’s excuse for reporting.

    However, what irks me, is how many of their readers will happily swallow it without question

    • Tessa says:

      Now Harry is being bullied he is being trolled and the ugly Hewitt gossip is brought out. And William and Kate are “classy” GMAB.

  16. S808 says:

    They’re VERY nervous about this book. Hmmm…..I wasn’t gonna buy it but I’ve changed my mind. Gonna pre-order it right now.

  17. Abena Asantewaa says:

    What is wrong in not wanting your feet photographed, if you think your bunion will show! That is relatable, shouting at a videographer for this ? Another lie, ofcourse, as they say in Ghana and Nigeria, the DM has peppered the story to make it juicy. We know it’s a lie.! Finding Freedom, is scaring people. Pre-ordering fast!

    Ever since, they won that skirmich, they think they have a licence to up the smear, but people are getting fed up now, and it is all becoming a tad tedious, The Press will live to regret this , Meghan’s lawyers will find a way to weave it in. I think H&M have given the nod to friends to cooperate with the authors, but I do not think they have given the authors any interviews.

  18. Paula says:

    Considering what’s going on on photoshoot sets, I find it smart that she brought “12 people” with her. Also, some guy started taking photos of her feet without consent and she gets blamed for setting boundaries? Again, it shows how toxic photoshoots are, how the models are purely seen as objects who have to obey. That’s the real story here.

  19. ADS says:

    MAY ALL OF MEGHAN’S PAIN BE CHAMPAGNE!!!

  20. Ginger says:

    David Babaii was the hair stylist on her Vanity Fair cover shoot. He said she is the nicest person and everyone got along with her. If you go to his Instagram he hints at a recent photo shoot they did. It was probably pushed back due to the pandemic.

    I don’t believe this story at all

  21. Ruby_Woo says:

    It’s just gotten to the point where DM become a pantomime act. Everyone knows that they have beef with Meghan and there is no shock when they report on something nasty about her. I haven’t looked at their website for months and feel much better for it.

    When some of Meghan’s points were struck off at the court hearing, one BM guy was saying how you should never have a fight with someone who ‘has ink’ i.e. reporters. It sounded like a threat; but so what? She can sue them 1000xs and lose 1000xs, she doesn’t live in the UK anymore and can live her best life.

    Their (British tabloids) egos are very hurt. And Scobie’s book’s success is going to h

    If anyone wants a giggle though, there is a twitter page called @DMReporter which reports on ridiculous DM articles and highlights the bigotry and hypocrisy.

    • Britt says:

      Like I said before, the tabloids are used to making the royals and public figures toe the line and get in bed with the papers. The problem is that Meghan is not British and is not falling for that mess. They’ve never dealt with someone who has fought them every step of the way and standing up to them especially they’ve never Dealt with an American biracial woman with a black momma. That’s strength and courage they will never understand. That’s in our fiber. Win or lose, we will never back down.

  22. Sofia says:

    This is the first time this is being reported right? So you’re telling me the photographer or whatever stayed silent for 3+ years on a Meghan interaction and is only NOW deciding to talk? Why not sell the story years before when the news of the Sussexes dating first broke?

    I honestly think people are starting to scandalise or straight up make up stories because they fear what the Scobie book will say. So they have to derail the book as much as they can

    • Britt says:

      Which isn’t working because all they are doing is making the book bigger and generating even more interest. These people are idiots 😂 Everyone has seen the double standards and racism that was directed at her. These people have no credibility at this point except to loons who were never going to accept her. It’s like they’re trying to hold on by a thread of relevancy and it’s been slowly chipping away the moment they left that family.

  23. Ash says:

    I was a teen when I started modeling. I had my first “big time” shoot with a famous photographer at 17. One of the shots I was barefoot with cutoffs and a tank on, I thought I looked cute and it’s still a fave pic of mine. The photographer, who was actually very nice and professional, took a look at my bare feet and shrieked! I can’t remember what was said but basically that my feet were atrocious! Well, at 5”11 at 17, they’re not tiny, no! So my mom thankfully was on the shoot since I was a minor and stood up and said “God asked me when she was born, choose one, pretty face or pretty feet!!” I think about that all the time, so proud of my mom for her shy prim and proper self standing up to this bigwig LA photog. It’s silly but I use it today when someone makes comments on my feet!! Shuts them up in a hurry! We cannot help our feet?! Ugh. Obviously I’ve heard this way too many times in my 45 years!😩

    • I pet goat 2 says:

      This made me burst with love for your mom. How wonderful! Tell her she’s great if you can.
      And made me miss my mom. Mother-daughter love is so special 💚

  24. JP says:

    My first thought, “They must have offered this guy more than Simon Rex”. I will never understand how so many people who propped Harry up as the most popular, caring, relatable Royal could think he would marry an evil narcissist. Seems more plausible that he found a beautiful woman with a common interest – humanitarianism. I feel so bad for them, the attacks on her have been daily for so long. It’s terrible.

    • Mary says:

      @jp, that was my first thought too…they are actively looking to pay people to make stuff up about Meghan.

  25. aang says:

    To me bunions are a feminist issue. Women are forced to shove their feet into ridiculous shoes that warp and disfigure them, cause arthritis, blisters, and other issues. In the name of fashion. I hate heels, have never and will never ever wear them. I don’t get the love some women have for what amount to torture devices. But I’ve never been into labels or any kind of status signaling. Its Birkenstocks or tennis shoes for me. I won’t wear uncomfortable shoes. Free the feet.

    • Malificent says:

      You are correct that bunions, along with hammer toes and a host of other foot ailments, can be formed or exacerbated by regularly wearing high heels. However, for the most part bunions are caused by structural issues in the foot. After a lifetime of wearing sensible shoes, I got bunions in my mid-20s because I have a freakishly high arch that imbalances the weight of my foot.

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      This goes alllllll the way back to foot-binding times.

      Always say, if men had to wear stilettos, or any narrow toe-boxed shoe… if they had to wear bras, Spanx/”firmware”… etc.. if they had to have MAMOGRAMS…omg, it’d be a WHOLE ‘nother ballgame!

    • Nowords says:

      By treating women as nothing more than vapid mannequins they perpetuate centuries of sexism and oppression. And to treat even ONE woman that way is to give credence to those beliefs.
      In 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft lamented in the first feminist writing “A Vindication…”, that women are subject to male prejudice that places a woman’s value wholly on her physical appearance while male value is determined wholly by their intellect. She further notes that society will become disgusted by women with age because society believed there was nothing else to them – because they are vapid and vacuous.

      • yinyang says:

        @Nowords men do have pressures to be good looking too. Ugly men don’t get all the ladies, and maybe not any or best jobs. The difference is the ugly man can acknowledge that he’s ugly, see the handsome men on tv ads and go about his day perfectly fine, woman bury themselves in their insecurities, and that has to change.

      • noWords says:

        Oh, most definitely, men are under pressure to look good – especially in physique which is why there is an increase in men with Eating Disorders, sadly.

        When people: call Kate haggard, say that Meghan has “poverty feet”(what???), imply that William is upset/jealous because Meghan is more beautiful and vice versa with Harry and Kate, or simply just use looks as a way to degrade Meghan’s and Kate’s value… they are playing into a centuries-old misogynistic tradition. A tradition whereby men justified their oppression of all women because they considered women to be vapid, vain, and incapable of possessing any intellect as a result.

  26. Becks1 says:

    The Mail is just all in at this point….its insane. I know she makes money for them but yeesh. Its completely unhinged at this point.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Associated Newspapers should really buy Meghan a villa in Monaco for all the money she has made them.

  27. LeonsMomma says:

    Having worked on a number of photo shoots and articles with celebrities, the general rule is the the higher up on the list/more famous you are, the smaller the entourage. (Every A list actors/actress I dealt with shows up solo, but know there are exceptions.) Meghan at that time was a minor actress with hustle (a compliment), so the size entourage isn’t surprising. Photo approval is not diva behavior, but a standard ask, even from non celebs. Not wanting you feet photographed for whatever reason is normal, and why not ask for good Champagne? I noticed no brand was named. I mean I know everyone loves Veuve Cliquot, which was probably what she asked for, but isn’t that pricey. I mean, would you want to drink cheap Champagne?
    Also, when there is an entourage, it gets a lot harder because they think they are the star and are usually obnoxious and demanding. This also could be his bad memories of them and assigning them to her.

    • Genessee says:

      God I hope she didn’t ask for Veuve Clicquot. I hate that champagne with a PASSION.

      I’ll take a Palmer & Co. Blanc de Blancs any day of the week!

  28. lilly22 says:

    She hides her bunions was my favorite WTF part of this story. She didn’t hide them. She had them removed. Which a lot of people do, and frankly I didn’t need to know that. So I didn’t need the feet pictures. Maybe the guy has a foot fetish.

    Any publication which wants to trash a public figure can always find someone who doesn’t like said public figure, especially if you are going to let them be anonymous. Someone is always not going to like someone, maybe cause you are a woman, another race, rich or just have a better life than the person or even you just don’t like them. Look on the comments section, even on here. Anonymous people don’t really need a good reason to put down others they don’t know well or personally. The reason, while maybe socially important is probably all over the board. Sure there are a lot of racist dog whistles in this story, but personally I feel it’s more sexist. Just the diva champagne drinking strikes me in the more sexist category. That could just be my personal perspective, but I get people’s points on this. From a social perspective I do find it interesting there is only so much overt racist stories out there, before they become more dog whistly. Still you can scream women catfight, diva, bossy bitch, and sexism in stories forever. It’s almost like even the racist know there’s something that needs to be whispered about racism, but sexist don’t. I’m not saying one’s better than the other. Would you rather know exactly whose coming at you or have to have them whisper behind your back. Not sure. Plus it’s interesting, some women seem in on the sexist trash talk too. Whereas, although you have the occasional person of color siding with the obvious racist definitely not as much as some women side with sexist.

    However, I do wonder about these types of articles. Are we just giving these trashy mags more of what they want, publicity and readers. Obviously, they don’t care about bad publicity or being seen as fair. That ship left a long time ago. Just a thought to think about. Also, in this way the book bothers me too. I think a lot of people are so interested in it cause they think it may have a lot of juicy gossip, but somehow I just kind of doubt that. The Sussexes may eventually tell the whole story, but I don’t think it would be only a few months out.

  29. khaveman says:

    Boy, confident, successful women of color really scare the heck out of many people, don’t they. Geez. So much hate.

  30. February Pisces says:

    So ‘bunion guy’ as I will now call him, has all of a sudden decided to speak out against Meghan? Why now, all of a sudden? Remember the actor who Meghan worked with was offered £70K to say he slept with her and declined the payout? My guess is ‘bunion guy’ got a nice fat cheque to complain about Meghan and her feet.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I really do not understand why the DM has not offered me £70K to give my opinions and advice on Rose Bush cultivation.

  31. yinyang says:

    That videographer with a foot fetish is really professional haha, name him why not because he is a liar and his career would be ruined for these lies. I have boycotted the Dailyhate, it kisses royal ass and it takes 5 minutes to load, and their supporters are nastier than the reporters. But I love to hear how H&M are doing on Entertainment Tonight or Access Hollywood or something.

  32. Harla says:

    Well, her bare feet were very much on display in her pre-engagement Vanity Fair article and I’ve seen her bare feet in several model shoots, so the DM really needs to get their act together and at least pretend to be journalists.

  33. notasugarhere says:

    Kaiser, with a different co-author I might think is was approved. Hasn’t Durand written a lot of ‘Kate is amazing, she is Meghan’s main supporter, Kate is guiding Meghan in motherhood’ tripe before?

  34. Tashiro says:

    I like the cover.

  35. Izzy says:

    These people are losing their minds. WHAT is going to be revealed in that book? Even hinting at things could lead to further public disclosures that make the media and rest of the RF look even worse. Seriously, what ARE they afraid of? I can’t wait to read this book.

  36. aquarius64 says:

    Hit pieces on the book and Scobie proves the RRs and some of the BRF (House Cambridge) are afraid what’s in there. The RRs are jealous Omid is able to get inside information without bullying and weaponinzing vindictive relatives. Harper Collins is the publisher. I bet Sammy tried to shop her manifesto to them and laugh her out of the room.

    • lanne says:

      does the TOD manifesto even exist at this point? Wuldn’t it be self published on amazon by now?

      • BayTampaBay says:

        TOD???

      • MsIam says:

        @ BTB The Other Daughter

      • MsIam says:

        Didn’t you hear that TOD in her book will be doing “extensive research on race relations in America and how it impacts a multi-racial family” or some such bullsh!t. She probably wrote it in crayon and her “publisher” took one look and fell out laughing. Hopefully no one was dumb enough to pay her an advance, good luck getting that money back.

    • Ginger says:

      Don Wooten ,who is a known inside source for KP and Will , is in near hysterics over this book. It makes it that much more believable to me. It must be good. Omid has even went on record on more than 1 occasion to say the family didn’t support them.

  37. Nic919 says:

    Omid will be drinking a lot of champagne once this book comes out and I am all for it.

  38. LTA says:

    I (regrettably) had to click on the DM article. And I ended up reading through it twice, just to parse WTF they are talking about. Then it struck me just how purposely deceptive the article’s construction is:

    1) the “videographer” who is smearing Meghan remains unnamed.
    2) They name another photographer, Tommy Mendes, who says Meghan was “intense”…but then when you scroll waaayyyy down in the article (after like 3 paragraphs of the unnamed dude saying how awful she is) Mendes is also quoted saying: “‘She was driven but I thought she was very nice. She absolutely had charisma for the cameras, and she knew what she was doing.’”
    3) HOWEVER…they way that Mendes is initially introduced in the article is constructed thusly:

    Lifestyle photographer Tommy Mendes, who took the shots in 2015, said Meghan was ‘intense’, turned up with a 12-strong entourage and seemed like a woman ‘on a mission’.
    In the images, Meghan appears very business like in a series of smart and stylish outfits appropriate for the office.
    The videographer, who wished to remain anonymous because he still works in the industry, said when he worked on a promotional project with the Duchess in Toronto, Canada during her Suits days, she had already garnered a reputation for being difficult.
    ‘People told me, ”get ready because she is a lot”. They used to call her ”the princess”,’ he said.

    So DM is clearly trying to fool the reader into thinking that Mendes/the unnamed videographer are the same person.

    4) Finally, buried at the end, the unnamed videographer “conceded he later heard from a colleague that they had a positive experience with Meghan,” and then “Another photographer who worked with Meghan before she met Harry said he too was amazed at the size of her entourage – but said she was very ‘affable’.”

    So basically 3 out of 4 people who worked with Meghan had positive experiences with her, including the one person who went on the record with his name, but the entire article is about the one anonymous dude’s experience. THAT’S the best smear the DM could come up with. Sadly not shocked but…I cannot WAIT until the bio drops.

    • Ginger says:

      The guy that did her hair, David Babbi , said she was the nicest person and the guy that interviewed her was interviewed by Gayle King for a pre wedding special and had nothing but nice things to say about her. She even cooked him a meal at her place. But people will believe the unknown video guy that was probably paid thousands of dollars to smear her for the DM.

    • MA says:

      Can they keep their stories straight? I’d find them more believable if they were consistent. I though Meghan was a z list actress with a failing career who no one ever heard of, but now she’s some notorious diva who was widely known for being difficult and worked with soo many photographers.

  39. noWords says:

    I think this book will be good and it’ll be nice to finally hear their side of the story.

    Also: does any oen know how to save screen names and emails so I don’t have to time them both out every single time I comment? IT’s tedious and I’m already a messy enough typist

  40. Melissa says:

    I like the marketing behind putting the book out for order this early and on the shelves in August – I think a lot of people hoping for the tea are going to be disappointed, but I’ll bet it goes in to how they met and got to know each other under the radar.

    I do believe champagne sipping and bunion hiding will now be my every Tuesday routine.

  41. Coco says:

    How dare a non-white woman have feet!

    • Lara says:

      One really must be careful giving feet to woc. Soon you have them standing up for themselves and then- lord forbid- walking away.

  42. Cosmo says:

    Wow. The BM are really pouring it on. I can’t believe they can get away with this. If these two are so irrelevant why are they writing hit pieces on them every day. They probably threatened them if they didn’t drop the lawsuit then the hit pieces would get worse. I really have a dislike for the Brits after all of this.

  43. Abena Asantewaa says:

    Now, daily mail, and the other tabloids look so pathetic and juvenile with all these petty stories. Short of Meghan killing or stealing someone’s property, I say, all this is TOSH! It won’t make a dent in her reputation, or cower her to drop the suit.

  44. ennie says:

    I bet the same people who were defending Kate in the daily hate (correct name!) article criticizing her feet, are now after Meghan, trying to criticise hers.
    I admire those who can stand wearing heels. My poor mom suffered with feet that had to endure wearing those narrow heels for decades while working for hours. She loved looking nice, me, sneakers for me all day!

  45. Jealousmuch says:

    Everyone is addicted to this drama. Best showronners ever. It Can be sad for their plans, but the best strategy for them to stay in the news. So… I cant even say whose strategy is working 😅
    It doesnt even matter whats true anymore, how can you prove that something never happened ? All that we have is “Anonymous said..” Come oooonn
    I just cant wait for the red carpets and the fashion choices !

  46. MA says:

    This reminds me of when everyone fixated on Meghan Fox’s clubbed thumbs. Like she’s so beautiful that that’s the only thing people could find wrong with her.

    Meghan is clearly very pretty and it’s funny that the only people who attack her looks are not exactly lookers themselves, to put it mildly. I would never attack a woman’s looks unprompted but when you see those mostly butter faced Beckys attacking Meghan’s looks well they are kind of inviting that scrutiny. They reek of desperation and jealousy.