The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Zoom’d into a crisis-text line to thank them

Royals at Wimbledon 2018 Men's Semi Final

Ugh, I can’t wait for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to launch their new social media. I’m tired of everything Sussex-related being filtered through third-parties. I trust Meghan and Harry to tell us first-hand about what they’re doing and why it’s important, and I feel like the work they’re doing right now in LA isn’t getting the attention it deserves because they’re social media-free at the moment. Speaking of, Harry and Meghan did their first dual Zoom chat yesterday:

That’s the Shout text line that the Sussexes and the Cambridges had a big hand in creating, and the two couples launched Shout last year. One of the staff members published this photo of the chat:

Harper’s Bazaar feels certain that Meghan has repeated her Misha Nonoo blue-and-white striped blouse, the one she wore to Wimbledon in 2018 for the women’s final (Serena Williams lost to Angelique Kerber).

Anyway, this is just some pleasant Sussex news to take us into the weekend. I can never tell in advance if the British papers are going to be full of royal shenanigans over the weekend, but I actually have a weird feeling that something big is about to break in the next few days. Stay tuned.

Royals at Wimbledon 2018 Men's Semi Final

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  1. Chica1971 says:

    By never knowing where they will Zoom, the Keens and RR have to stay working

  2. Nev says:

    Go on Duchess!!!

  3. Yoyo says:

    This Zoom call was to the American ‘CrisisTextLine.
    Where Meghan got the idea from to use as a model for the British ‘Shout’, unless I am mixing it up.
    The guy that post this, went to Morehouse College.

    • Pam says:

      Please, read how Nancy Lublin CEO of crisis text like talked about her conversation with William during an event they attended together long before Meghan was in the family and how plans developed.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Staff connected with Shout ended up posting about how Harry and Meghan were the ones doing the work. This was after W&K tried launching the thing without giving Harry and Meghan credit.

  4. Royalwatcher says:

    I wish they’d just low key start using their new SM. No announcements or rollout but just start using it one day. Like, hey, (we just got a new twitter/IG account and) here’s some news. Or maybe wait until CA is reopening businesses and do it then?

    Anyway, I agree with the article that I want to hear news directly from the Sussexes.

  5. S808 says:

    I do miss hearing directly from them, but their charities are getting much needed attention this way so I’ll deal. I love that button down, I may invest in it.

  6. Yoyo says:

    The shirt is not the one pictured above, it was a finer stripe.

  7. WatchThisSpace says:

    Anyone notice the painting behind them in the video and its significance? I imagine that significance is going to be torn apart and written up in the UK tabloids in 3, 2, 1….

  8. Scollins says:

    Kaiser, can you give us a hint?

    • Kaiser says:

      I really have no idea, it’s just a feeling that *something* is about to break in the next few days

      • Scollins says:

        Hope it’s wonderful and not more garbage thrown at them.

      • Harla says:

        I keep waiting for some news about the Cambridges to break, I imagine that the RRs are getting bored sitting on those huge crates of tea they have on W&K

  9. I pet goat 2 says:

    I love that misha nonoo blouse. Anybody know where I could get it, or even a cheaper knock off?

    ETA that I think it’s Ralph Lauren

  10. Ginger says:

    The only thing that I can think of “breaking” is if Harry and Meghan open a new SM this weekend. Their anniversary is Monday. I’m just guessing.

    I do miss their SM. If they open one, I want the comments turned off.

    • MerryGirl says:

      Tuesday actually is their anniversary. I’m not quite sure what big news will be breaking as it seems there’s always something breaking. What I do believe is that the entire year 2020 will be a rough one for the Royals, we just have to wait and see it unfold.

  11. Yoyo says:

    Poor William wonder what’s going on with him, he included Harry’s name in a letter he wrote to Diana’s Charity, this coming after the leaked comments that the brothers are talking to one another.
    This is the same man that took off to Ireland when he heard his brother was coming home, and could not bear to look at him and his wife just a month ago.

  12. A Guest says:

    Tom Sykes, who covers the Royals for The Daily Beast, has an article out saying “Nope, Harry’s just fine, not miserable”. ( You have to register on that site to read the whole thing).

    He doesn’t seem to be a fan of the Sussex’s but he is usually fair. I’ve never seen him directly push back on another reporter’s story though.

    VF also has an article denying that Meghan is going to write her own book and that it was a surprise to the “friend” that she kept a journal.

    The Sussex PR team seems to be on the job.

    • Ginger says:

      I saw that as well. The quotes were very specific. It said “He is enjoying the California sun, enjoying being with his wife and enjoying his son.” I loved it. It also said that everyone is unsettled with the pandemic.

    • MsIam says:

      Probably because there have been such an avalanche of theses “sad-sack Harry” stories, somebody on Team Sussex felt they had to push back. Especially since the little we’ve seen of Harry hasn’t indicated he’s down in the dumps like the articles claim. And for someone who is “adrift and rudderless“, he seems to be pretty busy linking up with his charities and other groups.

    • Harla says:

      @A Guest, I recently cancelled my subscription to the Daily Beast because of Tom Sykes. when I first subscribed I found him to be very fair in his reporting of the Sussex’s but over time I noticed he was starting to keep to the British tabloid party line and yeah, he never did push back against any of the racist and false reports. I had high hopes for him but alas…

      • L4frimaire says:

        I don’t read him because he can be really nasty, and his articles just became more and more derogatory and hostile toward the couple, just a repeat of tabloids with no objectivity or context at all. He wrote the article “Meghan Markles Vogue Issue goes down in flames”. He totally trashed it but obviously we know who got the last laugh on that. I notice a lot of these journalists are starting to take a somewhat softer tone with the Sussexes because they want access and they are where the interest is at. The reasons everyone was so interested in the Royals these past few years was because of the interest the Sussexes brought, and they are seeing that the interest is down with them gone. It’s pretty obvious that Harry isn’t miserable and missing palace life. Yeah things are weird with this lockdown and plans can’t move forward, but I bet they are busy at work, not sitting around missing the courtiers and pining for smears and snubs. We all see the difference in the reception Prince Harry gets in the US compared to what Meghan got in the UK. With the pandemic and the election, they are not the focus and there is no agenda toward them here. Yesterday Patricia Arquette gave them a shout out on Twitter, telling the press not to try that BS with them here. Love to see it.

  13. Nita says:

    The best thing would be to ignore the nonsensical and ‘stating the obvious’ stories about Harry and Meghan by the British tabloids. They just service these goals:
    clicks, sell ads, sell papers; to somehow force them to react to the stories (directly or indirectly); to sell and keep feeding a certain (defaming) narrative, which they know for sure will be picked up and spread by all media in and outside the UK; sort of bully and game playing, to show Harry and Meghan that, despite banning them (the tabloids) they will keep writing whatever they want about them, day in day out.

  14. yinyang says:

    I am going to be nosy and say the background is looking very smart, but Meghan looks like Kate in this picture, please don’t try to be anything like Kate just becasue they’ve put her on a pedestal, you are so much more beautiful in every single way.

    • Jaded says:

      Meghan looks nothing like Kate there and wouldn’t dream of copying her, she is the antithesis of her.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I don’t see any resemblance at all to Kate.At all. What are you seeing? It’s nice it’s not the usual blank background but even some of the haters were upset about it and had to mention the cost of the mansion or the artwork. So lame.

      • yinyang says:

        The cost of the furniture is none of our business Perry paid for it. The background and wardrobe has a very mid century modern american vibe, which, I’m sorry, no one can do better than the americans, I’ll take it over those stuffy dark haunted gothic old castles anyday.

    • yinyang says:

      I know guys, why be a star when you can be the sun. I think, (and dont bite my head off here I’m just being honest) when Meghan came on the scene, she reminded me a lot of Kate physically and I’ll admit htat probably had a lot to do with her dark features and the way the media painted her and the glamour, I thought she was just average like Kate, than when I noticed the differences she became more beautiful to me someone like Kate could never compare to her ethereal beauty!

  15. Rae says:

    Much nicer background!

  16. Awkward symphony says:

    Meghan looks nothing like kate! I mean for starters one has a natural glow whilst the other’s pictures are heavily edited and tend to have her in odd maniacal grin.
    I agree with another commentator, TS of daily beast is normally cruel to Meghan so I normally boycott that site. I find it interesting that he wrote this. Its clear that some publications are changing their tone possibly trying to plan for future access to the Sussexs

  17. Hanabanana says:

    What big royal news do you think could be due to drop? Something about the Sussexes, Cambridges or another royal? Someone over at p-u-r-s-e-blog seems to think Kate has another child on the way or possibly planning another. I’m skeptical on that but I also do think something is brewing.

    Taken from PB:

    “Billy And Katy Announcement

    Number 4 is set for Billy and Katy. Discussions are still ongoing about how to issue an announcement when the time comes. A decision was made that any announcement should be postponed, partly due to the uncertainty of the C-19 pandemic and other factors. Charley, Carry, Mikey and Pippy have been telephoned by the couple directly. Katy’s parents were the first to be called, then Billy’s father, then Katy’s sister. Billy’s grandparents Betty and Philly and Katy’s brother Jamey have not yet been informed. It is the couple’s preference that spouses and partners are not told during this time. Currently, no other family members on either side have been made aware, but some will be told in advance of a public announcement. I cannot answer any questions on this. Please respect my need for anonymity and please do not use any real names, official titles, names of official residences or post pictures of those mentioned in this thread.“

    • Grace says:

      Hmm I feel like this would be hard to cover-up since she has a history of severe morning sickness. Anything is possible I suppose!

    • February Pisces says:

      Baby no 4 has been in the works ever since willy was trending on twitter for his affair last year.

  18. Lola_Lola says:

    I am hoping they decide to move up the date of the book launch.

  19. Xo says:

    Like everyone else, I’ve seen coverage of W&K’s zoom calls & it’s just beginning to dawn on me that these two have essentially established an active rival court based in Los Angeles.

    Jeez, that’s a bad look for the monarchy.