Ingrid Seward: The Sussexes are so unpopular, we can’t put them on magazines

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an event at Millennium Point to celebrate International Women's Day in Birmingham on 8th March 2018

Ingrid Seward is talking again! And it’s ridiculously funny. Ingrid Seward hates the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for… existing. For moving to America. For not being willing to sit silently by as Prince William orchestrated a hateful smear campaign against them. Seward is one of those royal commentators who gives off major “jilted ex-turned-stalker” vibes. For months, those people tried to berate Harry into dumping his wife and child so he could return to THEM. Now those same people are trying to pretend that Harry and Meghan are somehow… so unimportant, so controversial, so deeply unpopular. I laughed the entire way through this:

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘aren’t selling when on the cover of magazines despite their beautiful pictures’ amid their popularity plummeting, a royal biographer has claimed. Majesty magazine’s editor-in-chief Ingrid Seward explained how she stopped having the Duke, 36, and the Duchess of Sussex, 39, on the cover of her publication ‘a while ago’.

Speaking to the Royally Obsessed podcast, she said HELLO! magazine told her ‘the same thing’ and suggested the couple, who now live in the US with their son Archie, one, has seen their admiration decrease after ‘deserting’ the British public.

‘We stopped having Harry and Meghan on the cover a while ago,’ Ms Seward said. ‘It just wasn’t selling, the magazine wasn’t selling when they were on the cover. HELLO! magazine actually told me the same thing. Obviously there are some beautiful pictures of them. I would like to have them on the cover but it just doesn’t seem to work. I find that weird and interesting.’

The royal biographer noted a YouGov poll on royal popularity from the end of October, which shows Harry and Meghan’s scores have reached their lowest point to date. She told the podcast: ‘There was a poll conducted in the UK recently, and their popularity has plummeted completely. It was extraordinary. I think it’s because the British people feel that Harry’s deserted us, and Meghan is probably the reason he’s done so. Rather than saying wasn’t he clever, wasn’t he great, he got out. The perception is that he was pretty lucky to be where he was in the first place. There aren’t too many royal princes around so why did he have to give it all up? Yet he still seems to be living off his name, that’s the reason that all these things have come to them. He wants to take advantage of all that but not put in the hard work on the other side. I think that is the perception, though I think it’s very different in the US.’

Co-host Roberta Fiorito offered an American insight, adding: ‘It is interesting because I feel like their popularity here skyrocketed. So it’s interesting to see the perception over in the UK.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Ingrid Seward is unhinged. My God. What I kept thinking was… it’s not like we’ve even had new photos of Harry and Meghan for months anyway? There have been a few paparazzi pics, and screencaps from their various Zoom videos, but they haven’t done an actual event (with photographers) since March, because of the pandemic. Which begs the question, what photos does Ingrid even want to put on the cover? Anyway, yes, Harry did abandon the hateful smears, the toxicity and bullying and he got his wife and child out. Everything that came after it is just the same toxic sh-t re-packaged by a–holes like Ingrid Seward, who can’t find a way to keep Meghan and Harry’s names out of their mouths. “They’re so unimportant and unpopular, that’s why I can’t stop talking about them!” Also, surely the UK mags could just be happy with Kate covers, right? Kate is, after all, the perfect (white) duchess? What’s that? She’s super-boring? Oh right.

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  1. BnLurkN4eva says:

    People who love H/M are not purchasing Majesty magazine, or the tabloids that spends time everyday in multiple articles bashing them. The important meaningful things about them are supported like always.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      Exactly! And anyone dumb enough to spend their money on that rag are exactly the crowd who hate Meghan for existing.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      “People who love H/M are not purchasing Majesty magazine”

      Very few people in the USA buy Majesty magazine as it cost $12,50 at Barnes & Noble and is nothing but a rehash of “things” written in previously published books and reprints of very old photographs also previously published in books, most I which I already own.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      My first thought on reading this article:

      Ingrid, if they are so unpopular, why can’t you keep their names out of your mouth for five minutes running?

      This is just her thirsty for content because no one GAF about the Cambridges.

    • Kinsley says:

      The English press are doing their best to brainwash people, to think that Harry and Meghan are so unpopular, when that is NOT the case!! I dare to say that they are more popular than even the queen!! 👑 I’m not even a fan, I’m neutral… But my job is to surf 🏄 the internet and believe me, you will not believe how popular they truly are!! They are the new Brangelina!! And that is NOT good news for Will and Kate!! 😂

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      The UK’s loss is America’s gain. Sounds like sour grapes on Seward’s part.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Let me rephrase that. Nobody under 65 is purchasing Majesty magazine. I have a lot of choice words for Ingrid. I will not use them on this forum. I will instead sic the biggest karma on her. She hounded H’s mother now she is doing the same to her son.

    • Tessa says:

      I stopped buying it ages ago. I wrote to them and complained.

  2. Seraphina says:

    Deserting the British public? When all the British royal Firm has done is their best at keeping Harry and Meghan from trying to still be active in causes they care about??? Like the denial of Harry’s wreath laying – he deserted the British Public. This is all from a Trump play book – brainwash the public into believing the picture you paint. They are all the same.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      “Deserting the British public?”

      That is the line the Daily Mail keeps pushing. Also their paid posters in the comment sections are still pushing that the UK taxpayer is still funding Meghan & Harry’s household/lifestyle.

      I cannot wait for the complete truth to come out.

  3. Louise177 says:

    It’s funny how all of the critics keep saying Harry and Meghan are so hated and unimportant yet nobody can stop talking about them. I thought the British media said they were going out to ignore them for leaving?

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      They talk about these two so much that even if by some chance they would fade away, these people literally keeps them in the forefront. Maybe the other royals enjoy not being the focused so they can go about the lavish lives unbothered.

    • anotherlily says:

      Yes! The Daily Nail hates them so much they write about them in almost every publication. In the absence of actual news they publish a stream of vicious little pieces from self-styled ‘experts’ and worn out old hacks, like today’s offering from Jan Moir. Comments run into thousands. The Sussexes are click-bait gold. That’s why the tabloids have been willing to pay the Sussexes for the photos.

      Harry’s personal act of remembrance was staged but so was the Queen’s personal ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It was just her, her Equerry, her Piper and the Dean of Westminster, plus, TV crew and an audience running into millions. Nobody has suggested it was not sincere because it was publicised. The Festival of Remembrance is staged and this year’s was necessarily different but Prince Charles used the occasion brilliantly to send a message which, among other things, served to mark him as the next King. Both he and Camilla were impressive.

      Harry’s remembrance with his wife by his side, (remember ‘Stand by Me’ sung at their wedding?) was heartfelt and it sent a message of his continued support to the military,past, present and future. It also sent a message to his enemies, a message they need to heed.

      • one of the Marys says:

        I didn’t see the ceremony do you mind telling me what Charles did that was so symbolic,

      • anotherlily says:

        You can see it on iplayer. He stood and spoke – no notes, no podium. He spoke about the values of the wartime generation and what they teach. He spoke gently and sincerely. He sounded like the King he actually is in all but name.

      • Tessa says:

        I’d have rather see Charles rein in william. He should have stood up for Harry and Meghan and Archie.

    • Myra says:

      Right? And lo and behold as soon as they got new pictures of Harry and Meghan, they are back on the cover of magazines and trending on twitter.

  4. Charfromdarock says:

    Lol lol lol

    They are so unpopular that Ingrid can’t keep their names out of her mouth.

    • Seraphina says:

      Truly an example where one’s actions speak louder than words.

    • MsIam says:

      Right, so unpopular she had to use their names to help promote her book about Prince Phillip. Sure, Ingrid, keep talking.

    • sunnyn says:

      The accuracy! They keep talking about them because they are interesting to the public unlike other royals and the rota continues to try to undermine them every chance they get. This woman looks ridiculous.

      • Lady2Lazy says:

        Does she ever shut up? She sounds so much like little two baby fists banging on the table every time she talks about them!
        Also, I didn’t read the article, but Harpers had a snapshot of Unables dress shoulders and it reminded me of her trying to immolate a cast from St. Peppers album cover!

  5. Sofia says:

    Even people who hate her will buy things with her name on it just so that they can bitch about it. Even some people on Twitter brought Finding Freedom to do that. Doubt Omid cared when he saw his name on the NYT bestseller list.

    Anyways C-word is just angry like the rest of them that Meghan has not only not cared about them but doesn’t need them to boost herself up

  6. Wehweh says:

    At least she admitted that they’re popular in the US. So, good luck to both of them. Who knows, probably Biden & Harris will give Meghan or Harry a position in their administration. Maybe as an ambassador to the UK or Canada.

    • lanne says:

      while that would be awesome it would be incredibly unlikely. Those are both plum positions, and would go to party loyalists or big donors. If Meghan was to be given an ambassadorship, it would likely be during a second term of a Biden presidency or a 1st term of a Harris presidency. Even then, it would likely be a small country like, say, Barbados or Fiji. Celebrities who get ambassadorships typically get smaller ones–Shirley Temple had Ghana, and then Czechoslovakia under Reagan administration in the 1980s

    • Gennessee says:

      Ok. Thats just unhinged thinking right there. They have no business in the biden/harris administration. I think everyone is overestimating their impact here in the US. They are a celebrity couple. Not a political powerhouse.

      I keep reading about how Meg and Kamala are FOR SURE to be BFF now online too. People need to realize that although Megs may have a wonderful background in philanthropy and internship in Argentina in college, there are people who are infinity more qualified.

      This isn’t the liberal version of Trump 2.0

    • notasugarhere says:

      I doubt anything that high level. Harry could partner with Dr. Biden on serving military families, as he did with Michelle Obama re. Invictus Games. Meghan could be named a UN Goodwill Ambassador to work with girls education.

    • MsIam says:

      If they did it would be some type of non-paid position that focused on a specific issue. Presidents do that all the time. I definitely could see that happening. An ambassadorship would require a greater commitment and they are just getting the foundation up and running.

    • Nyro says:

      They aren’t getting an ambassadorship or anything like that. But I can see Meghan sitting in some kind of council for the arts when Jill Biden gets in. A group which lazy ass Melania let die, which is why there were no concerts, film screenings, literature events, etc., or anything in the Trump White House. Such miserable joyless weirdos the Trumps are. But anyway, I can see Meghan doing that and Harry resuming the work he did with Michelle and Jill on military families during the Obama administration.

    • tcbc says:

      Um, no. There are far more qualified people to serve in the administration.

    • L4frimaire says:

      @Wehweh, While that’s a nice sentiment , it’s very wishful thinking, up there with Meghan running for President. Ambassadorships should be left to the professionals, especially with the need to rebuild the State Department and have a reset with our allies. Harry is still a foreign national, they already have meaningful jobs with their production deal and their Archewell foundation, and are busy trying to settle into their new lives outside the official spotlight, no longer beholden to the taxpayers and public. I think looking for official validation for the Sussexes is not needed or necessary.The Biden administration has a lot to deal with, really huge issues to tackle with COVID-19, including trying to wrest the Senate from McConnells clutches. They will be fine, they don’t need rescuing or propping up to get our support.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      I hope M gets Morocco. They were very well received there. However I think H and M will both get roles in the area of eSafety. It will be perfect karma coming full circle.

  7. TheOriginalMia says:

    She is truly obsessed with them. If she and the rest of the RRs and tabs felt they were so unpopular, they’d ignore them. Instead, every other day there’s some story about them because…the home based BRF are boring af and can’t sustain their readership.

  8. Digital Unicorn says:

    If so then why did Meghan’s UK Vogue cover outsell Top CEO’s cover???

    • VS says:

      Meghan didn’t do a Vogue cover…..Meghan was a guest-editor; despite that her issue outsold top ceo’s by ………… they are not even comparable!

      • Nic919 says:

        Meghan didn’t even have to be on the cover to outsell the top CEO. Just her name being in it was enough. Which is hilarious on so many levels because it shows her global reach. No one but bitter Karens care about top CEO. She is irrelevant to the modern woman.

  9. Melissa says:

    This is one of my favorite photos of Meghan, she looks fresh and glamorous. On a more snarky note, Harry looks like he dressed for a completely different event. Would it have killed him to change into a sharp black suit.

    Sewer is a trashy liar.

    • VS says:

      H has a uniform; the guy doesn’t give a damn LOL……….at least it looks like he changed his suede shoes LOL

  10. Maliksmama says:

    It sticks in this hag’s craw that Meghan’s so much more dynamic than all of the female members of the BRF combined. (And male members too.) She spends too much time cutting down Meghan than building up Kate.

    And if H&M are so unpopular and irrelevant, why does she spend more time talking about them than the working members of that so-called family?

  11. Becks1 says:

    Well, first, IF its true for Majesty magazine, then I’m not surprised. I’m sure the readership for that mag skews pretty hardcore royalist, so it makes sense that Harry would be unpopular among that crowd right now. And aren’t magazine sales down in general now anyway?

    But I mean, its laughable that Harry and Meghan don’t sell. If they didn’t, you wouldn’t be talking about them nonstop.

    And huge eyeroll at the whole “Harry didn’t want to put in the hard work.” Leaving had NOTHING to do with hard work.

  12. Amy Bee says:

    But she continues to talk about the Sussexes. It was the only way she could have promoted her book about Philip. I wish she would be honest and state the real reason why Harry and Meghan are unpopular though. It’s because Meghan’s black and Harry chose to side with his wife and child rather than the Royal Family.

  13. Lemons says:

    So unpopular, but she can’t keep their names out of her mouth. Meghan and Harry are so much classier than I would be because Ingrid would have these hands by now.

    And wasn’t Meghan just on Tatler with them using an old picture?

  14. jessamine says:

    They are so unpopular a yacht club is trying to have them removed as … waitasecond …

  15. VS says:

    They are so unpopular that yday the same royal gossiper rats said they were pushing the queen out of frontpages…make it make sense!
    Royalists in the UK == Maga in the US

    • Courtney B says:

      With yours as @jessamine’s comment right above there should be a fun They Are So Unpopular…. game. :)

  16. Anna says:

    I just saw Katie Hopkin ‘parody’ of Meghan and oh my god! It horrific – look it up on Twitter. WTF is wrong with these people?

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      Katie Hopkins is a flat out racist CUNextT, among other things. Don’t expect ANYTHING else from her.

  17. SimKin says:

    Seems like an easy fix for them. Don’t put M+H on their magazines then? I’m not sure Meghan and Harry are stressed that “Majesty” magazine doesn’t put them on their covers.

    • Amy Bee says:

      Yeah, I think the last cover they would want to be on is Majesty Magazine. Same goes for Hello and Tatler.

    • L84Tea says:

      I don’t think they’re the least bit stressed about this big, important “UK poll” either. Newsflash Ingrid, they don’t live in the UK anymore. They traded the tightass traditions and gloomy weather for a life of freedom to do as they please, make Netflix documentaries, and live in the secluded sunny hills of California. H&M are the winners here, despite the high price they paid for it–and I’m not talking about money.

  18. RoyalBlue says:

    She sounds nutters, but obviously collects a salary to smear the Sussexes so she is delivering on her contract. Her job is to sway public opinion in the direction of the Windsors and discredit all other.

    I don’t know how she sleeps at night.

  19. GuestWho says:

    I would take being on Time Magazine’s cover sans pictures for doing important work over Hello for having attractive photos any day of the week – I suspect H&M (if they give it even a second of thought) feel similarly.

    This obsessed and mendacious lunatic really sets my teeth on edge.

    ETA: Of course he’s living off of his name. IT’S HIS F*CKING NAME! It’s his history. It’s his burden.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      Right?! OMG! These people are just incredibly dense. Doesn’t the queen live off her name? Doesn’t Charles? William? They act like everyone else is just dutifully getting by on their own steam while H/M are taking advantage of the BRF.

  20. Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says:

    I see Seward is continuing to put all the blame on Meghan for Harry leaving, because God forbid that Harry has a mind of his own, that the way the media was treating his wife was giving him serious PSTD, reminding him of the way that they treated his mother. But of course, the black woman is to blame.

  21. Osty says:

    They can prove that if they stop talking about them. Even last week the relevant ones plus their queen all came out and the media couldn’t talk about them without mentioning the Sussex. And harry and Meghan’s pictures stole all their thunder without them even trying. And if they are not selling in their magazines is because the majority of pple who love them and have the means to buy hate what the racist did and have vowed to not buy anything from the British media, and the racist who love what they sell are broke .So sure ugly wig seaweed they are so unpopular

    • L4frimaire says:

      A lot of supporters the Sussexes will not buy any books or magazines associated with this royalist crew. This drop of new books are being ignored, even British Vogue had been iced since Enninful said some BS about Meghan.

  22. L84Tea says:

    Oh please. If H&M decided to trot out Archie for a photo or video, the media would explode and it would be everywhere and on every cover. That’s all it would take. But H&M aren’t trotting him out like a showpony, because unlike some other bland royals who are so dull and lackluster and devoid of any personality or charm, H&M don’t need to use their child as a prop to gain popularity.

  23. Liz version 700 says:

    Maybe Stewart should exit magazines. She seem to have nothing to do without H&M to trash

  24. K.T says:

    Ingrid Stewart wrote a torturous piece in 2000’s for the tabloids about finding out her husband was a serial womaniser while she never knew. She published it after he died. He was a daily mail & daily express tabloid hack. She’s obviously got issues the size of a Mack truck and she’s prob projecting a fantasy about the evil other woman onto her Harry! That’s the type who base their whole life around chronicling & feeding off & from royal access.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      I find that a lot of these women who hate Meghan have seriously unhappy personal lives themselves.

    • lanne says:

      Thats whats so ridiculous to me–how personally all these royal rats take this. In any corporation, these people would be hauled before their HR department for inappropriate behavior, or outright fired.

    • Tessa says:

      In the Queen and DI, she trashed DIana and applauded HM for turning a blind eye to Philip’s behavior.

  25. ABritGuest says:

    Ingrid is upset that they don’t do engagements anymore so magazines like hers and Hello don’t really have new photos to monetise.

    It does amuse me that the press still had to use that picture of Archie from South Africa whenever they talk about him. I know so much of the press bitterness towards the Sussexes is how their haven’t been able to profit of photos from the wedding to the christening as much as they would have liked. And they seemed to have been counting on Archie as a money maker in international markets because of his background.

    Ironically the Express has a headline about Sussexes knowing their Remembrance Sunday photos would push the Queen of the front pages & I presume this may upset some. If the tabloids put them on their front pages though- that’s entirely their choice especially given they don’t engage with the tabloids. The press aren’t loyal..

  26. Ruby_Woo says:

    Fine then! Don’t put them on the covers.

    It’s not like they are benefitting from these magazine sales. It’s people like Ingrid who want to make money off them.

  27. Snuffles says:

    Let me translate for everyone:

    Because we don’t have access to the Sussex’s, we no longer have new pictures or events to cover and our magazines sales are slowly choking to death from the lack of new material.

  28. Gingerbee says:

    Why is that prune face witch still talking about the Sussexes. If they are so unpopular, why don’t she and her ilk talk about the Lamebridges.

  29. February-Pisces says:

    Ingrid Sewage is still unhappy harry didn’t marry Cressida. I remember her desperate open letter she wrote to harry begging him to take cressy back and marry her. These people want where royals right where they can control them.

  30. lanne says:

    All she’s doing is showing her ass to the rest of the world. And when the Sussexes can travel and prove to be popular around the world, that nasty old rag will be stewing with rage.

  31. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    Ingrid needs to quit talking about them if they are so unpopular. I’m sure Meghan and especially Harry are dancing for joy at Ingrid’s comments. Their careers going forward will be less visible. Harry never enjoyed being in front of the cameras. I can see why they fascinate him though.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I’ve heard more from this woman and her wig way more than I need to. Every time she opens her mouth, all she mentions Harry and Meghan. Why? She has loads of royals and their minor royal offspring she can write about. But here she is again with the Sussexes.

  32. TeamAwesome says:

    Sure , Jan.

  33. kelleybelle says:

    Ingrid Seward, the female Dickie Arbiter.

  34. Harper says:

    Instead of H&M, who aren’t popular and don’t do the work, Ingrid/Majesty can still publish covers with lovely, close-up photos of Prince Philip and Princess Ann, who have done so much work. There is also Camilla and the future King Charles to showcase. Yes, they are all old and none of them are photogenic, but that is not what Majesty is about, is it? According to Ingrid’s standards, these hard-working royals should be great cover subjects, and I would expect to see any issues that feature any/all of these accomplished, hard-working royals fly off the shelf.

    • GuestWho says:

      Don’t forget photos of Unable – she’s learned to stand super still at events looking serious instead of twirling her hair around mindlessly. She’s really coming along!

    • Tessa says:

      She did an about face. When Diana was in favor, she put Diana on the cover of Majesty and praised her to the skies. When she was not, she turned on her and started fawning over Camilla. Kate better watch her back–

  35. BnLurkN4eva says:

    This woman has been unhinged about Harry and later Harry and Meghan for a long time and like PM, I can’t believe there is no one in her life to give her a nudge about what a bad look this is. If I knew her I would have to sever that relationship, but then again everyone’s circle is different and what I expect from those I know may not be true of others.

  36. rawiya says:

    Funny, because I just saw a comment on Twitter from a royal reporter who said that Harry and Meghan purposely did the Remembrance Day photos because they KNEW it would knock the Queen off the front page. (they just knew it, y’all! it was a dastardly plot to stick it to liz!)

    • Genessee says:

      Actually, I hope that it is an underlying reason. Would serve the royals right.

      I’m super petty like that.

      • rawiya says:

        Honestly, so do I. The fact that someone went as far as to leak the story, to make Harry look bad, to make it look like the family wants nothing to do with him, shows how petty Liz and co are. So, I hope H&M took a page out of their book. And it worked!

  37. Mignionette says:

    These idiots are so out of touch its actually hilarious.

    I’ve also noticed a trend with the UK establishment supporting media: “If we say something is true enough times then people believe it and it becomes true”.

    It’s literally the equivalent of saying Beetle juice 3 times.

    The reality is Meg and Harry don’t give 2 sh*ts about the likes of Majesty. What Ingrid is really saying is that they’re not sticking to the mould so we can’t monetize Meghan. That being the case why is she so salty. It’s like being pissed with someone who doesn’t even know you exist?
    What Ingrid hasn’t considered is that it’s the publications which need to change and not the other way round.

  38. fluffy_bunny says:

    If they are so unpopular why does the British media keep reporting on them?

  39. Nyro says:

    That’s exactly what I don’t get with these sycophant reporters and royalist stans re: Kate. It’s like, you already have the princess you want, folks!!! Kate is white. And silent. Kate is not that smart and won’t rock the boat because of it. Kate is extremely thin. Kate is English born and bred. Kate is white and has no ambition. Kate popped out three pure white royal babies and happily serves them up to the public on almost a weekly basis. Kate is skinnier than every woman she’s ever stood next to. Kate wears pantyhose and 1940s coatdresses and church lady hats. Kate has shiny hair that she highlights often and wears in sausage rolls. Kate is a doormat and a keeper of secrets for their future future king. Did I mention that Kate is white and silent and skinny? Kate is everything they want a princess to be…so why the phuck can’t they just let Meghan be and leave her the hell alone?! Why are they not satisfied with Kate? Why are they not fulfilled when she actually embodies everything they want in a royal lady? What’s really going on here? They have their perfect princess and yet they pay her practically no attention, instead focusing all of their attention on the one they hate, Meghan.

    • lanne says:

      hear hear! Why isn’t their own princess enough for them? What do these people actually want? They are just toddlers throwing their toys.

    • anotherlily says:

      They can’t focus all the attention on Kate because it would reveal too much. They can’t focus on Sophie Wessex because that would reveal too much about Kate. They also have to be careful with their reporting about Camilla in case it reveals too much about Kate. The Palace is afraid of opening up comparisons because both Sophie and Camilla have a level of professionalism and competence that Kate cannot match.

      In January this year Camilla made a solo 3 day visit to Poland to represent the Queen on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. She attended a number of sombre events and mingled with other European royals and with political leaders.

      In early March Sophie made a solo 5 day visit to South Sudan. A statement from Buckingham Palace explained: “The Countess of Wessex is visiting South Sudan this week, focusing on issues related to girls and women’s rights, to coincide with International Women’s Day. The Countess’s visit, during International Women’s Week, will promote the rights of women and girls, through education, inclusivity at leadership level and by tackling sexual and gender-based violence, During her visit, Her Royal Highness will meet survivors of gender-based violence to learn about the impact of the conflict and hear about the ongoing challenges faced by displaced women and girls. The Countess will also join a conversation with men who are engaged in a programme to bring greater gender equality into their homes and communities by supporting each other and challenging the societal issue.”

      Could anyone imagine Kate undertaking any such roles?

      Camilla is also involved with projects related to tacking domestic violence. Neither she or Sophie get the level of press attention they deserve for this work. Meghan was involved in these kinds of issues long before she met Harry. Kate wouldn’t know where to start.

      The uncomfortable truth is that Kate cannot be entrusted with serious roles. She cannot be sent on solo overseas visits other than lightweight day trips. She made a one day visit to Luxembourg with an undemanding schedule of short visits accompanied by Crown Princess Stephanie. She wore a ‘baby-blue’ coat dress. She grinned a lot. She accepted flowers from children. That’s about it and after 10 years it seems it won’t get any better. That’s what the Palace is covering up.

      • Nyro says:

        All of this. Not only is Kate miles behind other princesses and queen consists in Europe, but she can’t even stand next to the women in her own royal family. Someone like Sophie, who’s perfectly competent and a good worker yet nothing spectacular. If given the same amount of coverage, she too would easily overshadow Kate. When it’s all said and done, this all comes down to William. His choice of future consort is a failure because he is a failure. All he could ever get is a Kate, a bland and unimpressive woman who’s got nothing going on. Because he himself is a bland ad unimpressive man with nothing going on. He could never get someone like woman like Sophie. And don’t get me started on Meghan, he wouldn’t get a second glance from someone like her. William is with exactly who he’s supposed to be with and that really says it all about the royal family. Both William and Kate are so below average that they must be propped up at every turn.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Kate also visited The Netherlands solo for a few hours, dressed in Angelina Jolie cosplay. Looked at the painting Girl with a Pearl Earring while wearing pearl earrings herself. Are you saying that didn’t move mountains or change the world? (sarcasm)

      • Tessa says:

        What really bothers me are the excuses made for Kate she can’t work much because she wants to be a “stay at home mom” (never mind that she can barely do two hours a week of work), Then Princess Anne in her seventies and Camilla also in her seventies have much higher numbers. And also Kate’s spin implies that working mothers are not as “good” as Kate is.

  40. L4frimaire says:

    I’m curious about this narrative that Prince Harry “ abandoned “ the U.K. I distinctly remember whenever the Sussexes did events, either together, or Meghan solo, there would be lots of nasty remarks like they shouldn’t be doing this, they need to go away, they are sponging off the taxpayer, stealing the spotlight from the “important “ royals. Around the time of the Andrew debacle, Piers Morgan the stalker sent a tweet of Meghan saying members of the royal family could be fired and they were next, not to mention the RRs saying no one in the family supported them, they were dropped like hot bricks. Now has everyone in the U.K. forgotten that, how they were such a drain and blight on the proper royals and the tax payers and the many calls for them to “ go away“ “ make their own way”, “shut up”, etc.,etc. So now they “ abandoned “ the monarchy and the UK? Ok then. So do they want them back or nah, because he’s still a husband and father, so I’m not clear on what exactly they want at this stage.

    • ABritGuest says:

      Yes I remember this. Piers said if Meghan wanted privacy she should go back to US. when they did that Southern Africa documentary & Meghan said she was not ok some said if they didn’t like the role they should step down but pay back Frogmore.

      The RRs were happy to report nobody in the family was supporting the Sussexes when they filed their lawsuits & had distanced themselves. After Andrew’s Newsnight interview the press were promoting polls that the public wanted streamlined monarchy now and to get rid of hangers on like the Sussexes. Then when their part time request was rejected – people like Piers were applauding the Queen for the hard exit & press said you can’t be half in half out (guess nobody told Prince Michael).

      So given they did what people were asking for, stepping back, (Meghan) leaving for the US, not using Sussex Royal& HRH, paid back Frogmore etc it’s funny how people like Piers then flipped and said they had abandoned their duties& we got all these briefings on how the family were sad & hurt.

      It shows that press are just determined to be negative due to things like lack of control of the Sussexes. It’s also why I don’t think they should volunteer to give up anything else be it titles, patronages etc because there is no pleasing these people.

      • lanne says:

        so true! I can see why Harry and Meghan want to make sure that no one feels like they have ownership rights to Archie the way all these people seems to think they have ownership rights to Harry. No ones going to be able to monetize Archie the way Harry was monetized.

      • L4frimaire says:

        Agree they shouldn’t give up anything. Why should they? They are minding their business and rarely engaging the press over there, unless it’s to refute some false story or promote a cause like UK Black History month. So they were calling them dead weight, despite the work they did over there and how they raised the profile of the royal family globally. The fact is the only time the Royal family gets any significant coverage recently is if there is some clash or call outs of the Sussexes, with the Sussexes centered. They Royals can’t seem to accept the reality of the pandemic restrictions world wide, which is making us more insular, the major issues with the US elections which is the news focus, and the fact that Harry and Meghan are not suspending themselves in amber until this “ review”, but just doing what they do.

  41. Lizzie says:

    Whose Remembrance Day photo got more clicks, Meghan or Waity? Pretty sure that would be Meghan.

    BTW, Megan’s hair was just beautiful.

  42. Well-Wisher says:

    Trying to be gracious, I went to the five stages of grief, but realised that there is too much bitterness.

    I hope she continues to be outspoken, it will lead to the clear reasoning behind certain parts of the media and remove any doubt of their true intentions.

    It is clear, that print media continues to lose out to the intraweb. In particular the BM that caters to the RF, if they are to stem the blood letting, it would behoove them to look critically at their actions and correlating data and/or try to attract new customers instead of finger pointing.

    They would not be missed.

  43. A says:

    So put your white bread monarchs on your covers and be done with it then. 🙄 what Ingrid Seward is pissed abt is the fact that none of the other royals sell as well as H&M do. But now that the media has successfully trashed them to hell and back, they don’t sell as well anymore. The media essentially destroyed their own piggy bank in the most cruel, heinous way possible. They have no choice now but to dig in on the hatred even more, because they fed that hatred to their audience, and that hatred is all their audience craves.

    Which means no more Diana style covers for magazines in the UK, no more profiles, no more sincere articles covering their work. The tabloids, in their frenzy to capitalize on their hatred, have effectively burned a whole segment of the media market that doesn’t rely on egregious lies and slander to make its money. They’ve monopolized the ground so much that nothing short of that will sell. Ingrid Seward wanted to play it both ways—she wanted to trash the Sussexes, but with the veneer of respectability that would allow for magazine covers of them. But there is no room for that anymore, and with that goes her own gravy train for the magazine. Sucks to be you, Ingrid. Maybe Sarah Vine can give you a few tips and you can start your own hate column in the Dim for some extra cash.

  44. RoyalBlue says:

    I just LOVE their engagement picture. They look stunning.

  45. coolspray says:

    Meh. I honestly can’t believe people are still talking about / focused on their move to the US. Whatever. It’s a done deal. Get over it.

  46. Gayle says:

    You do realize that Meghan is on the cover of the November 2020 Tatler magazine. Obviously she was not even interviewed. They were supposedly giving the results of a poll on the Sussexes exit from the UK. Bait and switch- Meghan’s face is on the cover!