Duchess Meghan made a surprise video appearance at the CNN Heroes event

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Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, made a surprise appearance on CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute last night. She highlighted the work being done by everyday heroes to ensure that their communities have food. Food insecurity and hunger is one of the huge issues in any year, and the pandemic has made those issues worse, especially for children. Communities have tried different things, from drive-up food banks to delivering food to underprivileged families. Here’s the clip of Meghan.

The superficial stuff: Her makeup looks gorgeous and I’m so glad she’s safely at home in California and no one is going to climb up her butt about “she’s breaking protocol by wearing lipstick/frosted purple eye makeup!” That blouse though… is it wrong that I feel like she’s deliberately trolling Duchess CopyKate and her Single White Female vibes? The blouse looks like some sh-t Kate already has in her closet. As for what she says… we stan a lady who can speak to camera effortlessly, about a real subject, without needing 20 takes as she seethes and tries to keep up a fake posh accent.

Also, did Meghan send Oprah this gift basket??

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  1. Tanguerita says:

    Will I be the only one to hate the whole combo? I think the make-up up makes her look slightly clownish and dowdy at the same time, definitely older than she is, the hair is terrible and so is the blouse.

    • Sarah says:

      I’m not a fan of this look on her I have to say, largely for the reasons you have pointed out!

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Maybe if the hair wasn’t up like that?

        But hey. She got a message out and awareness can be brought to a cause without needing a red carpet strut and stealing seats from front line/key workers.
        Take notes

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Yeah, I have to agree. Such a hideous blouse, and it looks like something Kate would wear, which makes it all the worse.

      Meghan has such a nice voice and confident speaking style. AND she’s actually talking about something.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I normally enjoy her fashion (even if I don’t necessarily love it) but this does nothing for me. I think the only thing I like is the lipstick, and her skin is flawless too.
      It’s just all too matchy-matchy, right down to the flowers in the background.

      • Courtney B says:

        Her skin was the only thing I liked as well.

      • yinyang says:

        Me too. I don’t like that material and the way it drapes on her. The lens of the camera is bright so the colors just blend together. But I love her always. Atleast she’s not a clothes horse spending lavishly at poor hardworking taxpaying families expense.

    • HeatherC says:

      Purely superficial, I hate the blouse. Love the eye makeup. Hate the lipstick. Love that her (I’m assuming) garden is flourishing.

    • Gruey says:

      Yeah I’m not a fan of the look. Not super flattering, not easy breezy California, and the tendrils are dated. Very. I have Meghan’s coloring more or less and would NEVER do pastels ever. But hey you can’t hit it out of the park every time. You know we’re gonna see Kate color coordinating with some flowers within the week.

      • Betsy says:

        Maybe that’s why she did it – just to see Kate copy her look in a few days.

      • CC2 says:

        I have my guess on why she’s wearing that blouse and did something different to her makeup, and it has nothing to do with Kate. I still think she’s beautiful here, maybe purple pastels isn’t her thing.

    • Audrey says:

      Came here to say the same. Makeup looks smudgy and the blouse looks like it’s for a much older lady.

      • Watson says:

        Agreed. Lipstick looks smudged. Terrible blouse and hair. But despite this i don’t care cause she managed to thank frontline workers without having a super spreader event. Thanks for not getting on the covid choo choo train of doom, Megs!

    • Chaine says:

      I’m with you. Normally Meghan hits it out of the park, but this is a miss, for sure. That blouse… she needs to save that for when she goes to Archie’s child’s high school graduation brunch.

      • Tara says:

        This is so off, I ask myself how this could even happen. As if it was some kind of fake news… The Reading from a Tele prompter does Not Serve Her at all. She was so much better when sehe was her Natural Self.

    • Linda says:

      I think she looks bad in those colours. Her complexion doesn’t suit pinks. She has yellow undertones and would look better in spring/fall hues. Not summer/winter.

    • Eleonor says:

      I was going to write the same thing: she is beautiful and that makeup is wrong on her.

    • Mei says:

      Totally agree, the whole look is so not her.

    • Jegede says:

      I agree.

      I also hate when Meghan styles her hair like this.👎👎👎

      I loved her look for the Commonwealth and Time 100 videos.

      But this …naah.😶

    • JanetDR says:

      I hate that I hate the whole look because I love her! Great to see her face and hear her voice in this important topic though.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Wow. I must have face blindness, because if there’d been no caption, I’d have had no idea it was Meghan.

      • Amy Too says:

        I also almost didn’t recognize her until I saw the profile shot in the video. Then it looked like her again. She really is a chameleon. She can look so different each time we see her. Now, since I know it’s her and I’ve been looking at the pictures for awhile, I see her. But immediately upon opening the article, I thought she looked quite different.

    • Amy Too says:

      I wonder if everything, but the makeup especially looks a little dowdy and old-fashioned because there seems to be a dreamy, Vaseline-like filter on the video. So it looks very 80s or 90s almost. If there wasn’t such a filter on it and it was clearer and crisper, I think the colorful makeup might look more modern?

      I don’t like the blouse very much, but it’s a pretty basic work blouse style.

    • Nic919 says:

      The makeup looks better in the video than the caption. I watched the video and actually liked the eye makeup but that’s in HD and here it looks fuzzy. It is more crisp in the video itself and works better.

      The blouse is neutral for me. I don’t love it but don’t hate it.

      • Becks1 says:

        I was going to say the same thing Nic. the video on CNN looks a lot better than these pictures and made me like the overall look a lot more.

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      I thought it was impossible for this insanely gorgeous woman to ever have a bad picture or video taken, but leave it to 2020 to make the impossible possible. It makes her look plastic and like she had her lips inflated, which I’m sure she didn’t. Bad makeup choices were made.
      It’s so distractive that I haven’t even listened to what I am sure was an important message of the video. Sorry. I tried.

    • Aoife says:

      Kaiser nailed it – As soon as I saw these photos I wondered whether Meghan was trolling Kate. That is such a dowdy look straight from Kate’s wardrobe. Whyyy?

    • M.A.F. says:

      I don’t like that she matched the lipstick to the eyeshadow/eyeliner. One or the other but not both. I’m also not a fan of the purpleish lipstick. A nice red berry would have looked good on her.

    • Drea says:

      It looks like she was styled by her old friend Jessica Mulroney.

      I don’t like any of it. Caked on makeup, bad top, and the coloring is off.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I don’t find the make-up to be “clownish” at all. I think the lip color is softly applied and it looks great on her. Not a big fan of the blouse, but she doesn’t look horrible by any means.

    • MJM says:

      I couldn’t disagree more. It’s a soft feminine look and she looks lovely.

    • Donna B. says:

      I actually like her hair, make up, etc. I think she wore what she wore on purpose because she knows Kate will cosplay her within the next few days and/or week or so.

    • PrincessK says:

      I am no fashionista but I am not a fan of this look, which is very Phyllis Schlafly from Mrs America, I think that Meghan wanted to look serious but she didn’t need to go this far.

      • Tanguerita says:

        omg, you nailed it. that’s exactly that “lady who lunches” type of chic that has been out of date for forty years and some.

  2. Anne K says:

    Meghan looks good and that garden is gorgeous. I would never want to leave such a breathtaking garden. She looks so peaceful and serene there.

    I love that she and Harry can now work with organizations of their choosing

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Not my favourite lipstick colour but she looks so young and she seems to be glowing. We know that some people are busy scouring the UK for lavender and a conservatory as we speak. The blouse they already have in different bow sizes.

    • mytwocents says:

      I agree Anne! The DM is at it again, a few hours ago the comments were at 8k! and only 1k for an article about Andrew lying To Emily/BBC interview that he hadn’t stayed at Epstein’s house in NY. The only logical reason for their continued hate with such a passion, is that Meghan is not a white Duchess

      • Lady D says:

        Eight thousand comments? The DM must be so happy to be able to write about her. I hope they miss their little money maker so much it keeps them awake at night, seething.

      • PrincessK says:

        More evidence that they want her back, and really miss seeing them. They will never admit it but instead continue to rant nonsense. It is very nasty but looking at it from another point of view it just raises her profile and makes her more valuable every day.

    • trashaddict says:

      I don’t think she’s petty enough to troll. I am fine with her look, the important thing is that she has the authority and presence to get the message across, being encouraging and not preachy. Look and learn, royals….

    • yinyang says:

      The garden is beautiful.

  3. Naomi says:

    Lol I thought the blouse was a bit trolling too, won’t lie if it’s intentional that would be hilarious! She’s ageing backwards, honestly she’s so pretty and serene!

    • VS says:

      Her face is stunning; it really is………..she is 39 and H looks older than she is

      • booboocita says:

        But in fairness, redheads usually do wrinkle a little earlier than most, unless they stay out of the sun and moisturize assiduously. I can’t imagine Harry being so picky about his skin; no one joins the Army and thinks their skin will remain pristine.

        My college roommate was a gorgeous redhead, and she used to slather moisturizer and sunscreen on with a trowel. I teased her about it mercilessly. Shows what I know; she’s two years older than I am and looks about fifteen years younger. Guess she got the last laugh …

      • VS says:

        @booboocita — “My college roommate was a gorgeous redhead, and she used to slather moisturizer and sunscreen on with a trowel. I teased her about it mercilessly. Shows what I know; she’s two years older than I am and looks about fifteen years younger. Guess she got the last laugh …”

        Thanks for sharing… looks like your college roommate got the last laugh

        You are right that H probably does not care

  4. Dee says:

    Wow, she looks gorgeous!

  5. Ana Maria says:

    her face looks a little bit fuller, maybe she is pregnant?

    • Sofia says:

      Can we please not bump-watch? I know most people mean it with good intentions and excitement but I still find it extremely uncomfortable. Especially in light of Meghan’s miscarriage

      • Sofia says:

        I’m not picking on her. I’m simply saying that we shouldn’t bump-watch and I even said her intentions might be good, because it’s uncomfortable especially in light of Meghan’s miscarriage

      • Natasha says:

        Maybe we could all just give each other a break. All good points in light of her recent revelation, but let us think back…it wasn’t that long ago we were all Polo Baby and scrutinizing every single outfit and look.

        Yes, we have more information, yes we know better. Yes, we should have more grace with our fellow celebitchies for repeating our mistakes.

      • Sofia says:

        @Natasha I agree that a lot of us did bump-watch but we are also allowed to say “let’s not do that anymore because of what we now know”. Like I’ve said above, I also acknowledged that the commenter most likely said it with good intentions

        People were warning against bump-watching long before the miscarriage news.

      • WintryMix says:

        @MapleAngel there was nothing in @Sofia’s completely civil comment that was “picking on” @AnaMaria. She politely requested that we not engage in bump-watching on this site, which is an uncomfortable thing for many, many readers, even without the miscarriage tragedy but even more so in light of that. Think whatever happy “maybe she’s pregnant!” thoughts you like in your head, but please know that posting them impacts others AND the larger discourse in sometimes painful ways.

      • Seraphina says:

        I agree with Natasha, and thank you for posting before I got the chance to do so. It really is awful to see how mean commenters can be to am INNOCENT post asking the prego question. Meghan more than likely came out with her story to comfort other women and shed light on a topic that many don’t talk about. To come out a bash a reader – when we are all pro Meghan here obviously – is just sad. And goes against everything the original goal of sharing her story – woman comforting others.

      • Sofia says:

        @Seraphina: Okay but where did I bash the commenter? Please let me know where I did so I can apologise.

        Me saying “hey let’s not bump-watch even if your intentions are good” is not “bashing”.

      • I pet goat 2 says:

        Don’t comment on women’s weight gain or loss, simple as that

        ETA: actually anybody’s weight gain or loss (remember Chadwick?), but for the sake of this conversation, especially women’s

      • GRUEY says:

        I’m with you in that I feel personally chastised a bit. Turns out we were all correct last time, and I was personally happy and excited as anyone, except now we know what happened. I don’t want to do that again.

      • notasugarhere says:

        You could choose to voice your objection once, then move on and allow others to do as they see fit. If you do not want to bump watch, don’t, but why demand others view things as you do and do only as you say? Simple freedom of speech.

      • Sofia says:

        @NOTA: and my freedom of speech is saying that bump watching is uncomfortable. Me being allowed an opinion on someone else’s opinion/statement as long as it’s not harmful/racist/sexist/homophobic/etc to someone, is in accordance with that.

        But I’m out. I’m being turned into the bad guy and being accused of “attacking” people even though many people here also agree with my sentiments.

      • Seraphina says:

        @Sophia, my comments were aimed more so at others who come across in a nasty or domineering way. What I am about to say I will continue to echo (and I too have been turned into a bad guy more than once in a post): I have seen commenters attacked in ways which cause me to cringe because when I started posting on this site, the comments were insightful and very open to differing opinions without attacking one another. Some of the those regulars are no longer active on this site and I wonder if this type of behavior has soured them to the site.
        there are others who go further by interjecting themselves into threads with the sole purpose of pushing their own opinions in disrespectful ways.

      • emmaD says:

        For me, choice is where I draw the gossip line.

        Clothes, hairstyle, makeup, opinions, careers, spouses/partners, parenting, decor and decorum are largely a matter of choice within someone’s control to change. Gossiping about a ugly dress or bad behavior may cause someone embarrassment, but not lasting damage.

        Body shape, hair texture, pregnancy timing/miscarriage, children, age/history and ethnicity have components which are beyond human control. Gossiping about things which cannot be changed can cause lasting damage to the target and the bystanders.

        Removable items are fair game. Biology is not.

      • PrincessK says:

        I have to admit that her face looks plumper and it did cross my mind…I have to be honest.

      • notasugarhere says:

        That is your choice. I’m not attempting to take away your freedom of speech, but you appear to be trying to stifle others’.

    • lana86 says:

      after all she’s just been through, can we forever drop the subject?

      • Sydney says:

        We already know how there are people who don’t see Meghan as a human being with feelings just a character in the royal soap.
        To womb watch woman who just recently talked about her miscarriage. It only would happen to Meghan sadly.

    • Flamingo says:

      Can we not do that? The woman recently had a miscarriage. I don’t think we need to be on womb watch.

    • Seraphina says:

      Ana Maria, I too noticed the fuller face. My first thought, wow Meghan is just like me and gained COVID weight :)

      • Ana Maria says:

        Hi! Of course I did not mean to offend anyone, just typed right away my first impression! I like reading all sorts of comments and opinions, would not even dream of canceling or criticizing anyone else because their opinion is different than mine, we can all learn from one another

      • Seraphina says:

        I get it, I was not offended and I would think even Meghan would not be offended. While I understand people say we should not comment on others appearances or weight watch, we are human beings and by comparing and contrasting we instinctively make sense of our world. Let me break it down a bit further, we have people on this site who call Wills a Penis with Teeth and yet we don’t want to comment on weight gain or loss. Set the bar to be equal for all, let us not pick and choose. And let’s not forget, this is a GOSSIP BLOG.

      • I pet goat 2 says:

        That’s great, @ana Maria, then you can learn about keeping your thoughts on women’s bodies to yourself!
        @seraphina, though I personally agree with you on commenting on nobodies looks, on the macro level YOU can learn about power imbalance and the difference between punching up and punching down!
        😊 glad that’s sorted

      • SomeChick says:

        Wills ACTS LIKE a penis with teeth. So there’s that.

        Instead of getting defensive, please just listen. Not long ago, there were pages and pages of comments about why it is better not to bring up the subject of anyone’s pregnancy until the individual brings it up first herself. It’s deeply personal and can be painful in several different ways, and not only to the person being discussed.

    • Amy Bee says:

      I thought meghan speaking about her miscarriage and the high number of marriages occur that people would be a lot more sensitive and stay out of women’s wombs. I guess not.

      • I pet goat 2 says:

        I know .. the gall to comment on the body of a woman in the public eye .. you’d think they learned nothing

    • MissMarierose says:

      I’m with the other commenters who’d like a moratorium on the “bump-watch” comments.
      Put yourself in her place and imagine if it were your body that a bunch of strangers were speculating about on the internet before you make that comment.

    • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

      Ana, I posted the same thing on my Twitter feed last night, and over 100 people seem to agree with us! All I said was she looks a bit “fuller”, and perhaps…? If so, I wished her a healthy pregnancy and a healthy, happy baby…when and IF it happens.

      Honestly…we’re all human, we speculate..and this IS a gossip site. If Meghan IS then great! We’ll know when we know. If not, well…we’ll see at some point when they’re out doing things in the early part of the New Year/Spring.

      Either way, the one thing we ALL can agree on, is that we wish H&M&A happiness and good health. 😊

    • BABSORIG says:

      @Ana Maria, I’m sure Meg is fuller becauseshe just had a miscarriage. Can we please not bump watch women? Meghan has been through enough already. Please don’t bump watch.

      • Genessee says:

        This makes zero sense. Her miscarriage was in July. She’s been seen thinner since then. I’m with you @Ana Maria, My first thought was preggers too. And I will continue to “bump watch” celebs all I want. For those that don’t want me to, then pay me not to.

        It’s normal to speculate on people’s looks. Especially if they choose to be in the public eye. It’s another thing completely if that person is a private citizen. And for everyone we discuss on this site, yes, staying in the public eye is a choice.

      • Sofia says:

        @Genesee your comment makes no sense in fact. So you’ll continue to watch a woman’s weight and uterus because she’s in the public eye therefore it’s something she has to “suffer”? Even after she’s highlighted her experience with miscarriage? Even after some commenters have shared their experiences on how pregnancy watching has effected them? And yes they’re not public figures but just because Meghan is a public figure, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t share the same feelings as the average person.

        It’s very, very similar to the comments from the British Media about how they’ll continue to report the extensively on Harry and Meghan just because they’re members of the family despite the fact that other members aren’t as extensively reported on. It’s borderline “we own you!” behaviour

        Comment on her make-up, clothing etc etc aka things she can control. Don’t comment on something she can’t. It’s frankly disgusting and you using the excuse “she’s a public figure so I’ll make judgements on her weight” is even worse IMO

      • Genessee says:

        @Sofia No one is “watching” for a woman’s weight or uterus. Megan’s face is fuller. Fact. No one has to look out for something that is obvious. If some people want to wonder if it’s because of pregnancy, COVID boredom, lighting, hairstyle, camera angle, or any other reason, it is their right. You want to call it “bump watch” go for it. A commenter here made a post regarding her theories at seeing Megan on TV. That’s it. No speculation at how far along she is or what-not. No one is judging Megan. No one is disparaging her. Stop projecting your personal feelings or malice onto something that is not personal to you. Don’t make yourself miserable. The internet is not going to bend to your or anyone else’s will — the internet is not, and I hate saying this like some maga lunatic — a safe space. Megan is fine. She will be fine. She is not “suffering” because someone on a random gossip blog wondered if she was pregnant again. If you think that Megan is spending her time reading this site, I’ve got a beachside property in Nebraska I’d like to rent you.

      • Sofia says:

        @Gennesse No Meghan is not reading these comments. But would you like to know who is? Women in general who have gotten comments from people like you who have said “wow your face is fuller. Are you pregnant?” Despite them not being pregnant or struggling with pregnancy. It’s a shitty comment end of.

        And before you say “I would never say that in real life!”. Fine you won’t. But it’s still uncomfortable for said women. Don’t believe me? Read the comments stated by said women.

        But please. Continue to say I’m psychologically projecting, belittling me and condescending me. And no the internet does not have to “bend to my will” nor did I say that but you know what I can say? Hey you’ve got a shitty opinion and viewpoint.

      • trashaddict says:

        Sofia, I hear you. Perhaps they should have thought about where you other others might be coming from, personally, about the subject. Celebitchies, don’t you think it’s time to lay this one to rest?

  6. VS says:

    I watched it live yesterday and she was great; I understand why she chose to highlight the food issue the pandemic worsened; she could have done the BLM as well; Angela was amazing!!!

    Yes M did send that basket to Oprah. I checked the people working at Clevr Blends and I am glad she sent it to Oprah and Oprah shared on IG; I have now ordered the Golden and Matcha SuperLatte…..good idea for a christmas gift

    • Becks1 says:

      I mean, what a way to boost a business (just saw that Meghan has invested in Clevr Blends) – send a gift basket to Oprah who will share on IG.

  7. Giggles says:

    She is lovely, inside and out! We love you Meghan!
    I liked the call back to her earlier interviews: “We will be okay.”

  8. Snuffles says:

    I loved Meghan’s make up. I could take or leave the blouse but she’s gorgeous and can make a trash bag look glam.

    And I totally think Meghan sent Oprah that gift. I googled it but no way I’m paying $28 a bag. Does it last a few weeks?

    • Myra says:

      I loved her make-up, too. The blouse is probably something I would wear if I wanted to look formal but not stand out too much. So it’s probably ideal for her to wear if she wants people to only focus on the message (which was just lovely).

  9. Sofia says:

    That make-up isn’t for me (although I do like that lipstick) nor am I a massive fan of the blouse (you know what? I think I just don’t like the colour scheme of this outfit even though I generally like purple) but Meghan’s natural beauty shines through anyways.

    • yinyang says:

      I think she needs to get a stylist, of course not a live in stylist team like Kate that costs vulgar amounts, but just someone to tweak her outfits just a bit, and only comes in for the season every other year.

  10. equality says:

    I love it that she has turned the interview about “are you okay” where the UK made fun of her into a sort of catch phrase for herself. That’s truly putting it back to them.
    She has the bow on her shirt tied in a more interesting manner and not just the boring bow that Kate uses but really how much variety can you find in fashion without dressing like somebody else at some point?

  11. Digital Unicorn says:

    This is a great video for a great cause – plus she looks great.

    I think she was also trolling with the bench – hers looks at least used, esp with the big pillows. Cue Top CEO giving a ‘speech’ on her brand new, never used bench decorated with cushions.

    • This clip will race around world news media and get her message of thanks and support out. She looks very easy and natural while still bringing her A game of being articulate, thoughtful, and sincere. Amazing and it didn’t take a choo choo 🚃🚃🚃 train to do it. Team Sussex.

    • Kalana says:

      It looks like a much nicer, more serene version of Charles and Camilla’s Christmas card. Have you seen it? It’s hilariously terrible. Charles and Camilla are sitting awkwardly and squinting into the sun.

      • yinyang says:

        Speaking of christmas card, why does that picture of Will and Kate family, looks so much like Meghan Harry and Archie’s christmas card from last year.

  12. sa says:

    She looks great and there’s nothing to criticize in what she said, but this is a 2 minute video, did they have to change camera angles 18,000 times? I never notice that kind of stuff, but it was distractingly excessive.

    • ThatsNotOkay says:

      Yeah, the editor got carried away!

      I like her makeup but not that blouse. Those blouses are kind of terrible, though Kamala somehow pulled it off with that white suit.

    • SpankyB says:

      Exactly. Changing the camera angles so many times wasn’t needed. Especially since it was the same angles every time. Maybe if there were long shot thrown in there showing her sitting in the garden it wouldn’t have been so annoying.

      And she’s comfortable with the camera, if they had kept the same front view the whole time it would have been fine.

      Didn’t like the blouse but thought she looked gorgeous.

    • Nic919 says:

      I thought the camera angle change was distracting too. She was handling the straight on look quite well, I didn’t need to switch back and forth to a side view.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I watched the video and honestly never noticed that with the camera. I was listening to what she said. She looked nice, the eye makeup made her eyes look lovely, thought she looked fuller ( not going there, saw up thread arguments), but I wasn’t distracted by camera angles or movement. She has her own distinct speaking style. She doesn’t just talk about what’s happening but tries to convey a mood and emotion through her words. She does it in both her speech and writing. Sometimes it’s a little florid, like her editors note in British Vogue, other times it draws you into the moment with her and expresses so eloquently how we’re feeling but can’t ourselves articulate, like her NY Times Op-Ed or her introduction for on last nights CNN program. Anyway, loved her intro and what she said, it was all said and hit the right notes.

  13. Harper says:

    Our Queen of Public Speaking. Every time I see her speak like this, I appreciate why the Northwestern University drama major is so well-regarded. The lilac tones are gorgeous, especially for those of us looking out our windows at an all-grey winter landscape.

  14. tee says:

    I abhor the blouse. Meghan’s not the type to troll (or stalk), but it’s def giving Kate vibes. Her makeup is so pretty tho and it was SO nice to see her last night.

    About these titles… I guess they’re committed to using them in the US. I kinda get why but also it’s strange to me.

    • mlouise@hotmail.com says:

      Tee,

      I was thinking same, to north american people, using a title is a funny thing. I think that the discussions around losing the HRH are the weirdest. I can somewhat understand a title tied to a land, but being called HRH, is more of wtf vibe with calling someone ‘highness’. Can someone explain why it seems to be central to the BRF identity? Honest question, I know they can stripe it and all, but why is it something that is debated as important? It probably ties to something else?

    • OriginalLala says:

      I’m hopeful that they will drop them eventually, especially once it’s clear they are not going back to the UK. I hate the whole peerage system (and the monarchy) , elitist bullcrap.

      • mlouise@hotmail.com says:

        I agree, at least when doing this type of events in the US, they should not use their titles in my opinion, she is someone by herself and has a name. I find it off brand as it screams centuries of inequalities that persist.

    • Nic919 says:

      I would prefer they switch to Princess Meghan so the pearl clutchers really go insane. 😀

  15. Ginger says:

    She is gorgeous! I am not a fan of that blouse though. The garden looks amazing!

  16. Seraphina says:

    At first I did not know whether to like or dislike this look, but I realized this is HER taste on how she wants to look, not some stiff palace protocol she is following.
    She is EFFORTLESS in her speaking abilities and when she speaks, I get a sense that she cares about what she is saying – there are emotions ties to her words.
    And I like how she is outdoors with the wind blowing her hair slightly – all very natural. Well done Meghan, well done.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Agree. This is something she takes seriously. The blouse was very neutral and yes a bit bland, but that was intentional. That satiny bow blouse look is popping up everywhere lately. Think it may have looked better is a more matte, crepe like fabric. I liked how she tied it though.

  17. Xantha says:

    Oh look, you can honor frontline workers without doing a germy, expensive train ride that no one really wanted. How about that?

  18. Ginger says:

    This is how you properly thank front line/ essential workers. And not go on a tour spreading and catching germs. Take note Will and Kate.

  19. Amy Bee says:

    It was a great message and I love that she has taken a line of attack that the media against used against her into a mantra. I hope she does it more

  20. S808 says:

    I know this is pre-recorded but very timely lol! I hate the blouse but that’s me hating things that have a high neck. I don’t like the bang look head on, but it looks great from the side. And their garden looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  21. Oh says:

    She looks so beautiful emotional and maybe a little tired? All this because of her husband’s trash family and the British media. I hope she is doing okay now

  22. GuestwithCat says:

    I missed the special last night. It just slipped my mind. I’m glad to see Meghan. She’s a ray of sunshine in the middle of this dreary weather I’ve been waking up to every morning for weeks.

    She looks so beautiful, and while I’m not a fan of blouses like that, I think she looks fantastic in hers. And I don’t mind the changing camera angles because they show off a bit of the beautiful setting she’s in.

    I dearly miss seeing Archie because he’s so cute, but I’m so glad he’s living a private life after seeing Charlotte’s obvious discomfort being paraded for a photo op. She’s made it obvious in the past she already hates the press attention. If her parents would do more of substance, we would be looking forward to seeing them as we do Meghan and Harry and the children could get to be just children.

  23. Becks1 says:

    Not a fan of the blouse but I LOVE that her makeup coordinates with the flowers in the background. Great appearance overall.

  24. sunny says:

    She is lovely and such a wonderful public speaker! One minor quibble I have with her style of writing and speeches is that it can be a bit wordy.

    I’m so glad she continues to use her platform to highlight good causes.

  25. Liz version 700 says:

    I agree the blouse is not to my taste, but she looks gorgeous as always. Her public speaking is quite good, best of the Royals next to Diana. The garden is stunning!

  26. TheOriginalMia says:

    I don’t hate the blouse. I think because she didn’t tie it in a bow. Her make up is flawless. Love the lip. I’m glad she chose those providing food to the people because they are overlooked as essential workers.

  27. Pamuk says:

    I must admit that the blouse is something i would never wear, but she looks gorgeous in it. I love her makeup but most importantly, I loved what she had to say. Food is definitely a focus for her, she’s been feeding homeless since she was very young.
    The garden, I’d love to walk around in it and relax on that bench. ❤️

  28. Jessica says:

    Love the colors. The whole appearance was lovely. Meghan is beautiful, well-spoken and sincere.

  29. CindyP says:

    This is going to sound odd, but I’m seeing an Emily Blunt resemblance???

    She looks gorgeous

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      I’ve seen the Emily Blunt resemblance a number of times, though Meghan has just a softer look of the two.

  30. WintryMix says:

    I adore her makeup here!

  31. Mindy_Dopple says:

    Eeek. I personally hate frosted makeup but to each their own. Everyone has misses every now and again. I know people here are uncomfortable with commenting or speculating on her body and possible pregnancy but she seems like a person with an open heart who wouldn’t mind as long as it’s not with malicious intent. She is all about being open and working towards healing and through it. She could also be enjoying that COVID weight like a lot of us.

    • I pet goat 2 says:

      It’s not about Meghan, it’s about the discourse itself! Is that really so hard to understand? You don’t speculate over the bodies of people in the public eye!
      And even if it were about Meghan, specifically – again, it’s not – she gives us SO much to talk about- who cares about her weight? Why is THAT what you’re discursively pushing to the forefront?

      • Mindy_Dopple says:

        Because this is a gossip website where people go to have fun light hearted comments and conversations and guess what? ESCAPE the heavy real life world. People are human and not perfect, perhaps they would like to not be policed or lectured about something harmless person with genuine good intent who will never actually know about the comment itself. My goodness.

      • I pet goat 2 says:

        RIght, intent doesn’t negate the outcome… but whatever, you got all the info you need in this thread and don’t care to learn. I won’t waste my time any longer.

      • Amy Too says:

        I guess I just don’t find bump watch and weight watch to be a fun, lighthearted gossip topic, though. It’s difficult for other commenters who have been bump watched and had people comment about their weight and ask if they’re pregnant when they are and are not ready to announce, or when they aren’t, or when they are and have announced but simply don’t wish every conversation about/with them to be about their pregnancy. It’s difficult for people who are trying to get pregnant, who have had a miscarriage or abortion recently, or who are pregnant when they don’t want to be. It’s difficult for people who have just gained some weight and would like to believe that when people talk to them or listen to them, they see them as a full and complete person and not just an amount of body fat. So it’s not just like “oh Meghan won’t even read this, so it doesn’t matter.” Because other people are reading it and the more we do something, the more acceptable it becomes to do it.

      • lanne says:

        @Amy Too I agree whole heartedly. Let’s stop bump watching here. None of us are owed information about other women’s bodies, whether they be our coworkers, friends, or celebrities. This does bleed into real world behavior, and women are body shamed openly, even by so-called friends and family members. It’s going to take a long time to normalize the idea that womens bodies are not up for public speculation, but we should all work toward that goal. If Meghan is pregnant, we’ll find out when she wants to tell us. We have seen the British media pile on the abuse at the height of her pregnancy, and even seen unhinged haters attempt to rip off her stomach. If anyone deserves a moratorium on bump watch, she does. No matter what our motives are, no matter how much we support her. How many people would feel supremely violated if a parent or an inlaw loudly announced they might be pregnant at a family event before the person even got to announce it herself? Bump watching, weight shaming, body shaming, it all comes from the same toxic place–the idea that women’s bodies belong to the public, and are subject to public discussion. Let’s stop it here, at least.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Or you could choose to voice your objection once, then move on and allow others to do as they see fit. If you do not want to bump watch, don’t, but don’t attempt to prevent others from doing as they please. Simple freedom of speech.

      • Ro says:

        Thank you @Amy Too. I had a miscarriage last year, after struggling for 2 years to get pregnant. It was devastating. I´m Meghan´s exact age (we share a birthday) and after the miscarriage I´m again facing fertility issues. I don´t know if I will ever be able to have children and I´m still struggling to cope with the reality of it. I was devastated for Meghan when I read about her miscarriage and I felt it was so brave of her to share her story publicly. Whenever women do that it makes some of us feel less alone, less lost (I remember Anne´s Hathaway´s thoughtful comments after her second pregnancy went public and it made me love her forever). I know people´s comments are well intentioned, but bump watch is so invasive and these kind of comments can make the woman in question feel awful. We don´t know what Meghan´s situation is, mentally of physically. These last years I´ve received many comments, both from friends and strangers, who ask if I have any children, if not why not, asking me if I´m pregnant again or even advising me ¨not to wait any longer because women your age…” This is while my partner & I undergo all sort of invasive, expensive procedures to try to conceive. Yes, obviously many of these people don´t know our situation, but that´s the thing: we don´t know Meghan´s situation either and this kind of talk can cause a lot of hurt.

      • I pet goat 2 says:

        Or, @notasugar, we will voice our objections on an issue that is deeply feminist and a matter of simple kindness (have you not read the women’s accounts on this and other threads, explaining exactly why this kind of speculation is also deeply individually hurtful?) as often as we please (you know, freedom of speech etc). I remember you quite extensively (and rightfully!) objecting to Meghan’s treatment at the hands of the brf and the bm? What, may I ask, is the difference here?
        @ro, I am sorry for your pain. Thank you for sharing.
        @amytoo and @lanne, thank you both for the very kind and patient explanations you provided – in spite of myself, I do hope it sticks with some of the relentless bump/body watchers.

      • lanne says:

        I read comments like @Ro’s and I think about how excruciating bump watching can be for so many women, famous or not famous. Yes, this is a gossip site, but I think we can all agree that there should be limits to the kinds of gossip we engage in–not because we want to deny “freedom of speech” but out of plain old human decency.

        What’s to be gained from “bump watching,” anyway? There’s still plenty of things to snark about or ooh and ahh over–we can talk about a women’s style choices, what she says in the public arena, her public actions. All of those relate to how that woman engages with the public, and therefore are fair game for public scrutiny. I just don’t see how another woman’s body, or reproductive choices, are public properties.

        @Nota, no one is saying you don’t have the freedom to say what you want to. But you don’t have freedom from reaction to said speech. If you really think that your need to gossip about another woman’s body is the most important thing, then you do you, I guess.

      • Amy Too says:

        Ro: I’m sorry to hear about your struggles. All of the physical and emotional pressure and stress that comes with pregnancy, miscarriages, fertility treatments, etc, is enough. People shouldn’t have to also deal with societal pressure and stress.

        Lanne: I agree with you about “what is there to gain from bump watch?” I’ve never really thought about it specifically like that. I know what there is to lose from bump watch. But what is there to gain? It’s not like we can ensure a healthy pregnancy or a healthy baby by noticing that someone is pregnant early enough. It’s not like we win a door prize or bragging rights by correctly identifying that someone was pregnant before they announced. “I noticed that this pregnant person looked like a pregnant person before anyone else knew they were a pregnant person,” isn’t worth anything. I know most people just want to get excited and share their excitement about the possibility of a new baby… but we don’t specifically need to bump watch to do that. There will be time to share excitement once the pregnancy or the birth is announced. And what about unwanted pregnancies? I would not to have to answer questions about my pregnancy if I was planning to have an abortion.

        I have not had a miscarriage but I wonder if there is some specific type of guilt that comes with seeing everyone talk excitedly about a pregnancy that you didn’t even announce, but that they have noticed/speculated on, that then ends in miscarriage. I wonder if one would almost feel guilty about the fact that one’s body and face got fuller, thus “giving away” the pregnancy and “getting people excited” about it before you even confirmed it. One shouldn’t feel guilty, obviously. Gaining weight during a pregnancy, looking pregnant during a pregnancy, and having people notice you look different and might be pregnant should never be something a woman feels guilty about. Letting other people down, even those who just assumed you were pregnant without you telling them, isn’t something anyone should feel guilty about when they lose a pregnancy. But I know that people DO feel guilty about their miscarriages despite it not being their fault.

        And with Meghan, at this very specific time…. We know she was very recently pregnant. If she looks pregnant, maybe it’s because she was pregnant. I don’t think losing pregnancy weight would be my very top priority when I had just experienced a huge loss and was in mourning. We “allow” women whose pregnancies end with the delivery of a live baby to not immediately “snap back” to their pre-pregnancy weight. What about women who have a miscarriage?

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “I just don’t find bump watch and weight watch to be a fun, lighthearted gossip topic,”

        THIS x 10000000!

        It is so disappointing how many people dismiss legitimate concerns with something like “but it gives ME enjoyment to do something horrid, so let me!”. Listen to yourselves!

      • notasugarhere says:

        I’m not asking to be absolved from consequences of speech, nor should the brand new posters on here who seem to be demanding that other people stifle their own freedom of speech. They object to a discussion topic, then they can choose not to participate in the discussion.

    • tcbc says:

      The first time someone asked me if I was pregnant, I was 14 years old. I wasn’t pregnant. Just fat.

      It’s been decades but sometimes the memory of that moment flashes across my brain and I feel as sh*tty as I did then.

      • lanne says:

        I’m so sorry you experienced that. Just goes to show that bump watch is not just “harmless fun.”

      • Chartreuse says:

        Was asked as a teen if I was preggers too. I also got an abortion after rape. Yes I was preg. It was so traumatic and I was suicidal. But I still wish for meghan and Harry and do hope for them sometimes iI’m wishful on their behalf. It’s not my biz tho

  32. Sof says:

    This is a noble cause to highlight, and as always, her speech was flawless.
    On a superficial note: they obviously tried to match her makeup to the flowers in the background, it’s too much perfection that comes across as try hard.
    I don’t mind the blouse per se, but the neck area is weird. We all know that Kate is screaming at the screen about it not being tied in a pussy bow and how dare she to conceal the buttons.

  33. Crowned Huntress says:

    Admittedly that is not my favorite blouse or color on her, but if she was aiming for a subtle troll at Kate, she nailed it.
    As for her messaging, I think she nailed that too. Meghan has been consistent in her dedication to food, it’s nice to see that she will continue her work stateside. I hope a project similar to Hubb Kitchen pops up in time.

    • Mother of Dragon says:

      I know Meghan is probably above it but I hope she thought a little bit: “I see what you’ve been doing Kate, I can do it too!”

  34. She is very beautiful. I love her soft make up. She looks luminous. Very nice skin and she has smiling eyes. An eloquent woman of substance. She didn’t have to go on a train ride to get her powerful message across during this pandemic. More power Duchess.

  35. Marigold says:

    I think she looks fabulous and a classic blouse is always appropriate. I think this icy purple shade looks beautiful on her.

  36. Hollis says:

    Perfection!!!

  37. February-Pisces says:

    I think she looks great. I’m not a fan of the purple lips but she manages to pull it off. I’ll look forward to kate doing a video next week with a purple floral display behind her.

  38. one of the Marys says:

    I think this colour palette does not suit her at all but maybe she wanted to try it on.
    I like the blouse and perhaps she deliberately chose something modest as a change or so the broadcaster could appeal to whatever audience they wanted, less easy breezy California and more church ladies taking care of business, just a thought.
    I am always shocked at the contrast between her and Kate’s public speaking style. Kate didn’t really stand a chance being compared to this amazing woman, no wonder they had to get rid of her.

    • Le4Frimaire says:

      I liked her makeup but generally prefer warmer tones on her. It matched the flowers in the garden. The blouse was very neutral and buttoned up, and yeah, looks like that pussy bow blouse that should just disappear forever. This was a brief 2 minute clip from an entire program, but it made such an impact. I love World Central Kitchen and José Andres and all that they do, especially after the hurricanes when they filled gaps and moved quicker than the government . Donating to our local community food bank and Project Open Hand.

  39. RoyalBlue says:

    i think she looks fresh and lovely. i do prefer her wearing jewel tones but i like her changing it up and wearing pastels.

  40. Jaded says:

    What strikes me most about this lovely video is that Meghan’s intelligence and sincerity always shine through. Part of it is that she’s a very engaging speaker, but she means what she says from the bottom of her heart and can connect with people so easily as a result. Now compare that to CEO Keen. She struggles to put words together. She’s obviously more concerned with maintaining her faux posh accent than reaching out and touching people. She lacks the sincerity that Meghan has in spades, and her lack of empathy or intelligence makes her seem wooden and stilted.

    I have nothing to say about Meghan’s makeup/hair/blouse – her inner beauty is what counts.

  41. Flying Fish says:

    I love the lipstick and the color of the top. Her make looks caked on however.
    The top seems rather large for her frame. All Pussybows should be burned.
    Good to see her looking happy, healthy and doing what she does best.

  42. Shawna says:

    I teared up and feel like I haven’t done enough to help people in my community secure food. So I’m going to go donate to a local food bank RIGHT NOW.

    FWIW, I love the lilac matchy-matchy, but … can we spend a second thinking about the message of her video here?

  43. Pam says:

    Totally superficial but my colouring is similar to Megan’s and I will try this look. Love it! The makeup, not the top lol.

    I’m sick and getting tested for covid this afternoon. Lying her on the couch thankful my daughter got only the sniffles for a day and my ex Husband is my friend still and dropped off groceries this morning outside my door. Also happy this is the beginning of my usual three days off. Stay safe my fellow readers!

    • Charfromdarock says:

      I hope you feel better soon @pam and that your results are negative.

      Meghan’s beauty shines from the inside out. She could wear a potato sack and still shine.

      Each time I hear her speak, it is with so much sincerity and intelligence, all I can think is what a bunch of idiots the RF are.

      They could have had all her passion and excellence working for them but they chose to be a bunch of petty racist a$$e$.

  44. olliesmom says:

    I thought that was a photo of Olivia Munn at first. It doesn’t even look like her.

  45. BnLurkN4eva says:

    I think this was design to showcase what she was saying and not how she was looking. Of course we are always going to notice how she looks, but in this case the focus was absolutely on what she was saying and I think it worked for the most part. I was listening more than I was looking and noticing her outfit so it worked for me. To that end, great cause and in keeping with what seems to move her with regards to what she champions.

  46. A Guest says:

    My first thought was that she deliberately matched her outfit and makeup to the flowers behind her!

    • Delphine says:

      Same! It was very consciously coordinated. Which looks lovely overall but I’m not a fan of that blouse.

  47. MsIam says:

    Not a fan of the blouse, I’ve seen enough bow blouses in the seventies and eighties to last me a lifetime. Really like the lipstick though, I’m tired of the waxy nude lip trend. As always, it’s good to see and hear Meghan speaking about important causes.

  48. herhighness says:

    this pandemic has got me looking off as well I’m not as polished with my head to toe look anymore either and that’s a daym relief. This selfie culture’s 15 of fame is UP!

  49. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    I’m not a fan of the pussy-bow blouse, and definitely not a center-part fan, but I think she looks lovely and serene, and I think the shimmering shadow below her eyes really plays up her warm and pretty brown eyes. YMMV.

  50. Mia says:

    Do you think she did her makeup herself or a CNN professional did it?
    It looks different from when she did it herself for engagements (as stated in FF).

    Ugly blouse, but nowhere close to that awful Peter Pan collar thing keen wore 😆

    • BodegaBay says:

      When she does her own makeup she’s absolutely gorgeous. I love how radiant and full of life she looks when she represents herself with her own hands. Her wedding day makeup and all her engagement photos while in the UK brought out her beauty.

  51. Corick says:

    She’s such a stunning woman but I agree she looks matronly. Perhaps if her hair had been styled differently. Not a fan of the color of the blouse though I like it. Her makeup is nice, but I don’t know,the styling has an almost slapdash look.

    I love listening to her speak, her confidence and intelligence always shines through but, it’s her sincerity that I just love. She connects with people in ways that I admire. She’s someone I wish I could be like.

  52. Chelsea says:

    This video made me realize how much i missed seeing her lol.

    Crazy that it’s been like two months since shes released a zoom call. It’s especially amusing given how fame hungry the British press keeps trying to tell us she is. This was apparently filmed two weeks ago ie around the time of her NYTimes ad op-ed and seems to blend in well with her message about compassion in that piece.

  53. Lola says:

    Meghan Markle is just…GORGEOUS 😍

  54. Likeyoucare says:

    I dont want to be pity but i guess i do.
    In a couple of days we will see willie and kate doing a small almost 3 days tour to congratulate themselves because they had solve world hunger. Just like the tour before that by congratulating themselves because they said thank you to the frontliners without seeing the frontliners.

  55. Thirtynine says:

    I am fan of Meghan and her work, but I do not like anything about the styling of this video. It makes me think of the Cambridge Christmas card, only all muted purples instead of all brown. She’s normally so vibrant (think of the farewell tour blue, red and green), that when she wears this palette she almost looks tired and lacking energy by contrast. Her message is on point though. I get wanting a change now and then, and experimenting with different looks. To someone like me who is extremely visually oriented, the lack of contrast or highlight in colour, the overstyled bench and choppy camera angles distracted me from listening to the information. I think it looked best when it was a straight on shot with Meghan centred and cutting out all the cushions and the bench.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I didn’t think any of that at all. It’s like we were looking at two different videos. I don’t know if she seemed tired but just very measured and straightforward. I don’t get the connection to the brown Christmas card. She’s in her garden on a bench, similar to the bench she was on when she and Harry talked about voting in the Time 100 videos. Is not that complicated. The cushions are just to dress it up and make it more comfortable. The garden is a nice setting and a change from the sitting room or office. Anyway, I heard her loud and clear.

  56. Thirtynine says:

    Well, it’s just a matter of how we respond and what appeals to us, I guess, people do respond emotionally to colours and images and interpret them in different ways, as we can see from the wide variety of comments. Even though it didn’t visually work for me, it hasn’t changed my respect for Meghan and her work.

  57. Passerby says:

    It’s too much. Makeup- outfit,outfit color. Her hair isn’t bad. I prefer the hunter greens, the
    maroons/reds the creams… This, this is a no.

    Quality of message, 10.

  58. Chartreuse says:

    Love her but not that shirt.

  59. Poppy says:

    Her lips are fuller. It’s not the lipstick. Perhaps filler. And, whether she would or wouldn’t is pure speculation. No one knows her well enough

    • Bibi says:

      It’s california and she was an actress and still is in front of cameras, so i agree lips are fuller, and also face. That smile on that gorgeous face Could be one of a pregnant women. Ok I sait it. I think she might be pregnant. The blouse style, the rounder face…

  60. Likeyoucare says:

    I am sorry too by saying this, meghan had fuller lips when she was pregnant and after having archie for couple of months.
    I dont think she will pump her face with filler or botox like kate. If she did something it will a few adjustment that doesnt look so obvious.

  61. Ann says:

    I think she looks lovely as always, but the blouse is not her usual style and it kind of threw me for a loop. She tends to have a more crisp look, if that makes sense. I do love that color, though. It looks good on me (fair-skinned, reddish hair) anyway. It doesn’t suit her as well. She can wear a lot of colors, she’s lucky. I remember the “Final” few days of Royal Duty when she wore bright blue, and also red and I think green? Looked great in all of them.