Prince Harry & Meghan’s problem is ‘they left those gold-standard advisers’ behind

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The Daily Mail had a story yesterday about Prince Harry living outside of the UK for the longest period of his life. He hasn’t stepped foot on British soil since March, which means he’s been in North America for 265 days. All this did was remind me of the fact that Harry is likely here on a visa, and I still wonder if he’s already applied for American citizenship, or if he’s waiting until President Biden comes into office. I wouldn’t want to apply for citizenship during the Trump era either.

Anyway, it’s going to take a day or two for the British tabloids to figure out why the Sussexes’ Spotify deal is bad, and why H&M are clearly desperate, terrible people. While they work out their stories and await the calls from bitchy palace courtiers, those same people are STILL complaining about the Netflix deal. LOL.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry today signed a lucrative podcast deal with Spotify, in the latest stage of creating what one expert predicted would be a ‘billion-dollar empire’.

Meanwhile, the royal biography Angela Levin has branded Harry ‘disloyal’ for taking money from Netflix when it was ‘ridiculing’ his family in popular series The Crown. Today, the author Penny Junor warned that the couple would find it ‘very difficult’ to combine being a member of the royal family with pursuing commercial activity, because ‘there are bear traps everywhere’.

She said: ‘I’m sure it never crossed Harry and Meghan’s minds about The Crown, possibly being negative or damaging when they got their wonderful contract from Netflix. But the problem is that they left those gold standard advisers when they left Buckingham Palace, when they turned their back on the help that they were getting.’

She added: ‘Inevitably, because of who they are, there will always be a market for them. It’s not even because they’re Harry and Megan, it’s because they are HRHs. That adds a huge number of noughts to the end of any deal that they do. That’s not their fault. It just highlights how difficult it is to square up being a member of the royal family but earning a living outside it.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Literally, Americans don’t care. As I’ve said many times, we were happy to see one of our best American girls marry into the Windsor klan, but we also saw how y’all treated her. So now we don’t give a f–k about any of them besides Princess Diana, the GOAT. Many British commentators have been using the talking point that Harry and Meghan would be nowhere without their titles. I wonder if it’s coming from the palace, honestly. As for Meghan and Harry leaving behind “those gold standard advisers”… those advisers were literally the same people leaking all of that bullsh-t against H&M in 2018 & 2019. Those were the same people actively working against the Sussexes. And from what I’ve seen, they’re a bunch of idiots and petty old men.

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  1. VS says:

    “gold standard advisers” —- gold standard? those same idiots who advise W&K? the same people behind the covid train? the same people behind the 5 questions survey which needed 10 years to put together? the same people behind the leaks? those same people? the same people behind andrew’s mess? those same idiots?
    Never have I seen such a collection of idiots working at the same place……..well the Trump WH is not that different

    • Britt says:

      Advisors who would tell them to work with the Rota and tabloids. This all comes down to money and these experts, podcasters, broadcasters etc are angry because they aren’t benefiting from the Sussex train anymore. The phone calls have already stopped especially in America. They want them back badly but can’t humble themselves to apologize they went too far.

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        God standard advisors?? More like brass and penny farthing advisors. The same advisors that presided over the Diana years? The same ones who were there for tampongate, squidgygate, toe suckinggate, thequeenisacowgate and who recently thought that trainwreckgate and Andrew’s panorama interview were great ideas? Give me a break.

      • Lorelei says:

        Harry & Meghan’s whole ordeal has really exposed (or at least made us think more carefully about) the dysfunctional relationship the BRF has with the ROTA.
        They claim it exists because it’s more efficient or whatnot, but imo it has created a toxic environment in which these people’s livelihoods DEPEND on the actions of the BRF, and as we’ve seen, that is horrendous for everyone involved.

        I don’t follow any other Royal families, so maybe someone with more knowledge can chime in…is this a normal setup? Do other royals in Europe have this select group of press they need to be constantly “pleasing,” providing daily content for, and negotiating with? Nota or Art Historian probably knows much more than I do when it comes to this.

        Charles definitely won’t make any moves to change/dissolve the ROTA and I doubt William would either, but I think it is so unhealthy and a huge contributor to so many of these problems.

        Maybe H&M still would have been trashed by certain sections of the British press even if it was just traditional media covering them, but I don’t think it would have been this cruel and unrelenting?
        The success of their publications don’t hinge on how many clicks stories about H&M get, so the need for the constant harassment just wouldn’t be there.

    • equality says:

      The same advisors who had William working with Attenborough to plug Netflix and had Charles plugging the BBC while it was being investigated over Diana.

      • VS says:

        @equality — exactly; who are these types of ridiculous articles really for? are they assuming royalists are really that dumb? that people won’t noticed the netflix promotion W had to drag his kids to do? my goodness, W promoting someone else’s work….. what else is new? similarly for Charles

        this is just amazing! ty gosh Meg is back home and now we have kicked orange man out of the WH

      • Becks1 says:

        And the super weird thing about the Attenborough promotion was that William wasn’t involved in it. It wasn’t William’s documentary. It was Attenborough’s. Why were the cambridges so invested in promoting a Netflix documentary in which they were not involved?

      • JT says:

        @becks1 because Will wanted people to think he was also working with Netflix. He’s always trying to compete with Harry. I actually saw some Cambridge stans say that W&K had a Netflix deal too. The insanity. It’s the only way to explain why he didn’t even bring his own children to promote his doc.

      • mytwocents says:

        equality, BBC will be the broadcast partner for Will’s Earthshot prize, how will they get away with that when they’re investigating the BBC? If Harry shouldn’t work with Netflix, then Will shouldn’t work with the BBC

    • Elizabeth Phillips says:

      Gold standard advisors? Good grief! Is that the same advisors who thought it would be a good idea to have Prince Andrew do an interview about Epstein? Or that William and Kate should go traipsing around in a train during a pandemic? Or that Elizabeth should do her merry Christmas speech in front of a gold piano? Because if that’s gold standard advise, I think I’d rather have the silver…

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        Hahaha! The jokes write themselves. The Sussexes are on their way to being way richer than the queen and I am here for it. Those advisors are scared and not fir for purpose.

    • 809Matriarch says:

      Exactly. The “gold standard” advisors who thought the Covid Pandemic choo choo tour was a good idea? Lol!!

    • Mignionette says:

      “Gold Standard Advisors’ translates to Courtiers who will give Penny and her acolytes all the exclusives so they can make that schmoney…..

      • LittlePenguin says:

        yes @Mignionette! They left behind ‘advisors’ and other ears in the palace that could say “take a look at this”-wink wink or “here is something I just happened to find on the printer!”- wink wink.

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        Anyone else wonder if the British Media is giving these courtiers kickbacks for concocting these dramas? Because I’m wondering…

        The whole continued outrage about the Netflix show “The Crown” is just more distraction and prestidigitation – they’re whipping up outrage over the show everyone knows is historical fiction by claiming it’s trying to be a documentary, to distract from the OTHER Netflix show, that IS a true documentary: “Diana, In Her Own Words”.

        I watched “In Her Own Words” for the first time last weekend. HOLY cow. It was…so utterly damning of Charles and the BRF. So much worse than anyone knew at the time. More than was revealed in Morton’s book certainly. I feel this is the real center of Chaz and his courtiers’ seething rage, not “The Crown”.

        Gold standard advisors, my pasty white butt.

    • Amy Too says:

      I really hate how the British press, and now even the RF themselves, just claim that they’re the absolute biggest, best, most successful, everything: “gold standard advisors,” “the largest, most unprecedented survey ever on early years,” “most prestigious awards show ever,” whatever it was yesterday about their unimpeachable or unassailable reputation or whatever. Like you can’t just make it true by saying it. They never give any examples or justifications for WHY the RF advisors are “gold standard,” or why Kate’s survey is so “unprecedented,” or why Will’s award thing is “the most prestigious,” or why the RF reputation is so gilded and untarnished or whatever it was they said.

      It’s propaganda. And it’s insidious. And it’s wrong.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Amy Too ITA. It’s wrong and laughable and very “Trump.”

      • Feeshalori says:

        They’re BIGLY advisors! Definitely not gold standard but only lead based.

      • windyriver says:

        I assume you mean the “pristine historical brand that has represented the people of England for centuries” – that was tarnished by Harry and Meghan’s Spotify deal.

      • Thirtynine says:

        Amy Too, that’s the current Tory government too. All throughout the pandemic, Johnson’s solutions were always going to be ‘world beating.’ We heard it over and over, and then other ministers started using it too. Till you have the absurdity of the Education Minister spouting on radio (about the vaccine) “we’ve got the very best people in this country…..much better than the French have, much better than the Belgians have, much better than the Americans have. That doesn’t surprise me at all because we’re a much better country than all of them”. British exceptionalism at it’s finest.

      • Mooshe1 says:

        .@WINDYRIVER That’s a typical Daily Fail reader response. The British monarchy only has a pristine reputation among royalists. The royals are a cesspool that runs around with the vilest people. Pedophiles and adulterers are the norm with those people. H&M are better off away from those despots.

    • anotherlily says:

      I was about to write the same. The Cambridges’ year started with big promises and ended with a train wreck. Even the daily mail comments about them are mostly negative.

    • McGee says:

      “”Gold standard advisors” would be more aptly named “pyrite panderers.”

  2. Sofia says:

    Are these the same “gold star advisors” who thought Andrew’s interview was not only a good idea but it actually went /well/?

    Just asking.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yeah, I mean….if that’s what they mean by “gold-standard”, then Harry and Meghan were smarter than I thought to get the hell out.

  3. Aurora says:

    If what this woman is saying is true , where are Beatrice and eugenie’s multi-million dollar deals? After all, they are non-working royals and free to pursue commercial deals. Shouldn’t the money be rolling in for them?

    • Laura says:

      Just came in to say — exactly!

    • equality says:

      What they don’t want to admit is that a lot of the appeal is Harry and Meghan’s charisma and the fact that Diana was his mother factors in more than any of the other boring royals being related to him.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        You also have to add in the fact that the developing narrative surrounding them add to their brand – and I don’t mean the narrative of the British tabloids, which is very insular and rather limited. In an international perspective their story has some archetypical fairy tale elements but with a modern spin: Prince meets normal girl (yes she’s a TV actress but she hadn’t Grace Kelley level of fame), they fall in love and marry in a whirlwind romance. Prince leaves royal life behind (and the comfort of public money) for love. The Danish media certainly didn’t follow the British media when Sussexit happened. Instead, they wrote about the prince who choose love and was set free.

        There may be a certain reverence and respect for the Queen in Britain (though that wasn’t my anecdotal experience) that could make people regard Harry’s decision as disrespectful to the monarchy (excluding the influence of the BM). However, that kind of deep reverence and respect isn’t shared by the rest of the world – the BRF’s brand has long been “messy soap opera” featuring emotional coldness, snobbery, adultery, eating disorders, corruption and now sexual crimes. The Crown plays into that negative brand but, honestly, that show is much kinder to the BRF than they deserve and they really should be thankful that that is the case. Sadly, they are so self-important that anything other than sycophantism praise is seen as hateful propaganda against them.

        In sum, Harry and Meghan’s brand may have started with the royal connection but it has now superseded it since their story contains some deeply embedded and popular storytelling elements – the underdog and true love conquers all. Their story is now about two people walking away from immense social and economic privilege because of their love for each other and their family. That is a story that appeals to people who aren’t interested in royalty. In a sense, their royal status does play a part in their brand/their story – but it is them walking away from it that is the significant part of their story so far. They are defining themselves as global philanthropists engaged in creating a better and more just world. Leaving behind an institution steeped in inherited wealth and unearned privilege is an element that plays into that brand. Their royal status (HRH) doesn’t play a part and that is why it is smart of them to simply brand themselves as Harry and Meghan, no titles and no last names. They are famous enough for that. Like Beyonce, Oprah, Madonna, etc. So while their royal status played a part in their “origin story”, it isn’t going to define their continuing story or their developing brand.

      • Nic919 says:

        @art historian this is an excellent breakdown of their appeal outside of the insular royal circle in the UK. Most people view Harry as having made the choice his mother was unable to, which is to prioritize his family over an institution that is archaic and poisonous.

      • mytwocents says:

        Art Historian, can you please go on the DM and teach the commentators and Piers Morgan a thing or two?

      • Becks1 says:

        @ArtHistorian – standing ovation! perfectly said.

      • Amy Too says:

        I said this yesterday, but it’s not even just that Harry is Diana’s son, it’s that’s he’s Meghan’s husband. When Meghan came on the scene, I started paying attention to all the royals and the only one I even liked a little besides her was Harry, and that’s because he was associated with Meghan! Especially for a new generation, being Diana’s son maybe doesn’t mean quite as much as being Meghan’s husband. He’s not bringing her up, she’s bringing him up. People like him because they love her.

      • Ginger says:

        @Amy Too I like Harry on his own. I don’t like him because of Meghan. I really like his work with mental health and veterans and everything he has overcome in his life. I understand there are some that do like him because of Meghan but not all. He has always had a big fan base pre Meghan.

      • February-Pisces says:

        I said yesterday what the Sussex’s have that the Keens lack is a story. There’s a narrative that will be told in decades from now. It will be seen in the future as a forbidden love story where two people from very different backgrounds met and fell in love and faced adversity from their wicked families who tried to tear them apart. But eventually love won. That’s what the Cambridge’s lack, they have no narrative for people to follow hence why there’s nothing interesting about them. All the juicy bits about their relationship was buried and all were left with is how ‘perfect’ they are. No book, film, tv show or documentary was ever made about someone being so ‘perfect’ because they did the school run (even though she actually doesn’t).

      • emma33 says:

        This is such an interesting thread! It reminds me of the saying, ‘Fortune favors the bold’.

        Harry made a bold, independent choice in stepping out of the Royal Family – in many ways it would have been the easier and more predictable choice to stay. But, he was bold, and chose not to re-write history and risk his family being destroyed like his birth family was by Diana’s death. It is an incredibly strong narrative, even without Megan being who she is.

        William made the opposite of a bold decision in deciding who to marry and how to live his life. He has led a thoroughly predictable life, and that is why his story doesn’t capture people’s hearts or attention.

    • Amy Too says:

      It’s like the rota hasn’t accepted yet that harry and Meghan don’t WANT to be members of the RF. They literally quit, moved out of the country, and don’t do any royal engagements anymore. They’re NOT attempting to juggle being full members of the family and making money. The family made it very clear that that was not an option. They gave up their position as royals because they didn’t want that as much as they wanted to be independent and make their own money. When are the rota going to get it? It’s like the rota isn’t respecting what the actual RF said which was “you cannot be active members of the royal family AND make your own money.”

      And the same thing with HRH. They are literally not using HRH and haven’t for a year. And I doubt that everyone in America, probably not even everyone in britain, knows the intricacies of who is or is not an HRH. Harry and Meghan don’t use it and don’t refer to themselves as it, so how would anyone here even know they are “technically” HRHs?

      • Shoshone says:

        Almost no one in America cares or even knows what the HRH designation means. I would imagine that most people around the world are in the same boat.

        Absent COVID, almost all of the BRF would have trouble attracting more than a large crowd if they held a public event in the US with the exception of Diana (when alive) and now Harry and Meghan. I would, however, be very interested in attending one of the large events with historical pageantry such as trooping of the color if I was in London. In other words, the widespread appeal of most members of the RF ends at the shores of the U.K. (and possibly just England if the recent struggle train tour is any indication).

    • Winter Day says:

      You summed it up.

  4. Britt says:

    At the end of the day, these people are angry because Harry and Meghan aren’t allowing themselves to be controlled and used by a group of people who seem clinically obsessed with them. These people are traumatized because nothing they’ve done has worked. The insults, blackmailing, abuse, nothing has brought the Sussexes to heel. Now they see that they’re thriving and they’re not benefiting. Piers Morgan, Angela Levin etc need Harry and Meghan, not the other way around and it kills them because they’re powerless. It’s 2020, the days of the old tabloid days are over. They see the American media benefiting. They don’t control the narrative anymore and you see the bitterness.

    • mytwocents says:

      and wouldn’t raging Piers love a Spotify deal himself? he must be seething that the irrelevant duo got one and he didn’t! he actually pretended to vomit into a garbage can the other day when talking about their deal

    • lucy2 says:

      This is it exactly, and it’s the same thing every time some new headline about H&M pops up. It’s all about control, and they hate that they have none. I can’t imagine spending so much time and energy trashing people who just want to move on with their lives. Just let it go…

      H&M are definitely getting some amazing deals, but I think they’ll do good work with all of them, and will use their earnings to help others.

    • Mac says:

      What did they think would happen? That H+M would be poor and lonely in America. They are so out of touch.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      They wanted Harry and Meghan broke and begging for bread like the ones who tried to break away before e.g. Edward, Fergie, Sophie etc However they were smart to build houses out of the bricks thrown at them and not just any old houses mind you. The RF and press are witnessing themselves being eclipsed by a pair of former employees they let walk away and they can’t stand it.

  5. duchess of hazard says:

    It’s not so easy to be an American citizen off the bat. Wouldn’t Prince Harry have to get a green card first (which is easy, since they have the relationship to show that they are married and in love with other, and have ties to the US) before going all the way to citizenship. Or I guess he can qualify for settlement status with the EB-5 investor visa with a million dollar investment and creating about ten jobs. He’ll be alright, I’m sure, but I don’t know he’d just get citizenship within the year.

    Also, after Brexit, I wouldn’t trust the British political (including the monarchy) with anything.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Can Harry get a Permanent Resident Visa which would allow to reside in the USA but remain a citizen of the UK? Legal Eagle CBers please chime in.

      • fluffy_bunny says:

        I’m pretty sure he can but most British actors and musicians become US citizens because it makes more sense tax wise. He might quietly become a citizen or wait until the Queen or maybe even Charles dies.

    • Cee says:

      A friend has been living in the US for 10+ years, is married to an American citizen, has three American-born children, and she’s still on a permanent visa as her Green Card appointment keeps getting pushed back for some reason. She’s now been told she has to wait another 2 years! It seems it will take her another 10+ years just to become a citizen. And she’s done everything legally, too.

      • Stephanie says:

        My husband is just now able to apply for citizenship after the required three years on a green card. Before we got married he had been on the green card application list for 8 years (Indian citizen so they have quotas). Once we got married the full green card application process took a year. So unless Harry gets a fast track special status, it’s still a few years before he’d be able to apply for citizenship.

      • Amy Too says:

        My husband (Canadian citizen) has been a permanent resident alien since he was in middle school and his parents relocated the family to America because dad had a job offer. He has to renew every ten years. He works in America, all his money is in America, he pays American taxes only, he’s married to an American, we have American children, he owns a home in America. His parents and brother all eventually applied for citizenship so they’re all dual US-Canadian citizens, but he just doesn’t want to and he technically doesn’t need to. He can do everything he needs to do here (except vote, which is the one thing that’s making him want to become a citizen) for the rest of his life as long as he keeps renewing the green card.

    • Shoshone says:

      Yes, EB5 for the green card and then on the path for permanent green card and then citizenship. Five members of my family followed a similar program from Asia to the US starting decades ago when it was much easier. They have all been naturalized US citizens for years now.

  6. Jenn says:

    What has an HRH done for the career aspirations of Eugenie, Beatrice and their broke husbands? What has an HRH done for Princess Michael of Kent’s career as an author? Why is she never on any bestseller list?
    What the hell has an HRH done for Edward and Sophie? Why did their businesses fail and why is their charity failing?

    • Dandun says:

      this exactly, the HRH can be a burden holding the others back when that suits the narrative but its the only thing going for Harry and Megan when it suits. so hypocritical

  7. Shoo fly says:

    The “gold standard advisers” do nothing but stomp down everyone around Petty Betty so her mediocrity and entitlement is seen as Royal.

    • CoKatie says:

      Exactly!! Maybe because I am an American observer, but they seem to be doing pretty freaking well to me since they left the “protection and security” of the RF. The past couple of months alone… WOW!! If that’s doing poorly, then I don’t want to be right!! Continued success to H&M.

  8. Merricat says:

    I love that H&M don’t pay any attention to these people, they just continue to live their fabulous life together. Angela Levin has nothing to say, and the more she says it, the more obvious it becomes.

    • Britt says:

      You can tell that it makes people like Piers Morgan, tabloids hacks and social climbers mad that Harry and Meghan pay them dust. They literally can’t handle it and it has become an obsession that quite frankly, people are getting sick of. The attacks are getting boring and stale.

      • Ginger says:

        I have noticed whenever Piers tweets about them, the comments are mostly defending them and calling Piers out. They used to agree with him but are really sick of how obsessed he is with them. I think he turned a lot of people into Harry and Meghan supporters LOL

  9. Lizzie says:

    The bottom feeders who the dm consider to be experts is laughable. Harry and Meghan have world class advisors and certainly don’t need the palace courtiers who have launched the least effective smear campaign in memory.
    Do they even realize that Harry and Meghan have never even mentioned the rf since leaving?

    • Alexandria says:

      Lmao your last sentence – I was thinking of those YouTube videos with clickbait titles “Why I left Buzzfeed”. Imagine Harry and Meghan doing one with a clickbait picture of Andrew leaving Pizza Express or William with a rose bush background…I’ll watch it!

      They left the royal family in the dust!

  10. Pilot says:

    Haha, sounds like some of these actually only gold plated standard advisors are worried for their jobs…
    Not a big Harry and Meghan fan, but you can’t really argue with what they have done this year. Hardly any mis-steps, but many many successes.
    Assuming that Harry wanted to leave for quite some time, he really couldn’t have picked a better partner. Definitely have my assumptions who the one with the strategic brains for all this is.

    • windyriver says:

      Not so sure about the strategic brains part being all on one side (am making an assumption about who you’re referring to). As a military man for 10 years, Harry must have learned strategic thinking; plus, he pulled off Invictus prior to Meghan, no small feat.

      That aside, it could be what Harry really needed to come into his own was someone in his corner that confirmed his suspicions that his family is basically cold, self centered, and willing to stab him in the back if it suits their purposes.

      • Ginger says:

        I agree Windyriver. Harry grew up in this family and knows them and how they operate better than Meghan does. He is the one that pulled this off. He is the one that went to the summit to negotiate this deal. This was his doing. Meghan was a supportive wife that probably gave him the confidence to go through this but this was Harry’s doing. If anyone believes Harry is dumb then you are just buying into what the tabloids have been pushing for most of his life.

      • Nyro says:

        William is and always has been the dumb one and the underachiever. And he married a woman who’s just as dumb as he is and even more of a do-nothing loser. The fact that even after all of Harry’s successes, from his combat service to his successful solo royal tours to his creating the Invictus games, that they still try to paint him as the family idiot shows that it’s a myth created and pushed by the royal family and their stenographers in the royal rota.

  11. Daisyfly says:

    Freedom always looks like the worst option when you don’t have any. Those royalists will literally do anything to hide their envy of H&M not only leaving the fold, but thriving out and away from it.

  12. Cecilia says:

    LMAO!! The same aids that thought prince andrews interview last year went well until they saw the backlash? The same aides that couldn’t even handel 5 AM emails? Im HOWLING at this. 😂

  13. FancyHat says:

    Man I have a tough day ahead of me and this article is just the laugh I needed. Gold standard advisors? Ha!

    Thanks!

  14. MegJ says:

    How many tele-movies and documentaries about the Royal family have been made ever? And I assume they’ve all aired on tv? Does that mean that no Royal should ever conduct an interview with those tv stations ever again or use them to publicise their own work? Or were all THOSE shows on because it didn’t show the future King as an adulter and asshole?

    It’s like saying if the Sun or Daily Mail columnists writes a column that the Royals don’t like then they shouldn’t call them up to come be a part of the press pack next time they have a new coat with shiny buttons to show off.

  15. HK9 says:

    Gold standard advisors??!!?? HA! The BRF has advisors, but they’re commitment to ineptitude and racism makes them anything but ‘gold standard’. They are a disaster and H & M are better off without them.

  16. Snuffles says:

    Harry’s family and personal history certainly come into play when it comes to his appeal but not really his titles.

    I’ll just speak as an American. I had ZERO interest in the royals before Diana. Completely ADORED Diana and still do (even more lately!). Only kept up with William and Harry because they were Diana’s boys and I hoped they would grow up well, find happiness and continue their mother’s legacy.

    Found William a bit of a dull boy but still wished him all the best. Always found Harry more interesting. His life journey even pre Meghan has been FASCINATING.

    Then Meghan came along and I was THRILLED he fell in love with an American. I got to know Meghan and grew to admire her considerably. I thought she was a fantastic addition to the royal family and would shake things up. Bring fresh new ideas and approaches and help modernize them. I foolishly bought into the Fab Four idea. I thought, despite her crazy ass family, the royals were supporting her.

    But then the smear campaign began and reality sunk in and it was horrible.

    Then Harry, in the most ROMANTIC plot twist in royal history, grabbed his family, ran away from the evil kingdom and is literally living happily ever after.

    THAT is what makes them appealing!!

    • Edna says:

      Agree with everything you said. My respect for Harry went way up when he put Meghan and Archie first and ran as fast as he could away from that toxic situation. I love the fact the Dude showed the world where his heart and mind was. And the best part is they’re making their own way and living happily ever after. That’s the fairy tale I can buy into.

      • mytwocents says:

        Snuffles, exactly! everything you said! I was so happy when H&M did one of their first engagements together and it looked like everyone loved them. It was so disappointing to see it change shortly afterwards. I do remember a funny story about Will getting a haircut around that time LOL he obviously hated them from the beginning if he felt he needed this story (his haircut) to try to compete with H&M’s star power

    • Ginger says:

      Spot on Snuffles! And I agree about finding Harry fascinating pre Meghan. Same here. His journey has been incredible and I am so glad he met someone like Meghan. She is perfect for him.

    • GuestwithCat says:

      Yep Snuffles, that was the way it’s been for me, too. Only I wasn’t paying attention and thought William and Catherine were a genuine love match. I thought surely William learned much from his parents’ troubles and mistakes and would not repeat them. I knew very little about Kate, but seeing her shredded to bits in the press, assumed she was just terrified to emerge and try anything and that’s why she was a solid non-achiever. I assumed William was keeping her sheltered due to what happened to his mother. And then I more or less forgot they existed.

      When news came Harry was engaged I barely blinked. I assumed it was some variation on Cressida. I was merely curious if the new blonde would have any sparkle or charisma to offer.

      When I found out he got engaged to a biracial divorced actress a tad older than he was, my jaw hit the floor. Who was this woman? I woke up.

      It didn’t take long to see the incredible genuine chemistry between Harry and Meghan. It didn’t take long to see the UK had their second chance at redemption and were lucky to get another incredibly energetic, vivacious, charismatic woman who best of all, was eager to continue Diana’s legacy. And most of all, qualified to do so. She was educated, eloquent, with a dash of relatable goofy charm that matched Harry’s.

      I anticipated sitting back and watching a new generation carry on with Diana’s good works. Harry had already gotten started and now he had an enthusiastic partner. I anticipated all kinds of beautiful photos and joyful articles. I saw Britain as a beautiful rainbow of colors and now they were getting a monarchy that was starting to reflect their growing, dynamic culture.

      What I had no idea about, was how racism was so toxically embedded in modern British culture. I meet British people online and in real life and it’s been nothing but enchanting. Truly, you Brits represent well. You really don’t need a monarchy to sell the world on your country or combination of countries (I’m hopelessly confused about that, lol). Welsh, Irish, Scottish, English, et al, immigrants or native, it’s been a joy to make your acquaintance.

      So, everything that has played out for Harry and Meghan has felt like a punch to the gut. Meghan seemed like a delighted Anglophile at first so I can only imagine how this has felt to her. I was an Anglophile via watching my child grow up falling in love with Harry Potter. And I had read a few authors on my own.

      I know many, perhaps most British people are still beautiful because I see them posting here. And my husband has met many while conducting business. But like America, they’ve got an ugly problem. And its cost them dearly. For as long as they remain stuck with a monarchy, they’re stuck with a godawful leaden weight of one now. Harry and Meghan could have provided that rising tide that would have lifted all their boats into modern culture. They could have been such a force for good as a family. They have at hand abundant resources and name recognition. Diana saw the power of all that and showed how to harness it.

      But these same gold standard advisers were too stupid to recognize what they had. Good riddance to their bad rubbish.

      And wouldn’t we all love to find bear traps as lucrative as Netflix and Spotify deals to “fall into”.

      • lanne says:

        Great comment! I feel the same way. I loved the time I spent in the UK at St Andrews, and all of the times I’ve been to the UK before and after. I had a glowing view of the people as well. One of my best memories is taking my 80 year old auntie, who was a proper black southern lady who wore hats and gloves, to Browns hotel in London for afternoon tea when she visited me when I was a student. We were a group of black people walking into a swanky hotel, and we were certainly noticed when we walked in. Lots of heads turned in our direction. Still, we were treated so beautifully by the tuxedoed waiters, and Aunt Dot gloried in being fussed over as she was served her tea and scones. She was a total Anglophile, and I’m sad to think how she would react to the way Meghan has been treated. She lived through Jim Crow in the US South, worked in a white family’s kitchen (and luckily for her, she worked for a wonderful family who loved her very much–but she was still a 2nd class citizen). It was so much fun to see her treated like a queen. I tear up thinking how little I really understood about the pervasiveness of racism in the UK–I think I idealized the UK because I wanted to believe that race relations could be better elsewhere.

        Like you, I have to remember all the wonderful people I knew, and not let the media become the face of the british people. At the same time, the media can only operate in this space because british society still hasn’t acknowledged how pervasive racism is in their culture. I’ve said before that it seems as if the UK is about a generation behind the US in terms of being willing to confront systemic racism in any way. I agree that Harry and Meghan could have helped spark some great discussions in the UK. Perhaps they still will, as in time, the UK public will hopefully look at the media treatment of Meghan with some regret. But it’s such a missed opportunity.

      • Dee Kay says:

        @Ianne, what a touching story about your Aunt Dot. Thank you for sharing. I have great fondness for her just from your relating a few key details about her life and what she enjoyed. She sounds like a truly beautiful soul.

        My husband and I were just talking yesterday about how, as terrible as the U.S. is, this country is not afraid to talk about race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Many *people* are afraid to talk about those things, but the culture as a whole has culture wars flat-out, in public, huge debates, marches, lots of conversations in activism, popular media, academia, journalism. Other countries ignore social difference at their peril. I wouldn’t wish these hard conversations away, I think it’s one of the things I like best about this country.

    • Pat says:

      SNUFFLES, I am an American and Every single word of you’re experience from Diana being my first interest in that group(I was in high school when they dated and married) Diana’s death brought tears and sadness to me. I followed her boy’s because they were Lady Di’s boys. I have found nothing concerning the queen to be of any importance to me. I read information on the charity work Harry was doing and realized he is truly Di’s son. Will’s gives off the same vibes as his empty, cold unfeeling grandmother and Charles. They are of no interest to me, Harry dating Meghan hit the papers and I am suddenly interested in the 2of them. I have been following the Sussex the past 4 years and they are truly the only royals that interest me in any way. The Cambridge’s are racist, lazy, jealous and Will’s is a manipulative controlling lazy boring ass cheat without an ounce of understanding the real world. There’s nothing about him or his family that interests me one iota. Kate is a lazy airhead that grins like she was just released from the mental asylum. No patience for any of those racist idiots. Harry and Meghan need to stay away from the royals, they aren’t a good look for Harry and Meghan’s new brand.

  17. Mignionette says:

    The commentary in the Daily Gestapo is just a thing to behold.

    It is so evident that they resent Harry and Meghan’s success because it represents complete financial freedom as they had planned all along. A goal that the very same British press laughed at when it was first mentioned.

    But rather what has now happened is that Harry and Meghan have now eclipsed even Chuck wealth wise. And that wealth is built on their presence in the media industry with power players such as Netflix and Spotify who are still in their relative infancy.

    Having a platform in this space also allows them to take back some of the reigns of control that the BRF and British Media have wielded over them. Reading between the lines the British media are running scared and trying to get their story in first.

    • Britt says:

      Yep. They didn’t expect Harry and Meghan to become financially independent and successful this fast. They also resent that the American media is benefiting from exclusives and clicks.

      • Mignionette says:

        @Britt I don’t just think it’s about ‘exclusives and clicks’.

        It’s also about H&M being able to speak up for themselves. As Royals the system was ‘rigged’ against them as ‘the spares’. The role of the spare has always been to take the heat and negative attention away from the heir. That is what Meghan was alluding to in ‘not being able to thrive’ and Harry was partially referring to when he mentioned ‘dark forces’.

        Harry and Meghan were expected to follow the script. A script written by courtiers and facilitated by the ‘Royal Rota’ in their 4 year smear campaign against them.

        Now that they have left, they can speak for themselves and advocate for causes they truly care about.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The Daily Gestapo is still promoting the falsehood that Meghan & Harry are taking money from Charles (i.e the UK Taxpayer) to pay their living expenses and that funds spent on renovation of Frogmore Cottage were never paid back.

        I am not making this up. All the above was in numerous Daily Gestapo comment sections yesterday.

      • Mignionette says:

        @BayTampaBay

        As I’ve said before Daily Gestapo staff will often go in the comments to ‘steer’ the conversation. Bots will then come in and up-vote the most effed up of the planted comments to advance a particular narrative. The ‘most popular’ comments aka most bot driven ones end up at the top of the comments pile where they are seen again and again.

        Gammon Britannia log in and see said b*llsh*t comments and begin to believe that this is what Karen and Kevin public also believe and so there it begins.

        The above was all proved by a data analytics company who determined that the Daily Gestapo could only have so many million unique users a day based on web analytics i.e. traffic. BUT the number of up votes didn’t seem to match up with web traffic that would be needed for x amount of up-votes.

        ^^ Putting the above all together I have always believed that the Daily Gestapo is a propaganda tool kit for the Tory Govt and in particular the Brexiteers and Trumpers (especially when you look at the ownership + money / power connections). Everyone talks about FaceBook but I believe the Fail also played their part.

  18. Bibi says:

    I think they dont care about HRH because nobody cares they are HRH. The royal clan have given us enough time to come to love Harry and Meghan. Take the HRH away and Im not sure what they’ll be saying. Meg and Harry cant wait for the day the hrh will be removed seriously. Its such a joke. but Meg And Harry will still get those lucrative deals. Bravo.

  19. Ana says:

    Americans and non-british peeps don’t even know what HRH really fucking means. It’s important to a few people in an island and they think the whole world cares

  20. Ginger says:

    Harry and Meghan have a gold standard team now. They have massive deals and no leaks. It’s clear the royal pr team is lousy. Andrews interview, the pandemic tour, Charles constantly complaining about the Crown, any work lazy Kate does, etc.. They are awful at PR. Harry is FINALLY living the life he always wanted.

    • Becks1 says:

      Honestly, what’s striking to me about all of this is that the British press/media really thinks that they are more important on a global stage than they actually are. and I don’t mean that to be rude to the British CBers. I just mean that the rest of the world doesn’t focus on whether or not Harry and Meghan have HRHs but for the British press, its the biggest issue after Brexit.

      • Britt says:

        Yep. No one really cares what they think especially in the states now that Harry/ Meghan live here. That’s why they’re been trying to follow them to America like Piers, Katie Nicholl etc.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “the British press/media really thinks that they are more important on a global stage than they actually are.”

        THIS!!! Talk about hitting three nails directly on the head with one blow!!!

        Bravo! Becks1!!!!

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      I agree. Harry and Meghan surround themselves with a gold standard team because they themselves are gold standard. They work hard and don’t rely on titles or privilege, are self aware and very charismatic. The UK dullards and protocol police can keep the rest of the RF. The rest of the world stage belongs to the Sussexes.

  21. Becks1 says:

    I don’t know a single person who cares that they are HRHs. I mean, sure, they are getting a lot more attention than the average couple and as a starting point, that’s due to Harry’s role as the grandson of the Queen, but that’s not the focus point of the attention. The reason we talk about them to begin with is because of who Harry is, but its not why we keep talking about them. There’s a reason there aren’t 5 stories a day on here about Peter Phillips or Zara, but we cant stop talking about Harry and Meghan. It’s because, everything else aside, they are INTERESTING. Even people who hate them have to admit that. We can go months without seeing them (like when Meghan was on mat leave) and “we” (including the british press) still talk about them constantly. They’re interesting on so many levels, and that’s something you cant say for the rest of the royals.

    • Britt says:

      But it also makes their detractors so obsessive and resentful because Harry and Meghan are the it couple especially globally. They need Harry and Meghan to survive, not the other way around. That Rota and pack of hyenas bought into their own hubris and the Sussexes challenged and ripped it to pieces. They’re traumatized.

      • Becks1 says:

        Exactly! The rota need harry and Meghan, harry and Meghan have shown that they don’t need them – all they have to do is breathe and the global press covers it. Like you said, they are the global “it” couple and that is driving the british media insane.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      THIS!

      I would like to add that Diana did not become less interesting when you gave-up/lost her HRH.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Bay – YES! they have literally learned NOTHING from Diana.

      • Lizzie says:

        I think Diana saw it as the insult that it was and was hurt by losing HRH. She gave up her patronage’s because she believed they deserved an HRH. I agree that her star power never wavered but it was still hurtful to her.

  22. RedRoyal says:

    Gold standard advisors? Hilarious.

  23. Myra says:

    I would hazard a guess that the people that care about the monarchy in the US are the people that have an inexplicable hatred of Meghan. They’re likely not the target audience of any Sussex production.

    What these people fail to understand is that It’s not the HRH that Netflix/Spotify is trying to buy, it’s the global appeal/attention that follows the couple. I can see how a Brit, especially a royal observer, who attaches importance to titles would misinterpret these deals. But outside of UK, their appeal is their charisma. They’re the IT couple right now. They’re in love, eloquent, smart and good looking. When Diana lost her HRH, she was still the star of the show.

    • Lanie says:

      True, but the “inexplicable hatred” is just plain ol’ racism. Just like in the UK. They know why they hate her. Some of them know better than to say why.

  24. Talie says:

    They bring up stripping their titles because they know how difficult it would be to do. It’s too involved. They just want to bully them into not using them, which may work, but I doubt it. It’s just the next thing the commentariat in England has moved onto. If they dropped the titles, it would be something else in time.

  25. MJM says:

    Ah the two witches spouting their nonsense yet again.

  26. equality says:

    The new hook to complain about H&M is that they don’t care about the “little people”. They get millions and some musicians on Spotify only make 17 pounds a month because, of course, everyone who calls himself a musician should make millions. It’s like they don’t understand how capitalism works.

    • Lorelei says:

      This will give them money to actually donate to the “little people” instead of just showing up to shake their hands and “listen” to them for 20 minutes before leaving, photo op done, mission accomplished.

    • HeatherC says:

      Yet they don’t worry about the rest of the royals (the white ones) taking money from the little people.

  27. Oatmeal says:

    There is less salt in the Dead Sea than there is coming from Angela

    “PeOpLe OnLy cAre aBoUt tHeM cUz tHeY aRe BrItIsH rOYalS”

    Sure Jan *eyeroll*

  28. mtec says:

    What about the Cambridges “turning their backs” on those “gold standard advisors” by hiring the Sussexes’ ex social media manager 🧐

  29. Nancy says:

    Oh Kaiser, you’ve outdone yourself today with this piece! You’ve distilled the whole dilemma into these few paragraphs. The BRF thought they could forever control Meghan and Harry’s narrative, but they and their rag rota have simply been left in the dust. We Americans literally do not care about the titles. Leave them. Take them. Either way, M & H are stars because they are smart, compassionate and generous. The BRF can copy their Zooms, their hair, their style, but until they can figure out how to adopt the gerorosity of spirit they are f_cked.

    • Nancy says:

      PS. Oh hi Harry and Meghan (I bet they read this website). Thank you for using your platform for good. You didn’t have to. There are many other ways for you to live out your lives, most of which do not involve taking the horrific abuse this route opens you up to. You guys are great. ❤️

  30. GuestWho says:

    I laughed out loud – I needed that this morning. All this has been said up thread, but “gold standard advisors?!” The same folks that thought the super-spreader train tour was a good idea; that Andrew’s lie-filled expose on TV was going to go well; that Charles’ consistent whining about a TV show was a good look – while rewriting the history of his affair(s) while married; who thought turning off the comments on Chuck’s twitter feed because they responded to comments about Camilla simply with the word “Dianna” while leaving every single racist comment ever made about Meghan up for public consumption; those same advisors who thought the best way to deal with Meghan was to belittle and try to silence her? Those winners? And that’s just this year!!! These people are way too far up their own asses to survive in the real world.

  31. S808 says:

    I wonder how their old staff that got absorbed into other households feel. I think it was just Sara and David but I could be wrong. Anyway, the “gold standard” advisors were what was standing the way of H&M. They stifled them at every turn. You cannot tell me with a straight face that they would’ve done a better job than their team is now. I think these people’s problem is that they think the UK/royal sphere is still H&M’s core audience. It’s not and hasn’t been since they landed in America.

    • JT says:

      They probably feel like it was a downgrade to be honest. H&M are working with Netflix, Spotify, they have archewell, and who knows what else is up their sleeves. Their old staff is now busy trying to cover up for Andrew and posting about pandemic train tours. With H&M they had a chance to be apart of something special, a chance to build something from the ground up. Now they’re stuck in the same unchanging, boring ass institution.

      • Sid says:

        I would imagine David especially might be a bit bored, as he worked with Burberry and Apple before joining House Sussex. The Cambridges are huge step down from all three with regard to any interesting or dynamic work. He is still fairly young, so I can imagine him moving on to greener pastures in a few years.

  32. Mignionette says:

    I would like to wish the BRF good luck in stripping these two of their HRH’s. I’d like to see the Parliamentary notes, Acts of Parliament needed and the whole process play out in the British media whilst Prince Andrew retains his after being linked to no less than three convicted pedophiles.

    They’re going to need a lot of brown faces as props during engagements thereafter.

  33. Cee says:

    Stay mad, you asshats. Stay mad!

  34. Lizzie says:

    These gold standard advisors have advised Will and Kate into the 7th and 8th most tweeted royals positions.

  35. JT says:

    Please H&M have advisors that have worked for Pinterest, the New York education board, and Sunshine Sachs. You know…actual professionals, not Lady of Cocoapuffs whose only experience is being the king’s mistress back in the day. The RF’s advisors are essentially just family friends who have been around to be around. Harry and Meghan have aligned themselves with global brands that will make them moguls in a few years. Any person with half a mind will see that whoever is advising them is top notch and have allowed them to achieve their goal of financial independence in just a few months.

    • sunny says:

      This! They have actually hired advisors who can help them build a global brand.

      I cannot stop laughing at the notion that the royal advisors are in any way good at their jobs. It has been debacle after debacle. I think they have very little ability to understand how this is playing out, outside of Britain. Their view is insular and they don’t understand the modern media landscape.

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      LOL @ Lady of Cocoapuffs. You’re absolutely right. H&M hired and consulted with people more knowledgeable than them about these things. They listened and waited to implement a plan that would see them be financially independent. The “gold standard” advice from the courtiers has led the BRF astray one too many times.

  36. Snuffles says:

    I immediately laughed when I saw this headline. Who are they trying to convince? Like someone said above, I can believe some people are afraid they will lose their jobs.

    I can only imagine the daily “incandescent with rage” verbal lashings these “gold standard advisors” are getting from William because Harry and Meghan are constantly outmaneuvering him. Screaming that they aren’t failing and crawling back like they promised him. And I DO think the sycophants surrounding him were telling him that since January.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if William is threatening to fire the whole lot of them.

  37. lanne says:

    You mean “fools gold standard” advisors–Penny. Those “grey men” who wouldn’t stand a chance out in the real world, where they would be sacked for incompetence. These so-called “advisors” are so passive-aggressive that they work to undermine the marriage of the grandson of the queen. They allow the right wing media to create the branding message for the royal family–white, insular, out of touch, hostile to human rights and social justice. They push out the 2 family members who could have pulled the entire lot of them into the 21st century–the royals could have bought themselves another century just by riding the coattails of Harry and Meghan (a journalist–I forget who–said this first). Now they have created a situation where the royal family will forever be in the shadow of their most charismatic members, will forever be compared to them, and with no way of preventing the Sussexes from overshadowing their work. Gold standard, my ass.

    The courtiers are the EPITOME of the mediocrity that’s borne from white privilege. When no one ever scrutinizes your decisions, and when you are held up for no reason other than the accident of your birth, is it any surprise that incompetence follows? Many of us here on this site have pointed out ways that Kate and William could have leveraged their positions into real accomplishments. We have all come up with ideas in minutes that no one in their circle has apparently ever thought of. Will and Kate would be fired from any job where they actually had to show results. Charles, at least, gave himself something to do over the last 50 years, but he would be still held up and put on a pedestal had he done nothing but party and have sex for 50 years a la the future king Edward, the previous long-running Prince of Wales. Andrew grew up coddled, Anne grew up to be sturdy, dull, and dependable, and Edward grew up to be weak and ineffectual, as nice a guy as he may seem to be now–he has failed at everything he has tried. No, it’s not the HRH, rota rats. Rota rats themselves aren’t journalists–they are syncophants who desperately want to be a part of the society they write about. They are the LAST people to judge the competence of anyone, having none themselves. They wouldn’t survive in any real journalistic setting.

    Penny, Angela, all of you, SIT YOUR ASSES DOWN AND SHUT UP! Just write about the Queen waving at her subjects and honor guards marching around in funny hats. That’s your speed.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Penny, Angela, Sarah, Katy and the rest of you just write about Walmart, Kmart. The York Princesses, the Wessexes and Princess Anne as this seems to be what the UK taxpaying public wants based on the comments at The Daily Gestapo.

      Really, Penny, Angela, Sarah, Katy and the rest of you, do you not read your own newspapers? LOL! LOL!

  38. Jay says:

    Ooh, the same advisors that thought the recent pandemic express was a good move? Hilarious.

  39. Bex says:

    Penny Junor wrote a book that branded Diana has a crazy, damaged woman. How the hell does she think anything she says matters regarding Harry’s relationship with his father?

  40. Midge says:

    Harry living his best life in California, away from all these assholes is the best way he could have honored his mother. To me, it is like seeing what I wanted for Diana come to fruition.

  41. The British press, William and Kate cannot accept that Harry and Meghan are free from their clutches. They are now a global brand and have a global market for their causes and advocacies and are using platforms to reach worldwide markets. The Royal Rota and W/K have lost control over them. They are an international sensation. And this is in no way thanks to the gold standard advisers. The British media, W/K didn’t know what hit them.

  42. Lizzie says:

    Well Penny I don’t believe Harry and Meghan are aware there is a ‘problem’. As they appear to be living a dream life so you can keep this made up fantasy of a problem to yourself.

  43. Amy Bee says:

    I’m starting to think Harry’s not going to wait until the end of March to announce that he and Meghan are not returning to the Royal Family. I can see him announcing in early January that they’re gone, that they’re giving up their “royal” patronages and the use of their titles. Waiting until March would have BP pushing the narrative that they made a decision regarding Harry and Meghan and that they were punishing them for leaving.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Amy I never even thought there would be any sort of announcement…it seems so clear that there’s absolutely no way they’re going back. Obviously they will return for funerals, probably Charles’s coronation, but imo their actions have done the talking. The only people who are under the impression that this is still an open question are delusional imo! And how many of them actually believe it; some are probably just perpetuating it so they can drag the story out and have one last chance to bash the Sussexes for their treatment of the Queen, blah blah blah. They need to make a living and W&K aren’t cutting it!

      I guess we’ll see when this asinine “review” happens.

      • Amy Bee says:

        The press is anticipating a formal announcement at the end of March. The Palace will be eager to provide them with information that will give the impression that the Royal Family is still in control of Harry and Meghan as well as maintains good relations with the press. Harry pre-empting an expected announcement at the end of March gives him the control of the narrative and his life. I think the media and the Palace thought that Harry and Meghan would do nothing until the one year review. Instead, they have found financial independence, bought a house and are going ahead with their charity. Given that Harry didn’t want the one year review to begin with, there is probably nothing stopping him from announcing in January instead of the Royal Family making a statement at the end of March.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Question for fellow CBers: Do you think it would be better PR for the Sussexes to surrender the HRH or wait for whomever to rescind it?

      • equality says:

        @BTB I would wait and make the RF rescind it because even if they gave it up voluntarily, the haters would all say it was taken away by the Queen. And I like that it annoys the haters so badly that TQ has not taken it.

  44. L4frimaire says:

    These are the same people who decided it was better to be openly racist and disrespectful to Meghan hoping to drive her away, so I’d say they actually did follow their “advice “. Today it’s gold standard advisors, yesterday it was pristine monarchies and royals with halos. I guess now they’re going the the divine rights of kings talking points. Next it will be God spoke directly to the Queen about Netflix and Spotify. They keep this up, every little backwater and hamlet in the world will hear about Harry and Meghan and these media brands , thanks to the whining British press.

  45. Julia K says:

    Laughing all the way to the bank. Does anyone really believe that once Will is king that he would financially support his brother? Kate would not allow that. Smart move for Harry to earn his own fortune and it leaves them all livid. Especially you, Piers.

    • Lanie says:

      Exactly.

      You’d think the rest of these royals would’ve learned a thing or two about living at the mercy of a petty tyrant.

      I guess not enough wives were beheaded to get the message through.

  46. Lorelei says:

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    *catches breath*

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Yes that’s the problem, they don’t have W&K’s exemplary advisers, whose ideas have been working so well lately 😂

  47. Lemons says:

    Let’s be clear: the RR and the courtiers are in a symbiotic relationship. The other justifies the other’s existence. The RR’s job is to applaud the courtiers so that they continue to get access to the RF. The courtiers’ jobs are secured by a bootlicking rota. If the rota is positive about the courtiers’ job, the royals are too, right?

    The problem now is that the royals, the courtiers and the rota are sounding all too similar. They’re TOO instep when it comes to H&M when CLEARLY they are the only ones making smart money moves and smart PR moves. Yes, they have their occasional missteps, but they are winning WITHOUT and in spite of these gold-standard courtiers. A smarter executive board would have fired these people a LONG time ago, but this family is so dysfunctional, they are probably afraid of all the dirt that would leak from disgruntled employees.

  48. lanne says:

    The royal rats have tried to push the narrative that they “kicked Harry and Meghan out” and that “Harry and Meghan must do XYZ in order get back into the RF’s good graces or else they will be out for good.” Is this story working in the UK? To claim they were banished would be a way of saving face and making it look like the Queen asked them to leave (which is what the Meghan haters wanted). I mean, they stated very clearly that they were walking away, but all this concern trolling about “will they be allowed to come back” makes me think they’re trying to gaslight the public.

    Does anyone there believe that H and M have been “banished” for a short time? Or is the story over there that they “left because they were too selfish and wanted to earn their own money instead of doing their duty.” But why would anyone in the UK begrudge them making their own money, especially as they now are no longer receiving public money? Do people actually WANT them to be publically funded? But what about all of the complaints about funding their “lavish lifestyle?”

    What does the public (in general) seem to want regarding the Sussexes? I really can’t tell, because all of their complaints seem to be so contradictory. It reminds me of the one of the endless Brexit votes in Spring 2019 when the House of Commons had 6 proposals for how to carry out Brexit and all 6 proposals were voted down. I remember watching that and thinking, none of these MPs have any idea what they actually want. I’m getting the sense that the public perception of Harry and Meghan (as far as the few polls have told us) is similarly disjointed–they dislike Harry with Meghan, but their reasons all incongruent (they’re mad at Harry and Meghan for spending money, but equally mad at them for making money, Mad at them for working and overstepping the Cambridges, but mad at them for leaving the spotlight in the UK to the Cambridges, mad at Meghan for smiling too much at the cameras and drawing attention to herself, but equally mad that she didn’t do the Baby Showcase on the Steps with Archie (and yet she would have been criticized for showing Archie because who does she think she is, the future Queen?). So what gives?

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Based on my readings of The Daily Fail, the Sussexes problem is just like the BREXIT problem in that the Sussexes haters, who were also the Pro-Leave BREXIT voters, have absolutely no idea what they want and will not be happy when they get what they want.

  49. cisne says:

    Diana did a thing, a big thing for her second child that he has taken and manifested …She left an intangle but priceless legacy for both of them but only Harry has made use of it…that is she gave him sight to see beyond the Firm, that insular and toxic Royal Family…she gave him experiences beyond that containment…she gave him permission to have empathy for other not like himself ….emotional intelligence to see the good people and good intentions…to understand that another person is just that, human like him…as a teen and young adult he lost his sight a little bit but gained it back. That inheritance is more valuable than all the jewelry she left behind. More precious than any material thing the Firm can give.

    • GuestwithCat says:

      Damn Cisne, you made me cry a little. I remember now she wanted so desperately to give her sons broadened perspective. I think it was all new to her, too, and a revelation. She went from a sheltered aristocrat suffering behind palace walls and then she made the decision to see what was beyond those walls and she discovered there was suffering far greater than her own. She could have shrank from it. Maybe at times she did. Who knows. But ultimately she made the choice to use her privilege and power to help people. She took her sons out to get the same awakening she got.

      I’m glad it made a lasting impression on Harry. I find it interesting that he chose a partner who matched his passion while William chose one completely devoid of any passions except a passion for buttons and wiglets.

    • Dee Kay says:

      @cisne that was really beautiful. Thank you.

  50. RoyalBlue says:

    those courtiers and rota are trying to sell something that most of the world is no longer buying. the shiny man made object called royalty now seems slightly tarnished. what’s so desirable about it any way. it’s all a fabrication, an optical illusion. unearned privilege attainable only by birth or marriage disguised as service to the people. they have presented it as the hierarchical peak of society that is most deserving of adoration and respect and i for one am glad that many are no longer buying into this scam.

  51. RedWeatherTiger says:

    She added: ‘Inevitably, because of who they are, there will always be a market for them. It’s not even because they’re Harry and Megan, it’s because they are HRHs. That adds a huge number of noughts to the end of any deal that they do.

    Translation: If Will and Kate wanted to, they could do all this AND MORE. It is always about soothing the butthurt Keens because they are jealous, incandescently rageful, and dull.

    There’s a charity commercial that uses “This Little Light of Mine” as its music, and I always think about Meghan using that song at their wedding. It was a promise they are keeping.

  52. Liz version 700 says:

    I would love to be a fly on the wall when those gold standard advisors try to get a job in the real world…like H&M did. Hahahah so you handled the Duke and Duchess of Sussex…the ones who got run out of town… hummm

  53. Kyliegirl says:

    They are really trying to protect the golden goose. The sashes have been thrown open wide on the Windsors and the magic is fading. Harry and Meghan are popular because they are able to connect with people. That “it” star quality. Also, Harry is more famous and loved for being the son of Diana not a British prince. They can take the titles away, but it will just align him more with Diana who as her brother stated in his eulogy, proved that she needed no royal titles to spread her brand of magic. I dare them to take the titles away. It will be once step closer to the end for them.

  54. Jessica says:

    He can’t apply for citizenship after being in the U.S. for less than a year, just as Meghan doesn’t have UK citizenship because she never qualified for it. He’s on an immigrant spousal visa, presumably. Anyone getting caught bending the rules for him will cause a scandal and be fired. In the U.K., Meghan had been following the same rules as the rest of us, and they were at pains to emphasize that. If she hadn’t, the media and plenty of ordinary people would have been shrieking and it would have caused a disaster for whomever was Home Secretary at the time.

  55. Mina_Esq says:

    Hahahah Hate to break it to them, but it’s exactly because they are Harry and Meghan. No one is breaking down the door of, for example, the York Princesses to give them a $35 million Spotify deal. You KNOW that they would take it if that were the case. Their HRH doesn’t seem to be the magical money making machine that these people seem to think it is.

  56. Valiantly Varnished says:

    “Gold standard advisors” lolololol. Are these the same gold standard advisors who thought Will & Kate’s train tour of plague was a good idea? Or having Andrew do his disastrous interview?? THOSE advisors?? Lololol.

  57. Nyro says:

    They’ve got nothing, LOL. First they were two pathetic house surfers who couldn’t get a meeting with the janitor at Netflix let alone the CEO. They were destitute and friendless in LA, a joke to be talked about over industry zooms and laughed out if boardrooms. That was the story five months ago. Now that they’re getting platinum level deals to rival folks like the Obamas, suddenly they’re only getting those things because of their HRH. It’s utterly pathetic. The best thing tho is that these people are going to spend years and years talking about the Sussexes, trying to run them, and they’re only going to get bigger and more successful. LOL, lord I can’t wait for their projects to drop and for them to start winning awards. The royals are over and they know it. With Hard and Meghan out in the world making moves, they can’t hold anyone’s attention, not even the royal reporters.

  58. Jay says:

    Maybe “gold standard” refers to advisors so old- fashioned and out of touch that they still believe in the gold standard for currency, which most countries canned in the 1930s because it was ” too inflexible” for the modern world. Actually…accurate.

    • lanne says:

      nah, they got the “mierdas touch” (not mine–read it somewhere)–everything they touch turns to shit, like Plaguapalooza Choo Choo and “My interview went great!” Andy.

  59. chimes@midnight says:

    I’d say the opposite is true actually, people care -because- they are Harry and Meghan. There isn’t a worldwide thirst for good news about Beatrice or Eugenia, or any of the others. I think the public at large (outside the UK) think Megs is a boss b*tch and Harry droppin the mic on his family and leaving was the ultimate in baller moves, so there is an interest there in the two of them as people. It is baffling that the royal family simply cannot grasp this fact.

  60. HeyJude says:

    As an American I’m also quite chuffed we stole the only good Windsor too. Don’t forget that part!

    • Ann says:

      Oh, that is perfect. He is the only one who interests me and now we got him! A bright spot in an otherwise crummy year. Well, and Trump lost, thank God.

  61. The Recluse says:

    Success is the best revenge. Congrats to H & M for making it ever clearer that they don’t need Buckingham Palace to survive.

  62. starryfish29 says:

    The gold standard advisors that ran the pandemic tour? Or the ones who advised the queen to hide in her castle and not acknowledge the public’s grief over Diana? Yeah, I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t want to draw on their ‘expertise.’

  63. Lol @ the Brits says:

    Lol the UK media is delusional. They think they still carry the clout/influence they had years ago as a empire. It’s over move on . So sad

  64. blunt talker says:

    The people who believe in the royal family as an institution with all the protocols live in an alter-reality-the world does not shake, rattle. or roll because the UK says something whether stupid or not-They are not the biggest slice of cheese on the block-I think a lot of people have read the articles written to smear Harry and Meghan from the beginning-A lot of people did not know what said while they were dating;getting engaged-getting married-having a baby along with everything else while working for the firm-people are realizing all over world that there is something rotten in the UK-America has racial problems but they don’t deny them-UK acts as if nothing was racial-which any person who felt the stings of racism can spot their bullshit a mile away-when they try to gross over it-it makes people angry- I am a supporter of the Sussex family and wish only the best for them-they deserve to live and progress to write their own narrative.

  65. Likeyoucare says:

    The BM are so stupid that they give free exposure for meghan and harry netflix and spotify shows in britain.
    Netflix and spotify doesnt have to pay for advertisement in uk.

  66. Gobo says:

    Didn’t Willileaks and Waity snatch Meghan and Harry’s social media manager David Watkins as soon as they left? If they have such a wealth of gold standard advisors available why did they do that? A friend recently pointed out that from his experiences in work he found that those born to wealth and privilege tend to have unshakeable self belief. Even if they fuck up over and over again they move on unphased and don’t think their shit stinks. And so it is with these advisors.