Prince Harry hasn’t called to make an appointment for the ‘one year review’ lolz

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The renewed lockdown in England has done one good thing for the Windsor clan: it gave them an “out” on the subject of the “one year review” for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Harry and Meghan didn’t want the one-year review, they knew last year that they were leaving and never coming back in any real way. The review was something cooked up by the Queen and Prince Charles, to give Harry a chance to dump his American wife and come crawling back to them. As it became clear that Harry is – again – not coming back, the royal commentators became obsessed with the review, like Harry was going to arrive back in the UK in March and the Queen would send him to the Tower of London for the crime of Being Successful and Overshadowing Dull Windsors. There was even a story about Harry asking for an “extension” which some people thought was some kind of PR from Kensington Palace, but was more like a pandemic reality. So no, he’s not coming back in March. Especially not with the new lockdowns happening.

Prince Harry will not meet the Queen face-to-face for a 12-month review of the so-called ‘Megxit’ deal as the Covid-19 pandemic has brought a ban on non-essential travel. The Duke of Sussex, together with wife Meghan Markle, quit as senior royals in January last year, with a review on their position set to take place on March 31.

Prince Harry, 36, planned to request a meeting with his grandmother in the coming weeks, but those plans are said to have been scuppered by the coronavirus pandemic. According to The Mirror, royal sources say the prince has ‘not yet attempted to contact’ the Queen to organise a meeting – but a solution was expected to be arranged in the coming weeks.

It’s understood the couple want to increase the amount of time before a deal relinquishing their position becomes permanent. The veteran of two Afghanistan tours is keen on retaining all military appointments, while Ms Markle, 39 remains a royal patron of the National Theatre.

According to The Mirror, senior advisers are alarmed at the pace the Duke and Duchess have signed huge financial deals. Last month it was revealed the couple had signed up for a podcast deal with Spotify thought to be worth up to £30million. It comes just months after the royals agreed a £100million partnership with Netflix and days after Meghan invested in a $28-per-pack oat-milk ‘superlatte’ business later promoted for free by her LA neighbour Oprah Winfrey.

Sources have told The Mirror that courtiers are taking a ‘renewed in-depth look at the couple’s business deals,’ to assess whether they fit with Her Majesty’s values.

One source told the paper: ‘There is undoubtedly a sense of unease over the pace at which they have entered the corporate world and the way in which they have conducted ­themselves relating to their various legal disputes.’

[From The Daily Mail]

This is the most important passage: “Prince Harry planned to request a meeting with his grandmother in the coming weeks…. royal sources say the prince has ‘not yet attempted to contact’ the Queen to organise a meeting…” I’ll translate for you: the Queen and her henchmen were looking forward to Harry contacting them to try to arrange a time and date for a meeting, and they were giddy at the thought of turning him down or making him jump through hoops to get an audience with Petty Betty. But… Harry hasn’t called. Harry doesn’t give a f–k. So now those same petty, punitive courtiers are trying to save face and claiming that it’s just about the pandemic and lockdowns. And every time anyone mentions the courtiers poring over the Sussexes’ business deals, I start giggling. These out-of-touch pieces of sh-t really think they’re doing something, don’t they?

Prince Harry and members of the Royal Family attend the Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle, Windsor. 21 April 2019.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Jess says:

    Harry literally give no fucks 😂😭🤣👌✌🥂 hes way too busy counting his money and surfing under the romantic california coast with his hot wife and adorable son.

    I have no choice but to stan.

    • Becks1 says:

      I mean, the royals and the rota and their fans can think what they want, but for the majority of the world, harry has become an icon for walking away and taking his wife and son out of that cesspool. As you said, we have no choice but to stan.

    • Snuffles says:

      Harry be like:

      “ Yo, it’s got to be ’cause I’m seasoned
      Haters give me them salty looks, Lawry’s.

      [Nacho] told me, “Go ‘head, switch the style up. And if they hate then let ‘em hate and watch the money pile up”

      Welcome to the Good Life!

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        Reasons why Harry hasn’t called:
        He’s too busy with his family
        He’s too busy with his work
        He’s living in a country where the sun shines
        He is living in a country free of nasty, vicious tabloids
        He’s too busy with his podcast
        He’s too busy with his projects
        He’s too busy counting his Netflix money
        And his Spotify money
        He’s too busy playing hide and seek with Archie and teaching him many many words
        He’s busy playing hide the sausage with his beautiful wife Meghan
        He’s too busy doing charity work
        He’s too busy to be his older brother’s whipping boy
        He’s too busy to ask the housekeeper for an appointment to see his own grandmother
        He’s too busy being the kind of father to Archie, his own father should have been to him.
        That is all. Thank you.

    • Killfanora says:

      I think what the courtiers mean is Harry hasn’t tried to go through them to arrange a formal meeting with the Queen (they are just glorified diary-keepers.) However, many sources have reported that Harry HAS made regular phone calls to his grandmother and father as well as video calls so they can see Archie. There is a complete difference in arranging a meeting with the boss of a firm and casually contacting family members.

      • JT says:

        I don’t think that Harry has as much contact with the queen or Charles as they say. Denying him the wreath while allegedly video calling him says otherwise. Add in the miscarriage on top of that and all of the continued smears and what you have is bullshit on the “Harry talks to them frequently” train.

  2. Becks1 says:

    The prince has not yet attempted to contact the queen to arrange the meeting.

    Reader, I laughed. I’m still laughing.

    These dumbasses. He’s not contacting you because there is NOTHING to discuss in the meeting. They’re gone. You aren’t going to get access to their business contracts, you have no say over their money, you have no say over where they live, NOTHING. they’re free, and the royals can just rot in their castles at this point.

    • Myra says:

      Same. The thought of them sitting by the phone waiting for the call gives me joy. Every ring is like “Is it him? Did he call?” Nope, just their bff, the BM, checking if Harry has called back. He isn’t coming back. Move on. The BRF really needs an intervention from a no-nonsense but caring friend.

    • Merricat says:

      I laughed, too. It’s gone to the absurd.

    • sunny says:

      Truly, Harry and Meghan tried to work with these people. They tried to compromise and savage something but they were continually shat on. So glad they finally said, “Smell you later”.

      The image of Petty Betty checking her phone for texts is really delighting me. The royals are so dumb.

      • Leni says:

        Literally! They even moved all the way to Windsor from London to try and escape them but stilll do their royaling stuff and they STILL didn’t get the hint or leave them alone!

    • RoyalBlue says:

      They are delusional if they really expected him to call. This family is living in some alternate universe.

    • Lorelei says:

      It really is so funny that they believe this “review” is some big, consequential issue that Harry and Meghan are giving much though to at all. It’s a joke.

      Also a joke? How they continue to print, with straight faces, about how the crux of all of this is whether or not the Sussexes’ work aligns with “her Majesty’s values,” while Andrew STILL REFUSES to even speak with the FBI and answer their questions. Apparently that’s just fine with her and her “values.”

      The hypocrisy is breathtaking.

  3. My3cents says:

    Yeah, keep on sitting by that phone on a Friday night Petty Betty, you can leave your curlers on , it ain’t gonna ring…

  4. S808 says:

    Oh how the tables have turned. A year ago they gave him the run around and now they’re sitting eagerly by the phone for his call.

    “renewed in-depth look at the couple’s business deals,”
    It’s laughable that anyone believes they’ll even get a glimpse of those contracts.

    • LaraK says:

      This!
      There is no way they have anything to “pore” over. These contracts are private and H&M will keep them that way because they know the palace has more leaks than a sieve.
      What is the point of emphasizing that they are looking over the deals? They have no power! Like with Oprah and the crown emoji, they can’t dictate to Netflix, Spotify, or any other American business, latte or otherwise.
      Honestly I’d love to be a fly on the wall in the palace. It would be awesome to hear their “reasoning”

      • Bex says:

        That’s what gets me. IF palace courtiers had access to their contracts, the exact amounts paid by Netflix and Spotify would be on the front pages, as well as the terms/conditions of the contracts.

        The courtiers wouldn’t hold that info back.

        It’s comical how they’re still pretending to be in control, despite them ALL finding out what’s going on when we do.

      • L84Tea says:

        Because the BRF and the courtiers are living under the delusion that the UK/BRF is some world super power that has complete and total control and domination over Harry, Meghan, Netflix, Spotify, and basically everyone else. It’s so hilarious to sit back and watch them play pretend top-dogs, and it even evokes my favorite southern saying that applies to them so perfectly these days, “Bless their hearts.”

      • Leni says:

        @bex 1000000% the contract would ‘magically’ leak to the Daily Mail or the Sun where they would do a five page up at spread analysing every detail for their readers, and probably even edit and change some things like they did to her letter!

      • Chica1971 says:

        @Bex.. Could it be that the courtiers want the contracts first before there is a meeting.? It’s clear they haven’t seen them

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        Speaking of Oprah, I see they snuck in a little more racism in that line.

        Like Oprah isn’t a g-d billionaire, a global brand, and a businesswoman of renown.
        Nope, she’s just “Meghan’s neighbour”. Pffft. Yeah. Okay Luke May… how about you pull the other one now. My gods these tabloid people are racist trash.

        These articles remind me of when I went grey rock, and later no contact, with the narcissists in my family. It’s straight out of the book Dance of Anger, this – the Palaces, and the courtiers as Gatekeepers are used to holding a certain amount of power/control over Harry, and they _really enjoyed that_.
        The BRF and their minions went too far, Harry cuts loose, and now the courtiers are crying to the press, basically saying “He changed the rules and that makes me uncomfortable – Harry you need to change them back so we can go back to abusing you”.

        Naw. Naw. Harry’s had therapy, he’s seen what they all are, he’s not going back. Ever. And BRF is mad b/c they “look bad” now as well as not being able to keep Harry as the family scapegoat.

        When I did what H&M did, with my fam- when I cut free and didn’t look back, my family didn’t have the shoulder of a global press to blubber on and smear my name to. My abusers just did it to the extended family. It’s the same exact energy here though. This is Petty Betty just burning up with anger because she doesn’t feel she’s the center of Hazza’s universe; courtiers are burning up b/c they can’t play mind games w/ him for kicks; and tabloids are burning up b/c they’ve lost their play-by-play-of-palace-abuse cash cow.

        Courtiers, tabloids, we see you. You look like abusive ex-boyfriends, well mad that your ex has not only forgotten you but is thriving without you. Mad that they can make choices wholly without reference to your whims. Stalking them so that you can get mad over the proof that H&M are out here living their best life, WITHOUT you.

        THAT is what I see plain as day every time one of these hand wringing articles comes out.

        So let them sit by the phone that will never ring, if that’s what tips over their kayak. It’s not Harry or Meghan’s fault, that they refuse to seek therapeutic help for this obsession.

    • Lorelei says:

      I wonder what on earth gives them the idea that they’re ever going to see them?
      I assume the only thing the courtiers will have access to is whatever was published, so in other words, everything that all of us here already read too.

      It’s hilarious how they act like they have some authority to demand contracts from Netflix or Spotify or whatever. We’ve already seen how Netflix responded when they threw a fit over The Crown and wanted a warning added at the beginning stating it was all fiction. They basically laughed and said “nope.” But these courtiers seem to be legends in their own minds.

  5. BayTampaBay says:

    “days after Meghan invested in a $28-per-pack oat-milk ‘superlatte’ business later promoted for free by her LA neighbour Oprah Winfrey.”

    The Royal reporters are VERY stupid: neither Meghan nor Oprah live in LA!

    • Princess Peach says:

      I think it’s intentionally. To make it seem they left to go to Hollywood even though they really live relatively far from LA.

      • Amy Bee says:

        Yup!

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        Princess, it’s not far. It’s about 1.5 hrs. north of LA. I went to school at UC Santa Barbara (which is a bit north of there), and my family lived in Beverly Hills at the time. It took me just under 2 hrs. to get home/back to school taking the 101 fwy. I’ll bet that H&M take helicopters or a small, private plane into LA or have a chauffeured driver (along with their own security people, of course). It’s actually a beautiful drive if you take PCH up until you have to merge onto the 101.

      • tcbc says:

        @(TheOG) Jan90067

        Philadelphia is about 1.5 hours from New York, but no one says that someone living in Philadelphia is a New Yorker. It is relatively far.

      • Lucy says:

        Also, this is England, where people think a two hour drive is epic 😂. If the distance were put in London vs comparable distance English town, it would disappoint the angry readers. As always, the intent is bad.

      • windyriver says:

        @tcbc, possibly no one says that because Philadelphia is two states (and two big rivers) away from NYC.

        There’s Los Angeles city and county, but also the Greater Los Angeles area, which includes Ventura County, immediately east of Santa Barbara County, where Montecito is. Not a huge stretch for the BM to call them “being in LA” , and in a state like CA 70 miles is NBD. But I doubt that mattered for their purposes, and anyway SF and LA are probably all they know about CA.

        A better comparison might be whether you’d call someone living in Peekskill a NYC resident, though they’d be closer to Manhattan than Montecito is to downtown LA.

        ETA: Also as @Lucy says above

      • Bettyrose says:

        I spent a decade in San Diego and can confirm that everyone unfamiliar with SoCal geography considers the whole region LA. That said, referring to Oprah as their LA neighbor is a deliberate attempt to paint them as gauche Hollywood types. Which I guess to some readers is a bad thing?

    • Lemons says:

      They’re so mad that Oprah hasn’t put Duchy Organics on her coveted Gift List! And William has absolutely NOTHING to sell…Maybe Kate can get started on her own chutney line.

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        I just love watching those rota rats foam at the mouth. An endorsement from Oprah is just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more to come for the Sussexes, what with their MANY political, sports, entertainment and technology friends, they are about to OWN that landscape. Meanwhile Not Harry and Not Meghan are busy flailing in the wind of nothingness and getting propped up by a press despised by the rest of the world.

    • Abena Asantewaa says:

      @Baytampabay The mention of LA, is deliberate, it is to give the impression that H&M live a Celebrity, paparazzi -filled life. This is how their readers are misled. I thought, Russell Myers of The Mirror, told us that Harry has requested for a two year extention review, which is which? They are limping on two feet! These reporters are drunk and obssessed with this non existent review. Things are going fine for The Sussexes; they bought a beautiful estate on 7acre land, they have lucrative jobs, there is a pandemic, why would they want to come to grey old cold England? These rotten rotas, like to give us the impression that The Queen, can put an end to a contract, this is laughable, am even embarassed for the queen. She has absolutely ZERO power over the sussexes contract. They should dream on, it’s free.

    • Leni says:

      @theog that is very far in British terms, California the state is bigger than the whole of UK combined, going two hours anywhere in the UK would find you in another county or even country depending on where you are. Most people live and drive within a 15 to 30 minute bubble of everything they do. I consider hour + long trips to be a road trip. England is very much a walking country compared to America, especially the state of California. They purposely wrote it to mislead particularly English readers, although I understand what you’re saying from your perspective.

      • Lorelei says:

        Considering we know the effect they were going for, they should have said “Hollywood” instead of LA. But they’re too stupid to even know that.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      That wasn’t an ignorance of geography, that was the ignorance of racism.
      It goes back to the earlier tropes they laid down of Meghan being from “the hood” in LA.
      They’re trying to get everyone in UK to think that “Oprah is in Meghan’s inner city hood”.

      Like Oprah doesn’t own more mansions than Petty Betty outright owns palaces (Balmoral, Sandringham, *possibly* Frogmore?)

  6. Athyrmose says:

    Harry left them on read. 😂

  7. Elena Rindell says:

    “One source told the paper: ‘There is undoubtedly a sense of unease over the pace at which they have entered the corporate world and the way in which they have conducted ­themselves relating to their various legal disputes.’”

    These fools really thought that Harry and Meghan would struggle to make a living and would come crawling back to that archaic institution. Meghan? A woman who is a self-made millionaire and has been hustling her whole life? They really underestimated them. I am just here for their never-ending whining and tears. Very soon they will run out of talking points and things to hold over their heads.

    • L4frimaire says:

      What exactly do they mean by entering the corporate world? Is that another way of saying they didn’t think they would get to work so quickly? Wasn’t that one of the criticisms of them as senior royals, that they worked too much and wanted to get things done right away, you know, the 5 am emails? Did they think the Sussexes would work at the snails pace of palace time? I think they wanted them to not do much so they could be accused of an idle existence with no direction, or accused of freeloading and stealing from the taxpayers.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      Well, to be fair, they spent what was it, five years watching Duchess Dolittle struggle to write a five question struggle survey? They weren’t ready for Action Duchess! How very dare she?

      Honestly I’m going to need another rain barrel this year to catch all the tabloid courtier tears. They’re having so many tantrums, I could water my garden all year with this stuff.

  8. teresa says:

    The biggest LOL is going to be when Prince Harry becomes Mr. Harry Windsor-Mountbatten US Citizen.

    • Jess says:

      Is he applying for citizenship? I know we were reading in between the lines from the speech he gave before the US election, but is he? Also, there’s got to be legal complications due to him being a prince no?

      @anyone whose a lot more well read on how to acquire US citizenship.

      • Talia says:

        My understanding is that US citizens can’t have titles so there are ramifications beyond where they live. I can’t see any problem with him having permanent residency in the US just based on his financial situation plus I assume Megan’s U.K. citizenship application won’t be proceeded with (did she ever say she was making one or did the Royal Rota just assume?) so he can stay in the US as the spouse of a citizen.

      • Lemons says:

        I don’t know why anyone even concerns themselves with this citizenship talk. Harry never needs to become a US citizen.

        He can stay on a visa then a residency card for the rest of his life. Meghan can do the same in the UK. Citizenship is not forced on people and the US passport does not carry the same clout as it once did.

      • Persephone says:

        Citizenship would be a bit more problematic, but permanent residency would work just as well, except that he wouldn’t be able to vote.

      • Bloemheks says:

        They tried to add an amendment to the constitution in 1810 which would revoke citizenship from any American citizen who accepts a foreign title, but it was never ratified by the states. Archie would also not be barred from inheriting a title. The constitution does specifically state a person of nobility cannot hold elected office unless Congress consents.

        He would have to renounce his titles in the US and they could not be used on any legal documents, like a passport, but this is something every person does when they take the oath of allegiance to the United States when they officially become a citizen. The verbiage is built into the pledge. That would not automatically remove them in the UK as the US has no authority over a person’s titles in a foreign country. Incidentally, this is similar to how dual citizenship works. If your home country allows you to remain a citizen when becoming a citizen of the specific country you are applying for you automatically have dual citizenship because neither country has the authority to remove the citizenship of the other.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The Earl of Wharncliffe is a USA citizen and general contractor living in Maine.

      • Leni says:

        @ BAYTAMPABAY so is Princess Madeleine of Sweden, she lives in Miami, Florida I think, it’s funny how everyone forgets about her.

      • Leni says:

        Quite sure since he is rich he can just apply for citizenship by doing one of those £1 million investment things, Or however much is, and get it straight away. But honestly he doesn’t have to get citizenship at all.

      • Olivia says:

        Sure US citizens can have titles, didn’t one American princess countess duchess something or other parade all over some Bravo housewives show?

      • L4frimaire says:

        I’m not too interested in Harry becoming a US citizen, let’s not get ahead of ourselves and the paperwork and waiting periods required. I’m just glad that thanks to their xenophobic policies, Meghan was never able to get UK citizenship and give up her US passport.

      • Couch potato says:

        I don’t think he’ll ever apply for citizenship. He can live there without it.

        @leni Princess Madeleine lives in the US at the moment, but she’s not a citizen of the US. Just like many other royals who lives in other countries than their country of origin.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Olivia – Luann de Lesseps. She was/is a French Countess by marriage.

        @Couch potato – Chris O’Neill, husband of Princess Madeleine of Sweden, is a USA Citizen who also holds dual UK citizenship.

      • booboocita says:

        Sir Anthony Hopkins became a US citizen in 2000. He has dual citizenship with the UK, and under such an arrangement, was allowed to retain his 1993 knighthood. Harry could become a naturalized citizen if he wished and still retain his title if he had dual UK citizenship. I doubt that would happen, though. And who knows? While I can see him cutting ties with his family, I don’t know that he’d cut ties with his country, particularly as someone who served in the British army and retains a strong affinity with and loyalty to his fellow soldiers.

  9. Amy Bee says:

    It’s obvious that the story about Harry asking for an extension was a lie made up by the palace. Now, the palace, with the help of the media is trying to re-write, the story to make it seem like the pandemic has forced a change of plans. Harry never wanted the one year review and he definitely didn’t want an extension. The launch of the Archewell website confirmed that Harry and Meghan are not coming back and it has triggered a slew of articles and leaks to the press to make it look like the Royal Family is still in charge of this whole situation. At the end of March, the Palace is going pretend like they’re punishing Harry and Meghan for leaving. Hopefully, Harry and Meghan will release a statement telling their position and what they plan do with their patronages in the UK. I predict Harry is going to lose his military and rugby patronages, Meghan is going to lose the National Theatre and ACU patronages and they’re going to step down and President and Vice President of the Queens Commonwealth Trust.

    • Jegede says:

      I agree with everything you say.

      I also agree Harry will lose the military patronages, but do you think he’ll lose the rugby?

      Harry has a LOT OF friends and supporters in the Rugby League, from Jason Robinson to Halswell. Right down to Mike Tindall.

      He’s more than a patron to them, he’s a friend.💪💪

      I can’t think of anyone else in the BRF who’s as rugby mad as Haz and I can’t think who they’ll credibly replace him with as patron. (William is going to have his plate too full to also take that on).

      • Amy Bee says:

        Yes, because those Rugby patronages are traditionally held by a working royal. Those patronages were held by the Queen before she handed them to Harry and they were held by her father before her. I think William will be handed all the Rugby patronages except the England Team patronage because he’s the patron of Welsh Rugby. I think Charles will get England Rugby because he’ll be the next monarch.

      • Kyliegirl says:

        On the zoom call with the Rugby League Harry made the comment that he will be their Patron as long as he is able and looking forward to attending the World Cup. I thought then that Harry knew it would probably be taken away. The thing is though, there are only so many royals and way too many patronage/military appointments. If they only go with the royals they have a lot of disappointment all around. In the long run the royals lose. It would be smart of them to let them keep what they have. Despite what the RR state, the military would be pleased to keep Harry on and all of Meghan”s patronages have expressed they want her to continue as well. Both H&M actually do work to bring value to their patronage’s rather than a visit every 3-4 yrs. It would be awesome if they lose their royal patron status and just become patrons and/or ambassadors. Just because they are not “royal” doesn’t mean they can’t find other ways to support. The RR seem to leave out this part. Royals don’t have a lock on volunteering.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Kyliegirl. I picked up on Harry’s comments too. He knows that it’s likely that the Rugby patronages will be taken away because they are “royal” patronages. I think the military wants to keep the association with Harry but the Queen is Commander in Chief and to show she’s steely and decisive they will go to Anne or William as already leaked to the press. There’s nothing stopping Harry and Meghan from being patrons of charities in the UK. A patron doesn’t have to be a royal and non-working royals like Eugenie and Beatrice are patrons of charities but the patronages deemed “royal” like those handed to Harry and Meghan by the Queen will most likely go to other working royals.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Cannot the UK Rugby League have whomever they want as a patron? Can BP and/or KP actually tell the UK Rugby League or World Rugby League how to conduct their business?

      • Lorelei says:

        @KylieGirl I hadn’t noticed that, but you’re right — it was very smart of Harry to say that. He’s laying the groundwork so that everyone knows that when this is eventually stripped from him, it’s not his choice, it’s the family being vindictive.

        They have always and continue to underestimate Harry. They think he’s so “dim” and imo he’s smarter than most of them put together.

        I hope that when the time comes, the Rugby people say, “thanks, but we’d rather keep Harry even if it means we no longer have a ‘royal’ patron.”

    • Harla says:

      But don’t the patronage’s themselves have a say in who they want as patron? They might be fine with having a non- senior working royal as patron instead of the FFK.

      • Amy Bee says:

        Patronages didn’t have a say when they were handed from the Queen to other working royals like Harry and Meghan so the same will apply when their patronages are taken and given to the other working royals. Many of the “royal” patronages held by the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Diana were eventually given other working members of the royal family.

      • CC2 says:

        It’s ridiculous because Lady Frederick Windsor, an actress, recently received a royal patronage. As far as I know and have googled, she does not seem to be a working member of the family. It’s very possible for Meghan and Harry to keep their patronages, it’s just a matter of how petty the RF is.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @CC2 – Not only is Lady Frederick Windsor not a working member of the BRF, she is not an HRH, HSH or HH. SHE IS NOT Royal. How can a non-Royal hold a Royal patronage? There has to be something here that I do not understand.

        Also, I do not see how QEII can tell any organization how to run and/or conduct their business.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      Amy I agree with everything you said. The Family will take the royal patronages away and make it appear to be a punishment. I think Harry and Meghan need to think carefully of the exit strategy for that, because the Rota likely already have pre-typed stories made up about how the Sussexes abandoned their patronages.

      • Lady D says:

        H&M have outmaneuvered the RF from the beginning. I have no doubt they saw the scenario you’ve described playing out RoyalBlue, and have a plan for it. They are enviously prepared for almost everything connected to his family.

    • what's inside says:

      You are so right in your read of this.

  10. Va Va Kaboom says:

    Couple things. Gotta love how proactive they are about examining the Sussexes’ business deals in light of everything we know about other members shady deals. All of which were swept under their antique rugs until it became so full under there they couldn’t hide it any longer… *cough*Andrew*cough*.

    It also chaps my ass that they cling to the term “megxit” when “Sussexit” is a far superior play on words and it’s frankly more accurate since they both left. But anything to remind people it’s all Megan’s fault Harry left, amirite?

  11. Sunday says:

    The petty in me really wants Harry & Meghan to release their own ‘one year review’ that showcases all the incredible work they’ve done over the past year, all of the causes they’ve supported and the real-life, tangible results that they’ve achieved.

  12. Jane Doe says:

    This is how you win with narcissists. You absolutely refuse to engage. It’s fun to watch them winning.

  13. 809Matriarch says:

    What tickles me the most is them trying to claim the courtiers and “senior advisors” are poring over the Sussexes contracts. Seriously? In what universe would global companies like Netflix or Spotify turn over financial contracts to a contractor’s Granny for her approval – no matter who she is?
    The only thing they are poring over are H&M news in the tabloids like everybody else!

    • Belli says:

      Especially when the deals have already been agreed and signed! Do they think Harry is going to turn round to Netflix and say, “Sorry, I’m breaking my legal contract because granny is in a bad mood about it”???

  14. Snuffles says:

    “One source told the paper: ‘There is undoubtedly a sense of unease over the pace at which they have entered the corporate world and the way in which they have conducted ­themselves relating to their various legal disputes.’“

    TRANSLATION: We thought they would fail and come crawling back so we practically shit ourselves when we found out about all of the killer deals they’ve signed. And we can’t believe they refused to listen to us about dropping their lawsuits. Shit, we can’t believe they filed them in the first place and dumped our lawyers for their own. We don’t know their next move and have lost complete control of them and we’re having a total breakdown over what the potential implications are for us.

  15. Edna says:

    I wonder why they keep poking at the Ginger Prince. I’ve always thought that if a certain line is crossed, Harry would burn the whole damn thing down.

    • Becks1 says:

      This has always been my thought too. Why do they keep coming after Harry? I know, I know, clicks, revenue, and because they cant touch the William-affair story with a 10 ft pole – but Harry knows where the bodies are buried. He knows ALL the tea. Why are they practically daring him to go scorched earth? At this point, if I were Harry, the one year review would be sitting down with the royals and saying to them – call off your dogs or I am writing that tell-all you are so scared of.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Becks that reminds me — wasn’t William’s argument about not printing any stories about Rose based on some “Human Rights” act which was part of the EU? Well once Brexit is done, that will no longer apply, correct? I’m wondering if the media is just waiting until they know he doesn’t have that legal avenue to throw at them anymore and then they’ll let loose with the Rose tea.

    • Lemons says:

      Harry has learned to become a man of honor. He subscribes to the Obama’s “When they go low, we go high.”

      If he even hinted at writing a tell-all, someone would leak that too. We know the BRF and their staff love shooting their own feet and biting the hand that feeds them.

      Harry does need to figure out something like a sit-down interview which will really have them shaking in their boots. It would be taking after Diana and do sooo much damage to the BRF.

  16. Lauren says:

    What is going to happen to the RF when Charles is king? He has no choice but to keep his siblings around to keep the number of engagements up. God knows that if Willnot and Cannot haven’t done any work while young they won’t do it when they are middle aged. Anne and Edward are not exactly young either so who is going to do the bread and butter job? What when Bill is king? They clearly are not thinking long term.

    • Snuffles says:

      I hope Charles is working on a new plan because I’m convinced his last plan relied HEAVILY on Harry and Meghan.

      He might have to suck it up and bring Beatrice, Eugenie and their husbands on deck if they want some recognizable young blood. I know he despises Andrew and Fergie but I don’t see any other option. Edward’s kids are too young. The Cambridge kids are too young. I don’t think Anne’s kids are interested.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        When this was discussed last year on another thread, someone more knowledgeable than me stated that the “Bread and Butter” engagements would simply wind down and after a period of years cease all together.

        if correct, I think this would be a mistake as the “Bread and Butter” engagements are the interactions that actually bring the BRF closest to the people (read taxpaying public).

      • Couch potato says:

        Many of the other monarchys are being or have been slimmed down. At least when it comes to working royals. The UK isn’t that big. A few tours a year, and one visit pr day (on average) when they’re not on tours should be enough to make them visible to the public. Not that FFK and FFQ would ever reach those numbers.

        The other monarchys also let their non-working (as in not senior royals) hold patronages. Some places the monarch pays for their expences the few times they represent the monarchy.

    • Jegede says:

      Charles absolutley wanted Harry and Meghan to stay on.

      But he’s too weak and compromised to do anything.
      Harry said as much that the tabloids have his ‘Pa’ by the balls.

      Plus, there are a few anti-Meghan factors in the current household, like Angela Kelly, who Charles himself dislikes deeply.😶😶

      I 100% think it was Charles that told Eug & Jack to bounce from Frogmore.

      And I suspect there will be many changes/sackings when Charles becomes King and there are many current courtiers who don’t like it, which is why they are pinning their hopes on William.

      • Snuffles says:

        @jegede

        Charles might earn my respect if he sacks the whole lot of them and does a top to bottom reform of the monarchy.

      • S808 says:

        Ooh I agree with this especially since it’s been said many times that William is learning the Queen’s ways and I still believe he teamed up with Angela Kelly to ice out Meghan.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Jegede – Why do you think Charles “bounced” Eug & Jack from Frogmore Cottage?

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      PwT and Top CEO King Maker already said a while ago, that they intend to work even LESS at FEWER projects than they do now. That’s pretty much almost NOTHING. I remember something about an “umbrella foundation” that will “deeply support” the fewer causes they think important”.

      HAHAHAHAHA… just look what happened under the umbrella of the Royal Foundation they head now! Aren’t they under some scrutiny for financials? And a few of the charities have gone under for lack of support.

      Well, Charles…. you wanted a slimmed down monarchy. YOU and your petty jealousies and insecurities, your failure as a parent, brought this on. You reap what you sow.

      • Couch potato says:

        I’m pretty sure the Royal Foundation was the amazing umbrella foundation they were talking about. Lol

    • Lorelei says:

      I don’t know what Charles is going to end up doing, but I think he knows he’s absolutely fcked without Harry and Meghan.

      There really aren’t *any* great options for him. He’ll have to figure something out, but it’s going to be lame whatever it is, because look who he has to work with.

  17. Case says:

    “One source told the paper: ‘There is undoubtedly a sense of unease over the pace at which they have entered the corporate world and the way in which they have conducted ­themselves relating to their various legal disputes.’”

    When are they gonna get it through their heads that Harry and Meghan do NOT care about their “unease.” They’re living their own lives now. They’re gone. They’re HAPPY.

  18. Cecilia says:

    As per the 27th of december 2020

    “A source close to the couple dismissed claims that the couple were planning to return to the UK in the New Year to broker an extension to deal with Buckingham Palace over their new working lives away from the Royal Family“

    They just LOVE lying on this couple don’t they?

  19. Harla says:

    I have to say a big Thank You to Kaiser and all of the wonderful readers here, I haven’t laughed this hard in sooo long! I’m loving Kaiser’s post and the comments here are making me laugh so much I’m almost crying! You all have made my day!!

  20. Lanie says:

    I hear Prince’s song, “How Come You Can’t Call Me” playing in the background at Buckingham Palace.

  21. Abena Asantewaa says:

    Why do they keep on harping on about their financial deals, when the sussexes were honest from the onset, that they are stepping down, don’t want to rely on taxpayers and that they hope to seek financial independence. So why are these idiots behaving like H&M were going to beg for alms and live on bread and water! ( oh the reporters and The RF, would have loved that )The pain for the rf, courtiers and the rotten rota, is the fact that, the sussexes have exceeded expectation financially within 1year. They forgot, that The Sussexes have a golden asset in their repertoire, and that is Meghan, who knows and not afraid to hustle, especially for a woman of colour, H&M will never go hungry

    • Couch potato says:

      Because all the other royals who’ve tried before them failed miserably, and had to crawl back to mummy for allowance. They can’t comprehend that someone are actually capable of working and making a living for themselves.

  22. Lunasf17 says:

    Lol! Why would Harry want to stay in gorgeous Southern California with his young family in their huge mansion by Oprah when he could go back to his toxic, out of touch family and stay in a dreary home and be told by his elderly grandmother how to live his life. So funny and sad!

    • Leni says:

      LOL literally, I’m sure sometimes he just sits back into the Sun and listens to the silence of it all with the wind and trees blowing and thinks what the hell his life was before.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Also, while California is under Covid lockdowns as well, with a fairly critical situation, you can move around much more without the same restrictions, and their work schedule is their own. They can even travel, go to other states, like Hawaii, if they wanted to, not that I’d advise it. We have other, way bigger issues to worry about than Meghan and Harry, much as we love them. I have to add that the Royal family put themselves in this position with this obsession on punishing Harry and sh*t talking Meghan to the point where there is zero incentive for him to get in touch with them or reach out. We see what that led to last time he reached out,r.e. the wreath. The only way the courtiers are looking at their deals is by reading the press releases and articles and listening to the podcast.

  23. ABritGuest says:

    The Mirror proving why it’s been cut off by the Sussexes. They don’t live in LA, the lattes aren’t $28 per pack& they didn’t ask for an extension. That story was even denied by the Sussexes but that’s never stopped the tabloids.

    I love that it was never reported about courtiers’ unease about Andrew selling his property well over the asking price in that blatantly dodgy deal, profiting from Pitch at the palace, helping Luxembourg banks groom clients or about asking convicted paedophile Epstein for a loan for Fergie. But fact that Sussexes don’t take 8 years for their moves & secured deals with blue chip orgs does cause unease?

    And I thought the narrative over wreathgate just this weekend was that Sussexes are out where the monarchy is concerned so why are they suggesting the firm is still in control over their actions& would even be given access to these contracts?

    Plus thought one reason for turning down the option where Sussexes would be privately funded was because there wasn’t the resource/a committee to look over their commercial deals? The spinning is something else. I do love that its Harry’s grandmother that’s emphasised now hanging on waiting by the phone whereas when it was wreathgate it was the steely Queen

  24. GuestwithCat says:

    Yes…Andrew. I guess if Harry and Meghan ever hope to match the Queen’s apparent values they will need to get in touch with Ghislaine to get set up instead of networking with people in Netflix and Spotify.

    I mean look who Betty takes to church with her. Look who she saves her genuine smiles for. I guess he’s the one doing the kind of work that reflects on the Queen’s values since he is the one with her unquestioned support.

  25. L4frimaire says:

    I think the tabloids really wanted a story out of this and they’re not going to get one. Harry is never calling about that review because he never wanted it. He’s knows from the last time that trying to get an appointment with the Queen is just a way to slap him down. Also after the wreath thing, he’ll never ask them for anything.Besides, is it really his place to request anything. You know how upset the royals get over the Sussexes enthusiasm for breaking protocol. If the royals want the review, they can get in touch with him. For the record, Oprah is their Montecito neighbor, not LA.

    • Lorelei says:

      They WANT him to call so badly, and it’s just not going to happen, lol. It’s actually funny to watch them flailing with these asinine stories that contradict each other on a daily basis.

      The one constant is that the Sussexes are gone for good and happy with their decision. They have not looked back even once, even though the media keeps trying to bait them.

  26. Amelie says:

    I think the courtiers didn’t expect Meghan and Harry to do much this year, maybe because of the pandemic. They probably thought they would stay in Canada or maybe return to the UK and ride it out at Frogmore. Surprise, surprise, Meghan and Harry don’t like to sit still. They bought a house in Santa Barbara, moving twice in a short span of time. They finalized deals with Netflix and Spotify. They did a handful of outings to LA based organizations to spotlight them and participated in several virtual interviews. They finally launched their new website. They released a holiday podcast. Meghan announced she’s investing in businesses she thinks are worthwhile and narrated a documentary for Disney+. They tried to have another baby and tragically lost it. They’ve made it clear they are striking out on their own and building their own lives and each update has caused the courtiers/BRF to go into a tizzy because it is obvious they are never coming back into the fold.

  27. Bunny says:

    “Sources have told The Mirror that courtiers are taking a ‘renewed in-depth look at the couple’s business deals,’ to assess whether they fit with Her Majesty’s values.”

    Her Majesty’s “values” include protecting a pedophile from prosecution, and forcing grieving young children to walk on display behind their dead mother for the sake of politics.

    Her Majesty’s “values” are lacking, to say the least.

    • KW says:

      I’m not certain, but I do believe it was Charles that forced them to do that painful walk. That’s what Diana’s brother has suggested, but the orders could have been handed down by her pettiness, Queen of Black Hearts and misdirected bitterness.

  28. Over it says:

    What do they mean there is concern over them having legal deals? Is the palace only trained to deal with illegal deals? I think the fact that they left and bought a house and started archwell and signed all those contracts should have clued you in ages ago. You denied his wreath request , always running to the media talking shit about him and his wife and yet you still thinks he wants to work with you? What kind of drugs are petty Betty and her bitch court on ? And again with Meghan taking her own fucking money she worked for an investing it into a business? Gtfout . Does anyone ever ask how the queen or Charles or William or Kate invest their money that none of them work for ? Nope . Why must is always be the black girl that gets the 3rd
    Degree?

  29. GrnieWnie says:

    I’m really enjoying this. I’ve had so many issues dealing with British institutions. I absolutely hate, on a fundamental level, the way that they operate. I hate their class system. And all of these dynamics are playing out in this story. I just love seeing H&M expose the intransigence, the stupidity of these conventional institutions in such a benign way. They’re just living their lives, lol. Basic lives that we all aspire to. It’s so revolutionary.

    • Angelica Schuyler says:

      This may seem like an odd question, but did you happen to have a teacher named Mr. Alfred in elementary school? I’m asking because of your screen name.

  30. Lillyfromlilooet says:

    Please let some sketch comedy show on either side of the pond do a skit on Harry calling in to try to schedule his one year review.

  31. KW says:

    The only call that’s coming is Andrew or Billy Basher calling Harry to ask for a loan.

  32. Chartreuse says:

    When the pandemic hit I was worried for them, that their plans may have been thwarted. That was for nothing obviously. The amount they’ve achieved is incredible.

    Stand by that phone, they ain’t calling. This is the BM baying for blood. You’re not getting any.

  33. Lizzie says:

    Hmm, wonder if the courtiers are out of sorts at not getting to review contracts. Not that they are up to the task but they cannot leak details to the tabloids. That is their real ‘gold standard’ talent.

  34. Implicit says:

    They are doing something though! Ensuring the collapse of the monarchy after Queen Elizabeth II we can thank them for that

  35. Ania says:

    All I can see is a scene from Friends where Rachel describes her boss asking why Chandler hasn’t called her😁 „eh doesn’t he call Rachel, why, why?!”

  36. MashedPeas says:

    That batch of old waxworks thought Harry would be like the last “exile” Windsor and spend his time trying to get back into the good graces of the family. Yearning for an ambassadorship and whatnot. The wreath incident was them slapping the back of his hands saying “no, bad prince! No wreath ceremony for you. Behave yourself and maybe next year”.

    H&M are educating them on what an anachronism the word “exile” actually is. They don’t need to be surrounded by Windsor Park courtiers to live a rich life. His mother is thrilled to bits I’m sure