Prince Charles will no longer take care of the Sussexes’ fan mail & hate mail

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I am so curious about how Prince Charles has completely avoided making any official or unofficial comments about the formalization of the Sussexit over the past month. While Charles made sure to not “take the hit” in 2020 for anything having to do with the Sussexit, he was part of the meetings, and he did (by Clarence House’s account) offer to financially support Prince Harry and Meghan for a year or two. Charles was reportedly quite sad about the turn of events, because he thought Harry would be very important to the eventual reign of King Charles. But Charles was forced to send his younger son packing and throw his support behind Prince William in what will likely be the biggest gamble for the Windsors in decades (a gamble which, frankly, will blow up in their faces). But in the past month, Charles has completely avoided commenting on the Sussexes entirely. No leaks to Richard Kay, no “I’m officially saddened by this.” It’s very curious. But there is one thing Charles has done: pushed Harry and Meghan’s mail reception out of Clarence House.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been forced to search for a new UK address after Prince Charles cut ties in the wake of Megxit, according to reports. The Prince of Wales has reportedly withdrawn his financial support for the mail service for letters sent to them by well-wishers, which was provided to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by staff at Clarence House. Meghan and Harry, who live in California, are now scrambling to put new arrangements in place for the end of next month.

The move comes after Megxit was confirmed to be permanent, the Telegraph reported. The Correspondence Section at Clarence House, Charles’ official residence, is made up of around four members of staff. It has traditionally handled the Sussexes’ mail, as well as the Cambridges’ and Charles and Camilla’s.

Replies are sent to thousands of letters from well-wishers every month. A source close to the Sussexes told the Telegraph new arrangements had not yet been sorted. But they added that there was a Los Angeles address for Meghan and Harry’s Archewell Foundation on their website.

The couple are likely to receive a flood of letters when the former actress gives birth to their second child later this year. Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, which airs next Sunday on US television network CBS, is also expected to prompt a flurry of correspondence.

[From The Daily Express]

It feels like such an insignificant thing, but remember when Harry and Meghan’s engagement was announced and there were reports of all of the postal terrorism they received? So… what will happen now? All of the letters will just be sent along to California? Will the Sussexes have to hire someone independent in the UK to sort through their mail? It’s curious and f–ked up that Clarence House won’t even take care of this anymore.

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  1. Case says:

    Am I correct in thinking it was the Queen and William who were the real bad guys here, and Charles was much more accepting of the “half in/half out” situation H&M were hoping for? From what I’ve read I’ve gotten the sense he’s much more on their side (or at least less uptight about the whole thing) than the rest of the RF, but maybe I’m wrong.

    • L84Tea says:

      I think Charles was all for the half in-half out proposal. But his cowardice ultimately won out.

      • UptownGirl says:

        No, it wasn’t his cowardice that ultimately won out, it was the usual tantrum, storming, screaming and the ultimatum that PWT would not take on the official title of successor. It’s been well documented that PWT has and will always throw hissy fits and demand that his position and his desires be met without question. I think that once TQ passes, Charles will try to bring the Sussex couple back in, but PWT has a proven history of withholding his children from Charles as punishment for not siding with him. He really is an insufferable POS. PWT is on the road of destruction my his own little angry fists.

      • Joan Rivers says:

        Doesn’t Charles have a conflict of interest here?
        He’d like to be King, at least for a little while, wouldn’t he?

        How does that fit in to all this?

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Charles is on the outskirts for his own image protection. He played the cards that he couldn’t comment or was trying to help or that criticisms are just the norm for members of the BRF and we do not engage.

      Then his image was attacked via The Crown and suddenly you can engage and you can defend and threaten. He is not innocent in this, but I think he wished Harry was the 1st born.

    • Amy Bee says:

      I have my doubts that he was on their side. But he still sought to appear to be a loving father by leaking to the press that he offered to pay for Harry and Meghan’s upkeep after they left the UK.

      • Joan Rivers says:

        I still have my doubts that Harry looks like he’s Chas’s son.

      • Tessa says:

        Harry IS Charles son. No question. DO you really think Charles would have let Harry in the line of succession if he were not his son nor doled out a big settlement to Diana? No way, Charles would have ousted Diana and Harry. Big time. Harry is Charles and Diana’s son, he looks nothing like Hewitt.

      • Dee says:

        Harry was born in 1984. Diana started up with Hewitt in 1986. Just another example of how the second born has been thrown under the bus over the years is this “persistent rumor” about his parentage.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      if Charles will not pick up the tab for the Sussexes’ mail then I am sure he is not picking up the tab for their security. I hope this shuts up the Daily Fail’s clap trap on who is paying the Sussexes’ bills.

    • Tessa says:

      Charles just sat back and watched William run things and see Harry off.

  2. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Jfc. Even just calling it ‘Megxit’ rather than Sussexit belies what these fckrs are all about.

    • Emm says:

      @Not, I can’t stand it!!

    • Mac says:

      How many more stories about the BRF’s pettiness are going to come out before this interview? They are determined to take every cheap shot they possibly can. It won’t be Meghan who brings down the monarchy, it will their own stupidity and meanness. And the tabs are apparently blind to the fact they are constantly putting nails in the monarchy’s coffin.

    • schmootc says:

      I noticed that too. Buttheads.

  3. Hyacinth Bucket says:

    I’ve seen quite a lot of this in my last workplace. The official mailing address is an agent’s. No big deal. That’s what actors do.

    • Izzy says:

      Yes, but they have an added threat level dealing with hate mail; there is a very real possibility that some deranged idiot will try to send something dangerous. So their mail screening procedures will have to be elevated to deal with that.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Izzy: exactly. I hope that Charles at least told them more than a month in advance so they have some lead time to put a new plan into place, since as you said, it’s complicated, given their unique — and extremely serious — security issues. (Although now that I think about it, the threat was already there, so they must have some strict security protocols at whatever address their mail is sent to in CA.)

        Did Charles’s office seriously just make this announcement — or allow it to become public, at any rate — this week though? With everything else going on? What is wrong with him?? I realize that in the grand scheme of things, how mail is handled isn’t a big deal, but everything is SO fraught right now that anything that any of them does or says will have extra meaning read into it at the moment. Coming on the heels of the Times story, this just makes Charles look like more of a d!ck than he already did imo.

        As long as we’re discussing Charles— I know there are lots of different opinions on how & why Charles handled Sussexit and the years of abuse preceding it the way he did, but IMO it’s inexcusable. Full stop. He was cowardly and he failed Harry. I don’t care what his internal reasoning was; his silence and total lack of support when the Sussexes needed it the most were shockingly disgusting, and if I were Harry I don’t think I’d ever be able to forgive him, or possibly, to even want to see him ever again.

        It’s especially confounding since he knows he needs them once he’s the monarch in order for his “slimming down” plan to work. (And honestly, even if he never had any interest in slimming down, he must know that he needs them if he wants to maintain ANY interest in the BRF and keep it at all relevant following Elizabeth’s death.) If he had been publicly supporting H&M all along, I’m sure we would have speculated that it was for selfish reasons, that he was trying to leave the door open for them to return once he’s on the throne— and that might have been true. But even *that* wasn’t enough to force him to take some sort of action.

        The fact that he and the Queen are evidently so terrified of William that he basically calls all the shots is appalling. They are both failures as leaders, imo. What are they so afraid of? Bill may talk a big game, but they must know he’s not actually going anywhere; he’s not about to walk away from all of that Duchy money now that he’s this close. Yes, he may have dirt on them that they fear being exposed, but I’m sure they have just as much on him, so they kind of cancel each other out.

        And not to sound callous, but how often does Charles really see the Cambridge kids anyway? That seems to be the most common excuse given for why he tolerates William’s abhorrent behavior. But Charles constantly has a packed schedule including lots of travel; he sees the children at holidays and family events and such, and that won’t stop — does he really just pop over to visit them so frequently that the thought of that being taken away by William out of spite would be his driving motivation? I just don’t think the children are his primary concern.

        I honestly have no idea why he and the Queen have let William get away with his mini-dictatorship for so long, especially since it’s led to things getting this bad. Maybe they just don’t realize how much irreparable damage he’s done to the monarchy? Idk how that could be possible, but if they saw things the way we do, I can’t imagine they would have let William’s reign of terror to go on for so long regardless of the consequences. It simply doesn’t make sense.

        In any case, I hope this week is the beginning of the entire thing imploding on them while Harry & Meghan continue to heal and thrive in California.

        Sorry this comment got so long! I guess I have more thoughts about Charles than I realized, lol.

      • tcbc says:

        But so do a lot of other celebrities, like Colin Kaepernick. The big agencies will know how to deal with it. If that means mail goes to the US, great. It will be examined during the customs process and any idiot that tries anything will have to reckon with international terrorism laws.

    • Mac says:

      Moving correspondence to a service was probably already on H+M’s to do list but it’s not exactly an urgent priority.

  4. MsIam says:

    The Fail is always so overly dramatic. Harry and Meghan are “scrambling” to find mail service! Oh dear! I say the more ties they cut with that family the better.

    • Ang says:

      Right? I don’t think this is high on their priority list, nor is it such a “scramble” to provide a forwarding address to Clarence House. Jeez.

  5. Coco says:

    Okay, if anyone reading this was planning to send H&M a letter, address it to Charles or the Cambridges instead. That way, someone will open it, and if they intend to pass it on to the Sussexes, they will have to pay for the new envelope and postage.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Coco I laughed out loud.
      Every single aspect of this entire situation is so off the rails and upsetting at this point, so it was nice to finally find something amusing.

  6. Flying Fish says:

    Charles is no better that William and Elizabeth.

    • Tessa says:

      He just sat back and did nothing. He even did not say anything when Archie was trashed.

  7. Moxylady says:

    What a petty sob

  8. Cecilia says:

    Im sorry but in my opinion this is a big non story. H&m have officially turned in their resignation. Why still receive mail at the palace? I think this is nothing but a formal step. As for the mail, i think it will end up nowhere or just be returned to sender

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      Totally agree. They’ve all known for months that the separation would be permanent & part of that would be separating the mail service. My guess is Charles didn’t have anything to do with this story since he’s been trying to go radio silent. More likely (I think) it’s an innocuous part of the Sussexit deal that was leaked by William & embellished by the Mail (“scrambling,” etc) to make it appear that Charles is punishing the Sussexes.

      Don’t get me wrong, I think Charles screwed up this whole thing, but he’s media savvy enough to do “better” than this if he wanted to get a story out.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Lizzie: I wrote my dissertation of a comment before I read yours, but I think you’re right. It wasn’t Charles who announced this now, and given what we know, it certainly seems as if the most likely person behind the story being released this week is William.

        Even if he had nothing to do with this, William is such a desperate, pathetic person, my god. His life apparently revolves around striving to think of new ways to make his brother miserable and to look bad. If he put even 10% of that energy into working on projects he cared about…but no, he seems entirely driven by spite. What a sad existence.

  9. Noki says:

    I understand Charles got quite a press beating in the Diana divorce years and after her death but come on,this level of cowardice is shocking.

    • L4frimaire says:

      He seems to be MIA ever since the Crown aired. If he makes it to the throne, William will probably run right over him and declare a regency.Harry could have been a buffer, but we see what happened there.

  10. So, spineless Charles again let’s his inaction speak: Cutting the mail service! Really, this is all they’ve got? And, obviously, if the Sussexes have just been informed of this, when Charles’ team had a whole year to make this decision says something —- once again — really nasty about Charles. I think Charles is in this up to his neck and always has been from day one. Like with Diana, he again continues to roll himself out as this powerless victim. And yet, he managed to get his mother to force her favorite son and his brother to not only step down, but to stay down! But he is powerless to show support for Harry in any public way? NOT. BUYING. IT.

    • Lorelei says:

      @LowCountryLady, I could not agree more. For some reason, it was this seemingly innocuous little mail story that prompted me to finally snap and go off on a long rant about him upthread. It’s like this mail story, while not meaning much on its own, is a microcosm of Charles and how he operates in general. Petty and unnecessary.

  11. Amy Bee says:

    As someone else, I doubt having a mailing address for fans probably not a priority for Harry and Meghan and it is probably safer not to have one.

    • Melissa says:

      The only problem is that their actual address is easily found online. And they don’t want 400lbs of letters showing up on their doorstep everyday.

  12. MeToforever says:

    Charles is Thomas Markle with money.

  13. L4frimaire says:

    It’s interesting that this is the only thing we’ve heard of Charles in all this. He’s definitely laying low and probably getting flashbacks to his drama with Diana. They probably have a service that screens their mail for security reasons. If stuff comes returned from Clarance house, I guess people will look up the Archewell address, which frankly, will direct more people to the website. Honestly, it’s the stalkers and haters who seem to always find these addresses first. When Meghan and Harry were papped outside a dentist’s office in Beverly Hills ( white linen dress and hat pic), it was the M*gxit haters that found the address, looked up every tenet in the building and then posted the address of a dentist there. Very scary stuff. I also remember them threatening to send a ton of mail to Tyler Perry’s mansion after publishing that address. They used the phrase “mail b*mb”, which got a lot of them banned and suspended from Twitter.

  14. Melissa says:

    Ten to one the Sussexes get more mail than CH’s 4-person team can handle and they don’t want to work harder or hire more people.

  15. Lunasf17 says:

    Why TF would anyone care about fan/hate mail? Who is mailing letters to celebrities by mail these days? I just don’t get why anyone would spend resources on that sort of thing! Aren’t there bigger issues he could be working on? Also since H and M don’t even live in that country anymore I don’t think it’s his responsibility either but it seems like a weird thing to care about!

    • Lorelei says:

      @Luna, I wrote to a celebrity once or twice but it was when I was about 13 years old! There must be a lot of people who do write to members of the royal family, though, because I’ve seen more than a few proudly post photos of the responses they got on Twitter.

      The only person I specifically remember ever writing to is the actor who played Zack on Saved by the Bell, lol. I *loved* him back in the day and I think I was just hoping I’d get a reply with an autograph.

  16. Sansa says:

    Another petty leak from KP no doubt. Charles is a coward but this is meant to make him look bad. Doubt this comes as a surprise to M&H or that they are “scrambling”. but it’s a petty paper cut to supplement the bigger anti Meghan stories the BRF/RR are trying to make happen.

  17. MA says:

    Father of the year

    • Joan Rivers says:

      Take a look at Harry and Charles and try to tell me H. is his bio son.
      That was the scandal years ago when H. looked like the man Diana was said to have been with.

      That’s a complication here.

      • Tessa says:

        There was no scandal. It was gossip going around and I think those who did not like Diana helped spread it back then. Harry looks absolutely nothing like Hewitt. He looks a lot like his grandfather Prince Philip, same eyes same shape ears, He looked a lot like Charles when he was a toddler with the same ears and looked more like Charles than William. Harry IS Charles biological son, he has the Spencer red hair. Nothing like Hewitt, Nothing. Harry was conceived by Charles and Diana during the Christmas holidays 1983, all the royals stayed in apartments at Sandringham. Diana got involved with Hewitt when Harry was 2. Hewitt never had children. I think it a disgrace that Charles did nothing to quash this not that it needed quashing because Harry resembles the Windsor/Mountbattens. There were rumors about Charles and the PB children but he told his biographer the exact times he was intimate with Camilla refuting the rumors He should have done the same for Harry.

      • anotherlily says:

        Yes, take a look,especially in a black and white photo. Philip, Charles and Harry have the same central face features. The eyes, brows and nose are identical. Harry looks a lot like Prince Philip in his thirties, especially when Philip had a beard.

        Also red hair is a strong Spencer trait. Diana’s father,brother and two sisters were all redheads. Childhood photos of Harry with his cousin of the same age, George McCorquodale, shows boys who could be twins.

        It’s William who looks nothing like Charles.

      • Dee says:

        Diana gave birth to Harry in 1984. She didn’t date Hewitt until 1986.

  18. Shahad says:

    Hi All,
    I have been a lurker here for a few months and now I have finally decided to post something. I cannot say I know much about these royals , I only started taking an interest after Meghan married into the family even though I am Australian and my family own a farm near the place Kate and William were engaged in Kenya.

    In a lot of discussions here there is always a lot of talk about racism towards Meghan by the British establishment and media. What’s always missing is their/her politics is even a bigger issue for the British establishment than race , the fact that she is a feminist, seems progressive while her detractors are right wing is far bigger problem for them . I feel like Meghan is being Jeremy corbyned , because she and Harry are very popular and her left wing politics is not welcome in such a conservative institution.

    You also need to remember most of the media in uk is owned by right wing oligarchs, the Murdoch’s and Rothemeres and they hate anyone who is left wing with some following and power .

    • Lindsay says:

      Shahad: that is really interesting. I’ve never heard anyone bring that up before, and I’m sure you are onto something here. All the moaning about H&M being “woke” supports your theory.

  19. Tessa says:

    That family commercial with Charles is so odd. Little Charlotte shunted off to the other side and Charles paying more attention to the male children. It looks very forced.