Now royal reporters are minimizing their own abuse & harassment of the Sussexes

Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex reacts as she arrives to visit Canada House, in London on January 7, 2020, in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada.

I’m still processing all of the outraged hissy fits about Prince Harry’s video with James Corden, and now I have to begin processing the new tantrums about the teasers for the Oprah interview? Lord help us all. Honestly though, maybe I’m wrong, but it does feel like the royal reporters are going crazy over the teasers, but most of them are saving their biggest wails and sh-tty stories for immediately after the interview. As of this moment, it’s mostly just the dead-end royal commentators like Richard Fitzwilliams and Robert Jobson, who seem to have bitchy quotes at the ready for any occasion. Some highlights from a Daily Mail piece:

Robert Jobson on the Oprah teasers: Jobson, a biographer of Prince Charles and the Duke of Edinburgh, said the trailer was packed with ‘over the top, melodramatic nonsense’. He said: ‘The Queen and the Royal Family are not the Corleone family of Windsor. There are no hit men or heavies going around silencing people. Meghan, whilst a working royal, was always protected by a team of Scotland Yard officers. Thankfully, she was never in danger physically and Harry knows that. Talk of being “silenced” is just ridiculous. It suits a narrative, I suppose, but at what cost to the Queen, Prince Philip and the Royal Family and our reputation as a country’.

Richard Fitzwilliams on the extension of the interview to a two-hour special: ‘An extra 30 minutes could be scary for the Palace. Was this because Harry and Meghan were angry at having their patronages removed or had it always been planned? The interview with Oprah will determine their future relations with the royal family for the foreseeable future’.

The Brits are slowly understanding capitalism: The extra half-hour of the show will allow CBS to rake in more advertising, with a 30-second prime time slot believed to cost around $200,000. According to Page Six, the Sussexes are not being paid for the Oprah interview, but experts believe it is part of their plan to build a billion-dollar brand in the US after signing mega-deals with Netflix and Spotify worth at least $100million.

Whether the interview will be re-edited: On Monday, it also emerged that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s incendiary interview with Oprah may have to be re-edited or even partially re-shot due to the rift it has caused with the royals and 99-year-old Prince Philip’s hospitalisation. Some previously claimed that the interview, believed to be completed two weeks, could even be toned down – though new trailers show that seems unlikely.

Meghan definitely talks about her father & half-sister: It has also emerged that Meghan is expected to speak about the feud with her own family on her father Thomas’ side in the interview with Oprah. This Morning host Holly Willoughby said that Oprah’s team had been in contact with ITV for footage of an interview with her half-sister. ‘Oprah Winfrey’s team contacted This Morning requesting footage from our interview with Samantha Markle in preparation for the interview with the Duchess of Sussex,’ Willoughby said on Monday. ‘So, we don’t know whether or not they used that in the interview, but what we do know is nothing was off limits.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I’m really glad about that last part – I hope Oprah intersperses some clips of Toxic Thomas Markle and Samantha being absolutely unhinged during British interviews. And I hope Meghan talks about all of it in-depth. As for what Fitzwilliams says about the interview being extended… clearly, Harry and Meghan had a lot of sh-t to get off their chests. My guess is that when Oprah and the producers began editing the footage, they realized they had enough for a two-hour special. It’s that simple.

But really, let’s get into what Robert Jobson is saying, because a chill really went up my spine as I read his words. I’ve covered the whole bloody smear campaign against Meghan and Harry from the beginning, and there were many moments when I was absolutely positive that the royal press pack and the “establishment” were eagerly trying to incite hateful people to do something to Meghan. I was absolutely positive that the British media was trying to psychologically abuse Meghan while she was pregnant. I was absolutely positive that the media’s original aim was to make Meghan’s life a living hell to the point where she would walk away from her marriage and from Britain entirely. I was absolutely positive that the media – not to mention the royal family – were actively trying to convince Harry to abandon his wife and child and “come back” to them. So yes, it was absolutely that f–king serious. When Harry speaks of his gratitude in getting the f–k out, he absolutely means that he’s grateful that they got out alive.

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  1. The Duchess says:

    They can run, but they can’t hide from this. They have been complicit in ALL of the racist abuse against Meghan since day one and these receipts will be shown on Sunday. Whether in the interview or on Twitter, everybody will know how poorly these reporters have treated Harry and especially Meghan. Bring it on.

  2. Osty says:

    They really underestimate Meghan and Harry’s love for each other, they overestimated the importance of the RF to Meghan, and most importantly they really underestimate the era of social media. Nothing can be hidden , they cant fool for years, and then pretend pple will forget .

    • SnowQueenM says:

      This is the real heart of the dynamics. The BRF and the courtiers overestimated royalty’s stock and exposed their misunderstandings of what generates true, sustained interest.

      It’s not becoming not enough to be HRH, or adjacent, anymore. You have to earn your place. Diana started the trend; social media is accelerating it and H&M poured the gasoline on the fire to blaze it up.

  3. Scal says:

    The current narrative I’ve seen is how dare they do a interview while granddad is in the hospital?

    Meanwhile Sophie did her house tour, W&K do zoom events, and Queen gave a interview did a online event while phillip was in the hospital and that’s fine and carrying on or something something 🙄

    The double standard never ever ends

    • Amy Bee says:

      And don’t forget the Commonwealth Day Programme. I haven’t seen any of the press calling for that to be pulled because Phillip is in the hospital.

    • Ana Maria says:

      it wouldn’t surprise me if grandad Philip has already passed away and they (family, press) are saving the news until Oprah’s interview has aired, so they can blame it on H&M

      • MissMarierose says:

        oh come on

      • Sunshine says:

        Ana Marie what doesn’t surprise me about this comment is how people put nothing past them.

      • Ana Maria says:

        @Sunshine: exactly! I believe all of them have become unhinged because they are no longer relevant and/or the center of atenttion, and they’re trying to blame everything on the one member of the family that dared to stand up and get away from the toxic environment

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      Petty Betty and that awful statue of her in… Adelaide, was it? Can’t wait for the local avian wildlife to find that one.

      But yeah, where was all this much-vaunted concern for her “cousband” (saw that circulating on Twitter, I *howled* with laughter) when she was tucked up in Windsor, virtually dedicating statues to herself?

      Honestly, the caucacity of these people.

  4. Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says:

    Robert Jobson is deliberately misunderstanding what Oprah meant by being ‘silenced.’ I’m sure she was referring to the fact that Meghan was not allowed to say anything in her own defense, with regards to her father, her horrible half-sister or the months of abuse from the press. Kensington Palace can deny that Kate uses botox but they didn’t lift a finger to stop any of the negative articles that were being written what seems like every minute about MEghan.

    • Sofia says:

      Plus we have no idea about the larger context of the line. Oprah could have meant (like you said) about the Markles rather than the royals or even the courtiers. So it could be something like Meghan saying “I was silent about my brother and half sister” and Oprah says the “were you silent or silenced?”

    • molly says:

      I assume the “silenced” comment was about the RF not letting Meghan defend herself, and I’m 100% certain it happened. I work in PR for a mid-sized, B2B company, and I “silence” people all the time. No you can’t do that interview, no we’re not commenting on that, etc. The problem for Meghan is that there was no boundary between her job as DoS and her life as Meghan. Meghan the person was hung out to dry because the RF controlled what the DoS could and couldn’t say. (And then did absolutely nothing to protect her while leaking stories behind her back.)

    • Lorelei says:

      @Elizabeth, exactly. So much of what they say is disingenuous and coming from a place of bad faith. Jobson is being purposely obtuse — he knows damn well that that wasn’t what Oprah was insinuating with that question.

      But they’ve got to keep bitching about the Sussexes so the clicks coming in, and as a result, we get nonsense like this.

      • Patricia says:

        And in the meantime he’s written two books about the Sussex baby. Make that make sense.

  5. Brit says:

    The problem is that it’s too late especially with the age of social media. Everyone can see the double standards and hypocrisy from the press now. Big mouth Piers Morgan is a huge part of the blame because he was head chief instigator and if anything, his colleagues should tell him to shut his mouth because he and other obsessed morons are only making things worse for themselves with all the rants and flailing. I’ve seen more and more people for them than against them. These people are losing the plot because they’ve been allowed to abuse and get away with so much and now Karma has come to say hello. No one takes the British press seriously anymore and they know it. They know Oprah and America’s who follow the royals have seen and heard every insult and abusive statement and they can’t hide from it. I really do think Piers and others will have a full fledged melt down eventually because they are really going off the rails.

    • Yoyo says:

      In Europe the British Media is at the bottom for telling the truth, they’ve been holding down that position for years.

      • Snuffles says:

        Decades

      • Couch potato says:

        True! In addition, no one would blink an eye when “spares” (I really don’t like that word) in other European countries has their own career outside royal life. It’s considered a good thing, and they still hold royal patronages and represent the RF on occations.

      • Lorelei says:

        I admit I kind of chuckled at Jobson’s concern about the reputation of Queen and the royal family. Bitch, the time for you to have worried about that was in 2016 when there was still time to change course re: Meghan’s press and treatment.

        He’s deluded if he thinks that this interview is what’s going to give people worldwide a negative opinion of the Queen and the BRF. That ship has sailed. The damage is done and it’s irreparable. And they brought it all on themselves.

  6. Cecilia says:

    Ive said this before and i will say this again. I hope meghan absolutely does not talk about her family.

    1 because of the court case that is now a done deal
    2 because talking about her sister and father will give them the green light to go to british tv and bitch again.

    That being said, will somebody please inform jobson that THEY were the ones ruining the reputation of Britain (and the RF tbh) by being unable to cover the first biracial duchess without sexism racism and unjustified hate? That one is on the royal reporters.

    • Yoyo says:

      I didn’t want her to talk about the markles either, but they deserve to be held accountable for the abuse they cause, not talking about them, didn’t stop them from lying about her for the past four year.
      What her father did to her was unconscionable. He is mad because he didn’t get his day in court but in the next breath want to see his Royal grandchildren.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think she’s going to talk about her father and sister in context of how they were manipulated by the press and courtiers. I think its going to be less “my dad is a horrible person” and more “the press was paying my father to do these interviews, he was being manipulated by the toxic press,” etc

    • Royalwatcher says:

      Same. I hope Oprah’s people just wanted to footage so she knows what was said and can ask questions. I hope it won’t be showed so the toxic Markles don’t get any more airtime which would feed into their egos.

  7. Osty says:

    They acted like clowns with no direction, jealousy and their sense of entitlement clouded their judgement and took things too far.
    Also because they were able to rewrite history during the Diana and fergie era they thought they could do it now . Now everything is permanent thanks to social media and there is nothing they can do about it
    Instead of telling the royals to stop fooling, stop being lazy , stop doing shady things and working they helped them remove their ” competition ” cos its easier and now the world knows how awful, racist, unprofessional, pathetic and unwelcoming they are

  8. Snuffles says:

    There is no hiding what they did. People have got the RECEIPTS! And not just Sussex Squad, but real journalists and media/social media analysts have done research and put out articles on the level of negative press and how they lauded Kate for things they vilified Meghan for. I have no doubt that Oprah’s producers will lay it out clear as day.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yes, this is something I’m expecting – a montage of headlines about Meghan, actual clips of Piers Morgan or Camilla Tominey or Angela Levin being BSC about Meghan, they’re definitely going to include the clip of her being called uppity, and the picture of the “royal baby leaving hospital” – and they’re going to do it all in one giant pile-on, so to speak, so there’s going to be no way to play down how they treated Meghan. None of this “we welcomed her and paid for her wedding and THEN we started abusing her.” They always abused her and I think Oprah will make that clear AND I think she will make clear that there was a coordinated smear campaign against her.

    • Myra says:

      They are trying to rewrite history. As if we did not see nor hear them with our very own eyes and ears. As if they had not been consistently trashing her, insulting her and bullying her on an almost daily basis for the past three to four years. But it’s textbook abuser behaviour to also gaslight their victims. They know Meghan will hold the attention of a global audience with Oprah so they will try to do some damage content leading up to Sunday and even the days, weeks, after.

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      I hope Oprah sets the stage in the opening of the interview. Lays everything out and then asks the questions. Oprah is a pro and she knows how to get the message/narrative across.

    • Over it says:

      I need piss name in bold prints , I need the world to see that he is a f——ing liar, when he said the press only because negative after the wedding. He needs to be held accountable. The bbc for that skit of Megan as a knife wielding ghetto gangster who attacked pure white English rose Kate. I need Oprah to show the world all . How her cookbook for good was linked to bad. Her baby , a baby was compared to a monkey. How these people actively got together to make her loose her baby. That family did nothing to stop any of this, they sat back and watched it happen and helped it along. I can’t forget and it didn’t happen to me . My heart breaks for her , I am sitting here crying while I write this because no one deserves this and for any of them to act innocent now is disgusting and they should be told time and time again

      • Lorelei says:

        @OverIt I hope that Oprah says allllll the things that Harry and Meghan either can’t or won’t, specifically the fact that the entire BRF was silent throughout the entire smear campaign and specifically the chimpanzee thing. Even Charles, the grandfather of that newborn baby, didn’t do or say a single thing to denounce Meghan’s or Archie’s treatment or publicly show even a shred support. He basked in the good PR he got for walking her down the aisle at the wedding, and then he peaced out, never to be heard from again.

        They ALL need to be called out, but I hope that at the very least, Oprah name checks Charles, William and Kate. The Sussexes need it said but can’t necessarily say it themselves right now so I hope Oprah comes through.

      • Over it says:

        One hundred percent everything you said Lorelei

  9. Becks1 says:

    The Robert Jobson comments are bizarre to me because he makes a point of mentioning that she was never in danger physically (minus the anthrax scare, I guess) but that doesnt mean she was in danger emotionally or mentally, or that she wasnt being silenced. Its like he wants people to think that because no one physically attacked Meghan, then everything was fine.

    I dont think the interview is going to be re-edited. Not at all. Maybe if Phillip dies, there will be some re-editing or some additional soundbytes from H&M, but otherwise, nah. It’s done.

    • CommentingBunny says:

      It’s the BM equivalent of the emotionally abusive partner who says ‘I’m can’t be an abuser because I never hit you!’

    • Amy Bee says:

      But we know that they got a lot of threats and that two people were arrested for plotting an attack against Harry for being a “race traitor”. So Jobson is not being truthful.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah to be clear my anthrax comment was kind of sarcastic – I dont know how he can say they were never in danger physically given incidents like that.

    • Mich says:

      Jobson has no idea whether or not she was ever in physical danger. Didn’t some crazy loon talk about attacking her when she was pregnant to prove she wasn’t actually pregnant? And that is just a case that got public attention. We have no idea what went on behind the scenes.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Mich: Yes, it was when she was in NYC for the baby shower. Some demented lunatic claimed she was going to try to stab her in the stomach to “prove” that she wasn’t really pregnant.

    • Sofia says:

      It reminded me of a comment a poster made on an article here that discussed Meghan’s speech about BLM protests where they said that Meghan has physical protections which means she can’t “relate” to the average black woman or something like that.

      And yes while she has security and therefore physically much better protected (she did get an anthrax threat however IIRC) it still doesn’t take away from the mental and physical aspects of the racism she faced.

      • Couch potato says:

        She has that protection NOW, but she didn’t have it growing up or before she met Harry. Of course she can “relate”.

    • Jane says:

      Actually, I think it’s perfectly feasible that Meghan was in physical danger. It wasn’t too long ago that a white supremacist terrorist assassinated a British MP in the middle of the street in her constituency in broad daylight because she was against Brexit, and there have been a number of fatal terror attacks in London and other cities around the UK over the last few years by lone radicals. So yes, Meghan was accompanied by royal protection officers, but that doesn’t mean that someone couldn’t have attempted to harm her, and that they couldn’t have succeeded in harming her or one of the RPOs – during the attack on the Palace of Westminster, the terrorist managed to kill a police officer.

      • Southern Fried says:

        I’ve thought that also. To be honest I have worried about her safety particularly when still in Britain. Harry some too but not a worrisome as Meghan.

      • Becks1 says:

        To be clear, I’m not saying there were no physical threats or that she wasnt in danger physically, even if she was protected.

        My point is that “physical danger” should not be the mark for whether or not someone is safe, because your mental and emotional health may also be in danger. So Jobson saying “well Meghan was always fine” is misleading even if we factor in physical threats, because we know her mental and emotional health was not fine.

    • MissMarierose says:

      I think he’s being deliberately obtuse because they can’t really deny she was in emotional harm at this point, not after the lawsuit verdict in her favor.

      • Lorelei says:

        @MissMarieRose, I also said upthread that Jobson was being “purposely obtuse” before I even saw your comment, lol. It’s just so blatantly obvious that even he doesn’t believe what he’s bleating about.

        @Becks I know what you meant and think you’re right. They never, ever say anything in good faith. It’s always just the cruelest (or only, in this case) angle they can come up with in order to bash her.

  10. Tiffany says:

    Jobson just admitted what we all knew and yes, that is chilling.

    The Corleone’s were very successful and yup, the Windsors were totally jealous they were not.

  11. Willow says:

    If they are this frantic just about the teasers??? What are they so desperate to hide?

  12. lanne says:

    I’ve said before that the real tragedy here is Harry learning how his family, the media, and his country really feel about him. Losing his mom at age 12 doesn’t matter. Serving in the army doesn’t matter. He’s there to be a stooge for his brother and if he refuses to play that role, then they will try to bully him into it. If he refuses to give in, they reject him completely. He has been in an abusive relationship his whole life. Meghan’s the one to help him escape. Had he not escaped, he likely would have become self destructive just like princess Margaret. Meghan, a fully realized woman, saw this abuse for what it was and said oh hell no! No tiara is worth this life. She helped Harry see that he was more than just a dim bulb stooge— that he could have an identity of his own. The fact that his family hates him for it is tragic. These toxic fools are paid by the public to reign over them, “happy and glorious, contented over us”. Even their anthem is creepy. It’s all about what the people can do for the monarch, not what the monarch should do for their people.
    Thank goodness they are in the US! Now they can actually have a life of their own. These rota ratchets are angry that 2 adults have decided to make their own future. That is telling.

    • Amy Bee says:

      I hope Harry talks about this in the interview.

    • Amy says:

      +1000! Lanne, you nailed it.

    • Snuffles says:

      Girl, you said it all! These past 4 years have probably been a shocking eye opener for Harry in regards to his family and some of his friends too.

    • Nancy says:

      This sums it up so perfectly. The real tragedy is Harry knows the truth about his family. Heartbreaking to have to accept that his father and his brother turned their backs on him.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Nancy I can’t even imagine how awful it was for Harry…it happened slowly and insidiously over the past few years, and realizing that his own brother didn’t have his back was bad enough. Now his family made it clear that they will never welcome his wife and child. I just can’t begin to know how hurtful that must be. Thankfully he has Meghan and his own little family that he always wanted, but it still must be extremely painful for him.

    • Frenchguest says:

      You are so right…I was watching old Harry’s videos with William and he was always the third weel…and he was always deferring to William who was introduced first…

    • Cooper says:

      DAMN Lanne, you left NO stones unturned. BRAVO.

  13. Brit says:

    Also, I forgot to add that they know Oprah and Meghan/Harry are friends with the current administration and relations I.E Obamas, these people are incredibly influential and that race in very important in America. The problem is that they abused the only biracial American in the the Royal Family and they need deals because of Brexit. They were shortsighted and thought Trump would win again and he didn’t. They also realize that Harry and Meghan could’ve been great assets especially in a tour for America but they’ve done so much to the Sussexes that coming back is pointless. When I said they stopped their own bags in a apocalyptic way, I wasn’t kidding.

    • sunny says:

      Race is not only important in America, it is important everywhere, especially anti-blackness which is a global problem.

  14. Amy Bee says:

    Kaiser, your last paragraph is on the money.

    The British press is as much afraid of this interview as the Royal Family, that’s why they’re calling for the interview to be pulled. Luckily, Harry and Meghan chose someone from the US to interview them because had they been interviewed by the British media it would not see the light of day. It will be interesting to see if ITV caves the pressure from their colleagues to pull the programme. As for Oprah asking Meghan if she was silenced, she already said so in the court documents that she was refused the right of reply by KP. Jobson knows this.

    I hope Oprah inserts clips from all the shows bullying Meghan and Harry.

    • Tracey says:

      I don’t think ITV would edit or pull Oprah interview because they are messy. Remember there is no real journalism in the UK, just tabloid media. ITV knows they’re going to make bank on the ad revenue, so why pull it? It’s clear that the BM controls the RF, not the other way around. The RR know a reckoning is coming, all they had to do was report factually, but no, they stuck with their old playbook and expected H&M to go along. This is a disaster they could have avoided, but the blood money was to tempting for them. Now they’ll only ever have scraps and it’s totally deserved.

  15. tee says:

    They should probably wait for the interview to air before stoking outrage, particularly since Meghan whispered a single word. Yet when has the British media ever let incomplete information stop them from being angry at her. Please, continue to reinforce your awfulness.

  16. ABritGuest says:

    Lol so now Jobson cares about the reputation of the ‘royal family and the country’ (more like Charles, William, Kate & his reporter buddies) now there’s chance the media and the firm could get trashed (I highly doubt they will speak on his family) but when they were gleefully trashing Meghan with all types of racism & xenophobia & saying how much other royals hated her it was a good look?

    They really did entirely too much thinking Meghan would just be railroaded. I hope it blows up in the faces of likes of Piers Morgan and the royal reporters/experts especially and spoils their bag in the most lucrative markets.

    • Brit says:

      It already has. When Harry and Meghan moved to America and started working media houses and reporters, I imagine the calls started getting less and less. They have no scoop, no inside sources, nothing. They’re already feeling the effects of it which is why they didn’t want Harry and Meghan to leave.

  17. Harper says:

    I hope Harry names the journalists that tormented them and not just lumps them all together as “the press.” Piers, Wooten, Tominey, Nicholl, Lady Colin Campbell, Sykes, etc. Name them so that, going forward, respected American publications won’t go anywhere near them for their “royal insights.”

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      I’m Oprah hoping does this when she highlights the abusers in the press. I’d rather have Oprah be the one to name names and H&M just have to respond to the questions.

  18. Devs says:

    sometimes it feels like the sh!t that gets thrown at black women is endless. everyone is saying how this will “expose” the royals or whatever as if most decent people don’t already see them as bizarre and outdated.
    i think as people watch this, i hope the actual takeaway is, if this is how the world in general treats a wealthy, married, pregnant, very light skin, educated, well traveled and successful businesswoman…how do they talk about and treat regular black women?
    i think a lot of people need to go beyond putting us on a pedestal or only praising those who are like meghan or who they deem as “classy” or if not classy then “entertaining” and do some real work as allies.
    i would love if everyone’s passion for defending meghan also extended to regular black women especially those of us who are trans or dark skinned.
    on a shallow note…i’m here for gossip as i’ve said before lol. i don’t see this fundamentally changing a thing but it’s great that meghan & harry can speak openly and anything that encourages bad feelings towards the monarchy is a good thing.

    • Royalwatcher says:

      Agree 100%.

    • booboocita says:

      I hear you. As a Chicana and fellow WOC, I’m tired and frustrated with those who celebrate the Dreamers who got into Ivy League schools on full scholarships and never set a foot out of step growing up in difficult circumstances. I want the undocumented teens who work at the food court in the local mall and attend No Name Community College at night to be celebrated, too. I want undocumented young adults who just want to have a decent job, help their parents out, and raise families of their own, to get a fair shake. And yes, I want the undocumented kids who made mischief of one sort or another as silly kids — because that’s what kids sometimes do — to live their lives free of fear that they’ll be sent back to countries they can barely remember and whose languages they no longer speak — if they ever did.

  19. Sandy123 says:

    The Fail is currently mocking Harry for wearing the same grey suit in approximately three situations…scraping the barrel much?

    • Brit says:

      Well they can’t complain about tax payers etc anymore 😂 They know it’s over but their hubris and ego are refusing to let go.

    • lemonylips says:

      I thought that’s in now cause future future queens do it. And it’s thrifty! But just future future queens get to be “so normal”.

  20. Golly Gee says:

    “ The Queen and the Royal Family are not the Corleone family of Windsor. There are no hit men or heavies going around silencing people.” …that we know of. Next on The Crown…

    • Sunday says:

      I mean, if nbc execs have spooks on their payroll (as per Catch & Kill, ronan farrow’s book on harvey weinstein et al), why should we believe the royal family does not?

      • Golly Gee says:

        There are lots of conspiracy theories about how princess Diana died, so who knows? People with power seem to be above the law in many cases.

  21. lanne says:

    They totally underestimated Meghan. She’s no “c list actress showgirl.” Anyone who actually vetted her would know that. They thought the superstar guest list was due to Americans wanting to suck up to the royal family. Nope. Many of those superstars loved Harry, and Meghan had been building relationships with high profile people for a long time. She didn’t catch Harry by chasing after him. She was introduced to him by someone in her circle. No one at the palace—those gold plated courtiers—noticed that she had powerful friends and associations. It’s like they decided to patch Kate’s story onto Meghan: chased after a prince, changing colleges to attend his college, waiting and waiting and waiting for him to propose, doing Nothing in the meantime but keep her eyes on the Prize. And in doing so, they tried to patch meghans background onto Kate: hard working college grad (yes Kate graduated college too, but has done precisely nothing with her degree. She didn’t work for 10 years. Didn’t volunteer, nothing. One 3 month part time job is less a work history than a high school kid working a summer job). long time philanthropist, charismatic, goal oriented. The ratchets have contorted themselves into pretzels trying to claim that Kate was the superior royal, that meghans projects were Kates ideas. But lots of people don’t realize the truth about gold plating. Gold plating is only microns thick, and can be rubbed off with a vigorous thumb. Rub the gold plating off the royal courtiers and you’ve got nothing but a big pile of ossified shit.

    • Dee Kay says:

      @Ianne I love your read of the situation. So, so true.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      “you’ve got nothing but a big pile of ossified shit.”

      My nomination for comment of the week.

    • Lexistential says:

      @Ianne Wow you are spot on. Especially the “patching on” between Meghan and Kate.

    • booboocita says:

      Given the heavy price she’s paid for her present happiness, I don’t envy Meghan much. But if I did envy her, it would be for her unparalleled social skills and emotional intelligence. You don’t acquire “powerful friends and associations” or “[build] relationships with high profile people” just by managing to place yourself in proximity. If that were the case, Ivanka wouldn’t have been openly sneered at when she showed up at the G20 Women’s Summit in 2019. Meghan is the total package: beautiful and relatable, yes, but also highly intelligent, savvy, and wise to human nature. No wonder Harry fell hard, and is determined to protect her.

  22. Texas.T-Rex says:

    Leaving a toxic environment is no easy feat there will always be those who feel wronged without admitting their participation.

    Am so proud of these two for forging ahead and not looking back.

    I too did this with my extremely rich family three years ago. One solid year of weekly trauma therapy and fifteen months of legal litigation got me the keys to my freedom.

    It is the best feeling. They can clutch their pearls and keep talking about the past while I will live in the present.

    Know H &M are doing the same. Best of luck to them and all their endeavors.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Texas.T-Rex, it’s difficult to see when you’re in the middle of it. You must be so proud of yourself to recognize it and seek help. I can only imagine how hard that was to do, but you did it. Congratulations!

  23. Midnight@theOasis says:

    This interview is H&M putting the final nail in the coffin. It’s a necessary cleansing/catharsis to mentally unload and get their side of the story out and on the record. Now, they move forward building their life and brand together. Not ever looking backwards, always forward.

  24. sandy says:

    Jobson in particular was trash – he posted about the stupid ‘tiara’ story that made Meghan look awful, and the ‘made Kate cry’ story that was even more ridiculous and was in the papers for months despite being lies.

  25. Mooshe1 says:

    I hope the extra 30 minutes is spent discussing the racist and complicit press with a panel so the gloves can be off on the royal family

  26. GG says:

    Just because you have a Scotland Yard protection officer DOES NOT mean that no verbal or emotional abuse occurred. I think that line of thought is ASININE.

    • Royalwatcher says:

      Not to mention, thinking back to the Capitol coup and how many police officers were in on that!! And how some Secret Service had to be taken off Biden-Harris teams!! How can they even be certain there were no SY protection officers who wouldn’t have allowed physical harm to come to her.

      But of course, the emotional abuse is abuse in and of itself.

  27. Lauren says:

    This interview is going to be in the middle of the night for me in Italy, but I will watch the sht out of it with a glass of wine because I’m that petty. That family has been getting away with their bullsht for too long. Meghan’s toxic family needs to fck off and the royal roaches need to publicly shamed as liars and charlatans. I want very public apologies toward Meghan, Harry, Archie and Baby Montecito.

    • Hell Nah! says:

      @Lauren,
      I’m right there with you on everything you’ve stated – 10000%!!

      • UptownGirl says:

        @ Lauren, what a brilliant synopsis on all of them. They are certainly the types of pests that need to be terminated!! I had read on another website, that featured many Brits that happen to be WOC, and they have taken the treatment of Meghan personally. They see between the lines that the British press and the The Firm are clearly racists and they are angrier than we are, as they should be.
        @ Lauren, and hello to Spain!! I am a decedent from my great grandparents!!

  28. Steph says:

    $200,000? My *ss. Those spots are in the millions.

  29. Steph says:

    I don’t know who this Jobson dude is, but I’m assuming he’s a grown adult. Is he really trying to make people believe harm can be physical?

  30. Vanessa says:

    It’s the tabloids and the royal reporters who are freaking out about this interview they Are definitely trying to rewrite their own History. I’m sure a lot of them will be deleting their twitter accounts soon now the shoe is going to be on the other foot they will be the ones torn down. The calls to stop the interview for airing is truly Ridiculously the British tabloids are so used to getting their way that they Honestly believe that CBS will bow down to them say ok we wouldn’t air the interview out respect for whatever excuses their alleged now .

    • Jais says:

      Agree that tabloids and royal reporters are trying to rewrite history. They are also trying to create a new storyline as a means of deflection by saying there is a difference between British media and social media with the British media not being culpable of toxicity bc they are held to journalistic standards.

      Instead, it is Meghan and Harry’s fault because they paid too much attention to social media negativity. Again placing the blame on HM and anywhere but themselves.

      I think it was the daily editor of the mirror saying this on Lorraine but seems like they’re going to say it wasn’t the tabloids or royal commentators responsible for spreading hate but social media commentators that Harry and Meghan shouldn’t have listened to in the first place. This is crap of course but seems like a new storyline of defense.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      The British “powers the be” know that CBS is a lost cause in trying to get a delay. The British Tabloid Media is going full-throttle after ITV as I type.

      • Isabella says:

        They are simply giving the interview more publicity–and proving they really do harass H&M.

        Plus, all of the vicious stories are still up there for all to see. And, every day, a new one.

      • CrazyHeCallsMe says:

        Well, there’s always Youtube and you can bet there will be plenty of clips from the interview on line for people to look at. Also, trust, someone will record the entire interview and post it on Youtube.

  31. aquarius64 says:

    @Vanessa – two words: screen capture. Oprah was probably thinking about doing an interview with the Sussexes for some time and may have more internet receipts to use. Deleting is too little too late.

    The Markles need to be taken down. Not going after them will not stop them to go scurrying to the press for another cash grab. The Spectator did a scathing review on Scammy’s book; and judging from a recent scraggly TV appearance the book is not selling well. Bad Dad played an active role in the lawsuit so he will be called out.

  32. aquarius64 says:

    Also Samantha is scrambling to Closer Magazine for damage control for the Oprah interview. She is saying she is sorry for the (one sided) fued with Meghan. Scammy knows she and the Markles will look bad here. The Oprah takedown will finish her and any book deals.

  33. CrazyHeCallsMe says:

    Praying that the mighty Oprah does the job on this interview. Take them all to task and leave no stone unturned.

  34. Chartreuse says:

    All they have to do is pull choice quotes and name the reporters. There were so many slurs. that is what I’d like to see

  35. Well Wisher says:

    While the BTM have access to platforms, and will continue to obfuscate and misinform in an effort to mislead the public. The Sussexes will have the last word that matters. Meghan will speak her truth and get the opportunity to define herself. It is as it should be.

  36. blunt talker says:

    Oprah will bring the receipts-The British news is ranked at the bottom in Europe-Too tabloid like and not giving facts-They have abused Meghan and Harry mentally and tried or threatened them physically-Anyone can go back to 2016 and see the constant drumbeat of negativity towards Meghan especially-Murdoch owns most of the British papers which explains the slant used against Meg-The majority of comments I have seen today says Harry did the right thing and get his family out of there. Harry loves his wife and child and won’t allow any harm to come to them-I truly adore and respect him for that-God bless and keep the Sussex family close to your heart.

  37. Over it says:

    I need help her peeps. I have reread Harry speech from his sentabale charity fundraiser before he left and his and Meghan statement in January of last year when they announce they were stepping down. And I can’t find one mention of the word that they were doing this because they wanted privacy. I keep hearing the British media rats keep saying why are they doing all this if they wanted privacy, yet I can’t find one word of them saying that. Which proves to me that once again the British media likes to create their own narrative as far as Harry and Megs are involved. So if any of you can tell me where privacy was mentioned I would appreciate it please