Buckingham Palace’s ‘senior royal sources’ claim they’re not smearing Meghan lol

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As I surmised, Buckingham Palace already had their go-to smear for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The Queen and her people were going to ride the “how dare the Sussexes speak to Oprah while Philip is in the hospital” thing throughout the week. That was the play from the Queen’s advisors, although it was already wearing thin, especially given that no one other than Prince Charles has visited Philip in the hospital, and the Queen even seemed cheerful and unbothered this week on some Zoom calls. Then the galaxy brains at Kensington Palace decided to gleefully and stupidly launch their big dumb smear campaign on Meghan for being a “bully.” Now Buckingham Palace is furiously trying to do… something.

Buckingham Palace today denied claims by Meghan Markle that it is orchestrating a ‘calculated smear campaign’ against her ahead of the Sussexes’ Oprah interview after it was alleged she bullied and ‘drove out’ two PAs and eroded the confidence of a third royal aide.

The Duchess of Sussex claims The Times is being ‘used by Buckingham Palace to peddle a wholly false narrative based on misleading and harmful misinformation’ about her treatment of staff just days before her CBS interview with Ms Winfrey is broadcast on Sunday. Her lawyers said the former actress was ‘saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma’.

Buckingham Palace has refused to comment today but senior royal sources told MailOnline that complaints being made by ex-staff members were not in any way being orchestrated by the palace or members of the Royal Family, who are focussed on Prince Philip’s health problems in hospital.

It came as ITV1 confirmed the ViacomCBS show, called Oprah With Meghan and Harry, will be broadcast in the UK between 9pm and 11pm on Monday night, almost 24 hours after it is shown in the United States.

[From The Daily Mail]

“Senior royal sources told MailOnline that complaints being made by ex-staff members were not in any way being orchestrated by the palace or members of the Royal Family, who are focussed on Prince Philip’s health problems in hospital.” They couldn’t say it on the record. Buckingham Palace’s official position is NOT “we aren’t smearing Harry and Meghan.” That’s only their off-the-record position. This reads more like the Queen’s aides’ first instinct was to tell Kensington Palace to f–king chill out, they already have a good hate campaign against H&M using Philip’s health as a cudgel and threat. Perhaps BP understands that Kensington Palace’s ham-fisted, half-assed campaign just delegitimized their campaign though, especially since hours after this story came out on Wednesday, BP changed course and decided to back up KP by announcing an “investigation” into the very alleged bullying. I would love for some royal reporter to do a deeper dive into the competing narratives coming from various royal courts and their reactive flunkies.

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  1. erni says:

    I keep thinking, “Poor Melissa, this could hurt her future/ career.”

    Well, unless she’s a willing party.. then I’m out.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      who’s Melissa?

      • Sofia says:

        Melissa Toubati (sp?). An aide that claims quit because Meghan was mean but court documents reveal she was fired.

        Edit: she’s also a close friend of Jason

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah Melissa is the big one, she’s the one that was always pointed to as being the example of M being a horrible boss, she helped plan the wedding and then left less than 6 months later, and I dont think we ever really heard anything about her being fired, just different reports on whether she quit amicably or if it was acrimonious, and then the court documents showed that she was, in fact, fired (Omid said in his article yesterday that he knows why she was fired but cannot say for legal reasons) around October 2018. And it was also revealed that she is a longtime friend of Jason’s.

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        The Melissa who was allegedly a nanny to Robbie Williams, was fired, then lied that she his PA to get a job in the palace. She got promoted to her level of incompetence.

    • Kiera says:

      I’m not 100% positive but I think she is who someone was referring to on Deuxmoi just yesterday. It was anonymous but the gist was she got the job and was wholly unprepared for the demands of it and as said below was fired. Than it was spun to sound like she left because Meghan was difficult.

      • Cecilia says:

        She was fired on the grounds of misconduct. What she did exactly we”ll never know

      • erni says:

        She was a nanny before, I think, then hired as Meghan’s PA so probably she’s not up for the role.

      • whateveryousay says:

        Yep. This was so dumb on Jason’s part.

      • Couch potato says:

        If it’s true she didn’t have the qualifications and it turned out she wasn’t capable of doing the job, Jason would be in big trouble in any other company. As her longtime friend, and probably the one who brought her in, he should’ve known. It wouldn’t surprise me if the Sussexes (or Meghan) made it clear this was unacceptable. That’s what they’re labeling “bullying”, and that’s why they started the “paper trail” – to cover their own asses. And that’s why they don’t say exactely what the episode was about.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      Would anyone here have any of these people employed in your company? Because I wouldn’t ,not a snowball chance in hell would I allow any of these pr/media/communication types have a role that affected the reputation of my company. They have shown time and again how incompetent they are with these attacks and they don’t have the good sense to just STFU. This is Hari Kari on a grand scale and they don’t seem to realize it.

      • Shoo fly says:

        Absolutely no functioning institution would employ these people. I defy anyone to think about a functioning institution where the comms director is actively briefing against the person they do comms for. This entire affair is shockingly incompetent. The firm learned nothing since Diana and any claims of reform of the backbiting, bored royal staff were lies.

      • ‘Hari Kari on a grand scale.’ Well said ZAPP BRANNIGAN, well said.

  2. Sofia says:

    Bullshit.

    I am livid on her behalf. I have no idea how she handles all of this. It’s now 4+ years of this nonsense. I am tired. I really am.

    • Alissa says:

      I just can’t believe they left the royal family exactly because of this shit, especially during her pregnancy, and here she is in her second pregnancy and it’s the exact same bullshit. Like oh, it was just super important to release a story about her being a bully that’s 3 years old. Gross.

      • The Hench says:

        The problem is that Meghan and Harry pose a huge danger to the Royal Family either in or, as we are seeing now, out of it.

        IN it their desire to work hard and achieve things, alongside their indisputable glamour and wow factor, did two things – it showed up how lazy and incompetent Willnot and Cannot are and eclipsed everyone else’s coverage, making the rest of the family jealous. W&K were facing into the Catch 22 of having to do much more work AND simultaneously knowing that, no matter how much they did, they’d never do it as successfully, being uglier, stupider and duller than H&M. Charles works hard but has ever been jealous of others having better coverage.

        So Harry and Meghan were driven out.

        Now OUT of the Royal Family the brainboxes are realising that, actually, H&M are an even bigger threat. Now their ability to still serve and do good outside the Royal Family whilst paying their own way calls into question the very existence of the RF at all. If H&M can do everything we want of royalty without costing the State anything, what the hell is the point of them? And, to compound this, H&M have demonstrated not only that they can and will DO whatever they want but, with the Oprah interview, that they can and will SAY whatever they want. That’s why this interview has sent the Palaces into paroxysms.

        Personally I believe that H&M hoped that their leaving would stop the attacks. I don’t think (although I’d like them to) that they will go full scorched earth in this interview. But ultimately the only way this will stop is if they do. The only way out of this is to rip away the veil, tell everything, name names and let the chips fall where they will. Otherwise this game will continue.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @The Hench – Excellent post well summarizing the Sussexes and the BRF. No one could have laid out the true problems any better.

      • Dee Kay says:

        @TheHench: BRAVO. You said it all.

    • Becks1 says:

      I am also livid. We’ve all been saying for years that we wanted to know what was happening behind the scenes -well now we’re getting a glimpse and its horrifying.

      • one of the Marys says:

        @The Hench I too think M and H hoped for a lot more peace from this relocation to USA. Now I’m starting to think that Harry is going to be the first one to pull the band aid off. Once the queen dies if William does not let up I think Harry will be willing to burn that bridge. Come on! It’s been years, they left, leave them alone William!

  3. Neners says:

    BP and KP are 100% predictable. Everyone knew they would do exactly what they have done.

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      Someone posted that the bullying story about Meghan is made up and that actually other Royals bully their staffs. Also, the Palace didn’t expect the blowback from the Megan bullying story….they just thought people would believe it and Meghan would be discredited. So now it seems they’ve lost control and everything is in a downward spiral.

      • Becks1 says:

        I absolutely think the palace did not expect this blowback. They are in such a bubble of their own making. My guess was they thought the story would be published, people would be aghast, everything M says on Sunday is no longer newsworthy, she’s a vicious bully, she was driven out because of that, they dont want her back, and that would be that.

        Instead people are standing up for her – credible people, famous people, people in the press, authors, etc. and there is enormous pushback to this story of the black duchess being mean and the subsequent white women tears. KP looks bad for leaking it, BP looks bad for not supporting Meghan, its just a mess and its entirely of their own making and they cant figure out how to fix it.

        Also including the jewelry bit was a bad idea and they really overplayed their hands with that one. I’m seeing so many blue checks on twitter asking about the rest of the royal jewels.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        @Backs1,
        I don’t have twitter anymore, but I said same on the earrings post. The BRF and courtiers and RR have their heads so far up their own asses that they cannot anticipate how much damage they continue to do to themselves.

      • I think William is drinking his own kool-aid. He just keeps on making himself look worse and worse. The Future future ‘emperor’ seems to have no clothes on and is just to stupid to realize it. Exposing himself is just not a good look on him.

    • Shahad says:

      Well Buckingham Palace should be careful about pissing black women off , The New York Attorney general is a black woman and there is an election for Manhattan DA soon and it could be a WOC . Why does this matter you may ask ? The Epstein Case was filed in New York .

  4. Who ARE these people? says:

    What’s the point of all this; they’d look so much better by being gracious. Don’t they realize how much modern media can amplify this pettiness?

  5. Emily says:

    The British Royal Family is starting to seem more and more like the Church of Scientology. Something about that official Buckingham Palace statement has me really freaked out. I think it’s because The Firm isn’t hiding behind “palace sources” in the tabloids anymore. This is the Queen openly declaring war. I’m actually kind of worried about Harry and Meghan’s safety at this point.

    • Southern Fried says:

      Good comparison. As for safety, me too.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      People speak out all the time about Scientology. I don’t think most people look upon them favorably anymore. Hopefully the same thing happens to the BRF.

    • Vavavoom says:

      The Scientology comparison is spot on! Even more so because BP is still using old fashioned means to get out their message, but we’re in the social media / internet era now and (most) people don’t just blindly believe everything they read.

      They need to hire some PR people who actually have a grasp of how people actually consume their news/information nowadays.

      Meghan knew. Social Media Savvy there. They could have learned (still could) a thing or two from her.

  6. Mac says:

    Yesterday was a new low in pettiness and incompetence. The BRF just can’t help themselves, they have to bully and smear a pregnant woman. And they actually thought Meghan would never speak out about it. How dumb are these people?

  7. Myra says:

    Am I wrong to think that they planned this? Like BP was in on the initial leak as well, they just quickly wanted to put it out there that they were not behind the smear because the Sussexes called them out on it directly. Which I’m glad that they did because what BP has done after shows that they had ulterior motives to begin with.

  8. C-Shell says:

    What a clusterf*ck. Jason (I refuse to call him Poor Jason ever again) is front and center with all of this KP bullshit, and that means Willileaks is the Gold Standard Mastermind pushing the smear. As usual. As ever. I see they dropped the Saudi Assassin thread … too many receipts came flying back at them, pictorial. This is exhausting, and I hope Meghan is being protected from this poison.

  9. Eleonor says:

    Buckingahm Palace looks more and more like a place where everything is toxic, and completely out of reality.
    The Royal Family doesn’t understand nothing: they don’t know how to be decent human being, or good at pr. They cannot even hire a good pr team.
    All those courtriers look like spiteful vengful people with too much time on their hands, if I was British I would be livid to know my money are supporting the aristocrat equivalent of the Kardashian family, who at least, doesn’t live on taxpayers money.

  10. Lizzie says:

    Investigating an hr issue two years later is a no win situation. Either you are admitting you grossly failed to act appropriately at the time of the complaint or you are admitting this is all for show.

  11. GreenBunny says:

    I saw a tweet that basically said something about how they’ll quickly open an investigation into supposed bullying, but crickets on Andrew being a pedophile and dealing with human trafficking. I doubt anything will come of him, but I really do hope KP’s temper tantrum opens a can of worms that they hadn’t even considered.

  12. Lauren says:

    This whole thing would be laughable if it weren’t already doing harm. Jason left huge paw prints over everything he touched and now there will be hell to pay. He made the complaints on the behalf of people that had no intention of making it official and his friend who he had brought into the firm was let go after doing something bad (it was brought in court documents but what she did, but we know it’s bad because she was let go). Bye Jason.

    • Izzy says:

      And it’s come out now that at least one person he made the complaint on behalf of, asked that it be rescinded when they found out.

      • The Hench says:

        He wrote the email about them without their approval and, I read that BOTH of the staffers concerned, when they became aware of what he’d done, asked him to rescind it.

        So, er, I guess this BP investigation is going to be pretty quick.
        “So, let’s look at these bullying claims”
        “Um, there aren’t any.”
        “I’m sorry, what?”
        “Well, somebody complained on someone else’s behalf without their permission and when they found out all the bulling claims were withdrawn.”
        “Right. Marvellous. Hometime then.”

      • Yeah, rescinded in very tiny print on the last page of the Daily Mail. Rescinding it will not be front page news on any of these clowns’ reporting outlets. Hell, Meghan won her case and she’s still fighting to get them to remove her letter to her father from their pages.

    • whateveryousay says:

      He got what he wanted though in the end. They pulled the complaints, but he still smeared her. Which is all he is focused on. Look at the jewelry story. He tried to make it seem like KP was horrified she was wearing those earrings and they were in tears over it and didn’t know what to do about it because they were scare of her flying into a rage. UGH.

  13. Q says:

    Sure, Jan.

  14. MCV says:

    If BP do this so openly I can’t even imagine what they did to them behind the scenes. I feel for them, especially Meghan, she must really love Harry because no one is worth going through all this.

    • Vavavoom says:

      It’s upsetting! I feel for them. This is Harry’s FAMILY. If they could just take their heads out of their a$$es for TWO seconds to think about how this will look to the public, they’d realize how bad it is. They are attacking their own son / grandson / brother, his wife and their child(ren). If it doesn’t make them feel badly, at least they can try to comprehend how it makes them look.
      Even if they utterly despise them, or they truly feel they’ve been wronged by them… GROW UP. My brothers (now ex) wife was HORRIBLE to my family, but I still smiled and visited and made like we were friends because I loved my brother and his children and he loved his wife. I would have never forced him to choose between us and the new family he had created.
      A$$holes.

  15. The Hench says:

    I have a friend whose four year old used to lie by saying that he hadn’t done what he had – the most famous incident of which was the time he announced, apropos of nothing “I haven’t done a poo in the wardrobe.” (Newsflash – he had).

    It would appear that others have adopted this failsafe dissimulation strategy…

    BP: “Senior royal sources told MailOnline that complaints being made by ex-staff members were not in any way being orchestrated by the palace or members of the Royal Family”.
    Everyone: “Yes they are!!”

    Genius.

  16. Snuffles says:

    I think the murder jewelry storyline came from Machine Gun Kelly at Buckingham Palace.

    The workplace stuff is straight from Kensington Palace. Namely Jason Knauf. So stuff is leaking out and this is what I have pieced together.

    So one of the PAs is Melissa Tabouti who we have heard about before. She’s a friend of Jason and apparently embellished her resume to get the job. A former co-worker of her claims she was fired from her previous job for incompetence and was let go by Meghan also for incompetence.

    Chris Ship said that it was Jason Knauf who filed the complaint for 2 employees (I’m assuming one of which was Melissa) WITHOUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT and when they found out, they asked for the complaint to be rescinded.

    Now some of these RRs are writing up articles about exactly what they heard and it’s the most weak sauce BS I have ever heard

    https://twitter.com/tudorchick1501/status/1367258868120756228?s=21

    And apparently Rebecca English is claiming one employee CALLED HER DIRECTLY in tears after having a bad day to complain about Meghan. WHY are employees speed dialing REPORTERS!?

    I also can believe that staff nerves might have been frazzled because they were working for 4 different bosses with different agendas and work styles (ambitious vs lazy). With one boss asking them to do things and another boss telling them not to listen to the other one.

    Which would explain why the offices got separated and the stories we were hearing like Kate saying that they were HER staff.

    • Becks1 says:

      as a threshold matter, I agree that I can see staff being frazzled – they are working for four bosses, two of whom want to work, two who dont, and the two who want to work probably have very different work styles in general from the two lazy ones. That’s just not a good set up in general and I can see there being stress as a result.

      But stress and frazzled =/= being bullied (meaning stress for the reasons noted above.)

      I also think the Cambridges were actively working against Meghan. So the whole “dont talk to my staff that way” – I’m picturing the situation like this, Meghan asks someone to do something, they look to Kate, who shakes her head that they dont have to do it, Meghan is more assertive about, and Kate snaps “dont talk to my staff that way.”

      The rebecca english thing is insane – insane that she is admitting it. These RRs feel 100% comfortable admitting that they are getting daily leaks from palace sources.

      Finally – I think the firing of Melissa was what caused Jason to go scorched earth with that email, and the complaints were rescinded because there was no bullying.

      We’ve said the smear campaign started with M being pregnant or the successful tour, but maybe it was as simple as Meghan fired Jason’s old friend and William gave him permission to go all in.

      • Sofia says:

        +100000 to all of this. I can also see Jason having his own personal agenda and the Cambridges having their own, even for different reasons than the firing of a friend, and then joining up to smear her.

        I can also see one of two things:
        1) if the interview is relatively tame: BP will say the investigation found nothing and possibly fire Knauf and/or Case putting them blame on them

        But option 2 seems most likely based on the new teaser:
        2) if it’s not tame: BP will say Meghan was rude to her staff, new policies have been put in place or whatever and Knauf and/or Case stay exactly where they are.

      • Couch potato says:

        Not only are they admitting the staff have reporters on speed dial, they also willingly tell about the staffs breach of confidentiality. I know they’ve showed themselves to be utterly incompetent, but surely the staff have to sign a NDA before they start working. If anything should be investigated by HR at BP it’s the constant breach of the NDAs. But then again, the staff would have to reveal they were doing it on Willnots orders to save their own asses, and we can’t have that, can we.

      • Lady D says:

        Sorry, Couch potato. I just said the same thing above. I should have read a little further.

      • Couch potato says:

        Lady D we probably posted around the same time.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Knauf and Simon Case are up to their eyeballs and sinking with the smear campaign, at some point they will turn on the Keens to save their own asses as its obvious that the Cambridges were complicit.

      The complaints were probably retaliation for Meghan sacking his friend. For him to make complaint on behave of others without their knowledge is pretty serious stuff, am no employment lawyer but that has legal implications.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think it was 100% retaliation as well. The timing fits, right? She was fired in October, and thats when Jason sent that email.

      • Belli says:

        Out of curiosity I looked up old articles about “Poor Jason” on this site and apparently he was hired to be precisely to be a yes man to William.

        As in the other candidates for comms at the time had ideas, but William “wanted to do things his way” and Jason would indulge that.

        Has Jason become more assertive or is he still filling that role, I wonder.

      • Couch potato says:

        I think it’s less about her being a friend, and more about her being a spy for Jason and the Lamebridges. Also, if it’s true she didn’t have the qualifications she put on her resume, and it turned out she wasn’t capable of doing the job, Jason would be in big trouble in any other company. As her longtime friend, and probably the one who brought her in, he should’ve known. It wouldn’t surprise me if the Sussexes (or Meghan) made it clear this was unacceptable. That’s what they’re labeling “bullying”, and that’s why they started the “paper trail” – to cover their own asses. And that’s why they don’t say exactely what the episode was about.

      • Let’s just call him KNEEPADS JASON from here on out, because anything William wants from Jason, William gets.

    • Lady D says:

      “WHY are employees speed dialing REPORTERS!?” I thought everyone who worked at the palaces had to sign a NDA as part of their job. How do they justify ‘calling a reporter?’

      • iconoclast59 says:

        I didn’t have to sign a NDA for my job, but believe me, if I aired my company’s dirty laundry to the media I’d be out on the street. The lack of professionalism at “The Firm” is breathtaking.

      • SofiasSideEye says:

        And how does the palace explain the fact that they never enforce their NDAs? Obviously it’s because the palaces are behind the leaks. I mean it’s not rocket science.

  17. Liz version 700 says:

    I hope discussions are in the works to turn this interview into a 6 hour miniseries. Tell it all H&M!!!

    • BABSORIG says:

      Nah, if the Sussexes want to have the upper hand just tell a little,but make sure that little can stink up the entire place. Then tell the palaces to keep pushing and lets see how they like the nosebleed.

  18. aquarius64 says:

    The BRF sees the blowback this is getting and the US press is not obsessing and trashing Meghan over this.

  19. Ohlala says:

    They are so stupid i can’t comprehend! This is already on the front of Guardian! And apparently ex royal experts coming forward in more favour of Sussex team and all disgusted how it all hostile. I hope that can of worms opened and can’t wait when all old shit will come up and more stuff of Andrew

  20. TeamAwesome says:

    Yet they have no issue doing this AGAIN to a pregnant woman, with the still fresh knowledge that she suffered a miscarriage less than a year ago.

  21. Merricat says:

    The BRF would rather set themselves on fire than admit what they did to H&M. I mean, their choice; I don’t mind watching.

  22. Digital Unicorn says:

    From what little I know of UK employment law BP are legally obligated to investigate all and any claims of bullying, otherwise they could get sued at a tribunal.

    KP really has created a clusterfk – such is their desperation to get ahead of any potential revelations from the Oprah interview.

    All 3 palaces did nothing during the smear campaign and they all should be held accountable.

    • Becks1 says:

      Ohhhhhh hm in light of this the announcement makes more sense.

    • Amy Too says:

      But the claims were rescinded. Do they still have to investigate?

    • Nic919 says:

      Are they exposed for the claims of bullying by Andrew and Anne that they never investigated? Since no employee actually made a complaint against Meghan, it’s all the same scenario and only one person is being “investigated”.

      However I do say let’s get a real neutral third party investigator to examine the work environment at the palaces. It’s going to be very interesting.

  23. Noki says:

    This is also a veiled message to Kate and the Middletons if they ever step out of line what awaits.

    • Summerlover says:

      Did you see Ma Midds interview? And how she isn’t promoting her Good Housekeeping interview out of respect for Prince Philip! Unbelievable!

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        So she’s promoting it by saying she’s NOT promoting it. Good one, CarolE…no one ‘s bright enough to see THAT one! Someone’s gotten thirsty for attention again.

        Timing is NOT this family’s strong suit, is it?

  24. Miranda says:

    OK, supposing they really were NOT trying to smear Meghan (which, come on, we all know they totally were, but set that aside for the moment), their intentions are kinda irrelevant. For all the etiquette the royals were presumably taught, apparently they never learned that the proper thing to do when someone you supposedly care about says that you’ve hurt their feelings is APOLOGIZE AND DO BETTER. If you didn’t mean to do so, talk to them personally, not through some anonymous “palace sources” or formal public statements. The RF didn’t do that because they don’t give a damn about Meghan’s (or Harry’s) feelings.

  25. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Bullies who bullied a black woman through not one but TWO pregnancies now claim that SHE was the bully.
    Let’s just let that one marinate for a bit.

  26. MellyMel says:

    And once again, just like the The Crown, the BRF has made such a big stink about this interview, I know ppl who had no intention of watching the interview now plan on doing so. This family and their staff are so stupid & out of touch with the rest of he world. We all see what they’re doing and it’s tired! And I love that Andrew was trending all day yesterday on Twitter, as everyone was calling out the contradictions of how this family operates with one of their own.

  27. Amy Bee says:

    Nonsense, the Royal Family has been smearing Meghan for since she married Harry.

  28. line says:

    This who are totally absurd in this new campaign defamation:
    In the interview with Ophrah will certainly talking about the psychologically and mentally intimidating and sullying that Meghan endure throughout her pregnancy and the BRF think it is a great idea to start again a new diffamation campaign while Meghan is pregnant again. Then at the optical level, it is even worse because people file a harassment complaint against Meghan (still a member of BRF at the time) The Windsors decide who will having a serious an investigation because it is important and they are worried about the moral health of their employers. However, when it comes to Prince Andrew, the woman who accuses him of rape is a liar seeking to degrade the public image of Andrew and the Windsors.

    The person who said that all the brains of the family royal and theirs men in gray reunited does not equal the intelligence of Meghan was right because if Meghan files a defamation complaint, an investigation will be carried out and it will probably lead directly to the source ( The Cambridges, ) who order and direct all these attacks towards a person who does not even work for them anymore and who lives in another continent.

  29. Nev says:

    Another case of working while black.
    Go on Duchess!

  30. Arpeggi says:

    They keep digging their own grave. Charles will be the last King and that’ll be entirely their fault. I’m really looking forward to not having to pay for them and for a General Governor, it can’t happen soon enough

  31. Shoo fly says:

    The entire unspoken thing is that Meghan and Harry were correct – Knauf was actively leaking to the right wing press about them, and using his friends and staff to do so. Any raised voices and confrontations must start at that fact. What an absolute den of vipers Meghan was placed in.

  32. RoyalBlue says:

    So much for never complain, never explain. Another protocol that’s proven to be horseshit. The lies that are being spewed that she is the bully are unbelievable. Her bosses bullied her, not the other way around. Why didn’t HR investigate this two years ago. Come again.

    I am comforted by the fact that Twitter has come around and there are tons of supporters out there bringing the receipts. I think speak softly and carry a big stick is the way to go. Meghan and Harry are doing this in their own way.

    The royals are slowly imploding and self-abolishing and they did this all on their own.

  33. TheOriginalMia says:

    Is Granny pissed at William yet? Because all of the negative press can be placed at his doorstep. He just couldn’t let Harry be happy. Just had to make his life miserable and all he’s done is hasten the demise of the monarchy. BP had an opportunity yesterday to quash this, but they always protect their heir so here we are. William lashed out over an interview he hasn’t seen and now more people will see it because of his actions. Dumbass! I wonder if we will find out why Melissa was fired since she seems to be the catalyst for Jason’s actions.

  34. Liz version 700 says:

    Chris Everet just Tweeted asking the Royal family to leave Meghan alone … someone needs to fire William from running the PR.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      William, Knauf and Simon Chase have created this this sh!tshow as clearly it hasn’t panned out as they hoped and it blowing up in their faces.

      They are blinded with their obsession of destroying the Sussex’s relationship as they refuse to believe Harry is really happy – Harry will now never abandon this own family. The bridge is now on fire and it was the Cambridges who lit it – Bp and CH need to put it out for the sake of the whole family and institution but they won’t as they are too scared to stand up to Billy the Basher.

      • Nic919 says:

        I thought Case had left for the government a few months ago. He may not be involved in this, or at least not this particular leak to the media, which will now open up a huge can of worms about the work environment at all the palaces.

        This seems like a Billy special. With Knauf too afraid to tell him no n

      • RoyalBlue says:

        Nic, Knauff and Case (KC and the whole sunshine band) set the wheels in motion back then. Simon’s job was to get rid of Meghan and he did.

  35. fluffy_bunny says:

    Why don’t I believe them? Probably cause we all know they’re lying.

  36. The Recluse says:

    Looks like Won’t and Can’t are burning bridges here. Now, watch them moan about how much more work they have to do – blaming H and M for having the sense to stay out of that toxic environment in the first place. You know those fools view this as a win/win because H & M can’t win for losing with these bozos.
    And yet they are flourishing outside of the BP bubble.

  37. lucylee says:

    The end result of this so-called investigation is to dissolve the KP office. Maybe Clarence House can remain but there are too many cooks in the kitchen and what they are cooking up is a hot mess. Reputations are not easily mended in today’s social media world and the curtain has been pulled back on the magic. What we see is a Rube Goldberg machine with a screw, a bolt and a lever missing.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      lucylee, I agree. I think this is the perfect example of why NOT to have separate communication offices. It’ll be interesting to see if CH ends up directing communications. I hope TQ (or her courtiers) are smart enough to know that’s what needs to be done. However, they haven’t shown signs of intelligence up to this point. Why would they in future?