Duchess Meghan: The Firm has an active role in ‘perpetuating falsehoods about us’

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Yesterday, as the inevitable royal controversies swarmed in the days leading up to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Oprah interview, I joked on Twitter about how Oprah was totally sitting in an editing bay, cutting together another teaser trailer for the CBS special just to emphasize the point that haters gonna hate but Meghan stays winning. Well, turns out that I have the dark gift of prophecy. Please refer to me as Cassandra from here on out. Behold, a new teaser:

“I don’t know how [the palace] could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent if there is an active role that the Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.” The thing about this is that like most things Meghan says, for those of us who have been paying attention, there’s absolutely nothing groundbreaking or scandalous in her words. It’s not brand new information that the Windsor conglomerate is perpetuating falsehoods about Meghan. But her statement is being treated as the biggest scandal ever, just like everything involving Meghan. She could say “the sky is blue” and Piers Morgan would rattle off 2,000 words about how Meghan is sick in the head for promoting woke blue-sky propaganda, while Richard Jobson sneers about how disgusting it is that Meghan is talking about the color of the sky while Philip is in the hospital.

And, again, for the millionth time… if Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace were interested in having a “say” in what Meghan and Harry are doing or not doing, the palaces would have agreed to keep the Sussexes in the tent, pissing out. Those palace dumbasses shoved the Sussexes out. So now Harry and Meghan are outside of the tent, pissing in. Sorry to put it so crudely, but this is literally Business 101 or Corporate PR 101. The emperor has no clothes and the palace’s PR machine has been exposed as amateurish, short-sighted and reactive rather than responsive.

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  1. Ang says:

    BOOM!

    • Victoria says:

      Sis is not playing! Everyone who was barely interested is like they HAVE to see this interview now when they had no intentions of watching.

      Yes Meg!

      Meg and Harry are clever. They were prepared for the smears ahead of time after releasing they would having another child and talking to O and CBS is in Beyonce like Formation for once in their life (and they should be after the way they came for Janet).

      Home girl dropped the name on a Wednesday night while the Brits were sleep in a snippet. The BDE is felt! From O, CBS and the Sussexes.

      I stan!

      • Nina Simone says:

        Who gon Check her boo?!

        What a strong woman. She’s laying it all out. Yes, call them all out! So proud and in awe of her strength.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        Victoria, I ‘m one of those who was not interested at all… but now I am! She’s not playing and I am here for it 👏👏

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        My mother and I have a date with the TV on Monday from 9-11pm. We’re just furious that we have to wait a whole 24 hours to witness Meghan’s magnificence.

      • CoffeChamp says:

        Every single word of this!

      • Jules says:

        Being prepared to be smeared by your relatives means knowing how awful they are. And H&M were right.

    • GrnieWnie says:

      Yessssassssssss!! I cannot wait for this. This is where I really think cultural differences come into play. Meg’s an outsider to British culture. She doesn’t implicitly accept the norms, even if she is willing to play along. The norm of British institutions is “we abuse you, and you say thanks and move along.” She said NOPE. I’m here for it.

      • Lionel says:

        SO many cultural differences. I keep wanting to post my take on the British vs American approach to employment expectations, British vs American tolerance of and relationship to bullying, British views of Americans in general being highly divergent from Americans’ views of themselves, and vice versa. But it’s too long and complex for a blog comment, I have enough thoughts and anecdotes to write a dissertation.

      • ebaylias says:

        Lionel, I would be so interested in hearing about those differences!

      • Dilettante says:

        Lionel, me too!

      • Laugh or Cry says:

        Bring it Lionel!!! Haven’t you seen long comments here, you are good company. I’ll just make another cup of coffee..

      • GrnieWnie says:

        @Lionel YES! Oh man, I would join you there. I’m American trained and have worked in several different countries. Everywhere is different. But the minute I set foot in a (recent) former British colony, I immediately felt something new. Like what is this? It was the institutional vibe. I got intimately familiar with it in time — it was awful — then watched that same vibe play out x1000 with Meghan Markle. I feel like I know the full weight of what she’s up against (history! Class! Royalty! Racism! Sexism! Snobbery! All. Of. It.). And the expectations! And the bullying/diverging perspectives of Americans — you are exactly right! In short, the Brits underestimate (at least, these traditional, conservative, wealthy classes of Brits do and they’re the ones saturating all the institutions). It’s a classic mistake for a former global power.

      • Nina says:

        GrinieWnie, you are so right. They still act as if they still rule the world and everyone should bow to them and take their crap. Look at the behaviour of their EU MP on their last day as sitting MP in the EU.
        They are about to learn how small their little island’s power has become.
        Who in the 21st century buys into the crap that someone is more superior to you simply by birth. Meghan is going to give them a lesson on how equality works.

    • Kebbie says:

      Lol I love it so much. After Harry’s comments to James Corden I was afraid they were just going to make it about the British press. I’m glad to see that’s not the case!

    • All hail KAISER / CASSANDRA! And, dear Oprah and Meghan —- please keep hitting that Royal beehive with a stick. 🐝🐝🐝. I love watching all that angry, self-harming, senseless swarming.

      • Waitwhat? says:

        Although Cassandra was cursed, if I remember right – given the gift of prophecy but doomed never to be believed…

  2. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe k8 says:

    “There’s a lot that’s been lost already” = there’s literally nothing else you can do to us or take from us so why do you think that you can control us?

    • Cee says:

      “But their titles!”

      • Becks1 says:

        There was a twitter poll this morning about whether they should lose their citizenship (I’m assuming Harry’s since Meghan isnt a UK citizen) over this.

        Like….do these people realize how they look? They’re saying that because Harry and Meghan are insulting the country’s “most beloved institution” (I believe that was the phrase) they should lose their citizenship. I cant even with that.

      • whateveryousay says:

        Good grief. So they will take Harry’s citizenship away. I don’t think they know that dude at all. I bet right now Meghan is trying to talk him down from going to Parliament and remove him and Archie from the line of succession.

      • Myra says:

        So now they are openly advocating for fascism. Can’t call out the establishment, less your rights are stripped from you.

      • Cee says:

        You can’t lose your citizenship, WTF is wrong with these morons?! I’m sorry, everyone, I’m having such a bad day and this BS is just making it worse lol

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Titles are off the table. The Queen put in a statement the issue of their titles is a nonissue and will not be further addressed. She wants no more talk of Andrew and his intact titles and has been paying attention.

      • swirlmamad says:

        So then take the damn citizenship and shut the F up about it already. I can assure anyone that Meghan couldn’t give a single damn about it. For Harry, it is absolutely horrific, vicious, and cruel, but I can guarantee not surprising. I’m sure he saw this coming 100 miles away.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        Becks1, those rabid morons would strip any naturalized person from citizenship as soon as they dare to speak ill of the UK.

        They are not just monarchists, they are racists and xenophobes who associate citizenship with complete subjection to the state.

        Unfortunately, they have been emboldened by the current government that has started to actually banging on about stripping people of it (although only on terrorism grounds at the moment, as in the Begum case).
        I doubt Harry counts as a terrorist though 🤦‍♀️

        @Cee in UK, one can be stripped of citizenship and naturalization if they are not rendered stateless (although in a particular case, they’ve done that)

        @swirlmamad
        Harry cannot lose it (unless he decides to become a terrorist lol) and Meghan never had it in the first place.

      • Cee says:

        @AlpineWitch – Thanks! So you can just become Tom Hanks in The Terminal? Because I just can’t imagine being stripped of the nationality I was born with.

      • Katherine says:

        @whatever you are 100% right they don’t know Harry At. All. I mean I don’t either but I’ve always thought I’m pretty intuitive even with PR packaged public figures and his whole body language and demeanor since Meghan has read to me like he would literally burn it down to keep her and Archie out of the snake pit. He has his own lived experience and trauma (his own and his mothers) from “growing up royal”. I can’t imagine how triggered he is right now. I’m just envisioning her having to keep him from going absolutely nuclear at the moment.

      • ennie says:

        nothing NOTHING will appease these press people who are sick in the head.
        Those royals released the hounds, and they are grateful because they are making money out of the Sussexes without a care, but believe me those dogs are gonna bite the royal asses back.
        In my country we have a saying, it says more or less: their dwarves grew up, as in: they thought they had everything in control in their circus.

      • Petra says:

        A lot was lost….their unborn child. I’m saying child because that what’s Meghan said in her NYT editorial.

      • Beth says:

        @Becks1 …. did you see the results? Almost 90% said No😂😂😂 it just backfired in their face. That’s Dan Wooten radio station so what to you expect ?

      • Becks1 says:

        @Beth yes I cracked up when I saw that! So even on that thread people were like “wtf you’re insane.”

        Someone responded to the post with a poll asking about if Andrew should be investigated, and something like 80 or 90% of people had said yes last I looked – out of like 17k responses. So people are definitely catching on to the double standard, even on Dan Wootton’s talk show.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Becks1 The last person who lost their citizenship was Shamina Begum, an ISIS bride. Are they really so hysterical they’d bracket H&M with a sociopath who supported one of the worst regimes in history?

      • Laugh or Cry says:

        So they mean they do not have to file and pay those high ass taxes? Do they mean that? Puhleaze

    • L84Tea says:

      People who have nothing left to lose are the people to fear. The RF really needs to call off this attack and accept defeat. They’ve seriously underestimated H&M.

      • MellyMel says:

        Exactly!!

      • Mac says:

        I’m so glad CBS released that teaser. It completely shut down all of the malicious BS coming from KP, BP, and CH, and, yes, I think Charles is part of the petty cabal.

        The level of freaking out by the BRF tells me they were 1000X worse behind the scenes. They’re getting what the deserve and they know it.

      • Cecilia says:

        “ the royal family needs to call of the attack and accept defeat” THIS RIGHT HERE!!!!

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        This is everything L84tea!
        They only had to leave them alone at every point and once they left they still endlessly harassed the Sussex. All while the Sussex did not engage.

        This interview based on snippets feels like they’ll be speak indirectly as a tactic to let the firm know they’re being polite for now so back off while you can.

      • swirlmamad says:

        👏👏👏👏

      • L4frimaire says:

        I think the breaking point was the wreath incident for Harry and that birth certificate story for Meghan. It just showed that even when just going about their business, or not doing anything at all, these attacks just kept coming. Both of those were clearly palace sanctioned, and there were a lot of blatant falsehoods in the birth certificate story. It showed how closely the Firm cooperated with the press, and how no matter how little the Sussexes mention the royals, they still come for them. I notice in all of this, the main take from the UK was they didn’t want the palace workings exposed, but they themselves did that.

      • ennie says:

        i do think there was a trigger. They hardly would have agreed to a tell all otherwise. Interview, yes, to promote their work of course, an “We’re back!”, but a defending piece was not needed until those unnecessary attacks towards each of them.
        The press feasting on his loss of charities, which was expected somehow, but the pettiness of negating laying a wreath in his name , which was practically an olive branch…
        And the birth certificate story, the courtiers and the press saw that there was backlash and that should have been an alarm for continuing with things like the earrings shenanigans.
        Obvious trolls are obvious.

      • Becks1 says:

        @ennie I agree with you – I dont think that a tell-all interview with Oprah was their plan all along. I think there may have been an interview, but not with Oprah, something maybe a little lighter, with an aim to promote their work. Something happened. Maybe it was the wreath and the birth certificate stories – not the actual events, but the way the stories leaked, and the way the press covered it – especially with the birth certificate, that was from almost 2 years ago. Why was it being hashed out again at this point in time? I think that may have been what made them realize that the Firm was never going to let them go, and neither was the press.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Oprah interview is a warning shot at the BRF and courtiers. Plain and simple.

  3. Becks1 says:

    This was a BRILLIANT release yesterday. 24 hours of the palace insulting and waging war against Meghan and CBS is just like “oh here look at this little nugget.”

    This interview is going to be insane. I still dont think its going to be scorched earth, but I think Meghan is going to light more matches than I had anticipated.

    • L84Tea says:

      When I saw the clip last night, I said to myself, “Oh wow, she is really going there.”

      I can smell the poo from this side of the Atlantic. That’s the smell that comes from an entire country shitting their pants.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        L84Tea, thank God many of us are not shitting pants at all in UK, except for Covid that is. You’d be surprised at how many Brits want to see the end of the monarchy and are cheering H&M on. One can dream, eh? 😉

      • L84Tea says:

        @Alpine, I’m glad there are some sensible Brits out there. I hope your lot will continue to speak out and hold the RF and the BM accountable.

      • UptownGirl says:

        @ AlpineWitch, I am glad to hear that there are Brits who see how clearly Meghan and Harry were treated and support them. I was under the impression that a majority of Brits were deeply committed to TQ, but it looks as if they are seeing the writing on the wall. It’s uplifting to see the support for them as well as the supporting the end of the monarchy. I truly don’t understand that a family that lives very well, I might add, off of the purse strings of the taxpayers and manipulate the parliament to their benefit would not be angry with the ever ending pilferage of tax payers for their own upkeep.

      • So_LacVert says:

        @ AlpineWitch, I am seeing a lot more support for H&M from Brits on Twitter than I have ever seen before. I am so happy to see it!

      • MerlinsMom1018 says:

        @L84Tea & @AlpineWitch, I have several good friends who live in the U.K. who are relentless in their support of Meghan. One actually got to meet her (involved in some charity I believe) and told me “I actually swooned a bit”
        Said s
        The Duchess was simply the warmest and sweetest person.

    • Belli says:

      It was beautiful.

      We have 24 hours of the palace prattling on with their lies to try and silence Meghan and then CBS drops Meghan saying (weeks ago), “The palace was pushing lies so how can we be silent?”

      What I wouldn’t have given to be on the call to pick out that teaser.

    • swirlmamad says:

      I can’t take the suspense anymore. I told my husband yesterday that he and the kids better not even breathe in my direction on Sunday evening.

      • L84Tea says:

        My husband said, “but The Walking Dead is on Sunday night!” I told him we’ll DVR it and watch it later. This is the only thing we are watching Sunday night! :-D

      • HeatherC says:

        @ L84Tea I had that same discussion, just with myself. If Oprah had been airing against the “here’s Negan” episode, it would have been a very traumatic conversation. Luckily it’s not.

      • 809Matriarch says:

        I haven’t had this much anticipation since I was in my late 20s wondering who the hell shot JR Ewing!

      • Malificent says:

        Alas! No appointment watching for me. Sunday is my son’s birthday.

      • betsyh says:

        lol 809Matriarch :-)

      • lulu brown says:

        @swirlmamad Lol! Haha. That was so funny! not don’t even breathe in my face.

    • GrnieWnie says:

      I can’t waaaaiiiiit. What the weak minded BRF/media don’t realise is that their power and influence is limited. Megan can rally a substantial amount of her own. They don’t understand that OPRAH has power. They underestimate all of it because they’re in their own tiny little isolated bubble. Reality is coming…can’t wait!!

    • Totally agree, BECKS1. “……oh here look at this little nugget….”💃🏻 Perfect timing for rolling out that second snippet. And perfect choice in the snippet CBS rolled out; especially considering it was taped over a week ago, but is so relevant to the last 48 hours of the Firm’s PR smearing campaign. Oprah is a master at her craft.

  4. Myra says:

    I love that I was wrong about this. She really woke up that day and said “Dracarys”. Tell your truth Meghan. I just wish there was some way for people in Europe to watch it.

    • Cecilia says:

      I just hope that there are also receipts to back it up. Because i know people are not just going to take her word for it. I want to see emails, tapes, texts, letters. I wish it was all legally possible

      • Myra says:

        I don’t think people typically submit receipts during a tell-all, but perhaps if there is a rebuttal afterwards, they might. Usually, their story as told by themselves is accepted as their version of events. People can take it or leave it. In that few second clip though, she sounded really credible and sincere, it’s so easy to believe her. Remember that she also had a stellar reputation before joining the family. They, on the other hand, not so much.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        I’m certain she has receipts. If she didn’t the palaces wouldn’t have freaked out over FF.
        The RR wouldn’t have lost their minds over the DM lawsuit which she won. And now the whole damn Firm is in a melt down because she’s not going to be silenced any longer for the sake of civility while the attacks keep coming.

        She has them. Harry has them. And the BRF knows it.

      • 809Matriarch says:

        I haven’t had this much anticipation since I was in my late 20s wondering who the hell shot JR Ewing!

        And you know Sis HAS receipts! Just like she shut down that B/S about Archie’s birth certificate.

      • Jen says:

        I don’t think lawyers would have let a comment like that go to air if there weren’t receipts to back it up. I wouldn’t expect to see them during the interview, but I’d guess if the Firm or RRs come for them, they’ve got them to produce.

    • superashes says:

      Love this comment. Great visual!

    • AlpineWitch says:

      In UK it will be aired on ITV on the following day. Not sure about other European countries.

    • Snuffles says:

      Is Oprah Dracarys is this scenario? 😂😂

    • Faithmobile says:

      Just saw the Variety article with the list of countries and times. Damn this is huge. I can’t imagine how much money Viacom is making from this interview.

  5. Lady Luna says:

    You made another prediction Cassandra! And I bet Oprah is having a cigar right now in the editing room. Buahahahaha! Let them eat cake.

    • February-Pisces says:

      Kaiser just knows. Early on I used to really like William and Kate, I thought they seemed like a nice enough couple. But Kaiser always knew exactly what kate was like, I see it in the early pre-Meghan posts. I need her to vet any guys I date in advance.

      • Tessa says:

        Kate never had any close women friends, she was focused on getting the ring. She is not a nice person IMO..

  6. L84Tea says:

    This was the PERFECT clapback after the nonsense the RF spewed the last two days. Bravo CBS!! And I especially love that they released this at 9pm last night while Brits were fast asleep. The RF look like absolute fools this morning.

  7. Cee says:

    I’m a very diplomatic, compromising person. But right now I love this teaser. The Palaces deserve what’s coming. They’re racist, unprofessional, and really, really, really stupid.

    • Gillysirl says:

      I’m the same way- let’s come to an agreement and move forward together. The palace looks amazingly horrible. And if work (like the Times articles) was being done at this level by the palace – no wonder Megan was frustrated- this is amateur hour.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        Someone more informed might correct me but I think the Times is owned by the Murdoch media group, like the Daily Fail.

      • ennie says:

        yes it is, as per Wikipedia: The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times (founded in 1821) are published by Times Newspapers, since 1981 a subsidiary of News UK, in turn wholly owned by News Corp.
        News corp was founded by Murdoch and still managed by him. He owns some royal ass, as we can see. He probably dominates the rota and through them, the royals and many politicians.

    • Isabella says:

      The Telegraph also chimed in. It all ran true to form.

  8. Midnight@theOasis says:

    This is Diana 2.0 all over again and a new generation is watching it play out in real time. But now, with social media and active supporters, the truth can’t be swept away. My God, all they had to do was be quiet and leave the Sussexes alone. H&M put an ocean and continent between them and the BRF/BM/RRs and that wasn’t enough. Still with the attacks and hounding. This is absolutely heartbreaking to watch the establishment try to destroy someone in real time right before our eyes…all for the crime of loving and marrying a prince while black.

    • Belli says:

      The social media is such a good point.

      Because it’s all online, we can see the parallels between Diana and Meghan’s treatment. We can see the inconsistencies. We can see the hypocrisies. People can point out the contradictions and lies in real time and reach an audience.

      The Diana saga would have played out very, very differently if social media had been around at the time.

    • Anance says:

      I hope it’s televised (or streamed) in Commonwealth countries.

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        Won’t the fallout from THAT be fun!

        Petty Betty still acts like the Commonwealth is her empire. We’ll see how the nasty wee empress feels when nation after nation finds out the truth about her nasty little family and peels off, replacing her with better people for Heads of State.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      If today’s social media had been around in the 80s, I’m convinced that Diana would be alive today.

  9. truthSF says:

    The fact that CBS waited until after most of the U.K. press pack went to bed was a genius move! Everyone got to absorb this scene with no bs pushback from the rotten rotas! And the fact that her words (which was taped last week) was right on point about what the firm/RR were doing to her currently got so many new ppl on team Sussexes…especially a whole swarm of blue checks with millions of followers!!

  10. jbyrdku says:

    I think stripping her of her royal title is the end game here. What other punitive action could the palace take?

    • Becks1 says:

      I feel like at this point Meghan is basically saying, “I dare you.” She’s exposed their racism. That would only further compound it.

    • Woowza says:

      also, it would be a bad look to strip them of their titles but leave andrew unscathed. So I’m not sure the palace wants to go there

      • February-Pisces says:

        But Andrew still has his HRH, honours and tax payer funded and the palace haven’t done a damn thing. They keep sweeping the issue under the rug hoping no one will notice. But he’s been trending on twitter continuously for the last 3 days.

    • truthSF says:

      Well, the queen does not have the power to strip them of their titles, only parliament does! And with Andrew and so many other skeleton in the queen/Charles/Bullyiam’s closet, trying to get parliament to strip the Sussexes will open a huge can of worms for the firm that will spell disaster!

      • THE QUEEN’s WORST NIGHTMARE: Once you allow Parliament to strip one title, it becomes easier to strip another, and another, and another.

        As to the suggestion that the Sussexes give up their titles: WHY? Let the Firm get Parliament to come for them. If I was the Sussexes I’d continue to take the high road and leave the dirty low road to Harry’s family.

      • IntheKnow says:

        @truthsf “Bullyiam”, this name needs to stick. LOL

      • Isabella says:

        Exactly. This stripping of titles things is a false narrative. It keeps cropping up, like Hilaria Baldwin being Spanish.

    • whateveryousay says:

      Yeah they could and the racism which we all have seen would at that point not be hidden. I mean why would they even do it at this point? I loved someone on Twitter who printed all kinds of receipts of bullying by BP, KP, CH, etc. and the fact that they decided they would investigate the black woman among them? They have no one who is advising them rightly in this mess.

      • Babz says:

        I spent so much time bookmarking those tweets yesterday! The Squad isn’t playing. I was late to the Sussex Squad, but I’ve built up a fairly respectable arsenal of receipts myself. Twitter, especially Black Twitter, is ready for Sunday night. There will be no quarter given when the backlash against H&M begins. Anyone coming for them will be buried under an avalanche of receipts.

    • lanne says:

      That takes an act of parliament. That also puts andrew, the Kent’s, the Gloucester’s and all other minor royals on the table. The royals are cutting off their heads to smite their faces. They have just put their entire jewelry collection under scrutiny without realizing it. Do they want to put all royal titles under scrutiny as well? Other European monarchy’s are trimming down their royals, taking away HRHs from second and third children of the heirs. That’s probably on the table long term for the UK royal line as well. And there’s so much that needs to be done vis Brexit—entire industries have been decimated, that focusing parliament attention on the royals seems a foolish waste of time.

    • MsIam says:

      How would that be punitive? The Sussexes will lose nothing by that and it will only prove Meghan’s point about the RF cruelty. Didn’t you see that the special is called “Oprah with Harry and Meghan?” Not Oprah and the Sussexes. RF needs to walk away quickly from this and leave them alone.

    • Cee says:

      They can’t do that without stripping Harry first. She takes HIS titles, she, in itself, is untitled.

    • VS says:

      I actually hope H&M renounce those titles……….I have seen many people here suggest and I was never onboard but I think they should renounce them; remove Archie from the Succession line; Baby #2 should not even be added…..cut everything off

      Yesterday, I was mentally sick of the negativity until CBS dropped the new clip; which told me Meghan and Harry were expecting but all were but it still affected me and I am just a supporter…..I can’t even imagine what it has been like for her

      Yesterday, I was like there is no way a man is worth it! no WAY…..maybe Harry is

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        I’m still against renouncing. Archie is so far removed I don’t see how that matters and he can abdicate if needed.

        The titles are the last piece the BRF had over them for control and the queen laid it out flat that there will be no more talk of removing their titles. And the RR did back off.

        It’s also totally empowering to keep them. Why continue to bow to the demands of your abusers?

        BRF make the titles toxic To themselves as individuals under the palaces, but they are not toxic titles. And H and M are not under the palaces controls.

      • swirlmamad says:

        True love is always worth it. Should Harry never have love and happiness because of the unfortunate circumstances into which he was born? All I know is, being born a prince is an albatross around your neck and not the fairy tale people assume it is. By all accounts, he is a good person (though not without fault — no one is perfect, but he WANTS to do good) and inherited all the good characteristics from his parents that seem to have completely passed Will by. He was fortunate to meet an equally good woman who gave him the strength and love to let him actually live his life in the way he always hoped he could. In turn, he has shown nothing but loyalty and support to her and what she’s been through. They both gave up everything for each other. If the devotion he has to her and Archie (and soon Baby Sussex #2) is clear to us outsiders just from what we can see, I am sure they’ve got a rock-solid bond that will bring them through to the other side of this. His shitty family just needs to leave them the eff alone and keep it moving. Maybe this interview needed to happen for that to come to pass.

      • 809Matriarch says:

        The way Meghan was sounding, I think they just might. Who knows – they might renounce during the interview. I don’t think they give a fig anymore. It is obvious they don’t feel like part of the family, Bulliam torpedoed her relationship with her greedy grasping father. That’s gone forever. What else can they do?

    • anotherlily says:

      She cannot be ‘stripped of her titles’. She has the courtesy titles of a wife of a titled man. Duchess is the equivalent of Mrs. Harry cannot be stripped of his titles unless Parliament finds him guilty of treason or some criminal offence at the same level as treason which would allow the monarch to remove titles by Letters Patent

      Diana remained Princess of Wales after divorce and Sarah remains Duchess of York. The HRH could be removed because they were not blood royals. However like any divorced woman they can still use their married title. This is what the odious Lady Colin Campbell has done in order to cash in on her very short marriage.

      Harry might be able to remove himself from the line of succession but he cannot remove his children from what is their birthright. Archie now has a legal entitlement to inherit his father’s dukedom.

      The Sussexes cannot be silenced and the royal family is going to have to find a way of making peace with them or they will destroy their own position.

    • Lowrider says:

      Well yes, remember Kensington palace says Meghan wants to be rejected by them. So they will strip Harry and Meghan of their titles.

      Toto gong show.

      • Isabella says:

        Again, they don’t have the power to strip the titles. They will try something else.

    • Sandra says:

      FFS, Wallace Simpson was pals with Nazis and she never lost her title. So being friends with the people who bombed London to rubble was fine, but how dare Meghan defend herself over baseless accusations and racist press that her husband’s own family kept silent about? She never gets to wear those ugly pastel ribbons that ruin her entire look. Oh noes.

      • Tessa says:

        Wallis Simpson never got the HRH she was entitled to. George VI probably with Elizabeth’s urging saw to it she would not get HRH by issuing letters patent. And told Edward on his wedding day to Wallis. George VI and Elizabeth were convinced she would divorce Edward and she would keep the title, but the marriage lasted until death did them part. Wallis was concerned with being in “society” winters at Palm Springs with “David” and their suite of rooms at the Waldorf but Edward was angry at his brother for his not letting Wallis have the HRH.

    • ElleE says:

      The Wallis Simpson references I have seen online make me think the end game is to dehumanize Meghan Markle, to reduce her to a national punchline while emasculating

      Seems like what we are seeing is the W.Simpson playbook being applied. It worked before and it’s all they know how to do. Look it up😉

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        Yep!

        They tried the Diana playbook, but what worked on 19yr old Diana didn’t work on 30yr old Diana; Meghan was already in her 30s upon her marriage. She already knew her worth.

        So they reverted to the Edward/Wallis playbook.

        The irony here, is that William resembles Edward, that other lazy, racist, emotionally volatile firstborn, while Harry has the steadiness of George, who was always faithful to his wife and a hard worker for his country.

        It’s like they’re throwing out George VI and keeping Edward, the Lazy Racist with the roving eye.

        Imagine if it had played out that way back then. Would the Allies have lost the war? Probably.

      • Cass says:

        I think so too

  11. OriginalLala says:

    Holy moly, this interview may be a bit more pointed (at the Firm) than I expected, and frankly, good for Meghan, eff those racist, classist, misogynists A-holes!

    #AbolishTheMonarchy!!

  12. Woowza says:

    When I saw this teaser… I CACKLED. This was the PERFECT timing to release it + it proved the Sussexes point. Also I didn’t think Meghan would actually go there… Go off sis! Really cannot wait for sunday

  13. tee says:

    She’s fearless and that’s why I I like her so much. It’s the BDE for me.

    Also, it’s not like after yesterday’s events anyone in good faith can claim that she was wrong. The talking point now is that she shouldn’t sully the good Queen’s name so publicly. Which — why should she gaf?

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      Meghan was silent while they dragged her for YEARS.

      If the Petty Betty gets mess on herself, it’s because she made this mess, along with her son and grandson. The fish rots from the head.

  14. MellyMel says:

    Good for her!! Let it be known!

  15. Watson says:

    We may all know on celebitchy that the palace was spinning falsehoods, but most people i know don’t deep dive into the Sussex rumours. This interview is for the mini van majority, people who aren’t necessarily fans, and maybe on the fence about H&M. Knowing the palace woke up to this drama is delicious.

    I’m shocked she said it so plainly and cannot wait to see the firm burn.

    • Nina Simone says:

      Since last night, I’ve seen so many people on Twitter say that they weren’t planning to watch or were passive Meghan fans. But this clip, the palace smears and ignoring of andrew’s deeds have woken a lot of people up. They are not only going to watch, but actively support Meg from here on out. A lot of people were saying that we could not protect Diana, but we are damn sure going to protect Meg.

      The RF is in big sh**

    • Jen says:

      Even in the comments on mainstream, non-gossip press like the Washington Post, people are siding with Meghan. It’s a very pleasant surprise.

  16. Neners says:

    CBS played the royal rota and royal family like a fiddle. They left the bait and those idiots walked right into the trap with that obvious smear campaign. Then CBS released this clip like, “And you’ve seen it for yourself this week! Look at what they have been saying and doing.” CHECKMATE.

    • Elena Rindell says:

      This is exactly it! CBS played the BRF and the RR. It was a genius move that the first clips did not show Meghan speaking, but the RR and the BRF still decided to attack her. I think they anticipated that reaction. Then after all the accusations had been published, CBS releases another clip with Meghan addressing the exact issues that she alleges the BRF have been doing to her. The palace PR are just a bunch of amateurs. They really punched above their weight with this woman. And the worst thing is that they keep underestimating her. At every turn. I am reminded of a palace aide who said that Meghan was never intimidated by the royals like they expected her to. They really thought she would be in awe of them and want to be a part of the family at all costs like Kate. She really showed them that they ain’t shit and they have never gotten over it.

      • Neners says:

        Right! Meghan never struck me as someone who was in awe of royalty. If they were waiting for a show of deference, they were going to be waiting a long time. Meghan was never going to bow and scrape to anyone with a title. That’s not the culture she grew up in, and I think there are many of us here who relate to that and admire it.

      • Katherine says:

        This is EXACTLY it. I think Meghan genuinely fell in love (obv) and then genuinely saw the role as a platform to do good work. What was a surprise to this idiotic royal apparatus was that she came into it already formed with that idea and didn’t go the naive virginal baby wife married in who had to be shown the ropes and practice for 10 years to still be completely unimpressive. She was a person who had a career and engaged in charitable projects and had already mature knowledge about how to do that. And when they were like but what about your Princess class to practice crossing your legs she was like *shrug* I’d rather you all implement this project I’m working on. I can handle looking professional and dignified on my own thanks. And I’m sure that read as some sort of bullying. (Even tho the claim is absurd on its face). She didn’t come in cowed or overwhelmed or needing all that much guidance and I’m sure that felt like a threat to these silly staffers and “gold standard” advisors.

        What’s also interesting is that this isn’t even an American vs European thing. It’s the BRF specifically. Like they double down on this doe eyed naive bride thing and it always backfires. Other European crown Princes/princesses have married actual grown ups with jobs and lives and the difference is SO clear. And the sky isn’t falling either.

        This is just absurd and I can’t believe they BRF has so epically f’d this up. This could have been the easiest PR win in the world if they had half a clue what they were doing.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        It is most definitely a BRF thing – and I think it is rooted in 2 issues: 1) they exist in a bizarre time-pocket, still following a rule-book set out by the Queen’s father in the 1930s!, and 2) they are a bunch of emotionally stunted people locked in an incredibly dysfunctional family dynamic that is so embedded in the hierarchy of rank that rank is the basis of their entire individual identities. Other European RFs seem to be able to function as actual families – probably because they don’t go around curtseying to each other in private, nor do they pull rank to put family members in their “place” – that we know of (because if shit like this happen there as well, it doesn’t really get out into the public sphere). They also interact frequently with each other privately with genuine friendships and family bonds that they keep alive. Ever since the beginning of the 20th century, the BRF has always been this oddity that isolates itself, both from their countrymen but also from their fellow royal colleagues (who are also their family, however somewhat removed).

      • Eleonora says:

        Yes. That reminded me of the Balmoral Test eposode in the Crown.

        It was all about people having to impress them, while they get to judge.
        Who the f do they think they are?
        The upper playground buddies?

        Also read that Diana said the bs there would be do negative.

    • Persephone says:

      Yup played them Like a BIG BRITISH FIDDLE.

    • Great comment KATHERINE. I always loved how the CROPPED photo the RR used to show Meghan crossing her legs against Royal protocol shows Princess Anne —-in the UNCROPPED version —- just a few seats down with her legs crossed in exactly the same position. I mean, what’s good enough for the Princess Royal should be good enough for the newbee. Nah, let’s crop that photo and edit out the Princess Royal and drag that newbee.

      • toodle says:

        Yes I agree with Katherine. I’m sure all strong woman go through this but something about a black woman SPECIFICALLY being expected to come in and “cower” in certain spaces is racist af and pisses me off. PROUD OF MEGHAN

  17. Harper says:

    It’ll work in Meghan’s favor that this week’s smear campaign is fresh in everyone’s minds when she details the perpetuation of falsehoods by the Firm. I’m hoping there is something dropped that none of us know already.

    • Watson says:

      This! I feel like Meghan is always 10 steps ahead of people. Much like her letter to her dad i think she knew exactly how things would play out. Narcissists always show themselves and the ones in the firm pushing the bullying stories proved her point exactly. They took the bait and now the palace look like massive ass hats.

    • Becks1 says:

      Exactly! Now everyone who may say, “she’s exaggerating,” or “I dont remember it being that bad” has a fresh example of exactly what Meghan was dealing during that time and is STILL Dealing with.

  18. Angel says:

    I love that she is exposing them.

  19. Hyacinth Bucket says:

    Seriously? The BRF are bringing the grey men to a PR battle while Meghan brings Oprah? That’s like bringing a wet noodle to a knife fight.

    • Gillysirl says:

      We’ve seen it since the interview was announced- they completely underestimate Oprah. Just like they do with Megan (and Harry, really). Gives you a glance inside their reality bubble.

      • Hyacinth Bucket says:

        They’re stuck in the 1990s at best. “Hand me the newspaper , my dear, will you?” No clue about a 2021 media machinery.

    • MF1 says:

      No kidding. Oprah is the Serena Williams, Simone Biles, Lebron James, and Michael Jordan of celebrity PR–all rolled into one. These people are colossal idiots.

  20. Case says:

    Her quote is wrong here and in every outlet covering this. “I don’t know how [the palace] could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent IF there is an active role that the Firm is playing…” IF being the very important word left out. We know in truth it’s not an “if,” but as a journalist it’s bothering me to no end that this keeps being reported incorrectly. She’s speaking in hypotheticals, everyone is taking it as a statement of fact, and I don’t believe that’s her intent, as absolutely true as we know the statement to be.

    • Just Breathe says:

      The “if” refers to the word “active” – “if there is an ACTIVE role the firm is playing” – I believe she meant, IF they left us alone now, we’d be silent. IF they continue to ACTIVELY pursue us, we won’t remain silent.

    • MaryContrary says:

      I think she’s stating it that way because she’s still trying to be diplomatic about it.

      • Case says:

        She definitely is, MaryContrary. Still, it bothers me that pretty much everywhere I’ve seen this discussed is skipping over the fact that she’s trying to be diplomatic for juicier headlines.

  21. Cecilia says:

    I just loved how nobody believed that meghan is a bully and because of that pre-emptive strike everybody now believes that those attacks are 100% palace sanctioned. Talk about karma

  22. Sofia says:

    Haha Haha, Kaiser no! I’d say you are more Pythia than Cassandra!! The most powerful oracle in antiquity…

    On another note, Meghan was really 🔥🔥 I can’t wait to watch them slay!!

  23. S808 says:

    Dropping this teaser after the shitshow of the last two days *chefs kiss* I know the CBS executives are giddy. The palace once again providing free PR.

  24. Phoenix says:

    And there it is…She said it out loud!
    True, for us that follow them it’s nothing new but it just feels amazing when we hear it from Meghan.
    Yesterday the Palace hit it’s lowest and I just love what CBS did. It’s perfection!

  25. aquarius64 says:

    The Windsors’ worst nightmare and they brought it on themselves. I hope Meghan torches the Markles too. Add Piers Morgan and Nikkai Priddy too.

    • atorontogal says:

      I just want to smack the smirk off Piers’ face. I detest that POS.

      • KW says:

        I hope she says nothing about Piers. He’s an unhinged stalker. But I agree about that POS, he’s so smarmy.

    • Gennessee says:

      Oh Ninaki Priddy? She who went from jewelry designer and has now found enlightenment as Atma Livpriya, a holistic energy therapist and trauma healer?

      Yeah. No. She doesn’t need the added press mentions from Meg. She can go wallow in obscurity.

  26. Lily P says:

    Yes Meghan! Tear that damn house down!

  27. Abena Asantewaa says:

    She is in pain, both of them of the betrayal, and the disloyalty of the royal family. The smear started before marriage and it has been relentless!

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      Yes. I sense a great deal of pain and sorrow from Meghan. I wish her and Harry the best going forward and pray they have a long happy and loving life together.

  28. Lauren says:

    They are still smearing Meghan, it’s always Meghan the target, they forget that Harry grew up in the institution and he knows where the literal bodies are. From the James Corden segment I gather that there is still respect and love for his grandparents, but he made no mention of his father and brother at all. That is telling. They best pray that petty betty and pp have very long lives because as soon as they are dead Harry is going to burn the whole thing to the ground.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      The resounding response from Twitter re: Harry in this upcoming interview: “Harry, get they ass!”

      He had so much trauma inflicted on him so young. And you best believe the brother who is abusive to him now has been that way their entire lives together. That sick family made him the family scapegoat and William’s whipping boy.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I remember watching old documentaries about the BRF with the brothers participating – and William was ALWAYS making these passive-aggressive “jokes” about his brother (often in Harry’s presence). I’ve always maintained that you can tells quite a bit about a person by what they find funny, especially the kind of jokes they make – and William’s “jokes” always punch down.

        In this context, it is very illuminating that William constantly had to put down his brother in public under the guise of “joking”. It was just something I noticed and felt vaguely uncomfortable about, until all these stories about William being incandescent about his brother no longer being under his control. I suspect that there are long-standing issues between the brothers that go way back and that William harbours some resentment of his younger brother for whatever reasons.

  29. Ken says:

    DANG Kaiser, you have been speaking the truth with such clarity. We all must remember that Harry/Meghan are not the first to speak out, Diana was. Here we are in the age of massive technology and means to communicate and the Firm is still using the Daily Fail to put out ridiculous juvenile hit pieces . Yes Harry/Meghan are Winning

  30. Spittair says:

    I love how people who worked with her previously (Suits crew and writer) have come out to say they don’t buy this narrative at all as she was always kind/courteous. Of course, no ones perfect and I’m sure she’s had her days but there’s also a well documented history of her being kind, buying ice cream for staff at the Palace, and former staff that left only to then get rehired at Archewell. Why choose to work again for someone who supposedly bullied you to the point of tears?? People left traumatized over emails sent at 5am?? Or for being held to account/fired for misconduct (Melissa Toubati) LOL. No one is buying this crap.

    • whateveryousay says:

      You are using too much common sense.

    • Becks1 says:

      Also there were no bullying complaints after they left Kensington Palace and started working under Buckingham Palace.

    • KW says:

      Might I add that I read the Fail’s “email” from Jason “Scoff” and it only mentions “the duchess” … there was more than just one duchess at KP during this time, who might be angry about someone being too familiar, a petty, jealous and insecure duchess. I think we may have a case of mistaken identity here.

  31. Lizzie says:

    I don’t believe Meghan would say something on the record that she cannot fully backup. She is not one to bring a knife to a gun fight , but ask the dm if you doubt it.

    • HeatherC says:

      We’re all hoping she brings an atom bomb to this particular gun fight but we may have to settle for an RPG.

  32. RoyalBlue says:

    The royals and palace experts are an uneducated lot that’s just capitalizing off their bloodlines. Even the ones who are close to them, when you read closer, you see their great grandmother was a mistress to the king, the grandmother was the lady of the cloth to the queen, the grandfather was a page boy in the King’s wedding etc.

    The carnival of so called experts are about to be exposed and they are trembling in their boots.

    • MsIam says:

      The lady of the cloth to the Queen? Is that like the official butt wiper or something, lol?

      • Dl says:

        😂😂. Can you imagine!?

      • lanne says:

        There used to be a person who did just that. King Henry 8 has a groom of the Stool to wipe his ass, especially when he grew too large to wipe it himself. It was a high ranking courtier who did this, not a servant. Court life was all about closeness to the King. In France, Louis 14 kept all the nobles as body servants (ass wipers) living in Versailles with him. They were less likely to plot against him if they remained where he could see them. There’s a great scene in Coppola’s Marie Antoinette (not history I know) that showed the ridiculous ritual of who outranks whom in terms of who gets to dress the then dauphine in the morning. She’s standing there naked while more and more ladies show up, and each has to go through the elaborate ritual before she can get dressed. The outrage at Meghans lack of awe is rooted in this. To wipe the queens ass, figuratively, is a privilege. For Meghan to deny this is close to blasphemy.

      • Dl says:

        @lanne thank you so much. I love learning history and even though bathroom habits back then can be funny to us, this was very educational. Makes sense about Henry 8 especially as I have read a lot surrounding the first QE and know he was humongous with a tremendous appetite and a horrible infected leg. No way he could reach it.

    • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

      Whole thing’s just a pretend job make-work scheme for posh idiots. Has been for generations.

  33. Kt says:

    In Meghan’s family I feel she was treated as the family scapegoat and when she married Harry she took on that role again in the Royal family. I’m pleased she’s speaking up and breaking the pattern here.

  34. Molly says:

    A pop culture podcast I like said, “why are we relitigating drama from years ago?”

    Glad you asked! THIS IS WHY! Because it’s still very much happening!

  35. Digital Unicorn says:

    This interview is so going to be about the Sussex’s getting their story out, explains a lot – they are fed up and are pushing back, good for them. The RF learned NOTHING from Diana’s death and the way the media behaved before and afterwards.

    Rattle those skeletons!!!

  36. Alexandria says:

    Get in formation!!!

  37. Miranda says:

    I don’t care what Diana’s supposed “friends” in the press say, she has to be looking down and smirking, so proud of her son and especially her daughter-in-law. In a way, it seems like they’re doing this for her, too. They’re refusing to let history repeat itself.

    • swirlmamad says:

      Her “friends” can go suck a lemon. I can’t imagine she is NOT looking down at Harry with pride. He’s managed to do what she was on the path to trying to do herself before her death. He can say “look Ma, I made it!”

  38. alexc says:

    The real reason they hate her, besides being unreconstructed racists, is because they could never control her. She’s made them all look like clowns.

    • MaryContrary says:

      She is so much smarter and savvy than they are-it’s really crazy that they think their tactics are going to work now that she’s free to say and do what she wants.

    • L4frimaire says:

      The thing is, for everyone questioning why they’re speaking, usually when you’re silent, you are either rewarded or at least left alone. They kept silent, have said very little, and are still attacked, constantly. There are many people with the perception that all the articles written about them are with their input and cooperation, hence the ,” they always want publicity” and why are they always talking. No one at the palace was reacting before to the many stories and rants about them, but one interview and all hell breaks loose. They really thought they’d never say anything, and the cracks started showing when she won her lawsuit. The fact is her winning is a big deal and not the outcome expected.

  39. Nina Simone says:

    Cersei to Meghan: Choose violence

    I hope she calls out the Cambridges – it will be glorious. Might be a pipe dream, but they deserve to be held to account. I myself have been feeling so sad about this ans I don’t even know her. this pregnant woman who just wants to move on , do good and live her life. I have so much empathy for her. I really hope she’s ok. I’ve pictured her sobbing uncontrollably for the past few years, I’m sure it haunted Harry, seeing the same pain in his mom decades ago now being manifested in his wife. And his brother is most the cause? I don’t believe they will ever be on speaking terms again.

  40. Sofia says:

    Well I did expect her to say “the institution wasn’t supportive” so there’s that. I still don’t expect her to actually name names.

    But this could explain BP going scorched earth. They got a snippet or a transcript of the interview and decided to try and set the narrative but only to fail. Could explain Ship attempting to straddle the fence on Twitter because he knew the Oprah interview would overshadow all.

    • MsIam says:

      KP are the ones going scorched earth, they fucked this whole thing up big time. BP was going with the “think of your poor old grandpa line”. BP would never have bought up that jewelry story, they know the truth about that collection and where its from. And the bullying accusation is straight from KP staff. This was all about William and Kates jealousy over the Sussexes being the cool kids, Harry being the cool guy with the fun interview. They can’t stand it but fortunately people like that always end up spinning themselves into the ground. You just need to stay out of their way.

  41. South African Girl says:

    Long time reader. First time commenting. My fellow South Africans and commentators of the Commonwealth, is there a petition yet to remove Charles in his honorary position as head of CW? As a saffer, I want out!

    • Becks1 says:

      Welcome! Love seeing all these new posters coming out of lurking to post!

    • Cape Town Girl says:

      @SouthAfricanGirl Hell to the YEAH!

      • Nina says:

        South Africa was out during the Apartheid years. Nobody pays attention to that nonsense. 99% of South Africans don’t even know they are back in. Visits by the BRF are like a visit by any foreign dignitary. Nothing special.
        They are more concerned with the money being spent by the Zulu King and all his wives than they care about the BRF.

  42. Mel says:

    I believe H and M left of their own choosing and were not forced out and are now evidently living the life they want, albeit not the half in, half out role they originally proposed.

    This war of words will be nasty and I suspect there will be no return from it.

    It is possible that Harry and Meghan did ruffle a lot of feathers cause they wanted things their way. A PA who worked for Madonna must have been used to some demands though so you have to wonder why did they leave early in their employment.

    • Merricat says:

      Sounds to me like you need to watch the interview. You’ll perhaps find it enlightening.

    • SunRae says:

      @Mel Were not forced out?

      Are you living under a rock somewhere? The conversation’s galloped past you. Black folk will not be gaslit any longer. We know what we saw regardless of what YOU want to believe.

      People you can’t even imagine were watching. All those dastardly deeds were always #seent. This is no longer a debate.

    • swirlmamad says:

      Try again, hon.

    • MsIam says:

      She left early in her employment because she was fired. For misconduct that cannot be spoken about for “legal reasons”. But yeah, Harry and Meghan are the problem. Sure, Jan.

    • Shahad says:

      Is it possible that there was sabotage? Considering there seems to be a high level of competition btw royal households .

  43. Merricat says:

    Meghan doesn’t bluff.

    • MsIam says:

      I can almost hear her ask “Do you really wanna go there with me? Well then lets go!” I notice she had her legal team respond too. This is not Diana.

  44. MerryGirl says:

    Yes Meghan, speak your truth…put it on record. She is not going to be silenced any longer and I’m here for it.

  45. MarcelMarcel says:

    Meghan is a grown womxn with charisma, intelligence and life experience.

    I listened to the ‘You’re Wrong About’ podcast series on Diana. The BRF were totally incompetent at their job and seemingly hung on the political power they no longer have. (I realise they are still powerful! But nowadays they indirectly shape policies by lobbying behind the scenes instead of directly writing it. Like Queen Elizabeth did as an example).

    Anyhow to bring it back to Meghan, Harry and Diana. They’re different in a lot of ways but they are all naturally charismatic. In a functional workplace that talent would be recognised and utilised. Harry and Meghan have made it clear they care about charity work. For example, they launched Archwell instead of making bank with the first interview offered.
    I think that misogynoir is the primacy factor behind the mistreatment of Meghan. And I’m excited to hear about her experience in her own words.💖

  46. Amy Bee says:

    I’m so glad that Harry and Meghan decided to do this interview. It serves as protection against the press and the Royal Family trying to re-write history. it was pure genius on the part of CBS to release that new clip yesterday

  47. Bettyrose says:

    The BRF would’ve been better off just ignoring this. Refusing to dignify it with acknowledgment. Pretty gauche and American the whole thing isn’t it? This whole coming out guns blazing as a preemptive strike is a huge mistake. Retreat now and stiffen that upper lip!

    • Lizzie says:

      mainstream us media is even reporting on it now. gold standard palace advisors, LOL.

      • fluffy_bunny says:

        All of the View ladies spoke about it this morning. First time I’ve actually agreed with Meghan McCain. Hell has apparently frozen over.

    • MsIam says:

      They need to learn what “Kill them with kindness” means. But the KP Mafia is the issue. William keeps refusing to come to grips with his inadequacies and he’s bringing them all down.

    • Nic919 says:

      William can’t do that. He’s fucked up things real good and I can’t imagine that Charles and the Queen are happy with his temper tantrum.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Bettyrose, the one very clear result of Willie’s and Kate’s temper tantrums is that the US media is seeing first hand just what the tabloid media is like in the UK. I have a feeling they will be much more careful about what they report when it comes from across the pond. I wonder if Murdoch or any other owner of the BM tabloids thought of that? So, this alone will help H&M going forward,

  48. Diana says:

    Well looks like I was wrong and they are going to let his family have it to some degree. This is going to be interesting..

  49. Jaded says:

    This bullying thing has William’s dirty fingers all over it. Look at the timeline:

    - Jason Knauf raised his concerns with Simon Case, the Duke of Cambridge’s then-private secretary and went on to speak to Samantha Carruthers, who was the head of HR based at Clarence House.

    - Then Simon’s boyfriend leaked Meghan’s letter to her father to the press and was PAID for it. Simon recently took on a cushy position as Cabinet Secretary.

    - Knauf is then said to have had a meeting with Prince Harry, who “begged him not to pursue the complaint” However, the spokesperson for the Sussexes has DENIED that any such meeting took place.

    - One month after reporting the bullying allegation against Meghan, Jason handed in his notice. ONE MONTH. Then he immediately gets a high level job as chief executive of the Cambridge’s Royal Foundation.

    Coincidence? I think not. I hope the Sussexes totally burn William and his mob of sycophantic fart-catchers.

    • MsIam says:

      Something is up, the whole thing is fishy. Of the three that I can think of that left, didn’t one leave to travel or something and then there was a protection officer that wanted a career change? I remember the press making a big deal about those two. And then there was Melissa, the one who was fired for “misconduct” . That no one has heard from since? And why isn’t the “media” wanting to know more about this misconduct if that is out in the open now? They ask questions about earrings but not about this? But sure there is no “coordinated smear campaign”. Not at all.

  50. L4frimaire says:

    These clips don’t show the full context so will be interesting to see the rest of what they are discussing. The amount of interest in this is incredible and honestly, I’m super nervous. Meghan seems very measured in that clip, not hysterical, not angry. I think they will be very careful and don’t think they’ll say anything that can’t be backed up legally, they also have the court documents with a lot of on the record info. Also CBS and Oprah will do independent fact checking. I think that’s part of the reason it was done through a network with news resources. know people compare this to Diana, but Meghan isn’t Diana and never had the same public support Diana had. However, this is a time of challenging racism and the status quo, and speaking up. Should be interesting. Also, everyone thinks Oprah will be very easy on them, but I think she will ask difficult questions that challenge them as well.

  51. Keri, says:

    Hah! I love Oprah and CBS for releasing that little teaser yesterday. They effectively riled up the firm and the press with the first teaser by showing the parallels between Diana and Meghan. One just had to sit back and watch all the predictable mudslinging and the heightened attacks by the palace and media to showcase their point.

    The lead up to yesterday’s release was just brilliant. Those idiots proved everything that Megan said in that newly released snippet yesterday. Anyone with 2 working brain cells can see that Harry and Megan are telling the truth. One just needs to look at the headlines for the past 3 days. The firm and carnival clowns were all brilliantly played by CBS, Oprah, and the Sussexes. I’m constantly amazed at how stupid and incompetent these people are at basic PR. Checkmate dumbasses.

  52. Natters5 says:

    I kind of wish that their Oprah interview had the both of them all the time or just Harry with Meghan joining in as so much of the blame of what happened went to Meghan like Harry was just a voiceless puppet. If Harry was in charge of the interview and explained exactly what happened and that he led the decisions to leave the firm to protect his wife and family then people on the other side of the pond would realize that Harry has a backbone and voice for himself. To have this interview mainly be Meghan I think will feed to that false narrative that she is in charge and Harry is just her lackey husband.

    • tee says:

      harry has spoken on several occasions now, with only him, and relayed that he drove the decision to leave (see recently: james corden interview). and each time, meghan was still blamed and attacked. i understand your logic, but it’s about time she gets to speak for herself. and it’s critical that her personal narrative is centered — for once.

    • Nibbi says:

      It looks very much like the interview had different segments with the both of them, just harry, and just meghan.

      The first clips released were Harry and Meghan together with Harry doing all the talking.

  53. Lindsey says:

    “Boom.” That’s what I thought after watching it.

  54. Many are saying that Kate and her mother are behind the hounding out of Meghan. Never underestimate the ambition and powerful connections this family has. They have enough to sink a battleship. When creepy but seriously rich”Uncle Gary” falls, he’ll take them all down with him.

  55. Rapunzel says:

    So now they are saying on the fail that these arguments between Meg and staff were due to Meg demanding designer freebies.

    This is just…. laughably desperate.

    • Lizzie says:

      The story keeps changing just like the lie that she made Kate cry.
      Also wasn’t Kate wearing free earrings not too logn ago – i think from a shop in Ireland?

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        What applies to Kate does not apply to Meghan because of a huge difference. Kate’s white. Meghan is not.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      Charles paid for everything related to Meghan and Kate’s wardrobes so why would she be demanding free shit? Can they even accept freebies?

    • Dee says:

      Kate wore a necklace which had been sent from a designer to Pippa. George’s initials or birthstone? Anyway, it was a workaround so Kate could get it free.

  56. Villanelle says:

    Anyone see Alice Eve’s ig post? It said “silence is golden” and someone commented “Sussex” and she liked the comment. Not sure if that was the original intention of the post, but still.

    • Bren says:

      It’s easy to say silence is golden when it’s not your name and character being dragged through the mud on a daily basis. It amazes me that some people are critical of Meghan because she has the audacity to want to talk about her experience over the last four years.

      • Villanelle says:

        Yep. It’s gross. I hope they spill all the tea after what they’ve been through.

    • Nic919 says:

      Isn’t this the woman who is posting her separation on IG?
      She’s one to talk.

      And she already showed her Karen self months ago. She’s an out of work actress and almost divorced white British woman who is jealous of what Meghan has.

      • norah says:

        alice evans not alice eve -

      • Nyro says:

        I just looked her up. Her husband just filed for divorce secretly and she was shocked by it. A lot of these celebrity women who hate Meghan are either failed actresses or they’re husbands treat them like trash. You know the lead actor from The Affair, the one who got caught in a public cheating scandal last year? His wife , A Brutish woman, also has a history of bashing Meghan relentlessly on her social media. When that scandal happens, Sussex Squad was all over her ass, LOL.

        They hate that Harry not only openly adores Meghan but that he has shown that he will do whatever he has to do to protect her, including walking away from royalty. It burns them up. Meanwhile, this woman’s husband didn’t even respect her enough to tell her he was going to divorce her.

  57. Chelsea says:

    It’s hilarious how predictable the palace is that both Oprah and Meghan knew they’d pull some shit like the Times story weeks before. Now the palace just looks like they’re doing exactly what Meghan said they do weeks before they did it. Brilliant

  58. Lissdogmom02 says:

    I can’t wait to watch this. I hope they drop all the tea. I agree with a commenter above, there was a moment that pushed them to this point recently, wreath, birth certificate? Good for Meghan & Harry

  59. Jezebel's Lacefront says:

    …and there the truth is….

    I’m ready.

  60. Lizzie says:

    I thought the palace wanted PRIVACY, why don’t they shut up. They need attention all the time!
    THey live in castles, can’t they quit complaining?
    (Anyway that is what the trolls say about Meg.)

  61. MeToforever says:

    Incredible shallow moment, Meghan is so photogenic. Truly, she is absolutely exquisite imo.

    Given the BRF behavior over the last days, I sincerely hope the Sussexes just say whatever they feel needs to be said. At first, I just wanted them to avoid the palace and family drama and just stick to the media treatment, but given the response to winning the lawsuit, announcing the pregnancy and the Oprah interview, I hope they just let loose. That family deserves no consideration because they gave no consideration and was obviously even worse behind the scenes than we had imagined.

  62. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    All I’m sayin is..Meghan is a wholllllllle lot calmer and more dignified than I would ever be. I would toss a lit torch on that whole bitch and watch them burn to the ground.

  63. Shoo fly says:

    I believe the “trigger” was seeing the proof of Knauf and his minions leaking to the daily mail, coordinating hit pieces with all of the right wing press, which would have been in the discovery documents the Mail turned over in the lawsuit.

  64. Lizzie says:

    Anyone else think she gave different bits of false info to see who leaked it?

  65. Sammiches says:

    9 posts about the royals today. Where does everyone go for celeb gossip these days?

  66. Kristin says:

    Okay wild thought: Bullyiam and Harry are secretly working together to destroy the monarchy in vengeance for their mother. This is all intentional right? Like a long con type of thing? Otherwise it’s just horribly, horribly sad

  67. Lala456 says:

    So they’re going to file a complaint against two people who are literally friends with the president and his wife in the middle of Brexit. I thought the royals were supposed to be top diplomats? As everyone’s been saying, all BP and KP are doing is proving their point. Whoever is advising Chad and Kathy really is making a mess of things. I wouldn’t trust these people either and we’re literally witnessing their incompetence in real time. And yeah, I’m sure any employer wouldn’t be happy if their employees ran off and talked to tabloids. They really don’t see what a can of worms they’ve opened and encouraging people who probably wouldn’t have cared otherwise to scrutinize the royal family….

  68. blunt talker says:

    From day one when everybody learned they were dating-the tabs were beating a constant drumbeat about Meghan -some were very anti-Meghan with a racial or sexism tone to them-If this incident happened after the wedding I beg to differ-I noticed after they announced they were having a baby and after having a successful tour in Australia the narrative changed very quickly to a total negative narrative-This woman moved to the UK in 2018-Going behind the scenes to learn about the charities she would be involved with-having a huge wedding that May-Working for the Firm after their honeymoon constantly -getting pregnant in the fall before the tour in Australia-gone for nearly two weeks-trying to get set to move to frogmore before the birth of their child-I tell you what if that was me I probably would snap or not want to deal with people who work for the royal family-who did not have Harry and Meghan’s best interest at heart-Those trolls were undermining everything the Sussexes were trying to do and leaking to the press-all the negative stories starting around Oct 2018 -and since tells me that those trolls did not want this biracial woman in their mist least known taking orders or directions from her-they tried to thwart them at every turn and make it hard to do their jobs and be happy about it-they were determined to make them miserable on orders from somebody higher up-who picks on her pregnant woman like they did in the UK-The coverage of Harry and Meghan since Oct.2018 has been atrocious. God’s speed to the Sussex family.

    • Ania says:

      She must be really strong and love Harry very much. I’ve moved to another country last year. It is still very stressful for me despite having a supportive husband, supportive family and nobody is smearing me daily telling me I will never fit in here. If I was in Meg’s shoes I would probably packed my bags within a year and never looked back. She gave up her entire life with intention to do meaningful work for others and was crushed. While pregnant and being new mother. Amazing woman.

  69. blunt talker says:

    PS-Since Harry’s rank in the Firm is lesser than the others -this contributes to him not having any say what he and Meghan can/cannot do-The Sussexes cannot outrank or outperform others in the family-they will show no mercy to them if they feel this way-all the punishing going on from the royal family since they left for the USA-All the tabloids negative press since they left has increased ten folds-I will always support and cherish them for trying and being their persons.

  70. Cass says:

    It’s interesting that the Firm clearly wants the narrative to be Meghan the Entitled Out of Touch Celebrity. Maybe a Covid related choice on behalf of the Firm?

    An easy steer because she lives in LA and does Oprah now?

    I definitely detect the hand of William on this!

  71. Quote
    Caroline B. Heafey
    @_cheafey

    Woman owns her voice: bully
    Family colonizes empire: royal

  72. Ania says:

    William tried so hard to choose dull, unambitious wife who wouldn’t overshadow him. Didn’t expect that Harry’s wife will do the job! I keep my fingers crossed for Meghan, what she does is so courageous. Those aristos are fighting to keep their status because they know that if they had to compete with people like Meg, the “normal people” based solely on their talent and hard work they would fail.

    • Lanie says:

      William didn’t even choose his strand mop personality wife. She was the last option standing after all the other aristo women ran for the hills.

      But to your other point, yup. There is nothing remarkable about the royals or their hanger-ones. And for having had all the best education opportunities, they seem rather stupid.

  73. Sterkviking says:

    I am trying to understand the PR strategy in this. It seems to be a losing one for both sides. I agree with Kelly. An end game in which both sides lose their reputations and puts the nail in the coffin for healing any relationships. It would have been better to take the high road and focus solely on their good projects and good deeds while letting their naturally charming selves shine.

  74. Midnight@theOasis says:

    For H&M, I surmise that the end game is to be left alone in peace and quiet to live their lives. Free of any attacks from the BRF/BM/RRs.

  75. Sunday says:

    the end game for Harry and Meghan is to get their story on the record, to finally be able to voice their own experiences, instead of just having to “take the high road” and sit silent as their character is attacked, their endeavors ridiculed, and their names unduly dragged through the mud. If they could just ignore it and carry on without it impacting their charitable initiatives I’m sure they would – Meghan released the Together cookbook and the only UK coverage linked her to terrorists. Zero coverage of their partnership with World Central Kitchen, but plenty of negative articles even though they moved an ocean away. Doing this interview won’t cause them to lose their reputations, especially considering the incessant, coordinated barrage of negative press they’ve been subjected to in the UK. I don’t think they have any delusions that this interview will be the final say and that the BRF will suddenly call a truce and back off, but when you are the unceasing target of hatred – a target which brings with it real threats of violence to them, their children and their loved ones, at some point you have to stand up and say something.

  76. Petra says:

    Truth for Meghan and Harry.

  77. Dl says:

    @Kelly. Just curious but how do you know Harry was not sitting there when she said this? Or how do you know this was not supporting what H just said? Sounds to me like maybe you are lost

  78. Lanie says:

    Insisting targets take an imaginary “high road” while detractors keep tearing at them in the press is a silencing tactic. And a highly ineffective one, at that. Taking the “high road” against Trump in 2016 didn’t stop him from getting elected and bringing in American Carnage.

    Fight back.

  79. swirlmamad says:

    They’ve been taking the high road for nearly 5 years. Put yourselves in their shoes. You try to live your life as a kind person who helps others less fortunate when you can. Then a group of vindictive, nasty people with a wide-reaching platform come along, smearing you, telling flat-out lies about your character and you are not allowed to say a damn word to defend yourself, and these same vindictive people have absolutely no intention of stopping until they rip your entire life and soul to shreds. Would you be so willing to “take the high road” then???? ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. This poor couple has endured enough. Full stop. Michelle Obama herself said going high does not mean rolling over and taking people’s crap until they destroy you (I’m paraphrasing). It really bothers me when people make the impossible ask of them to just “ignore” what is being done to them. You KNOW you wouldn’t be able to if it were you, so why are they expected to do so? Just to make people comfortable and go along to get along with the status quo?

  80. MsIam says:

    There is no “high road” for people who live in a pit. That family has a compulsive jealousy problem and too many people are kissing their asses to make them deal with it. Its best to get away from folks like that and leave them be. They have no incentive to be rational.

  81. Kelly says:

    yeah at this point I would have said nothing lived in CA and raised money and did awesome charity work for people. It would have made them look better. I can’t imagine that Harry doesn’t ever want to go home again and this certainly only makes things harder on both sides. Also that she is the one saying this and not him. It would be better coming from him I think. He keeps saying the press and tabloids but now she is saying it’s the Queen and the family.

  82. Saucy&Sassy says:

    Kelly and Sterkvikin, this isn’t about “hurt feelings” and I don’t understand why that’s your take on this. This couple has continued to be harrassed, bullied, smeared, and well everything in between, for the past year. What did they do? Oh, that’s right, they laid low in the middle of a pandemic. They did a few video spots on different platform which showcased their passions and future work of their Foundation. That’s it. The thing you have to remember is that when you radicalize hate–and that’s exactly what the BM is doing here–you have to admit to the dangers involved in that. As parents, they will do anything to keep their children and themselves safe. I would say they have a great deal to gain.

  83. MeToforever says:

    They did take the high road and put a continent between them and the firm and British press, yet they were still hounded mercilessly. I’ve been watching this from the beginning and it has been awful just to watch so I can’t imagine living it. They tried to move on without mentioning anyone over there, but they were continuously smeared. Every time a royal got a smidgen of bad press, they tossed HnM under the bus with some ridiculous story, Govt. in trouble, HnM gets tossed under the bus. Every time HnM did anything with their charities, the British media lost their minds and smeared them. HnM stayed quiet for a bit, the British media dredge up old smears to attack them, just to have something to say about them. What the heck were they supposed to do? That’s like a telling an abused victim to not report their abusers and just continue to suffer in silent.

  84. swirlmamad says:

    @kelly you haven’t even seen the interview yet. How do you know what Harry says and the full extent of what Meghan says? We’ve been given a TEASER. Really not understanding your take here, only that it seems as though you’d rather them just roll over and suck it up. Why, I have no idea.

  85. Where'sMyTiara says:

    Exactly. I see this interview as a shot across the bow. “You don’t own us, control us, and we no longer owe you – all debts are paid. This is your cue to leave us be.
    What will happen if you don’t leave us be? F*ck around and find out.”

  86. swirlmamad says:

    I just replied something similar. How on earth can you claim that Meghan is speaking for both of them when you haven’t even seen the interview yet? Makes no sense at all.