Richard Kay: Palace courtiers describe ‘the Crown getting its revenge in first’

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You know what I don’t have the patience for today? “Royals’ Meghan ‘bully’ crisis: As Buckingham Palace launches an unprecedented investigation into sensational bullying claims against Meghan, make no mistake this is a crisis that echoes the Abdication, writes RICHARD KAY.” Yes, the Duchess of Sussex making white women shake with fear because she asked them to work is truly the abdication crisis of the 21st century. Kay will at times work as a mouthpiece for Prince Charles or Prince William, and it becomes clear – very quickly – in this piece that Kay has been tasked with spinning Team Willileaks’ perspective. You can read the whole messy article here. Some highlights:

Curated victimhood? “Never before has the Palace held a member of the Royal Family to account, and its move represents a serious blow to the Duchess’s carefully curated status of victimhood. It also shows that the Queen’s deep reserve of patience for her grandson, Harry, has reached a tipping point….I also understand that individuals who fear their reputations will be damaged in the Sussexes’ upcoming Oprah Winfrey TV interview have demanded the protection of the Palace. ‘The Palace is taking the gravity of the situation extremely seriously,’ I am told.

It’s reminiscent of the abdication crisis because the Windsors are saying outright that they’ll blame the Sussexes whenever anyone dies: [The current crisis] has echoes, too, of the dramas that followed the Abdication of Edward VIII in 1936, when the Queen’s father reluctantly took the throne as George VI, triggering years of hostility between the brothers and, crucially, their wives. The Queen Mother blamed, and never forgave, the Duchess of Windsor — the former Wallis Simpson — for the premature death of her husband.

It scarcely matters that Prince William is leaking like a sieve: Just who leaked Mr Knauf’s 2018 email to The Times scarcely matters. Its very existence suggests an escalation in the fraught relationship between William and Harry.

The palace communications office is made up of amateurs: Yesterday, royal officials were insisting that the complaints about Meghan, which began to surface within weeks of her and Harry’s starry Windsor wedding, were not being orchestrated by Buckingham Palace or by members of the Queen’s family. Their focus, they said, was on 99-year-old Prince Philip, who remains a patient at Barts Hospital in London. All the same, some courtiers are privately describing developments as ‘the Crown getting its revenge in first’.

Kay has heard from some of Meghan’s “bullying victims” too: By now stories of Meghan’s behaviour were circulating openly. One story that reached my ears was of a very junior assistant who had gone from being Meghan’s favourite to being told that she had become ‘over familiar’. Another was how morning staff meetings over coffee, which Harry himself made, had stopped when Meghan apparently engaged a butler, ending the informality at a stroke. Harmless enough, you may think, but there were other accounts, too. One figure, working in a different part of the royal estate, was alleged to have been reprimanded for giving Harry a present to mark his engagement. And there have been claims that behind the glowing headlines of the couple’s first big overseas tour, in October 2018, all was not well at Admiralty House, Australia’s governor general’s residence which hosted Harry and Meghan.

Prince William to the rescue: Prince William was appalled by the reports that reached his ears, and many now wonder whether it was this that ultimately led to the split between the brothers. Initially, I understand, Harry acknowledged that something was not right, but he swiftly backed his wife. At the time William and Harry shared their staff, but the issue of their treatment became so acute that William and his aides accelerated the process of splitting the household in two. ‘What was a long-term plan became an immediate plan,’ said a source. Suddenly the ‘Fab Four’, as the two couples had been dubbed, were no longer quite so fabulous.

William fears WHAT?? William’s hope that Harry, who more than anyone else knows the burdens William faces as the future king, would be at his side has vanished to be replaced by a fear that his disgruntled brother and sister-in-law are morphing ever more into a modern-day version of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

[From The Daily Mail]

The thing is, if Prince William wasn’t so lazy, racist and stupid, this smear campaign would have been less obvious and perhaps more successful. If the palace aides weren’t complete amateurs stepping on their own dumb narratives constantly, perhaps some of the mud they were slinging would stick. This has been the case since 2017, honestly – there was always the possibility to have an open conversation about some good-faith criticisms of Harry and Meghan. But no one – not the Firm, not the courtiers, not the British media clown show – has ever been interested in a critical assessment in good faith. Instead, we get Prince William panicking and throwing together this completely nasty and bad-faith smear campaign and dragging Buckingham Palace along for the ride. William is as stupid as he is hateful and pathetic.

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  1. Lauren says:

    Revenge is best served cold. The Oprah interview is just the beginning.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      William and his mannequin deserves everything coming to them. He will have a huge helping of humble pie by the time this is over. Speak your truth #teamsussex

      • Quietly Kitten says:

        Meanwhile, Andrew has money, titles, possessions, protection and freedom. Has he spoken to the FBI as promised yet? Nope. and he never will. Why isn’t the British Media focused on that? Why isn’t the UK public fixated on it, instead of the manufactured messes designed to scapegoat a black woman? This says nothing good about Britain, it never will, and this will get worse.

    • Josie Bean says:

      Well if that is just the beginning then this whole mess has become downright juvenile – actually it already has.

      I am saddened by the allegations of bullying at this point in time. It is a pathetic attempt to attack Megan’s credibility. The Palace is being seen as complete and utter jerks. So they lose.

      As for the Oprah interview – if I were one of Megan’s advisors, I would have begged her not to do an interview. I would have begged her and Harry to just focus on their charity and their business interests – keep their heads held high and forget about publicly getting back at people who have done them wrong (other than suing the DM of course). Oprah doesn’t care about Megan and Harry – she is in it for herself – shame on her.

      Having to go back and forth with the Palace and releasing public statements is hurting both sides. Just my opinion for whatever it is worth.

      • Amy Bee says:

        It’s a good thing that they did an interview. Diana doing her interviews has ensured that people know the truth about what really went on. The Royal Family and press’ attempts to re-write history in the wake of the release of Season 4 of the Crown failed because she did those interviews. I believe getting their side of the story is important not only to correct the record but for them to move on.

      • Commonwealthy says:

        Shame on Oprah for giving Meghan a platform to reclaim her good name? Meghan before marrying Harry was a popular, independent, charitable, hardworking budding philanthropist who could wear what she wanted and go where she wanted. She has gotten consistent praise for being a humble, gracious person. In four years tens of millions of people think she’s narcissistic psycho, because SussexSquad and Kaiser didn’t have the reach to counter the entire British media machine’s narrative. Oprah is Oprah, a happy billionaire with a really good life. Is she gaining from this? Absolutely. Is she giving something important to someone who deserves to counter a racist, misogynistic narrative? Absolutely.

      • LaraW” says:

        Good thing you’re not her advisor. I’m sure that if someone at work said that you were having an affair with your boss- and they kept saying it over and over until all your coworkers knew and talked about it, gave you sidelong looks, and your boss said nothing to correct the record- that you would just take it and keep your head held high and wouldn’t bother to correct your coworkers. After all- no big deal, right? Just focus on your job.

      • JT says:

        Who is begging the RF STFU? Who is telling them to stand down? H&M have been quiet, going high for four years now. The royals have been smearing Meghan from the very beginning. Why does anybody expect H&M to be quiet about their own lives, when the palace is not? The RF have been controlling the narrative around Meghan this whole time, and now that Meghan is going to tell the truth directly from her own mouth and not through “palace sources” and “aides”, people have a problem with her. Bullshit. The royals are the ones going low orchestrating one of the laziest, half cocked smear campaigns I’ve seen and they deserve to be dragged. Harry and Meghan have barely said anything yet and look what the royals have thrown at them in 3 days. The palace is behaving like a couple of reality show contestants.

      • swirlmamad says:

        Not sure what your criticisms of Oprah are based on, but they needed to do this interview. Full stop. Five years of having your name and character ripped to shreds over utter lies? That’s 4 years and 11 months too long. Absolutely NO ONE here would be willing to forever let themselves be poked, prodded, and tortured like this and not say a word in their own defense, and if you say you would, you’re lying to yourself.

      • Julie says:

        Oh please the attacks were never going to stop. Megan pretty much says so in the latest trailer. So much has been lost already that it makes no sense to expect her to just keep taking the blows. And let’s be very clear, these people have been laying traps for her for 2 years. They make her sign off on changing her child’s birth certificate because they know at some point they will be able to call her title obsessed. They hand her jewellery borrowed from the Royal collection because they know the provenance of those jewels will be an easy attack. It was Jason’s job to combat the pre-wedding hate campaign by the Markles, he did nothing. He wouldn’t even let her issue a statement and yet here he is defending himself by pushing a smear campaign.

        In the absence of your voice, people will impose theirs on you.

      • Josie Bean says:

        Actually, both Charles and Diana doing interviews hurt them and their children.

        Yes, shame on Oprah and these silly “teasers”. This nonsense is already fodder for talk show hosts and tabloids. Yes, the Palace will be hurt by what is discussed which delights so many, but so will Harry and Meghan.

        It is like with Trump – no matter what he does his supporters will love him. Same with Harry and Meghan, most of those who do not care for them will not change their minds by this interview. So why bother – they should just move on with their lives and show the Palace and everyone else that they are not going to get involved in silly “revenge” games (like the Palace does).

        I really think this type of publicity for H&M will hurt them in the end but hopefully I am wrong.

      • MsIam says:

        Yes of course @Josie Bean if someone is pummeling me, shame on me for calling them out and telling them to stop. Makes perfect sense. It’s not Meghan and Harry job to make the royal family look good, that is on the royals. They’ve never given a damn about anything other than The Crown so they can go suck it!

      • Maria says:

        Josie Bean – why do you think this interview will hurt them any more than they are being hurt already *by their own family*? What a silly concept.

      • Lauren says:

        Why should Harry and Meghan let the whole institution continue to tarnish their names and continue to punish them for just existing and being in love? Why should never complain, never explain only be applied to them. No this interview is very much needed and a long time coming.

      • Dilettante says:

        Josie Bean, I’m clearly in the minority as I agree with you about the Oprah interview.

      • Sid says:

        I don’t think they are trying to change the minds of the people who hate them. Those weirdos are a lost cause. I think they want to finally have their side of the story out there, and let the chips fall where they may. It’s one thing not to be able to speak out to defend yourself. It’s a whole other thing to have an entire institution and their media bootlickers/ owners out to defame you at every turn all while you can’t speak out.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Josie Bean, I think if the tabloids had not been continuing to smear them for the past year, Harry & Meghan would have remained silent and got on with their lives. All of lies that continued, when they didn’t do anything except exist and get their Foundation up and running, made them realize that this would continue forever. I think this was the only thing they could do to get the UK tabloids–and the brf–to leave them alone. My guess is that there will be some really harmful (to the brf) issues that they will not discuss. It will be their way of letting that firm know that they are willing to let all of it spill if they don’t just leave them alone. It’s certainly messy, but I have no doubt they knew that, and they’re willing to wade through it because they will have two children to protect. What would you do to protect your children?

      • fluffy_bunny says:

        Oprah gains nothing from this interview. She’s already mega rich and is THE Oprah. She’s the only one with the reach and pull who could stand up to the Palaces, the BM and the BRF and tell them to sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up. The Sussexes always take the high road and the BRF smear their good names and bully them off the island and across the ocean and a continent. Bully a pregnant woman and when she has a miscarriage and speaks out about it and becomes pregnant again they continue to bully and smear their good names. They’re tired of playing the game and we are tired of being the only ones who see it. We see you Petty Betty, Chuck, Andrew, Willnot and Cannot. And the world see you too now.

      • Bibi says:

        @Josie Bean

        Stop telling victims to take the high road. Stop putting the burden of wrong-doing on the victims. Support women and you could even “…encourage others to listen…” to Meghan’s side.

        Stop shaming victims. Please

      • Mira says:

        I am totally with you Josie Bean and Dilettante. I just have a very bad feeling about this whole thing. I wish M&H all the best, but I’m worried.

    • HeyJude says:

      Really at this point I hope Harry’s people unleash everything he knows- William’s affairs, falling in love with Rose, Andrew’s further links with Epstein/Maxwell, the palace protecting Andrew the pedophile, Pippa’s rapist father-in-law and his rape palace in the islands, Uncle Gary’s drug and human trafficking, the Queen’s and Prince Phillips affairs and being in love with other people.

      Unleash all the info. Protect your wife.

      If the palace wants to play these little games, pull out all the stops and air their shady pasts in public so they know to never say a word about your family and wife again or else you’ll leak everything.

  2. Lala11_7 says:

    Those….

    Pictures! 😀😃😄😁😆😅🤣😂

    • AlpineWitch says:

      The one of William at the top is downright scary!!

    • Merricat says:

      LOLOL

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I’m so glad to see that you are back! I miss so many of you who used to comment. I wonder where Kitten went?

      • Passerby says:

        I’ve been a long time reader and a some time commenter. I haven’t seen Kitten in a very long time. I think she was a low key Cam fan and passively entertained the Sussex’s . Perhaps she is posting under a different name?
        Obviously these are just my assumptions and I could be wrong.

    • Julie says:

      Yesssss! Those are hilarious LOL

  3. OriginalLala says:

    The BRF should stop while they are behind – this is so pathetic and desperate.

    • Sunday says:

      This entire ordeal should be a case study in bias blindness – they really can’t see what a terrible idea this whole attack is, because their every move is predicated on their belief that Meghan is inferior to them because she’s Black and American and she should have known her place and submitted to being bashed and abused by them. They truly don’t see the problem with that. They really thought the angry Black woman trope would work for them, because they themselves believe it. Well, they might convince the racists, but as more blatantly right wing “defenders” step up for them, the further they turn everyone else off simply by the implications of the association. It’s fascinating that they all really seem to be in their own little bubble of hatred, that seemingly nobody is able to break in and say hey guys, this is just making you look worse and worse, maybe you should rethink the strategy.

      • Janey says:

        And IT does work — that was the bet the royals made all along. They saw Brexit and Trump and realized they could weaponize racism to serve their owns means. And here is where I completely disagree. I think this WILL work in one way. The royals will be excused and I will bet a million bucks not one, single person in the media will step in and just call it weaponizing racism because the media STILL can’t do that. Jan. 6th. showed us all that it is HOPELESS. So long as a good chunk of white people who make up the majority of a voting block support this strategy it isn’t going anywhere. Isn’t it obvious where accusing someone of racism or weaponizing racism is even worse than being on the receiving end of it? That’s why there’s is this whole push back on “cancel culture” folks. These people know.

        And I will repeat this — the ONLY people who can truly stop this are WHITE PEOPLE. And there is a significant chunk with a vested interest in either perpetuating racism and weaponizing racism or — in the alternative — cannot grapple with the fact that by refusing to fight this problem, they are complicit and as terrible as THOSE BACKWARDS PEOPLE.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Luckily the BRF are too tone deaf and blindly stupid to stop. They are on another covid express train which is leading them to their doom.

    • Kebbie says:

      It’s truly pathetic. I rarely comment on the royal posts because I just don’t really care that much about any of them, but the royal family’s smearing Meghan this week is some of the most amateurish, transparent nonsense I’ve ever seen. I went from being mostly apathetic about all this to rooting for Harry and Meghan to burn it all down lol

      They leaked a 3 year old bullying accusation then vowed to launch an investigation into the accusation they dredged up? Just the most obvious, blatant and ridiculous attempt at deflection.

      I’ve been mostly “meh” on all things royal and now I can’t wait to watch Meghan and Harry’s interview. Good job Buckingham Palace PR.

  4. Tom says:

    Because an American black woman was always going to feel more entitled than British aristos literally raised to believe their social rank is the will of God and Country. Also, her (5 a.m.) emails!

    Do I have this right?

    None of these BP and KP snowflakes would be hired to work order fulfillment in an Amazon warehouse. Their error rate is sky high.

    • Julie says:

      But. She. Made. Them. CRYYYYYY!

    • swirlmamad says:

      For some reason, it always comes back to those damn emails!!!!!!

      • fluffy_bunny says:

        She may have emailed them at 5am. I don’t doubt that because my husband gets middle of the night emails but she never expected them to answer her back at 5am. Just put your damn phone on silent and leave it on the night stand. I think Britons as a whole are fucking lazy.

  5. Baltimom says:

    So this “bullying” allegation needs to be taken seriously but they can completely ignore what Prince Andrew did??? Disgusting.

    • Amy Too says:

      And the new examples of bullying are someone telling a junior aide she was becoming “too familiar,” hiring a butler, and someone reprimanding an aide for buying Harry an engagement present. Notice how they don’t even say it was Meghan who told the aide she was too familiar or Meghan who got someone in trouble for celebrating her engagement? That last one—wtf? Why on earth would she be mad that someone gave her husband an engagement gift? Was the gift a cake topper of Harry posing with a monkey? And how on earth is hiring a butler “bullying” your staff? And asking someone to remain professional AT WORK—if she was even the one to do that? Accusations 1 and 3 sound more like things William or Kate would have done and because it had something to do with Meghan, she is being blamed.

      This is insane as well:

      “ Just who leaked Mr Knauf’s 2018 email to The Times scarcely matters. Its very existence suggests an escalation in the fraught relationship between William and Harry.”

      It was written in 2018. How does it show an escalation of the fraught relationship between the brothers in 2021 if it was written 3 years ago? And again… the way this written, “an escalation of the fraught relationship between William and Harry,” suggests a problem that William has with Harry, not Meghan being a bully. How come the existence of the email doesn’t suggest Meghan was a bully if this whole spin is that Meghan is a bully? Is this the reporter saying “I was forced to write about Meghan being a bully, but instead of actually writing about how is absolutely a bully, I’m going to write about the fact that there is this sudden accusation coming straight from William’s KP that Meghan is a bully because the fact that they’re even pretending to accuse her of this with such weak evidence (she hired a butler—what a bully!) is evidence of the bad relationship WILLIAM has with Harry.” But then again, I don’t really trust this royal reporter to have a good-hearted ulterior motive so I’m just going to assume he’s horrible at writing.

      • Harper says:

        Harry probably told Meghan he was tired of everyone waiting around for him to make the coffee but now it was too awkward to suggest someone else get off their lazy butts and make the coffee. Meghan lovingly found a solution where Harry didn’t have to continue to make coffee or confront his lazy staff. The lazy staff were duly offended and logged it into their File> Things Meghan Did That We Never Asked For.

      • booboocita says:

        The Firm and the RR are grasping at straws. Even if all of these allegations were true — and given the outlandishness of them, I’m not sure they are — they’re minimal matters. Mistakes made by someone who was new to a particular environment and given little guidance on how to fit in. And the fact that all of this is being dredged up after three years suggests that it’s either made up whole cloth or tiny transgressions built up into constitutional crisis-level stuff.

        We all know Meghan and Harry will weather this well, surviving and thriving. But now I wonder if the BRF will survive. There was a really good article in Vanity Fair back in January, “Could the British Monarchy Go “Over a Cliff” When the Queen Dies?” Look it up. It’s positively prophetic.

      • Julie says:

        @Harper I doubt the new “butler” had anything to do with their coffee tradition. In fact I even question whether a butler was hired. Royals don’t just get to create new jobs willy-nilly. This is the end that is audited by Parliament. I bet you they hired a “dogs body”. Basically someone who runs physical errands because something tells me is that the Kensington crew would throw a tiff at having to say go purchase tampons for Meghan meanwhile cautioning her not to make such sensitive trips herself. I can’t imagine that anybody could possibly believe that Megan had the power to hire a butler just to serve civil servants coffee.

      • JanetDR says:

        I cannot picture any American using the phrase “too familiar”. It’s kind of how we roll 😂

    • Kate says:

      Yeah, this statement that “Never before has the Palace held a member of the Royal Family to account” is….not a good look when you have a member of the Royal Family who at best was just a close friend of a dead rapist pedophile.

      • Couch potato says:

        Not to mention alk the other shady stuff he’s been involved in.

      • UptownGirl says:

        And let’s not forget Fergie who has been rather unscrupulous person of privilege and has been caught red-handed selling out Andrew!!

        Might I add that the fact that PWT has been the source of the leaks shows just how immature, conniving, resentful and utterly responsible for a majority of this campaign against Meghan. The fact that PWT has been allowed to go to the RR’s and place theses lies against Meghan are further indications that he won’t be held accountable, but Meghan is? WTF!?! It’s time to call out PWT and Unwilling Keen for their part in this constant campaign against Meghan!! But yet it’s Harry’s fault for having abandoned PWT to stand by his wife for his brothers actions to attack her in hopes of Harry abandoning Meghan to do the work for PWT to take ALL the credit!!
        That lead that PWT had stepped in to “save” the poor victims of Meghans bullying is as ridiculous as Unwilling Keen and her continued push that she is the hardest working CEO of The Firm and the King maker.

    • The Recluse says:

      Right?!!!
      There’s a rapist in their midst and crickets.

  6. Neners says:

    This is what happens when royal mediocrities surround themselves with sycophants who won’t check their most puerile revenge fantasies.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Beautifully put!

    • Maliksmama says:

      I agree. The optics of old white men criticizing a black woman is absolutely horrible. The fact that this hasn’t occurred to ANYONE is bizarre.

      Kay’s article is what happens when there’s no one black on staff to tell him this article is the worst one he’s done. Ever.

      Is everyone at BP, KP, CH white? Are there any black employees? I mean someone to raise their hand to object.

      • ennie says:

        the name of one of the few black employees they had is now being used agains Meghan, naming her as one of the bullied people.
        the nerve.

      • Couch potato says:

        White, and clearly without any social awareness or functioning brains.

  7. Liz version 700 says:

    I used to joke that Harry was Diana’s revenge taking on where she left off. But now I realize that William might actually be Diana’s revenge. First, those pics of him looking like he just discovered he has fingers (priceless). But in actuality, this dummy is the one whose arrogance and ineptitude will probably topple the institution that terrorized Diana, Harry and Meghan. The House of Windsor never stood a chance.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      If it looks like the William is going to blow up the Monarchy the gov and courtiers will intervene – the gov can force him out by issuing an act of parliament.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Whew, can you imagine the incandescent rage that would cause. Forget clean energy just hook William to a turbine.

      • UptownGirl says:

        @ Liz version, that’s brilliant!! Thank you for that as I have been so angry the past few days and I am just a spectator in all of this.

    • Couch potato says:

      In my head i picture Charles and Camilla sitting comfortably in their coach, eating popcorn and drinking wine while enjoying this shitshow. It’s so painfully obvious Willnot is behind this. My tinfoil tiara theory is; they let him dig his own grave with this to showcase how completely unhinged Willnot is. The “skip one generation” campaign keeps resurfing, and letting him loose to show his ugly colours are the best way for Charles to stop it once and for all.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “The “skip one generation” campaign”

        This just goes to show how out of touch the UK readers of The Fail, The Slow and The Scum are as only parliament can change the line of succession with the consent of the UK dominion countries.

      • Couch potato says:

        Yes BayTampaBay they are out of touch. It’s the same people who thinks the queen can strip H&M’s titles. The RR knows how uneducated, racist and quite frankly stupid their readers are, and they fuel their readers hate for money. It’s really ugly. Even though it goes against the laws, I think the “skip one generation” bothers Charles A LOT because he wants to be poulare. I also think Willnot’s using it as leverage to get what he wants.

      • MaryContrary says:

        None of this makes Charles look good though. It’s clear that he let his daughter in law be slandered and attacked without raising a finger to defend her. Harry bringing up Diana and how alone she must have felt after the divorce also reminds people of how horrible Charles was to her.

      • Tessa says:

        Charles won’t do anything to stop William. He had his chance to rein in William but just let William drive them out. I don’t think Camilla cares one way or the other, although she annoyed me by giggling at the preacher at the sussex wedding. She and Charles got more upset with the Crown than they did about Harry and Meghan and their treatment.

  8. RoyalBlue says:

    Besides using their mouthpieces to do their bidding, notice how Walmart and Kmart have been silent throughout this ordeal. Not by way of words of kindness or concern to their brother, I mean in terms of zooms and public appearances. They have almost gone into wartime mode and laying low. Wonder what role Clarence House has in all of this. Charles is playing the long game and waiting to claim that Crown I bet.

    • Couch potato says:

      In my head i picture Charles and Camilla sitting comfortably in their coach, eating popcorn and drinking wine while enjoying this shitshow. It’s so painfully obvious Willnot is behind this. My tinfoil tiara theory is; they let him dig his own grave with this to showcase how completely unhinged Willnot is. The “skip one generation” campaign keeps resurfing, and letting him loose to show his ugly colours are the best way for Charles to stop it once and for all.

      • Maria says:

        Charles is just as complicit, lol.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        Charles is 100% complicit and calculating. ‘Tiger, tiger, burning bright.’

      • Tessa says:

        Camilla had nothing but contempt for Diana. Charles just let William run amok and drive out Harry. They should have some shame, especially Charles who did not lift a finger to protect Harry, Meghan and Archie.

  9. Harper says:

    Kay said that because anti-bullying and remedies to address bullying are at the heart of Heads Together that means that, for Will, there is no option but to investigate Meghan. Shouldn’t Oprah be getting the credit for jarring Will’s memory then? These people are INSANE.

    • Becks1 says:

      This is where this whole campaign this week is falling flat for so many. Her behavior was SO BAD and SO EGREGIOUS that they had to split households (so BP could “control” her?) but it apparently didnt need to be investigated at the time and the complaint was rescinded. So now, the week before the Oprah interview, they’re rehashing this story? gee, wonder why? people arent that dumb.

    • Amy Too says:

      And what’s he going to do if he comes to the conclusion that yes, she suddenly became a horrific bully only to people who work for William and only between the years 2017-2020, when she then reverted back to being super kind and a joy to work with? Is he going to fire her? Put it on her “permanent record” on a file in a random palace filing cabinet? What is the point other than an obvious smear campaign? They didn’t deal with it when it was supposedly happening, they didn’t even bring it up then, and now they’re going to do a whole ass professional investigation into it—and you can tell it’s super professional since they’re leaking all the way and are already super sure of the results—now that she’s gone, some of the aides are gone and moved on to new jobs, and she is never coming back? The fact that there is absolutely no reason for this screams “HEY LOOK AT MY OBVIOUS SMEAR CAMPAIGN TIMED TO DROP RIGHT BEFORE MEGHAN TALKS TO OPRAH ABOUT HOW BADLY WE TREATED HER!” The article itself says they’re getting their revenge FIRST. That definitely makes me feel like this a calm, controlled, professional, and above all, totally necessary, investigation.

  10. Snuffles says:

    I feel like Charles and the Queen’s play after Meghan and Harry left was to wait things out because they were convinced that they would fall flat on their faces, or Harry would hate America and come crawling back. But that didn’t happen, so the next step was to guilt trip them into not talking bad about them.

    But WILLIAM, the Incandescent of Rage became so TRIGGERED every time Harry and Meghan showed their faces and with every success, and keeps trying to sabotage them.

    It’s so obvious that none of them are on the same page and the pattern is William popping off, then BP and CH having to walk things back.

    • S808 says:

      I agree 10000%

    • Sunday says:

      Exactly this.

    • MaryContrary says:

      I think you’re right.

    • MF1 says:

      Yep. If William had just left H&M alone, their relationship would’ve remained distant (if cold) and peaceful. And this ugly PR war would’ve never started. This is William’s doing and it’s going to come back to bite him in the ass.

    • Sid says:

      You nailed it Snuffles. Say what you want about Charles and QEII, this ish show we are currently seeing just isn’t their style or that of CH/BP. William has mucked things up. Again.

      • Dl says:

        You would think after QE was cold to Wal-Mart and ignored Kmart at the end of covid choo choo Wal-Mart would sit down and shut up. But nooooooo what an idiot😂😂

      • Sid says:

        The image of the Queen straight up cutting Kate is one I will probably never forget. Whew.

  11. Seraphina says:

    The dirt will always come out in the wash and that is what will happen here. This is why Wills is frantically trying cover up and look like he is St. William. But there are receipts too and in this day and age, it won’t be so easy to hide.

  12. Midnight@theOasis says:

    They’re punishing and trying to destroy her for taking Harry away from them. That’s why all this anger and malice is directed solely at Meghan. She must be destroyed to regain our Prince Harry. I notice an effort to steer the conversation away from comparing H&M to Diana and towards a comparison to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. There is no equivalency there.

    Also, the Palace attitude seems to be that Meghan needed to be “put in her place” some how. I guess the black woman wasn’t sufficiently humble and grovel enough and thankful to exist in such a rarefied place.

    • Amy Too says:

      The only equivalency is that the brother left behind is extremely reluctant to take up the extra work that he knows he’s not really qualified for. And the article even makes that connection… there’s actually a few shady bits in this article that are making me think that either the reporter is absolutely inept at getting the right point across in a way that is not super obviously a smear campaign, or that the reporter is hinting at how pathetic this is and how wrong and obvious the palace is being in their smear campaign. I read it at first with my “enraged” face on, assuming the absolute worst, setting myself up to read a horrible smear piece… but then I kept coming across these little bits that illustrated the absurdity of the “Meghan is a bully” allegation and the general vindictiveness of the Windsors and I was like…. hmmm.

  13. Osty says:

    I love incandescent face here

  14. Kfg says:

    I’m in DC and our local news/international news is calling the British press and palace petty with a capital P and that this is really ridiculous to investigate 3 years after the fact to try to claim she was evil.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Yep, I’m in MD and the news has not had kind things to say about the Royals.

      • Becks1 says:

        I’m in MD as well and the coverage is probably not going the way the BRF hoped, lol.

        How is it playing in the UK for the british CBers? I know the tabloids are crazy about this but is the more mainstream press buying into this?

    • Betsy says:

      Wapo? Or more local?

      • Liz version 700 says:

        More local, but Wapo has had articles about the interview on the front page for days which is notable in itself. They are more neutral, but except for the wedding, I do t remember the Sussexes being Wapo pg 1 items.

      • Lady D says:

        It’s on Wapo, I was just looking at it. It’s about 2 inches down the page under the ‘More Top Stories’ banner.

  15. CidyKitty(CidySmiley) says:

    I have no idea why they are STILL making these ridiculous motions. The best thing for them to do honestly is to go completely silent until after the interview. They look so.stupid juggling around these dumb accusations like honestly who is telling them these dumb ideas!?

    (Not that I mind that they are showing their @sses because everyone needs to see how petty and horrible they are but from a PR standpoint like COME ON!)

    The best thing they could have done was to quietly continue their Zoom meetings and updates on Prince Phillip, that would have been the best look, instead they went fill balls to wall smear again just proving the point of the interview.

  16. Irene says:

    ”One story that reached my ears was of a very junior assistant who had gone from being Meghan’s favourite to being told that she had become ‘over familiar” – who said she had become over familiar?

    ”Another was how morning staff meetings over coffee, which Harry himself made, had stopped when Meghan apparently engaged a butler, ending the informality at a stroke” – why should it have ended? Did Meghan ban staff meetings in the morning’s? Did she say they were no longer allowed to coffee in the morning’s?

    ”One figure, working in a different part of the royal estate, was alleged to have been reprimanded for giving Harry a present to mark his engagement” – who reprimanded the worker? This was to mark Harry’s engagement so surely Meghan didn’t yet have the authority to do any reprimanding?

    ”And there have been claims that behind the glowing headlines of the couple’s first big overseas tour, in October 2018, all was not well at Admiralty House, Australia’s governor general’s residence which hosted Harry and Meghan” – what were the problem’s?

    You see what they are doing? They are hinting at ‘something, something’ but they have no actual evidence. There is nothing to prove any of this but because there are so many idiots out there who believe them, they can almost get away with it. In a court of law, the Prosecution need evidence to convict. With the Daily Trash readers – you just have to be white to be believed.

    • Sofia says:

      They’re doing this generalities on purpose so people can use their own imagination and monsterise Meghan as much as they want.

      As many people have pointed out, what actually happened? What did she actually say? There’s so much focus on feelings but what. Was. Said?

    • Chaine says:

      I think they are hinting that Meghan secretly considers Harry’s coffee-making skills sub-par!

      • Victoria says:

        @Chaine Well, I mean no American wants to deal with a bad cup of coffee first thing in the morning. If anything Meghan was helping the staff!

    • Sunday says:

      re: the Australian governor general, his wife was making the white power symbol in a photo with Harry and Meghan so, you know, not really gonna take their word on anything. We see you.

    • windyriver says:

      “One story that reached my ears” – how quaint. Makes it sound like he’s reclining on a Victorian fainting couch while people fill him in, before he writes his poison pen paragraphs.

    • Kebbie says:

      The Australia one is my favorite “all was not well” lol such a substantive accusation

      That one settles it for me. Meghan is clearly a monster.

    • MF1 says:

      To say someone is “overly familiar” is a British turn of phrase. Meghan is American and would never use those words. This is a giant load of BS.

    • I’m sure the problem at Admiralty House is going to be a story about Meghan making banana bread after a very busy tour day while pregnant. Her doing so, will surely come out as having forced the House’s staff to go into crisis mode to deal with a Royal making bread. I do remember hearing she asked someone to purchase the ingredients so this will turn into Meghan taking advantage of staff and bullying. I’m sure her banana bread is going to figure into this BS about Australia somewhere.

    • swirlmamad says:

      It was probably Will who reprimanded the staffer about giving Harry an engagement gift 😒

  17. Osty says:

    As someone rightly said today on Twitter, no one has really told us what exactly Meghan did, all we here is someone was scared about what and why we don’t know, someone was brought to tears also no reason, Meghan didn’t suffer fool gladly and made sure to call out lazies , and she woke up early , sent a bunch of emails and actually worked . Nothing about these examples is bullying in the ears of a sane person

    • Becks1 says:

      You forget that she had the nerve to hire a butler so Harry no longer made the coffee.

      • MsIam says:

        Well off with her head for that one @Becks1! I mean the nerve!

      • In my early career days, other staff used to bring the empty coffee pot and sit it on my desk as a “subtle” reminder that they were above making it. Making coffee (and not being a coffee drinker) in my early career always felt demeaning. If I’d drunk coffee, i would not have minded taking my turn making it. However, for the entire staff to assume Harry should make the coffee and get their knickers in a twist when he (probably) wanted to stop doing it is unbelievable. From this Palace story, it seems there was no bullying, as Meghan supposedly hired a “BUTLER” to do it. Hiring a Butler, implies that that the staff weren’t even asked to do it themselves. How self-entitled are these Palace staffers? Just who works for who? I’ve worked some fairly high up administrative jobs and never worked anywhere where a Butler was hired so as not to inconvenience the staff’s time in preparing their own coffee.

      • fluffy_bunny says:

        Are there no fucking Starbucks in England? I need coffee when I wake up not when I would finally get to work.

  18. Steph says:

    William really is incredibly dumb. It’s no wonder he hates Meghan so much. She runs laps around him.

    I forgot the D and D of Windsor kept their titles. Does that mean even though he abdicated the tax payers still funded him?

    • anotherlily says:

      He was a born Prince and therefore kept this status. He had not committed treason by abdicating so could not lose his HRH. He was made Duke of Windsor and his wife therefore became the Duchess. She should have been HRH too and the fact that the King barred her from this was a continuing source of contention and legally questionable. In practice it meant that in the UK people would bow/curtsy to him but not to her.

      • paddyjr says:

        I think King George either supported Edward financially or arranged for allowance . Edward thought everything would blow over and he and Wallis could return as King and QC, but that wasn’t going to happen. Since Edward and Wallis married after he abdicated and he didn’t have the king’s permission to marry, Wallis wasn’t given the HRH, but Edward kept his as he was still a blood prince and the son of a king. No comparisons with Susexit other than the fact that Meghan was also a divorced American woman. Harry was never likely to be king, so nothing to abidicate from.

      • Edward was very wealthy and still demanded a royal allowance. It is documented that when his brother (the new King) found out just how much money Edward had siphoned off for his private use before he abdicated, he cut the amount that Edward demanded as an allowance. Edward never forgave him for it, supposedly. Talk about a big man baby and you’re looking at Edward as the poster boy.

    • Courtney B says:

      He had his money from being prince of Wales for 20+ years and inherited money. He also privately owned Sandringham and balmoral so George VI bought them from him.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Edward, Duke of Windsor did not leave the UK empty-handed by any stretch of imagination.

  19. Margaret says:

    William and Kate are disgusting

  20. Steph says:

    William has creepy hands.

  21. Miranda says:

    The comparison to the abdication crisis is very telling, because it shows that the Firm just assumes that the public, like the RF itself, was/is appalled just by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s apparent dereliction of duty. Yeah, no. I think most people are a litttttle bit more offended by the Windsors’ whole Nazi thing.

    EDIT: i just want to add that, before I started visiting this site, the British royal family was barely even on my radar. Now I’m obsessed, and I kinda hate all of you for it…

    • Becks1 says:

      Yeah maybe its different in the UK, but no one I know in the US is like “wow when that king abdicated he really affected his brother in a negative way and he abandoned his duty.” To the extent anyone thinks about it, its more “wow good thing the nazi sympathizer abdicated before the war.”

    • MissMarierose says:

      RE: your edit. I’m with you on that one. lol

    • Reece says:

      You’re welcome! 😜

    • Ann says:

      Honestly, that comparison is strained beyond belief. Harry isn’t abdicating, and was never likely to become King. He has an older brother who has three children, his grandmother is still chugging along at age 95 and his father is waiting around to be King too. Also, England isn’t on the brink of war. And Harry’s not secretly plotting with Nazis to try to get himself and Meghan back on the throne. He just wants out. So, there’s that.

      Also for the record while I am no fan of the Duke of Windsor, for the Queen Mum to blame him for her husband’s death was rather unfair too. He wasn’t old but he wasn’t young either, he was a smoker, and medicine wasn’t as advanced then as it was now. If he hadn’t been King, mightn’t he have fought in the War as a naval officer (which he was before the abdication) and possibly been killed?

      • Miranda says:

        I’ve said this before, but that’s what really gets me the most about this whole ordeal: Harry is basically irrelevant, as far as the succession is concerned. His decision to claw his way out of the admittedly luxurious dumpster fire that is the royal family ultimately effects no one but himself, his wife, and their kids. What the hell is wrong with William that he feels the need to ostracize his own brother and attempt to destroy his sister-in-law? Is he just pathologically petty? Afraid that Harry and Meghan’s philanthropic endeavors will serve to amplify just how shiftless he and Kate are?

        And I totally agree with you about the Queen Mum. She seems to have been one of those people who just HAVE to blame SOMEONE for every misfortune. And I’m betting that nothing was ever HER fault.

    • Lady D says:

      LOL, Miranda

  22. Mrs. Peel says:

    William in the poster child for karma face. He looks 60, angry, constipated. Perfect.

  23. pottymouth pup says:

    everything in this paragraph

    ” very junior assistant who had gone from being Meghan’s favourite to being told that she had become ‘over familiar’. Another was how morning staff meetings over coffee, which Harry himself made, had stopped when Meghan apparently engaged a butler, ending the informality at a stroke. Harmless enough, you may think, but there were other accounts, too. One figure, working in a different part of the royal estate, was alleged to have been reprimanded for giving Harry a present to mark his engagement. And there have been claims that behind the glowing headlines of the couple’s first big overseas tour, in October 2018, all was not well at Admiralty House, Australia’s governor general’s residence which hosted Harry and Meghan.”

    These aren’t the examples of wrongdoing by Meghan at all. It seems to be an admission of higher ups in KP/BP slapping employees on the wrist for friendly working relationship with H&M and for H&M being reprimanded for creating a too pleasant work environment & having an informal management style coupled w/a mandate that they be stodgy & formal with staff.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      “And there have been claims that behind the glowing headlines of the couple’s first big overseas tour, in October 2018, all was not well at Admiralty House, Australia’s governor general’s residence which hosted Harry and Meghan.”

      The British Media needs to stop printing years old rumors and start printing facts from people willing to go “on the record” or just SD&STFU.

    • Gwendolyn says:

      All of these so-called transgressions on Meghan’s part, actually make the employees look worse! People get reprimanded for being overly-familiar with the boss, especially if they use that to act on the boss’s behalf w/o the boss’s permission. And for all we know the engagement gift to Harry was inappropriate. And Meghan employing someone to make coffee, so either she employed someone who needed a job or there was a member of staff who needed more to do. It sounds more like sour grapes that women in the office could no longer cozy up to Harry. If this is their idea of being bullied I have a former employer who I would love for them to meet and let them learn what real bullying is: threatening your job security on a whim, calling you names, & encouraging male co-workers to sexually harass you because she thinks it’s funny.

      • Yeah for all we’re told by this leak, the engagement gift could have been as inappropriate as a box of condoms. Now that would have been inappropriate. All this is BS smoke and mirrors with no proof or specific facts.

  24. Edna says:

    Does anyone else think the Royal Family is banking on Harry’s family loyalty to not go scorched earth? It just seems they keep poking the ginger bear with no concern as to how he might hit back. It’s a dangerous game to play. And if Haz does decide to go nuclear, then what? The only winner will be the BM and RRs cause provides them with enough click bait gossip to feast upon for ages.

    • Amy Too says:

      The fact that they’re comfortable doing this smear campaign and constantly writing/leaking negative lies and rumors about the Sussexes sort of proves to me that the Sussexes aren’t bullies. It proves that they think Harry and Meghan are so good natured and used to going high when others go low that they are not going to hit back hard at these accusations and articles. Generally, if someone is a true bully to the point that you’re terrified of them, you don’t constantly poke them for fear of consequences and them lashing out at you. And when you do decide to go public, you come with some evidence and receipts that prove the accusations, and you try to find a bunch of other people who have experienced the same bullying, to come forward with you.

    • Well, according to a very recent story —- and who knows if it’s true —- about Harry and the Queen recently discussing the exit, the Queen told him to remember who he is. And, supposedly, he agreed to never do anything to bring harm to the Firm. Too bad she didn’t get the same promise from the rest of her family.

  25. Chaine says:

    When you see the whining over supposed indignities like “my boss sent an early morning email” you realize why they lost the American Revolution 😆

    • Ann says:

      I wonder what the “former favorite who became too familiar” did. Like, maybe she DID do something really inappropriate and had to be told to back off. We don’t know because no one is giving us specifics.

      • sarah says:

        Yeah I am VERY curious about this as well. Omid Scobie wrote that he knows what happened but can’t disclose due to legal reasons…!

  26. Merricat says:

    Hmmm, sounds like the FFK and the FFQ have something to hide. Ha-ha, as Nelson Muntz would say.

  27. lee says:

    Who wins in this nonsense. Not the Queen. Her silly attempts to upstage her grandson makes her simply look sad and out of touch. There is going to be real blowback thats for sure. William is next. He appears to be a real piece of work. You can see his handiwork a mile away. All of the articles such as , William was concerned, William took the lead. William is sober and clear thinking. Sadly, the whole point of this I suspect was to make sure no reconcilliation between Harry and Meghan and the family would happen. In this respect William won the short game. Prince Charles is playing the long game. This idiocy is making him look better every day as compared to granny and William.

  28. Bettyrose says:

    BP really shouldn’t be throwing around the abdication right now. Once it’s out there that this is an abdication level scandal, you can’t take that back.

    • Prairiegirl says:

      100%. I’m starting to wonder if the most senior courtiers are actually closet republicans and are actively trying to bring down the monarchy.

  29. Amy Bee says:

    Does anyone remember around the time of the Sandringham Summit last year that the same Times published a story that William was bullying Harry and Meghan? He put out a statement denying it. Now he’s accusing Meghan of bullying.

    • MsIam says:

      Now we are getting closer to the truth. Somebody needs to go hard on William and quick.

    • Harper says:

      Here’s some of the article you are referring to:
      “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex regard themselves as having been pushed away from the royal family by the “bullying” attitude of his brother the Duke of Cambridge, The Times understands.
      In an analysis that is contested by sources close to Prince William and others close to Prince Harry, the Sussexes want to step away from their royal role after two years of “constantly being told their place”, according to a source that knows the couple well.
      The new claim is that the Cambridges’ attitude was coloured in part by the competitive nature of William’s relationship with his younger brother. “From the start their response was not very clever, not very friendly,” said the source. “They of course would have a different version. Quite early on they decided, right, ‘We are going to tell these people their place and we are going to push them away .’ ”

      And here’s part of William’s quick response (which rumors said he forced Harry to sign or signed without Harry’s knowledge): “For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful.” So a year ago, merely uttering the word bully was inflammatory, offensive, and potentially harmful. Cut to a year later, when Willy is leading the campaign to label Meghan a bully without any thought to its potential harm. He is the worst.

  30. Wadsworth the Butler says:

    This incident has proved beyond any shadow of a remaining doubt that William does not have the judgment or the temperament to be a good king. What on earth do he and his staff think he is winning by this?

    • Edna says:

      What a clusterfuck. So once again, William, the PR genius (not ) makes a PR mess and BP/CH have to scramble behind him and clean up the mess he made. Makes you shudder at the thought of him becoming King William.

    • Sid says:

      I’ve felt for a while now that he is the one who is most likely to bring everything crashing down. Yeah, Charles likes to overstep, but at least he has some smarts. At the end of the day with all the work he did to rehab his and Camilla’s images, once he gets his throne I can at least see him settling down a bit. William on the other hand? Well, good luck to them all if he gets that throne.

      • Tessa says:

        CHarles catering to William is irritating. It does not bode well if he pampers William and lets him run amok. The rehabilitation did not work as Charles found out when he saw the depiction of his relationship with Diana.

    • Monica says:

      In ancient times (around 2011), I thought it sad that William would have to wait out Charles’ term as monarch. Now I hope Charles lives forever.

  31. MaryContrary says:

    “The crown getting its revenge first”-in what world does this make them look good? This is PR 101. I am continuously astounded at how petty, bitter, racist and small minded they continue to be. At every turn they do the worst possible thing.

    • Sandra says:

      They’ve never been good at PR. They’ve been given so many chances and they fail at it. Kate can’t pop out babies forever to put a temporary bandaid on the family’s dysfunction.

    • Elle says:

      Isn’t it by definition impossible to get ‘revenge’ in first?

      This is just an attack!

  32. Rae S-L says:

    For The Crown to get its revenge in first, the institution would have to be the original victim in the first place, with Meghan being the first to have thrown the first shot. However we know that is not the case, and this just blatant and low life gaslighting. They are desperate. As a brit I was somewhat indifferent to the BRF, and even saw that they served a purposes, but when they go and hound and allow/actively encourage Meghan to be hounded, racially abused and harrassed by the media and other demonic entities, it makes me a mixed race woman scared, as that institution that my late African grandfather revered, legitimises racism. I now would not be sorry to see the monarchy end.

  33. MsIam says:

    Does anyone remember all of the stories in the press about how Meghan was too familiar with her staff and was going around hugging them and that raised eyebrows? Anyone remember the story about Meghan buying her staff an ice cream machine so they could have treats? But now she’s a bully? Some of you Twitter detectives, of which I am not lol, should point some of this stuff out. Either she’s overly friendly and too casual or she’s so mean that people are afraid to call her on the phone, but which is it?

    • And —- according to them —- having the audacity to hire a Butler so that Palace aides don’t have to make their own coffee for staff meetings. Yup! An A Number 1 bully….that’s our Meghan.

  34. Reece says:

    So what I got out this is that William the Savior didn’t actually protect the staff from the “Evil Duchess”(that expected us to work) he just split the offices and left people there in that “terrible” situation. Right.

  35. William bungled this hatchet job.

    • MaryContrary says:

      As per usual. When you’re incandescent with rage all of the time it’s difficult to strategize or listen to reason.

    • Kalana says:

      William is Andrew without being a nonce. He is that breathtakingly belligerent and incompetent.

      • Lady D says:

        Goes well with his breathtakingly blatant backstabbing of his brother. I mean, he’s not even trying to hide the gaslighting anymore.

  36. Thaisajs says:

    Cool, if we’re going to launch investigations, do Prince Andrew next.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      If you are going appoint investigators, they may as well investigate everything while they are on the payroll.

  37. Bibi says:

    i thought it was never complain never explain? weak game windsors

  38. kelleybelle says:

    I don’t believe it. “Overly familiar” is far more British terminology than American. All they’ve got to defend themselves with is lies. Meghan wouldn’t be telling anyone they’re “over-familiar.” These people are such transparent asses.

    • SofiasSideEye says:

      They are very careful to never say outright that Meghan is the person who said those things. I’m sure it’s because they know they can be sued. It’s just implied that it was her. Considering the terminology used it is far more likely palace courtiers reprimanding these people and not Meg, or Harry.

  39. Louise177 says:

    The examples of bullying are bizarre and weird. How is hiring a butler and changing how meetings are done bullying?

  40. Nic919 says:

    Someone needs to tell William that he cannot both benefit solely from the perks of being future future king and also force his brother to share the future burdens. No one ever suggested that Charles needs Andrew to be king so it remains bizarre that they expect Harry to help William.

    I know many are raising the issue that Charles is also complicit, which is true, but his silence is keeping him out of this mess and I am sure he doesn’t mind that William is being hoisted on his own petard. The skip a generation folk may want to rethink the temperament of future future king Willcandescent

  41. ShazBot says:

    “I also understand that individuals who fear their reputations will be damaged in the Sussexes’ upcoming Oprah Winfrey TV interview have demanded the protection of the Palace.”

    This stood out to me.
    a) Jason is freaking out because he has CLEARLY been set up as the patsy now.

    b) ‘demanded’ is an interesting word. You can only ‘demand’ things of your superiors if you have good reason to, and he must feel he has excellent reason to.

    messy messy messy

    • Sid says:

      Yup. Jason’s name is out there and all over this mess. I imagine cronyism will protect him to some extent if he stays within the confines of the U.K. He can probably always get a job in some private equity firm or whatever. But outside of the U.K.? Ehhhh. And yeah, he and some others are possibly reminding William of his complicity in all this. Messy indeed.

  42. Stacy Dresden says:

    These people absolutely disgust me. I would have felt pleasantly enough about Duchess Meghan without their cruelty and harassment of her. Now I am turning into a super fan of hers. What poise and strength in the face of these lazy, racist backstabbers.

  43. Mina_Esq says:

    Lol @ this latest attempt to liken them to Queen’s uncle and Wallis Smith. When you have to reach into that bag of tricks, you know you’ve been outplayed! These clowns still don’t get that millions of people aren’t picking up what they’re throwing down. Millions love and support H&M, including some of the most influential public figures in the world. The only comparison that comes close is to Princess Diana.

  44. KW says:

    sigh: so this guy has just pointed out that William saved the day, but it doesn’t matter where the leaks came from … stupidly confirming exactly what Meghan is saying to Oprah (weeks ago in this teaser) HE POINTED IT RIGHT OUT.

    I am sad that nobody will ever say anything about Andrew and this is an issue that should be magnified by each and every journalist in that country because your damn tax money is still paying this perverted slob’s way.

    And as we discuss the shock and concern from William learning about Meghan’s bullying, yet it’s been reported that he is incandescent with rage? At work … at home … at his mother, at his father …. and nobody has reported that their boss “Hard boiled Egg Head” has abused his position and spoken out of turn to PAs, to let PAs do his dirty work. And now he is telling how he is responsible for bullying his WOC sister in law, but at the end of the day, in his head, in his empty yolked Egg Head, he is still blaming his brother. OH BROTHER. Who art thou?

  45. Coco says:

    The false equivalency the media keep trying to draw with the abdication drives me effing bonkers. Being American and being divorced did not make Wallis Simpson a bad person – being a Nazi, with daily contact from a high ranking Nazi in London, made Simpson a bad person. Marrying an American divorcee is not what would have ruined Edward’s reign if it had continued – being buddies with Hitler and a gigantic threat to the security of the nation/empire is what would have made him a bad king. The Windsors as a family want to paint Simpson as some sort of sexual witch, because they want to brush away how active their family member was prepared to be in a fascist takeover. Guess what, Lilibet, if your uncle hadn’t been forced to abdicate you might not have had a country in which to be a princess.

    • Tessa says:

      Edward and Wallis never were arrested for treason. They visited Hitler the year of Chamberlain’s appeasement (Peace in OUr time) policy with Hitler. They left for Nassau in the Bahamas so he could be Governor General and were an ocean away from Europe. EDward never ‘met with Hitler” after war was declared. The Windsors disliked Wallis intensely and called her an adventuress and assumed the marriage would not last so they did not let her have the HRH she was entitled to. Edward Chose to abdicate. Theoretically, if he said he would give up Wallis, he would have had a coronation and been An anointed King. He was absolutely besotted with Walllis and refused to give her up.

      • GINEVRA says:

        Edward and Wallis were spying for the Nazis; they were also in cahoots to overthrow the British Government; The UK Govt found out and he was forced to abdicate.

        https://youtu.be/tHgtUNVlFJc

        A good book to read on the RF: Behind Palace Walls: The Rise and Fall of Britain’s Royal FAMIL; Author, pETER Fearon.

  46. Jezebel's Lacefront says:

    Imagine being the son of a woman destroyed by the very thing he’s actively participating in. He’s soulless and karma will not be kind.

    Harry’s the wise one and truly his mother’s son. William is Charles’s son and that’s not a compliment.

  47. Gk says:

    I think, and I could be wrong, it is a bunch of overreacting from BRF. I bet most of the interview is criticizing the media. A little will be the palace didn’t help or support us. This will make them look worse as it’s done over a year since M has been there ( the months in Canada before officially leaving) . And it gives credence to what M says. No offense but I would forget most of what M says in Oprah interview but BRF response makes the whole thing more interesting, like oooh what are they afraid she is going to say.

  48. February-Pisces says:

    The fact once again Willie is using Richard Kay as his crisis management mouthpiece goes to show he’s a one trick pony. How many stories has Kay tried to defend Willie on but ended up adding more fuel to the fire? Willie has well and truly run out of ideas.

  49. Eulalia says:

    These bullying claims are just….nothing? They couldn’t come up with anything mildly ‘incriminating’ and it shows.

    All I’m hearing is:
    1. An assistant was gently reminded that Meghan was her boss and not her bestie so cool it with the matching BFF bracelets.
    2. She gave an otherwise out-of-work butler a job – what a monster!
    3. *Someone* told *someone else* off for giving Harry an engagement present. But judging by the timing of this, Meghan wasn’t even a Duchess yet so I highly doubt she had the ability back then to tell anyone off and if Meghan was the reprimander in question, they would have screamed it from the mountain tops – so clearly it wasn’t her and was conceivably be done without her knowledge.
    4. A pregnant Meghan was tired after an 18-hour flight to Sydney and was probably a bit stressed about having to make an appearance with press at Admiralty House the second she put her bags down – what an ungrateful beast.

    • Rapunzel says:

      It’s all so dumb.

      1. If Meg was getting friendly with a staffer, why would she suddenly say, “cool it” ? Wouldn’t they just be friends? Sounds to me like someone was sucking up and the friendship was an awkward one-sided one. Or maybe Meg found out this “friend” was a traitorous phony leaking things to the press… or helping herself to borrow Meg’s things? Sounds like that could be what that Melissa woman was fired for.

      2. The butler thing is just…bizzare. Why was Harry making coffee for staff? The staff should make coffee for him! Sounds like these folks are just pissy a prince isn’t making them coffee anymore and they lost bragging rights.. sort of like those rrs mad Harry isn’t having pints with them anymore. As for why the routine changed, my guess: he got married and wanted to spend more time in bed with his wife in the morning, and Meg kindly decided to hire someone to spare the staff suddenly having to make coffee.

      3. This one is just nonsense. Nobody’s getting upset over an engagement gift. Unless…it was a gift that demeaned Meg in some way. But Meg had no authority, so anything that happened wouldn’t have been on her.

      4. My guess: someone got mad she made banana bread, as suggested above… really dumb.

  50. Well Wisher says:

    It is interesting choice of words. The idea of the Crown and revenge in the same sentence. The monarch is also the head of the Church of England and speaking about getting revenge. The future monarch had a melt down and threatened to sue if word of his affair continued to be discussed publicly in the press , now feel comfortable talking about revenge against a pregnant woman ? By making spurious allegations about ‘ bullying’ ? while being guilty of bullying his brother? Did not include his aunt in the egotistical magnificent 7 because she affirmed his brother’s decision to step back?
    The republican movement in the UK can simply relax while raging William set about destroying the monarchy.
    Congratulations to William, and thank goodness Charles will be the last monarch who will be the head of the Commonwealth.

  51. lee says:

    I can’t understand the decision of the royal Family to go nuclear without letting the interview play out and responding thoughtfully to what was said. The decision to investigate Meghan for mindless tiddle taddle under the Dignity at Work Act right after the Queens own servants were involved in a Christmas rumpus over work schedules is only going to invite more scrutiny of the Crown. Former servants are going to run to the tabloids for money. Mr. Kay needs to remember Linda Tripp was also a courtier.