Former palace aides think it’s ‘despicable’ that Duchess Meghan ‘played the race card’

Meghan Markle visits the mothers2mothers (m2m) charity in Cape Town,

Over the weekend, the Sunday Times reported that Buckingham Palace had called in a law firm to investigate whether the Duchess of Sussex had “bullied” aides in Kensington Palace. The whole “Meghan is a bully” story popped up in the week before the Sussexes’ interview with Oprah aired. It was just a really obvious character assassination with Jason Knauf and Prince William’s fingerprints all over it. They weren’t even hiding that fact. Buckingham Palace then sided with KP and announced that they would investigate, but don’t worry, they wouldn’t ask Meghan to participate in what they proudly claimed would be a completely one-sided inquiry. The fact that they hired a law firm for the inquiry is quite interesting, as is the fact that Meghan’s lawyers requested documents from Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace and Clarence House. I was left with the impression that BP wants this mess off their plates.

Too bad that KP can’t figure out that their own clownery blew back in their faces and that most people – outside of the nasty little royal reporter circle – don’t believe any of the “bullying” claims made against Meghan. The Sun did a big story yesterday which carried no new information, it was just a melodramatic rehash of the devastating “human toll” Meghan’s bullying had on people, you know, because she sent some emails early in the morning, or suggested that they could do their jobs better. Then, yesterday, Daily Express reporter Richard Palmer tweeted this tread:

That briefing war between the two camps in the Sussexes v Royal Family dispute continues. Former aides and the Sussexes are furious. In the middle stands the Royal Household, which wants to shut down the debate and take the heat off the “institution” by making this about family.

Most journalists naturally don’t want to see it shut down. They want to get to the bottom of it, especially after Harry and Meghan made such disparaging and unsubstantiated comments about the UK public, the monarchy, and the media. It’s hard to see how this can be forgotten.

So Gayle King and any other friends blathering on is manna from heaven, let’s be honest. Likewise briefings from those who had the misfortune to work for the Sussexes and want to see their narrative challenged.

Make no mistake, there is real anger out there among staff and former staff who believe the claims made by Harry and Meghan are outrageous. One former senior aide speaking to the Daily Express said of Meghan: “It’s despicable that she’s played the race card.”

But just to stress, don’t mistake the individuals briefing for the palace. The palace wants to put a lid on this.

[From Richard Palmer’s Twitter]

“It’s despicable that she’s played the race card.” DESPICABLE, do you hear? There is a former senior aide from Kensington Palace who, after actively sabotaging Meghan for a year and gleefully participating in a hate campaign against a pregnant, suicidal woman, thinks it’s despicable for Meghan to suggest that much of the hate she got was motivated by racism. Those same people have taken pains to say that Meghan “didn’t know her place,” that she made white women cry with her mere existence, that they wouldn’t help her when her mental health was suffering.

Also: I lol’d at “It’s hard to see how this can be forgotten.” These salty white folks are literally going to carry a GRUDGE against Meghan for speaking about the racism she experienced. They’re mad at her for talking about how they racially abused her! It’s absolutely mind-blowing to see the British media, British establishment and British public process this sh-t in real time.

Meghan Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry Duke of Sussex pictured at Field of Remembrance in London

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  1. MsIam says:

    Where or when was the UK public mentioned? Other than not wanting public support like the others? I don’t see anything disparaging about that. See how these racists twist things? But no, its all Meghan playing the race card!

    • Gruey says:

      That was my first question too. What words could he possibly be twisting to say they disparaged the UK public??

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      This is typical racist gaslighting. There are so many credible examples of racism and racist outbursts within that family out there, they might as well accept it. The courtiers/aides/mouthpieces/insiders are way out of control. Someone needs to call a summit, plug all leaks and lay down weapons. Brand monarchy is badly tarnished at this point and attempts to bury Harry and Meghan will just keep back firing.

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        Yup.

        If a white person throws down with “X is playing the race card!” – odds are very good that person is a racist. What they’re really trying to say, is that they don’t expect their perceived privilege to be challenged, ever. Essentially, they want a “get out of being outed as a racist, FREE” card.

        BRF and all their hobgoblin courtiers are absolutely acting like they expect and are entitled to this deferential treatment. Their rude awakening will be ongoing.

    • Belli says:

      He’s trying to provoke the public by making it personal to them, rather than just the royals and the press.

      “She called you racist, everyone! You’re not racist, are you? Isn’t Meghan being evil and mean towards YOU?!”

    • sa says:

      If I remember right, in the interview Oprah asked a question that implied or suggested (or maybe just asked, it was weeks ago) that the public was part of the racism that they faced and Harry corrected Oprah and made clear that it was the media, not the public. He then said something about if the people are only getting the racist narrative. But he seemed to go out of his way to say it wasn’t the general public.

      Member of the media trying to rile up the public by dishonestly saying that Harry & Meghan attacked them. I’m shocked.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Like other vile propagandists, they play the “lie and keep lying until the lie is accepted as truth” card. How despicable.

    • GrnieWnie says:

      ah, the bitterness and rage of racist people when called out on their racism. THAT’S the real offense here!

  2. Maria says:

    Anyone who uses the term “race card” is garbage.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Anyone who uses the term “race card” is RACIST!

    • Myra says:

      Telling sign of a racist – accuses POC of playing the race card. The point is to shut down any discussion of racism.

    • Midge says:

      It’s so ingrained in the vernacular. My partner is a marine who grew up in the south and I’ve had to address language that he uses without intention sometimes. Our relationship survives because he is open to discussion on how the things he says at times are not OK and why they are not OK. Having conversations is one way to create empathy and understanding. I’m a NE progressive so it’s been a journey for me to love someone who has a good heart but has some work to do. I can’t dismiss him as garbage and I think that’s a lesson for a larger movement. My family are mostly trump voters in a swing state. It’s tough but we have to try.

      • Maria says:

        I’m not going to tell you how to feel about your husband or how to treat him.
        But in my life I personally have no problem with writing off people who use that term as garbage. 5 minutes of research would tell a person why it’s bad, if they even were in doubt hearing it.

        The idea that we need to educate people largely falls flat because if they really cared, they’d take the time to educate themselves. It indicates an alarming lack of empathy as well.

      • Maria says:

        your partner*

      • Midge says:

        Terms like garbage are self-defeating. Writing off half the country is self-defeating. From a psychosocial standpoint, it’s been shown time and again that attitudes, patterns and behaviors can change. I’m old enough to have witnessed a gay uncle die of AIDS in the 80′s. At the time, the family lied to us as children and said it was cancer. I remember the moment my mother told me that my uncle was actually gay and that he died of AIDS. It was a pivotal moment in my development. Then as more LGBTQ people came out to their families in the 90′s and early 2000′s, attitudes began to change and rights expanded. Having conversations helps. Writing off does not.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Does your partner ever discuss/acknowledge the racism within his military peer group? The excessive white nationalist supremicists infiltrating the ranks is frightening to me, and I’m a 55 y.o. old midwest based white lady. *shudders*

      • Mac says:

        @Maria Many white people are unaware of unconscious bias and don’t understand how the institutions in our society are designed to benefit white people. You write them off, others reach out. Pretty sure only one of those approaches leads to change.

      • Maria says:

        Unconscious bias and wanting to discuss social changes and trends is a long way from using a term like “playing the race card”. If someone around you exhibits unconscious bias then that’s understandable as do we all.
        Someone using the term “playing the race card” is not unconscious bias and that is what I was and am referring to – it’s a consciously racist act that needs to be highlighted. It’s worse than a dogwhistle. It’s also a disavowing of lived experience. It shows that that person is aware of the concept of institutionalized racism and dismisses it and even wants to weaponize privilege.

        Personally I find it infantilizing that claiming people need their hands to be held and patted repeatedly before they’ll understand the very real harm they inflict is the number one way to go.

        But the fact is that the information and examples are all out there and the other fact is that a *great deal* of these people have already learned about a lot of these things or at least been approached with them and they don’t choose to internalize it.

      • tcbc says:

        @Midge

        Um, great for you, I guess, as long as you recognize that it’s not any POC’s duty to “educate” your partner and that they are under no obligation to give your partner any chance to prove that he’s not garbage once he’s used that term. Similarly you don’t get to make your case to any POC who doesn’t want anything to do with him.
        White women are so KEEN for people of color to forgive white men so that they don’t have to feel bad or embarrassed by their racist husbands. Just another way white women center themselves in every situation.

        As for writing off half the country, isn’t that exactly what he’s been doing for years, by dismissing racism as a card to be played?

      • Carmen-JamRock says:

        Midge says:
        March 18, 2021 at 9:51 am
        “Terms like garbage are self-defeating. Writing off half the country is self-defeating. From a psychosocial standpoint, it’s been shown time and again that…..”

        Its been over 500 years, tho. How much longer do you estimate it will take for white people to learn how to stand in other people’s shoes?

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        Is it self defeating to write off half the country? Huh. That’s what white men who use “playing the race card” are doing.

        I live around racist Trump supporters and I’ve TRIED to have this dialogue. But it goes nowhere no matter how kind I am.

        One thing I don’t do is have racists for friends and certainly not my partner. Because I have standards about what I will not accept in my personal space.

        Some of what you’ve said sounds like a justification for your partner’s horrible language.

  3. Indiesr says:

    Sure it’s despicable when she calls them out on it, but it’s not when not only the palace, but the British media attacks her race PUBLICLY!!! I swear these people live in a totally different whole than the rest of us.

  4. Sierra says:

    As a as British citizen, I am really tired of the royals.

    We have lot of more serious and dangerous problems at the moment with our economic war with EU, incompetent government, false social media posts about the vaccine, people under 40 won’t get vaccinated until at least May etc.

    Meghan & Harry managed to leave the place and are forging their own future. The royals need to let them go and move on.

    • Katie says:

      Most of the British public don’t give a rats arse about anything to do with the BRF.

      Signed a member of the British public

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        You’ve certainly got your hands full with Putin’s successful Brexit push thanks to BoJo. In his persistent efforts to fully destabilize western democracies, here in the US we barely survived, and with our shitty GOP, we are *still* at great risk.

      • tcbc says:

        If that were true, the papers wouldn’t be selling. But they are.

        I suspect the same people who voted for Brexit are the ones driving the significant interest in this story in the UK. It’s distracting them from the last disaster they created.

    • Maria says:

      But if the Royals let the subject go, they’d run the risk of people asking more inconvenient questions about Andrew and the whole Royal family’s shady financial grifting schemes.
      Better to double down on Harry and Meghan (sarcasm).

  5. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Is there a more racist phrase than “playing the race card”?!

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Maybe “I’m not racist but…”… however I feel like “playing the race card” is in the top racist phrases of all time. Keep proving Meghan’s point every single day guys it is working great….

    • Isabella says:

      This is a great UK story about why “playing the race card” is such a racist accusation. Right-wing Republicans in the U.S. (hello, my relatives) also love the phrase. Like, when did being black come with an advantageous card?

      Jan 16, 2020 — Many British people are ignorant about how racism works. Yet when black people try to explain, our experience is denied …
      The ‘playing the race card’ accusation is just a way to silence black people
      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/16/playing-the-race-card-racism-black-experience

      • Shannon says:

        Lol….the whole thing about the race card is no one is able to play it publicly until its discovered/acknowledged that racism exist. When I hear people mock that phrase I remember my great-grandma telling me stories about murders being let go free because evidence couldn’t convict someone of hanging another person….because there was no proof.

  6. Wiglet Watcher says:

    It’s truly pathetic the BM and palaces refuse to leave her alone. They must really hate the royals they’re stuck with.

    • Mac says:

      Harry rejected the crown and, in doing so, he rejected England. The royal reporters and palaces refuse to take responsibility for driving Harry out. Rather then come to terms with their heinous behavior they blame Meghan.

    • sa says:

      I think it’s gotten worse. Either that or American media is now covering how the British media treats her much more. In the past I only really heard about the British media coverage on here but in the past few weeks I’ve seen coverage of the British media’s treatment of her pop up a lot.

      I don’t know if American media is covering the British coverage more because of the interview or if it’s gotten worse, but I’m definitely hearing about it more and from more sources now.

  7. Izzy says:

    Unsubstantiated claims? The UK media PUBLISHED the garbage she was referring to. THEY substantiate it themselves.

    Are these the same assclowns who are running the palace PR? Because they all sound equally racist and stupid.

    • Amy Too says:

      The part that drives me crazy is how they’re insisting “this isn’t the palace saying this, this is just royal aides, but it’s totally not the palace. The palace is being quiet.” Um. The royal aides who work at the palace, and run the palace, and are hired by the palace, and could be fired by the palace, and work closely with the members of the royal family reflecting and carrying out their orders and wishes? Those palace aides? The ones who, like you said, are running the palace PR?

      Do they realize that they’re making the royal family seem like it’s been taken hostage by a bunch of palace aides that will not listen to them, that will speak and act in ways that are 100% contrary to what the Queen and princes want, that they apparently can’t even fire for this behavior? The Emperor has no clothes! The Palace, which no one is supposed to criticize or look too closely at because it is a 1000+ year old sacred institution/tradition being run directly by God and representing all that is holy and good and right in Britain, is being run by a bunch of commoner aides who have overrun the monarch, and are actively disobeying their bosses, the Royal Family—the supposedly most important, most grand, most intelligent, most high, most holy, most powerful people in the world—AND the royal family can do nothing but pitifully leak that “everything that comes from your palace sources isn’t what we want, we just can’t control them.”

  8. Kalana says:

    Who is paying for the lawfirm? The UK taxpayers? Where is the money coming from? Do they just have a surplus to pay for this?

    The UK seems to be at least 20 years behind the US when it comes to talking about any of this. Actually I’ve seen defenses of the concern about skin color that would have been too much for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.

    • MyOpinion says:

      Million dollar question! I am certain it won’t be BP, CH or any other source of revenue of personal funds. Though they should since they received the tax payer funds for the refurbishment of the Sussex cottage which I am certain were pocketed but not paid back to the taxpayers!!

  9. Amy Bee says:

    All this tweet thread did was further confirm that the Royal Family is a racist institution and anyone talking about the race card is racist.

    • K.T says:

      Agree, this thread just show a what a weird house of cards it all is based on. Richard Palmer is like all these royal rota experts who (on camera!) are just paid lackeys to spout monarch-nonsense. Balham Donkeys. There’s no logic, can’t see their own racism and revel in sliming it all to protect Queenie, Charley and Willie & their palace intrigue minions. Bring out Andrew next to talk about his sweat!

  10. BayTampaBay says:

    “Most journalists naturally don’t want to see it shut down. They want to get to the bottom of it,”

    This is exactly what needs to happen. A third party needs to investigate and the investigation report needs to be released in its entirety to the public. I am tried of all the “they said” but wait “they said”. I want to know who said what and when they said it.

  11. Over it says:

    Richard Palmer , palace sources, palace courtiers, baldimort and Karen keen can all go F themselves. You tried to literally end her life and continue to racially abuse her . Yeah we the blacks can read and we also have long memories. So no she isn’t playing the race card. You dealt her straight up racism

  12. Emily says:

    >> “ In the middle stands the Royal Household, which wants to shut down the debate and take the heat off the “institution” by making this about family.”

    This confuses me so much. To me it would seem like sensible PR for the Firm to let the “bad guy” be the nameless faceless Institution guys in order to protect the reputation of the royal family members. Instead they’re doing the reverse?

    Like are the royals being blackmailed by the Grey Men? Why do they have so much power?

    • ArtHistorian says:

      You can’t really separate the Family from the Firm (the institution). They are deeply intertwined.

    • Becks1 says:

      No, I think he’s saying the BRF is trying to pivot to make this about family so then it can be handled privately. It’s just another way of trying to bury the accusations.

      • Isabella says:

        I’m so confused. Why then hire an outside law firm? Imagine a family member doing that to another family member.

  13. Lyn says:

    I think this will only end with the full destruction of one of the parties because it’s obvious to me that the RF and the media view this as a zero sum game and existential issue where they cannot co-exist in a world where Meghan has a positive high profile.

    You can count on one hand the comments the Sussexes have authorised their friends to make on their behalf, and that has been in response to the RF anonymous leaks and briefings. But the RF kerp leaking to attack them.

    A part of me fears for Meghan because this is a whole institution backed by a country’s media arm against her and they are relentless. But then I remember that she tends to play the long game, endures the attacks and waits until her opponent crosses the line before making her move. E.g. The Mail online and Piers Morgan. So she’s smart and strategic which may help her.

    I feel sad that she has even endure any attacks before anything changes but I think she understands the reality of this world – that a black/biracial woman has to have proof, just cause before anything changes.

    • MF1 says:

      ” the RF and the media view this as a zero sum game and existential issue where they cannot co-exist in a world where Meghan has a positive high profile.”

      This, I think, is a key point and part of the reason why I think this whole PR war is going to continue (possibly for years) until the RF is abolished or greatly diminished. At the rate they’re going, the RF is going to bring out their own destruction.

  14. JT says:

    Those RRs do not make the RF look good. Since the BM has so much dirt on them the royals are stuck. Any PR professional would tell the monarchy to ditch these rats. Even if the royals wanted to change things they couldn’t do that because the rota would unload. A large part of the problem with how they operate is down to the press.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      My former nursing background sees BM as bowel movement, so this is a great abbreviation for the British media!!!

    • Emile says:

      @JT, yes, the RF is in a very awkward position. Gayle’s comments indicated that Harry and Meghan at the very least want the briefings to stop — but the RF cannot institute a no-comment policy around the Sussexes because then the BM would come after them (Andrew’s sex crimes, Will’s affairs, whatever financial shenanigans the Queen and Charles have). Their only option is to throw the Sussexes under the bus, although I’m not even sure how long they’ll be able to do that — since the Sussexes have moved to the States the leaks have dried up, and things will become even more parched as the years go by.

      They can continue to smear their professional endeavors, of course, (“courtiers will pour over their Netflix deal to ensure it aligns with the Queen’s values”) but I also think people will tire of that narrative because it will become clear that H&M have moved on but the Palace haven’t. Once the Queen and Prince Philip passes, Charles, Will and the courtiers also won’t be able to play the “their disrespecting the Queen!” card which, too, will make their attacks on H&M less and less potent.

      While all this is happening, of course, young people on Twitter, Insta, and TikTok are dragging the RF to hell and back, and unless they do a major PR shakeup (with a full new communications team, preferably under one household) the world will more-and-more see them as archaic tax-munchers who are no longer fit for purpose.

  15. Mina_Esq says:

    How dare Meghan correctly identify it as racism?! Doesn’t she know dog whistles are used because the people using them don’t want to be called racists?! Sigh. These people are exhausting. It’s exhausting. I don’t know how our sisters that are POC do it, having to live with this every minute of every day.

    • storminateacup says:

      It IS exhausting to live with everyday, Gina Yeshere (british comedienne who now lives in LA) called the endless micro aggression she experienced in her everyday life in Britain as ‘Death by a thousand cuts’. when you speak up for yourself or other POC’s you get told you’re playing the race card (to shut you down/discredit you). Living like this everyday has proven negative psychological and physiological effects, the production of cortisol which blocks insulin production along with elevated blood pressure and other negative physical effects. Megan was experiencing all this and rightly called them on it.

  16. Lauren says:

    These poor people are having a real hard time proving they are not racist.

  17. Merricat says:

    So they just doubled down on the kkkrown?

  18. ABritGuest says:

    Showing their bias because didn’t HARRY confirm the colour discussion & wasn’t it HARRY that issued first statement in 2016 about racist press coverage & HARRY who said in the Oprah interview that the press was bigoted. Yet they pin it all on Meghan & accuse her of playing the race card (a term popularised by racists).

    Arthur Edwards has tweeted this picture of Charles at some anti racism talk ten years ago. I wonder if they are gonna bring out Charles’ attempt at break dancing as proof Charles isn’t racist lol. All of this yet can’t see that palace sources have denied the discussions over Archie took place.

    • betsyh says:

      I notice they aren’t pointing to the diversity of the royal staff to prove the royals aren’t racist. Oh yeah, that’s because it’s almost exclusively white.

  19. Snuffles says:

    Yeah, the entire institution is unsalvageable. Nothing will ever change and their future is to
    fade into obscurity.

  20. lanne says:

    All the Palace is doing is confirming that the royal family and the british media are unapologetic white supremists. Their basic premise is that Meghan wasn’t “good enough” to be a royal, to be at the epitome of the white hierarchy. By doubling down on their racism, they are all showing us exactly who they are, and showing the world who they are as well. I will side eye anyone who sucks up to the royal family after this. Other European royal families have had career women marry in (white ones mostly, I know). I think we’re seeing the UK in a shameful moment of xenophobia, and they don’t realize that the world is likely going to be leaving them well behind.

    They are angry that they cannot destroy a woman’s life. The woman chosen by the son of the future king. The disrespect shown to Harry in all of this, the utter rejection of Harry as a man, a son, a husband, a father, is shocking to me. What has Harry done to deserve being treated this way by his own family? He out-shone his older brother, and married a woman who out-shone his sister in law. That’s their “crime.” The royal family is destroying its own authority, integrity, reputation, and global brand out of petty jealousy. I hope they like what they are left with. Because this is entirely their own doing. This is as bad a self-inflicted wound as any they can conceive. The fact that no one over there seems to understand that is absolutely appalling.

    • Mich says:

      Treating Harry badly is nothing new for the royal reporters. I was watching some youtube documentary the other day and, when it was finished, it autoplayed another in which a number of the same reporters active today talked about how strong, controlled and smart William was and how hot headed and dim Harry was in comparison (they almost literally called him stupid). The statements were made years ago when William still had a full head of hair.

      • equality says:

        And yet now they always report about William being angry about things? Did he lose his control with his hair?

    • Couch potato says:

      Speaking of other royal families; Prince Joachim of Denmark married a career woman from Hongkong (first marriage) and AFAIK the Danish royal family didn’t have a problem with her. Princess Martha of Norway is dating a black bisexual shaman with quite a lot of controversal statements under his belt. The Norwegian royal family hasn’t launch a hate campaign against him, and that’s a man who’s claimed he can cure cancer and that casual sex attracts evil spirits who leaves impressions in womens vaginas, which he of course can cleanse. There’s been some articles about him in Norway, but not a fraction of what’s been written about Meghan. The British royal family should take notes frome the other RF, but instead they still run the palace like in queen Victorias days.

      • Emily_C says:

        So he claims that our vaginas really are haunted? Ah, a man who gets his religion from a smutty comic book, now that’s a catch.

  21. Miranda says:

    So in other words: Stop hitting yourself, Meghan! Stop hitting yourself! Stop hitting yourself!

    I mean, they sent their one black guy to help her adjust, what more does that entitled, uppity woman want from them? /s

  22. Becks1 says:

    if his last line is true – then it really says to me that the royals have lost control. I can believe that the royal family wants this to kind of die down, at least somewhat. They dont want “royal family” and “racism” being said in the same sentence so often. They dont like that so many people arent defending them – even if someone isnt really pro-Meghan, the reactions I’m seeing are more like “what did she think was going to happen when she married into that racist family?”

    If the individuals briefing the press are not the palace, and the palace really does want to put a lid on this, then I would expect to see some firings very soon. But we know that’s not going to happen.

    • Merricat says:

      Hard to put a lid on the whole colonialism bit–they’re proud of being racists, that’s what the “empire” is build on. There really is no way for them to spin this without cancelling the entire monarchy. Lol.

    • Couch potato says:

      There are more than one palace. If Buckingham run the show alone, and they didn’t have separate courts, they might not have caused the shitshow we see today. Even if it’s the fired staff who’s talking right now, KP and Willileaks were the ones who sent them to the RR in the first place.

      • Emile says:

        Yes, the separate courts/households thing is one of the reasons this has been such a mess. The entire family needed to be (and needs to be) under one household, with one private secretary and one director of communications — this way there would have been unity in their duties/efforts and a coherent PR narrative, as well as less sniping about being upstaged because (1) their calendars would have been better synced and (2) they could have done more collaborative projects that, PR-wise, everyone could have benefitted from.

        Imagine Camilla and Meghan doing a project around women’s rights and domestic violence? Charles, Will, and Harry doing joint initiatives around conservation and environmentalism? Meghan and Edward raising funds for the National Theatre or other arts/cultural groups? It could have been so powerful and everyone (and the communities they serve) would have benefitted. Instead you have this mess.

      • Couch potato says:

        You’re right Emile! Collaborating with Meghan would have elevated the others popularity as well. I think especially Kate could have gained a lot of good publisity and increased her popularity among the younger generation.

  23. Harper says:

    Oh, poor Richard Palmer and all his lying Rota cronies blatantly saying they don’t want this story to go away because it is so much fun for them. Meghan was driven to feeling suicidal and he had a hand in it. A moment of self-reflection might be the right thing for Palmer and his gang to do now, instead of in twenty or thirty years when they are all old and near death and they then start to think maybe they shouldn’t have participated in the national pile-on against Meghan.

    And Meghan was absolutely seen as not worthy of protecting because of her outsider status. If they want to argue that it was because she was an American instead of half-black, do you think that is believable? The thing that to me is despicable about the Royals’ racist pile-on is the fact that this is all because Doria, a beautiful, peaceful human being, is in the Royal picture. They can’t stand Meghan because Doria is black, and that is heartbreaking.

    • lanne says:

      That’s the part that gets me. The idea that some people aren’t worth protecting. Think about the message this is sending to BIPOC all over the UK and the Commonwealth. You’re only worth protecting if you are white. This is a devastating assessment.

    • Dee says:

      Palmer gave the Meghan haters plenty of room to post their hateful racist vitriol in his Twitter feed without rebuttal. All the gross speculation about her pregnancy and Archie.

  24. Lori says:

    He who smelt it dealt it, Baldimort.

  25. MrsF2u says:

    The RF put the card in the deck. They can go hang.

  26. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Okay, colonizers. 🙄

  27. February-Pisces says:

    Richard Palmer and the rest of the ratchet rota really are prepared to die on that hill. When are they going to come to terms with the fact that they are literally flogging a dead horse. They’ve had years to make the mediocre Keens happen, and their popularity is well and truly down the toilet due to their own actions.

  28. Rapunzel says:

    The people briefing aren’t the palace? So not the staff or courtiers? Does that mean it’s all personal individuals in the family? Charles? William? Kate/Carole? Randy PedoAndy?

  29. Gina says:

    “Former aides and the Sussexes are furious. In the middle stands the Royal Household, which wants to shut down the debate ….”
    This is the narrative, this is the story RR and press are trying to sell now. Sussexes versus aides plus Sussexes versus public. And Royal Family – they are above this “dirt”.
    Gullible and guilty ones are buying it because this “explanation” put the blame on Sussexes. Just to think that Harry and Meghan hoped to put the smear to the end with their interview. In vain – now this is clear. Royal Family is fighting for survival. If no one convince them it would be better to leave Sussexes alone, they won’t stop. Add to this Willy’s and Chuck’s characters (remember Tattler debacle and The Crown debacle? These two just couldn’t stop).
    It’s so annoying to hear about this constant brainwashing….
    What about some positive voices? Do they exist?

  30. Amelie says:

    What I want to know is how many people actually worked directly for the Sussexes? Are these aides people who worked for Clarence House, Buckingham Palace, and Cambridge staff? I want a diagram with everybody’s role and position and see the relationships between the households. It’s just not a good look that a small cohort of staff are loudly insisting Meghan is the big bad witch of the West when everybody who has worked with her in her charity work and in her actress career have nothing but nice things to say about her.

    • Emile says:

      On Twitter a while back I saw someone say there needs to be much more transparency over who the royal households actually consist of — i.e. a webpage where every aide and their job title and description is listed, preferably next to a picture of the person in question. The Firm has been allowed to operate with a level of secrecy that no other government-funded institution has been able to do, and this has gone far toward supporting the image of a cabal of shady men in grey who can definitely run a character assassination and possibly even a murder…

  31. Melissa says:

    What has floored me in all of this is the insistence they take “bullying” accusations seriously, continuing to make Meghan the bad guy here. They need a whole team of anti-racism educators up in there to explain how that is continued racism (not worried about meghans health or shitty treatment at hands of the RF and staff, instead this angry black woman has bullied our staff) and to help them do some real, hard introspection and work on themselves.

    Hahah sorry forgot who I was talking about. Introspection? Hard work? Nevermind.

  32. Shahad says:

    Let’s not forget the news papers that write disgusting articles about her are right wing news papers . The express , Daily Mail , Sun are owned by right wing billionaires who make their money from diverting the plebs /little Englanders away from the crumbling UK where the rich pay little tax , hide their money in tax havens, engage in utter corruption with the Tory party . They hate feminists , in fact they wish we could return to the 1950s , that’s why Kate behaves like a 1950s stepford wife . They also hate successful, confident black people because they managed to do better than them inspite of the racial challenges they face , Which reminds them of their own mediocrity.

    Anyway the future is woke , they can fight the wokists but the future belongs to them .

  33. Jen says:

    Claiming someone is “Playing the race card” is racist. It lacks self awareness and proves Meghans point. And say your name stop hiding behind senior palace aid Jason.

  34. Stacy Dresden says:

    Of course these racists said that.

  35. aquarius64 says:

    The RRs are mad because they are seen as jokes in journalism and PR hacks and blackmailers of the BRF. The two parasites have ruined their own reputations.

  36. Shannon says:

    I didn’t watch H&M’s interview. I got too much going on in my life for that, but I have kept up on the coverage. It’s so obvious the “firm” want to pull out their old Diana playbook to smear Meghan. But that is hard to do when she is A. Out of country. B. Has receipts because she’s not stupid. C. Is American and not British. They don’t know what to do, and they’re grasping for anything to shut her down.

  37. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    From what I can tell the vibe in England is mostly indifference to support for Meghan and Harry. I think it’s mostly mutterings of “Good for them” before going about their day. I found it’s mostly the elderly and hardcore (white) nationalists who truly care about the monarchy at this point. It really isn’t the best audience to have for an institution that’s supposed to perpetuate for eternity.

    The royal reporters are mad and salty that any shred of credibility they had has been tossed in the trash. They continue to prove their irrelevance and the irrelevance of the monarchy.
    Besides if they truly wanted all the royal gossip, they’d head over to the mainland or scandanavian palaces.

  38. Bea says:

    That’s funny because it’s really racist people who are playing the race card when they choose to be racist. Calling out racism is not playing games by any means it is addressing abuse, but I wouldn’t expect any of these idiot palace aides to understand that.

  39. Rose says:

    I don’t understand the issue with sending emails at 5:30 am or whenever. As a former CEO, I sent emails whenever I felt like it. I never expected anyone to read them outside of work hours. Work hours were clearly defined. Meghan was adjusting to a different time zone and was under a great deal of pressure. She also was accustomed to rising quite early, as most actors do, to prepare for filming in Canada. If she couldn’t sleep and used the time to prepare memos for her assistants, why should that bother anyone? This is really nitpicking.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      @Rose-Exactly! It does not matter what time an email is sent-well maybe in certain legal situations. Is there an explicit and verifiable receipt that states Meghan expected everyone to respond/react/read said email promptly? As you said, we can all operate on different hours. It doesn’t even matter what she was accustomed to. We can all send an email at any time with no expectation of anyone reading it when it’s sent. FFS. It’s such a non issue and so laughable that it was made one.

      Said “former palace aide” is such a joke-along with the other anonymous so called sources. At this point it is the equivalent of my father’s second cousin who was married to someone who knew someone that was related to someone who was their own grandpa.

      I’m thinking some of these tabloids should sit and work the potential $$$$$ they could earn on releasing ALL the dirty secrets they’ve been holding back on with the long standing members of the so called RF in weekly pieces. The public interest would be huge.

  40. The Recluse says:

    They can go jump. Harry and Meghan are so much better off where they are.

  41. A says:

    $10 says that the “former senior aide” is Simon Head, who flopped back to being mediocre with BoJo’s cabinet after a year or so of working for William. That sounds like the sort of bullshit a Tory Brexiteer would spout, if you ask me.

    Anyway, these white British people stay showing their asses with their indignation, as if the rest of the world is stupid and has no eyes, and no working memory of people like Enoch Powell, or the gangs of racist white skinheads that were roving around assaulting South Asians, as recently as the fucking 1990s.

  42. blunt talker says:

    The more people in this world go back and read articles covering Meghan from 2016-2021-They can see what the British press was allowed to do by the powers in the shadows-If they were so fair to Meghan and Harry in the press-why the overwhelming negative articles-mostly about Meghan and some nasty stuff about Archie-The statement Prince Harry made about the royal family live in fear of the British press is very true-I just read some reporter worked for the Sun to spy on Meghan and her family in LA-He has apologized for the part he played in smearing Meghan-They even got all of Meghan’s family social security numbers-I don’t know if the FBI is investigating. They should.

  43. Noor says:

    Ex Palace Aides vs Meghan

    Is this the real fight or a proxy war .

  44. WTF says:

    I love how they say it won’t be “forgotten”. As if Meaghan cares. LOL. She’s got her man, her kid, her mansion and millions and she’s beloved by Many. I’m guessing she gives zero f&@ks!

  45. Cisne says:

    Oh but they- the 3 palaces and their legion of aides and leakers- can use the race card to cast her as the “angry aggressive black woman” versus their genteel white Kate but she can not correct the record because it is playing the race card. Oh and future Kings twist their mouths to ask about the color of child’s skin and can appear to deny her child protection ONLY because he is a small % black but she cannot say how obviously racist that is because it is playing the race card.

    They can use the race card to write things like “straight out of Compton” but she can’t say this is racist?
    Yup the white supremacy of it all!

  46. Lyra says:

    At this point it’s not just being out of touch. They are blatantly dumb. I wonder if those aids hate the monarchy and want to drag it to the mud.

    As for why the royal family don’t fire them? They also have a lot to receipts and know a lot of dark things the the royals did, and if they were fired they would bring it to the press.