Duchess Meghan sent a lemon olive oil cake, and perhaps sends too many emojis

The Duchess of Sussex did something nice for the World Central Kitchen, which is one of Archewell’s big charity partners. Archewell is funding tens of thousands of meals domestically and internationally through WCK, and Meghan is forging personal connections with some of the WCK’s workers and volunteers. The women making and distributing meals through WCK in Chicago got a special surprise: a lemon & olive oil cake baked by Meghan herself, using lemons from her own lemon grove in Montecito. The cake is beautiful and all of this is so on-brand for Meghan. What if her goal was never global domination but perhaps opening a cute little bakery in Montecito?

Meanwhile, because the Mail on Sunday is obsessed with all things Meghan, they’ve got this asinine story about how a friend accidentally sent Meghan a voice message in which the “friend” complained about Meghan’s use of emojis. From the Mail’s “Talk of the Town” column:

It has become the curse of modern communication: writing a scathing text message about someone and then accidentally sending it to them. Now imagine compounding the horror by recording an uncomplimentary voice note about the Duchess of Sussex – and then pinging it to her phone by mistake. Well, I’ve heard that this very thing happened to a chum of Meghan, a woman who apparently has a knack for falling out with friends over perceived slights at the best of times.

While I can’t disclose the name of this friend, I do hear that the person is mortified over the incident. After all, it’s hard to claim someone else has played a prank when it is so obviously your voice on the recording. Needless to say, the incident has allegedly soured relations with the Duchess, and I have been told that the pair have drifted apart.

Says my source: ‘One of Meghan’s British friends fell out with her because Meghan was writing all these messages with loads of emojis. The friend dictated a WhatsApp voice note saying, ‘God, Meghan is so annoying with all her emojis, she keeps sending me all these emojis’. But then the friend sent the voice memo to Meghan herself by accident instead of sending it to a mutual friend.’

With this particular chum now seemingly off the Easter card list, Meghan and Harry’s collection of close British pals seems to have been whittled down even further. Who can forget how old friends such as Harry’s former ‘wing man’ Tom Inskip were not invited to the evening reception at Frogmore House following the Royal Wedding in 2018, while the likes of Oprah Winfrey made the list, even though Harry barely knew her. I also hear that the Sussexes no longer speak much to Jack Mann, one of Harry’s oldest friends. At one stage Jack was being tipped to be the Prince’s best man.

[From The Daily Mail]

First of all, do you send your friends Easter cards? Are we supposed to do that and no one told this vaguely Hindu person? Weird. Second of all, how the f–k is Meghan being blamed for one of her British friends being super-rude TO HER? When someone is rude to you, you should cut them off, my God. Third of all, this actually isn’t the first time that we’ve heard that Meghan – and Harry – use tons of emojis. Harry in particular is a big fan of texting tons of emojis, and is said to be a big fan of the ghost emoji in particular. Hmmm.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex attend Trooping the Colour for the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    I’ll confess that I LOVE using emojie’s! This after years of resisting their use, thinking they were too immature. But nope! Love them and used them often.

    I love knowing that I’m a bit more like Megs everyday. Baby sis is goals.

    • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

      I use them ALL the time, too. And I LOVE the MeMojis, the ones you make that look like yourself. You can use their standard ones, and also make some using your own facial expressions. They are FUN!

      As for this “friend”, I am VERY wary of all these unnamed “sources” and “friends” in ANY tab article. Produce a name, or it’s all just garbage.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      So according to the Fail, a so called friend insults Meghan and runs to the papers to tattle about it and yet Meghan is still in the wrong? This could be a completely made up story but it makes no difference to those who hate or love her. At least she can cook and for someone supposedly friendless according to the fail which is it? By the way emojis are actually searchable on some platforms now so as usual Meghan is a trend setter. Looking forward to TOD cosplaying lemon emojis in her next social media post.

      • FeedMeChips says:

        This story was purely a vehicle for the Fail to whine about how the Sussexes are cutting off British friends.

    • mellie says:

      I too love emoji’s, memjois, gifs, meme’s….I love it all so I would say that person can kiss my a$$! (insert hilarious gif here!)

  2. Becks1 says:

    So Meghan’s friend stupidly sends a rude message about Meghan to Meghan instead of to someone else and Meghan is in the wrong for cutting her off? We see you british press.

    When something like that happens, your first question (for Meghan) is going to be – what else do you say about me behind my back? How often are you and other mutual friend gossiping about me? Complaining about Meghan’s emoji usage is annoying and rude but I think its the questions that it raises that would prompt Meghan to cut her off. There’s nothing in that message like “I know I shouldnt say this but” or “please dont tell M I’m venting to you but omg the emojis.’ It seems par for the course that this person is complaining about Meghan. and I would guess that’s the bigger issue.

    Anyway, who is surprised that Meghan likes to use emojis?

    (that’s all assuming this story is true, which it probably isnt.)

    • Cecilia says:

      If this story is even true (which i doubt) how pathetic do you have to be to complain about someone using to many emojis? Are brits really this thin skinned?

      • Mila says:

        Doubt it, that’s why it’s so asinine, they need to pretend they have ‘inside’ info yet don’t want to get sued.

    • Cessily says:

      If a friend is that petty and mean why would anyone want to retain their friendship. She was never a friend in the first place and now blames Meghan because she found out? That’s truly twisted.

    • Nic919 says:

      Was this friend Kate? Because criticizing Meghan and then not apologizing for it sounds like her.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        YES, Nic919 has cracked the source!! In all seriousness, it sounds like classic Keen-Karen-Kate, aka KKK!!
        How’s that for you KKK? Enough emojis for you or more?

  3. Noki says:

    I tend to use or respond with a lot of emojis when you truly arent worth my time or I dont value enough to type back.🤣😂

  4. BlueSky says:

    So the worst thing anyone can say about Meghan is she uses too many emojis????

  5. Jayna says:

    I cannot stand it when people continually use tons of emojis and hashtags in everything. Exhausting. But if a “friend” had done this to me, she would be out. It’s one thing to roll her eyes privately (to yourself) at the continual overuse, but to be disloyal and send out something to another friend dissing on Meghan about it, that’s no friend, period. That’s a backstabber.

  6. Neners says:

    It says a lot that “She sends too many emojis” is the worst the BM can come up with.

    • Haylie says:

      Right? What happened to the bullying that left staffers shaken and reduced to tears? Was it the emojis that undermined their unearned confidence?

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Well she was obviously ‘bullying’ staff via her use of emojis. Everything they hate about her is what makes her cool. How asinine can the fail be?

    • Christine says:

      EXACTLY my thought. For the love of God, do none of these people ever read their articles aloud, to see how they sound? Someone was horribly rude to Meghan, and it is HER FAULT?! Pull the other one.

  7. Cecilia says:

    The idea of meghan bare foot and pregnant baking away in the kitchen makes me so happy.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Probably Harry’s idea of heaven. Remember he is at one with nature and loves walking around barefoot himself.

    • My Two Cents says:

      and i read somewhere the eggs were also from their backyard, from Archie’s Chick Inn!

  8. Petra says:

    I would like to use more emojis, but I’m worried of sending the wrong ones. I’m sure of the actual meaning of about 10 emojis. It took typing black twitter into google for me to realize is was just a saying, there was no separate twitter for black people. I’m that dumb black person …PWT almost broke me here until it was explained. The amount of pleasure I get from using PWT in my daily life is priceless.

    • Mavmom31 says:

      LOL no worries….there being no “black twitter” is a mere technicality. For me it’s a whole other world. My timeline is blessed and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  9. Amy Bee says:

    I think the hidden story here is that Harry and Meghan’s British friends circle most likely got smaller because they were found to be snobs and racist.

    • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

      That is exactly it…a way to put that in, w/out coming out and saying that the “friend herd” was culled because they showed their racist, snobby asses to Harry (and Meg) while they were dating, making snide and not so snide/outright comments about Meghan.

  10. Myra says:

    I’m going to ignore that silly gossip and focus on what stuck out most to me. Oprah really bothers them, huh? Black woman with billionaire status invited to royal reception. It really pisses them off.

    • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

      It’s hysterical, isn’t it? She shouldn’t've been invited because “Harry didn’t know Oprah”… uhm….Meghan did (through Gayle). And while maybe it was not a long, deep acquaintance, it was obviously an acquaintance that Meg wanted to cultivate. Who hasn’t invited someone to an event/party they didn’t know very well, but because you *wanted* to build a relationship/friendship/business connection? It happens, yes, even to weddings (if budget/space aren’t considerations).

      • Mila says:

        Yes sorry if I’ve got a 600 person guestlist on a high profile wedding and I run out of close people to invite I’m inviting, Beyoncé Rihanna and a few others, why wouldn’t I??

      • Sandra says:

        There were people my husband invited to our wedding that I didn’t know and vice versa. That is a thing at most weddings. At society weddings, there are most definitely people that the parents invite that neither of the couple know.
        Was Kate bff’s with Posh and Becks? Cuz they were at her wedding.
        I can’t with the grasping of the straws.

      • Myra says:

        Like she is THEE OPRAH, of course she is going to be invited and given prime seating space. This is the lady who used the full weight of her influence to help elect the first black American president. I bet you William and Kate had people at their wedding that they had only a brief connection to.

      • Ginger says:

        William and Kate had Mr Bean at their wedding. I don’t think he knows either one personally. I also heard Kate invited her mailman to their wedding and he doesn’t really know them ( I don’t know how true this story is)

      • windyriver says:

        Can’t remember the timeline, but didn’t Doria visit Oprah at some point, before the wedding? A visit that gave rise to Doria possibly doing an interview with Oprah?

        Apparently they do belong to the same church. And though I could see Oprah also having an ulterior motive (interview with Meghan), she of all people would be in a position to recognize what Doria was going through with press harassment, and I could see her giving Doria a refuge if she needed to get away from LA. So maybe Meghan invited her out of gratitude (and had her own ulterior motives!), and/or, Doria asked for her to be invited. The Clooneys were a bit more of a puzzle to me than Oprah, actually.

      • Nic919 says:

        Oprah has tended to mentor actors who are African American, especially women. I am sure she realized that she could help Meghan deal with the insane level of fame (and racism) she was facing as few other women could have. I was not surprised about this at all.

      • Amelia says:

        One rule for thee, a different rule for me. That’s how the BRF work…

      • Cessily says:

        Comment previously made

      • MeToforever says:

        I said it before and here it is again if/when I get married I am sending Oprah and Tyler Perry invitation. I know they are not coming, but it will make me happy that I am sending them invitation. I think everyone should send Oprah an invite to her wedding, can you imagine if that just became a thing?

    • Mavmom31 says:

      They BM are BOTHERED!!! The jealousy about the level of access that folks like Oprah and Gayle have to them…when Harry would never let these jerks get close them is too real.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Wow, that’s pretty desperate inviting your mailman, but it’s true. We have had friends attend our children’s weddings due to our social circle, but they know most of them by name and all by face. But it’s your wedding and you can invite whoever you want!! But it is BM with serious envy and jealousy driving this train! They will throw a bucket of water on a forest fire and declare that they single-handedly put out the entire fire. As for the friend, that’s not a true friend if they talk behind your back. If they are truly upset, about use of emojis FF’s sake, they will discuss it with you directly.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Oprah, Serena, Michelle, Gayle all bother racists. That level of excellence, power and autonomy gets under their skin. The Sussexes wedding guest list upset many people for the sheer number of glamorous and diverse guests. At previous RF weddings the people of colour tended to leaders from the ‘colonies’, old faithfuls and retainers. That’s partly why Pissy Moron was upset. He didn’t get to hobnob with A listers.

  11. Snuffles says:

    All I got from that was “two faced, back biting British ‘friend’ got busted, then rightfully ghosted.” And instead of apologizing, went straight to the British tabloids, therefore confirming that Meghan was right to ghost her.

    • Demi says:

      Wow are the Brits really that fussy and have to complain about every little minor thing gosh it’s an emoji, not a gun I would cut this negative energy draining friend too

  12. Lemons says:

    My boyfriend used to use a ton of nonsensical emojis with me until I complained. Some people use emojis but are somehow still unaware of the semantics behind them.

    I also can’t stand repeated emojis. x3 is my max.

    Even if Meghan and Harry overuse emojis, I really don’t see myself bitching to a friend about it. These are my personal pet peeves that I get over quickly or vent directly TO the person about. They’re not my friend if I can’t tell them, “Girl, what’s with the 10 heart emojis in our chat? We’re over 30. We’ll never love anything that much again!”

    • equality says:

      I agree. A mature person would either ignore the emojis and just read the text or discuss it with the actual person involved. And maybe the problem is with the friend reporting this to the media instead of apologizing like an adult?

      • Lemons says:

        And that is exactly where we are all confused…why did this “friend” share this non-story to the tabloids? I would cut them off too.

  13. Pétulia says:

    I’m sure a lot of Harry’s British aristos friends are ni longer on his circle of trust probably because they likely friends with William too. Or they’re simply snobs or racists.

    This story of Meghan and emojis is likely untrue they wanted an excuse to say H&M no longer have many British friends.
    I’m sure they still have many British friends but they aren’t aristo so they don’t count for the Mail.

    • Mila says:

      Yes I’m quite sure I heard a story about Tom Inskip in particular being racist/saying some derogatory things, I don’t know if it was in FF or where??

      • swirlmamad says:

        Yes, I think it’s been confirmed that Harry cut Inskip off because of several valid reasons, one of which he wasn’t supportive of his relationship with Meghan. Not to mention I believe he was considered a bad influence on Harry even before Meghan came onto the scene, so I can’t with these people and their fake handwringing.

    • Lemons says:

      These stories are coming out because the aristo friends’ connection to Willileaks is not paying off. They should have cleaned up, made themselves palatable to a global audience, shut up about their royal connection and they might have been in the Sussex circle with their A-list friends. Instead, we get these stories from bitter hanger-ons.

    • HeyJude says:

      Jack Mann’s father, Simon, was a literal mercenary who did time for leading a privately financed British citizen’s backed coup in Equatorial Guinea in African in 2004 all to secure favorable oil rights for the British investors. Look him up if you like, his Wikipedia pages detail his lifetime of shady deeds.

      I’m sure when Harry wised up he realized perhaps this isn’t the crowd to hang out with if you’re sincere about being a serious philanthropist and activist and of being cognizant of racial issues.

  14. Wiglet Watcher says:

    So, we don’t even know who this “friend” is, but we should believe the dm? Ok.

    Sounds like a business acquaintance at best. At worst the fevered dream of a DM fiction writer wishing they had a connection to the Sussex.

    Did Meghan even use WhatsApp? Isn’t it really unsecured and not really used by her age group or Americans?

    • Yoyo says:

      All the young Royals are on WhatsApp as a group, Meghan and Harry quit the group when she was pregnant, from loose lips Mike Tindel, he even said they all knew she was pregnant before Eugenie’s wedding, because a WhatsApp went out to the family group.

      • CC2 says:

        That WhatsApp group story was about the birth of Archie, not the pregnancy if I’m not wrong.

      • Becks1 says:

        There may have been a WhatsApp chat about Archie, but Mike Tindall did specifically say that they all knew about her pregnancy via the chat so she did not break the news at the wedding (therefore there was no thunder stealing.)

  15. Mila says:

    Tom Inskip is the one Harry is rumoured to find out is racist right??

  16. Mila says:

    They can’t tell the persons name because they don’t exist. And the reason it’s an asinine story because they’ll get sued for defamation if they fake any higher level drama.

  17. Sandra says:

    Wow, the horror. Meghan uses emojis in texts.
    How’s the investigation of Andrew raping a trafficked teenager going?

    • Dimsum Mum says:

      Thank you
      Why is the public not ‘incandescent with rage’ with Andrew for his “dropping bombshells” on the BRF?

  18. Serena says:

    What kinda of BS is even this article? Aren’t they embarrassed to publish trash like this?

    • Mila says:

      Seriously 🤣🤣 they are just so desperate for any Meghan story, next week. ‘Friend mad that Meghan used blue ink for her birthday card instead of black. Find out how Meghan tried to poison them!’

  19. Tom says:

    Meghan: The Royals and the press treated me unfairly. ( Cites examples, underlining receipts exist.)
    The Press: Yeah? Well, you baked a cake and use too many emojis. M’lord, may it please the court we rest our case.

  20. equality says:

    Some idiot on twitter posted a picture of a round lemon cake from some bakery the Kardashians use and swore that Meghan bought the cake. When I pointed out that anyone can bake a similar cake, she put me on some list she had created of “stupid people”.

    • Yoyo says:

      All Meghan have to do, is send her a picture of Archie licking the spatula saying hydrate.

    • Lemons says:

      Some people work so hard to believe a busted-down, broken, non-sensical narrative. It’s pretty funny to see when the gears start falling off and they themselves finally realize it.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Unfortunately @ Lemons, it don’t think that they are in the same time zone or planet for that realization yet!

  21. Mila says:

    If the voice note wasn’t a reason to cut them of, selling a story to the daily Mail is, so good riddance! (Plus Meghan doesn’t even have any British friends really, not that she is super close too anyway I don’t think, so that is a load of bollocks)

  22. Yoyo says:

    The BM really is scraping the bottom of the barrel.
    Harry’s uncle Charles was not invited to the evening reception either, he was asked to talk to Harry about Meghan, that didn’t go over well.
    Tom Inskip gossiped by Meghan to another pal of Harry’s, who told him.
    After being friends with Harry for so many years, you would think he would know, how the Ginger Avenger would react.

  23. Spanky says:

    Highly doubt that this is a legit story. First, Meghan’s friends are tight lipped. They wouldn’t be spilling the tea over this if it really happened. Second, she’s still seems to be in touch with Jessica Mulroney. Jessica posted a photo on IG of the flowers that M recently sent her.

    This seems like yet another bogus attempt by the BM to continue the narrative that Meghan cuts people off at the drop of a hat. And it’s clear that they are desperately trying to say something, anything about her. There are no leaks or photo ops coming from the Sussex camp in Montecito, so the BM has to make stuff up. Tomorrow we’ll be hearing about how M will only allow pale blue toilet paper in all of her 16 bathrooms.

    • Yoyo says:

      I know Jessica have her issues, but I am glad that Meghan didn’t walk away from her.
      Jessica was in the trenches fighting for Meghan before it became fashionable to do so.

    • Amy Too says:

      I think we should be replacing “friend” with “fired ex staffer,” for this story.

  24. DeltaJuliet says:

    Personally, I really want to try a piece of that cake.

    • Chicken Tetrazzini! says:

      That’s all I’m taking from this too. That cake sounds lovely!

    • FancyPants says:

      This may be ignorant, but what does an olive oil cake taste like? is it just an ingredient in the cake and the cake flavor is whatever you put with it (like lemon)?

      • Unmellow Yellow says:

        I have made an orange olive oil cake. It is light and moist with a delicious citrus flavor. Does not taste like a bottle of olive oil.

  25. Over it says:

    So what if Megs invited ophrah, the bride is allowed yo invite friends or people they like I mean they invited the social climbing Middleton and Megs doesn’t know them. Infact as far as I am concerned this was the biggest flaw in her guest list , inviting those wannabe somebody Middletons

    • Yoyo says:

      Maybe, Meghan asked Doria who else she wanted to invite to the wedding besides her stepmother and half brother and Doria said Oprah, since they’re acquaintances from attending the same church for years.

  26. Ann says:

    What a pathetic jab,

    Where’s the perfect emoji when you need one?

  27. LittlePenguin says:

    So, are Easter cards a thing? Sometimes, around random holidays, my sons will send drawings/art/etc to family that lives far away as a ‘we wish we could be with you thing’ but never specifically Easter.
    Also, if a love of emojis is your major complaint about someone, your are living you best life.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I don’t think I have ever sent an Easter card.

      I love that they are partnering with WCK, that is such an amazing organization, helping people on many levels.

  28. Jenn says:

    I distinctly remember Kate being praised for her use of emojis. I guess we are continuing the trend of vilifying Meghan for things that Kate is praised for.
    Also this “journalism” of always using unnamed sources must be retired. It’s a shame that the royal family continue to entertain these unscrupulous tabloids.

  29. Merricat says:

    One duchess uses too many emojis.
    Another duchess uses the murder of a young woman to puff up her reputation.

  30. MsIam says:

    I have been known to use emojis in lieu of words and I’m well over 50. Oh well, label me annoying I guess.

  31. Linda says:

    Meghan is an incredibly thoughtful person.

  32. Sunnee says:

    Isn’t Harry now working with Oprah on a mental health project. Maybe he asked Meg to Invite Miss O so that they could network. It’s possible💁🏽‍♀️

  33. Nic919 says:

    I want to know the logistics of sending the cake to Chicago and it staying fresh. That’s what I want to know, not this backstabber who has issues with emojis.

    • Maevo says:

      That was my first thought too!! Did they fly this cake from California to Chicago?? Overnight UPS it? It’s a sweet gesture but also seems a little logistically excessive.

      • Becks1 says:

        She might have frozen it or sent it with dry ice to keep it fresh. There’s a famous cake in my state that they will ship nationwide, and it comes with dry ice and is very good even after being shipped.

      • Cessily says:

        I send birthday cakes to my sons who live in different states, they arrive just fine.

      • Maevo says:

        Good to know! So not as crazy as I thought :)

  34. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I doubt the emoji story is true, but even if it is, I would have cut that b*tch off too. Not only was it rude but it was catty because she was talking about Meghan to someone else behind her back.

    And I don’t celebrate Easter but I have NEVER heard of people sending Easter cards.

    • Maevo says:

      Agreed – Easter cards are not a thing.

    • FicklePickle says:

      It used to be A Thing for the upper classes in the UK and the US, but it really dropped off after WWI and was pretty much a dead custom by WWII.

      Basically as physical travel, telegrams, and telephones all became faster, more reliable, cheaper, and more widely used it became less popular to send cards and/or letters to family to check up on people on a quarterly basis.

  35. WithTheAmerican says:

    This is the same media that claims Meghan destroyed Kate by telling the crying story.

    But it’s okay for rando unnamed friend to do to Meghan.

  36. Rapunzel says:

    I’m skeptical of this story about the emojis, but if it’s true, I don’t think it’s necessarily a British person.

    My guess would be Priyanka Chopra-Jonas. I think they fell out after Meg’s wedding, didn’t they? We’ve not seen them together and iirc, she wasn’t at the baby shower?

    She seems like the type who’d do this.

    • Haylie says:

      Right. She was pissy that Meghan and Harry didn’t come to her wedding. Meghan was pregnant and suicidal at the time. She didn’t come to the baby shower because she was big mad.

      I’ve never liked Priyanka and haven’t forgotten her sideways comments about the film industry and race until it affected her personally.

  37. Moxylady says:

    If I was wary of putting things down in words to certain people, I would definitely rely heavily on emojis. And it looks like that was the right call.

  38. Mina_Esq says:

    Re: Easter – I only get photo cards from friends with new babies who like to do those adorable mini photo shoots for every holiday because they want to dress the baby up in adorable outfits. Otherwise, I don’t think it’s a thing. I barely get around to sending out Xmas cards.

  39. TheOriginalMia says:

    I doubt this person (Kate or Carole) is even in their friend circle. Those folks can keep a secret and aren’t running to the tabs as unnamed/anonymous friend sources.

    I don’t care about the emojis issue. Friends know which ones to send heavy emoji messages to and which ones to not send them to. I care about the cake. Trying to wrap my head around the taste of lemons and olive oil. I kinda want to try to bake it and wish Meghan had The Tig to share the recipe on.

  40. booboocita says:

    My workplace uses Slack for intraoffice and inter-campus communications, and I’m on several Slack channels. We all *lurve* emojis, and use them all the time — either in reaction to posts (the thumbs-up emoji is particularly popular) or just to kid around (I use the boxing glove emoji every time a colleague says she’s leaving work early to teach her kickboxing class). I guess if it’s good enough for the Duchess of Sussex, it’s good enough for the University of California. Hee hee! 😊👍🏻✌🏻😎😜💃💃💃

  41. Emily_C says:

    People who use tons of emojis drive me absolutely nuts. But it’s a very human thing to do. They don’t think this will make people dislike her, do they? It makes me think maybe I wouldn’t want to be very best friends with Meghan, but I never thought I would anyway, though I think she’d be an excellent coworker (cake), distant friend, or family member (cake.)

    One of my grandmothers used to send me, her only grandchild, Easter cards. But she sent me cards for everything — she sent me St. Patrick’s Day cards. I remember a President’s Day card from her. It’s not a common practice.

  42. Notafan says:

    Olive oil cake is delicious and it keeps well. I would make lemon and rosemary and have it in the afternoon with a glass of wine. Seriously delicious.

  43. L4frimaire says:

    The Mail is just punch drunk stupid obsessed with everything Meghan at this point. This seems silly and since they don’t f*ck with this tabloid, anyone who knows them knows that too. When are they going to print their front page apology and legal verdict that she won her lawsuit against them? The cake looks delicious and now I’m craving it. I don’t make cakes but maybe will attempt it.

  44. Mooshe1 says:

    People use emojis all the time, I do, especially if the message could be taken the wrong way. Whoever did that did it on purpose and was an ishty friend for telling anyone something that should have between her and Meghan. It’s good that Meghan can cut another fake friend out of her circle

  45. Denise says:

    I got a big laugh from this story! It’s amazing how desperate they are to constantly write “Meghan is a villain” stories. On a personal note, as long as I can understand the message without being forced to decipher the emojis then I don’t care how many are sent. Also, I do send Easter and Thanksgiving cards to my older relatives and everyone gets a Christmas card :) .

  46. Ann says:

    My husband showed me a GIF app to install on my phone, so now if I’m tempted to use an emoji I find a gif instead. It’s more fun and snarky. I’m not really an emoji person but I do like to add a little something to my texts sometimes.

  47. Lola says:

    What I love about emojis is that we’re basically back to hieroglyphics and there’s something about an ancient form of communication being used again that makes me super happy!

  48. Likeyoucare says:

    Well, at least meghan didn’t use someone else vigil for pr purpose and sic her uncle to uplift her image.
    Next week BM will create some silly and stupid story about meghan sneeze and killed her butler.

  49. Agreatreckoning says:

    1. Lemon olive oil cake sounds amazing.
    2. I don’t use a lot of emojis. Pretty sure it’s not a nefarious thing to do.
    3. The emoji story sounds completely made up.
    4. People grow up and out of friendships from their younger days. For a lot of reasons. And sometimes people were friends for the wrong reasons.
    5. Your wedding. Your choice who to invite without owing an explanation.
    6. Don’t know Jack Mann. But, if he was an actual friend he wouldn’t be sharing that they haven’t been talking much. Maybe Jack isn’t a great friend?
    7. Easter cards really are not a thing for most people.
    8. Is there a listing somewhere of all of the people that Kate & William knew and were friends with and weren’t invited to the wedding?
    9. Is there a listing somewhere of all the people that Kate & William maybe haven’t spoken to for a while?
    10. If the British Media/palaces/houses/Middletons? want to improve Kate & William’s image-they need to tell the tabloids/papers to back off on any negative stories about Harry & Meghan. It is not going to work otherwise. Social media has the receipts. It’s like Robert De Niro’s character in Meet the Parents. “I’m watching you.”.

  50. Isa says:

    Not interested in friends that talk behind my back.

    It would be further confirmation that I did the right thing if said “friend” sold the story.

    And I would be grateful that I haven’t had to cut my friend off for sleeping with my husband.

  51. JoJo says:

    A “source” and a “British Friend” and story centred on text messages. This looks a story based on information acquired through phone hacking.