Prince William ‘no longer trusts’ & is angry with ‘pro-Sussex’ journalist Tom Bradby

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ITV journalist Tom Bradby had once been a close media ally to Prince William and Prince Harry. Bradby got exclusives from both brothers and he was seen as more of a neutral ally, rather than someone deeply embedded in a royal court. That began to change in the last half of 2019, when Bradby accompanied the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their African tour. He organized the documentary about the tour and conducted personal interviews with both H&M. Those interviews reflected the rawness of Harry and Meghan’s feelings having survived the previous year’s onslaught of negative, toxic abuse from the Windsors and the British media.

When the Sussexit was first announced in January 2020, it was clear that Bradby was being briefed by Harry, and much of what Bradby said at the time has turned out to be the case: there was a lot of toxic drama in the royal family, Harry began falling out with his family around the wedding, Harry & Meghan believed they were being driven out. Bradby spoke again in January of this year, and it was clear that he’s still in communication with Harry, and he described H&M’s happiness in California and Harry’s “heartbreak” at dealing with all of the toxicity from his family. Well, I don’t know if Bradby has explicitly chosen “Team Sussex,” but clearly Prince William feels Bradby has done just that. So Baldemort has cut him off! From Dan Wootton at the Daily Mail:

They were once the most unlikely of close pals – a future king of England and the dogged ITV newsman. But the two-decades long friendship between Prince William and Tom Bradby is now over, according to senior royal sources. The Duke of Cambridge has been left annoyed that the high-profile presenter – host of ITV’s News at Ten – has sided with his brother Prince Harry and sister-in-law Meghan in the increasingly bitter transatlantic war of the Windsors.

While phone calls and communication between the Duke of Sussex in California and Bradby in London have become commonplace, William, in contrast, is said to no longer trust the high profile journalist who was once a close confidante. A royal insider revealed: ‘The friendship between William and Tom is very much over. The Duke feels let down by Bradby and the way he’s acted over the past few months. William is a sensitive soul and believes it’s in times of crisis when you find out who your true friends are. It would be fair to say Bradby hasn’t been one of them.’

Among senior royal aides, there is growing anger at the way Bradby and ITV News seem to have become a mouthpiece for Harry and Meghan’s gripes about the Royal Family. More recently, Bradby is believed to have been central to ITV being granted the rights to broadcast Oprah Winfrey’s incendiary interview with the pair, where they lobbed a number of grenade-like allegations at the monarchy, including claims a senior royal had made racist comments about their future child’s skin colour.

The royal source said: ‘Some staff at the Palaces are even angrier about Bradby and the tone of his reporting at ITV News, which they consider to be pro-Harry and Meghan. It’s well-known Bradby personally communicates with Harry on a regular basis and that is pretty obvious to royal aides who know how things work. But it’s been very difficult to accept given the long history between Bradby and William.’

William was once so close with Bradby that he was chosen to conduct the November 2010 engagement exclusive interview with him and Kate. Bradby went on to attend the nuptials at Westminster Abbey as a guest. A spokesman for William at the time said: ‘The couple asked to record this interview specifically with Mr Bradby, whom they have both known for some time.’

But Bradby was equally close with Harry, attending his Windsor wedding to Meghan, alongside other media figures including Oprah and James Corden.

The Mail on Sunday revealed earlier this month that Bradby has ‘significant sway’ over how Meghan is portrayed more widely on ITV. They reported he may have been involved in pointing the Duchess ‘in the right direction’ over how to complain about Piers Morgan’s criticism of her on Good Morning Britain, which resulted in him quitting the show. A source told the newspaper: ‘Tom Bradby has a certain caché at ITV as their news man. He is also the man with the golden goose in the bosses’ eyes as he has a hotline to Prince Harry.’

But don’t expect to see Bradby securing another interview with William again. Our royal source added: ‘The Duke will, of course, remain cordial and professional in his relations with senior media figures, but that special relationship he once had with Bradby is no more. William no longer sees him as a friend.’

[From The Daily Mail]

The absolute audacity of William GRIPING to other royal reporters about how Harry is still in communication with a journalist he (Harry) considers a friend and ally. This is about how insecure and thin-skinned William is, and how much of a bully he is. The Other Brother cannot stand that Harry has media allies (in America and the UK) with whom he can communicate his side. Baldingham wanted to cut Harry off from the media, leave Harry voiceless and then Baldingham could dictate the narrative. Plus, William is just so f–king petty and small, he honestly can’t stand it when someone pays attention to anyone but him. I guess Dan Wootton will get all of Baldemort’s exclusives now. Cough.

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  1. Cecilia says:

    How very Trumpian of him. What’s next? Cutting of his grandmother, since she still speaks to harry?

    William is well on his way to abolishing the one thing that was literally handed to him.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Nah – you’re giving the dim wit far too much credit, if it comes to it the gov and courtiers will step in and oust him if it looks like he is going to bring it all down. It happened with the Duke of Windsor and it will happen to William.

      • Cecilia says:

        Execpt who will take over? Charles is next in line and (imo) more than capable of being monarch but he’s also in his 70’s and not very well liked. Harry left, due to his brother’s dictator tendencies, and george isn’t old enough yet.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think William will be the next king, but I do think DU has a good point – the Duke of Windsor didn’t step down voluntarily. There was a lot of pressure from different sources for that.

        That said, let’s say Charles becomes king in the next year or so and rules for 20 years, that makes George 28ish (give or take) when his dad is due to become king, the Queen took the throne at age 25. So its not impossible that George would seem more palatable to many people than an old and bitter William.

        Fun fact because I have wanted to share this tidbit for the past few days:

        I was with my mom for the weekend and she said to me: “well you know, Charles doesn’t have to be the next king.” I was like, what? she nods very knowingly and says “yes, the Queen gets to appoint the next monarch. It’s not automatic. So I think she’s going to name William.”

        Mom…..that’s not how a hereditary monarchy works. Where did you read that??

        “Facebook.”

      • Jais says:

        @becks1- omg Facebook strikes again! But seriously how long till William goes that disinformation route? Or maybe already is, according to your mom. Perhaps, instead of a capitol riot there will be a buckingham palace riot to enthrone William as king over Charles. Eek!

      • Fawsia says:

        Times has changed since Edward! They can’t hide or step in to do anything! He will destroy the entire operation or at least will destroy the CW and Scotland and Ireland will leave and he will sit there with Britain!

      • notasugarhere says:

        Times haven’t changed that much, Fawsia. If William is seen as a danger to the institution (and all associated government institutions), he can and would be removed. Powerful forces in government, politics, money keep the Windsor puppets around for their own ends. If William upsets that applecart, bye bye William.

      • Becks1 says:

        Wait, sorry, I want to correct my above comment – I meant that William will be the next king after Charles. I think Charles will be the next king and then William. My point was that I do think William will be king, but time will tell, a lot can happen in the next 20-30 years.

    • Cecilia says:

      @Becks1. Does the queen actually have the power to do that tho? I think liz would rather see her son on the throne than william because i think she’s simply not that found of willy. But i also think that she’s fully aware of her sons popularity problem and if she can skip an heir maybe she would?

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The Order of Succession to the Throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is determined by Parliament.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Nope the line of succession in enshrined in British law and requires an act of parliament (an act of attainder) to alter it. I also believe the Commonwealth nations also get a say in it as well – though can’t remember. Didn’t they have to approve the change to allow a first born daughters to inherit the way that first born sons are.

      • anotherlily says:

        The Queen has no power to choose her successor. It is fixed in law. Charles will be King. William probably has at least 20 years to wait.

        If there is serious concern that he is unfit to be King then he could be blocked by Parliament but it would be a complicated legal process and would need strong justification, such as serious criminal activity. For example, if William was involved in the kind of activities Andrew is suspected/accused of or in profiting from illegal activities such as drug dealing, money laundering, sex trafficking.

        In 20 years’ time people could be having discussions about George succeeding his grandfather instead of William.

      • Becks1 says:

        No she doesn’t have that power, that’s why I was laughing at my mom (who is a very smart woman, well-educated, etc.) I was like, mom, the whole point is that there’s no choice. You just go to the next one.

        We’ve seen with Edward that other factors can be at play, but that was a very unique situation and I really don’t think that will play out again with William.

      • notasugarhere says:

        No she doesn’t have the power, but Parliament has the power to change the line if they want. See the discussions prior to the abdication, where many forces in government wanted to skip Bertie and move on to the Duke of Gloucester. He had repeated affairs with married ladies and was deemed inappropriate, while the married man with two girls ‘looked better’ for the UK’s image. But yes, Parliament forces were considering skipping Bertie and his two girls for his next younger brother.

      • Nic919 says:

        Each commonwealth country where the Queen is currently head of state has to separately approve the order of succession. When they changed it away from male primogeniture each country had to confirm this in their own government. It is simply convention that they approve what the UK does, but they are not bound by it.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      I agree. Seen through Trump lens, what we have here is overt act of controlling the press via access.

      If anyone in Britain wanted to report THAT, it would be a BFD.

  2. Lauren says:

    Petty, petty, petty! Telling the world that you are not friends with someone because he is friends with your brother. And here I thought that baldingham was grieving his brother. Dan is still being briefed, means he still has plenty of dirt on the Keenbridges. Plus let’s be honest everyone wants to be the exclusive mouthpiece for the Sussexes, the royal roaches have no one to brief them on what they are up to, they can only rely on the rest of the royals and the RF have to many mouth pieces to keep happy on enough content to keep them happy with.

    • My Two Cents says:

      this is very embarrassing for him, why would he want this plastered on the news? it makes no sense.

    • Becks1 says:

      That’s what’s kind of weird about this story – it emphasizes so much how important and influential Tom Bradby is at iTV – and that he and Harry talk regularly…..to the international audience that is tracking any of this, that just makes Tom Bradby seem more like a legitimate journalist than the Dan Woottons of the world. It really juts comes across like Dan is super jealous of Tom Bradby.

      • Cecilia says:

        Which he probably is. Dan is simply not taken seriously by a large portion of the public. People see him as a big bully. Which is an image well deserved.

      • A says:

        It seems to me like Baldy uses Dan Wootton to do the dirty work of attacking other journalists. Would William have given the same brief to someone like Tim Shipman (political editor of the Sunday Times), or Tony Gallagher (deputy editor of the Times)? Would they have printed it? What sort of stories does William get printed in a “respectable” broadsheet like the Times and the Sunday Times, by serious political journalists, vs a tabloid like the Fail, or the Dim?

        I haven’t looked at it too closely, but it’s worth thinking abt a) the roster of media professionals who William has contacts with and b) the sorts of stories each of them print abt himself and his life. While KP’s messaging ain’t sh-t, the number of people they have forged connections with bears a closer look. What this story says is that Baldy is displeased by Tom Bradby’s reporting, and he’s sending him a message, clearly and in public, that this is the case. I’m sure he’s signaled his displeasure in private before, but either the message wasn’t received, or this is an “official” indication that Baldy has cut ties with Tom Bradby.

    • Gee. William not happy that a JOURNALIST is not willing to tow the KP party line and behave like a 👑🐀Rota mouthpiece. Boo Hoo Hoo.

    • Yvette says:

      @Lauren … “Petty, petty, petty! Telling the world that you are not friends with someone because he is friends with your brother.”

      Yes, the ‘Petty’ is strong with William. He doesn’t seem to realize that the ‘world’ is now paying attention to his treatment of Harry and Meghan. People will recall how the Harry and Meghan greeted William and Kate with smiles and greetings at the 2020 Commonwealth celebration, and how William and Kate ghosted them on live TV. No one will buy the narrative of Harry and Meghan being thoughtless old meanies when you are caught on video out ‘meaning’ them. And ye Gods, just how petty and petulant does William have to get before the Queen reels him in? The world is watching, William, and no one believes Anne questioned Harry about Archie’s skin color.

  3. Watson says:

    Wait so…everything that Harry said about the royal family having a symbiotic relationship with royal reporters is true?? Shocked!

  4. Eleonor says:

    Basically he didn’t go full Piers Morgan, so he is an enemy.

  5. Enny says:

    Oh noes, I’m sure Bradby is so sad to lose his one-sided friendship with the incandescent PWT 🙄

    • Enny says:

      He’s clearly trying to send the message to British and worldwide media that if you work with Harry, you won’t work with him. In his Machiavellian little brain he thinks he can manipulate the world media because he may some day be the largely powerless figurehead of a relatively tiny island nation. 🙄

      • JT says:

        It might work with the British media, but it’s not going to work with the worldwide media, especially the US. We aren’t going to bow and scrape for a bunch of boring royals in another country, thousands of miles away. That might be what this is all about, Harry having access to the more powerful and influential American media. News about Invictus/Netflix was reported worldwide and broken by a US outlet. The UK got it second hand and by that point is was old news and of course they slanted the point of the docuseries. All Will Jung Un has is the BM and they unreliable and don’t have much reach beyond the island.

      • Cecilia says:

        @Enny, unfortunately for william that won’t work in the US. There they follow the money and that is the sussexes. There is a reason why meghan and harry’s projects and charitable work gets reported on there by even smaller local channels and williams earthshot thingy barely gets any coverage outside of the UK

      • Alexandria says:

        Yeah but what the heck does TOB and even Kate have to offer now? Only access to the children but that’s nothing groundbreaking.

      • Becks1 says:

        What’s funny is that I think you’re right @Enny about what William THINKS he’s doing but it doesnt matter at this point on a global scale. When Harry and Meghan start having events for Archewell or netflix premieres or go to big media events with the netflix and spotify CEOs – that’s going to get covered. No one is going to care if William cut a ribbon that day. And that goes for the British media as well. William can act like access to him is this huge important “tool” that he can use to bend the media to his will, but its actually just not. People don’t care that much anymore. We want the couple who is more charismatic, more interesting, more exciting – and who actually work.

        Poor Willileaks.

      • Lady D says:

        Isn’t the point of the ROTA that a few show up and share the event with reporters that aren’t there for that particular event? So even if dimbulb prevents a reporter from being onsite they will still get the story. How can he not understand that?

      • Gk says:

        Agreed, so ham handed way of doing it, no subtlety.

      • MA says:

        He’s trying to blacklist Bradby and this will no doubt harm his career. What a monster.

        And Bradby isn’t even pro Sussex, he just is objective and not anti Sussex. You can’t say the same for the other sycophants that are blatantly pro Cambridge and anti Sussex

  6. Amelie says:

    Truly pathetic. What a sad little man.

    But William sure does continue to show how correct Harry was to get his family the hell out of dodge.

    • Gillysirl says:

      I think he is sad. And lonely and angry. This is a man who never learned how to process emotions. How awful it must feel to be him. I hope he is living apart from the family – can you imagine how tense that household is?

      • notasugarhere says:

        Seeing as Kate has the same emotional makeup as William, they’d better hope nanny Maria and her multiple staff never quit.

  7. Tom says:

    Byzantine b.s. from a guy whose job it is to wear a top hat at Ascot, open supermarkets in Blackpool, and rep the UK at concerts of children’s choirs in former reaches of the Empire.

    • Larry says:

      Oi oi as a Byzantinist I take offense at misusing the word ‘Byzantine’ to describe a sad, wilted man-child.

  8. Ang says:

    I don’t get it! Are these kinds of stories leaked by the royals and their staff? And if so, why on earth do they say they never explain, never complain?? And if they DONT leak these stories, are they just 100% made up? If that’s the case, why do we read and discuss them?!!?

    • VS says:

      100% agree with you…….. it seems all the news about the rf is about their life; what about their work? do they exist only to distract people in the uk?
      jeez…..so glad my girl is out of that BS

    • NCDancer says:

      The biggest challenge for the new communications team will be message discipline. There are only two things that can help the Cambridges regain control of the narrative: end the leaks and do comparable work. Stop talking and do something more substantive than showing up at community event X and feigning interest. But I don’t envy them their task. I am sure there are some in the royal infrastructure whose entire security relies on making sure stories favorable to the Duke of Cambridge appear with regularity.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yup, they are going to have to teach willileaks how to just SHUT UP for a hot minute.

        If he was actually working and had some solid projects to promote and talk about, there wouldn’t be the need for this kind of PR campaign, because the work would speak for itself. That’s part of the reason H&M stay in the news – not just because there’s interest in them personally, but because they are working, even during the pandemic. They are doing serious zooms (I cant believe I just typed that out, lol) and appearing virtually on things like the Time 100, didn’t Meghan make an appearance on something girls-related for the UN last summer, her talk with Gloria Steinem – they aren’t just zooming to say “thank you” (which is important, but it’s not going to sustain the public interest long-term.) Harry and Meghan get good press here in the US to a large extent because of what they are doing. Every week there’s something new – a new charity connection, a new project, etc.

        If william just got off his butt and actually worked, the good PR would probably follow naturally.

      • windyriver says:

        I’m reminded of Catherine Quinn’s thankless tenure as Kate’s private secretary – Quinn, who left that position because she wanted to do work in the charity sector.

        in her what, two years? with Kate, she had no luck getting the woman off her a** in any significant way, though IIRC we may owe Quinn the groundbreaking PR of Broken Britain, and the revolutionary Five Questions survey idea (/s).

        Good luck to whoever takes on what’s likely to be an equally thankless task with Will.

        And I agree, @Becks1, there’s always been an obvious way for these two to garner good press, and if they spent as much time out and about doing something useful as they do behind the scenes maneuvering the coverage to embiggen themselves and smear H&M, they’d be in a much better position.

      • Yeah, it was just a month ago, that BP leaked that the Queen told them all to sit down and shut up. Seems William doesn’t honor his Queen As much as he claims.

  9. SarahCS says:

    And why exactly do people have to ‘take sides’ here? Because of YOU Will Jong Un. You created this mess because you are so petty, jealous and thin-skinned.

  10. sandy says:

    they are truly only now associated with fox news and wildly right wing writers in the uk. I hope this can be their downfall.

  11. Jay says:

    Hmm. Wonder if some of the royal rota needed a reminder of exactly which brother they should be writing about? Methinks someone is incandescent about his latest press clippings and wants to make an example.

  12. Pétulia says:

    William is sending a message to media figures in the UK that’s his side or you’ll get sidelined. Personally I find it hilarious because I doubt Tom is that close to Harry. Everything he said in the beginning of the year anyone who followed this story closely could have said that.

    • Emile says:

      Yes, this is a warning shot to Tom but also the media more generally and ITV in particular (after all, why bring up that bit about Piers being ousted via Meghan’s (and 41,000 other people) letter?

      • JT says:

        But ITV just keeps winning. They’ve got Bradby whose got an in with Harry, with potential for exclusives. They also aired the Oprah special with garnered millions of watchers, almost half of the households in the UK. The BBC passed on the interview in favor of the commonwealth service and it tanked. 800,000 views featuring the “popular” W&K, backed up by the rest of the Maga 7 and it got them nowhere. I haven’t even seen a clip of service and I’m starting to think it doesn’t exist.

        If he’s forcing networks and journalists to choose sides, than they are going to choose based on profits and attention. The rest of the royals just don’t command that anymore and he’s creating a dangerous situation for himself and the firm. The RRs are already feeling it as they are getting paid by engagement with articles, which is why they continue to report on H&M. They are already whining about American networks reporting on the Sussexes and breaking news about them. They’re still trying to claim that H&M are their “turf.”

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “The BBC passed on the interview in favor of the commonwealth service ”

        I never read one thing anywhere about what happen with the “virtual” Commonwealth Service. Did any CBers watch it?

      • JT says:

        I hadn’t seen anything about it. I don’t even know if I actually aired tbh.

      • equality says:

        I don’t know if the service aired but you can’t find it on YouTube or anywhere. Charles and the Queen posted their speeches on their SM but K&W posted a picture of the Queen and a letter she wrote. I thought Kate was supposed to speak. If she did, she didn’t bother to post it afterward.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        That is really weird as this “virtual” Commonwealth Service program was highly touted in the Daily Fail in the days leading up to the broadcast.

      • equality says:

        Finally found it on BBC’s YouTube channel. The parts with K&W and Sophie were just some of their zoom calls, so I guess they were posted on their SM.

  13. Snuffles says:

    William is clearly throwing the gauntlet down and demanding complete loyalty to him and making friends and professional allies choose him or Harry. I don’t think he’s going to like the results. I don’t think he’s very well liked and probably only tolerated because he’s the future king.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if most of the family can’t stand him but suck up to him because he will eventually hold the family purse strings.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think you’re pretty dead on – I dont think he’s very well liked by the press, and is only tolerated bc he’s the future king AND because he began to play the game (i.e. more access to the kids, but that’s going to lose interest pretty soon). I can’t figure out how the family feels about him – my guess is at this point they are pretty removed from him and the interaction is minimal. like you don’t really see Beatrice and Eugenie interacting with him and Kate at family events. You used to see more from Autumn Phillips and her kids and the Cambridges, but that was kind of it.

      • swirlmamad says:

        I think I read this somewhere else, but remembering back to the York girls’….err, “interesting”….ensembles for the Cambridge wedding (those HATS!), I now believe they chose those outfits to troll the couple, who they don’t seem to like at all. I mean Kate was and is by all accounts a total bitch to them, and you’re right that you’ve never really seen them interacting with Will all that much, whereas you always hear how close mainly Eugenie is to Harry. At the time I thought they just had bad taste, but now I think they wore those crazy outfits as a FU to W+K.

      • Jais says:

        Off topic but I was literally thinking about those hats a few min before even reading your post. Don’t know if they were trolling and the hats are crazy and I remember thinking it made sense to get dragged for those hats. But now looking back, idk, those hats were kinda badass, like kooky but outside the norm in a kind of fun way. But maybe not for a formal wedding at Westminster?

    • Cecilia says:

      Between this, “the other brother” cover, and kate Guevarra, the keens seem to be going for a certain new image: dictatorship.

      • lanne says:

        And not just dictatorship–the most absurdly comic dictator cosplay imaginable. Will-di Amin looked like the kind of dictator who wins elections with 150% of the vote. All he needed were some child soldiers as accessories. Preferably black ones, to show he’s “not racist” and all.

    • Ginger says:

      I have heard the family doesn’t like him or Kate. Like Becks said, you never see anyone really interact with him or Kate at family events.

      This article makes William seem so childish. These articles do William no favors.

    • Pétulia says:

      I think he is pretty much isolated from the Windsors. He is basically a Middleton. I also think Harry still has a good relationship with the Windsors except Charles and William.

      • JT says:

        Wasn’t there a story around the foundation split and follows by H&M moving to BP that W&K were fairly isolated now? Charles has no control over them and they straight up disobeyed the queen’s orders to shut up after the interview. We know that the Keens are quite grand and throw their weight around. So I imagine the rest of the family are exhausted by them and they aren’t that likable anyway.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Charles supported creating an office for them under BP, and Harry stated in the interview that he wants to repair the relationship with his father. His comments re. William made it clear to me that brotherly relationship is over.

  14. Merricat says:

    Such self-revealing assholery from the supposed “sensitive soul.” So far, the war of the Windsors consists of William throwing himself on the floor and kicking and screaming.

    • Jaded says:

      Dukie Howser strikes again. This self-obsessed man-child is an embarrassment to the royal family. I have a feeling daddy is going to pull the reins in tight once he’s on the throne and stop this childish tantrum-throwing.

  15. S808 says:

    This is very childish. Bradby seemed like a neutral party but I guess that isn’t enough. Either you’re actively against the Sussexes or you’re actively against William. Makes me wonder where their mutual friends (if they have any) have landed.

  16. Myra says:

    So Harry has Gayle King and Tom Bradby on his side and William has Dan Wootton and Piers Morgan? Show me your allies and I will tell you who you are.

    They were so concerned that Meghan’s use of the term ‘The Firm’ made the BRF sound like a mafia family, but they go around cutting off people they feel slighted them? Hmm…

    • Cecilia says:

      They are literally proving her point and she doesn’t even have to do much.

      • Cessily says:

        He just proved he is manipulating the media and is very much in control of what is released by who, and he follows through with punishment for those who do not praise him enough. (Sounds like most dictators or wanna be ones). Very sad that this is what the British are so proud of.

    • A says:

      William also has Tim Shipman, the political editor for the Sunday Times, and Tony Gallagher, deputy editor for the Times, who also used to work for the Fail and the Dim before he failed up and got this job.

      Both the Times and the Sunday Times are owned by Rupert Murdoch, and while their editorial slants differ slightly, especially in their political coverage, both papers are still overwhelmingly biased towards the Tories, aka Boris Johnson and his band of feckless idiots who are currently in charge of the UK. The Will Jong-Un cosplay was printed by the Sunday Times. And the Times is the paper that’s been printing the stories about the bullying investigation into Meghan, in the run up to the Oprah interview.

      However, both papers, and the journalists who write for them, are considered as respectable media sources, whereas the tabloid press in the UK isn’t. The tabloid press is what Dan Wootton and Piers Morgan preside over (Morgan, esp, was notorious for his tabloid “journalism”). There’s a difference in credibility between the two different types of media in the UK, but in recent years, there’s been more of a worrying overlap in how the broadsheets are reprinting tabloid headlines as factual information.

      It’ll be interesting to see how the people over at the Times/Sunday Times react to this story abt Tom Bradby getting shut out for building relationships with the Sussex side. I doubt we’ll see much criticism or anything from them except silence, at least for as long as they think that they have something to gain from their enduring connection with KP and William for scoops, but it remains to be seen. They’ve been loyal to William so far, and allowed him considerable space to get his own side of the story out, and they still do.

      But the list of media publications William’s been turning his ire on has been growing, as have the number of journalists he’s fallen out with. First, there was the Tatler, headed by Richard Dennen, abt the Catherine the Great article, written by Anna Pasternak. Pasternak spoke out about the Sussexes yesterday, to explain and offer what could be read as a defense of them abt why they didn’t discuss Andrew in the Oprah interview. Now, William came out in full force against Tom Bradby, with the iTV. He’s making it really clear that he expects a constant stream of favourable coverage, or else. I wonder if free speech warrior Piss Morgan has anything to say abt Willy using legal threats to shut down and censor a free press. Funny how he doesn’t think the Tatler or Anna Pasternak are victims of cancel culture, but he is bc people don’t want to listen to his opinions.

  17. GuestWho says:

    PWT is really a tragedy. Imagine being so petty that you can’t let a mutual friend with your brother continue to be a mutual friend to both of you. And to throw your lot in with the likes of Piers and Dan W. It would be sad if it wasn’t so enraging (why does it enrage me!?). Who is he going to be left with as he gets older? His CEO wife, Poor Jason, and a bunch of royal reporters? There will be nobody to tell him he’s acting like a fool, and so a fool he will continue to be.

    Seriously, are they still waiting for May to get the crisis people in? Have they resigned yet? I wouldn’t touch these people professionally with a ten foot pole.

    • Jais says:

      Yeah I get really enraged over this too but why get so enraged??? It only gets my blood pressure up lol. But seriously William keeps doing asinine things but each time I’m enraged when he does another one even though it’s no surprise.
      So basically if you don’t abuse Meghan you are pro Sussex.
      So basically if you try to report facts somewhat neutrally you are pro Sussex.
      So basically if you don’t bow down low enough to be an actual foot stool for William you are pro Sussex.

    • William reminds me of an abusive Ex-husband who not only demanded a divorce, but wants to go scorched earth on the Ex. Too cowardly to physically murder, but anything short of that to annihilate the Ex Is a go.

      • lanne says:

        The media has treated Harry and Meghan like escaped exes.
        Piers Morgan treats Meghan, a woman he has NEVER had any kind of relationship with, as the ex who jilted him
        William treats his brother as an ex who jilted him.

        Harry and Meghan have escaped from an abusive family and an abusive media. This media and the RF are following the abusers playbook in lashing out. More people need to see this and say this.

  18. Becks1 says:

    Well, I’m sure Bradby is heartbroken.

    But honestly – this is disturbing even for those who arent hardcore royal followers like most of us, lol. We’ve heard Omid Scobie say that he was told he had “chosen his side” (i.e. the Sussexes) – and while he is more fair in his reporting about the Sussexes, and I do think he genuinely likes both H&M, its not like he’s bashing the Cambridges on a regular basis. Same with Bradby.

    Being fair in your reporting and focusing on what is actually happening (i.e. toxic family relationships, racism, poor behavior by staff that leads to them getting fired, etc) shouldn’t mean that you have “chosen a side” and you get cut off from the larger Windsor clan. That just says that the royals only want to deal with the sycophantic RRs, which is a problem for the future head of state. It really does start to reek of a situation where the royals get to control their own press. We’ve seen it for some time, but this just kicks it up a level in my opinion.

    Also, lol that Dan Wootton is reporting on how unfair Bradby has been to poor William. LOLOL.

    • Ginger says:

      I always thought reporting was supposed to be fair. I guess not. Apparently you get cut off by the RF if you do your job correctly.

    • Cecilia says:

      It definitely seems like the royals are controlling their own press, which in confident they’ve always done. There’s after all plenty of proof to support that claim including royal reporters who’ve said on record that the palace would retaliate if they published something they didn’t like.

      However, that does make the trapped comment by harry a bit puzzling. If the royals have plenty of power to control their press they are most definitely not trapped. I still think that the UK media knows something so awful that the royals don’t want to be made public. It would certainly give these media men enough power over the windsors to string them along.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think it’s back to the invisible contract. They can control their own press…..to a point. And I think what we are seeing right now with Piers Morgan is a reminder of that contract. ultimately the press needs to sell papers and generate clicks. If they can’t do it by bashing the Sussexes (because I feel like that is finally starting to get tiresome for people in the UK, maybe I’m wrong?) then they’ll do it another way. William can try to cut out reporters all he wants, but he can’t completely cut out the rota, so he’s stuck.

      • mess says:

        The trapped comment to me refers to the tit-for-tat arrangement that Clarence House and Kensington Palace has with the British media. Charles and William have so much to lose given the mountains of dirt they got the BM to bury by throwing Harry/ the Sussexes under the bus. Now they’re stuck – can’t say anything reproachful towards the BM for fear that the negative attention gets diverted onto them.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “the press needs to sell papers and generate clicks.”

        This is what it is all about and Charles and William know it. The problem is that the Sussexes “out sell” all the other Royals combined not only globally but in the UK too.

    • Merricat says:

      The rota are not journalists; they are parasitic hacks. I think journalists everywhere agree on that.

  19. Nina says:

    this is bullying, they are essentially bullying this journalist to follow the party line. and in such a public and obvious way. this is an obvious attempt of restricting freedom of press and it’s done by future King. Shameful!

    • Gina says:

      Exactly!

    • Lowrider says:

      The press who love to scream free speech when bashing Meghan are falling in line to tow the party line when it domes to Will.

      Will has a personality disorder. I’m thinking BPD.

      • Lainier says:

        That’s an insult to people with BPD.

        He is abusive and full of rage. Doesn’t mean he has a personality disorder. He is an assh*le. Full stop.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Narcissistic is what comes to mind, both for William and Kate (whose own cousin said she doesn’t care about the world around her).

      • swirlmamad says:

        Will, for all his efforts not to be associated with him (like avoiding when he came to the UK), reeks of Donald Trump. Narcissists to the nth degree, both of them.

      • Jaded says:

        If he does have BPD he’s wayyyy at the narcissistic end of the spectrum, and Keen Guevara is his enabler.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        I really think it can be harmful to diagnose people without the proper information. I do think W has problems: stuck at 16 years old, uncontrolled rage, thinks the world revolves around him, and he’s just plain mean. He needs some intense therapy, but I doubt he’ll get it because he will never admit that he needs it. He’s also not the brightest bulb in the pack, so that contributes IMO to his not having any self awareness. I’m glad that I’ll never have to deal with him. His family kind of deserve him.

    • A says:

      THANK YOU! That’s exactly it, and people SHOULD be worried and unhappy abt this! Is this the sort of person people in Britain want as FFK? Someone who uses their considerable power to shut down the press and its journalists for not being nice to them, personally?

      The fact that no one gave enough of a shit to ring alarm bells when he forced the Tatler to not only recall print copies of their magazine with the Catherine the Great article, but also demanded that they scrub the original story from their website, and SUCCEEDED in getting them to do both of those things, should have been enough for the free speech culture warriors in Britain to scream about for decades. But we didn’t get a single blip from any of the usual suspects. Isn’t that fucking INTERESTING.

    • Keri says:

      “FFK Baldemort Bullies Journalist to Toe the Party Line..” It would make an interesting topic/article for Tom Bradby to write about using his own experience. Just saying. Because Willie boy is that dumb. It’s like he’s determined to run off any legitimate news journalist who could be potentially in his corner in favor of sycophantic hacks like Piers Morgan. He’s determined to destroy his reputation on a global scale and the Monarchy is going to pay for it.

  20. Snuffles says:

    William can’t demand loyalty from these RR vultures and continue to give them nothing. He knows nothing of the Sussex’s life and can’t leak anymore. Eventually these RRs will turn on him because cute pics of the kids every now and then won’t cut it. They want dirt and they’ve spent a lifetime hiding William’s.

    • Cecilia says:

      He signed his own death warrant when he decided to side with the press to keep his record clean over his brother. I honestly think if the news of that affair broke, william would have survived it had he worked together with his brother. Now, if that news will ever break, he’s going to look worse than ever and he’s going to be even more unpopular than his father.

      • Becks1 says:

        Exactly, because now if/when the affair rumors do break wide open (which will happen, nothing hides forever), the rumors are going to be tied to the steps William took to keep those rumors out of the press. So it’s going to be less about the affair and more about William threatening the press, William throwing Harry and Meghan to the press in exchange for their silence, etc. Eventually this is going to blow up in William’s face in a really big way.

      • Bethany Grey says:

        It’s called gathering your henchmen. I think Will is being very deliberate about this. He wants staff and reporters with total loyalty only to him, because he needs firepower for when the storm of the affair and what was done to hide it, gets out. These are the guys who he hopes will sink stories, fight truth with lies, die for him. I don’t even think it’s only the affair. William is starting to build his circle that will take him all the way to the throne. William is not as stupid as he might seem, underneath that cold exterior, is a stone cold heart and a very calculating outlook. He is showing signs of beginning to treat his brother like an enemy. Once you get to the ‘either for me or against me’ stage, you’re pretty much nailing your colours to the wall. ‘This is who I am’ he’s telling the world. Better believe him.

      • A says:

        @Cecilia, exactly. The rumours about the affair would have been manageable. All he needed to do is just say nothing. No comment. Do a few cute looking photo-ops with Kate, or with her and the kids. Let the images speak for themselves, with a few strategic stories here and there abt the dirt on Rose Hanbury (and there’s stuff out there), and Baldy could have sailed through it.

        But to do that, he needed to set aside his ego, which he’s utterly incapable of doing. So of course he strictly chose to go the slash-and-burn route, like the f-cking dumbass he is. God help those crisis management folks coming on in May. They have their work cut out for them.

  21. ABritGuest says:

    Itv the network that has GMB, Lorraine, This Morning & Loose Women with all the anti Meghan tabloid journalists etc is pro Meghan? A joke. The palace must be upset with ITV having the Oprah interview at all which tells me BBC probably were under pressure from the palace not to broadcast it.

    As for Bradby I don’t remember him even saying anything negative about William. His most recent comment was about how Harry was upset about family turmoil and there was hurt on both sides. It’s pretty messed up that Harry is out here saying he loves William but relationship is space whereas the press is suggesting that William is cutting off people who have dared tell Harry’s side of things.

    Omid scobie also claimed he had been told by the firm he had picked a side so should stay in his lane – presumably because he didn’t join in the Meghan bashfest like the rest of the rota. There was also the report that claimed the QCT chief Nicole’s contract wasn’t renewed because courtiers felt she was too pro Sussex. I doubt that was true reason but it’s interesting that the press is putting it out there that being just being fair to or pro Sussex means banishment as far as the firm is concerned.

    • Ginger says:

      Harry chose a very diplomatic answer when it came to William which is very smart on his part. William is coming off as a childish and just awful. Maybe Harry knew that William would react this way?

    • Jais says:

      @abritguest- Agree about ITV in that they are not pro Meghan at all. They pretend to be fair but they mostly repeat the usual talking points of “but they wanted privacy!”

      Maybe Piers Morgan is jealous of Tom Bradby? Either way, William is clearly calling out Tom and ITV for being pro Meghan, which they laughable are not, literally the day after Pierce went on his media tour. Coincidence?

    • What is a QCT and who is Nicole?

      • Feeshalori says:

        Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and it sounds like this Nicole was its head. I don’t know her last name.

    • February-Pisces says:

      Willie is a dictator in the making, if he’s not there already. He wants 100% ownership of the media and what they say about him. Of course you could say that all public figures would want that, only he actually does have that. If anyone dares go on national tv and say one negative thing about him, he will probably ruin their career. That’s how bad he is. Tom Bradby and omid have never said anything negative about him, yet both have been smeared. The fact wootton said Willie has cancelled Bradby is now out there, anyone who DOESNT trash and smear harry will face the consequences. But people can keep denying the smears are coming from him. All the evidence is stacking up.

      At what point does William have control over what the public says too. Will he be able to control twitter comments, and what about blogs like this one?

      • A says:

        Remember how Giles Coren tweeted abt how “everyone knows” that William is having an affair with Rose Hanbury? And how he had to delete that tweet real snappish, even though screencaps are forever? There were rumours then that he did that bc he was scared of the legal threat from William if he left the tweet up. Didn’t Emily Andrews also get in trouble at some point for tweeting something, and she deleted it bc she simply didn’t want to deal with any of it?

        I’m fairly certain that a number of blue checks on Twitter have tweeted abt the affair, but if you go back and try to find those tweets or threads, you can’t, bc they have since been deleted. KP also floods Twitter hashtags with bots tweeting positive things abt William or Kate. And bloggers covering W&K before now have expressed concerns abt legal threats for a long time now, should their coverage be unfavourable in some way.

        Alex Beresford spoke out recently as well, saying that he’s had to step back from social media bc of the sheer amount of racist hate that’s been directed his way. He hasn’t been targeted by William specifically, and I don’t want to insinuate that William or KP are behind that (there’s plenty of racists in the UK, they don’t need Baldy to direct them on what to do), but the irony that these people don’t seem to get is that Beresford has basically been forced to silence himself for his own well-being bc he spoke up to defend Meghan. Edward Enninful came under fire for asking Meghan to be a guest editor for British Vogue as well, and I doubt he’ll be doing any cover stories or editorials featuring Kate any time soon, let alone anyone else from the RF. I’m pretty sure the gammons threatened to boycott British Vogue as well, even though that month’s edition sold out completely anyway.

        The fall out for being seen as siding with the Sussexes or affording them positive coverage of any type in the British media (tabloid or otherwise), is quite real, and it does extend into social media as well.

      • Emily_C says:

        What point is never. Even if he were an absolute ruler, he would have no power over an American website. But he’s got no real political power in Britain either. He’s a figurehead, and not much of that. The Tories find him useful, the press finds the royal family profitable, but that’s it. May as well start worrying that George Clooney’s gonna start censoring us.

    • A says:

      Let’s not forget though, that ITV “”"fired”"” Piers Morgan for going too far in his comments towards Meghan. And they let Alex Burroughs challenge Piers until he walked off the set in a huff. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that that + the airing of the Oprah interview + Tom Bradby giving Harry the space to speak his own piece without being torn down for it, is enough for Willy to conclude what side ITV has chosen.

  22. Ariel says:

    Just kind of embarrassed for him at this point. If you have to keep telling people that you’re the only one that matters, that you can’t stand people who aren’t your yes men- you don’t really have any power. Except within those ten absurdly rich people in your own toxic, racist family, and the racist press who uses you to make money. No one else is beholden to you.
    He makes the monarchy look so small and petty and insignificant.

  23. Phoenix says:

    Now that cover of “The other brother” giving dictator vibes of William doesn’t seem that disconnected from reality anymore.
    William goes after the people that are supporting the Sussexes, he oppresses the media, he uses his power in his favour and to hunt after his brother and people that associate with him.
    I hope Bradby will make a comment on this.

    • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

      And for what, now that it isn’t the 15th century? All this nonsensical power-mad intrigue over cutting ribbons and making bland little speeches at supermarket openings.

  24. Emile says:

    “a sensitive soul” — hahahahahahahaha!!!

    Real talk — how long do folks think Will & Kate’s special relationship’/'invisible contract’ will last with the media? They (both the Palace and the UK media) clearly have no insider info about the Sussexes anymore; all Sussex-related news is broken by credible US media. In the aftermath of the Oprah interview Piers, Camilla T, etc. have been cashing in on “their side of the story” but eventually the interview will be in the distance and that won’t work anymore.

    As the months and years progress it will also become clear that the Sussexes have moved on with their lives and pay no mind to whatever is happening in the UK. The more their portfolio of work (both professional and philanthropic) grows people will more-and-more associate them with that rather than their prior royal lives, which means US media figures (both in entertainment, as well as tech, politics, etc.) will be called upon to deliver commentary on them rather than royal correspondents.

    How will and Kate (and the rest of the family) ACTUALLY navigate having the UK media spotlight on them? What kind of deals will they cut to ensure favourable coverage and hide the bad stuff? What will they offer, in terms of work-related content that can or might be more interesting/exciting than what’s coming out of California? Who will they hide behind once the Queen passes? After all, saying that Harry and Meghan are “disrespecting King Charles” won’t be as potent just because Charles isn’t as beloved.

    I see a tough road ahead for them, even if you take stuff like the Commonwealth leaving, etc. out of the picture. With Brexit alone, it would be easy for the media and the government to throw the RF under the bus if economic anxiety increases and people look for a scapegoat. Who else do you blame but the people sitting in a palace when you can’t feed your kids? Watch this space. William (and his helpers, from Jason Knauf, to Simon Case, to whoever he reached out to in the media) didn’t think this through properly.

    • Merricat says:

      100%. This is my take, as well.

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      Emile, I think Charles will be fine. He doesn’t truly depend on the BM for as much press as the Cambridges. He has a body of work to fall back on and he isn’t beloved. He’ll be a competent king. It’s William & Kate who will have a rough go of it. They have no signature causes to fall back on. They are lazy and self-absorbed. The children will be in their awkward teenage years, and unless Charlotte becomes Margaret reincarnated, there won’t be much interest in what is going on with them. William & Kate can barely fake it these days. Another decade and the wheels could truly be off that train. The BM will need to be fed and there will be very little substance to the Cambridges to fall back on.

      • A says:

        I think Charles, at this point, has also changed his tactics somewhat. He’s shifted from focusing on the press to thinking more in terms of shaping his own long term legacy. The stuff that gets printed about him in recent years are usually things like retrospectives on his tenure, one of his long term projects, or excerpts from books written abt him by historians. It’s much more about taking the longer view of things, than about shaping the current day perspectives in real time. He knows he’s not much of a draw for the younger generation, I think, and he’s not exactly okay with it, as much as he’s just trying to deal with it a little differently than before, when he used to throw tantrums and complain when he got obscured in the press by a younger generation. He’s trying to shape himself into this figure that’s more stately and respectable, rather than the hot mess he was in the 80s and 90s.

        But you’re right in that William and Kate don’t have much of anything. They don’t have a significant body of work to fall back on and point to, really. What they do have is something they only got in recent years, which is their status as the opposition to everything that Meghan and Harry represent. And rather than pushing back on that labeling, they’ve chosen to lean into it *heavily* for their own gain. But what they don’t seem to realize is that they’ve chosen to side with people who are on the wrong side of history. If and when perspectives shift in Britain, W&K are going to find themselves as deeply unpopular royals, William especially, purely on account of the truth abt their personalities, opinions, and behaviours.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Hate to break it to you, but there are members of the public who like Charles, even love him. As written, he’s done a huge amount of work in his role. Almost no one cares about his failed first marriage, but his elder son bullying a free press in to silence? Press and people will choose Charles over William.

      In the end, Charles may end up king of only England, with William never inheriting a throne of any kind.

      • Emile says:

        Oh, I don’t disagree that there are people who have affection for Charles and/or hold him in high esteem. He has been the most productive Prince of Wales in history and his work speaks for itself.

        My point is rather that Charles is not AS BELOVED as the Queen. Right now, the media and the Palace can easily throw around “they’re disrespecting the Queen”, “a slap in the Queen’s face,” etc. and people buy it precisely because the Queen is held in such high regard and is almost untouchable. She’s a granny, she’s a stalwart, she’s a throwback, she’s a cornerstone of UK society and the public imaginary.

        Charles, despite his good works, simply isn’t. If, in 2030, for example, Harry and Meghan choose to spend the summer in Italy rather than going to Balmoral no one is going to scream about how disrespectful they are to King Charles and what a slap in the face it is. The kind of attacks that the Palace and the media are able to level against them now will become far less potent and effective during Charles’ reign and even more so during William’s. And once the media can no longer create outrage about Harry and Meghan (because they have no access, because it isn’t effective anymore, because it isn’t profitable) they’ll turn on the family.

        Charles probably won’t bear the brunt of this, particularly because he and Camilla seem to have cultivated good, albeit not incestuous, relations with the press, but don’t for a second think he’ll be let off the hook and they’ll only go after the Cambridges. It will be open season.

      • Jaded says:

        I think Charles is being very tactical about letting Will Duce rant and rave. He’s feeding him enough rope to hang himself but once Charles becomes King TOB and his lazy-ass wife will have to toe the line with him and do some serious reputation repair, and serious work. No more faffing around on occasional Zoom calls and ribbon-cutting.

    • A says:

      The support for Baldy & Keen from the press is wholly reliant on some of the larger issues at play with the state of British society and media, like how the right wing has a huge degree of control over the press in general, the increasing overlap b/w broadsheets and tabloid press in the UK, and the extent to which British society has become polarized due to issues like Brexit and how that’s opened up the floor for vile racism and xenophobia. The tabloid press saw in Meghan and Harry an opportunity to create a symbolic scapegoat for the culture war they manufactured to sell to their audience. They seized on Will and Kate immediately as useful contrasts to the “threat” that they could create out of Meghan’s presence, and W&K gladly went along with that messaging, which gave their PR efforts the fuel it needed to successfully get the focus off of everything else that’s lacking abt them.

      I don’t see this changing any time soon, and certainly not bc W&K will be running out of stories to feed to the press abt Meghan and Harry. They will create new ones out of thin air, if nothing else, bc the truth is not important–being available for the press to make you out into the Great White Anti-Woke Hopes of the century, who are bravely going up against evil Meghan, queen of the woke weaponizers, and her poor hapless white prisoner Harry, who MUST be rescued, is.

      Things will only change for real for W&K when society at large changes. Not only do people have to start calling out the press more openly and loudly than they have before, society in general in the UK has to shift away from the way it is now, towards becoming much more tolerant and compassionate. Either that, or people will have to become more and more aware of just how unlikeable Baldy is as a human being, and ask themselves if that’s the man they want as monarch. But the press will not change of its own volition right now, and they certainly won’t stop just bc W&K don’t have access to Meghan and Harry any more to sell stories abt them. The truth has never stood in the way of those two throwing H&M under the bus for their own benefit, and it’s never stopped the press from printing something either.

  25. equality says:

    You would think that someone who “wants to put his arms around” his brother would be happy that somebody was supporting this “much loved family member.” And again with H&M “lobbed a number of allegations” against the royals. NO. they had one thing about the royals that somebody made an offensive remark about skin color. ALL that was specifically said about Will was that their relationship was space right now. Will has now entered the realm of protesting too much. Any decent, innocent brother would find out who said what, take swift action to remove those employees or senior family members, and protect his “beloved” brother. I think William has pretty clearly established his guilt now because ANYBODY else, even Charles, he would have thrown under the bus and outed by now. Also, I want to see no more “Meghan ghosts people” articles.

  26. lanne says:

    Okay…so Team Cambridge means absolute fealty. Very mafia-chic. So very Trumpian. Baldimort is a moron who is backing himself into a corner that could be devastating for the royal brand and for himself. He has no work history of note, no projects, no ambition, no ideas. Just a monstrous sense of superiority and entitlement. How are he and Kate supposed to feed this media Frankenstein they have created? The more they throw Meghan’s name into the public sphere, the more they diminish anything they do, because everything they do will be seen through the lens of Harry and Meghan, which makes the rage monster rage even more.

    How bizarre. All of that wealth and privilege, and nothing to show for it but jealousy and anger.

  27. Sofia says:

    This is pathetic from William’s side. Because Bradby is more sympathetic to Harry, William cuts of a 20 year old relationship. If this was Harry cutting of a 20 year old relationship because they were too nice about William, the rota would be singing a very different tune.

    • Lowrider says:

      Meghan cutting off her toxic paternal family was narcissist, ruthless, cold. Will cutting out a journalist because he didn’t publicly malign Meghan and Harry and crickets from the same journalists and rabid royal fans. Weird.

  28. Div says:

    Honestly, beyond being petty Will is just so, so dumb.

    The mainstream British Press (with the occasional exception) tends to be pretty favorable to the Royals or at least semi sympathetic…and his favorablity ratings, at least in the UK, are decent enough for god knows whatever reason.

    But the US press is another story…lots of US journos openly calling out the British press and there is a US appetite for stories about the British royal family being a mess. In the past, the major US networks have avoided it because they were worried about being cut off from future access (I believe an ABC journalist was caught on mic saying something along those lines of them being told to not focus on Andrew because they were worried sources would shut down if they wanted to cover the royal family in the future). US Journos were openly gossiping about Rose…

    Basically, there’s an appetite in the US for some juicy stories about the BRF and their dysfunction, juicy stories the firm can’t quash through super injunctions, etc., and if Will pisses off enough British journos like Scoobie or Bradley I can easily see them talking to or giving the dish to a US reporter wanting to expose the BRF.

    • windyriver says:

      Remind me again of what the supposed “privilege” is of being able to report on the RF? What do you get that’s worth jettisoning your integrity for, as evidenced by the sycophantic horses*it these people (BM) write? The BM is prevented from covering in depth items of legitimate public interest – like Andrew, what TQ did with the original money for BP repairs, how little Will and Kate do for the amount they cost the taxpayers, behind the scenes contact by TQ with Parliament over favorable financial treatment, etc.

      And US media is also being careful about what they report? Because they might be denied access/sources would shut down? Access to what? Especially since no one can be certain the RF tells them the truth about anything.

      Maybe I’m missing something, but what does any of the media get out of it, apart from cute kid pictures once in a while?

      • notasugarhere says:

        Money. RR photographers get a cut from every royal photos they take. That’s why there were so angry about not being allowed at Harry and Meghan’s wedding or at the steps of the hospital. Money.

  29. Gina says:

    PWT behavior reminds me of kindergarten quarrel. It’s so stupid. The incandescent Other Brother throws tantrums left and right. I saw the article in Vanity Fair (I rarely visit their site because of Katie Nicholl), written by somebody else, not Katie. Apparently, PWT thinks that Harry chose fame over family (it’s clear that family is the Royal Family here. Harry’s family doesn’t count of course).
    Willy leaks like pipe. And it’s seems to me he is truly, but TRULY enraged. What is happening with him? Does he feel not in control of the narrative? Afraid of the consequences of his actions?
    He doesn’t even try to hide his hate for his (Better) Brother.
    I hope Harry will skip the opening of Diana’s statue. I’m worried.

  30. MsIam says:

    Well we know that Charles is thin skinned, petty and vengeful so it looks like the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. This is definitely a bad look for a “mental health advocate”. William looks like he needs to take advantage of counseling services and quickly, this is not a good look for someone in a leadership position who wants to be seen as ” compassionate “. Plus its rich that they criticized Meghan for not toughing it out with the press when William is tantruming over Tom Bradby.

    • Islandgirl says:

      William needs an intervention.
      Is there anyone who has the guts? Charles.
      The Queen….anyone?
      That’s all I got.

  31. aquarius64 says:

    This clown. William is Trump with a title. He sees Harry and Meghan setting up a rival court in the US and having powerful media allies with a global reach. He is ghosting Bradby as a show of force and that he is not dog walked by the BM. This is also a shot across the bow to Kate and the Middletons he still has more pull with the media.

  32. Robin says:

    I don’t know how “neutral” Bradby would seem to KP. He’s an ITV news anchor over here and is neutral in that regard, but he is the one who said he had discussed Meghan and Harry’s reasons for stepping back directly with the couple, and that if people knew the shocking truth and the evidence M&H have for their departure, the scales would fall from their eyes. This was quite a while back. From that point on, I thought it was well known his relationship with the two brothers had become more Harry centric. I don’t know why William is therefore making a song and dance about a journalist he no doubt stopped communicating with months ago. Is he trying to openly discredit him? Does he fear what he knows?

    • Robin says:

      I’m just adding an extra thought here. I went off to make a coffee and it struck me that perhaps William reached out to Bradby to ask what he knows and got rebuffed. In that scenario, I can well see why you’d cut ties and pretend it was an issue of bias.

      • Pétulia says:

        I definitely can see that. Or he wanted to forced Harry’s hand on something by asking Tom to speak to him and Tom said no.

    • Nic919 says:

      I recall that he made that comment, along with someone else on Good Morning Britain. But he said this months ago, so to have a specific story calling out Bradby right now seems strange. And he wasn’t the only one who made that comment. Keir Simmons seemed to be aware of more as well as someone on GMB, whose video clip shows up on Twitter on occasion saying the same thing. That the public doesn’t know the whole story and there are real issues with the family even more than the media.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        I honestly think this story was put out to distract from Piers deciding to out his connection to the royals. Most of the RRs ignored Piers and focused on boosting this story instead. Doesn’t mean this story is necessarily false, but it’s certainly come up conveniently and out of nowhere.

    • TigerMcQueen says:

      I remember that interview, and, yes, Bradby mentioned things were said that couldn’t be taken back, there was jealousy toward H&M, and that things soured ‘early and hard.’

      I think it’s telling that someone who enjoyed such a relatively close, trusting relationship with both brothers isn’t on the H&M Suck Train. And that Brabdy, who knows the true, full story of what happened to H&M, is being cut off from Inkeendescent.

      • Harper says:

        Prince Other Brother seeking to discredit Bradby preemptivey as someone being used by the Sussexes in case the receipts drop and Bradby starts getting exclusives that are damning to Will (cough the racist comment maker cough).

  33. Chelsea says:

    This article paired with Piers saying someone sent thanks on from the royal family and then showing up outside KP makes it clear that Dan and Piers are using William in their feud with ITV by trying to argue that ITV is bias in favor of the Sussexes(lol) which is why they no longer work with them and LOOK even Prince William agrees! It’s pathetic that he is allowing himself to be used like this but he is a pathetic person so it fits. But it’s just ridiculous because ITV is very obviously not pro Sussex they just got queasy around the subject of Meghan’s suicidal ideation because they are partnering with mental health charities and one of them, Mind, came out very hard against Piers saying Meghan was lying about suicidal and the network literally got the most viewer complaints in Ofcom history about it.

    I will say as well that it is extremely disgusting for William to let Dan go after Tom like this knowing how Tom has suffered with mental health issues. Tom said it himself that the way he approached H&M’s Africa doc changed along the way as he realized the mental anguish they were under which he recognized as someone who went through similar issues. He realized, rightly, that he was filming a huge turning point for them but he also tried to approach it delicately because he knew it was a delicate situation. To then go after Tom because he showed too much empathy to your struggling brother and suicidal sister in law even though he’s never said anything negative about you is representative of how terrible of a person William is and illustrates yet again why Harry was right to get his family away from that toxic situation.

    I think we’re reaching the point where any celeb who does further work with William on mental health will have a lot to answer for because thanking a man that abused your sucidal sister in law for years and then trashing a man with mental health issues for showing empathy towards said SIL and your brother doesnt scream Mental Health Advocate.

    • Pétulia says:

      At this point I don’t know any celebs who would want to be associated with William. Maybe British ones or those based in Europe but definitely not Americans. The Sussexes are the cool kids.

      It’s clear the daily mail hold a grudge against ITV(don’t know why) and they’re using William to have more credibility.

      • lanne says:

        this is a big problem for the royals. They need celebrities to bask in each other’s glow, but celebrities have to be cognizant of their own brands. MAGAts are radioactive as a brand, and the RF is pushing itself into MAGAt corner more and more every day. As proof of toxicity, how many brands are clamoring to work with Javanka? Ah, none? I’ll bet the celebs associated with Earthshot are getting a little nervous. They have to look out for themselves, and their own global audiences. They can’t risk being tied to institutions increasingly seen as racist.

        This William situation is likely putting a lot of British celebrities in an awkward position. Many are keen to get awarded those OBEs and MBEs–those are major civic awards coveted by many. That’s the danger of having your civic institutions tied to people (RF) instead of institutions. Accepting an Order from the Queen is pretty cool to most people. Who would want to accept an Order if it were to be awarded by, say, Andrew? More dangerously, if Will-di Amin doesn’t course correct, there could come a time when people don’t want to accept awards from him?

        We had that problem in the US during the Trump years. Essentially, the only Medal of Honor recipients were Trump allies, and anyone who accepted those awards during his term are seen as MAGA tainted. We have a major performing arts award called the Kennedy Center Honors. The President and First Lady always attend the award ceremony and present the awards in a White House ceremony (it’s not a presidential award specifically–but the awarding of it involves the president since inception). During the first year after Trump’s election, none of the awardees wanted to either a) attend the session or b) accept the awards. They Honors committee had to remove the presidential part completely–Trump wouldn’t attend the ceremony, nor would he have anything to do with the awards, for people to accept them. Many (not all) sports teams refused to visit the white house, as is traditionally done after major championships.

        Do the royals realize that they risk damaging the very prestige they rely upon in this petty feud? They can’t afford to become toxic to British culture when they are supposed to embody the best of what it means to be British.

      • Robin says:

        Yes to both points. For the DM to turn on ITV is a real shocker. The BBC is their known enemy – it’s publicly funded and full of intellectual lefties. ITV screened the interview; Piers Morgan left/got fired; Tom Bradby, William’s traitor, is on the late news. The poor DM supporters won’t know whether they’re coming or going!

      • A says:

        @Pétulia, it’s not that the Daily Mail has a grudge against ITV, it’s simply that they’re drawing the battle lines based on an insane culture war that’s taking place in the British media right now.

        The Fail caters to idiots who unironically believe that “woke politics” is ruining Britain. They see Piers Morgan firing himself and choosing to walk off the set of GMB as an example of “cancel culture going too far”, and they see Meghan and Harry as the primary representatives and advocates of those two things. They’re framing the story in this way, bc they know that selling manufactured outrage to their audience makes them ginormous amounts of money. There’s no real grudge there, just craven attempts to make a profit, no matter what the consequences.

  34. Lizzie says:

    I’m sure everyone is measured by clicks these days, I hope this guy outdoes all of the rest of the bm since everyone will click on a source for Harry. Sources for William are a dime a dozen.

    • JT says:

      I hope H&M throw him a bone every now and again. Let people see which side will get you places. Omid has a bestselling book by just being fair in his coverage and Oprah has a rating smash with the interview. If enough people benefit by just being fair, I think the trash will take it self out, or switch sides. Maybe that’s what this is about? The palace is worried that the rota will turn on them if they keep losing out.

  35. Amy Bee says:

    This further confirms that William was the one behind the smears against Harry and Meghan and he was the person who talked about Archie’s skin colour. It is also a sign of William’s pettiness and lack of maturity that he can be no longer friends with a person because he’s remains friends with Harry. This probably means that some of Harry’s other friends in the UK are cut off by the Cambridges as well.

  36. Tiffany says:

    Instead of seeing Tom as he is, a legit journalist who you know you can depend on to give you a fair shake in the media, Baldy thinks he is a friend instead of a professional associate.

    Tells you a lot, really.

    • A says:

      At this point, what is really the functional difference between Baldy and Trump, really, given their similar views on the press.

  37. Lowrider says:

    Petty ass beeatch that Bill Middleton. People around him must walk on eggshells.

    Makes a lot of sense now that Kate is promoted as the face of the monarchy. Too much of Wills nasty personality would destroy it. The less the British people hear and see of Will the better.

  38. Yoyo says:

    Why is Princess William so scared of Harry and Meghan? With then over 5 thousand miles away.
    Harry is too busy with his many jobs and family and there are only 24 hours in day.
    Now if Princess William had a real job, he would not have time to be pouting and throwing a hissy fit because, no one fell for the sexiest bald head man crap.

  39. Lizzie says:

    The fact they are declaring they are pro Cambridge or Sussex means they are in no way journallists, they are simply a pr machine.

  40. notasugarhere says:

    ‘William is a sensitive soul and believes it’s in times of crisis when you find out who your true friends are.’

    What is he, five?

    • Harper says:

      I know, right? And it’s Dan Wooten writing that! What a sychophant! I like to look at the descriptive words the Rota use to describe HRH TOB and in this article, Wooten uses: “left annoyed” “let down” “growing anger” all toward Bradby. But the kicker is that Will no longer sees Bradby as a friend, so no more interviews. Newsflash Will: These reporters are not your friends, but Wooten writing that the friendship is over and so is the path to exclusives from William is so telling. Will must actually think Wooten is his friend in that case. What a joke.

  41. Midge says:

    I love that constipated photo of william on the phone because it shows that he can’t even fake concern or compassion. He just looks pissed off, which makes sense since its his goto emotion.

  42. Thaisajs says:

    As a former reporter, would like to share a bit of truth: Reporters are not your friends. If you are a source or a potential source, reporters suck up to you so you can help them with current or future stories. You are not friends. I had plenty of real friends and plenty of fake friends when I was a reporter. It works the other way, too. I had plenty of people pretend to be friends but the minute I left reporting, I never heard from them again.

    I think this whole story is stupid and if William thought Bramby was his friend, he was more naive than I thought.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I always enjoyed reading Ton Sykes as he is a true aristocrat and therefore pretty much an equal opportunity pain-in-the-a$$ to all Royals in his work as a Royal Reporter.

  43. boyd says:

    They better never come to USA. He’s a hothead. A POS.

  44. boyd says:

    I also knew all that BS about William loving his brother was FAKE NEWS.
    Now check this new headline out: Jordan’s king breaks silence, says family rift “nipped in the bud”.
    But the BRF makes a huge mess out of this. AND BLAMES IT ON MEGHAN. ALWAYS MEGHAN’S FAULT OR DIANA’S..

  45. Rnot says:

    This is so reckless and short sighted that it’s astonishing. What exactly is the long-term strategy here? Does he really not realize that he’s being backed into a corner? I’m reminded of George V predicting that his son Edward VIII “will ruin himself within twelve months.” This is not the behavior of someone fit to lead.

  46. lee says:

    So the future King of England is basically black balling a journalist and Meghan Markle is the bully. This is not a good look for the Crown. actually its insanity. Long live Queen Elizabeth and Long Live Prince Charles.

  47. Nic919 says:

    A few people have mentioned that Bradby was off on leave for mental health reasons so targeting him right now is particularly cruel. William comes off like trump at this point and even if he is letting Wootton write this stuff in exchange for being silent about the affair, it’s going to harm William in the long run. He looks childish and petulant with stuff like this and then adding in whatever Pier is doing and it looks even worse.

  48. Isabella says:

    William needs to stop with the future king stuff. Charles is the future king. William will be a grandpa before he is king.

    I can’t imagine any big stories Bradby will be missing, except death of Queen Elizabeth and Charles ascending to the crown. Otherwise, the UK-based Windsors don’t have much to talk about. And that’s on them.

  49. Cessily says:

    Nothing like leaking that you bully the press when they refuse to be your bullies..
    do yourselves a favor stfu and let media pr crisis managers handle your train wreck.. or keep looking like a total ass.

  50. ennie says:

    “Friends”, then he expects that his friends behave like boot lickers and yes men the whole lot of them, and then they talk behind his/their back, like in the Tatler article.
    The RF looks to me more and more like Hollywood staffers who cannot utter a disagreeing word to their employers, like with Depp, Kanye, etc. It only contributed to their demise.

  51. Sansa says:

    Willy cannot keep kicking the can down the road no matter how many of the BM he tries to bully . as is implied from Piss Merkins little field trip to KP there is leverage on both sides of the not so silent contract. someday the FFK will go too far, maybe after Petty Betty’s gone and he and Charles are butting heads. and then someone will openly write about his laziness, affairs, bullying etc. he wouldn’t feel the need to control the BM if he wasn’t such an entitled, deeply insecure shell of a man who has far too many skeletons in his many many closets.

  52. Christine says:

    *massive eye roll*

    I have two brothers, and I am not angry with anyone, who respects and supports my brothers. If you are mad at people who support your sibling (so long as they aren’t a narcissist, that’s a whole other ball of wax. ahem), you should take a step back. Maybe get your head together?

  53. Over it says:

    Baldimort needs to grow the f up .