Dan Wootton wrote an unsettling, creepy & shady open letter to Prince William


Dan Wootton moved from the Sun to the Daily Mail a few months ago, I think? It was a weird move, because it seemed like he had the run of the place at the Sun. It’s possible Wootton wanted to cut his ties (or the Sun wanted to cut their ties) because of all of the ongoing shenanigans with Wootton likely paying off Kensington Palace people for information. It also seemed like Wootton had a line on Prince William’s affair (alleged!) with Rose Hanbury. My point is the Wootton knows a lot. And he’s using that knowledge and those bribed connections to bring exclusives to the Mail. He had the exclusive this week on William cutting his ties with ITV journalist Tom Bradby, because Bradby is seen as “too sympathetic” to Prince Harry. Now Wootton has written an absolutely BONKERS open letter to William in which Dan is both shady AF and also disgustingly servile to Baldemort. You can read the full mess here. These were the parts which left my mouth agape, and keep in mind, Wootton is directing all of this TO William, via an open letter. He even began it with “Dear William.” Vom.

Bold charity: “Your bold and brave charity initiatives as a trio revitalised a tired and fading monarchy, providing some much-needed hope that young people would keep the faith with the Crown.’

Meghan enters the picture: “In that context, it is completely understandable that when a fame and power-hungry American actress entered the scene and stole your brother’s heart, you asked some difficult questions about the courtship. No one with any sense blames you for gently querying whether Harry should take some time before he married someone so apparently prepared to give up her career and life in the US to enter the British Royal Family. Many of your early fears have tragically come to fruition. Your guidance encouraging Harry to take it slow and not rush into any hasty decisions was rooted in love and concern, certainly nothing to do with racism.

Super-welcoming to Meghan? “Despite these initial skirmishes, you put that nagging feeling in the back of your head that something wasn’t right about your brother’s new partner to one side and prioritised making Meghan feel welcome in the dysfunctional and odd Royal Family. She was invited to spend Christmas with you and Kate at your Anmer Hall residence in Norfolk, a decision you supported even though it went against royal protocol.

OH MY GOD: “But no matter how hard you and Kate tried, it soon became clear that Meghan had not moved to London to quietly settle into life as a community-focussed royal. I remember from my reporting at the time that Kate was not happy with the way Meghan spoke to staff at Kensington Palace. Your wife rightly raised the issue and it caused tension. The infamous bridesmaid dress fitting and Meghan’s failure to accept Kate’s apology for whatever did or did not happen made things worse.

William wouldn’t let Meghan wear tiaras: “You were also dragged into the sensitive row over which items from the Royal Collection – including tiaras worn by your mother – would be loaned to Meghan. In the end, following discussions with the Queen’s dresser Angela Kelly, it was down to your grandmother to make the tough call to Prince Harry that made clear, given the royal pecking order, Meghan couldn’t always get what she wanted. But the damage was done.

The Sussexit: “They were increasingly angry you wouldn’t back them in petty battles with the media. Your advisers were, entirely appropriately, beginning the long and sensitive journey of preparing you to be king, and didn’t think your public input would be helpful. The final straw for you came with the way Harry and Meghan behaved over the Megxit debacle. You are right to feel it’s unforgivable that they twice tried to publicly jump your grandmother – now 94 – into giving into their ludicrous demands.

William can’t trust H&M: “But sadly, it’s now reached the point where you can no longer trust your brother or his wife, largely down to their ongoing manipulation of the American media. Private conversations with family members have twice been twisted and dissected for US TV personalities Oprah and Gayle King, both friends of Meghan. You’ve rightly ended your two-decades long friendship with the ITV News presenter Tom Bradby, who you believe has taken sides by becoming a media mouthpiece for Harry and Meghan. The Sussexes have declared war and are not attempting to start any form of healthy discussion.

Oh, the problem was Meghan: “History will show the problem was with Meghan, not you. She has fallen out with most of her close relatives – including her father and half-sister – and no old friends were on the guest list for her wedding. Her friends are in showbiz now. They’re ready to exploit her for their own gains, be it by securing TV interviews or advancing divisive identity politics. By contrast, you are going to be king. Your priority is to keep the monarchy popular, not give in to your brother’s petulant tantrums and delusions. Bowing down to Harry and Meghan is no longer the right thing to do and that’s why you were correct to publicly state at the first available opportunity that ‘we’re very much not a racist family’.

Harry will come back? “Many old friends of Harry I have spoken to are convinced he will come back to you and Great Britain, but it’s going to take him some time to work out the mistakes he’s made and how he’s let you down. Until that time, there is nothing more you can do. Harry knows you love him and that you’ll do anything for him if he’s in serious trouble. It’s painful. But the time has come to stop appeasing your brother. He’ll soon learn millions of dollars and a Californian mansion don’t compare to the unconditional and unwavering love of your blood relatives.

[From The Daily Mail]

This is deeply unsettling and it made me really uncomfortable. The open letter is doing many things at once – Wootton is helping William set the Cambridge-approved narrative, but also yanking William’s chain and letting him know that he (Wootton) knows a lot about everything. It’s also deeply offensive about Harry and Meghan both, and it’s clear that this too is part of the larger narrative: no one blames William for being awful and racist to Meghan because they also hated her. The gymnastics of this statement though: “The infamous bridesmaid dress fitting and Meghan’s failure to accept Kate’s apology for whatever did or did not happen made things worse.” R U 4 REAL. “It’s Meghan’s fault that she didn’t accept Kate’s apology for something Kate claims didn’t happen, except Meghan said she did accept the apology!” What in God’s name is happening over there on Salty White Folk Isle? I’m really worried that they have lost the damn plot.

From left, Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry Duke of Sussex, Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Katherine Duchess of Cambridge watch the RAF 100th anniversary flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, Tuesday 10th J

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  1. JT says:

    What the hell did I just read? This is disturbing and also highly embarrassing. Wow. Does anybody think Will Jung Un has enough self awareness to be embarrassed about this?

    • Snazzy says:

      I have the feeling he’ll love it

      • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

        Reminds me of a Former Guy… who loves ANYONE who sucks up to him…as long as they keep up the suction.

    • Lady D says:

      He probably believes it’s his due.

      • Madelaine says:

        That pseudo sycophantic / sick and fanatic letter strikes me not as a vindication of William but as a bill: here comes his neverending line of credit, his perpetual indebtedness to the gutter press. As Prince Henry said, his brother is trapped and the cage bars are now showing.

    • Charlie says:

      That’s not an open letter. It’s an open wound. WTF.

      • Eleonor says:

        It’s disturbing.
        He follows the Cambridge narrative, but I sense he openly threatens William at the same time, it’s like mafia gergo, can someone translate it?

      • paranormalgirl says:

        Oh, it’s threatening AF. He is basically saying “yeah, I got your back, and you would do well to realize that I can take that backing away in a heartbeat and ruin you.” He is basically saying he has William in his pocket and William would do well to remember that. It’s like, not even between the lines. It’s all out in the open if you know what you’re looking for. When I did a brief stint in forensic psychology, I read letters written by serial killers and career criminals and the patterns are so similar in this letter. It actually scared me.

      • Ginger says:

        It’s Wotten so it’s definitely threatening.
        He has a horrible reputation and Will is SO dumb to work with this guy to smear Meghan. William will never know peace.

        This letter is creepy.

      • Emma33 says:

        “I know you, and I control you” seems to be the gist of it. Super creepy.

      • Sue Denim says:

        I’d love to hear more esp from paranormal girl about the signs here. I don’t fully see it…seems more like just sucking up to me, but I do get the vibe you’re talking about just curious about the forensics of it…?

    • Levans says:

      This is so much cringe! I have second hand embarrassment. It’s so heavy handed and obvious that it reads as sort of a demand letter for PWT to remain indebted to Wooten.

      • Chrissy says:

        It seems that PWT made a deal with the Devil in his tit for tat with Wooten. Can’t wait for the fallout. He’s is spiralling and his ego won’t let him see it.

    • Me says:

      Wow! The personality disorder fairly leaps off the page—Wootton is clearly canny enough to exploit PWT’s clear deficits as a functioning human being. This whole stew— the toxicity of this ‘family’ and the media swamp determined to make money off the soap opera narrative the media contrives and promotes—is completely gross. Clearly, softening things up for the confirmation that PWT was actually the one who asked about the baby’s color, but ‘he didn’t mean it like THAT—totally not racist at all.’

      • Maliksmama says:

        THIS!!! Wootton is one sick twist. And he sees a kindred spirit in Willie.

      • Ann says:

        Oh, wow, that sounds about right.

        The power of language. It wasn’t “Harry fell in love with Meghan”, it’s she “stole his heart.” He depicts her like some kind of twisted fairy tale enchantress and totally infantilizes Harry. That’s how the narrative begins, and it just gets worse from there.


      • My Two Cents says:

        Does anyone else think Dan has one of those faces you’d love to punch? His smug face and have you ever heard him speak? he is really almost worse than Piers, dare I say. He’s hated Meghan for a few years now, I recently came across an old video of him discussing her Vogue guest-edit. You’d have thought she was selling an old diary of the Queen’s, ffs, the way he was going on about it.

      • Yvette says:

        What it shows is that Prince William’s hand print is on all the harassing, ill treatment Meghan endured from the Palaces (I say Palaces because William is the reason why Angela Kelly was so dismissive of Meghan’s attempt to schedule a tiara fitting) and certainly in the British media’s hateful articles about Meghan as well. If this is all true, then the Petty truly is strong with William.

        I don’t know about the Queen, but surely Charles was aware of what William was doing. Wow. Just, wow.

      • QwietStorm says:

        It also indicates this:
        Twice now the same mother-to- be, the heavily pregnant Meghan, was mercilessly bashed into the depths of depression. The first time we could blame the tabloids. This time we know we can lay the blame on HRH Prince William. I wonder if he realizes this. He’s so kingly.

    • Olenna says:

      Everything you said, @JT. This shidt is absolutely “the horror” bonkers.

    • wildwaffles says:

      I was so disturbed after reading it. And then the supportive comments on Twitter, these people have lost their freaking minds.

    • Victoria says:

      Like I said elsewhere, it sounds like Dan wants to be the new Queen Consort.

    • PEARL GREY says:

      MAN BEGS YOUNGER BROTHER TO LEAVE HIS WIFE FOR HIM – What in the Jerry Springer hell???

      This “letter” may as well have been written with Dan typing away, while William stands over his shoulder, dictating each line and then asking Dan to read it back to him. We all know these are William’s words and Dan wrote this with his instruction. They praise William as the future king who has maintained a “dignified silence” and never “runs to the press unlike the Sussexes”, when this man literally has a different mouthpiece for each day of the week to speak his words for him. William continues to aim and spectacularly miss in his PR attempts post Oprah interview. All he’s done is prove that while he relished Harry being portrayed as the drunken, mentally unstable, weak wild child to prop himself up, he is the weak one whose dependence on Harry is clear as day.

      • Dollycoa says:

        Yes the long and the short of it that the Royals and certain sections of the British press and public want Harry to abandon his wife and children and come back to the UK alone, to be William’s whipping boy. They are desperate for two children to grow up without a father.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      what the hell did I just read was EXACTLY what I was coming to type. what is in the water across there? these people mad!

      • Lorelei says:

        This is absolutely DEMENTED! Jesus.

        The only thing about it I’m enjoying is that you know Wooton thought this would be a huge story people would talk about all weekend but Philip ensured it’s just a stupid little blip.

        At least I can laugh at Wooton’s timing. Everything else about him is deranged.

        ETA: In ANY other circumstance, I would feel sorry for anyone this happened to on the same day a grandparent died because I agree with others that there are tons of veiled threats in there. But William…I just can’t feel sorry for him about anything, ever again. He brought this *all* upon himself with his nasty behavior.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        Lorelei, completely and utterly deranged. And the editors thought this was fine to print? they are deranged too!

      • BothSidesNow says:

        There are no words for how utterly disturbing and contrived this letter to Baldimort is. Wooten apparently has mental issues to be writing something as manipulative as this twisted open letter. Baldimort made his bed and he can try to change the history, but we all know what you did! No amount of PR puff pieces will protect you and Keen Doucheness.

    • Mila says:

      If he reads that and is anything but terrified, disturbed and disgusted there is something seriously mentally wrong with him.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      This is the kind of cr@p that Trump would lap up, or as you pointed out, his dictator counter-part in North Korea. But I suspect William and the rest of the royals will lap it up as well. Somehow, I knew they were more Trumpian than they want the public to believe.

    • Lorelei says:

      Omfg…he STILL isn’t dropping it even though Philip just died today. He tweeted about an hour ago,

      “DAN WOOTTON: Farewell, Prince Philip, the man who helped mould a modern monarchy for over seven decades and whose death I pray will now bring his troubled family back together.”

      JFC this is so inappropriate! For him to mention the “troubled family” before Philip’s body is even cold? In an article about Philip, on the one day that stories about Philip should be respectful and actually *about* him, not on this dude’s ongoing obsession with a feud within a family that is not even his own? What is wrong with this man??

    • JULIE says:

      I feel like Will helped “edit” that

  2. Geraldine Granger says:

    Reading this just made me so uncomfortable. This is just bananas. I can’t believe that this was published. Is anyone thinking that talking points were sent to Wooten who then put them together into a letter?

    William’s obsession with winning will be his downfall. It’s downright scary.

  3. Midge says:

    Welp, there were stories all week about how William really wanted to get his side of the story out there and here it is. These assclowns are so obvious.

    • Mac says:

      His side of the story is bullying a pregnant woman again. Pathetic.

    • K-Peace says:

      EXACTLY. It’s so obvious. William concocted this dumb plan with Wootton whereby he (William) gets his side completely out there to the public, while getting to look like he’s not the one saying it.

    • Tessa says:

      Willy’s “spokesperson” did not mention the PR photo op with the Flybe Jet, even involving the small children in it.

    • sunny says:

      Really they are. I mean, this is so badly done. I just can’t help thinking that Willie is crazier than a bag full of cats and clearly has no plans to ever reconcile with Harry because he just keeps digging that hole.

      And his PR instincts are so awful truly, they need to find a way to take power away from him because his actions are really harming the monarchy. I couldn’t get through the article but my first thought was Charles must be pissed.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Sunny I know there isn’t anything funny about Wooton’s BS but I admit I just laughed so hard at “crazier than a bag full of cats” — I’d never heard that expression before and it’s hilarious 😭

  4. sandy says:

    It feels like a threat. How screwed up are they that they can say with a straight face that the royals have unconditional love for harry?! they’ve proven the very opposite. their love was incredibly conditional on him staying and doing exactly what they said, and basically leaving his wife and child to die.

    • Chrissy (The Original) says:


    • Gabby says:

      Sandy, do you mean it feels like a threat from Wootton to PW, or a threat from PW to Harry? I am trying to discern the end game here and it is just not clear to me.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Gabby, me too, and I think where I’ve landed is that it’s sort of a threat to both William *and* Harry, just in different ways? But definitely worse for William imo.

    • Betsy says:

      I think the only one who doesn’t love Harry unconditionally is the brother who co-wrote this piece.

    • FC says:

      Definitely a threat, just like the one from Piers yesterday at KP. It used to be a symbiotic relationship, but now the vultures have the RF by the balls and unless Charles and Will break the bond and admit their wrongs, they will be at the mercy of these a-holes forever.

      The crisis team has their work cut out for them. Their best bet is to convince Charles and Will to publicly apologize and build new press relationships with young, unaffiliated journalists (like Omid) that are fair-minded. Otherwise when Liz dies they’re screwed (which is honestly what they deserve).

  5. Chaine says:

    This is super creepy!

    • TeamMeg says:

      So creepy. Here’s one of the biggest stingers: “Your priority is to keep the monarchy popular.” What a sad excuse for a purpose in life—keeping your family popular! What about using your wealth, power and position to help better the world? (Kind of like what your brother is trying to do, cough cough.) Not “keeping the monarchy popular” — for what purpose? Tourist income? Keeping pondscum tabloid journalists in business?

      • Jay says:

        Very true – he can’t even couch it as “carrying on a tradition” but puts it in the crassest possible way. Not a good look for Wills, but I don’t see him denying any of it.

  6. girl_ninja says:

    That shit was creepy af and doesn’t speak well of Wootton’s mental state.

    Racism is a mental illness ya’ll.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      I felt the same way. He does not seem OK. Will is not super high functioning either, but Dan seems like a creepy stalker and completely unhinged

    • Lorelei says:

      If I was Wooton’s editor and this landed on my desk, I’d recommend him for a psych evaluation. Seriously. This man is unhinged.

  7. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    I couldn’t even finish it. Honestly. It made my skin crawl.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Yeah. This is deranged! I’m amazed that it was even published.

      • Lady D says:

        I can’t believe it was published either.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        It is repulsive/unctuous/offensive/deranged. Most bizarrely, they (brf&rr) don’t even realize how incredibly awful this makes them look (and how thoroughly it reinforces H&M’s narrative) because their heads are so far up their own assess that they are too busy enjoying the scents of their own effluent.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        It is repulsive/unctuous/offensive/deranged. Most bizarrely, they (brf&rr) don’t even realize how incredibly awful this makes them look (and how thoroughly it reinforces H&M’s narrative) because their heads are so far up their own assess that they are too busy enjoying the scents of their own effluent.

        The racism is out there for all so inclined to enjoy. These people are revolting.

  8. Lanne says:

    This guy is not a journalist. This bozo is an Eminem Stan and stalker. Dan, dude, you are NOT a member of the RF. No one has made you a gatekeeper. You are unprofessional and a psycho. Do you think you will be asked to participate in raising the Cambridge kids? Do you think you’ll be walking to church with the family on Christmas Day? And when Baldemort doesn’t give you the tea you want, will you boil a bunny on his stove?

    Hey Will Duce, ever read Frankenstein? You’re creating a monster here. Because Dan Wooten will NOT be ignored. Cheers, buddy! You broke it, you buy it!

  9. Cecilia says:

    Anybody else think that dan and piers have been increasingly unhinged? Like more than usual? Wonder why

    • JT says:

      I think they’ve taken a hit professionally. From what I’ve seen on Twitter this Dan fellow used to have a spot on ITV and was then let go. He blamed it on Meghan of course, but I’m not sure why he was fired. Having a TV spot is a prime position for a “journalist” and now he’s relegated to a column at the DM. And if it’s true he was let go from the Sun (where he seems to be pretty powerful) because of his shenanigans with Christian Jones, then he put his career on the line for Will and it didn’t pay off. Piers seems to have done the same. All of this is speculation of course, but it might be the reason for all of the lunacy going on.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think that’s a big part of it JT. It seems that siding with the palace is hurting these people career-wise and they can’t stand that. I guess attacking the Sussexes used to bring in big bucks, but I think after the interview the world is much more aware of what is happening now. Whenever there is a negative story about Meghan the pushback on twitter is much stronger than it used to be. 40k complaints about Piers Morgan after his “I dont believe Meghan” rants and that’s not all Sussex Squad, you know?

      • Cecilia says:

        So what are we thinking it is? Warning shots at KP because they put everything on the line for them and now want a reward OR have dan wootton and Piers Morgan fallen so far that they actually think they are close to the royals?

      • girl_ninja says:

        I had no idea that Wootten had been bumped from ITV. That’s great news! He is such an awful creature.

      • Greywacke says:

        The total number of complaints about PM was 57K. He says he has the backing of the British public, but those numbers tell a different story. Piers is desperate and Dan appears to be now too.

    • Lemons says:

      I wonder as well because I also wanted to vomit when reading just the excerpts Kaiser provided. What is going on with them? These two guys who probably beat the drum of masculinity, but here they both are, groveling at the feet of royals who have never claimed them in public. I guess they are now trying to make the connection public.

    • Talie says:

      Probably the realization that Harry and Meghan really aren’t coming back – it’s why these articles feel stale. They aren’t getting the good tea they used to get because H&M cut off everyone from knowing their business until it gets announced.

    • Tessa says:

      The bots back Piers and want him to “take on” Meghan. They are urging on this guy to trash a heavily pregnant woman. Just disgraceful.

      • Lorelei says:

        Everything about it is twisted and I don’t understand why any of these people act like this in their professional lives.

        But one thing I can say for Wooton is that a lot more people know who he is now; as an American, I’d never heard of him before he became William’s mouthpiece at the Sun. And people have talked more about Piers Morgan over the past five years than they have since the phone hacking scandal.

        I would be mortified to be “recognized” for my involvement in the entire smear campaign, but both Wooton AND Piers seem like the types of people who believe “All attention is good attention.” At the very least, Wooton’s profile has been raised, so he might think he’s “won” on that count.

        These people are so warped.

  10. Jillian says:

    This made me cringe with second hand embarrassment, for Wooten and William both. Have the British royals always been so low rent, or I have just not been paying attention? Will & Kate have zero glamour, they just seem so small

    • ArtHistorian says:

      The BRF has been very obviously and publicly low-rent ever since QEII’s children became adults. The antics of the Queen’s children in the 80s and 90s were just really sordid and embarrassing – whilst the current family drama is much more sinister with the treatment of Harry and Meghan.

    • Lorelei says:

      ITA with ArtHistorian.

      And this is only one small part of it, but imo they were so scared of getting “another Diana” that they overcorrected and went with Kate, who is as anti-Diana as one can be, but SO boring that no one even cares she exists. It was a miscalculation imo.

    • Emily_C says:

      There were short time periods when the British royals wouldn’t have made a typical Jerry Springer guest back away slowly, but mostly this is on brand. With less mass murder. They raise heirs to be like this, and have for a very long time.

      Remember, they’re following William the Conquerer. They have been colonizers since their inception — they got in their practice on the British Isles before moving overseas (and continuing to treat Wales, Scotland, and especially Ireland horribly.) I can’t wait till the royals are only “royal” in England, and then nowhere.

  11. Amy Bee says:

    This letter was probably written with the expressed support of KP. It would seem that because KP can’t brief against Harry and Meghan anymore that they have given permission to Piers Morgan and Dan Wootton to do their dirty work for them.

  12. Izzy says:

    I guess Willieleaks found a way to get “his side of the story” out there after all.

    • Sinéad says:

      I read this as more of a threat. Like Harry may have US media but you’re stuck with me and Piers now whether you like it or not… Oh well, Will made his bed, now let him lie in it!

      • Izzy says:

        Oh, there’s definitely a threat in there. “Odd and dysfunctional royal family”? LMAO. That’s not Willieleaks, that’s Dan Rotten letting everyone know he’s got dirt on more than just William’s gardening habits. But I have no doubt Willieleaks gave him a whole bunch of the points that ended up in this “letter.”

  13. Merricat says:

    This is bizarre, and reminds me of propagandist media of the U.S.S.R. I cannot believe the royal family thinks this makes them look good, because it most emphatically does not.

    Also, Harry is not coming back, and the sooner they let go of that fantasy, the better off they’ll be. William took YEARS to marry Kate because he wasn’t in love with her. But sometimes, when you meet the right one, you just KNOW it, and you know it early on. That’s what happened to Harry and Meghan; they knew right away that they were meant for each other. That’s what happened to me and my husband, too, and we’ve been married a quarter of a century.

    • Nuks says:

      This. It reads like weird old propaganda. I kept waiting for a phrase like “our glorious leader” to pop up.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Nuks I can see Wooton reading your comment and thinking, “damn, missed opportunity!” wishing he’d thought to use that phrase in the piece 😂

    • Aphra says:

      But like all propaganda, it is used because it works for the large majority it is intended to work on. This letter sounds incredibly “authoritative” in listing all of Meghan’s faults and lands the blame so clearly at her tiny feet, that I would guess most British people will take these statements are hard and fast truths.
      As a PR stunt, I think it works, in that it countered the Oprah interview straight from the top.

      • MsIam says:

        Agree @Carmen, maybe on Shithole Island this might carry weight but for the rest of the world its Dan Who? News of the Sussexes Netflix announcement made publications around the world. Plus the Brits on here keep saying that the majority of people in the UK pay no attention to the royals anyway, unless its something major like Phillip’s death.

    • Mila says:

      Exactly, especially when you’re older

    • Mila says:

      How beautiful congrats to you and your husband as well ❤️

    • Emily_C says:

      Didn’t Harry and Meghan get married 2 years after they met? That doesn’t look whirlwind to me. It would be fast if they were 18, I guess, but definitely not in their 30s.

  14. Nina says:

    This is horrific. It reads like a lunatics letter to someone he’s obsessed with. They have really and truly lost the plot

    • ArtHistorian says:

      It is very stalkerish and I can’t believe that it was actually printed in a national newspaper. It really makes me think that Dan W isn’t quite right in the head. If this, on the other hand, is a weird way for W to get “his” side of the story out, then it is really really distasteful. This narrative of blaming all the family drama on a biracial woman and explicitly expressing hope that Harry will leave his wife and children to return to be abused by his family is so incredibly gross and I actually hope that this is just Dan W acting deranged because if this comes from W, then it is just beyond any kind of decency.

      • LaraW" says:

        I wonder if it’s sort of like a twisted version of the Tatler article, where William gave the talking points expecting his side of the story to be told and then Wootton just… wrote this thing. Which technically gets the talking points across. I guess.

        But I think that Kaiser and everyone on CB’s instincts are right. I mean, everyone here already knew things were bad for H&M before the interview– we just didn’t know it was THAT bad. So whatever is happening, it has got to be worse. This, combined with all the other deranged pieces we’ve been getting?

        If you take a step back from the batshit articles that have been coming out every day and look at the whole picture, it’s really really not good. It is freaking April 9. The “Royal Revolutionary” story was on April 3. THAT IS ONLY 6 DAYS AGO! All of this, when as others have pointed out, they could have just coasted on wedding anniversary stuff.

        I think we’ll know for certain if there’s something big happening behind the scenes in KP if this terrible PR keeps being churned out even with Philip’s death.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Laraw I think that’s one of the best explanations— that it was another version of the Tatler article. William thought he was accomplishing one thing, and to an extent, he did — but Dan also threw a lot of shade and veiled threats in there which I doubt William was expecting. That seems like the most likely explanation for this sh!tshow?

        Cannot believe that article was only six days ago. How??
        At any rate, I’m sure Kate’s thrilled that no one is talking about her illegally attending Sarah’s vigil anymore.

        And you’re so right about the fact that they could have coasted nostalgically on all of the 10th anniversary coverage ALL MONTH, and now the focus on and sympathy they’ll receive for Philip, but instead William *chose* to keep putting all of this nonsense out there. He’s always referred to as “the smart one,” but lol, no.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Yes it is sooooo creepy like Norman Bates wrote a letter to his mother!

      • MerlinsMom1018 says:

        Welp now every time I see william’s face all I’m going to hear is the “psycho” screech from the shower scene, yep

  15. Harper says:

    I was all for Harry to drop receipts to put HRH TOB in his place after this Wooten insanity. Now with Philip passing Harry won’t be able to clap back for a while. But this was one of the worst, most offensive things I’ve ever read, continuing to propagate outright lies about Meghan. Harry would be in his rights to burn down his brother after authorizing this. Although I do think Wooten was trying to bait Harry to get him to drop receipts, as Wooten would enjoy the explosion and would then have a ton of article ideas dropped in his lap.

    • Bren says:

      Even without Philip passing on, I don’t think Harry and Meghan would have responded to that nonsense. I believe the British tabloids and the royal family would love for H&M to drop the receipts because it would allow them to respond and reset the narrative. Holding the receipts over their heads gives H&M power while William continues to spiral out of control is the only way to go.

      Nothing will stop the British tabloids’ obsession with the Sussexes, but I hope the courtiers, William, and the Middletons will take a step back during this time of mourning Philip and stop feeding the press.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Bren, I agree that what P*ss and Dan W are trying to accomplish is a response from H&M. Since they left a year ago, they’ve kept to what they said and do not interact at all with the RRs, etc. I think they’re going all out to get Harry mad enough to respond. I can’t see that happening. If they go far enough, H&M will sue. They’ll get all the receipts from them they can handle at that time. I don’t think that’s what they want–too much liability to the tabs. They can just keep up this lunacy and H&M will remain quiet. They really are showing that the brf is simply a product of the UK tabloid press. I wonder if the brf is aware that this is the only way to interpret the ravings of these two?

  16. Mia4s says:

    Uhhhhhh….are we sure the affair (alleged!) was with Rose?! 😒

    This person is not fit to call themselves a journalist…well, for many reasons, but this is North Korean devotee levels of creepy!!!

    • 809Matriarch says:

      I’ve begun to wonder the same thing.

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      Oh Lordamercy. Do you really think????

    • bamaborn says:

      Beginning to wonder if Rose was just the host. What if Kate and Wills have been separated and living apart with these rats knowledgeable of this fact and holding that out as “the thing” they’re trying to hide?

    • Mila says:

      There was apparently more than one. One was rose and one was a lawyer in London.

    • Emily_C says:

      With the extremes Will has been going to hide the affair, it’s making me wonder. An heir to the throne has an affair with an aristocrat — pretty easy to do an apology tour over, or just ignore. But what if it’s not with the expected aristocrat? What if it’s not with someone who’s expected in any way?

    • Couch potato says:

      No, I think Rose was a cover for an affair partner, and the press knows who (s)he is. I wondered about Roses husband for a while. I’ve also wondered what kind of hold Angela Kelly has over the queen. She worked in an embassy where TQ and PP stayed, and got a job after? Did something happen there?

  17. Lauren says:

    What the fck did I just read? These people are INSANE! I expect reading this from a very obsess distressed jilted lover, not on a newspaper (even if said paper is a rag). Who is allowing this stuff to be published?! Who in their right mind thinks that this is normal? THat aside Wootton has once again confirmed all the points raised in finding freedom and by Harry and Meghan. So, yes Cain asked about the Archie’s skin color, yes Cannot made Meghan cry, yes Cain and Angela got together to bully the queen into refusing access to jewelry to Meghan and yes Cain was leaking left and right to Wootton.

    • Becks1 says:

      That was one of my big takeaways too! He basically confirms everything! William did tell Harry to slow down and had concerns about the marriage, Kate did make Meghan cry and then apologized (but huge eyeroll to the whole bit about how she refused the apology, since Meghan said very clearly in the O interview that she accepted it), william did block Meghan from wearing anything that his mother had worn – like, this is really bad for William.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Becks ITA but you know that tons of people won’t see it that way, and those are the people Wooton and William are counting on. They’ll probably view it as a validation of all of William’s sh!tty behavior over the past few years, and of the fact that Meghan is a liar and that much of what she told Oprah was lies. It infuriates me.

      • Isabella Saxon says:

        William was also the person who asked about skin color,no doubt. And leaked/created tiaragate. I believe anything now.

    • S808 says:

      Holy crap you’re right he did confirm everything.

    • Betsy says:

      Ha. Well, that’s done and dusted. Now we know how much William has been behind because he pretty much laid it out here.

    • Sunday says:

      I think this was done at the behest of KP, but just like that Tatler article Wootton used his directive to achieve dual goals: on the surface, he’s followed instructions from KP and hit all the anti-Meghan talking points he was told to, but his wording is almost patronizing and basically confirms William’s guilt. IMO, the overt pressure Piers has publicly put on KP (by releasing the photo, mentioning calls from family etc) has lit a fire under Wootton, who above all does not want to be out-scooped. With this article he’s reminding William that he knows where the bodies are buried and that HE better be the “journalist” they go to, or else.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Sunday, do you think Morgan and Whooton are competing for the same job at the new TV org? That might make some sense out of all of this.

  18. Kiera says:

    This whole letter just gave me weird vibes of Sméagol cozying up to Frodo before reverting Gollum and biting his finger off for the ring.

    • Keri says:

      Scarily enough, you can cast either FFK Baldemort or Dan Wootton in the role of Smeagol/Gollum & it would make total sense because both are freaking unhinged bordering on psychotic.

      Dan Wootton is the guy who wrote vicious article after article on Caroline Flack. Once she committed suicide, like the coward he is, he tried to scrub his articles from the Internet and was called out for it publicly. I have no doubt both these pathetic excuses for human beings were looking to make Meghan their next victim.

      Disgusting circle jerk with Dan, Baldemort, and Piers. With Harry and Meghan out of the picture, it’s only a matter of time until they turn on the Windsors. The Keens deserve everything coming their way.

      • Marie55 says:

        Dan W is well known to the One Direction fandom for putting out creepy articles like this that tease how much he knows. We’ve long thought he had something on the guys and manipulated/blackmailed them into appearing in his shitty columns and videos. He’s truly scum of the earth.

  19. Cessily says:

    As far as I am concerned this here is exactly what H&M were saying, you confirmed the statements that “the RF could have protected her and them!”
    It’s sad his bitterness and jealousy are Britain’s future as a Monarch.

  20. Snuffles says:

    Between Piers taking selfies outside of Kensington Palace and now this, this feels like them sending coded warning shots to William.

    • Amy Bee says:

      Oh no, they’re firmly on William’s side. They’ve become mouthpieces for a muted KP.

    • Sunday says:

      100%. Neither of these bottom-feeders disguised as journalists want to be out-scooped, and so while they continue outwardly trashing the Sussexes, their latest escapades also serve as an Invoice Due to KP. Each of them is demanding to get the anti-Sussex exclusives, while also reminding KP that they can expose camp cambridge’s involvement at any moment. Prince Phillip’s death might have temporarily paused any escalation, but guarantee that both Wootton and Piers are privately demanding any exclusives related to Harry and the funeral. This is a war against the Sussexes, but it’s also a war between these “journalists” who at this point have put their entire careers on the line and need the royals to deliver.

  21. Kalana says:

    There is something genuinely psychologically wrong with William if this is what he needs from people. This is like something out of Machiavelli’s The Prince. Dan Wooten is a deeply disturbed person

    This is the kind of obsequiousness Trump demanded. The same guy who screwed over his own family members including their healthcare.

    Just over and over again: No one blames you, William. You were right, William. Everything is Meghan’s fault, William. It’s like that scene in The Shining. This is abuse writ large and it’s horrifying.

    • Sid says:

      I really think that William will be the one to bring the whole thing tumbling down at some point.

      • Tessa says:

        I fear for George, and how he will turn out with such a father and even more so for Charlotte and Louis.

      • North of Boston says:

        Sid, I’ve thought the same for a while, but I imagined it would be years from now after he became king.

        I never figured it would be fraying and tattering to pieces this month.

        After decades of laziness and coasting, William finally shows some initiative and ambition.

        Unfortunately for William and the rest of the Windsors, he’s decided to take initiative and get all ambitious in ways that are (or will) destroy his reputation and the system of monarchy from which he draws his status, wealth and power.

    • Mila says:

      I really am think starting think William is some kind of psychopath also sociopath. There’s no other explanation.

  22. S808 says:

    The last section is especially creepy and unsettling. It’s giving highly abusive. Unconditional love??? Yes, I almost drove the woman you love to suicide when she pregnant with your first child out of love. I made living in our home country unbearable out of love. I did it because I love you. I know you don’t see it yet, but you will. You’ll realize and you’ll come back. I can wait.


    • Kalana says:

      William is an abuser enabled by other abusers.

    • North of Boston says:

      It’s like William saw the lunatic King George character in Hamilton and thought “I can outdo THAT guy – Hey George, hold my beer!” and off he went.

      • Emily_C says:

        That’s exactly what I’ve been thinking of.

        “You’ll be back, soon you’ll see
        You’ll remember you belong to me”

  23. Cessa says:

    William will probably not be embarrassed by this excruciating and hugely offensive letter. I am white and from England but not salty and feel the royals are merely equal to all other human beings. Go Meghan and Harry ❤

    • Emily_C says:

      I’ve met a lot of English people online, and they’re like you. The royals are misjudging badly.

      (The one person I’ve seen online who keeps having tantrums about Meghan is Argentinian. With German ancestry. Whole lot of Nazis fled to Argentina after the war…)

  24. CindyP says:

    OMG…this is deranged. William is a sociopath

  25. Scorpion says:

    The levels of absurdity this saga is taking is breathtaking. What next, will the grounds keeper at Windsor write William an open letter?

  26. WanderingWonderer says:

    I could not bring myself to read the whole article…I was literally dying of embarrassment and shame for Dan Wotton and William. Imagine how privileged, entitled and surrounded by an ecosystem of sycophants you must be to think an article like that serves you well.

  27. Kyla says:

    As if I needed another reason to think the monarchy should be abolished immediately and all of their “holdings” like jewels, property, art, etc, being handed over to the government to sell off or turned into museums. I LOVE the idea of Will and his shrew wife being turfed out before taking the throne. But I’d love it even more if I never had to hear about any of those people ever again.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Kyla I really wonder what’s going to happen with the monarchy after everything settles down after Philip’s funeral.
      They were already making such an enormous mess of everything, and this will be an obvious setback for the Queen.
      Idk where Charles is, but William seems to be acting as if he’s already the monarch, and he’s running the whole thing into the ground. Someone needs to do something about him, and since it won’t be the Queen — especially now as she’ll be in mourning for such a long time — Charles really needs to grow a spine fast and try to start salvaging what he can and repairing the damage William has done. IMO.

      And I just remembered that Ghislaine’s trial starts soon! That’s only going to cause the family more grief, and possibly even more irreparable harm. What a mess. Your wish might come true sooner than people think, lol.

  28. Becks1 says:

    This is…..really weird and disturbing. Dan Wootton needs to get a hobby or something. I know that these people cover the royals, but they are all crossing a big line here. This is full of veiled threats and makes it clear that no one ever liked Meghan, not in the family, not in the press. William needs to call off his dogs and he needs to do it quickly, because this is unhinged at this point.

    Also, I didnt realize DW moved to the Mail. I thought he had gotten promoted at the Sun and that Emily Andrews moved to the Mail. are they both with the DM now?

    • Cecilia says:

      So much for the “but we welcomed her with open arms” narrative they tried to go with.

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Becks1: Emily Andrews hasn’t written a story in over a month. The last time that happened she had left the Sun very quietly. She and Rebecca English can’t be happy that Wootton is working at the Daily Mail now.

      • Becks1 says:

        Oh really? I had not realized that. Emily, come talk to us. Tell us the real dirt. We know you are reading!

        (I still think she is the one that leaked the accounting code about the Sun paying Christian Jones or his boyfriend, bc that came out right around the time she left the Sun. If she and DW didn’t get along, then his coming to the Mail would be a problem for her I guess.)

      • Nic919 says:

        DW was known to be a huge jerk at the Sun with his colleagues so Emily would have run into that when she was there. It was referred to as bullying in a few cases.

        The misogyny that reeks that letter certainly isn’t a good sign that he treats any of his female colleagues with decency. I don’t see how you can write a letter like that and not actually hate women.

      • Korra says:

        What is Becky English’s beef with Wootton?

    • Lorelei says:

      @Becks it crosses so many lines. This crap should never have been published, but if it’s going to be, it should be clearly labeled “OPINION” but I just looked and it’s actually under a section called “RIGHT MINDS” — which *seems* to be the Fail’s version of an opinion section (I can’t tell for sure; that site is such a shitshow), but “Right Minds?” Seriously? No…someone needs to explain to the DM that the *whole point* of an op-ed is that it’s that ONE person’s opinion, not that they’re right.

      In any case the entire thing is creepy and disturbing. In no way is it newsworthy. It should really be looked into as to how it was approved for publication— EVEN for the Fail, this is bad.

  29. Lowrider says:

    William keeps some weird company. Cut off a member of the media because he doesn’t trash Harry but keep around the ones that do. Will is a sociopath.

  30. one of the Marys says:

    “Harry knows you love him and that you’ll do anything for him if he’s in serious trouble.”

    But Harry has learned the exact opposite lesson which is why he took his wife and child and ran far, far away. William! Your brother went to the other side of the planet to get away from YOU!

    God this letter is awful and so is William. Charles must be watching all this with his jaw on the ground.

  31. Phoenix says:

    It feels like something approved from KP but it also feels like Dan is blackmailing Bulliam

    • Cecilia says:

      Like??? Inacn’t figure out the end goal with this one😂

      • Jaded says:

        Wootton has made it abundantly clear that he has knowledge which, if let loose, would put Will Duce in a very harsh light. So he continues to write this embiggening (to Wm) and harmful (to M&H) drivel – an ‘I’ll scratch your back you’ll scratch mine’ type of relationship – to keep Wm happy but also to let him know it’ll all come tumbling down if he doesn’t play ball and keep feeding him crap on the Sussexes.

      • Sid says:

        ITA Jaded. Wasn’t Wooten the one who wrote the article about Kate trying to freeze Rose out of the Norfolk circle? I suspect he approached William with proof of anaffair, William freaked, and agreed to give him info on the Sussexes in exchange for keeping his mess out of the papers. Wooten might even have worse info on him as you said. It all makes sense. I believe someone mentioned that Wooten never covered the royals until the Turnip Toff Tiff, then all of a sudden he was getting scoops, so much so that he was able to push Emily Andrews out.

    • LaraW" says:

      I think it’s both.

  32. equality says:

    In a normal family, concerns about a new spouse might be expressed but after someone is married you play nice and get along because you care about your family member. Then if the marriage lasts you are happy for them and if not you support them. You don’t actively work to drum somebody out and say I did it because I love you. This is insane.

    • Nan says:

      I agree, equality. It’s insane. The way the letter ended, saying nothing compares to your blood relatives – OK, then that should be your children and your partner who is their other parent, in your top slots. If your family can’t accept that about you, there’s something very wrong with your family!

  33. Digital Unicorn says:

    Wootton has Baldimort and Keen Guerva by the balls and this is him squeezing. He’s baiting them, esp William – he’s pretty much saying in this letter ‘back up my nasty and dangerous delusions or I will do this to you’.

    This also raises the security threat to the Sussex’s and their young family – this will trigger some nutjob, esp using the term ‘war’, and it’s only a matter of time before something bad happens.

    There will be blood on the British Media’s and the Cambridges hands before this ends.

    • Tessa says:

      THere are some fanatics on social media name calling her as a “thing” calling her dreadful things and putting out the manufactured fake news. I think both of them need security since the RF seems to just have a hands off
      attitude to some of the more scary posts about Harry and Meghan.

      • Keri says:

        The loons out there are nuts. I made the mistake of clicking on what I thought was a Sussex news YouTube video and learned that there are nutjobs out there who make video after video that claim Meghan faked her pregnancies and that Archie’s isn’t her child. Basically they’re saying Meghan needs to be removed because she lied to the royal family for passing off Archie as a royal. Totally unhinged people who want her dead.

        I hope Harry brings a whole slew of security people if he manages to go to his grandfather’s funeral. Between William’s increasing psychosis, the media attacks, and the loons out there, I’d be genuinely scared for him if he doesn’t take a huge security team with him. Someone suggested here that he bring a reputable US reporter with him to even the playing field and I agree.

      • North of Boston says:

        “since the RF seems to have a hands off attitude … ”

        Hands off?

        The RF may be making some weak effort to hide their actions, but they and their minions have been personally seasoning and stirring the freakin’ pot non-stop for a month now.

  34. Over it says:

    Racist much Danny boy toy and willyleaks?

  35. Mich says:

    William has played a really stupid game getting so tied up with the likes of Jason and Wootton. They will be able to pull his strings for the rest of his life.

    Also, is there any doubt that this also has Jason’s fingerprints all over it? He was behind so much of the years of maligning (and briefing Wootton) and has everything to lose if what he did ever really comes out. He also has ALL the dirt on William.

    But H&M have receipts and a lot of very powerful people in their corner. When this long simmer blows up it is going to be spectacular.

  36. Monica says:

    This all feels like the overwrought social dramas my friends and I would engage in in 7th and 8th grade.

    • kelleybelle says:

      Exactly, and how was Will “dragged into” the tiara mess? HE created it, it was of HIS doing? So how is – ugh, never mind. Creepy is right.

      • Ann says:

        What I assume happened is Harry, Meghan and whoever was in charge were calmly figuring out which tiara Meghan would wear and Will interfered somehow, which made Harry angry, as it should. “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets” was Harry saying that she had a preference for one and William had no right to swoop in and and snatch it away out of pettiness.

      • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

        From all accounts, THE QUEEN picks out 4-5 tiaras that the bride to be can choose from. NO ONE is just allowed to saunter into the vaults, or choose ANY tiara from a catalog.

        Meghan may’ve heard about or saw a particular tiara online, inquired about it, and was told no. End of. Willileaks is the apparently the one who butted in and got Machine Gun Kelly (a kindred racist) on team to deny and delay the tiara fittings with Meg and her hairdresser.

      • notasugarhere says:

        I sincerely doubt Meghan was googling tiaras or making demands. It was far more likely Harry made that comment in response to Kelly refusing to let Meghan try on the tiara prior to the wedding, trying hairstyles, etc.

  37. gah says:

    I don’t think I have ever read something so gross and frankly terrifying.

    the timing is horrible given Phillip’s death and means that publicly neither H+M nor their friends can respond.

    but seriously where do you go from here? what is the play?

    and yes I agree with those above that William signed off on this- it has all his fave talking points. Dan is doing his bidding…at what cost?

    OMG so much for the crisis comms people. surely they haven’t slugged so much koolaid to think this approach is OK?

    also: it makes me mad- their (KP) insanity is literally on display for all to see and yet…Meghan and Harry who have literally done nothing but want to DO CHARITY WORK TO HELP OTHERS are the villains here. it makes me not want to go to the UK ever except that is where my husband’s lovely family all live and my entire US based family are Magats so….

    • damejudi says:

      Oh, I think it’s kind of fortuitous that the Sussexes won’t/can’t reply out of respect for Prince Philip.

      Let this vile document stand, it will give people a chance to contemplate just how ugly it is in the BRF. I hope neither Harry nor Meghan acknowledges these lunatic ravings.

    • Cessily says:

      I truly hope a reputable journalist pick up this letter and investigates it and Wooton. This was a very personal and brutal attack on the Sussex’s, timing wise they should be ashamed for many reasons. I also would think if the Sussex’s have all the documentation that this is criminal libel, or at the very least a very strong civil case for libel and harassment. Wooton should face some major backlash for this, if not oh the isle then in the rest of the world.

  38. Merricat says:

    The open letter absolutely reads like it was written to Anthony I-Can-Wish-You-Into-The-Cornfield Fremont. So, yeah–sociopathic.

    • JaneDoe says:

      Ha! The Twilight Zone! That’s a great analogy and so, so apt! It really DOES feel like something from one of the Twilight Zone’s creepier episodes……….

  39. Elizabeth says:

    “She has fallen out with most of her close relatives – including her father and half-sister – and no old friends were on the guest list for her wedding.” This is just false, as Tom and Samantha are literally the only ones who are actually on bad terms with Meghan, AND it conveniently ignores all her relatives on her mother’s side, trying to erase Black people and Meghan’s Black heritage from the narrative. And she had several old college friends who were at her wedding and have remained close.

    When white people are rude and exclusionary and derogatory to a Black / biracial woman: IT IS RACIST even if they don’t explicitly use the N-word. It is not just rude — it is racism. When
    a white man doesn’t want to acknowledge this, it is simple self-interest. Ugh.

    This is embarrassing to read on every level. This is a medieval kind of toadying and puffery and the contempt for Americans is particularly notable: I guess Wootten doesn’t understand not wanting to be ground into the dirt by taxation and domination by George III (that famous model of royal merit), which, in itself, is incredibly pathetic. I cannot believe anyone would even find this amount of bootlicking flattering or desirable.

    • MsIam says:

      That “old friends” part kills me. Just because someone is an old friend doesn’t make them a good or true friend. For example that Priddy friend of Meghan’s from high school. You need people in your life who lift you up, not drag you down. Tyler Perry was a true friend to Harry and Meghan, more of a father figure than Charles or an older brother figure than William.

      • Elizabeth says:

        That is so true.

      • equality says:

        Maybe it is difficult for them to understand people who move around professionally. Most people lose touch with high school friends unless they live in the same general area for life or attend the same college. Then you lose touch with a lot of college friends as you move to different areas professionally. If you change jobs you lose touch with many people also. You might keep in touch with some on Facebook but you aren’t at the invitation to wedding type level with a lot of them. Is the UK that small that nobody moves around and loses touch?

      • Lemons says:

        @equality, People move around in the UK/Europe. So this isn’t unusual. I have found that when you grow up in “high society” you either stay put or you branch out for a bit but eventually come back home or run in the same circles.

        So these people very likely grow up with each other or those cut from same cloth all of their lives. They can’t understand moving away and finding new friends because that’s just not how it’s done. Us normies have other things to consider like job relocations, rent, property costs, schools, etc, so a big move that may change your friend circle is a normal part of life.

  40. Agreatreckoning says:

    It does make us uncomfortable to read because it’s sick and twisted. We’re reading a letter from one narcissist to another narcissist. Whoever approved this being printed has a dark agenda.

    The thought did pass that this was Bulliam’s way of getting his side out or even more sick and twisted Charle’s point by point rebuttal he wanted.

    I still haven’t ruled Charles out as the master puppeter to throw attention away from himself.

    Nothing from the Houses of Malevolence will surprise me at this point.

    • Lorelei says:

      @AGreatReckoning the fact that every single person here is appalled and disturbed by this just reinforces that I’m on the right site. Seriously; it has become difficult to find anyplace on the internet that doesn’t seem to dislike/distrust Meghan by default.

      It’s so disturbing how a relatively small group of people in the BM managed to trash her reputation so widely and thoroughly that those of us who like her and don’t automatically attribute nefarious motives to everything she says or does are such a small minority.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        I actually don’t believe her reputation has been trashed widely or that people who support Meghan/&Harry and don’t believe the slanderous tabloids (and BRF) are a small minority at all. While the attempts at trashing her are numerous and quite frankly sophomoric..I think overall, globally, she is liked by the majority of people.

        Which is why the attacks are so relentless..her likeability seems to threaten certain people in the BRF.

        Unfortunately for the BRF/BM, Meghan’s number of supporters will only increase if she keeps being attacked.

    • A says:

      This doesn’t fit Charles’ MO. He’s a giant whinger, but he’s also the sort of person who’d go for someone who’s more of an intellectual heavyweight in order to get his side of the story out. I like to think he wouldn’t consent to allowing this deranged dreck to be put out there on his behalf. Chares has a lot more polish than that, if nothing else.

  41. TeamMeg says:

    For some reason, after reading this grotesque “open letter”, for the first time since he was born I feel certain Prince William will never be King of England.

    It’s a sad day. I always enjoyed the British royal family—the antics, the glitz, the drama. But there’s no turning back. Their day is done.

  42. Tessa says:

    This is the same creepy narrative on social media by Cambridge stans.

  43. FeedMeChips says:

    What in the world did I just read??

  44. Irene says:

    This reminded of Emimen’s Dear Stan, so I guess Dan could’ve opened the letter with “Dear Bald Shady”

    • swirlmamad says:

      This is literally an RR’s iteration of Stan! They’re boiling bunnies over there, for real. Dan Wooton is a complete wackjob. He and Piers are battling to the death for the role of obsessed psychopath.

    • Robin says:

      Ha ha ha. That is really good! Thanks for the smile.

  45. swirlmamad says:

    This is the sickest pile of utter BS I have ever read. Like, WHAT?????? I don’t even know what to say about this mess. My God, these people are completely and totally unhinged.

  46. equality says:

    Obviously this guy wants the “trio” back. Why was the idea of the “fab four” instead so triggering?
    Will’s fears “came to fruition”. If you help those “fears” along by taking actions to exclude someone to drive them away, does that count as “coming to fruition”? If his concerns were valid, why are H&M still together? With the situation it would have definitely been easier for either one of them to leave the other in an attempt to lessen the persecution.
    It’s against protocol to have family members as guests in their home? Don’t the Middletons visit there sometimes?
    Meghan said she accepted Kate’s apology and she has NEVER been the one who made a big deal out of the entire “crying story”.
    Why would William be involved in anything about tiaras? The Queen is over them and has an employee designated who is supposedly knowledgeable enough to handle the job. It also makes it sound like it was specifically about any jewelry Di had ever worn. Was Kate trying to monopolize anything associated with Di?
    Why would Harry not expect Will’s help in asking the media to back off? Harry stood up for Kate when she was being harrassed by the media. Why is expecting the same courtesy from a “loving brother” so unreasonable?
    “History will show Will to be right”? I think this guy is losing the plot. Why would Will’s trivial complaints about jewelry and petty spats be seen as so important during a time of BLM and Me Too?
    How do they not see the hypocrisy of leaning in on Meghan falling out with people when mentioning William shunning people for not agreeing with him.
    Meghan did have old friends and family members at the wedding. How have they gotten away with this lie for so long? Do they not have videos of the wedding online as well as photos? Are people blind and blindly stupid?

    • Tessa says:

      William is not right because it is wrong to try to come between a couple and try to control his brother. They are still married, Harry and Meghan and william is wrong wrong wrong.
      That pathetic PR Flybe stunt is not mentioned in this letter.

      William wanting Harry as an “escort” for him and his wife is downright creepy. ANd not allowing him to marry his choice and Will is not even in charge or even close to being in charge.

  47. TigerMcQueen says:

    “No one with any sense blames you for gently querying whether Harry should take some time before he married someone so apparently prepared to give up her career and life in the US to enter the British Royal Family.”

    This is so fascinating to me. He’s saying Meghan should be distrusted because she was prepared to give up her career to marry Harry. What does that say about Duke Inkeendescent’s outlook on being a royal? What does that say about his views of Keen Guevara? He’s acting like it’s unfathomable that maybe Meghan simply loved Harry enough to do that.

    He’s saying without saying “I had to settle for a social-climbing commoner I strung along for a decade because the women I really wanted kept turning be down (and claimed it was about being a royal), so if the women you really want actually said yes, something must be wrong with her.”

    We all know he had to settle for Keen because no one else cared enough about him to marry into that toxicity, and he expected Harry to have to settle too. Baldimort is obviously incredibly, over-the-top jealous of H&M’s relationship. For the spare to get something he didn’t absolutely enrages him.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      That is a particularly stupid argument because giving up your career is literally what every person who marries into any royal family is required to do.

      • Jaded says:

        Furthering that line of thought, Keen didn’t even have a career to give up – she faffed around pretending to do stuff at PP and some other part-time gig buying accessories for Jigsaw but the minute Will Duce snapped his fingers she dropped everything and came running. The jealousy oozing out of the Cambridges is disgusting.

    • MsIam says:

      I wonder if this is all a preemptive strike in case Tom Bradby spills the beans. Tom knows what was said by William and now that he’s on the outs maybe Baldingham is afraid he might spill the beans. The timing of this seems really odd. Almost a desperate attempt to get ahead of something.

      • Jaded says:

        For sure. I think this will turn into a proxy war of the gutter tabloids as they become more and more desperate to smear the Sussexes, and more and more desperate to cover up what others have on the Cambridges.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        MsIam, I wonder if Tom Bradby knows what’s really going on behind the scenes that they are in a panic to hide? It seems that to smear Tom, so that if he reports it no one will believe him? This is all so . . . disjointed, desperate and yelling loudly because? I’m really convinced that there’s something they are beyond desperate to keep hidden. I think it’s going to get out sooner rather than later. Can’t wait!

      • Nic919 says:

        For Tom Bradby to be specifically named and have his “ friendship” declared over by William confirms that he knows the real story behind the Sussex departure. And clearly Bradby doesn’t side with the Cambridges.

    • notasugarhere says:

      It wasn’t that people wouldn’t want to be royal, it is that women didn’t want William.

  48. Asking for a friend says:

    I couldn’t even read half of the cray cray. I felt like a witness to the thoughts of someone with a mental disorder.

  49. harla says:

    Unlike so many here I’m not seeing the threats to William but instead it feels to me like Wotton is activating all the racists and Meg-haters and whipping them up to do harm to her and her children. Then once she’s gone, Harry can come back to William.

  50. Sofia says:

    Utterly, utterly vile and pathetic.

  51. TheOriginalMia says:

    Thanks to a poster yesterday, I saw this on Twitter. The letter and the responses to it were unhinged. I mean…wtf? Harry is gone. Meghan is gone. They aren’t bothering anyone. William and Wootten and Piss Morgan are all bothered by the fact their punching bags aren’t on Bitter Isle anymore, taking their crap and staying silent. They are truly bothered by the fact that Harry & Meghan are thriving and succeeding. They wanted them broken and desperate. All of these men need to seek help.

  52. LaraW" says:

    Does anyone else have Hamilton’s “You’ll Be Back” playing on repeat in their heads? Like… I don’t even know who would be singing this, I just know they’d be singing it to Harry. The press. William. Both. The Carnival & The Institution:

    You’ll be back like before
    I will fight the fight and win the war
    For your love, for your praise
    And I’ll love you ’til my dying days

    When you’re gone, I’ll go mad
    So don’t throw away this thing we had
    ‘Cause when push comes to shove
    I will kill your friends and family to remind you of my love

    • Maggi says:

      wow, thanks LaraW. I looked that song up on Youtube and the performance of those lyrics knocked me out, especially in this context. Mr Miranda is some kind of genius, making this content laughable through satire.

    • Emily_C says:

      Yep. I have for a while, and it’s been on blast since I saw the letter. Especially with Wooten calling Meghan an “American actress” like that’s a bad thing to be. Misogyny, racism, xenophobia, and classism, all feeding into each other and multiplying until they go nuclear.

  53. Cessily says:

    This is probably the most disturbing thing I have ever read. Between Wootton and Morgan the delusional frenzy is eerie. I pray some one can change this narrative but I highly doubt it.
    One thing that has become very clear is that for Harry’s future with a vindictive brother he needed to earn his own living and establish a life. Can you imagine a future of having to have your budget approved through PW after he becomes king? Better to branch out now than to be cut off at 50-60 depending on PC.

  54. Katie says:

    Ugh, I decided to google Dan Wootton. First, he’s way younger than I realized. Second, he had this wonderful “anti-woke” interview with a NZ outlet claiming Sharon Osbourne was fired “just” for defending Piers Morgan and also that he left ITV for being pressured into excessive Meghan and Harry boosterism: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/kiwi-journalist-dan-wootton-claims-british-tv-execs-under-pressure-from-palace-staff/YYV5RWLKENG7EUCAYIQ3FZOTOE/

  55. equality says:

    I think this guy is also outing William as the questioner of skin color. He had to ask the “difficult questions” out of his pure love. Other parts of the letter say that since Charles was “absent and distant” Will had to be Harry’s “surrogate dad, chief-of-staff and best friend”. Will seems to be burning his bridges with everybody.

  56. Katie says:

    One more. I totally missed this news but he’s also joining this new tv station specifically dedicated, it seems, to “anti-woke” “debate”: https://www.businessinsider.com/britain-anti-woke-gb-news-ceo-interview-angelos-frangopoulos-2021-3

  57. Marietta says:

    This was a threat to William. It sounds like a scorned lover wrote it. But it was threat saying I know where all the bodies are hidden.

  58. nutella toast says:

    …yeah because a frigid cold castle and millions of tax payer dollars in a country that openly threatens your child for their potential color is so. much. cosier. than a mansion in Cali and money earned from authentic intention and the ability to connect to others. Yes, Harry has privilege. Yes, he knows it. Yes, he’s using it for good in the world. Yes, he probably misses home (everyone does – that’s natural). Yes, he probably misses his Dad. In terms of William though, you can only break someone’s heart so many times before they feel nothing, and I’m guessing Harry is edging towards a lot of “nothing” for William. Thats William’s loss – as a potential ruler, and most importantly as a brother.

  59. RoyalBlue says:

    Warning shots fired! This is Willileaks taking shots directly at Harry and Meghan through his now public mouthpiece Dan Rotten.

    The Fail just showed how far the bottom is. They are the equivalent of the National Enquirer.

  60. h-barista says:

    “I remember from my reporting at the time that Kate was not happy with the way Meghan spoke to staff at Kensington Palace.…”

    Maybe she spoke to them as equals and human beings? Of course that can be disruptive to vested interests (including staff like Machine Gun Kelly)

  61. Mia says:

    Deranged . But I’m so happy to see that RAF dress 😩 it’s so gorgeous and it’s kinda that same cut as Meghan’s wedding dress but shorter obviously, and the waist is a bit more snug. Very Hepburn inspired imo. Gosh that woman can rock a boat neck.

  62. what's inside says:

    William, your mother would be so ashamed of how you have turned out.

    • Cessily says:

      I believe that is a very true statement, feeding the “Tabloid” press twisted lies no one has the courage to put their names to. That is exactly what made Lady Di’s life so horrible and was the cause of her horrific death (she only was allowed 36 years on this earth).
      They can throw around Oprah and Gayle to point the finger back to the Sussex’s Miss the very important distinction that neither Oprah or Gayle are “Tabloid gossip” and they put their names and faces to their comments.

    • Lorelei says:

      She really would. He turned out worse than anyone ever could have expected.

  63. Jay says:

    This was honestly hard to read, cringeworthy and scarily detailed bad fanfic. I have to wonder if he is trying to get Harry and Meghan to sue? Seems like he is very eager to compete with Piers for the privilege of defending William’s honour.

    Also, he refers to the “trio” doing good work together 🙄 before Meghan. Sure.

  64. The Recluse says:

    That column was twisted like a pretzel. So bizarre.

  65. ennie says:

    I now prefer the trashy Monaco royalty to this.

    If you have ever worked or lived in a political environment where the highest placed was an ignorant, narcissistic person , then you can understand this way of behaving around him.
    In my country I have seen some governors, or even presidents you could not say not to. At my job, too, parties where we had to cooperate for expensive presents, some to suck up to him, others paid because they were afraid to lose their posts. When I politely went to say thanks, good bye, he wouldn’t receive me. Good riddance.
    William is surrounded by people that will only help him to get worse. It is for the better that they do not longer hold power as a monarchy, but it is scary that social media helps them have a zombie army.

  66. Mila says:

    Well I’m glad we can all agree now that Prince William is a sociopath 🙏

  67. Nyro says:

    This letter is sick on multiple levels. Multiple levels. Clearly we’ve always known PWT is trash but this week, with his attack on Tom Bradby, his thanking Piers, and now with this very twisted Wootton open letter, I think that William is worse than any of us have imagined. I think he’s an actual sociopath. It is very apparent that he actually believes that he literally owns Harry, mind, body, and soul. I do believe he’s an abusive person and can’t believe that one of his lifelong victims actually got away.

    • Ginger says:

      It makes me think of Harry’s comments about William during the Oprah interview; how he said he would always love him but the relationship was “space” (his voice seemed final when he said that) He may know his brother has some deep mental issues and feels for him but needs him out of his life.

  68. MsIam says:

    So when he’s talking about the mistakes Harry’s made does he mean Archie and Baby Sussex? So is that what the unconditional loving family considers their blood relatives? I truly hope this is all delusional bullshit from Dan Rotten’s warped brain because if William really feels this way, Harry should never come back. Sorry granny, we’ll just have to stick with Zoom calls for the time being!

  69. Regina Falangie says:

    Ew. Just ew.

  70. NiqGee says:

    So, with stories like these coming out daily can we all agree that it was William who asked about Archie’s complexion? Because this is clearly more of the same PR mess.

  71. zinjazin says:

    Um.. is everything allright over in UK with everybody? This is getting a bit out of hand and it is concerning.
    Seems like the RF is completely at the mercy of sime crazy tabloid peeps. What the…?

  72. Ginger says:

    William has some SERIOUS mental issues. It’s no wonder the UK desperately need Harry back. William doesn’t seem fit to do anything. This letter makes William look even worse

  73. susan says:

    I’ll bet there’s an opening for him if he wants to go to work for Trump. He’s got the boot-licking and ass-kissing down to a fine art.

  74. kerwood says:

    This sounds like the ranting of a sociopath. It’s also proof that Baldileaks must be a true low-life, with friends like PM and this guy. If Baldi had any class or sense at all, he’d tell ALL his friends in the media to shut the hell up. William is incandescent because he’s lost the American audience. Nobody in the US gives a fuck about the media people he has on his side. Piers who? Because Harry and Meghan have OPRAH. And Oprah ain’t crazy.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      As my mother used to say, ‘show me your friends and I’ll show you who you are’.

  75. EllenOlenska says:

    Maybe he was hoping this would get Sussexes to spill their receipts…and give him something to write about?

  76. Robin says:

    You just wouldn’t want to know or have to know Dan Wootton. Can you imagine knowing him socially. He must be such a weird person to be around. And to work for him must be like working for some unhinged obsessive. What grown man would write this stuff? It sounds like a copy and paste of something sent to him from KP and Kate’s mum. Journalism at its finest.

  77. L4frimaire says:

    It’s a poorly written piece, and rehashes a lot of the same crap and stereotypes. If Wooten and Morgan are both on the Daily Mail payroll, I don’t see how these two huge egos are going to function together. He seems on the same page as Morgan, weirdly obsessive, and also seems needling toward William. I don’t think even William is stupid enough to find this flattering. Hopefully in the coming days or mourning, he can’t be as tacky as this in his writing. Ha ha, not really.

  78. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Where would he get the inside information as to what happened with the tiaras, etc. Is someone leaking information? Will the palace investigate the leaks? If not, why not? How can they continue to employ people who leak information and cannot be trusted? Where is the royal outrage?

    • zinjazin says:

      I still think its Carol who is leaking. We will see.

    • ABritGuest says:

      Jason Knauf & Dan Wootton went to university in New Zealand together. I assume that & friendship with Christian Jones/his partner is how Wootton got most of his tea. He’s a nasty blackmailer. He basically forced Philip Scholfield to work with the Sun when he told the world he was gay. Wooton said if people work with him there’s more control over how info is presented. so I don’t doubt he’s holding some dirt over KP.

      I wonder how it’s gonna work at the Fail with two huge egos Wooton& Piers after royal favours. Plus Rebecca English is the usual Fail KP contact. Then you have Emily Andrews & Richard Eden. That’s a lot of reporters jockeying for royal exclusives.

      Nothing says the British press isn’t racist like publishing a piece suggesting that Harry’s relationship with Meghan is just his ‘jungle fever’ phase. Clearly a widely shared view as Sarah Vine said similar last week when she said Harry didn’t know who he was anymore & just going through a rebellious phase

      Plus Wooton suggests the products of the relationship (ie their kids)are ‘mistakes’ & Harry’s white Windsor relatives are his true blood relatives. Disgusting.

  79. LRobb says:

    This seems to be a rebuttal like the one either charles or william wanted to issue to the oprah interview, with murdoch sleaziness dashed into it here and there. It is patronizing and offensive re the sussexes and per dan’s approach to it, infantilizing of william himself. it also demeans every prominent sussex suppirter around the world. So 44 and 46, and your impactful FLOTUS’s, how ya feelin’?

    Disgusting article.

  80. Lorelei says:

    At first I thought the timing of the publication of this garbage must have annoyed Wooton so much; his thunder was immediately stolen by Philip and this unhinged letter isn’t really on people’s radars. All of the news and chatter is about Philip.

    But the more I think about how egregious it is, I wonder if, after Philip’s funeral is over and things get back to normal, there will be some sort of questioning into WTAF is going on here and how this got published. Because this is UNHINGED and shouldn’t be allowed to just slide by because the focus is on Philip ATM.

    None of us here have any expectations of quality from the Fail and even we are all shocked and appalled at how bad this is. There must be other people out there who find it disturbing and hopefully are in positions to do something about it. This “open letter” crossed so many lines of decency, my god.

  81. Nina says:

    He’s using Trumps technique of aiming at the uneducated. It’s like a dim 8 year olds essay on why I like prince William. If that 8 year old only read the DM or the Sun. Although I’m guessing most 8 yr olds prefer H and M, because they are the cool ones.

  82. K says:

    I feel like as he wrote this, he was wearing a baby T with William’s face and nothing else while drinking Martinis out of a box.

  83. Emily_C says:

    So is it considered normal for a man to prioritize his brother over his wife and family over there? I’m guessing not — though maybe for the aristocracy?

    He’s aiming at people who think it is bad to be an “American actress.” How big a demographic is that in England? How OLD a demographic? It’s like he thinks we’re some backwater colony — one that’s not nearly white enough for his taste, and where people don’t know their proper place. That a lovely mansion in California is a huge upgrade from what Harry had has to be apparent, but Wooten’s pretending Harry’s living in a shack somewhere. Among the “savages”, probably.

  84. Jezebeelzebub says:

    Fuck, that’s weird. It’s so weird I dont know what I’m supposed to take away from it.(besides Meghan Is Bad, of course.)

    Seriously, what’s going on? Did William provide some of the content of the letter? Or is this letter a purposely veiled threat to William? Or is this guy Hinckley and Will is Jodie Foster and H&M are Ronald Regan? The one thing I do know is that the overall tone of that letter is straight crazy. I just cant figure out which flavor of crazy it is.

    The Sussexes are better off over here in the states- I think thats obvious. It’s in keeping with the proud tradition of being a safe haven for British expats who’ve their snoots full of royal family fuckery, too. I picture the Statue of Liberty putting a protective arm around that little family, being all “come away from the bad men, yall. You dont have to take that shit, theres a house in Cali all ready for you”.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      I think the proper name for the flavor of crazy is sewage.

    • A says:

      I think it’s closer to William provided the contents of the letter. I imagine it’s almost like the sort of thing someone like Carole would say to console and soothe William, the sort of dreck that’s like, “Of course you’re right to be angry dear, your brother was MEAN to you by being so happy in his own life. There there, mummy’s here.”

  85. HK9 says:

    There are many kinds of fuckery I’ve been introduced to but this is new. I don’t know if this guy needs a therapist or just a swift box in the ears but either way it needs to stop.

  86. Agreatreckoning says:

    Wondering now if this deranged letter has anything to do with the front page apology letter Meghan is supposed to be receiving.

    I don’t know where that stands. I thought they had until April 6th to seek permission from the Court of Appeal to appeal against it.

  87. Rnot says:

    We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
    No matter how trifling the cost;
    For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
    And the nation that plays it is lost
    – Kipling

    William and Harry both attended Eton. They should be familiar with the concept. Harry refused to pay. William is lost.

  88. aquarius64 says:

    Wild Bill’s tribute to Philip on the KP site was the dual cypher of the Camps and a cut and parse of the BP announcement. Same with CH but with the P of W emblem. Jeez how unfeeling.

  89. A says:

    I don’t think this is a threat. I think that this is something William sanctioned. It’s validation of William’s petty little narrative inside his head, but publicly expressed, so that he can show his audience WHY they should be on his side. Dan Wootton is spelling out all of William’s grievances, and giving people an explanation as to why William should have his grievances validated, rather than called out.

    Relating this back to the Tom Bradby thing, I’m going to go out on a limb and wonder if maybe William demanded some type of expression of loyalty to him, if not in public, but behind closed doors. Maybe Tom Bradby was a bit more cautious in his response, wanting to be more balanced. Maybe he tried to get Tom Bradby to write something that was sympathetic to William’s POV, and Bradby refused, so he got shafted.

    But either way, what this letter is isn’t a creepy threat. I read it as someone who has listened to William rage and whinge for a good afternoon or two, took notes, and wrote it up to the world as the whiny manifesto of an almost 40 year old man child, who continues to be angry and jealous that his younger brother is achieving success beyond his own reach.

  90. Ania says:

    „ given the royal pecking order, Meghan couldn’t always get what she wanted. ” Oh how they love showing people their place, „No honey, you are not that important…”. Jeez. I would move oceans away too to separate myself from this bunch. We can observe the classic problem in many families here, how parents/sibling can’t stand other family member prioritising their new families. The neverending suggestions that husband/wife is basically a stranger who doesn’t really know or love you. All while refusing to notice that you have grown and changed and taking it as an insult if you dare to have different priorities and opinions as an adult. My husband is a younger brother and there is always this „feeling” that he’s still immature one, despite having his own family, solid career and generally being super responsible and reasonable guy. All because his sister had her family earlier.

    And Will will spectacularily implode sooner or later. He has no idea how unhinged it all looks and still he continues. Even Chuck finally realised that he should shut up after Diana crisis.

  91. Kkat says:

    So how far do people like Dan and Piers and Jason have to go in threatening the future king and the future of the monarchy
    Before they have an accident.

    Because this type of situation is threatening the continuation of the actual monarchy.

  92. Robin says:

    Dan Wootton is famous for being the first to approach celebrities warning them, on behalf of the Sun group papers, that they have a kiss and tell about to go to print. They essentially blackmail the celebrity into doing an exclusive with one of their papers by offering him or her the chance to, as they call it, “control” the narrative. It is a disgusting practice, mentored by that lovely woman Rebekah Wade. So, at this stage, Wootton is at the beck and call of KP and doing its dirty work, but for how long and to what end? Maybe he has leverage on them already, maybe he knows a lot more than they can afford to let go; or maybe he is lining up the beneficial favours for a payback situation when something truly hits the fan for William. There will be a price to pay for so obviously getting into bed with the tabloids.

  93. Nina says:

    What fresh hell is this. They are so blinded by their hatred for Meghan, they have totally gone off the deep end. What position is he trying out for, Master of the Stool?

  94. Tinydancer says:

    Its so twisted i thought it was ironic at some point. Like a Buffon.