DM: Duchess Meghan ‘doesn’t want to be the center of attention’ at the funeral…?

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Yesterday, the Daily Mail claimed that Prince Harry had flown into Heathrow on Sunday and that he immediately parked himself at Nottingham Cottage for his five-day quarantine, which is apparently the standard for people flying into England. Then Harry’s spokesperson went around correcting the Mail’s version, saying that actually, Harry is staying at Frogmore Cottage, the Sussexes’ home in Windsor. Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank and baby August were supposedly living at Frogmore in the Sussexes’ absence, and now there’s mixed information about whether Harry is staying at Frogmore solo or if Eugenie and Jack are there too. Buzzfeed said he was staying there solo, but People Mag said E&J are there:

Prince Harry has returned to the U.K. for the first time in over a year to attend his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral this coming weekend — and he’s staying at a familiar place. Harry, who arrived in the U.K. from California on Sunday, is staying at his Frogmore Cottage home in Windsor, the house where he, wife Meghan Markle and son Archie lived before they left the U.K., PEOPLE has learned. Prince Harry is following COVID-19 protocols before joining his family at Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday.

Harry is staying with his cousin Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, who moved into Frogmore Cottage after the arrival of their son August in February, PEOPLE confirms. Meghan and Harry gave the new parents use of their home in the U.K. A source tells PEOPLE that Jack will most likely not be attending the funeral to keep the number of attendees in check amid COVID-19 restrictions. It’s possible that several of Philip’s grandkids’ spouses will not be in attendance on Saturday for that reason.

[From People]

I bet that’s nice, Harry getting to spend some low-key time with one of his favorite cousins and her new baby. And it is HIS house. He paid for those fakakta renovations. Anyway, interesting about Jack. Especially given all of the bizarre energy around “why didn’t Meghan come to England?!?” Speaking of, the Daily Mail had this very weird story:

Meghan Markle stayed back in Montecito, California, while Prince Harry flew to London because she ‘doesn’t want to be the center of attention’ at Prince Philip’s funeral, her friends claim. Despite the pregnant Duchess declining to return to London with Harry to join his family in mourning for the late Duke of Edinburgh, friends say she and Prince Philip ‘had a special bond and she adored him.’

In addition to not wanting the spotlight, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson previously confirmed that Meghan ‘has been advised by her physician not to travel’ because she is around six months pregnant.

‘Meghan said her main concern right now is supporting Harry. She said she left it up to him as to whether or not she would attend the funeral,’ an insider with close ties to Meghan Markle tells ‘Meghan said it’s during these times when family should come together, put their differences aside and unite as one. She said this is what Prince Philip would want and that she’s willing to forgive and move forward,’ they said.

While it’s possible that Meghan could fly to the UK to join Harry before Saturday’s funeral, the insider added that her mother Doria is ‘adamant’ that she not travel while pregnant. ‘Doria insisted that Meghan stay behind and support Harry from afar. Like Harry, Doria is very protective of Meghan and doesn’t want to see her putting her own health at risk. Stress is the last thing Meghan needs right now. Meghan said attending or not attending Prince Philip’s funeral isn’t going to change her relationship with the Queen. She said the Queen understands her absence and would want her to stay safe and healthy for the baby. Meghan said this is the opportune time for Henry to mend his relationship with his brother and his dad. She doesn’t need to be there for that.’

[From The Daily Mail]

What in the sugary fan-fic is this crap? Meghan isn’t going to *avoid* a royal funeral simply because she doesn’t want attention, that makes no sense. She would have gotten a crazy amount of attention EITHER WAY. Like she is right now. Besides, Meg is massively pregnant. That’s enough of a reason, there’s no need to create this alternate theory based on a narrative which sounds like it was cooked up on some kind of keen fan page. Pippa hissed into the line, “I heard Meghan didn’t come to the UK because she didn’t want to distract from the real Queen, my mother!!”

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  1. Oh_Hey says:

    She’s heavily pregnant at nearly 40 after a miscarriage less than a year ago. What doctor in their right mind would sign the medical clearance? What woman in that situation even with a loving family would risk it? Why would a good family ask her to?

    These people and their minions are trash. She’s the center of attention, even when she’s not there or talking, because the trash is making it so. I cannot wait until what’s left of their little empire crumbles in a wave of independence drives.

    • C-Shell says:

      In a pandemic. This is insane.

      • BABSORIG says:

        Exactly. I ROTFALMBO’ed at “Meghan said Henry has to mend his relationship with his brother “, LOL. 😁😁These fools are so predictable 🙄 😴

    • Louise177 says:

      Not to mention the pandemic and traveling halfway around the world. I don’t know why people don’t seem to think staying home is reasonable.

      • Feeshalori says:

        Because common sense isn’t that common and the haters totally lose it when it comes to Meghan. But of course they would follow safe practices that they would deny for her for themselves, I’m sure.

    • Harper says:

      Not to mention the total discomfort of the standing, sitting, standing, sitting routine in an hour-long funeral service, and the danger of Baldimort and Buttons sticking their feet out to trip her every time Meghan comes near.

    • Me says:

      This nonsense has nothing to do with factual reality. It is part of a media machine that must create constant fresh content as clickbait. The BM craft a soap opera narrative to appeal to their particular audience ( older, xenophobic Little Englanders) and go from there. It’s not news, it’s ‘Birth of a Nation’ dressed up for the 21st century.

    • Heat says:

      This is exactly when I came in to say!
      If she HAD gone, there were be a million stories about how she was SEEKING to steal the spotlight from the funeral…or how she risked Harry’s baby by travelling in a pandemic while pregnant…or whatever. There is no winning for her.

      • Shahad says:

        No airlines would risk flying a woman that is 7 months pregnant. One of my friends had to lie to Qantas and say she was 5 month’s pregnant when she was actually 7 months pregnant in order to fly back home to Sydney from L.A after she found out her American husband was a bigamist and was still married to another woman in Europe. The airline told her if she was 7 month and over they would not allow her to fly back to Australia.

    • PEARL GREY says:

      The Daily Fail are just trying to set Meghan up to be dragged, as usual. Meghan is not attending the funeral due to not receiving clearance from her medical team, that’s all. She is approaching 40, with a high risk pregnancy after suffering a miscarriage. It is not advisable that she travel that long journey at this stage, much less during a pandemic where pregnant women are particularly vulnerable. But of course the DM want to say she isn’t going because of not wanting to be the centre of attention, because they know that will incite their rabid readers to accuse her of making it about herself and daring to think she is important enough to take attention away. If Meghan is the centre of attention, it’s because they deliberately make it so, and then blame her for “stealing” the spotlight when it’s them who can’t stop shining it on her, even for a funeral she won’t even be at. Fake story.

    • Janeeys says:

      My sister attended our cousin’s wedding at almost 7.5 months’s pregnant flying from London to Belfast. If you want to br there you want to be there.

      • Natasha says:

        I dont know your sister, her age or medical history, but I know that Belfast is waaaay closer to London than LA is.

      • Rita says:

        Would your sister at 7.5 months pregnant travel on a 10 hour flight to attend a funeral of a grandfather not related to her. Did she suffer a miscarriage in previous pregnancy and is she nearly 40.

      • kirshenbaom says:

        Cuddos for her, het body her baby her choice, I would have never risk my baby my body my baby my choice

      • Shahad says:

        Airlines normally ask for clearance letters from a doctor if you have to travel Long haul if you are over certain number of weeks pregnant. You can travel for short haul upto 4 hrs without a clearance letter upto 36 weeks pregnant. I think most countries have their own guidelines.

    • Sara says:

      How many months pregnant was she when she flew for her baby shower? She was pretty big at the time.

  2. Snuffles says:

    Now they are trying to claim that Meghan wants Harry and William to reconcile!? I call BS! I’m sure she’s letting Harry making that decision and Harry probably sees that William is still a backstabbing asshole. So, no dice!

    • Cecilia says:

      I kind of do believe that meghan wants there to be peace between the brothers tho… if only because meghan is a pacifist. And a bit naïve sometimes. But you are right. Harry will decide whether there will be a reconciliation and i think he doesn’t want one until apologies have been made to meghan.

      • Snuffles says:

        I’m sure Meghan wishes for peace for everyone, that doesn’t mean there can be. That doesn’t mean she will turn the other cheek as William continues his unhinged attacks via his BM surrogates and try to use her and Harry as his personal scapegoats.

        I’m certain she’s washed her hands of the situation and wants nothing to do with William and Kate ever again, but will respect whatever decision Harry makes.

        But if anyone thinks Harry is going to forgive William right now with the way he’s been acting is deluding themselves. William is CLEARLY spiraling out of control.

      • Liz says:

        She is a pacifist sure this goes further than pacifism it’s actively trying to mend bridges and I think the Sussex is a very okay with the ‘space’. At this point I don’t think they care for a relationship and all of the desperado stuff will is pulling they just need the palace to keep them and their children’s names out their mouths.

      • JT says:

        I don’t think Meghan would want to reconcile with Will. Not after Harry said their relationship is in the wind, or after that disgusting Wotton piece and certainly not after TOB used a deceased Prince Philip to trash them some more. How low can this fool go?

    • Myra says:

      I caught that part, too. There should be no reconciliation without an apology. His wife and children’s lives will forever be in danger because of William. I can move past almost anything, even if I never forget, but what William did to Meghan, that’s unforgivable. It would take a lot for me to forgive.

  3. C-Shell says:

    No one with genuine “close ties to Meghan” is going to talk to the Heil. No one. This is unadulterated horse sh!t. God, I loathe these cretins.

    • Liz says:

      Me too! Such a load of rubbish, they are just trying to creat the Meg ‘exclusives’ and content they are missing out on because she’s not attending the funeral!

    • Edna says:

      Truth. This is some made up fan fiction cause ABSOLUTELY NO ONE close to Meghan would speak to the Fail. It is disgusting how these tabloid rags make $hit up about people all the damn time.

    • My Two Cents says:

      i broke my own rule not to comment, to let them know that no friend of Meghan will speak with the DM and why are people still believing every story? how do they have the energy to so enthusiastically pile on this woman, every day, for how many years now? We get it, they hate her. but they are having thousands of comments on every article about her/them this week. Just crazy!

      • BarbN says:

        I recently started reading the comments on DM articles about the Sussexes – talk about nasty! But I also noticed that the same comments are often repeated from page to page. So the total number of ORIGINAL comments is less than the total listed. A sign of bot posting, perhaps?

      • iconoclast59 says:

        @BarbN Plus, other CBers have reported that the Daily Fail routinely deletes pro-H&M comments, making it look like the haters are in the majority.

      • Tessa says:

        The bots don’t want any favorable Meghan comments.

  4. Izzy says:

    There is no way any friend of Meghan’s spoke to the Daily Heil.

  5. Osty says:

    No friend or close contact of Meghan will speak with the fail or any other tabloids here

  6. Seraphina says:

    I would not step foot in England if I were her while pregnant. She does not need the stress nor the toxic vibes that will be given off by the family. Safe and secure in Cali with her mom by her side is the best way to go.
    They could name the girl Phillipa, in honor of PP and call her Pippa for short. That would get the tongues wagging for sure…….I JEST, I JEST.
    And Jack is doing the right thing too. Avoid the drama and stay home with the baby. It also is setting the tone that what Meghan is doing is not THAT far off from what others may do or will do.

    • Becks1 says:

      Jack and Edo staying home makes sense and does set a standard for the grandkid’s spouses. I wonder if there was talk of Kate staying home, and she refused and that’s why William made the point of talking about her in the statement and how close she was to Prince Philip?

      • Mynameispearl says:

        The suggested attendees include Autumn Kelly, Mike tindall, and Kate. I suppose Philip knew those ones very well, but he wouldnt have known Edo or Jack that well (considering the number restrictions).

      • Sofia says:

        Honestly I doubt there was any serious talk of Kate staying at home. She’s a senior royal and the future future queen. If she wasn’t there, people/royal watchers/the media would wonder why she wasn’t. Whereas Jack and Edo aren’t senior royals, neither are their wives and most of the wider public don’t even know who they are so if they stay at home, it’s not a big deal.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Sofia I’m sure you’re right, but it’s fun to imagine Will’s rage if it was suggested that Kate not attend, lol.

      • Seraphina says:

        It would be very interesting to hear what is said between Harry and PE and Jack. Now that would be some tea indeed.

      • Tessa says:

        It’s ironic that William said that Philip made Kate feel welcome and William did not do the same for Meghan and quite the opposite. He “admires” Philip but does not practice the same thing he admires.

      • Harper says:

        I don’t think Will’s statement about Philip making Kate feel welcome to be anything other than one-upmanship with his cousins whose spouses are not being included in the funerals due to not being around long enough to know Philip well. He shades his whole extended cousin group, not just H&M. No wonder he wants the Middletons as a guard during the funeral. He probably is getting them an invite to the after-party.

  7. VS says:

    jeez all the royals in the uk want this attention, yet they are giving it to the person who does NOT want to talk to any of them… weird! why not give it to top ceo/assistant or incandescent with rage PwT?

  8. Becks1 says:

    I mean, yes and no? Meghan is smart enough to know that if she did attend (let’s say she wasn’t pregnant or not as far along as she is), the press would make it all about her and everything she wore, every smile, every expression, etc. The press is STILL making this all about Harry and Meghan and she’s not in the UK and we haven’t seen her in a while (have we seen her do any calls or anything after the Oprah interview?)

    But, that’s not why she isn’t going. She’s not going because she is heavily pregnant and her doctor advised her not to. Full stop.

    This article IS full of fan fic though, like any “insider” close to Meghan would be talking to the Daily Mail, lol.

    • Seraphina says:

      Damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t. And she has a very valid reason why she cannot travel.

      • Ania says:

        Pregnancy is the bottomline but apart from that I can guess that if Harry asked her to go and be his support she would. And that would be the only reason for her to go because the salty salties are gonna hate her anyway.

  9. Sofia says:

    None of Meghan’s friends are speaking to the Mail and being their sources

  10. FancyPants says:

    I could believe she wouldn’t want the EXTREME attention- cameras zoomed in on every single pore on her face and body language “experts” over-analyzing her every little involuntary twitch. That has to be miserable even in her “normal” circumstances. I’m sure she would like to be there to support Harry in person, but ultimately I think she’s doing whatever her doctor told her was safest for her and babygirl.

    • Lady D says:

      There would be 35 articles on Meghan’s belly clutching alone. I would not blame her if she never returned to that island.

      • FicklePickle says:

        I think you might be underestimating that.

        With at least two major themes I can think of related to belly touching (HOW DARE SHE BE SO THEATRICAL WITH THE BELLY CLUTCHING, Here’s 50 different reasons why Meghan might be having another miscarriage RIGHT NOW and the belly touching is a MAJOR WARNING SIGN) and with at least a dozen writers EACH for the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, the Daily Mirror, the Daily Star, the Sun, the Morning Star, AND the Sunday editions of each, oh and Sunday People…and that doesn’t include those that are technically not tabloids, like the Evening Standard, the Metro, the City A.M., the Asian Express, the Shuttle, and also the Yorkshire Reporter but that one is pretty much only distributed in the Leeds area, maybe one or two articles each from eight national magazines currently circulated, and approximately one gross of regional newspapers which may choose to either completely ignore the situation or go all in so let’s average it out to one or two articles per paper…

        Oh, and we should probably figure that they’ll spread it out over at least a month or so, because EVERYBODY writing EXACTLY the same thing all at once would kill their circulation, but an unending stream of people each taking their turn to trash a woman with exactly the same talking points for precisely the same thing for months on end does not, somehow. Also I completely left out all the publications of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, as well as the non-english publications and the specialist newspapers, because I just don’t wanna.

        But hey! Some of them will probably be positive, out of the…potentially 456 articles on the same topic. It probably won’t be quite that many.

  11. Madelaine says:

    The gutter British press made a fuss about Duchess Meghan wearing blood diamond earrings. Isn’t CopyKaren wearing Diana’s earrings for Harry’s christening? It’s time she returned Harry’s rightful property to his wife.
    Plus, had Duchess Meghan chosen to fly all the way to England, she would have been accused of criminally jeopardizing the life of an unborn royal. Now that she’s decided to stay home, she gets negative attention for allegedly scheming to dodge public attention. Is there a planet where Duchess Meghan (it’s important we keep calling her that way, for obvious reasons) is credited for doing the right thing?

  12. Eve says:

    Even if she wasn’t pregnant I doubt she would have gone, with only 30 people allowed she wouldn’t have made the cut.

    • Sofia says:

      I’m sure if she wanted to come, they (or Harry would push for it) would have made space and taken someone like Princess Michael off the list (who the royals themselves aren’t too fond of anyways)

      • JT says:

        She would have made the cut. Part of the reason why this funeral is getting as much international attention as it is, is because of H&M. As soon as it was announced that Prince Philip had passed nearly all of the news were asking if Harry was going and then would Meghan would attend.

    • Liz says:

      No I think she would have, she has a god relationship with him and the Queen, the rest are just desperate attention seekers biting at her feet.

    • Becks1 says:

      She would have definitely made the cut, if only bc I think someone there at BP would realize how bad it would look for the black duchess to be excluded after the interview – like what better to prove that what she said about racism was right?

      Someone like Princess Michael would have gotten excluded before Meghan. But it’s a moot issue.

      • Eve says:

        If Jack isn’t making the cut after knowing Philip for longer I don’t think meghan would. I don’t think any of the grandchildren’s spouses should go, including Kate.

      • JT says:

        @Eve Jack is a nonentity. He was never a senior member and in terms of importance in that family, he is a nonstarter. Not trying to be harsh, but that’s how they think. Despite their feelings on Meghan, she is important, that’s why she is brought in every royal conversation. She would have absolutely made the cut, and especially as a former senior member and wife to the prodigal son.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Meghan definitely would have made the cut. Jack and Edo, no, but Meghan yes.

      • Nic919 says:

        I don’t want to defend Jack, but he might have actually known Philip more since he was dating Eugenie for close to a decade. And unlike how William treated Kate during the dating years, I am sure Eugenie didn’t exclude Jack from family events if she didn’t have to.
        Now I do think Meghan would have gotten included if she could attend, but Jack not attending is also significant.

    • tcbc says:

      @Eve She would have been invited. The press is obsessed with her, and the firm would have wanted that attention pointed at the funeral.

  13. CindyP says:

    So the Kris Middletons got a spot but spouses of his grandchildren didn’t?

    How are the tabloids going to spin that?

    • Sofia says:

      I doubt the Midds are going. They would probably love to but if the PM is giving up his seat for a family member, it wouldn’t look good for them to turn up

    • Becks1 says:

      I feel pretty confident in saying that the Middletons aren’t going. There are family members who actually knew PP who aren’t going, why would they go?

      (I feel like the Midds probably only met PP a handful of times at events like weddings).

    • Harper says:

      Will probably told CarolE she’d come to the funeral during the first exchanges after PP died, because Covid restrictions are not something Will considers. CarolE then jumped the gun ordering her funeral outfit and hat and talking to the press only to then hear that those darn covid restrictions were going to leave her out and hence some poor dress and hat designer will go unpaid.

      • bamaborn says:

        The image of CarolE on the phone and computer getting her funeral rags together, whether she goes or not, brought a needed chuckle. Lol!

    • Melissa says:

      @ Cindy — I doubt they are going, but on the off chance they actually did, we have absolutely NO IDEA what kind of relationship any of them have with each other behind closed doors. We get glimpses and interactions at the big stuff when they are together but beyond that we just don’t know.
      I kinda hope they do go now just for the comments on various sites.

  14. Cecilia says:

    Wow the daily mail is desperate to have an “insider” with meghan aren’t they? A friend? What friend? Lmao. They don’t speak to y’all and meghan stayed home on doctors order because if she could help it she would have been there. If only to support harry

  15. Amy Bee says:

    The Sussexes don’t talk to the Daily Mail so who are these “friends”? As Meghan said the press creates the news and this is another example.

    • Cecilia says:

      They just want to appear like they have an “in” with her. Its stupid

    • Melissa says:

      If they make something new up every day they will eventually be right.

      I have a hard time believing Harry is “quarantining” with a young family and their new baby. The whole point of quarantine is to isolate oneself until it is proven you do not carry the virus.

      I don’t think they have any idea where the Ginger Prince is.

      • Cecilia says:

        Harry’s spokes person confirmed to buzzfeed that he is at frogmore cottage. But i think that eugenie & jack were simply temporarily living there and have been somewhere else for a while now.

      • Becks1 says:

        It’s possible Eugenie and Jack and August moved to the Royal Lodge so Harry could quarantine at Frogmore, or that he is just staying in his room and going to the kitchen or wherever when they’re not around? But it was confirmed that he’s at Frogmore.

      • Lila says:

        The spokesperson confirmed that Harry is at Frog Cott alone.

  16. swirlmamad says:

    LMAO….these people are salty as f*ck that she didn’t go so they could scrutinize, harass, and harangue a pregnant woman, and now they’re trying to play it that she “chose not to go” so that she “wouldn’t be the center of attention”? They are placing way more self importance on Meghan than she ever would on herself. It’s completely laughable and I can’t wait for them and their so-called “reporting” to fall flat on their faces when NOTHING they say comes to pass.

    • Amy Bee says:


    • Edna says:

      I read somewhere that the tabloids and RRs are all salty cause Meghan didn’t come. Lost of income for them😂🤣

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Yep. Another Nothingham(misspelling intentional) Cottage story. You’re right, the media is trying to make it about her when she is choosing to be silent. Her friends would NOT be sharing any information. The only possibility I can think of is if Harry is working yet to root out other blabbers in the family. Though at this point he probably doesn’t GAF.

      • Ania says:

        I think that security detail for Harry must be very tight in UK after the interview and I’m pretty sure they don’t want to disclode where he is. Hence multiple locations leaked.

  17. Liz says:

    BS through and through! No friend of Meg is going to the Daily Mail for anything, this is what THEY want, not what she said/wants to her like to most it is what it is. Meg is probably just sitting in her garden drinking a smoothie somewhere and this is the fanfic they write about her!

  18. Emily says:

    Any “friend” who is talking to the Daily Mail isn’t really Meghan’s friend.

  19. ABritGuest says:

    Fan fiction as we know no Sussex insider is talking to the Fail. This sounds like troll talking points too as before it was announced she wasn’t attending trolls were saying how can she make the funeral all about her.

    The press are mad their money maker is missing and bringing poor Doria into (claiming she insisted Meghan not attend rather than the real reason) to stir up their hateful racist commentators. It’s really sad people believe this stuff & tabloids & their owners have so much influence.

  20. Nev says:

    I honestly am waiting for them to blame her for covid.

  21. Mooney says:

    Since this is the Fail, we know it’s the opposite. Like everyone said above, no genuine friend of Meghan of Meghan would talk to the tabloids.

    Meghan is not attending, and still everyone is making it about her. They’re pissed because she’s the money maker for the tabloids, the RF is pissed because they don’t want her ruining their little gathering and taking the spotlight, while also pissed that had she come,they would have generated interest. Midds are pissed because even not coming, she’s overshadowing their mean girl daughter. Staff are pissed they can’t cry wolf about her “bully behaviour”. Meanwhile, Meghan singlehandedly in her X$ mansion is chilling out with her little family.

    PS I’ve always loved the head to toe olive look she rocked in the christening. Sleek, elegant, and classy.

  22. Jay says:

    What fresh pile is this?
    Meghan wants to “forgive and forget” because it’s what Phillip would have wanted?

    She left it up to Harry whether or not she should fly??

    She might still surprise everybody by jumping on a plane to the UK, somehow skipping quarantine regulations, and crashing the funeral???

    This is not even good fanfic, it’s unrecognizable! They are so desperate and ridiculous.

    • Feeshalori says:

      Jay, you had me chuckling at the image of Meghan crashing open the church doors and yelling, “I’M HEEEERE!” Such are the effects of a vivid imagination and the need for more morning coffee.

    • Lemons says:

      I loved the part where they acted like Meghan’s grief would overwhelm her to the point of hopping on a plane with Archie this week to make the weekend funeral for a grandfather-in-law she barely knew. And yes, let’s be honest, they didn’t really know each other even if she was fond of him.

      I also loved the number of times the insider says “Meghan said…” as if that somehow makes these ridiculous stories more true.

      • L4frimaire says:

        Thry really want her to show up at that funeral, lol. Not gonna happen. She’ll watch it on tv.

  23. aquarius64 says:

    This is the Fail still being butthurt that Meghan beat it in court.

  24. Over it says:

    Sure will and company, Harry and Megs will want forgiveness and healing as soon as you say sorry and stop trashing her.

  25. Ennn says:

    Why does this article even exist? If I was a Middle England royalist I’d be very put off by the tabloids trying to insert their brand of covering H&M news in a situation that just doesn’t call for it. I mean really when does this soap opera end or at least take a break, the Queen’s husband died!

  26. Merricat says:

    I doubt Meghan is spending a moment thinking about what the rota has to say about anything. She’s occupied with her toddler, her pregnancy, and her husband. He’ll be back shortly.

  27. Amelie says:

    I am so thankful Meghan is far advanced into her pregnancy that she has a valid excuse not to go. Because if she wasn’t, she would be criticized for going and nonstop coverage of the Oprah interview fallout. And if she didn’t, she would be seen as disrespectful and disloyal and who knows what else. It was the same thing when the Trumps showed up in England for that hot mess of a state visit a few years ago when she had just given birth to Archie and was still on maternity leave. She had a valid excuse not to show up and interact with them. I remember there was an event where I guess the Queen had brought out some historical documents or something for the Trumps to look at and Harry had to put in an appearance. He basically side stepped the Trumps, hung back, and walked past them to avoid interacting and being photographed with them. It was hilarious.

    • booboocita says:

      The fact that Harry did indeed avoid being photographed with the toxic Trumps gives me hope that he’ll be able to sidestep getting photographed with PwBT and Ofwilliam. He knows his worth, and he knows how to preserve his worth.

      • swirlmamad says:

        That smooth move during the Dump’s visit is a good sign that he will be able to avoid the money shot with Will that the RR’s are salivating over if he wants to.

  28. boyd says:

    Meghan would never be anonymous. This is a MORE FAKE NEWS.
    UK is going crazy about Phillip like North Korea’s Kim Jong Il death.

    • bamaborn says:

      Is this true? Read where the BBC network had over 100,000 complaints because of the wall to wall coverage. Apparently, they want to get back to their soap opera dramas.

  29. Rapunzel says:

    Notice they put the onus on Doria for insisting Meg not go. And imply she might still come.

    That is tacitly calling Meg a liar. She already issued a statement saying it was the doctor’s call.

    This is not just a made up BS story. It is a subtle form of brainwashing. They are psychologically conditioning their readers to disbelieve everything Meg says. It’s intentional too, I bet.

    • Carol says:

      I wish I hadn’t been writing my comment when you posted this! I hadn’t even thought of what you shared.

  30. Carol says:

    Why are they coming so hard at Doria? Are they trying to put her in play as a person standing in opposition to the RF? Are they trying to provoke Meghan to tell them to leave her mom alone?

    I always find it so weird that Meghan and Harry are closing in on 40 and the reporting is so often infantilized drivel (Doria refuses to let her fly). My mom was not telling me what to do once she stopped paying my bills as an early 20-something.

    • FicklePickle says:

      I do think that part of it is because the overwhelming majority of tabloid writers in Britain are from the upper class, the title-adjacent and penniless blood-aristocrats who have fallen into such calamitous misfortune that they must WORK for a living.

      And the British aristocracy is nothing if not a breeding ground for highly dysfunctional financially abusive family dynamics where one’s parents or grandparents or elder sibling or cousin can and do dictate your life because they’re the one with the title and thus, head of the family. And since the British aristocracy runs on a winner-takes-all system, where the heir and/or eldest child is overwhelmingly going to inherit the entirety of their parents’ estate to preserve the family fortune, head of the family means holder of the checkbook. And yes, God forbid one of those people marked by God’s Chosen Leader of England for elevation above all others has to get a job for any reason other than they’re bored or want a bit more spending money than Mummy and Daddy will give.

      TL;DR British tabloid writers infantilize adults because the British aristocracy infantilizes adults.

  31. Lizzie says:

    According to Finding Freedom Meghan did not go to Pippa’s wedding reception because the press made such a huge fuss over the ‘best bum’. She was dressed and ready to go. So the bm cannot have it both ways, yes Meghan would be the main focus if she came because they would make sure of it. While this is true it is also moot since the doctor told her not to go.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I thought she simply wasn’t invited to the ceremony, just the reception. The Middleton’s were dang,I got all sorts of stories to get more press interest in the wedding. I’d take some of the stuff written I. Finding Freedom with a grain of salt. They even got the crying ( lying) Kate story wrong.

  32. Ann says:

    I was seven months pregnant when my grandmother died. It was a three hour flight and I didn’t attend, because at least at that time, two decades ago, it was advised not to fly in your third trimester. And I was under 30.

    Seems like a no-brainer to me.

  33. MangoAngelesque says:

    I think Meghan is firmly in camp “Whatever You Need Of Me” with Harry. If he is truly longing to rebuild some sort of relationship with his brother in the future, then she’s right there to give everything she can to help him figure out exactly put to set those boundaries and make it happen. If he’s not sure, she’s right there to listen and give her perspective from her own life and experiences and work it out with him. And if he decides it’s a burnt bridge, then she’s definitely someone who knows how to go no contact with toxic people that simply cannot be a part of your life for your own mental health, and can help him there.

    So I guess, basically, she’s His Person. And he’s Her Person. And that seems to be what seriously pisses off so many people.

  34. Tessa says:

    DM and bots on social media have the same “mantra” she wants attention. DM is just fanning the flames.

  35. Cessily says:

    From what I have seen of H&M in the past and the statements they have made, I have no doubt she will return to England sometime in the future. I think if she was not pregnant she would have been there right next to PH, that is who they seem to be. She wants to support him, and he wants to support her. That has to be the worst part of this is that she could not attend by his side for support.
    When she/they return you will see they have complete control of their media, itinerary and who surrounds them. They will have security contracted to them. So it will be an entirely different thing than before, and they can leave when they decide. I really think that they will return and baptize their daughter there. I would think that H&M would do that for the queen.

  36. Beech says:

    The RR making her the center of attention as one does. Instead of the Duke Edinburgh the recently deceased. Btw, I thought Hissy Fit Wm had strong objections to E and J moving into Frogmore.

  37. L4frimaire says:

    Once again the British tabloids basically trying to invalidate this woman’s pregnancy. Yes, another mixed race, Black royal is coming, no matter how much they try to pretend that isn’t the case. She cannot, and should not fly this far along in her pregnancy, especially after previously suffering a miscarriage, especially during the pandemic with the virulent UK strain out there. Can you imagine being on a 10 hour flight and having a medical emergency over the Atlantic?The Daily Mail is constantly lying about and trolling her because she sued them and won, and they still owe her money. They always have this set up that she only exists to crave attention, that they constantly give her, without her consent, or any truth to it.

  38. MA says:

    Zara got excused for her smirks during the Sussexes wedding because apparently being pregnant means you can’t show respect to clergy in church for 20 minutes. Kate got excused for her RBF during the Sussexes wedding because being postpartum means you can’t fake a smile for a split second in a wedding portrait or look at the bride even once during the ceremony.

    Meghan apparently can’t be excused for not getting on a plane for 20 hours while heavily pregnant in her third trimester, despite being almost 40, having had a miscarriage, and needing to care for a toddler, IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC.

    I’m not surprised anymore but I am so SO tired of the racist and cruel dehumanization of Meghan.

    • Ania says:

      Yes exactly this. White little ladies deserve peace and comfort but Meg should suck it up and risk her and her baby’s health for NO reason. Philip had milions of relatives and her attending just for the sake of it is not a valid reason for me.

    • Nic919 says:

      Some of the photos above are a reminder of Kate’s weird faces, both in the formal photo and also at the ceremony.

  39. nutella toast says:

    I know she deserves privacy…but I am really missing her pregnancy fashion this time around. She really did an amazing job of looking spectacular without looking too uncomfortable. I miss seeing her glow and dangit, I loved when she touched her belly. That’s what expectant mommas do.

    Also, William sucks.

  40. Cessily says:

    Is it Saturday yet? Can’t wait for the “prince Harry decides to stay and never returning to the Cali life” headline then 10 hours later LAX spotter reports him exiting a plane from Heathrow.. poor Meghan has probably not left her home and she has this twisted media frenzy of speculation and lies..I hope she is Sitting in the shade watching her son and dogs play, hand touching her baby bump in peace.

    • Ania says:

      I cannot wait for pictures of Harry looking respectful but checked out from royal drama with headlines screaming how „his bodylanguage shows he’s happy to be with his real family and the angry looks at Will mean that he’s thinking how to tell Meg he’s staying”.

  41. ennie says:

    Who are the sources “friends” but they don’t mention that whose friends, a Buckingham spokesperson , reqlly? With all that private info?
    Hiw can se be the center of attention if haters say they -she in particular- are irrelevant , unimportant, down on the line, have already left, and a long etc. If you don’t care for her, then STOP talking about her, but they can’t. Tabloids do it for money, and the crazies because they are owned.

  42. Cessily says:

    Does anyone know why sky news Australia is so hate filled towards H&M, they are on par with the seething nastiness of the tabloids.. I thought Sky News was kind of reputable, obviously I was mistaken.

  43. NJ says:

    I don’t believe any BS that doesn’t come directly from Harry and Meghans spokesperson or H&M themselves. They have no reason to put their business out via “a close friend” or any unnamwd sources. Nothing in this article isn’t something we could reasonably assume. Of course Doria wouldn’t want Meghan to fly to London. Its a an emotional risk, a health risk and a security risk to go back.

  44. Well Wisher says:

    Particularly liked the last sentence. It is the required briefing from Carol in lieu of her invitation to the funeral. Those two spaces should be for the spouses of the grandchildren. One can be assured that NONE of Meghan’s friends nor relations will ever speak to the fail.

  45. I can’t believe why so many people believe this kind of filthy gossip. No names of friends and sources and no substantiation at all. Nada. And yet the British press deliberately pass it off like it was Bible truth. The British media plays really dirty. They are a manipulatively rabid racist to the core. But they will never vanquish Meghan. She will remain unconquered. Take that Piers and the all you lot.