Duchess Meghan ‘didn’t understand’ that the Cambridges were ‘the number one couple’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Invictus team trials in Bath

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are co-chairs for Vax Live, a Global Citizen-affiliated concert which will raise money for global vaccinations. This is a lot bigger than I originally thought, which is saying a lot! The Sussexes and Global Citizen have got a lot of A-list celebrities and performers signed up for the concert, plus world leaders will be making appearances:

Prince Harry and Meghan will serve as the campaign chairs of Global Citizen’s effort to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to medical workers in the world’s poorest countries. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will appear at “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World,” to be taped Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and air on ABC, CBS, FOX, YouTube and iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations on May 8, Global Citizen, the anti-poverty nonprofit, announced Tuesday.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will also appear during the broadcast as part of the “We Can Do This” initiative to increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines. French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Croatian Prime Andrej Minister Plenković will also appear at the concert, which will be hosted by Selena Gomez and headlined by Jennifer Lopez.

Harry and Meghan are also leading an effort to raise money for the vaccine-sharing program COVAX, which hopes to produce $19 billion to pay for the vaccines for medical workers. Global Citizen said the idea is to push businesses to “donate dollars for doses,” and the world’s seven biggest economies to share excess vaccine supplies with countries in need. As of April, 60 nations had still not yet received any COVID-19 vaccines, Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans told the Associated Press. The celebrities will also urge pharmaceutical companies “including Moderna to make vaccines available at not-for-profit prices.”

[From CBS News]

Macron, Biden, Harris, Trudeau, Plenkovic… when will your fave? My God. And no Boris Johnson, which is HILARIOUS!! So, yeah, this is a big deal and it’s amazing that Harry and Meghan are co-chairs and that they’ve obviously been helping out behind-the-scenes. It’s just a reminder that Harry and Meghan have always understood how to use their profile, how to maximize their names for the greater good. I bring this up because royal commentator Robert Jobson was recently farting about how Meghan didn’t know her “place” in the royal food chain. Jobson said, in part:

“[Harry] is not the sharpest guy, but maybe he didn’t want to explain it. It’s hard work being a member of the royal family. People think it’s not but it is. It’s not glamorous and maybe she didn’t fancy that after at all….When [Meghan] saw that she had the little house and William and Kate were the number one couple she probably didn’t understand that and thought, ‘Well we can do better than this and start commercializing the royal family,’ well frankly that’s not acceptable,” he said.

Jobson notes that the point of the royal family is centered on “service and helping others. It’s not to do with helping yourself. I’m afraid that’s what’s happened here. I blame Harry really because he knew the story but he wanted his cake and to eat it and you can’t do that.”

[From Page Six]

Harry served in the military for ten years, founded the Invictus Games, founded Sentebale and did tons of on-the-ground conservation work for years. I think he genuinely believed that with Meghan by his side, they would continue to work on charitable endeavors, represent the crown and be beloved members of the Windsor family. He didn’t count on everyone in his family being engorged with rage, jealousy and pettiness. Anyway, Harry and Meghan are global superstars and the Keens are playing with sheep. Everybody got what they wanted.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Endeavour Fund Awards

Prince Harry and pregnant Meghan Markle step out in Sydney

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  1. Victoria says:

    When are they going to learn that Meghan was not out here trying to outshine their crusty asses. She just did so because God made it that way. It’s not her fault that she’s not a vapid, crazy, narcist HO like Will. It’s not Harry’s fault that as the spare he was given everything that WIll was supposed to have. God truly doesn’t care about their stupid order of succession.

    He puts people where they need to be help move humanity along in a positive manner.

    They are punishing those two for something they have no control over. They are just being their naturally awesome selves.

    • Cecilia says:

      This this this. And may i just add that the way these reporters think that nobody besides royalty can do charity work is seriously unhinged? putting duty above yourself? They are literally getting paid to do that.

      • Carrie says:

        Maria Shriver immediately tweeted in agreement after Meghan and Harry made their Service is Universal statement. I think Maria was particularly riled given Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics. Service is NOT the sole prerogative of the uk royal mafia. Service is indeed universal. Take heed rr’s, waity katie and bald adder.

    • CommentingBunny says:

      I think this is what makes Harry and Meghan so dangerous to the royal family. They put the lie to the idea that being born royal makes you better than others, and being a first-born royal makes you the best. What’s the point of a royal family if merit counts more than blood? Harry and Meghan’s very existence is like a big, blinking arrow pointing at the ridiculousness of royalty.

      • Ann says:

        Exactly. I think Harry’s time in the military with service members from all walks of life really drove home to him what BS the whole “service and duty” mantra of his family is. Sure, they serve, and they’re filthy rich and live in palaces, so they bloody well SHOULD serve. But other people sacrifice a lot more for a lot a less, so the Windsors and their apologists should shut their yaps about it and have some self awareness.

      • Ann says:

        It reminds me of the part in The Crown when Diana went to New York. Charles indicated he wasn’t even sure she could pull off the trip by herself, but then she went to visit AIDS patients at a hospital and hugged a child, and was genuine and lovely and charismatic, and Americans LOVED her. So what did he do? He got angry at her over her triumph, because she made Camilla look bad. “YOU HURT HER!” he yelled at her. It was unbelievable.

        Charles got mad at his wife for doing her job too well because it made his mistress look bad. You can’t make this stuff up.

      • Nina says:

        @ Ann. I don’t watch The Crown. Tried once, found it is dull and boring. That is some messed-up crap. My husband screaming at me for making his mistress look bad, let alone having a mistress I would lose it. It would be the last thing he remembers while drinking his food through a straw.

      • ProfPlum says:

        @Ann, to be fair, The Crown is a TV show, so maybe you can make stuff up? Not to say that Charles wasn’t irrationally jealous at how good his married-in wife was at royal-ing, though.

      • Silent Star says:

        Absolutely, @Commentingbunny, I was going to say this but you said it better than I could have.
        I often think about how the whole business of being Royal is nothing but a social construct. All it takes is for enough people to say “Nah” and the whole centuries-long swindle falls apart. Given modern attitudes, I often think the system will fall apart during William’s rule, and he’ll carry the burden of going down in history as being responsible for the demise hundreds of years of noble influence. Maybe that’s what he’s afraid of, so he’s grasping at every opportunity to hold the fairy tale together, including controlling (badly) his image and the way he should be perceived by others like Megan.

    • Lizzie says:

      They have been trying to tell the whole world that Willnot and Cannot are number one for years, no one is buying it.

    • Monica says:

      Exactly! Find your own way to be awesome instead of bitching about those who already are.

    • Curious says:

      Now i understand why Princess Royal work was barely highlighted. when i read she did like 500 or more events a year .i thought where is it , the press hardly wrote front page headlines about her work. they always print the Queen events in the front page, not hidden in a few words. so i guess they suffocate Princess Royal / Edward/Sophie events so William/Catherine can look like they are doing more work. what i don’t understand is when all the royals are working for the same goal ,why should it matter if 1 or 2 outshines others. the events are getting done.

    • Myra says:

      Imagine being 50% less of yourself and you still overshadow the keens without even trying. It’s not Meghan’s fault that the Cambridges are boring. They chose that specific brand for themselves. William never bothered to have a personality because he was the heir and Catherine never tried because they kept making excuses for her.

    • Commonwealthy sounded witty at first says:

      This!!! It’s blindingly obvious to me that experiences Meghan and Harry had separately were divine preparation for the impact they are seeking together. They’re the same hardworking creative charismatic people they were for 35 and 32 years respectively, just multiplied from their joint star power and vision. Leave them be! Find your own blessings William and Kate, by looking within and healing what needs to be healed, making peace with your own gifts (I’m sure they exist!), and then letting the universe guide you. Is it so hard to do that??

      • Madelaine says:

        Well said. And I would like to ad this: according to that Jobson, Harry isn’t the sharpest crayon in the box, which leads me to wonder about the recognizable feature of a rightfully sharp crayon = He chooses a wife whose immense talent is to strut on a catwalk in a raggedy see-through dress. Damned be Harry for picking a woman who has the ability to think.

  2. Over it says:

    Playing with sheep. Kaiser. Lolololololol.

  3. Snuffles says:

    They need to drop the whole “Harry is stupid” trope. He’s CLEARLY the smartest blood royal of them all. Even before Meghan came on the scene, he was doing impressive work.

    These idiots have been repeating their own lies for so long they came to believe them and now they’re wondering what the hell happened. While everyone else on earth is like “duh”, we been knew Harry was the better brother.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Robert Jobson wrote what he wrote and/or said what he said to Page 6 because someone is paying him to do so. Robert Johnson is not stupid by any measurement or indicator. I am sure and have absolutely no doubt, Robert Johnson does not believe what he said and/or wrote.

      • Becks1 says:

        I am not going to give Jobson a pass because he was paid or may or may not believe what he said. After a certain point it doesn’t matter if the RRs believe what they are saying or not. And by “a certain point” I mean years ago we passed it. They are saying it, and people are reading it and now they are trying to aggressively smear the Sussexes in the US media. So he can jump off a cliff at this point. They don’t get any benefit of the doubt at this point.

      • Kalana says:

        Robert Jobson is Prince Charles’ puppet.

        This is Charles telling Harry and Meghan their role was service as scapegoats to the Cambridges because that would have made Charles’ life so much easier. Now he may have to stand up to the Cambridges. The heirs are not raised to think about others and Charles’ own parents did not care about his emotional well-being.

        You see this all the time. The difficult people are placated and the reasonable people are attacked because it’s easier to possibly change their behavior.”Work” is a euphemism for serve as scapegoat. People are confusing what Jobson is saying with actual work.

        They’re saying all the crazy quiet parts more loudly because the interview gave a glimpse of how batshit crazy and dysfunctional the BRF and courtier system actually is behind the scenes and they’re trying to respond to it. We’re dealing with the royal Trumps.

      • equality says:

        That makes him worse than stupid. It makes him morally bankrupt. He takes money to spread lies and hatred.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I am not giving Robert Jobson a pass nor was that my intention. I am just trying to come up with some theory why Jobson writes and says what he writes and says.

      • MJM says:

        My impression of Jobbo the Hut is that he is a very stupid, classist and racist asshat who fawns over the BRF. You’d have to be stupid to write puerile nonsense such as that excerpt above.

    • Cessily says:

      I think PH has proved he is anything but.. the comments attacking his intelligence never should have been acceptable.

    • Miss617 says:

      @Cessily I’ve always been annoyed that people keep holding Harry’s academic performance against him, especially now that those grades are from 20 YEARS AGO. They also conveniently forget that part of the problem was that he was at the completely wrong school for him and his learning style due to “SpEnCeR MaLe TrAdItIoN” and Charles’ lingering grudge against Gordonstoun. I actually think if Harry had gone to Gordonstoun he would’ve done much better in school.

      • Kalana says:

        I agree that Gordonstoun would have been a better fit. Instead he was kept with William at Eton.

      • nutella toast says:

        @Miss617 Let’s also not forget that extreme tragedy (in a very public forum) at 12 would throw most empathetic kiddos deep into an academic spiral. That cannot be forgotten.

      • GuestWho says:

        Let’s also not forget that Harry is dyslexic – and instead of dealing with that his father ignored it (cause had it gotten out, it would have made the family look bad).

      • Nic919 says:

        And let’s not forget that William only has an undergrad degree in geography that he barely passed. It’s not like he is some genius academic and had he not been the son of the prince of Wales it’s more than likely that he would have failed out. He switched out of art history because he was barely making grades in that program.

      • Pamuk says:

        Totally agree, he would have thrived in the military style, Eton was the wrong fit. Getting him out from under will would have done wonders.

      • Nina says:

        YOU CAN GET A DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY???????

      • GuestWho says:

        @Nina

        I have a degree in Geography – but I also have a specialization in geographic information systems and geospatial analysis along with it so that I can earn a living and actually contribute to society. I’m assuming billy doesn’t.

      • Emily_C says:

        He’s dyslexic. And the RF is so horribly backwards, they sent him somewhere this wasn’t dealt with correctly. One of my friends is dyslexic, and she was diagnosed in elementary school and then helped to deal with it. No one would dare call her stupid. A mid-grade American public school would have been better for Harry than what he got.

    • February-Pisces says:

      Harry is smarter than all the royals and the ratchet rota put together. I firmly believe he is the real brains behind Sussexit. Meghan is hella smart but inexperienced with how the media game works, harry has lived with his family and the press his whole life. I think he is probably the one who has guided her a lot of the time in what they should do. I think he’s probably been collecting receipts and saving them for a rainy day for the last 20 years, cos he has managed to outsmarted and outmanoeuvred some of the most powerful people in this country, whilst they are scratching their heads trying to figure out how he did it.

      • Snuffles says:

        Oh, yes, Harry’s military strategy brain plotted the WHOLE thing from start to finish. He knows that institution and the players inside out. He outsmarted them every step of the way. Meghan just followed his lead.

        Then once they got out, I think Meghan took the lead on getting them going with their new ventures and called on her connections.

      • Bren says:

        Perhaps, but I don’t think Harry has been meticulously planning his exit for the last 20 years. His frustration was with the unfair and overbearing media coverage he received through the years soured him on the public life that came with being a royal, but he remained committed to serving the queen and I don’t think his issue was ever with his family until after he married Meghan. Harry expressed hurt feelings about what happened between him and his father and brother because he never expected that kind of behavior from either. Harry continues to work through those feelings and the disappointment he showed on the Oprah interview doesn’t match one of a man who has been secretly planning to outsmart or outmaneuver his family as you describe. I think when Harry & Meghan came to the decision to step back and to be financially independent they planned it together as an equal partnership.

        I believe Harry & Meghan outsmarted and outmaneuvered the firm with their exit strategy knowing that the firm would immediately reject any proposal they put forth. A little over a year out since receiving the proposal, the firm realizes they made a huge mistake. Meanwhile, Harry & Meghan are living their best life.

      • equality says:

        @ Bren No, he wasn’t plotting an exit because for most of his life he has been at school or in the military and only part-time working royal (I know but that’s not a possibility according to the BM). That’s why it’s silly to say that Harry should have explained how things were to Meghan. He (and even W&K) hadn’t been full time working royals for long before Meghan came along.

      • VS says:

        @February-Pisces — I actually disagree with this

        “Harry is smarter than all the royals and the ratchet rota put together. I firmly believe he is the real brains behind Sussexit. Meghan is hella smart but inexperienced with how the media game works, harry has lived with his family and the press his whole life.”

        They both compliment each other really well but Meghan is probably more than half of the brain behind their financial independence and she is definitely the planner; she’ll probably always support H and once she is onboard she works on a plan…
        H seems like a very creative type person and someone who carries his heart on his sleeve while I see Meg as someone who can plan and execute

        Just my opinion but who knows for sure…..

      • February-Pisces says:

        I said 20 years because his phone hacking case dates back to when he was a teenager, he’s pulling out receipts dating decades.

        When I refer to sussexit I’m not talking about their creative projects, I’m referring to the handling of the media and royals, and the logistical side of them actually leaving.

        Also we all know Meghan is super smart, but she had no idea of how bad the media was when she met harry, if you haven’t lived it they you wouldn’t know. Is Meghan really going to be the one to educate harry on how things work, or is the man who has spent his whole damn life in that environment going to take the lead? Harry has himself expressed how he thought about leaving so of course he’s always had ideas and thoughts about how he would actually do it.

        When it comes to things like the Oprah interview, Meghan trusts that if harry thinks it’s a good idea, then it must be, because he knows his family, the palace and the media inside out, and can already knew how it’s would play out. He watched his own parents go through a public war, and learnt from their mistakes. That is why he never used mouth pieces to smear any of his family members back, he kept his hands clean. I’m just amazed how people don’t think harry is the strategic one behind their exit, he has lived in this environment his whole life, Meghan hasn’t.

      • February-Pisces says:

        My last comment didn’t get through so I’ll try again. In terms of 20 years, the phone hacking case dates back to when he was a teenage. They used to hack him when he was at school. That is the sort of thing I’m referring to when he’s been saving receipts.

        @VS, Also I’m not referring to their creative projects when I’m talking about their exit. I’m referring to the handling of the media, palace, royals, lawsuits, and the logistical side of leaving. This is harrys arena, not Meghans.

        Meghan is smart, but when it came to their exit, harry is the one who has lived this life. Do people really think Meghan who has been living this life for a few years is going to advise harry on things like handling the media, when he has lived this his whole life?

        Harry has had to watch his parents go to war and he clearly learnt from their mistakes. That is probably why they have never used mouthpieces to sling mud back at the other royals, he knows it’s better to keep their hands clean. He himself has said how he thought about leaving, and I think it’s always been there in the back of his mind. Just like how William probably thinks about how he is going to divorce Kate, he might not do it, but he will think about every logistical aspect of it.

        I imaging when it comes to things like the Oprah interview, Meghan trusting that if harry thinks it’s a good idea, then it must be. Cos he knows exactly how this is going to play out, cos he is the one who knows his family, the palace and the media and how to outmanoeuvre them. I imaging it’s the same when it comes to their lawsuits.

      • JT says:

        @February I completely agree. Harry must have masterminded their escape, because as you said, this has been his whole life. He clearly took different lessons from his parents divorce than Will did, such as, don’t get in bed with the media. He also negotiated their exit on his own and was hard ass according to the RRs. He’s clearly learned strategic thinking and know doubt was the brains behind so many of their decisions, including leaving.

        I also think he is as much apart of their success with Netflix, Spotify, and Vaxlive as Meghan, because let’s face it, he’s used to big productions like these. He created the Invictus Games, a worldwide event, from the ground up. He’d created the charity Sentebale, which has continued to impact so many lives to this day. He’s also fostered friendships with people like the Bidens to help with his projects. Creating Archewell was probably a cakewalk to him, because he’s done it multiple times already. Meghan hasn’t done anything like that before. Of course they compliment each other and Meghan certainly brings some great qualities to their partnership, but all of their moves are in Harry’s wheelhouse and have been for sometime. I feel like people still aren’t giving him his due credit and attributing their recent success to only Meghan. Its obvious Harry is intelligent and knows how to execute a project, as well as being extremely experienced with this sort of work.

    • Aeren says:

      You said it better than I could. They keep repeating this nonsense that Harry is “dumb”. Gaslighting pieces of poop.

  4. Maria says:

    Oh my god. These royal reporters are so pathetic. Are people really reading the same damn story every day about Harry and considering it a worthy use of time? They’re GONE. Get. Over. It!

    Your number one couple went to a farm and stumbled around a tractor for their last appearance. You’re stuck with them so you better make the most of it 😂😂

    • ThatgirlThere says:

      Ha ha! That’s it isn’t? The hardworking, beautiful dynamic couple left and they are left with the lazy keen leftovers. It’s what they deserve.

    • Sarah says:

      Exactly. This dead horse has been beaten so much, its bones are dust at this point. What is left to say at this point?

      That said, something is rotten in the state of Kensington. All these puff pieces about Kate smells like they are about to turn on her. Once Betty goes, Kate is in real trouble. It will be a shit show of their own making.

  5. Haylie says:

    Jobson: Being a royal is about service and duty.

    Also Jobson: Being a royal is about making sure the number one couple shines. (service be damned)

    Implied: Chuck and Cams aren’t the number one couple, apparently.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      The Windsors (and apparently Jobson) don’t understand that popular interest doesn’t follow royal rank! That’s just not how things work in the real world. Kate and William are just not charismatic people and that is a huge part of what draws public interest. Furthermore, they’ve been on the public scene for a decade and their story has grown a bit stale (Prince marries commoner sweetheart) + they have spent the better part of a decade hidden away.

      Meghan and Harry are both charismatic people – not to mention that Meghan is incredibly photogenic and glamorous (that also play a part). Their charisma combined with their story (white Prince marry biracial woman) catapulted them into the stratosphere of public interest. Then the media and the BRF added to their story acting as villains, making Harry and Meghan inhabit the position of the underdog – followed up by their escape from the gilded cage of a stultifying royal life. In terms of storytelling this is a compelling narrative that a lot of people can invest in emotionally.

      Neither Charles nor William and Kate can compete with this kind of natural charisma combined with a story that has a very particular resonance in current culture where racial injustice is being interrogated very strongly and visibly. Just like Charles couldn’t compete with his pretty and charismatic first wife. Sadly, in both cases the people at the top of the royal hierarchy cannot cope with such a situation because rank is the be all and end all of the Windsor family. Other monarchies have been able to integrate charismatic newcomers (the former Princess Alexandra of Denmark is a good example) and use that charisma to the benefit of the entire institution. I don’t know why the Windsors cannot do this but I suspect that it has something to do with how dysfunctional and disordered their psychological make-up is. That their rank is the core of who Charles and William are because they aren’t secure in themselves, possibly because of a lack of emotional care/trauma?

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “Neither Charles nor William and Kate can compete with this kind of natural charisma”

        Well they cannot compete in the charisma competition but Charles & Camilla do much better in getting their “message” out to the public for the simple reason that Charles & Camilla actually have a message.

      • Prairiegirl says:

        IIRC, this exact dynamic was in place in the 1960s during the early years of the Snowden marriage, when Margaret and Tony were cosmopolitan and hip, and Elizabeth and Philip were suburban and dull. Some things never change.

      • February-Pisces says:

        They cling to the idea of rank, but deep down know it’s irrelevant in public opinion. How many people can name the last 3 kings without looking it up? Not many, but Diana has gone down as one of the most famous women in history.

      • Doulton says:

        I’m an old American and when I was a child I remember people talking about Princess Margaret Rose and the Queen Mum. They were the big “personalities” of the day. Diana became a much bigger personality than the Cornwalls. And now the Sussex couple has stratospherically surpassed the Cantbridges. The younger generation of USA people will know all about the Sussex family and be clueless about the Middlebridges is my prediction. Because glamour and brains and magic sparkle. Only a few people get to have “magic sparkle” and it’s innate, I think.

    • Eating Popcorn says:

      Apparently, QE and PP weren’t number 1 either – was the order
      Will & Kate
      Queen & Philip
      Charles & Camilla???

      How many times are we going to be told Will & Kate are the most important?

  6. Merricat says:

    Harry and Meghan command a global stage. Keep whining, Isle of Bitterness.

  7. Lauren says:

    Royalty has always been about self-service and never about public service. They had to switch to public service after almost all of Europe said off with their heads and they had to evolve to survive. The only interesting thing right now about royalty is the glamour, the titles, and the pomp. They have to keep it interesting for the plebs otherwise the plebs might start wondering what is the purpose of a royal family and why should they pay for it. Harry and Meghan got it perfectly, modernize the whole thing to make it survive. The rest didn’t get the memo, they can suffer now.

  8. S808 says:

    Yup, they are #1, top dogs, in the royal sphere. Absolutely. But as we can all see, and THEY see it as well, that sphere is shrinking day by day.

  9. lanne says:

    These fools actually believe themselves. My god. Note to the Ratchet Rotas: People aren’t entitled to like any one person over another, regardless of birth order. Even European fairy tales are full of younger siblings taking the sails out of the stupid elder siblings. Will-di Amin and K Guevara may fancy themselves the More Important Royals, but they have done NOTHING in ten years to prove that they should be in any measureable ways. It’s not Harry’s fault that he’s more charismatic than his brother, and no matter how much you all tried to label him as a dim bulb, the world can see that the guy has done quite well for himself. The fact that Meghan is smarter than the entire passel of royals put together is not a flaw–it’s an asset that could have been used to enhance the royal brand for years to come. But you all aided and abetted Bulliam’s petty jealousy. He shat the bad, and you all have to lie in it and pretend the sheets don’t stink.

    You all got what was coming to you. Now keep Harry and Meghan’s names out of your racist ratchet mouths. Go hang with the Cambridges and their sheep. The rest of us will continue to live in the 21st century without you. You, ratchets, are the one who want to have it both ways, not the Sussexes. They’re gone. Accept it. Put the summer house on the market, sell the Hermes handbag that you financed because you thought you’d be rolling in Sussex money. Accept the reality that your meal tickets are gone and for heaven’s sake, stop whining! You’re a bunch of old men and ladies!

  10. Becks1 says:

    Ugh to the whole “Harry isn’t that smart.” It says a lot that that’s basically what the RRs are left with – poor dumb aimless Harry just couldn’t explain to his wife that his family is classist and racist.

    that said, I do think that Meghan was thrown off a bit by the hierarchy of the royal family and how that hierarchy permeates EVERYTHING they do – like when she had to curtsy to the Queen at a private family lunch. And I think it was probably even more frustrating bc William and Kate don’t work and were actively sabotaging the work she was trying to do. It’s one thing to be told “well Will and Kate have a major event on x day so you can’t announce the cookbook until the next day” and its another thing to be told “well Will and Kate maybe sort of might have some plans at some point next week so just don’t announce the cookbook for…..well, we’ll tell you when.” And I feel like it was more the latter.

    The gaslighting is just so frustrating because Meghan WANTED to serve and WANTED to help others and the royals blocked her at every turn. but, its also kind of funny because…they left the royal family and started a foundation and are now chairing a concert to help get people vaccinated on a global scale. So it seems they are still helping others and serving, just a little bit, Jobson. I mean its no visit to a sheep farm, but its something, right?

    • equality says:

      I wonder if it was more than just delaying any announcements. I bet they wanted to jump in and take at least partial credit for Meghan’s work like they did with Harry. That’s probably how she didn’t “understand they were #1″.

      • Carmen-JamRock says:

        OMG. You could be right abt this: “…they wanted to jump in and take at least partial credit for Meghan’s work like they did with Harry. That’s probably how she didn’t “understand they were #1″.

        That sounds extremely plausible to me. And M, with her real-world experience, knowing how commonplace it is for junior-ranked persons in some organizations to have their ideas/proposals/plans appropriated by higher-ranked persons; knowing it is a real issue and knowing that many lower-ranked persons hv learned how to prevent this from happening to them, its no wonder she must have butted heads with those RF-ass-licking courtiers.

      • Nivz says:

        This. And now, I’m thinking of the story about Zara Tindall saying something on the lines of, people in the family don’t like Meghan because she doesn’t like to share credit for her work. (Translation- allow the Keens to take all the credit?)

      • fluffy_bunny says:

        @Carmen- My husband learned the hard way to embed his name into any spreadsheets he did because his manager would steal his work and claim it as her own. She was horrible but he learned some good lessons.

    • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

      I mean, give it up, anti-Harry propaganda machine. Yes, school wasn’t great for him because untreated dyslexia, but everything he’s achieved since indicates intelligence. Equating intelligence with academic achievement just doesn’t work, because it doesn’t necessarily correlate.

      William and Charles may have been handheld enough to get bog-level degrees, but nothing about them indicates any real intelligence.

      • Christine says:

        Yes, and as the press has relentlessly shown us, over and over and over again, the heirs are ALWAYS going to be embiggened by the entire establishment, from top to bottom. I basically need William and Charles to read aloud, at this point, because I am entirely certain they could have swanned through their entire lives never learning to even read, without anyone saying a single word against them.

        Yes, of course, I am being melodramatic to make a point, but I think it still stands.

  11. Cecilia says:

    The way people try to make it out like meghan expected some special treatment while all she wanted was to be treated like a human being really grinds my gears

  12. JT says:

    I love the juxtaposition of H&M working on a global humanitarian cause/solution and Jobson saying they aren’t the number one couple. The Sussexes just make them all look so silly.

    • Couch potato says:

      Yes! H&M are so selfish, co-chairing a global initiative to prevent millions from getting sick/die. How dare they! Their role is to “help others” a.k.a help Willnot and Keen look good, not actually take part in something meaningfull! How stupid of Harry not to understand that and tell Meghan!

  13. Cee says:

    No and no.
    What she never understood is why both couples couldn’t coexist and work separately for the betterment of an institution so archaic and racist that less than 10% of the world still have them.

    If you take into account the racism she still faces from them, this PR BS makes literally zero sense.

  14. Harper says:

    I wish we were in real-life Pinnochio land where every time one of these Rota Rats spoke their untruths their noses would bear witness because the lying just never stops.

    • Cessily says:

      Me too.. we’ve definitely been in lock down to long lol

    • booboocita says:

      Oh, geez … they’d have to fly that helicopter with their noses sticking out the sides by now. Does the chopper come with roll-down windows?

  15. Paperclip says:

    “Anyway, Harry and Meghan are global superstars and the Keens are playing with sheep. Everybody got what they wanted.”

    Such a subtle and incredibly SICK burn. BRAVO, Kaiser.

    I want it framed in needlepoint and sent to Bill & Kathy congratulating them on their 10th anniversary.

  16. Noki says:

    Meghan was on a top cable show for years and still remained relatively under the radar. If she was thirsty for more attention she would have tried to leverage that dating A listers and doing Kardashian PR. If anything i think Meghan was shocked and in disbelief that people with such a public platform,resources and power were so unbelievably lazy,undriven,lacked passion and doing the bare minimun.

    • Lizzie says:

      Yes. The problem wasn’t that Meghan didn’t understand but that she saw clearly; no one was up to the job. Courtiers get their jobs through old boys network and Meghan worked with top caliber people prior to joining the royal family. She saw the difference. They expected her to come in as an intern but she was already ceo level. Keen, despite a decade chasing Bill and a decade married in is still an intern they have to describe as finding her fill in the blank; way, voice, role.

  17. SusanRagain says:

    Who is giving advice to The Firm these days?
    The Firm/Senior Royals PR Dept. is doing such a bad job!

    The Queen is untouchable to old school royalists.
    The rest of The Firm, especially Prince William, is looking like a hot damn mess.
    PW and the RR need to shut up for at minimum 6 months.
    Every damn time they keep trashing Harry and his family they come off as a-holes.

    Charles is gonna have his hands full when Liz goes.
    Unless his team is on the ball behind the scenes and he is well prepared to take no prisoners, go old school on PW, ” Quiet down son. I am King now.”
    And Charles needs to totally banish/hand Andrew over to the FBI for questioning, right after his coronation.

    • Couch potato says:

      I think Chuck stays quiet for two reasons:
      1. To give Willnot enough rope to hang himself.
      2. The more attention the RR gives the Cambs and the Sussexes, the less they write about The Crown and remind people of his shitty behaviour towards Diana.

  18. dawnchild says:

    If the Sussexes keep up this work trajectory, then the next generation that grows up only knowing Harry & Meghan in these roles are going to have a moment where they say, “Wait, what? The royals related to Harry and Meghan? Really? His own dad/brother? Wow!”
    In other words, the BRF will be known by association to the Sussexes. Won’t that be a kick in the pants to the “#1 couple”!
    (I see this in irl with my post-Diana kid whose take on some of these old stories shows how effed up some of those things really were at the time…she calls Diana practically a teen mom.) In what world did a 19 year old getting engaged to a 31 year old not get massively side eyed…

    • Lizzie says:

      Well they were side eyed but not in the press and we didn’t have social media. IIRC the thought at the time was he was supposed to marry a virgin and that basically meant a teenager. That was why Camilla was always out as a wife at that time.

  19. The British people, especially the Royal family and the media, always forget the fact that Harry and Meghan did not want to leave royal life completely. They just wanted to step back but was forced to step down. They proposed a half in/ half out arrangement but this was shot down by the royal family. They absolutely shooed them away. If only they saw the wisdom of this type of arrangement, the royal family would have benefited from the couple’s ability to raise the global profile of the royal family higher than where it is now. If only they did not refuse their help. If only …

    • Lizzie says:

      If the rf proposed Meghan keep working as there was no money for her, wasn’t that basically half in and half out?

    • QwietStorm says:

      Your last sentence is so true, Marivic. A rising tide floats all boats. William and Kate could’ve been gracious and gave the Sussexes a chance for their clever and novel ideas to bear fruit. They could’ve been supportive. Or offered to help. And earned some of the credit. They could’ve learned from each other and in time, when the Harry and Meghan novelty wore off, they might have had a good working relationship. But they let ego and protocol run rampant. What a waste!

    • Christine says:

      She was supposed to be rocking in a corner, unable to comprehend upper class British BS, so they could all feel superior, again, some more.

  20. ABritGuest says:

    On talk of commercialising royalty why was Andrew getting revenue from pitch at the palace and brokering deals via Buckingham Palace? Why is Princess Michael able to have her royal titles on her books& able to represent the queen occasionally?

    And if it’s all about public service how did apparently penniless Philip end up amassing any fortune to leave to the queen?

    Plus as rank is so important why do articles constantly bypass the Cornwalls to highlight the Cambridges as future king and queen?

    • Brittany says:

      Exactly! Once again — Andrew is right there. Talk about helping yourself.

      It’s also annoying to me that they’re disparaging Harry’s mental abilities. Like any of the others are known for intelligence. And by the way, MEGHAN went to Northwestern without royal connections and is always described as very intelligent. But I guess that doesn’t fit their narrative.

  21. Tess says:

    They are always focusing on “Meghan/Harry were looking to make money since the beginning” like we don’t remember that Meg claims the palace literally told her she would have to keep acting to pay her way because there was no budget for her.

    • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

      And the other nonsense narrative the tabloids are pushing, that she left in a snit because she was expected to work.

  22. Hannah says:

    Every word in Jobsons opiniated comment is a deliberately twisted lie.
    The RR seem to be making moves to sell their trash to US based gossip platforms to try to damage Meghan and Harry’s names, businesses and brand in the US. They are sent by their royal masters, but it won’t work. H&M are a US household name already, and are being protected by many celebs and media. And the Oprah interview ( if The Crown series haven’t done that already) provided some much needed background info to the average American to side with the couple.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Hannah, these people literally think they are the leading world media. They completely over look the fact that the largest percentage of the US media is credible and they are looking at the concrete things the Sussexes have done and are doing. If they glance at the BM pieces, it actually is verifying everything Harry & Meghan said in the Oprah interview. I know that there is a segment in the UK who really believe us American colonials are unable to think for ourselves, but they just underestimate our level of intelligence. We’re left wondering why there are segments in the UK who actually believe what the BM writes. (Much as we wonder why segments in the US believe what Faux News, etc., say.) They are doing themselves a massive disservice if they ever hope to break into the US media.

  23. Loretta says:

    This event is so great and important, I’m happy to see Harry and Meghan in it.

  24. Edna says:

    So much angst and envy from the BM and RRs. So, I guess Murdoch is going to weaponize his American media companies to stir up hate against the Sussexes? Since it worked so well in Britain and Australia, why not try and replicate the results in the U.S. via Page Six and the N.Y. Post. Only problem with that is while they are questionable at times, most legitimate U.S. News sources actually conduct real journalism…not the tabloid journalism that Murdoch sells. And legitimate U.S. media has far more sway than tabloids.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Murdoch is going to weaponize his American media companies to do one thing and one thing only, MAKE MONEY.

      Murdoch does not care for the British Royal Family one iota and as has said as much many times over the last 20-30 years.

      Murdoch is a small “r” republican with respect to Australia and the United Kingdom. Murdoch wants the monarchy permanently retired and replaced with an elected head-of-state.

    • Cessily says:

      Our legitimate media needs to report there own investigated articles and stop reprinting the filth put out by British tabloids. Since the interview there have been to many North American (yes Canada too) news sources regurgitating the leaked sourced commentary from the tabloid rags. They need to stop bringing that hate here.

    • MsIam says:

      That’s not working here because Harry and Meghans haven’t done anything to make Americans hate them, other than the usual racist suspects. This whole idea of being Royal means not working doesn’t resonate here because we don’t have an aristocratic ruling class and no hereditary royalty. In America, its “he who does not work, does not eat” unless its some extenuating circumstances. So the idea of working or “commercialism” being beneath people is not gonna fly here.

      • Cessily says:

        But as we have learned repeating something over and over doesn’t need to be true to cause damage.. words have power.

      • MsIam says:

        @Cessily that depends on the words and the audience. Trump keeps saying the election was stolen but the only ones w!ho believe it are the ones who voted for him in the first place. Nobody outside of that bunch believes it. The racist haters who are prone to hate anything by someone liberal or progressive are the ones who will eat this message up. Harry and Meghan have plenty of allies here and around the world.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Just wanted to note to those who may not know that the New York Post is a separate paper from the New York Times. That may seem something that doesn’t need saying, but I think when we see items in the CREDIBLE US media we need to challenge their lack of journalistic talent.

  25. TheOriginalMia says:

    Jobson is ridiculous. Meghan just wanted to work for the Crown. She wanted to be an asset to the Monarchy, but she was shot down, backstabbed and run off because she did her job too well. And when she did her job too well, it naturally made the dull as dishwater, perpetually lazy Cambridges look bad. It wasn’t a matter of Meghan not knowing her place or Harry being dumb. It was a matter of someone being genuine in their actions versus an institution that promotes mediocrity as superiority. The problem is with supposed journalists puffing up the Cambridges to the detriment of the monarchy.

  26. Jill says:

    I just came her to say I think Harry and Meghan are beautiful humans. I just watching them together. Sigh.

  27. UnionSnack says:

    There was a good article at express. If William is NUMBER ONE why no one from A-list wanna interact w/him? If Kate is NUMBER ONE why she is mocked by everyone except rr?

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      UnionSnack, I’m not giving a click to the Express, so can you clarify this? Does the Express state this about Lean and Mean? If so, which palace leaks to the Express?

  28. QwietStorm says:

    In that article Jobson states that being in the royal family is hard work. Well Meghan got more work done on a coffee break than those “hard working” Cambridges would do in a week. And he calls Harry “not the sharpest.” It was William that came up with the dumb plan of refusing Meghan access to the royal jewels (as if she wanted them) so Kate would be the one decked out in those flashy parures. Does the moron think that will make Kate shine brighter?
    Another thing, where the heck is Samantha Cohen? If she was the tutor-assistant, shouldn’t she be the appropriate person to comment on Megan’s mindset and attitudes at the time? I want to know what she has to say about Megan’s so-called lack of progress and problems with the pecking order.These other “royal carnival experts” all seem to think they’ve got a ticket inside Meghans ‘s head and they know best what she was thinking. This situation is so exasperating.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Samantha Cohen is not going to degrade herself and her reputation by commenting on made-up Cambridge fan fiction as Robert Jobson does.

      There is a reason why there is such a turn-over (excepting QEII as she actually can listen) of professional royal staff.

    • Nivz says:

      The jewels thing is anachronistic, misogynistic and just gross. No woman’s value is dictated by the amount of jewellery she wears. Unless of course, she is a decorative dumdum with no other skills. (Cough).

      Besides, how many of the jewels were stolen from former colonies? I’m Indian, and while I’m not a fan of bling, jewellery is a big deal in my culture. I wonder how I would feel wearing something I knew for sure my ancestors misappropriated from people who were powerless to stop them. Edit- I would feel gross and I wouldn’t wear it.

      Also here’s three syllables for you. Koh. I. Noor.

  29. Nic919 says:

    The Cambridges chose to hide away from 2011 on because they didn’t want to do the work and so now they are only reaping the laziness they sowed for a decade. This was predicted in comments here for many years and well before Harry even met Meghan. If the Cambridges wanted to be more popular they should have done the work. They had the chance in 2011 because the media was only focused on them, but they frittered that opportunity away and they have yet to do any significant work to warrant attention. By 2016 the UK media was complaining about how lazy the Cambridges were and they were doing it because they still did so little that the media couldn’t make the public interested in them anymore.
    And in response the Cambridges only got their PR to talk about what they were going to do instead of any actual work.

    It was impossible for Meghan not to get more attention because Kate and William did so little that anything Meghan did would get media attention.

    This is entirely a Cambridge created problem. And now their unchecked ego has set Harry and Meghan free to do their own thing without any restrictions.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      “By 2016 the UK media was complaining about how lazy the Cambridges were and they were doing it because they still did so little that the media couldn’t make the public interested in them anymore.”

      Or make any money!!!!

  30. Snazzy says:

    I just love that they are fundraising for COVAX… this is such a vital initiative. Harry and Meghan have an intricate understanding of where they need to speak, and how. While the Keens just fly around and golf and drive tractors. Of COURSE no one cares about the Keens! they have nothing important to say.

  31. Sofia says:

    Jobson sounds sad and pathetic. It’s not the Sussexes fault that the Cambridges don’t work. It’s not their fault people find the Cambridges boring.

    Meghan wasn’t seen for a good 2 months around the time Archie was born yet all the rota could do was talk about was her. Why didn’t the rota focus on the “number one” couple then?

  32. Miranda says:

    I’m not an especially patriotic person (especially after what was arguably the most internationally embarrassing 4 years in American history), but I have to admit, I do feel kinda proud that our girl Meghan is pissing off the British monarchy THIS MUCH. And she does it by just existing! Obviously I hate that they put her through hell, but there’s something to that cliché that the best revenge is living well. She nabbed their better-looking, more charismatic prince and they moved to sunny California to raise their happy, thoughtful, relatively normal (and doubtlessly gorgeous) children. SHE WON, you guys. She won HARD.

  33. Lizzie says:

    I thought the line was that Meghan worked too hard (so American!) and the staff felt bullied. Nice try but only one duchess is known for laziness.

    • ABritGuest says:

      I was about to add this too- they literally complained she worked too hard back in 2018 & that the Sussexes wanted to do more but hierarchy & money issues prevented that. so much revisionism to claim now that she didn’t want to work.

      And working royal duties were probably much less intense compared to long filming days on Suits plus running the TIG& doing UN& other charity work.

  34. Monica says:

    The indignation from the BM is starting to sound like the bleating of sheep to my jaded ears. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Meanwhile H&M are flourishing and you wankers can’t do anything about it! I don’t generally tune in to big televised spectacles, but I will actually try to catch at least some of this one—solely because of Meghan and Harry. That is their reach, and I’m not alone.

  35. IRMAVEP says:

    Someone should tell Jobson that you cannot eat your cake unless you first have it. I am so sick of ‘royal historians’ and ‘royal commentators’ spouting these inane cliches. And how dare he tarnish Harry and Meghan’s reputations to cover for Willy-or-wonty and Kokey.

  36. Lightpurple says:

    Uhm, correct me if I’m wrong but, in the Royal order, until 2 weeks ago, weren’t the Queen and Phillip the #1 Royal Couple? With Charles and Camilla second? Which would put the Keens third?

  37. Mich says:

    Blaming Meghan for the fact that the global public was interested in her reminds me of how Charles blamed Diana for the same. These people never learn.

    • Lizzie says:

      IKR? I mean charles massivly lost the pr war with Diana yet they they think the exact same pr smear will work against Harry and Meghan. People see through it even better now than when Diana died and the whole country came out to support her.

  38. harla says:

    Apparently Andrew never got the memo about not commercializing the royal family as he enters into a business arrangement with a disgraced banker.

  39. MsIam says:

    Tut, tut, tut! How dare Harry and Meghan want to make a difference and serve! That’s only for the top couple! Too bad they are terminally lazy and boring.

  40. lemonylips says:

    Shout out to Croatian Celebitchies: who knew Plenki would be mentioned along with something useful and cool?

  41. equality says:

    They were supposed to understand that they weren’t the top couple and shouldn’t ask for more than a very small house? Isn’t Harry’s standing in line above Sophie and Edward’s, Anne’s and Andrew’s and they all live on large estates.

    It’s funny too that some of the nations behind in vaccinations are members of the Commonwealth. Isn’t medical help supposed to be a benefit of membership? It seems to be, “we’ll get around to your aid when our own country is taken care of”.

    • BlueToile says:

      I sincerely hope the Commonwealth collapses when the Queen dies. I can’t help but feel that the Commonwealth nations are only being used by Britian to hide their present and previous racism. Of course it’s up to the countries themselves, but I can’t help feeling this way. When I see pictures of the Queen visiting these countries over the years and huge crowds of people of color just pushing to see her drive by or deign to wave to them…it just feels wrong somehow. Exploitative.

    • Nina says:

      The only reason the commonwealth exists is so that the Queen could pretend that she still has an empire to rule over.

  42. JanetDR says:

    I read these things and it makes me so mad! Then I read everyone’s comments and settle down again. I’d love to say that people will eventually figure out what the truth is, but we’ve still got a lot of Trumpies over here, so maybe not all…
    I am delighted by all that H + M have been able to accomplish so far!

  43. Shannon says:

    Lol….I am never sure of the narrative with these people. Meghan is a bully and wakes everyone up at the crack of dawn; and Harry is bit of a simpleton and jealous of his older bro. But now…it’s just Harry didn’t tell Meghan how to stay in her lane. Lol…this family is tone deaf and regressive.

  44. Mina_Esq says:

    Lol As we say in law, Cambridges are “de jure” #1 couple but Sussexes are “de facto” #1 couple. Cambridges are the ones that couldn’t deal with that reality. The reality that their superior titles didn’t make them more popular to the public.

  45. BlueToile says:

    I know that here on CB the bleating of the British tabloids against H&M is generally dismissed, but I can’t help but worry that this negative narrative has been carried so successfully to Australia, and is now fixated on infiltrating the Canadian and US markets. I would like to think that it will be rejected out of hand here in the US, but let’s face it…Trump. Again, I can’t help but feel that Trumpism, Brexit, and the rise of the far right across the globe is at work against the Sussex’s. It is like they are seen as the epitome of what the right now fears so much. Too many people right now are sticking their heads in the sand and absolutely refusing to accept a changing world, both socially and environmentally. People of color and anyone working for change are being seen as a major threat. I honestly fear how this could play out for the Sussex’s . Anyone have any thoughts on this?

    • Merricat says:

      My thoughts are that the Trump supporters numbers are dwindling to the hardcore crazies. If that’s who the Cambridges want to be associated with, they can count on the same decline. The ones who don’t want the change that is inevitable and happening across the world are old white guys, who are also in decline. The Sussexes are being the change they want to see in the world. I admire it.

      • BlueToile says:

        I hope you are right about the decline of Trumpism. I live in one of the reddest states in the US, so it’s hard for me to judge. I have also cut off all relationships with Trump supporters. I cut friends, family, left my church, and even fired my stock broker for being Trump supporters. I can say that it is not only old white men who support him, there are plenty of white women who do, too. There is a lot of internalized misogyny out here, with many people who are completely incapable of change and know they are going to soon be left behind and winnowed out. I very much admire the Sussex’s for their courage and determination to bring change, I just worry about the US becoming the next country to turn against them.

    • lanne says:

      The Trump crazies have gone so far that they have drawn a real line in the sand. You are with them or against them. They have doubled down on racism, hierarchy, sexism, Qanon craziness. yes, they are dangerous, but I think the bigger danger is the royals getting lumped in with them. Kate, the English (white) Rose, who’s only value, apparently, is her whiteness and her fertility. The Trump/Brexit crazies are older, sicker, and making themselves increasingly irrelevant. Gen Z and young millenials are pro environment, inclusivity, and thinking about the future while the old white folks choose to look toward the past. It’s no surprise that the Murdoch and right wing tabloid media have doubled down against the Sussexes, nor is it a surprise that they would make inroads in places like Australia and New Zealand. But even in those places, there’s pushback against the British royals–the Aussies said no to a pre-Covid Lamebridge tour to “inspect the fires” or whatnot. I doubt there will be much enthusiasm for royal tours period post Covid, considering the cost. The royal family’s influence will shrink as the Uk’s influence shrinks, quite frankly. There are too many young people who want to see a brighter future, which is embodied by the Sussexes, not the Cambridges (and perhaps even by the slew of young women growing up in other European monarchies). The UK is going to be a geriatric monarchy for many generations to come. That’s a huge branding problem for them if they want a global audience, but I’m not even convinced that they really do anymore. Or at least, they aren’t really willing to work to engage a global audience–they expect it to magically appear for them. And because they never ever learn from their own past, they’ll see Harry and Meghan overtake them just as Diana had.

      Of course the far right is against the Sussexes–there’s no winning that crowd over, so there’s no point in even bothering. The Sussexes will create their own audience of like-minded people, and honestly, there are a lot more of us who look to the future than the dinosaurs reaching for the past. Racists gonna racist. You can’t pretend they don’t exist, but there’s no point worrying about them either, other than makign sure they stay far away from you. The Sussexes have put a continent and an ocean between them and the British ratchets who want to see them come to harm.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Ianne, I believe the Brexit/Trump followers are already being lumped together. I don’t EVER watch Faux News, but there will be headlines on searches that pop up. So, I know the P*ss Morgan has been on and I think Dan Whooten. Murdoch is already catering to the Trump followers, which I’m okay with. Let the White Supremists do what they do, because we know the largest percentage in the US DO NOT believe them. Also, since President Biden gained office, Trump has been pretty well silenced with having his social media closed. I hear that he will be on Face Book soon. It’ll be interesting to see how long he lasts before he’s booted again. They are losing Republicans who are not that crazy or racist and Murdoch won’t be reaching them.

  46. Over it says:

    You know for someone who is supposed to be the dumb one, Harry sure has accomplished a heck of a lot in 37 years. Invictus, sentabale, archwell. All the deals and jobs and the smartest move of all falling in love and marrying a beautiful, smart, kind, hardworking woman. So if this is dumb well I pray Harry stays dumb forever

    • MsIam says:

      That’s not why he calls Harry dumb. Harry was supposed to marry some boring less attractive and above all white woman who wouldn’t be competition for Kate. Also, Harry was supposed to share all of his glory with William to make Baldimort look good too. Harry didn’t follow the “rules” so he upset the apple cart and that’s what makes him “dumb”. I really think Meghan gave him the courage to say f*ck you to the royals. I think that’s also William will never forgive Meghan, because she set Harry free.

      • Tessa says:

        I think Chelsy would have been competition for Kate but she would not have been as trashed as viciously as Meghan has been. Kate is bland and dull and work shy. Cressida might have been cold shouldered by Kate because William was interested in Isabella Calthorpe, Cressida’s half sister. I don’t think Kate and William wanted Harry to marry at all , and just stay on as third wheel.

      • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

        More boring than Kate is a hell of a requirement to meet.

      • Monica says:

        The beginning of the end was when Harry insisted on marrying for love.

  47. Izzy says:

    Meghan didn’t CARE about that. She really doesn’t see it as a competition, she was likely wondering, as are many of us, why they don’t work together more instead of turning into the Palace Hunger Games. FFS. They could’ve just stood there and basked in her shine and looked glorious, but they couldn’t handle having a Black woman in their presence for five hot minutes.

  48. Ania says:

    I had a boss like that. Middle aged lady whose female employees better didn’t try to wear a nice dress or look to good. You can’t do anything in situation like that, only leave. Meghan was supposed to sit and do nothing, make herself somehow uglier and calmly listen how lazy she is and unregal.

    • Lizzie says:

      You know, I think Meghan tried to be what they told her to be and still they mercilessly attacked her.

      • Deering24 says:

        Yep, she was set up to fail no matter what she did because she was not “supposed” to be there in the first place.

  49. Amy Bee says:

    I’m guessing that this is the new talking point among royalists because I’ve also noticed Kate stans blaming Harry instead of Meghan for it not working out. The fact is, the Royal Family didn’t want Meghan in the family and thought Harry was going through a phase. I believe that Harry was told that he and his family were not going to part of the slimmed down monarchy and Meghan was not being funded. With the help of the media, the Royal Family tried to make Meghan’s life as difficult as possible so that she would leave but the plan worked so well, Harry decided to leave with her.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Amy Bee, They are really doing what it takes to show the world that they kicked Harry out of the family. These people are more than stupid. Also, I have to wonder if they want to keep the haters hating with the hope someone (H&M) gets hurt or worse? This is a very ruthless game they’re playing, and I wonder if they understand that the world is watching.

  50. Agreatreckoning says:

    “Well we can do better than this and start commercializing the royal family,’ well frankly that’s not acceptable,” he said.
    Jobson notes that the point of the royal family is centered on “service and helping others. It’s not to do with helping yourself.

    Mr. Jobson, have you not heard about the Royal Collection Shop?

    • Victoria says:

      What about the royals who ARE and HAVE BEEN capitalizing on their proximity to the throne? What about that?

      He really is a proper shithead.

      • What about commoner Carole Middleton who think she is bigger and more royal than the rest of the royals only on the account of her commoner daughter is the future king’s wife? She is a blatant opportunist who manipulates her daughter’s husband and her daughter’s position to monetize the royal family. What right does she have and her brother Gary to say and insinuate that Prince Charles should be passed over in favor of her son-in-law? She’s disgusting together with the rest of her social climber family. 🤮

      • FicklePickle says:

        The Queen sells her own gin, fer cryin’ out loud.

  51. L4frimaire says:

    I really don’t understand the point of Jobson’s article. There is no real news here. I heard a really good point that these kind of stories does not erase what the Royal family put Meghan through and I don’t see how these kind of stories insulting Harry’s intelligence or saying Meghan telling the truth attacks Kate actually benefits the royals family. Maybe someone will feel sorry for them, which they seem to get off on.These people are shameless and refuse to be accountable in any way, shape or form. Anyway, good for H & M focusing on their work and forging ties with elected leaders for a real cause that will have real impact.

  52. Tessa says:

    William has not moved up one notch. He is still heir to the heir. And not ‘in charge’ but he seems to think he is.

  53. Züri says:

    Harry is sharp. He is emotionally very intelligent, which is considerably more important as an adult than what you learn in school. He has empathy, is able to live in the world, and possesses so many other really wonderful qualities that you only get when you’re intelligent– all of which are sorely lacking from his dimwit brother and sister-in-law .

  54. Emily_C says:

    This extreme hierarchical system within a family is idiotic. Will was always gonna be king, what does it matter that Harry and Meghan were bigger celebrities than Will and Kate? These aren’t the days when a popular younger brother could depose an unpopular older one, violently.

  55. The Recluse says:

    What Meghan didn’t realize was that the Cambridges weren’t Team Players. They were just looking out for themselves.
    She’s free of that foolishness now and so is Harry.

  56. blunt talker says:

    I don’t know the name of the royalist that stated about a month ago-the royal family has underestimated Harry and if they continue down this road it will be at their own peril-Keep on underestimating Harry’s smarts it will come back to bite you in the ass-they can yell and bark all they like-many people in this entire world will never forgive the royal family’s treatment of Diana when she was alive and after her death-If the Queen’s advisors had prod her to go outside and show concern and care for her people during Diana’s death and to make a speech-that speaks volumes to me-why would someone have urge or prod the Queen to do this-this is Harry and William’s mother who has died a tragic death-Its the coldness and stoney hearts of the royal family that I saw-it has never left me-with so many people in this world believe the royal family had Diana killed is just unbelievable-If they don’t move on with lives. they will make the entire UK look stupid and demented.

    • booboocita says:

      The Queen was far younger than she is now when Diana died. Yes, she had to be prodded to speak to the public and consent to a big funeral, but back then, she had the energy, both physical and emotional, to cope with such demands. At 95, she probably just can’t deal with her wayward family and courtiers any more — even more so now, after the death of her husband.

      It’s Charles who needs to be prodded into action on H&M’s behalf. And it’s well known that he surrounds himself with sycophants and yes-men, so no one’s going to prod him into anything, even if doing so would be to his advantage and make him look infinitely better in the eyes of the public. Harry spoke rightly when he said that his father and brother were trapped.

  57. Randie says:

    THIS article is the reason, the whole essence, of why Harry walked away from his family. Jobson nailed the bitter diatribe that has been shoved in Meghan’s face since she showed up.
    These media people are hand picked by the Firm to do their dirty work.
    No wonder Meg’s mental health was taking a beating….

  58. A says:

    Again, what is being said here about Meghan is that she essentially refused to let herself be debased and kicked around in favour of propping up the “number one couple.” I think she walked into the family fully prepared to understand and respect the hierarchy, but she walked in with the good faith that her respect would in turn be reciprocated.

    And all of these people are a) angry at her for DARING to think that she deserves to be treated with basic respect and human decency, and b) walking away when she wasn’t. This is what constitutes disrespect for them–someone desiring to not be treated poorly, and then removing themselves from the situation when they are. They can’t comprehend that she would think this is not okay. They think that this sort of treatment is actually decency.

  59. Chartreuse says:

    Black people should know their place, we get it. Plus Harry is stupid . Any other tropes?

  60. Agreatreckoning says:

    It’s a start. Now if Laura Italiano would acknowledge pressure to spread lies, false narratives and whitewashing of the BRF’s racist bullying of Meghan she might land a job that involves integrity on a regular basis.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/28/new-york-post-reporter-quits-over-incorrect-story-about-kamala-harris-book

  61. Shazze says:

    “Jobson notes that the point of the royal family is centered on “service and helping others. It’s not to do with helping yourself.”

    Really? Prince Philip takes $21 million from the Duchy of Cornwall and does nothing for Cornwall. The taxpayers paid $70 GBP to the royal family in 2020. That’s an awful lot of chi-ching for appearing at public events. They are greedy and entitled.