Prince Harry made a virtual & emotional appearance at the Diana Awards

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This year’s Diana Awards were held virtually. The Diana Awards are given to young people who improve society, who stand up for what’s right, who mentor young people and on and on. Harry has been involved with the Diana Awards for many years, and he made an “appearance” virtually at this year’s honors ceremony. I’m honestly trying to figure out if this was taped in Montecito or if Harry did it at Frogmore Cottage after he flew in last week. I’m getting more of a Montecito vibe from the light and the door? Here’s the video:

Yes, Harry’s voice seemed to crack slightly when speaking about his mother. It’s still so raw, and I think added to that… his mother has been on his mind so much in recent years. He believes his mum would be proud of him for getting away and protecting his wife and children from the establishment, the same establishment which tried to crush Diana’s spirit. And I agree with him, Diana would be proud. Speaking of all of that, Robert Lacey told Newsweek that his sources claim that Harry wouldn’t mind reconciling with William but Meghan refuses. Mm-hm, I’m sure that’s William’s narrative.

Out of the three royals it is Prince Harry who is most ready to admit fault, Robert Lacey said. He told Newsweek: “What’s interesting is that on one side we’ve got William who doesn’t seem prepared to concede anything and on the other side friends have told me that Harry wouldn’t mind reconciling and then it’s Meghan who is sticking to her guns on this issue.”

“It should surely be possible,” he continued, “for both sides to say the past is in the past. It’s very regrettable that Meghan doesn’t withdraw just a little. Why can’t she say it was the pressure? ‘I was getting used to this incredibly complicated system, I was just pregnant, I couldn’t sleep. I was wandering about all night firing off emails. Perhaps in retrospect I went over the top about it.'”

[From Newsweek]

Yeah, I think it’s clear that William and his people went to Robert Lacey and this is the official line from Team Baldingham. They’re like: William will NEVER concede anything which makes him regal but Harry must capitulate and Meghan must take the blame for everything! And it’s all so f–king bonkers especially considering that Meghan is just minding her own business with her two babies in Montecito.


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  1. Osty says:

    Harry is such a gentleman, and whenever he opens his mouth you are reminded of how superior he is to bulliam. He is so charismatic and intelligent .

    • Yvette says:

      Yes, to all of this! And Kaiser used my favorite ‘Hot Harry’ photo, too … the one with Meghan where he’s looking directly at the camera with his hand on his chest. Somebody fan me, quick! 🙂

    • ➕💯. Team Harry…great video. He speaks so well from the heart.

      And so now for Lacey it’s that Meghan needs to apologize for sending emails! These idiots are just beyond belief. What about the ongoing bullying investigation? Lacey seems to be implying that Harry has no problems with that…..RIGHT!?

  2. Izzy says:

    Ah, yes, the “bUt hEr EmAiLs” excuse…

    • Cecilia says:

      Like they sound ridiculous. If i don’t laugh i will cry.

    • Christine de Pizan says:

      Genius! LOL

    • Louise177 says:

      LOL that with the bullying claims, the only concrete reason is the emails and texts. Funnier is they weren’t mean, just about work. I wish that report would come out.

  3. MrsRobinson says:

    Why can’t she say it was the pressure? ‘I was getting used to this incredibly complicated system, I was just pregnant, I couldn’t sleep. I was wandering about all night firing off emails. Perhaps in retrospect I went over the top about it.’”
    This is what William is used to—writing the narrative for Harry to agree to, so that William is off the hook. Gross. Clearly he’s learned nothing from the past year.

    • Snuffles says:

      They want her legal team to back down. They’re not used to their bullshit being challenged.

      • Yvette says:

        @Snuffles … I agree. This is all about the ‘Oh, we are SO ready for this … bring it on!’ attitude of Meghan’s legal team over the ‘Meghan bullied the staff’ allegations. Evidently, she ‘does’ have receipts and the Queen/Palace now know there is nothing there and therefore no reason for William to use that as an excuse for his Meghan hate.

    • Cecilia says:

      It so gross because this wasn’t her having a bad day, or a bad week. She was feeling bloody suicidal because the royals wanted her gone and did so by smearing her, the press was more than happy to oblige because it sold papers, and half the UK population couldn’t get of her d!ck because they were upset that a biracial american caught harry’s eyes. It was a witch hunt which left her feeling like she wanted to die. Not her “going of the rails”.

    • LaraK says:

      I’m actually perversely happy that the RF is showing their hand like this. It’s about time they show who they truly are.
      Yeah, we are not hiring any diversity czar, and why can’t that woman apologize for making us work? I mean, she is black and American, she is clearly in the wrong here.
      It’s good that everyday people in the commonwealth see a clear show of what they have always known. Maybe this will hasten the fall of the monarchy, which is stupid.
      I think H&M couldn’t care less – they just want to live their lives, and will not put up with lies about them. The RF will never get over that. That they can walk away and be happier for it? It must keep them up at night.

    • Snazzy says:

      It’s sickening. Plus, the thing is, because their attacks are so stupid and obviously racist, it really forces me to choose sides. Like even before all of this I was pro Meg, but while i can see that she has maybe had a few mis steps, I’ll never say it outside this group because basically the racist a-holes would run with it. Their bullsh*t negates any possibility of real analysis and discourse. Idiots. And it will sink the monarchy. Talk about a cacophony of fools

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        A cacophony of fools is right and going to Newsweek, which is no longer what it once was, doesn’t do much to dispel the obvious racist attacks. August 2020

        It’s just disgusting that KP is trying to frame it as Meghan not understanding and being an emotional pregnant woman to deflect from the bullying she received.

      • swirlmamad says:

        I agree with you on that — no one’s perfect, including Meghan. But I would NEVER say anything against her, at least not outside of this site because she’s gotten SO MUCH unfair and unjustified criticism from every other corner. And the truth is, any mistakes she’s made in no universe warrant the abuse she’s received. tRump was always going on about a “witch hunt” — what Meghan has endured is a grade-A shining example of one.

      • Veronica Rhodes says:

        Could not agree more with you! My friends and I have this same conversation. They’re not perfect but I won’t criticize them and add to the bs because the “misses” are so minuscule.

      • popsicle_vp says:

        This such a good point. I don’t think that Meghan would even say that she is above critique but that is not the situation. There is a deliberate attempt – a campaign – to malign the first woman of color to enter into the modern British monarchy. This disgusting, disrespectful campaign has been waged by the British media, the institution, and members of the royal family to cover up for vanity, frailty, and misdeeds. At a time when there is a concrete reckoning of institutional racism and white supremacy globally. Their tone-deafness to this fact shows their lack of commitment to equality and progress in the UK and the commonwealth.

    • elsavita Williams says:

      First off, Cain nor many of the Courtiers liked never liked Meghan from day one. She should not apologise to that pompous bald fool and was not accepted by him due to her race. The royals have come a long way in that Kate whose great-grandfather and relatives were coal miners. As well, Carole Goldsmith Middleton is also from a Jewish background and grew up in a council flat (Projects in the USA). It took them a long time to accept her but obviously, that sentiment is not passed down to biracial Meghan.

      I was listening to James O’Brien’s podcast and he read a letter from a man who was very honest in what he saw was the problem and it is NOT with Meghan. Here is the link:

    • Nina says:

      Why should she take the blame and give them an out? They asked for this.

      Are you suggesting is that she should just accept the gaslighting and bullying of the last few years, agree to accept blame for something she did not do, for the sake of the Windsors saving face?

      That is beyond ridiculous. Let’s all agree to get along and PWT gets a pass again. Time for all of them to put on their big boy and big girl pants and face the music.

    • Eurydice says:

      Well, she did say it was the pressure, in the Oprah interview. It was the pressure of the media hating her, of the courtiers hating her, of racism, of Will and Kate trying to get rid of her, of feeling suicidal and getting no help, and of being pregnant and of adjusting to a totally different way of life. She already said all that, but the RF don’t want to hear it.

  4. ShazBot says:

    K, that’s enraging. All the racism and bullying she’s faced for the last 5 years and they’re just like “can’t you just admit you were wrong so you can come back and live the rest of your life suffering at the hands of our abuse???”
    Hateful, awful people.

    • Cecilia says:

      Im actually seething at this. So meghan’s life just doesn’t matter huh? That harry almost lost not only his wife but also his (then) unborn baby thanks to these ghouls just doesn’t matter?

      And again, how weak do you have to be to get upset at emails being sent at 5 AM?

      • Phoenix_Rising says:

        @Cecilia, because Meghan did not throw in the towel and left, divorced Harry and gave them what they wanted, they upped the ante. There is not a living soul who could humanely survive what she has endured and not end up in a dark place. When she got there, they didn’t help because they knew they had finally gotten to her and the end game would be both her and her unborn child would be dead and they cold not be blamed because ‘SHE’ was the one who was weak and did it to herself. They are upset she didn’t take the final step, because she was so close to giving them what they want, removed from the BRF, they are sinister and won’t stop until she is out, one way or another and will continue playing the long game.

    • Jais says:

      Same shazbot. This just infuriated me. In what universe should Meghan apologize for not allowing herself to be bullied and smeared by the cambridges. How dare Robert Lacey. I get he’s peddling William’s sh*t for a buck but he’s become part of the abuse. My skin is crawling.

      • Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says:

        Same here. I’m just disgusted. Meghan and Harry told Oprah that she was feeling suicidal, that she sought in-person treatment and was denied, and this man has the nerve to say, “Oh, why can’t she say sorry?” Sorry for what? The courtiers at KP went out of their way to smear her and to try and damage her reputation, but of course, the biracial woman has to admit she’s wrong. Miss me with this!

    • Lemons says:

      Meghan is literally gone and out of the country, no longer working with them and doing her own thing with her husband. And William STILL can’t get on with it. He STILL hasn’t launched Earthshot or anything else worthwhile. He can’t even manage to look positive and provide interesting commentary at his engagements. I guess starting a Youtube channel is enough. Yet, Meghan is the problem and should apologize.

      These people and their supporters are sick. in. the. head.

    • Cws says:

      I don’t think they want her to come back, just to take the abuse.
      They are used to being able to leverage this on a smaller level within the family.
      Their argument to get her to roll over and take it seems to encompass a couple of things:
      1) They think she needs the royal connections for her brand…therefore she has to roll over and take it so the relationship can be repaired
      2) They argue she actually did wrong…in the workplace, sending emails does not require timing unless their are written workplace rules that are communicated and agreed upon
      3) They argue she is just too aggressive…too American and the breakdown in the relationship with Harry is not because of their lying attempts to smear her but rather her personal flaws
      It goes on and on

  5. Jezz says:

    How lazy are Brits?!!! “Up all night firing off emails” is very very normal. That’s the point of emails (as opposed to texts): they can be read and responded to on the receiver’s time. God!!! Enough about her sending emails at night!!!!

    • Jen says:

      Especially given that she was recovering from travel/jetlagged and newly pregnant which can often lead to insomnia. Of course she wasn’t keeping banker’s hours.

    • LaraW” says:

      Actually, I would be firing off emails at insane hours if I was suicidal and begging for medical treatment. It’s the worst at night— or at least it was for me. The suicide prevention hotlines are 24 hours FOR A REASON.

    • JanetDR says:

      I’m sure lots of people in the UK who have a desire to succeed are up early working! But apparently not anyone who works for the royals 😂

  6. Osty says:

    William and his team should tell Lacey to shut up cos he isn’t doing them any favours . He makes William comes of as the arse we all know he is

  7. Woke says:

    Can this book tour be over ? I wonder what Lacey got in return. He was already part of that crowd it’s not like he gained that much access. And I suspect he doesn’t even believe what he’s saying.
    Curious to see if this book will sell better than the previous one.

  8. Snuffles says:

    Oh BULLSHIT! Harry ain’t reconciling SHIT until the Cambridges apologize, back up off his wife and treat her with RESPECT. They don’t need to be besties. Just civil. I honestly think that is all Harry wants. RESPECT and CIVILITY.

  9. TigerMcQueen says:

    “It should surely be possible,” he continued, “for both sides to say the past is in the past. It’s very regrettable that Meghan doesn’t withdraw just a little. Why can’t she say it was the pressure? ‘I was getting used to this incredibly complicated system, I was just pregnant, I couldn’t sleep. I was wandering about all night firing off emails. Perhaps in retrospect I went over the top about it.’”

    So they’re admitting all they have to complain about Meghan is early morning emails.That’s it. But KP expects us to believe that all of the mess that has ensued since around October 2019 was because of emails sent at what staff considered an inappropriate time. Elegant Bill became enraged over emails, kicked H&M out of KP, H&M noped out of the RF, all because of the timing on some emails, and if only Meghan would say ‘sorry about that’ everyone could play happy families again.

    They’re bonkers.

    • Snuffles says:

      Early morning emails may annoy some but it doesn’t constitute bullying or cause mental breakdowns.

      How about Kensington Palace admit that while Meghan was a GREAT asset, her and Harry’s goals and work styles didn’t align with the Cambridges. That’s why the solution was to create separate offices so each couple could pursue their own projects as they saw fit. We realize it was just a culture clash and wish Harry and Meghan all the best with Archewell and all of their future endeavors.

      William needs to realize that even if both sides get along again, Harry is NEVER returning to be his personal whipping boy. I truly believe Harry just wants the fighting to stop and to live his own life. But to feel comfortable enough for he and Meghan to return with the kids on important family occasions.

      • Giddy says:

        “her and Harry’s goals and work styles didn’t align with the Cambridges.” LOL ! In order for them to align, the Cambridges would have had to have goals and work styles! Oops, sorry, of course they have goals. Like a toddler in a tantrum, William wants to be king RightNow! Likewise, Kate has a goal…she wants to be the Keen Kween. She wants to be able to have her mother and sister for a slumber party and to play in the jewel vaults.

      • Snuffles says:


        We all know they’re lazy fuckers. I’m just saying they could spin it as a culture clash/work styles issues that got out of hand. That’s IF they want to compromise.

      • equality says:

        And similarly, why can’t Kate just issue a statement saying “I was postpartum and hormonal and made Meghan cry at a dress fitting but I apologized and everything was fine.” Is it not regrettable that William can’t issue a statement saying, “I looked into bullying claims and it was a non-issue about sending e-mails at night so I showed the staff how to turn off notifications at certain hours.” I hope H&M’s legal team are applying pressure big time.

      • Snuffles says:


        EXACTLY. Fess up Kate. Meghan already gave you an opening!

      • Joan says:

        Yes; And further as a family we now consider this matter closed. Any additional exclusives in the press from anonymous sources are all lies.

      • Sofia says:

        @Equality: Exactly. They want Meghan to apologise yet expect nothing from Kate. KP could have easily put out a statement MONTHS ago saying “Kate was port partum and wedding planning is stressful. She accidentally lost her temper at Meghan but she apologised and now they’ve both moved on”

      • Gina says:

        @ Snuffles How KP can admit NOW that “Meghan was a great asset”, after Lacey spilled some ugly tea: “merciless”, “that bloody woman” – the disgusting things PWT was saying about Meghan? How can Harry and The Other Brother reconcile when Billy encouraged and, I’m sure, started this smear campaign that drove Meghan to suicide ideation? Royal Family and British Press ruined Meghan reputation, her image in the eyes of many people.
        These rats and Lacey is one of them, are talking about reconciling because they need Harry – for money, mostly. To write about – will they, won’t they.

  10. Joan says:

    Are they crazy? After everything they have said about Meghan, they want her to apologize over some early morning emails?

    Harry’s speech was great. Why was He always portrayed as “not intelligent”? Meghan may have helped him improve by giving him more confidence, but surely he has been capable of this all along.

    • ShazBot says:


    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Joan, I think his intelligence is on display with Sentabale, Invictus and the Endeavor Awards (which is now part of Invictus). These all were his alone–well he worked with others to make them a reality, but all are his alone. I believe this is also why so many of the Commonwealth countries asked for him specifically and why Downing Street would ask him to go to certain countries. Harry was able to connect with people and he’s intelligent. He was portrayed as being dim by the media and the brf. He is quite intelligent and now that is being shown without it being hidden away by those in his family and BM.

  11. iconoclast59 says:

    So, according to Lacey, the path to reconciliation is total capitulation for H&M. Eff that.

  12. MsIam says:

    Wow. I don’t know what’s worse, that they want us to believe that all of this racist abuse was heaped on Meghan due to “emails” or that they want her to just forget the whole thing. This leads me to believe she has a shit ton of dirt on somebody at KP or in the family as a whole. And the idea that Harry wants to “reconcile” with this? Ha! Oh and Robert dear don’t forget about that little “jealousy” problem you mentioned the other day, the real elephant in the room.

  13. Ginger says:

    These awful people will never, ever admit they were racist. There is no way Harry wants to reconcile with William. He said their relationship is space and the way he said it, it’s final. Since they will never admit their wrong doing, they will not reconcile.

    Harry’s speech was amazing and proves how incredible he is and he seems to be in such a good place. It looks like he is California in that video. Diana would be so proud of the man Harry has become.

    • anotherlily says:

      It looks like the same room he and Meghan have used for some of their videos. There is what looks like the edge of one of the birds nest prints that feature behind a sofa.

  14. Jan says:

    Princess William want to win at all cost, Robert L E A K Y is trying to sell a book from the Princess view point. Only idiots are falling for for his revisionist history.
    How can the courtiers and the BRF be this stupid, why don’t they move on from saying shit about Meghan and Harry, they know darn well the Sussexes will reply.
    It should tell you something that not even with the support of the BM, the BRF can’t stop the couple from thriving.
    Sure, blame Meghan for the brothers not making peace with each other instead of Princess William’s jealousy, Archie at two, the few times you saw him have more personality than the Princess W at 39.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      Why are you calling him Princess William? There are many, many things to criticize William for and you don’t need to resort to using homophobia to do that. Knock it off.

      • BnlurNforever says:

        Please don’t misuse homophobia when you don’t know the mindset of the poster.

      • Moxylady says:

        Blue nails- well said

      • lanne says:

        It’s misogynistic—the idea that “being a girl” is the worst thing a man can be. I’ve been beating this drum a lot but it’s such a terrible attitude that’s actively harmful to women

      • Jan says:

        What homophobia have to do with calling him Princess William, he loves to control who wears tiaras, jewelry?
        You could’ve asked why I called him that, before jumping on the homophobia bandwagon.

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        @Jan I used homophobia because unnecessarily feminizing William is a homophobic way of insulting a man. You know exactly what you are doing and you need to stop.

        To the others, you are correct. It is also a misogynist insult, as well.

    • BnlurNforever says:

      @lanne, yes, misogynistic is the appropriate word that describes this and I hate it and have asked people on twitter to not repeat sexist Mike Tyson’s words. I still am not comfortable accusing people of being homophobic when it’s more likely just thoughtlessness. There’re a lot of words and phrases thrown around that we should all be more mindful about.

    • Lola says:

      I’m not going to pile on but calling him Princess William wasn’t a reference to him controlling tiaras and jewelry – if he controlled tiaras and jewelry and was a wonderful sweet man who was kind and generous about the tiaras and jewelry nobody would have a problem with it.

      Princess William is a reference to him being petty, bitchy, fussy, whiny, and arrogant, all of which he is. The problem is associating those things with being feminine or being a woman. Like he’s more like a woman than a man because he is all those things.

      No. Those are not “female” traits. There are countless petty bitchy fussy men, there are probably more of them out there as there are women. It’s a “male” trait as much as a “female trait,” maybe even more so.

    • BabsORIG says:

      Oh my goodness people, the “princess William” was coined by Mike Tyson when William was voted the most handsome Bald man alive. Maybe ask why he being called “princess William” first?

      • Merricat says:

        If it needs to be explained, maybe he should have led with the explanation. Just a thought.

      • Duch says:

        According to Royal Foibles, PW was called that at university – because of the way he danced.

      • Gaah says:

        Mike Tyson the convicted rapist? Why would anyone use anything he has to say because he is homophobe and rapist (so doesn’t think highly of women)? Calling any man Princess is degrading women and the same as using the word “gay” as an insult. If many people are telling you it is offensive, then maybe you need to consider that it is.

  15. SimKin says:

    They’re back on these emails? They’re attempting to ruin her over early morning emails and they think she should apologize. They’re all crazy. They have legitimately nothing on her if that is the crux of their big complaint…”why couldn’t she just apologize for sending so many E-MAILS”

    Trash the whole lot of them.

  16. Cecilia says:

    They have truly lost their ever loving minds and lacey left me feeling like i want to punch a wall. They are truly committed to not getting it.

  17. Amy Bee says:

    These comments from Lacey are insensitive and infuriating. Meghan’s the victim here. All she did was marry the man she loved and try to do the work. She’s the one who was bullied and smeared. Where are all the journalists attacking William for working with Lacey on his book?

    As for Harry, he’s an excellent speaker. It’s either he’s done a lot of work or he was always that good but wasn’t allowed to show it. I’m starting to believe it’s the latter.

  18. Elvie says:

    When you read that quote you realize how deranged these people are. The only thing they have against Meghan is that she’s a hard worker who emails and they still want to hold it over her head and demand she apologize. She hasn’t worked for them in 15 months, time to get over it.

  19. Miranda says:

    If Meghan truly IS holding Harry back (and that’s a pretty big “if”), it’s not because she’s a nasty bully. She’s simply the more assertive one in their relationship, and isn’t blinded by any familial bonds, which allows her to see Baldemort for what he truly is. William, I’m almost positive, is the type of person who mistakes kindness for weakness, and Meghan wants to protect her soft-hearted husband from being manipulated. Diana would no doubt be proud that her younger son, at least, is serving as her living legacy through his good works, and I’m sure she’s very pleased that he chose a spouse who provides him with the sort of love and protection she never received from her husband (or his family).

    • Snuffles says:

      I don’t think Meghan is holding Harry back from reconciliation. I think he has her back
      1000% and has probably taken a harder line than Meghan. He’s FED UP with William.

      • BnlurNforever says:

        I absolutely agree. I can’t see Meghan telling Harry how to proceed in this area, but I can’t see Harry ignoring all that was done to his family without serious efforts by the perpetrators to make amends. I hope Harry never reconciles with any of them and peace out completely as soon as he can make that leap. No doubt his awful grandmother is who keeps him tethered that and unresolved issues with his father. In time he will face the fact that Charles is a self involved, unrepentant coward who cares for no one but himself and just get on with it.

      • Miranda says:

        Like I said, I think it’s a very big “if”, and I hope the scenario you’ve presented is the reality. I’m probably giving them more benefit of the doubt than they deserve, but I just sometimes wonder if there’s at least a little bit of truth in the stories we hear coming out of KP, but they’re twisted and distorted beyond recognition by racism and sexism.

      • Chelsea says:

        Exactly @snuffles. Harry is the one who chose to bring up the bullying smear campaign and the fact that he woke up to a very pregnant Meghan crying over it in The Me You Can’t See. You could see his anger over it and the fact that he chose to publicly address it in that way shows he wants them to know. As long as they Firm continues to behave in this way i highly doubt he wants to reconcile with either of the heirs. They can try thewe “Harry regrets his interview and wants back in crap” but his actions and words make it clear that that is not the case.

  20. Becks1 says:

    No, Meghan is not going to “withdraw a little” and I don’t believe for one minute that Harry is angling for a reconciliation and Meghan is holding him back. We heard him in The Interview, in the podcast with Dax, in The Me You Can’t See. Meghan isn’t the one preventing a reconciliation.

    And Lacey admits that here! He says that William isn’t going to concede anything. But H&M should??

    I think this is the new KP tactic to try to escape the bullying investigation.

    • Cecilia says:

      You meghan’s lawyers have them by the balls? I sure hope so. And i hope that they will go public with it soon. Of course, if the results are in meghans favor the uk press won’t talk about it. I wish she would sue certain Palace staff for defamation

      • Becks1 says:

        I think they do, and I think its bad for KP. This has gotten so out of control – now there’s a historian putting these allegations into a book?? This has gotten very very messy and I am sure Meghan’s lawyers are following all this very closely.

        William not only royally screwed up with the bullying story coming out right before the interview, but he’s doubling down now and I know he’s Mr. Incandescent etc, but I cant believe that no one is telling him to just STFU.

  21. MellyMel says:

    OMG enough with the emails!

    • Miranda says:


    • BnlurNforever says:

      I know Hilary Clinton has spoke out repeatedly about Meghan’s poor treatment by the BM. It must give Hilary flashbacks seeing Meghan get smeared constantly over these emails talks, I know it does me. These abusers are all the same, they just repeat a lie until it becomes a towering giant and unfortunately people keep falling for it.

      • Chelsea says:

        Watching the British (and sometimes right wing) bizarre hate obsession with Meghan reminds so much of Hillary Clinton Derangement Syndrome. HCDS was in reference to how the right wing was so obsessed with Hillary they would blame literally anything on her even if it was wholly unrelated to her and couldn’t even stop obsessively talking about her even after she lost to Trump. There are so many echoes of that in this thing with Meghan. This woman has only been heard of three times this year: in the Oprah interview in March, for Vaxlive in May, and the NPR interview on The Bench a couple weeks ago yet they still can’t STFU about her.

  22. Edna says:

    That Lacey quote is some next level bu!!shit. Talk about creating and living in an alternate universe. Meghan has been torn to shreds, her reputation shredded, and endured a vicious and cruel onslaught of overt racism just for marrying Harry and being good at the job. And Meghan needs “to just get over it and apologize”? That’s craziness.

  23. lanne says:

    I hope the the RF is just reactionary, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this bs is indicative of what it means to survive as a POC in the UK. Is it typical to have your every action policed in professional environments, any POCs in the UK? Do white colleagues engage in petty micro aggressions and sabotaging behavior? Do they minimize your problems, and blame you for them? Do they demand an absolute perfection from you that is impossible for anyone to comply with, that isn’t demanded of anyone but you, and when you inevitably fail, use that as “justification” that you don’t belong?

    These things happen in the US, but we can have conversations about them, and there’s a recognition that these problems exist, and that they are due to structural racism. What makes me sad for people in the UK is the absolute denial that any of these issues even exist.

    What will it take over there to start having these discussions in the UK public sphere? I wonder if this royal family situation—caused by them, not Meghan, can be a catalyst for open discussion. The problem with this, though, is that the royal family’s actions are the epitome of toxic white privilege, and not many people likely have the social/political/economic capital to call them out.

    • BnlurNforever says:

      The discussions can’t really take place if there’s no strong entity to bring the counter argument in the UK. Almost the entire UK media is aligned with these talking points, this is the narrative that the media, govt and all institutions to include the BRF are onboard with. The UK just doesn’t have a strong enough vocal movement to change things. It’s probably going to need to come from outside of the UK and it’s actually happening as we speak, but it will not occur overnight and will only really be successful after Elizabeth II. Elizabeth is literally a stumbling block in any forward movement for Britain because everything that needs to happen now, like countries kicking the British monarch out of the position as head of the CW, or strongly worded condemnation of the BRF is being tempered because no one wants to offend her. Even HnM are in many ways neutered and tethered because they don’t want to offend her, she is literally preventing the forward momentum that could occur if many weren’t deliberately holding back to spare her feelings.

  24. Oh says:

    Harry said in the Oprah interview that he wants to reconcile with his father and he will always be there for his family. Also, in the last episode of The Me You Can’t See he said “I like to think that we were able to speak truth in the most compassionate way possible—therefore leaving an opening for reconciliation and healing”.

    • MsIam says:

      Harry is clearly not the A-hole in this scenario. But he’s not going to let them sweep this under the rug either. William and Charles don’t seem to want to acknowledge their parts in this issue so there you have it, a standoff.

    • Carmen-JamRock says:

      He also said the relationship between him and his brother is ” S. P. A. C. E. “

    • Merricat says:

      Forgiving someone doesn’t mean you return to the relationship as it was. Harry will never be William’s fall guy again.

  25. ABritGuest says:

    Nice comments from Harry & good to see him flag the disportionate impact that covid has had on certain communities.

    Lacey is telling on KP. I’m willing to bet these early am emails are all they have in relation to bullying so now that Meghan’s lawyers have intervened they want Meghan to pull back so the public doesn’t know that the firm just smeared her. Even Robert Jobson was warning on TV that the bullying claims had potential to open a can of worms as may result in staff claims involving other royals.

    I remember Meghan talking about getting up early during the Oceana tour because of jet lag & baking the banana bread. Why do I feel like the early morning email stories stems from that.

    So Lacey claims that W&K’s ‘friends’ said they were guilty of sharp elbowed tactics to put H&M in their place, KP sources called Meghan a bitch& sociopath, called Harry& Meghan damaged goods but William isn’t willing to back down. But somehow it’s MEGHAN who is holding up reconciliation? I think part of what they mean when they say Meghan doesn’t understand the monarchy is not being willing to be thrown under the bus.
    Here Lacey is suggesting all that smearing & abuse is meant to just be brushed aside? Hell no stay on their necks Meghan!

    Harry said on camera his relationship with William was space & it was Charles that was priority to mend relationship with. That was before the bullying claims & other nastiness from KP especially came out so who knows where he’s at now.

    It was Meghan who more tactful in the Oprah interview & Harry was the one who was blunter so I definitely don’t think she’s the one stopping reconciliation. I think she’s being blamed as Harry is making clear that he wants an apology etc to Meghan for the firm smearing her. That’s why Gayle noted when Harry & William spoke- nobody had spoken to Meghan.

    • one of the marys says:

      “That was before the bullying claims & other nastiness from KP especially came out so who knows where he’s at now.”

      William’s leaks have only gotten worse so my guess is Harry is only firmer in his convictions to stand his ground. We’re watching William implode. The family finally have to reckon with him because the reasonable Harry checked out of that awful enabling dynamic. Charles seems to be minding his own business, keeping busy and giving William enough rope to hang himself.

    • swirlmamad says:

      It was clear from the get-go that they were ALWAYS going to lay the blame for all of it at Meghan’s feet. They keep insisting that Harry is being led astray because they are delusional and still think there’s a chance he could change his mind and come back. They are out of their ever-loving minds.

  26. Over it says:

    We should all call Lacey out for this smear. It’s totally wrong .

    • Carmen-JamRock says:

      No. Lets not “call out” lacey. That old bitch needs publicity from #Sussexsquad and H&M for his book. Lets starve him.

  27. Over it says:

    I have a question ?has the crown stopped using Robert lacy, I mean I am trying to understand how someone who use to appear normal to a certain degree last year could suddenly flip so fast and be more than willing to peddle william deranged insulting harassment

    • Carmen-JamRock says:

      I said this same thing yesterday. He cant be of any value to Netflix for any future work so I hope they realize that and drop him like the sh*t he’s proven himself to be.

  28. Over it says:

    No Meghan wasn’t over the top , she doesn’t need to apologize. She had worked for years in professional settings. She didn’t just arrive from the fields. Robert and the rest of these bitches must be out of their cotton picking mind if they think that she is the one who should beg for forgiveness for being abused and attacked for being a woman of color

  29. Eurydice says:

    Who can I sue for whiplash? Didn’t we just read how Harry is so petulant and defensive that he won’t budge an inch? Now he’s the peacemaker and Will won’t budge. But why don’t we look at the scales and see who should be apologizing – on one side we have Will – “you sent emails at 5:00am” – on the other we have Meghan – “you smeared me for 5 years and then tried to kill me.”

  30. aquarius64 says:

    Harry giving a shout out to Meghan is a signal he’s not dumping Meghan and their kids. His tribute was so good. The wrong son of Diana is the direct line heir to the throne.

    • BnlurNforever says:

      I think everyone in the whole world who has even paid the slightest bit of attention to this knows that Harry would be more suitable. BTW, I am thrilled he’s not the direct heir because being allowed to interact more with the world on reasonable terms has served him well. I do think that Harry has a nature that would have handled the curating a future monarch that the heirs all go through in that family. William’s nature wasn’t served well by the way heirs are raised and would have been better served with an upbringing similar to Harry’s. I hope the monarchy is abolished before it’s William’s turn at the wheel, or I feel sorry for those around him to include his subjects.

  31. Jay says:

    Why can’t Meghan just capitulate to our gaslighting and apologize? It wasn’t really as bad as she remembers, it was all in her head! And hormones! She just didn’t understand how it all works, she poor thing was overwhelmed and made a fuss over nothing. If she can just admit that she was the one who was wrong, and call off her lawyers, maybe we can be a happy family again. It’s what her husband wants, see?

  32. Lizzie says:

    Oh please admit you were a bully due to being pregnant, and a black American, because the law firm in charge of the investigation will have to admit all charges were made up. Why can’t you just do that, huh?

  33. Betsy says:

    Kate! You’re in danger! You don’t even get mentioned in this group, and you’ve been around for nearly 20 years. That’s how little you matter to your husband. I’d proceed with caution….

    And I am enjoying the HECK out of these Lacey blurbs. Why? Because we know it comes straight from William’s mouth. It’s enlightening to see just how hateful and silly he is. For everyone who thinks Charles is behind the smears, clearly no he isn’t. This Robert Stephenson steam engine of anger is owned, operated and powered by William’s rage. Is Charles also a rager who makes mistakes? You bet. Is he smart enough to drop a subject and not leak about it constantly for three years continuously? Why yes he is. Only Willy doesn’t get what this looks like.

  34. Merricat says:

    I guess their stiff upper lips are flaccid at 5 am. Imagine falling apart over emails. Lol

  35. Sofia says:

    Now I have no idea what’s happening privately but publicly, Meghan hasn’t said a word about the royals in 3+ months. And can anyone blame her if she’s not feeling super charitable in terms of reconciliation with William? His staff accused her of bullying, giving them PTSD and in general, driving her to suicide and not letting her get help. She probably needs more time to recover before being on even neutral terms

  36. ML says:

    Barf. Before Brexit was ever a thing and GB was an EU member state, my husband was offered an engineer’s dream job in England, and we were invited over. I was initially positive as GB is an hour closer to the States by plane, and my kids could learn better English. Well after that trip, we decided the dream job was absolutely not worth it. I’m American and my husband’s Dutch. I can’t tell you how often we were asked during our stay if we were planning to “learn English,” which in the beginning I thought was a joke. We had to scope out schools and were told that we had the right to homeschool our children. Unlike Holland, British schools have the right to choose whether to allow children to attend or not. They feared we might be a burden on their inferior (to the Netherlands’) healthcare system. The local aristocracy was the main employer for 100s of people in the area; people whose families had worked for that noble family for literally hundreds of years and many (most?) still rented property from said family. At a local restaurant, when we were shocked about that, the wait staff told us that they knew how to “mind their betters.” The British can be very polite and use that politeness to be downright rude. At our hotel we realized that we’d forgotten an adapter for our smartphones. The woman at the desk simply looked at us in silence before finally saying “yes, of course” and letting us borrow one. I didn’t realize that the British peel the skin off their peaches with a knife and fork before eating them: the waiter made a “helpful” comment about how I ate. This is also part of the crap that Meghan had to deal with in addition to the racism and misogyny.

  37. L4Frimaire says:

    So they’re really pissed about that 5am email. It’s turned into wandering around firing off a slew of them now. Interesting that’s the only example he has. Also, how sexist can you get with the crazy hormonal pregnant woman stereotype? This guy is just gross and not that good at what he does. “ But her emails….” Indeed.

    • Curious says:

      maybe Meghan send emails at 5am, so when they start work at 8 or 9 am , they will read the email and discuss what was said or share their ideas with Meghan . the staff was not going to work at 5am.

  38. Carmen-JamRock says:

    I was today’s year old when I learned that a “Whipping Boy” was an invention of European royalty. Saw this tweet by a #Squaddie quoting wikipedia:

    “A Whipping Boy is a boy educated alongside a prince (or boy monarch) in early modern Europe, who received corporal punishment for the prince’s transgressions in his presence.”

    THIS!!!^^ is the rationale for them wanting H back. Yeah, we’ve all said and believed that they want H back so he can continue being bullyiam’s scapegoat but this definition shows that its really and truly a thing and that bullyiam only sees H thru this lens.

  39. Likeyoucare says:

    They were beating the email issue because that is the only evidence that meghan had did them wrong by sending it at 5a.m.

    While meghan had tons of evidences to burried the whole staff as mean, bullying and incompetence to do their jobs.

    Harry shouldnt be a working royal even if the brf offer him back. He will ruins his children life because archie and lily will be the scapegoats for willie children.

  40. WintryMix says:

    OMG I’m going to stroke out I’m so angry about that “why can’t Meghan just take the blame” quote. These people are truly despicable.

    • Lizzie says:

      That was Harry’s role as the spare, always take the blame for prince elegant. They really don’t see the problem with it.

  41. Truthiness says:

    Putting aside the Lacey garbage, Harry’s clearly continuing his life of service, almost at a pace of the energizer bunny. Exactly as he described to James Corden and on youtube for all to see. He has just been calmly doing event after event regardless of paternity leave. It’s heartwarming to see the Sussexes shine and not have to dim it, and his actions eloquently refute the ton of horsesh*t unloaded every day in the Brit Media.

    • L4frimaire says:

      @Truthiness, agree. Harry is getting things done. This is what I love about them. The Sussexes are working, rolling out partnerships and projects, publishing bestsellers, and getting on with their lives. The royal family keeps trying to drag them down and backwards. They’re sticking to their old tired model that accomplishes very little, then think smearing others will benefit them. It looks so bad and shows how calcified they are.

  42. jferber says:

    It’s not bullying to write an email at 5 a.m. FFS. Meghan has a really strong work ethic and apparently did not limit herself to 9 to 5 to get her work done (that may have changed now with two babies). No one forced the recipients to RESPOND at 5 a.m.! I guess the English workers were so flabbergasted by a productive royal who could and would write an email at 5 a.m. that they immediately felt overwhelmed and bullied. Probably because other royals (William?) didn’t send emails even BETWEEN 9 to 5. I just can’t with these people. By the way, I absolutely love the picture of Meghan and Harry in matching blue overcoats.

    • Jay says:

      If there really is a high level administrator who works for any of the palaces or charities that truly believes getting late night/ early morning emails constitutes merciless bullying, best to identify them immediately and have someone from the twenty- first century show them how to turn off email notifications.

      Seriously. If they actually had anything on Meghan other than “hard work” and “scares/ intimidates fragile white people”, it would have come out.

    • Haylie says:

      I’m just trying to figure out how any of these lazy Senior royals claim to be world leaders when they and their equally lazy staff are put off by reading an email that was sent at 5am (and read at 9am)? Our big thing in the US (and among actual leaders) is if they can handle the hard stuff like that requires leaders and critical staff to be on call 24/7 (terrorist attacks, the Bin Laden raid, mass shootings, etc).

      Just goes to show these royals are pretend leaders with ineffectual staff.

  43. Chelsea says:

    This is a good speech from Harry and im proud of how he’s handling himself in all of this. There’s been pretty much no leaks at all from Camp Sussex about this unveiling while KP has done everything in their power to make this a circus.

  44. Feebee says:

    I won’t go into how disgusting the wording about Meghan should explain why she was so terrible. Others have summed it up nicely.

    But the narrative that Harry would back down and make amends if it wasn’t for his ball breaking wife is just pathetic. I tend it’s more the other way. While I don’t think Meghan is all let’s kiss and make up, I think it’s Harry who is still f**k you at William. As it should be. Lacey et al just can’t get their heads around that.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Feebee, ITA. They really want Harry back. What I find amazing is that articles like this will actually cement that fact that Harry will never go back. He will make whatever appearances he CHOOSES, but that’s it. I honestly don’t understand the BM at all. Are we wrong? Do they NOT want Harry back? If so, okay they’re doing a good job of making it easy for him to stay away.