They’re already blaming Duchess Meghan for Prince Harry’s memoir

Britain's Prince Harry (L) and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle (R) visit Nechells Wellbeing Centre to join Coach Core apprentices taking part in a training masterclass in Birmingham, central England on March 8, 2018. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Birmingham to learn more about the work of two projects which support young people from the local community. The Coach Core apprenticeship scheme was designed by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to train young people aged 16 - 24 with limited opportunities to become sports coaches and mentors within their communities.

One of my biggest delights in recent years is covering the royal reactions to news about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The Windsors are a predictable bunch, and they’re always eager to tell the world that they were “blind-sided” by this or that, or that Prince William’s first reaction to any story is rage. The courtiers who surround the Windsors are giant bitches too, always eager to snipe at Harry and Meghan in print. When Harry’s memoir-writing was revealed yesterday, it did “blind-side” the Windsors and the courtiers, and in the hours that followed the news, courtiers scrambled to… blame Meghan, publicly roll their eyes and admit that everyone is pretty nervous. Some highlights from various publications:

The Windsors are shook: “The royal family is shaken up about the book,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively, noting that Prince Charles and Prince William are “particularly concerned about what Harry will reveal” after the 36-year-old prince’s recent streak of criticisms, which were “bad enough” already. The insider adds, “They haven’t received a copy yet and don’t know what to expect. It’s making them nervous.”

They think this is all Meghan? In a statement Harry said: ‘I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become’ – but one royal insider responded tartly: ‘A book by Harry, as written by Meghan.’

Eye-rolling: Another source revealed that the announcement had provoked ‘much eye-rolling’, adding: ‘I think everyone is just tired of being angry when it comes to those two. They have spent the last 18 months doing everything they promised Her Majesty they wouldn’t do – making a living off their previous lives and status as members of the Royal Family. It’s depressingly predictable, unfortunately.’

Poor me introspection: And now the royals will be dreading the release of the book next year, which experts predict will be ‘more “poor me” introspection and more excuses to justify his decision to quit royal life’ and ‘the last thing the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William will want to hear’.

Phil Dampier speaks: ‘They will be in despair that Harry – doubtless prompted by Meghan – just won’t leave it alone for a while. It is obvious that when Harry came over for the unveiling of Diana’s statue earlier this month, no meaningful progress was made in his relationship with his father or brother. If he respected their opinion, he wouldn’t do this book because they wouldn’t approve of it. Harry wants to present himself as a mature family man who has learnt from his mistakes and become a wise old sage. But I fear many other people will see this as yet another moneymaking exercise at the expense of his blood family’.

Harry scrambled: Harry’s spokesman said that he told his family including the Queen ‘very recently’ – but a source told The Sun: ‘Harry scrambled to contact his family only when he knew the story was coming out — just moments before it became public.’

Mistakes & lessons: Harry’s suggestion that he would be writing about his ‘mistakes’ and the ‘lessons’ he has learned also raised eyebrows. Royal sources said they believed that the prince had ‘never been one to willingly admit’ any mistakes and had spent the last three years ‘blaming everyone except himself and his wife’ for the catastrophic breakdown in relations with his family.

[From Us Weekly & The Daily Mail]

The eagerness to blame Meghan for this is one of the major reasons why Harry is writing the damn book. No matter what these clowns say and no matter how they want to paint Meghan, she’s always been the more conciliatory one. Harry is the one who is ready to burn it all down. He’s so tired of his wife getting the blame for his decisions too. As for the Windsors not receiving a copy yet… the first draft isn’t ready. There probably won’t even be a final draft for months. And an American publisher is under no obligation to send an advanced copy to Buckingham Palace or Clarence House. It’s the Oprah interview all over again – the Windsors didn’t know what Harry & Meghan said, so they tried to predict it (and told on themselves) and wound up emphasizing all of the Sussexes’ arguments.

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  1. Harper says:

    Meghan is not writing Harry’s book; she’s busy writing her own. Her memoir is obviously next.

    • AD says:

      LOL! Please the palace will stroke out in that case.

    • Me says:

      I suspect this memoir will be more about the things Harry’s done and experienced in his adult life—I’ll bet the RF will bang on endlessly about how hard done by they are, but in the end they will be a relatively small part of this book. Harry’s served in Afghanistan, founded Sentebale and Invictus, and is genuinely an actual real-life activist for mental health and well being. He has worked on himself and grown as a human. He has a lot to talk about and aside from the bare facts of the RF’s stupidity and racism, that stunted bunch aren’t actually interesting, they’re just awful.

  2. Nomegusta says:

    Someone said it perfectly on TikTok. The goal is to constantly villainize Meghan and paint Harry as a victim, in the hopes that he’ll leave his wife and when he runs back to the Windsors he’ll be as unscathed as possible. He can go right back to being the punching bag spare.

    ‘It was all the black ones fault!” They proclaimed through their mealy, inbred, crusty lips.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Was that TishToking? She’s great with the royal stuff.

    • lucky says:

      I actually feel like they are constantly trying to emasculate Harry and Megan is just their took and a convenient by-product is her villianization.

    • Sondra Jackson says:

      You worded it perfectly. Harry has been portrayed as this weak and easily manipulated B!tch every since he got with Megan. Prior to meeting her all you read about Harry was how he was Great Britain’s shining star etc.

  3. Scorpion says:

    Of course she is being blamed. Meghan is their bete noire, should the world end tomorrow, they will blame her m.

  4. Oh_Hey says:

    And if these fools would have let them be half in/half out and told the rota where to stick it this never would have happened.
    Now they’ll be getting “blind sided” and outdone for decades

    • AD says:


    • Yvette says:

      @Oh_Hey … This! SO this!

      And on a side note … *Kaiser, you’re killing me with the ‘Hot Harry’ pics! (fan, fan) That photo of Harry seated in that red chair is fabulous! He looks amazingly hot and handsome. :)

  5. JenBanana says:

    So tired of the Windsor’s and their trash courtiers.

  6. AD says:

    They are so predictable. “He didn’t even tell Charles” well they are not on great terms thus he is under no obligations to do so. Lol! The Windsors will rue the day they let those 2 go off on their own. They don’t even know what is in the book yet they are discussing its content. He will name the racist they said.LOL! (they are shitting bricks on that one).

    For too long others have been telling his story and ofcourse they are the ones with the most criticism Yet they paid their mortgage and fed their family off his name. Well, now he is telling it on his terms.

    Harry will touch on things he’s already discussed openly, the lessons he has learned as a father and a husband. I think it is more about his journey not grievances as they suspect.

    • Consey says:

      I agree with you. I also think is will help other spares. Harry’s done with that family. They have said what they had to say. Harry just wants to be a husband and father. I just don’t think is that serious. He may mention drugs and drinking. He will it with his children. The British press needs to leave them alone now. No his not bring his no he’s not bring daughter to be christened in Cesspool England!

      • HeatherC says:

        Sadly I don’t think this will help the spares. They’ve seen what happens when they cut loose a spare, the current spares are young enough to fully gaslight that they need to be in this institution forever and ever and they are pretty much owned, Plenty of time to beat down an ego and self image so they remain malleable. Watch for Charlotte and Louis to become the scapegoat for William as they get older because he doesn’t really have Harry to kick around anymore. It’ll be training for when George is king. I really think this is a plausible scenario in the House of Bitter and Petty, and it disgusts me.

    • Lizzie says:

      Didn’t Charles leave the country when Diana’s statue was unveiled?

    • LilacMaven says:

      Yes, that bit was especially hilarious. Charles won’t even answer his phone calls. He couldn’t tell Sulky Chuck even if he wanted to.

    • Guildish says:

      Hey Phil Dampier …

      It’s obvious Harry doesn’t respect Chuck’s or The Other Brother’s opinion, and neither does anyone else. Maybe THEY need to change their opinions?

      Also, let’s call a spade a spade. For 33 years the Royal family made barrels of money based on Harry’s popularity. They’re just ticked now because they’re struggling to make/retain that money based on the popularity of the entire lot put together and they’re still coming up short. At least Harry can sleep at night knowing that he works for every penny he makes and that his charities are successful because of his involvement. Can you say the same for your Royal lot??

  7. Melissa M says:

    This all seems like projection. The family, and their courtiers have been trying to control Harry’s life, even his thoughts, for most of his life. So they can’t comprehend he might just have outgrown them. Doesn’t have his own will or opinions, so of COURSE someone must now be controlling him.

    They accuse Meghan of doing what they’d still be doing, if he hadn’t escaped.

    • AD says:

      You are right on the money. Even the “he did not tell Charles” alludes to what you just said. They just have a hard time believing or comprehending that they are dealing with a 36 year old man. who is no longer under their control. Lilibet ask permission, write a memoir ask permission. Based on their thinking Harry has no agency .

      • anance says:

        The BRF is so stupid. They should have given Meghan and Harry a stake in the Royal Family. It wouldn’t have taken much — half in/half out, titles for the kids, patronages, the Commonwealth assignment.

        But, they played hardball. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

  8. Merricat says:

    Lol. Harry is finally free to tell his story, and he’s going to do so whether they like it or not. He is never going back.

  9. MsIam says:

    Harry doesn’t want to be controlled by them anymore. Plain and simple. And as far as his “relationship” with his brother and father, ask Edward what that is worth. He’s not going back y’all.

  10. Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says:

    These clowns haven’t grasped yet the simple concept that the more they blame Meghan, the less chance that Harry will ever return to Saltine Island permanently. He’s made it quite clear that he puts his family first before the Royal Family. Also, this is just making Harry and Meghan’s relationship stronger. Harry has said more than once that the two of them are a team.

  11. Becks1 says:

    “They haven’t even received a copy yet.”

    Reader, I laughed.

    It’s not finished yet, and even if it was – HARRY DOESNT OWE YOU A DAMN THING at this point. You’ll read the book when the rest of the world does.

    • Katherine says:

      Exactly! They’re out here acting like he’s a former spy that needs CIA vetting before releasing a book. It’s going to describe his life. Everyone knows at this point he went through long stretches of unhappiness if not outright trauma caused many times by his family and role. That’s not a British state secret. I’m sure he’ll share more specifics but this incessant drama. “Explosive” “bombshell” blah blah blah. Like the man has never been particularly secret about his thoughts even before Meghan. Unless he comes out with James Bond level secrets it’s just the same stupid BRF reaction to him over and over. And they look more ridiculous each time. They could say we wish Harry and Meghan well, love to the kids, go with god, and basically never publicly react to them again. Harry and Meghan would likely PREFER that. The BRF are the ones that keep the air of scandal with these hysterical reactions every few weeks. It’s just the most pathetic and amateur PR operation.

    • terra says:

      This. I don’t laugh very often, but that one got me, too. He hasn’t even submitted the first draft yet, for f’s sake.

      And of course they’re blaming her. Who didn’t see this one coming? I swear, they need all the Xanax. All of it. I volunteer my share if it’ll get the chattering horde to calm down for a minute.

    • Marivic says:

      Buy it first and then read. You will be doing a great deal for Harry’s charity.

  12. Carmen-JamRock says:

    I see theyve latched on ti tht part in the bk’s description abt “mistakes made/lessons learned” thinkng thats gonna be abt H admitting that he & M made mistakes instead of “blaming everyone but themselves” for wht went down.

    Uh-oh. Who is gonna tell those nasty courtiers? First of all, from H’s first speech after stepping down….the Sentebale dinner….he SAID: “we hvnt always gotten it right….”
    H has ALWAYS acknowledged that he &M arent perfect etc….that theyre human & hv made mistakes. Its the courtiers and members of the family who want to lay every single blame at H&M’s feet.

    I guess theyve forgotten H admitting in the Oprah intvw that the SINGLE. REGRET. he has, is not doing exactly as he did, but FOUR YEARS EARLIER!!!

  13. C-Shell says:

    Meghan has been sooo low key over the past year, barely making her presence known, and yet she gets dragged backwards through the BRF shrubbery on a near daily basis. They wanted her to disappear, to not exist, and she’s almost accomplished that (as far as her relationship with them is concerned), and yet their obsession with her is incessant. It’s heartbreaking, really. If Harry’s announcement of this book is another of his attempts to shield her from blame, I wish him all the luck with that.

  14. Sofia says:

    I gotta love how it was Meghan these people were so scared about (hence why they released the bullying claims) but it’s Harry who’s been speaking freely. Meghan hasn’t said anything since the Oprah interview and even in that she was very “oh the queen is great! it’s the institution I’ve got a problem with” and Harry was like “Okay so listen up, my father is shit, my brother is shit, they’re all shit”

    • Becks1 says:

      Exactly!! They are so laser focused on Meghan as the “problem” when Harry is the one being like, “so let me tell you about my family.”

  15. SarahCS says:


    Since I saw the news about this last night I’ve been picturing the scene, Harry restlessly pacing post-Oprah saying ‘how much clearer can I be? I told them how I feel in my own words and they keep twisting it back to you, every time’ while Meghan chills out on the sofa with Archie. Finally Harry stops pacing, ‘I know I’ll write a bloody book!’

    I mean of course it will STILL be twisted to blame her but I for one cannot wait.

  16. Lori says:

    They might not even be in the story. At all. Harry has had adventures, wtf have any of them done that’s exciting enough to include in a book. Taking up free seats at Wembley? If Harry is trying to inspire people to live their best life, i doubt he’s talking about raging in the rose gardens.

    • Merricat says:

      They’re such narcissists, they can’t believe they won’t be the stars of Harry’s life story. Weirdos.

  17. Amy Bee says:

    Is anyone surprised about this? The Palace doesn’t know any other way but to blame Meghan. As others have said I think the family is going to play a minor role in Harry’s book. To this point we only know Harry in the context of being a royal and what the press has written about him. The book will serve to dispell a lot of myths and lies that have been told about him and will talk about his work. Harry has always wanted to do this. So people who are concern trolling about the book and Archewell need to give it a rest.

  18. ChattyCath says:

    He just needs to shout ‘It’s not all about YOU’. I had my whole life ruined by a toxic family. If one didn’t go into great detail reporting every event the gaps were filled in with vile rumours. These people pick on one family member and destroy them. It seems to be a common pattern that ‘needs further study’

    • BnlurNforever says:

      That should be the title of the book. It’s Not Always About You: It’s my story by Prince Harry.

  19. Daphne says:

    It’s infuriating that the RR are calling it a moneymaking exercise when Harry’s donating all the proceeds to charity. They must know this.

  20. Serena says:

    “Royal sources said they believed that the prince had ‘never been one to willingly admit’ any mistakes and had spent the last three years ‘blaming everyone except himself and his wife’ ” ..wait a minute, aren’t they talking about Willy?

    • Gail Hirst says:

      EXACTLY! They R talking about Willy. That’s how it works, they write what they think they know about the RF, then just switch the names to Haz and drop the story. It is their total modus operandum…project, project, project.

  21. Bettyrose says:

    I don’t know where
    Meghan finds the time to live Harry’s life for him. Her book of sorcery is the one we really need her to write.

  22. KT says:

    Most of those ‘reactions’ are going to be from royal reporters, not actual palace contacts.

    I still think someone has managed to hack the family WhatsApp group – that comment about the timing of when Harry told the family, put together with some of the other stuff about who has texted what to who and when and how often – it just smells like the sort of stories that we found out were founded on phone record and voicemail hacks back in the day.

  23. Over it says:

    Meghan is such a demon. She shoots fire from her eyes, she can melt ice with one smile. She cause World War One and two. Is responsible for slavery and colonialism. She started Covid , small pox, polio and hiv. She is the devil.
    Oh shut the f up palace and British media. Harry does what Harry wants, he always has way before Meghan so stop acting like your dumb asses don’t know this.
    Is Charles afraid Harry will talk about the women he slept with while married to his late mom? Don’t worry Chucky, Harry doesn’t remember them.
    However I can see Baldimort sweating that Harry would mention Norfolk roses as his favorite flower.
    Why can’t these racist bitches bitches ever leave Megs alone to nurse her baby in peace?

    • BnlurNforever says:

      She’s the easy target because their wrong wing haters can’t get enough of hating on her, so they know all they have to do is suggests something is her fault and their trolls in the media and online will do the rest. I don’t know how she does it and we know it affects her because she experienced suicidal ideation when pregnant with Archie and in the Me You Can’t See, Harry admitted that he had to hold her while she cried when they came after her about bullying allegation. She’s affected, who wouldn’t be by this constant onslaught of negativity. I think Harry has done everything he can think of to redirect the vitriol towards himself, but it doesn’t work because he’s a white, rich, heterosexual male prince.

      • Over it says:

        Yes, he is a good man and a good husband. My heart hurts for her and I wish karma comes a knocking at the doors of the family of the palace staff, and media for all the hurt and pain they cause her.

  24. equality says:

    He promised the Queen? How do they know what was promised? Apparently, security and some support was promised to H&M and that wasn’t honored.
    Harry won’t “leave it alone”? Why can’t Phil Dampier “leave IT alone”?
    How do you “respect the opinion” of two people who hide instead of speaking to you and who constantly leak through “sources” how awful you are?
    I especially enjoy the “won’t admit mistakes” part. Harry is the only family member I have ever seen apologize for anything.

  25. Over it says:

    That part about his blood family. His blood is Archie and Lili. Those so call blood family in the uk, tried to kill his wife and unborn son. So fuck them and their blood. Went after Meghan again when she was pregnant with lili. So again f the royal blood relatives.

  26. lanne says:

    Expect to hear from Toxic Tom in 4,3,2,1…

  27. bitsycs says:

    These folks are predictable and stupid. If they’d just let them be half in/half out, they wouldn’t be in this position. Maybe they should have graciously funded security too even if they wouldn’t do half in/half out, and they may have had some goodwill. Sadly they’re too racist and stupid. And Charles just dumping their security – dude you are asking for whatever they say about you. Frankly they’ve been kinder than I would have been.

    Ultimately the person who is most unhappy with them is Harry, it’s not Meghan.

  28. Likeyoucare says:

    I believe harry will name all the rotas and courtiers that had did them wrong.
    They should all be afraid and they can’t sue either because all those stupid people report negative and untrue story about him and his wife.
    And for the courtiers, H&M kept their receipts too.

    I like for Harry to put disclaimer at the back page wrote: the queen know all about this and agree that i need to burn them all. The end.

  29. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    Is anyone truly surprised they’re coming for Meghan? If of anything, I’d be willing to bet she tried talking Harry out of it knowing this would happen.

    The palace lawyers in America WILL go through that book with a fine tooth comb. For legal reasons, I would warn everyone to expect this book to be delayed at least once. As long as Meghan and Harry have receipts, they should be fine but there will be a fight.

  30. Abena Asantewaa says:

    I have a sneaking feeling that the queen knows about Harry’s book, and has given him the go ahead. Has the queen some bones to pick?

    • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

      I don’t think you’re wrong. I think any and all issues Harry has are solely with Charles and William. I think the Queen knows exactly what those issues are and I think she sides with Harry in a personal capacity but her hands are tied officially because all of her people are now Charles’ minions. That’s why she allowed them to leave. If Charles had been king, Harry would have been kept prisoner, I’m sure of it.

  31. TeamMeg says:

    Other people have said this on other threads, but I, too, was surprised to read yesterday that Harry was putting out a memoir. I immediately felt concerned and protective—concerned about possible overexposure, protective because the more hatred coming at the Sussex family, the less safe they become.

    As for the book itself, I’d hardly expect a tell-all mudslinger —come on! Harry is a class act. He just wants to share his story—or others think it is a good idea for him to share his story, or both. Either way, the UK tabs could spin this into a disaster. Windsors gonna Windsor, and it seems they have a lot to hide.

  32. Isabella says:

    Harry can’t give advance warning, because the royals will go to the press and present the facts in twisted form before Harry can even make an announcement. Or William will insist on edits as he did with the recent H&M TV film.

    Glad to see Harry’s with a major publishing house that can handle libel threats and author abuse. I’m sure he has a big agent too.

    • Feeshalori says:

      I would love to see William try to mess around with edits at a major American publishing house. He doesn’t have the clout here that he may have back home to pull that crap. And if the royals think they’re entitled to see a preview copy of the book, they can think again and read it on publication day the same as the rest of us.

  33. Amelia says:

    “Much eye-rolling” no wonder they’ve all gone loony. Too much “eye-rolling”

  34. Noor says:

    Best ignore the tabloids. Breathe in and breathe out the tabloids driven garbage. Tungsten forever.