The British press is still giddy at the thought that Barack Obama “snubbed” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by failing to invite them to his big 60th birthday party on Martha’s Vineyard. Nevermind that the two couples aren’t actually all that close, nevermind that the Obamas had to disinvite people because of the surge in the delta variant, nevermind that Meghan gave birth two months ago and probably didn’t want to fly across the country just for a birthday party in a pandemic. None of that is factored into the unhinged storytelling from the British press.
When we talked about this narrative a few days ago, I used some quotes from Camilla Tominey’s Telegraph article about the Obamas “snubbing” the Sussexes. I didn’t read the original Telegraph piece (it was paywalled and I don’t care that much), and I relied only on secondary coverage of Tominey’s piece. Coverage from… the Daily Mail, which included a very odd quote from Tominey, but in the current edition online, the curious quote has been scrubbed. Originally, they quoted Tominey writing that the “it was thought that the newly California-based couple would be shoo-ins at Obama’s 60th, as prominent “progressives” and new-found members of the US metropolitan liberal elite” but that Harry and Meghan have “jeopardized their once special relationship” as friends of the Obamas’ because, post-Sussexit, Harry and Meghan “ape everything the Obamas have done.” Curious language, that. “Ape.” When talking about how a Black duchess is copying the playbook of the first Black American president and first lady. The Daily Mail removed it, as I said, but other outlets still have Tominey’s words. Tominey absolutely knew what she was doing by using the word “ape.”
Meanwhile, Angela Levin has jumped on the Obamas-shunned-the-Sussexes bandwagon because what do you expect? Do you think these people are actually going to cover the rapist prince who was BFFs with a dead pedophile? Levin claims Meghan “desperately wanted” to be invited to the Obamas’ party but the Sussexes were never even on the original list. Which, duh, the couples barely even know each other. Levin also suggested that the Obamas will choose an allyship with the Cambridges if push comes to shove: “I’m sure that if they say we can only deal with one brother and his wife — you cannot have both because they are so far apart now — they will go towards William. The Obamas clearly always regarded Harry highly, but I am sure they can see through Meghan.” This is so dumb.
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Yeah nope. CT using the word ape. Beyond sick. Slightly surprised she went there because she usually tries to be more covert in her racism. Not that she’s actually covert at all but that fact that the sentence was removed is an admittance. Hope the screenshots are everywhere.
The word ape. Such an idiot moron. The obamas will do the obamas and HM will do HM. I dont care and im sure they dont either. The Obamas are not getting into this drama. Mo’s response about the oprah interview a few months ago said it all.
I write hundreds of pages of correspondence, submissions, etc. every month and have NEVER used the word “ape”. In fact, I had to Google what it means when used as a verb. I absolutely believe that it was intentionally racist. It’s there to stop the reader in his or her tracks so they can ponder the use of the word. Disgusting.
It is beyond sick. And CT is someone on Kate & Carole’s speed dial. Doesn’t help the deflection of Will & Kate being the ones who most likely raised the color question-which is why the BM is trying to sell William being closer to the Obama’s.
They really are exactly this stupid. I am agog.
Was she the same one who used the word “niggling” to describe her “doubts” about Meghan? And then claimed to have no idea why, maybe, a different word could have been used?
These people are as obvious as they are bigoted.
Almost a week later and they are still making up stories about the party snub. Did Harry’s biographer get the inside scoop from Barack or Michelle? Did Harry call him up himself and say, yeah the wifey really really wanted to go but Barack likes Wills better??
My favourite article so far is that the Obamas will lean towards William (the racist) as he is the level headed one and future of the crown LOL!!!
Agree, that is hilarious! William, who is always incandescent with rage is the level headed one. William who can speak against racism in sports but not against the racism towards his sister in law is the one the Obamas would “lean towards”. Frankly, I think President Obama should drop out of that Earth Shot program, but I believe he joined it before all of this current controversy. But still, William is toxic and I think it looks horrible to be connected to him.
Obama doesn’t seem to be part of the Earthshot prize. I think all he did was give them a shout-out and that may be more related to other organizations or people involved than William. There are a number of reputable institutions involved which will be responsible for its success because you know Will won’t do much. Will is 1 of 15 on the prize council despite trying to make it all about him.
Earthshot is partnered with with some of the largest and most influential environmental NGOs. Obama was giving a nod to them and Sir Richard Attenborough.
William wasn’t invited either. Neither was Kate. Plus, the Obamas were not at either royal wedding.
It’s clear this whole thing is being pushed by William, who’s likely always been jealous of Harry’s relationship with Obama and other leaders. I don’t think I’ve ever heard either Obama even mention William’s name. Nor Kate’s, for that matter.
Yeah I’m sure the Obama’s love William, especially after their visit to KP where the Keens had that racist painting hanging front and centre in their living room.
>”you cannot have both because they are so far apart now”
The Obamas are POLITICIANS. They are not going to act like high schoolers who snub one person to suck up to the popular kid. “Sorry, Harry, I can’t be seen with you because Wills is big mad.”
and yanno.. maybe they were invited but graciously declined
Never a missed opportunity to make up a story about Megan.
I’m just laughing at this made up scenario of the non- birthday party. They so wanted to call Meghan out for bad optics, being too Hollywood, eco hypocrisy or ignoring the virus. Instead we got a global initiative to mentor women and a funny video with a view of a fabulous office. We will never know what she actually did for her 40th.
On her own birthday!? After she had a baby at 40? On the other side of the country?
…and we found the Andrew deflection story
Yup yup yup this comment nailed it all.
This 100%!!! Why do we need to talk again about Meghan and Harry when there is an actual rapist protected by the queen! Some BS right there
Yup, that was my first thought – “Aaaaand there it is….”
This – my guess is either Andrew actually objected to using Eugenie and her husband to deflect (he seems to be genuinely protective of his daughters, unlike Charles’ attitude to his sons*) or no one was interested. The only option was to find a Meghan and Harry story immediately but as M & H have successfully blocked the leaks, recycling the Obama party story was the only option.
*I’m not saying Andrew’s protectiveness is necessarily due to affection, though it might be – I suspect he is the type of man who treats girls/women he sees as equals very differently to those he sees as inferiors. The alternative is that he sees an attack on either of the York girls as an attack on himself.
I cannot agree with you more. My holy hell, the woman gave birth to her daughter, and did an amazing bit of public service for her 40th, and has not been seen before or since. Yes, Dummies, this is the act of a woman who is “desperate” for an invitation.
I’m starting to think these people have never had a baby, or been around a woman who has had a baby, because NOPE.
Angela Levin is completely unhinged. She is so jealous of Meghan’s relationship with Harry (who for some weird reason she views as her own) that she will interact with M**it trolls on twitter and broadcast their vile conspiracy theories regardless of how insane it makes her look. Does she not know how insane it makes her look? Sad, evil old woman.
Even knowing how full of crap she is, this sentence absolutely enraged me (like seriously made my heart start pounding):
“The Obamas clearly always regarded Harry highly, but I am sure they can see through Meghan.”
F this old witch.
Wait, wait, wait…I just looked up her age (because I assumed she was in her 70s), Jesus, she’s my age (or so she claims). I guess if my face melted like that, I’d be super bitter too.
OMG, I can’t believe she is 42. This whole time I thought she was late 60s. Woooooooow. Being a trash person really ages you.
She is insane for thinking she can actually pretend to be in her 40’s…..no way!
lol i just checked to Wiki has her between 55-65, no way in hell she’s 42
@Lili, I’m guessing she is 65-75. There is an Angela Levin who is a Hollywood makeup artist that might be around 42. If you look up the DM story about the “journalist” Levin’s mother there are pictures with her & her mother (supposedly)when AL was little..maybe someone can date the pictures based on the clothing? Or, the old phone in one pic that has a cone mouthpiece.
Angela Levin and Camilla Tominey are the very definition of racists. They are just awful. I hope karma comes for them soon.
She doesn’t just interact with mugxit trolls, she IS one. She at the point that she creates her own lies and myths about Meghan. She’s right up there with Murky, imo. And she’s no different than that other crazy ass person Lady Colin Campbell. Except Angela vets invited on yo BBC news shows because she spent 15 minutes talking to Prince Harry six years ago.
@Nyro, if it was even 15 minutes. I wouldn’t mind if Harry wrote a chapter in his book about how he feels about someone writing a book about him after spending almost no time with him. And how that person pretty much lifted what she put in the book from other sources. I would think that person would want to be careful about being exposed like that by Harry in his book. He’s demonstrated he’s not afraid to speak the truth when people have gone after Meghan. He’s never been fond of the RR’/BM.
This has to happen. How glorious would it be if Harry had a chapter in his book about each one of these assholes? Talk about turning the tide, that would be it.
She’s like Katie Hopkin’s “sister from another mother”.
What a joke. She’s obviously just making stuff up at this point. I really never thought Barack was impressed at all by William, from the couple of events they did together. And that visit the Obamas made to KP was excruciating – first of all, that painting of a slave boy, apparently specially retrieved from the archives for the occasion, and then the footage of Michelle trying to make conversation with an unresponsive Kate. It didn’t look like much fun.
Plus, following through on the “logic” here, where was William & Kate’s invite?
All I’ll say is the days of them making any mundane situation an huge overblown scandal are over.
Seriously, do we have an actual invite list for this party? There’s a lot of “they weren’t invited because of A, B, C” but do we have a list of who was actually invited?
And yes, the Obamas supposedly snubbing the Sussexes is a MUUUUUUCH bigger story than *squints, reads non-British newspapers* a British prince being sued for raping a minor.
The only people that we know for sure (as far as I’m aware) that were invited and then disinvited is Stephen Colbert and his wife, because he talked about it on his show.
@ Rawya : I’m sure many A listers were left off the list as both Obama’s are world famous and have a contact list filled with world leaders and all sorts of rich and famous. But Chrissy Teigen made the cut and that’s just embarrassing even if she is married to Johnny Legend.
There was an article in a Chicago paper about who attended, and while there were a handful of celebrities, most of the attendees were people the Obamas go way back with personally, politically and professionally, including high school friends from Hawaii, people from their days in Chicago and who helped launch his political career, big donors, some former cabinet people like Eric Holder and Arne Duncan and some senior staffers from the White House days like Tina Tchen, although a lot of crucial people like Axelrod and Rahm Emmanuel weren’t there. These are people with deep solid ties to the Obama’s. Even Legend is a good friend and they have an established relationship. It was his birthday, and who he invited or didn’t invite or disinvited was his business. The rest of this is just clickbait and disrespectful to both couples. Like I said before, they both seemed to enjoy their birthdays very much and celebrated it in their own unique way.
When you’re making stuff up, facts don’t matter! Lol, as if the Obamas would choose the racist family over the philanthropist American woman.
The royal commentators want to talk about a birthday party invitation and a guest list they know nothing about because the monarchy is falling to pieces.
The Obamas have their deals set; why would they need to “ally” with anyone? H&M are doing the sort of deals well-known people do; it’s not exclusive to the Obamas or to H&M. What is “US metropolitan liberal elite”? Do they think the US is one big city or realize how far it is coast-to-coast? I can’t imagine wanting an invitation to somebody else’s party on my own birthday, especially one that meant a long flight with covid ramping up. Perhaps Meghan would want to spend her BD with her children, who definitely wouldn’t be at Obama’s big party.
That sentence made me laugh too, but then I realized they think that LA and Santa Barbara are 10 minutes apart so yes they do. They seem to superimpose England and how long it takes to get from area to area there with the US, when there is no comparison. And these numerous articles is in my opinion exactly why Michelle Obama clearly was irritated with Jenna Bush’s question, because no matter what you say or do they will twist your words and make up 20 new stories about one event to keep the fervor going. She already knew it, because she had been through it, terrorist fist bump, sleeveless dresses, having her mother live with them, having the audacity to wear shorts while hiking, etc.
The term ‘metropolitan liberal elite’ is for UK readers not US ones. Basically, it’s a divisive culture war dog whistle that is designed to set the city-dwelling young diverse university-educated professionals (who tend to vote Labour, Lib Dem, Green etc.) against the older, whiter, wealthier rural-dwellers, and the older, whiter, poorer rural-dwellers (who tend to vote Conservative against their own interests) so that the latter groups can sneer at their woke un-English ways.
It’s very similar to right wing talking points about “coastal elites” or “East Coast elites”, or “ urban culture”. which is a very common dog- whistle here to rile up the conservative right wing base.
Lol, England is the size of the state of Louisiana.
You can fit more than seven Britains in British Columbia. We also have 1/12 the population of Britain. Sure puts the amount of room we have in perspective.
@ Lady D : I am from Canada and taught in China. I explained to my students that the entire population of Canada was equal to 1.5 Beijings. They always loved that.
I have never been to British Columbia, but have wanted so much to see it!
Camilla Tominey much ado about nothing. Are we still in high school worried about who is invited or not invited to popular parties?
The truth is the Obamas were tone deaf in having a big birthday bash during a pandemic. If Meghan and Harry had attended the party the British media would have labelled them hypocrites.
Right? That’s the other thing. There would have been a huge slew of stories if they had gone: How dare they leave their newborn! Or bring their newborn across country! Go to a huge party during a pandemic! Mingle with other coastal elites!
BM = dumb arses.
It was Meghan’s birthday, why would she fly 5+ hours with the Delta variant on the rise to celebrate someone’s else birthday, was she even invited?
The BM had this idea that Harry and Meghan were going to be living in the Obamas back pocket, Meghan is not helpless, the Sussexes are proving they know how to network.
So everyone that set up a Foundation and get a deal with a streaming service is copying the Obamas.
Not so long ago that the DM and DT were carrying a lot of made-up freak-out stories about the Obama’s being Archie’s secret godparents.
Then why wasn’t TOB invited?
I seriously doubt the Obamas would have Chrissy Teigan and not Meghan. One is a child bully (who also cannot accept the fact she did something wrong nor can she properly apologize for her behavior) and the other a woman who stood up to a racist powerful family that also happens to be the royal family.
Chrissy out here bullying teen sex abuse victims and little black girls who know their worth, losing bags left and right, but “they see right through Meghan?”
Right, and this is THE OBAMAs we are talking about, not the Osbournes. I am sure both thought through the guest list and are well aware of optics.
@ Seraphina : It is all over the internet that Chrissy Teigan WAS a guest at the Obama party. Photos and everything. It’s amazing what you get when you’re married to Johnny Legend. I agree that it’s hard to believe Meghan wouldn’t be invited if Chrissy was invited. But Chrissy was invited and did attend.
@Still_Sarah, yes I never stated that Chrissy wasn’t. I was stating my hypothesis of the fact that Chrissy was invited thus I am pretty sure H&M were on the guest list as well.
Yeah, I can just see the Obama’s morning strategy meeting – “Item one on the agenda – we can only pick one brother – Harry or William?”
Some in the media maintain Obama’s “closer” to William and Kate which I very much doubt.
All while ignoring that the Keens did not invite the first Black POTUS and FLOTUS to their 2011 wedding, and chose to display their racist art during a state visit.
There’s no connection there.
With the racist art the Cambridges love? Lol, no.
When I see that picture of Harry as third wheel to the Cambridges I am so happy he married Meghan and they have two lovely children.
Anything to deflect from Andrew I suppose.
@ Sofia : Deflection is a time honoured move for the rich and famous. Other folks too – like my mother. LOL.
This is so stupid. Why would the Obamas care about the Cambridges? He is no longer president, he has no diplomatic relationships to manage, they are the last of his concern. As for Michele, she was so burned by her eight years I am sure she is just focused on staying free of everyone’s drama.
Right? Obama doesnt give two figs about William and Kate. Does he hate them? probably not. Does he think about them at all? Doubtful. Obama is not in office anymore. He and Michelle are not stupid, they’re still going to be diplomatic and careful about how they talk about other world leaders (or future future leaders), but it doesn’t mean that he feels any need to “forge” a bond with William. If anything its W&K who should be trying to forge a bond with the Obamas.
They are really pushing the “guest list” articles.. I think it is absolutely ridiculous to think any of these people had access to the Obamas guest list, and I highly doubt the Beckham turned theirs over also.. it is a childish petty narrative.
The Obamas do not need to be The Sussex’s besties to have a perfectly wonderful personal and or professional relationship.
This is such a non story meant to deflect what is happening on the isle..
How CT (or the others) continue(s) to be employed when they wear there racism so proudly in their words and articles is beyond my comprehension
Also all the childish “we can’t invite the Sussex’s and the Cambridge’s to the same event.. what ever shall we do” stories are nauseating.. they are adults, if the can’t behave as adults then they shouldn’t attend. We are dealing with people well in their late 30’s and turning 40 not preschoolers.
If the Sussexes and Cambridges cannot be invited to the same events, then we should not hear one peep from the BM on the “will they or won’t they” show up for the stupid jubilee next year.
The Sussexes will not be there, and it absolutely cannot be considered a “snub” because the FFK and FFQ are there. Case closed. No drama.
As if any of those British royal scribbles would have any knowledge on what Meghan wanted and what Obamas think
The most accurate reporting on this party came from Stephen Colbert on Mondays show, who said he was disinvited. He didn’t go, he doesn’t own a house on the Vineyard, despite what the press incorrectly said. This whole thing is crazy town.
It bothers me that Chrissy T was there but not Meghan. An evil woman who tells young women to kill themselves over a young woman who does so much good.
I don’t care who Chrissy is married to, she shouldn’t have been there. And a huge super-spreader party with no masks? I guess the rich and famous don’t get delta…
Meghan is too good for the Obama’s. I have lost so much respect for them. Maybe we should rephrase it and ask why Obama didn’t get invited to her birthday party that weekend. Probably because she had a small safe gathering and didn’t want to invite people who don’t care about killing people with a dangerous virus and are friends with a witch like Chrissy T!
Meghan has a newborn baby. This is a pandemic. She was never going to attend.
I’m with you on the first part, I think it is kinda bullshit that they had space for Chrissy Tiegen, and apparently 600 other “close friends and family”, that they only really pared back once the criticism started rolling in, but somehow didn’t have the space for Meghan and Harry.
While I think the British media is useless in general and making this up (I can’t imagine Meghan is bothered), I do think there is something to this particular story as to the Obamas.
I mean you have got time for Eddie Vedder, Larry David, Conan O’Brien, etc. but you can’t bust out an envelope for Meghan and Harry for at least the initial list?
That being said, no respect lost for Obamas from me, I still love them, but this right here was just a tad shady.
No one knows who was on the guest list.
And for everyone complaining that the Obamas invited Chrissy Tiegen but NOT the Sussexes — HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?!? The only thing for sure we know is the Sussexes didn’t attend. We have no clue whether they were invited or not. And we don’t know why Chrissy and John were there, or the reasoning behind that. For the last time: WE DON’T KNOW THE MINUTE DETAILS OF ANY OF THESE FOLKS’ LIVES. You’re letting yourself get sucked into the narrative they are setting. Just take a breath.
You know Chrissy Tiegen made a bunch of posts to her instagram of her getting ready at Martha’s Vineyard, one of which was her singing Happy Birthday before heading out to the party, right?
John and his wife were there. In one of the clips that leaked, you could clearly hear John singing live.
The Obamas have always been for themselves. Voted for him because there was no way in hell I was voting for the other guy. They are politicians and do what politicians do.
Why everyone think that they care for anyone but themselves is beyond me. I guess everyone is looking for a hero. They were going to invite those they believe can help them or can keep lifting their profile.
The sooner we see these types of politicians for who they are instead of saviors for the working man, the sooner we will vote for people who really have our interests at heart.
I love President Obama and Michelle Obama. I don’t view them as out for themselves or only inviting people that lift their profile. I think it made sense that John Legend and Chrissy T were invited, along with other celebs that supported his candidacy and presidency early on. I just wish the Duke and Duchess were included. But maybe I’m wrong and they were and no one wants to bother refuting the story.
This fictional story is such idiocy! Unless TMZ or Daily whatever has tapped the Obama’s lines, no one knows who WAS on the guest list. But, moreover, when they were planning this, Meghan was almost ready to give birth. I would bet thousands the Obamas called Harry and Meg and discussed their party plans and H&M had to defer. Yes, the couple are indeed friends. Camilla and the rest WANT the Obamas or better yet Harry to respond which probably won’t happen at all on H&M’s end. The Obamas might make a clarification if this lie spins out of control too much. Or, better yet, Gayle might mention something. I suppose to Camilla, phone calls are too “familiar” for royals. HA! Yet, that is exactly what real friends do – call and talk about plans before the invite.
Comments from people like “Nina” are exactly why I’m so happy the Obamas survived and are living their best lives. Literally no one who’s ever met them or worked with them has ever accused them if being “out for themselves”. Those are words that are compleately contrary to both of their histories. Two of the most decent, hardworking, and effective people to ever step foot in that White House and having to deal with a barrage of hatred and racism on top of that, they deserve the world. There’s a lot of rage that this black family actually made it out alive and has the nerve to thrive. And this is coming from Meghan fans. Oh, the irony.
And this attitude that they are to be in service of Meghan and Harry or that they owed them anything, including correcting tabloid nonsense like this, is absolutely disgusting.
@Nyro. What you can’t be black and everything you do from working as a community activist to planning to run for office is not working towards looking out for yourself? No one should criticize them because they made it to the highest office in the land?
This is not about race or a black family thriving, this is about calling out politicians who present themselves as the champion of the working man and then not doing anything for them.
People who are at the bottom end and struggling to survive don’t care what color the helping hand is.
And I will say it again. The working man need to start voting in those who are there for the working man.
More power to the Obama for getting theirs but don’t act like his period as a community activist suddenly anointed both of them as champions of the working man.
John Legend performed and his wife tagged along. You’re taking all of this way too personally on behalf of a woman that probably could not care less. She’s got a newborn and she’s not friends with the Obama’s, why would she be invited or even want to be invited? You’re just buying into the British media nonsense and giving them power by believing their lies.
Using the term “ape” was bad enough, and then she had to refer to the “metropolitan liberal elite”, too. She totally meant “JEW”, right? No one ever says the word “metropolitan” unless they’re either referring to a geographical area, or hinting at Jewish conspiracy theories.
Also, HOW THE HELL IS OBAMA FREAKIN’ 60 ALREADY?!
Actually it gets used a lot in the UK right wing press to mean left wing, town / city dwelling, Labour / Lib Dem voting younger people. Tony Blair got it a lot back in the day. It *can* mean racially / culturally diverse but it doesn’t necessarily mean Jewish.
Basically, it’s used by the people who did vote Brexit who think of themselves as traditionally English (not British) to describe English people who would never vote Brexit in a million years.
IMHO, I think they do these articles for wider coverage and then play off the linguistic differences as “cover” for dogwhistles. Remember “Nappy New Year”? This vibed the same way for me.
Wasn’t Obama pissed William wasted his time when he visited the White House? Obama thought they were going to speak on some issue and instead it was William wanting a PR shot with him. Am I misremembering that faux pas?
Camilla is a POS racist. Period. Full stop.
I believe that was the visit where William discussed potty training with one of the most powerful leaders in the world.
I’m sorry but this whole story is so hilarious. Angela Levin is now getting her scoops from CDAN who was adamant that Meghan was desperate to be invited to Obama’s 60th 😂
I’m sure Meghan was crying in one of 16 bathrooms at the prospect of missing Obama’s birthday party when she had her own milestone birthday to celebrate with her own family.
It truly is silly season 🤭
It’s actually scary how openly racist Camilla Tominey is allowed to be in mainstream media outlets.
She’s a garbage human.
It is crazy and totally disturbing and rage inducing.
How come people think they weren’t invited? Did anyone see the guest list, maybe they were invited and chose not to attend. The Obamas had no bigger supporter or friend than Oprah, I saw nothing about Oprah attending. These saltines need to just go away.
Once again…a distraction with a little racism thrown in. These dummies keep using the same old playbook and it’s not working.
I doubt Meghan is bothered by any of it, but I do think it is kinda bullshit that they apparently had a star studded guest list that included Chrissy Tiegen, but somehow they couldn’t find the space for an invite for Meghan and Harry.
How do we know they didn’t? None of us know who was invited and didn’t come, or was disinvited except for people specifically saying so, like Stephen Colbert. We make so much fun of the RR, but then still let the narratives shape how we view things. We know no one in the Sussex or Obama camp is giving any tidbits to the DM, or CT so pretending there is even a kernel of truth in their stories is a fools errand.
Martha’s Vineyard is a small island off the coast of Cape Cod. You have to take a ferry to get there. Even if invited, and they probably were not, they’d have to flay cross country to Boston and take the ferry or copter to the island. This is a ridiculous story.
@RobinEm, Yep I’ve been there myself, My best friend lives in Norton, which is literally on the eastern edge of Mass, and it still was a hassle to get there when I visited her. Flying from LAX to Logan, then having to drive to the coast, then take the ferry to go to a birthday party? Hard Pass.
Martha’s Vineyard has an airport where small private jets arrive. This past weekend they were struggling to find space to park the number of private jets who were parked there waiting for the return trip. The airport was also running out of jet fuel for refills— The super-wealthy do not take the ferry unless they want to.
Nobody knows the guest list. Meghan was never going to leave her newborn child to attend a birthday party on the opposite coast during a pandemic.
How do you know they didn’t? This so-called journalist is overlooking the fact that some people declined because of distance, pandemic, other reasons.
Remember, these people’s reason for existing is to tell Meghan she doesn’t belong. First, she didn’t belong with all the good white blue bloods, now she doesn’t belong with the black elites. Hence, the Obamas hold Harry in high esteem, but they ‘see through Meg’. So now, by pretending to elevate the Obamas at Meg’s expense, she can say she isn’t racist
Why? Meghan was celebrating her own birthday and nursing a two month old with a two year old toddler, safety first.
@superashes, you don’t need to keep repeating the same pot-stirring comment multiple times throughout this post.
@swirlmamaD – I will comment however I feel, and I don’t need your permission to do so. My comment also isn’t shit stirring in the least, but I guess feel free spend all the time you want trying to mischaracterize it.
I never said “shit stirring”, YOU used that phrase. Also, you’ve taken shots at the Obamas multiple times throughout this post, supposedly in Meghan’s defense. Why so bothered when the real problem that we’re discussing here is the BM? And I also never said you needed my permission to comment either, but go off I guess.
You are coming at me this hard over me thinking the Obamas should have just given her an invite to a 600 person party to avoid this obvious crappy news coverage from the British Media? And you think I’m saying this “supposedly” in Meghan’s defense because I’m a closet Obama-hater? Your response is way over the top and way off base.
I asked a question, I did not “come at you hard”. Clearly you’re worked up, so we can drop this discussion.
I don’t presume to speak for anyone else, but can I ask why you are so gung ho in the belief that the Sussex’s weren’t invited? We don’t have any evidence of that, we just know they didn’t come. I’m sure you have been invited to parties and didn’t attend for one reason or another. It didn’t mean you weren’t invited.
@Dee I’m probably wrong, but my read was that Michelle Obama very much didn’t want to get pulled into Harry and Meghan’s press cycle after the Oprah interview, and that was why she made a sort of halting comment with a focus on the family working things out, rather than being more supportive of Meghan when asked about it (which the First Lady has every right to do, nothing wrong with that at all).
That background is what I have in mind, and the fact that this is a story that is easy to refute by either camp. Meghan and Harry easily could politely decline because of Lil’ Montecito, since she had her own party for her own milestone birthday, or because of Covid. They would have been in good company with Oprah and Ava DuVernay who also didn’t attend over Covid.
The lack of refuting it is what makes me think it is true. Just the invite part however. If it is accurate and Meghan wasn’t invited, I doubt she is the least bit bothered. I would think, if either were upset, it would be Prince Harry since he had much more background with President Obama and seemed to be somewhat close to him.
@superashes I don’t think them not refuting it says anything. I can’t actually think of a single time the Obama’s have refuted a story like this, and the Sussexes only get involved in this nonsense when it clearly starts to lean into litigious territory. I don’t know whether they were invited or not, invited or decided not to go, or what but I don’t think we have enough information to determine that anyone was snubbed.
The Obamas not refuting does not mean anything. They actually practice what the royals preach in regards to their personal life and privacy, “never complain, never explain”.
@superashes, that is such a curious take. We don’t know if H & M were or were not invited, disinvited, unable to make it or if they were there without it being publicized. It’s the BM making a big deal of something that a big deal out of something 1)they know diddly squat about 2) they know diddly squat about.
Chrissy was there with her husband. It wasn’t like she received a separate invite. John Legend was active in Obama’s presidential campaigns/benefits. Legend was executive producer of Southside With You-the film about the Obama’s first date.
Maybe the argument should be about Obama possibly choosing Legend over Harry? I’m saying that jokingly. Angela Levin knows jacksh#t. She can’t keep stories straight in her own head much less being able to know what’s going on at/with someone else’s birthday party. In her article she said, “I am told that despite claiming she was unable to attend, Meghan desperately wanted to be the special guest at the Obama’s amazing party,’ she said. But the fact is, Harry & Meghan we’re never on the original list.”. Uh……Meghan hasn’t said boo about the birthday party that I’ve seen from legitimate sources and I’m not aware of the the original list being made available to Major US newspapers. AL knowing anything about the invite list is laughable.
I really don’t care if Chrissy was at Obama’s party and not bothered by who they did or didn’t invite. Why didn’t they invite AOC or Nikole Hannah Jones or Desiree Rogers or the Bushes? We have no idea apart from a few sneaky Instagram pics. This isn’t high school and the Sussexes, unlike us and the tabloid press, are minding their babies and their business.
First off, WOW at “ape.” she knows exactly what she’s doing there. just wow.
Second: “I’m sure that if they say we can only deal with one brother and his wife — you cannot have both because they are so far apart now.” – Who is this “they” and why would they say the Obamas have to pick a brother? The Obamas aren’t in office anymore. They can associate with whoever they want to.
I think this is just a big blown up story made from nothing. I doubt the Sussexes expected to be at Obama’s birthday party.
I seem to remember the Royal rota saying any association between the Obamas and Meghan meant she was being political. Now the British press are desperate for the Cambridges to be associated with the Obamas. If they are so close how come William and Kate weren’t invited to the birthday bash? We know they weren’t because that would have been leaked to the press. Another thing, Camilla Tominey is also supposed be a political editor and she has no understanding of American politics and the Democratic party. If Harry and Meghan are progressives then they would not be among the US liberal elite and would not invited to the Obama party.
Do these people know it’s quite normal for not all of us black peoples to be friends?
Why would a mother of a new born fly around the country during a pandemic ON HER BIRTHDAY. To go celebrate someone else birthday especially at such a milestone birthday like 40?
This. All of this. It would have made absolutely no sense for them to go. She and Harry cannot afford to be around a large group of people, get on a plane for a cross-country trip, and potentially bring a deadly virus home to young, unvaccinated kids.
It’s so weird and tiny to think that Meghan wanted to travel 1300+ miles to attend a birthday party during a PANDEMIC when she gave birth a couple of months ago. Lol.
LOL. You were just waiting for an opportunity to be able to post something like that, weren’t you Dail? You folks aren’t as subtle as you think.
Yeah, right That’s exactly what they want and gets them salivating…the very idea of these high profile black folks (that in their mind shouldn’t even have all they do, or at least be way more grateful for it) choosing to tap dance and lick the boots of the lazy, do-nothing white royal couple over the dynamic mixed race royal couple. Camila Tominey and Angela Levin can f*ck all the way off with that mess. So damn sick of them running their nasty mouths because they know they can get away with it. As a black woman, these two raggedy, haggard bitches piss me off to no end.
I would like to go full on ape on camel toad ass. This racist piece of sh—t needs a beat down. As for the other unhinged one Angela. Woman,get a grip. Stop being so obsessed with a man who never wanted you. Who probably doesn’t even remember your name or what you look like. To him you are another rota rat. Meghan, the black duchess is all the woman that Harry wants and will ever need. Deal with it
Meghan desperate? One word springs to mind: bullsh*t.
Camilla Tomminey is too racist for the Daily Mail. Wow.
I’m going to be honest…I wish the Obamas had just invited the Sussexes and the two had just attended the party so that we could have avoided these headlines. A totally innocuous situation is of course blown up by the racist trash that writes for these rags.
I would have loved to hear the story though…the Sussex family quarantined in a home nearby and had a mini-vacation for Meghan’s birthday in the city then the parents attended Obama’s party. Upon returning to Montecity, Meghan held a private party for her closest friends.
Why do people keep saying “I wish they had invited the Sussexes” when we have no idea if they did or didn’t invite them? And you can believe that if Harry and Meghan had gone there would have been even more stories about how “they are hypocrites after promoting COVID safety” and how Meghan is a “bad mother for potentially exposing her newborn to COVID”. So the Sussexes did the smart thing which is to mind their own business and stay home.
Right? Repeating the misinformation gives it undeserved weight. NO ONE KNOWS who was on the guest list.
Why would they be desperate to go a birthday party? Do they think Harry and Meghan are like the desperate for attention, attending every party under the sun aristocracy of Little England? LOL
Also. “I’m sure they can see through Meghan”? Angela, girl, your deranged tinhat is showing
This is when you know the UK press is running on fumes. They had no clue about 40×40 but somehow know about Obama’s party on the other side of the country. Meghan had a great 40th birthday and I bet the UK press would love to know the details, hence this harassment, cause they’re getting nothing. That cake in the video want even her actual birthday cake. I don’t understand why they want the Sussexes and the Obama’s to have some sort of relationship. Again, they’re writing stories to try to elicit a response from the Sussexes but maybe they need to leave the Obama’s alone.
This article says a lot more about Camel Toe and the Keens than it does about Meghan. It tells me that they would totally clout chase and go to this if they were invited even if their birthdays are on the same date because they are that desperate to be seen with people that are relevant.
Meghan has tons of friends and allies that are celebrities, normal people, tech giants, & philanthropists. With all due respect to Obama, why would she give up her own celebration for his? She’s pretty relevant on her own. Unlike TOB who despite being a Crown Prince, heard ‘crickets’ for his last Birthday.
Don’t get me started on Camel Toe and her ‘ape” use in an article about Black people. If she’s trying to prove that she and the Keens are racists to the Obamas, this might do it. She’s trolling for clicks. Don’t give it to her. Screenshots only so other people can see her racism for what it is.
My take is simpler. I believe the Obamas are friends with the Sussexes. I believe both couples manage that connection in the background so as to avoid the hysterical sturm und drang nonsense that would pursue them publicly. I believe when the secret batphones ring, each in that foursone picks up the phone right away. Good for them. I stan.
ps. i havent seen the duchess desperate about anything since she and harry emerged from their toxic cage.
Agree. The only ones showing desperation are the RR’s like Levin & Tominey with their nonsensical articles. I think they are walking around ‘fragrantly’ with Fergie in a mist of Eau de Desperation.lol Love that typo from yesterday.
I was impressed that Hillary Rodham Clinton was suitably impressed with 40×40 that she promoted it because fit seems that Neither of the Sussexes had a particular link to the Clintons. Because, apparently, All Black People Know Each Other, the British media wanted to paint Michelle as real Sussex supporter whereas that’s never going to be the case, it is unfair to burden her (or any relative stranger) with having to “pick a side” on a family issue that is none of her business. And, I get the impression that she (and not Barack, who has anti-colonial feeling through his Kenyan ancestry) was touched and a little star stuck by Liz playing the Grady of the manor hosting the Obamas and quashing the bullshit the press tried to spin.
For that reason, I am really impressed by the Hillary get.
FWIW, Hillary Clinton spoke out on Twitter against the U.K. media attacks on Meghan, during the height of the smear campaign. Then it appears that Meghan reached out to Clinton privately. There are verifiable reports that Hillary visited the Sussexes at Frogmore Cottage in 2019, sometime after Archie’s birth. Plus, Meghan had previously been a vocal supporter of Hillary’s 2016 Presidential campaign.
It’s possible too that Meghan may have briefly met Hillary after giving her U.N. speech, as Hillary was in the audience with other world leaders/ women’s advocates. And, as we know, young pre-teen Meg wrote a letter to First Lady Hillary Clinton, seeking support in fighting against the sexist wording of P&G’s long ago dish-soap commercial. Either Hillary, or her staff at the time, wrote back to young Meg. Who knew they would meet one day and spark an adult friendship. That’s a great, feel-good story the right-wing media and the salty rota rats will never write about.
I agree with the poster who said up-thread that she believes the Obamas and the Sussexes are privately friendly acquaintances who support each other. Both couples are now private citizens, and they don’t need to publicize their interactions.
Enough already with over-reacting to the right-wing media’s and carnival crew’s petty, racist instigating tactics against the Obamas and the Sussexes. Both couples are leaders and role models in their own right, who surely admire each other but have nary a need to be on each other’s coattails, especially not for the public’s consumption.
I don’t remember who originated the comment ‘cows gotta moo’ but it applies here.
This cow is just inventing a story but I’m still gonna say that Obama wouldn’t ‘pick sides’. If he felt like inviting Harry and Meghan he would, and if he felt like inviting Cain and Unable then he would invite them. We don’t know who was invited or who was scaled back. I don’t care either.
But since the only sighting of Meghan in months has been on video it is safe to say she is close to home and protecting the babies from Covid, not wishing to go to a super crowded event across the country.
Wait, isn’t this the same press who told us that Meghan was planning a birthday party for 65 of her closes and dearest. They knew the name of the party planner and even with a party planner with staff, Harry was the one to order the cake. If Meghan was having her own birthday party why would she be attending Obama’s?
Once they realized they were wrong about Meghan’s party it quickly changed to H&M we’re not invited to Obama’s birthday. This is what passes for journalism in the UK.
This is exactly what I was thinking! What happened to Meghan’s huge extravagant COVID-unsafe birthday bash? They sure had to back away from that one quickly.
In fairness to the “press” President Obama’s 60th party is a pretty big gossip story and not just speculated on by the British Tabloid press. Now we don’t really know all who were there, but we do know a few cause they are showy celebrities. Also, for all we know Meghan and Harry did have a birthday party for her. Who cares if they did , it’s her birthday. Now showing large party pictures isn’t great optically in the world of public opinion now, so maybe both are trying to be a bit more respectful of the ones who are hurt and can’t do similar things.
Not that you are doing this, but I don’t think it’s right to publicly shame people for having an outside party with safety protocols, even with the Delta variant. Unless you have been sitting in your house for a year and a half during Covid, everyone has chosen some risk they are willing to take in exposure. People in glass houses need to stop throwing rocks. Plus most of the venom is at the more progressive people who are trying to set up proper safety protocols, and not at the anti-vaxer-no mask people who want to fight with you at a store when you ask them put on a mask. In the US over 50% of the new Covid cases are in four southern states with poorly defined safety protocols. This should be a warning of where to focus our efforts instead of on the small percentage of people who are breakthrough cases and not generally that sick from it. No we focus on the tiny percentage who get sick from Covid even with the vaccine. If people think Covid is going to disappear they are crazy. It took small pox and the spanish flu years to disappear. We need to learn to live with it for a while and acceptable safety protocols.
Camilla T and the other RRs have no idea of the SIZE of the USA clearly. Or that there’s a pandemic. Or the ages of Archie and Lilli? Breastfeeding Lilli?
Some of you need to go outside and touch grass. You’re wringing your hands and whining over manufactured drama from the British press, who are clearly trying to distract from Andrew.
1000% Beach Dreams
Exactly. This is a (manufactured) tempest in a teacup: Meghan and Harry and the Obamas are all fine and way too classy for this nonsense.
I don’t have the impression that the Obamas and the Sussexes are “social friends.” They are allies in their humanitarian work. Harry was one of the first speakers at the Obama foundation; Obama gave Harry the first interview post presidency for Harry’s guest editorial turn as editor (on Boxing Day, I believe); Michelle (and Jill Biden) and Harry have worked together on veterans issues such as the Invictus Games. I believe both Obamas have great admiration for the Queen and Prince Phillip and it appears the feelings are mutual. IMO, they would not say anything to cast aspersions on the Queen no matter how much they might sympathize with Harry and Meghan. Michelle Obama indicated that she would have liked to go to the Cambridge wedding but said they were not invited. They asked to meet them during their state visit to UK and Obama tweeted in support of EarthShot Prize. Meghan and Michelle have appeared at same events and supported mutual causes. My impression of the party is that it was a celebration for their close friends, political allies and celebrities who greatly contributed to their administration, and their former staffs. Harry and Meghan do not fall into any of those categories. I don’t know how they can go from the story about Meghan and her 65 person birthday party to Meghan being upset not being invited to soneone elses’s birthday party on her own birthday. I would believe that she pretaped her 40×40 and enjoyed her birthday with Harry, her children, and her mother.
FACT: It is only 150 miles further to Martha’s Vineyard from London, than it is from Santa Barbara.
So the bigger ‘fake’ story here is WHY WEREN’T THE CAMBRIDGES INVITED???
Also, regarding the use of the word ‘ape’ in the original story – that is so disgusting that it needs to gain traction on the internet, immediately and quickly. That is not something that can or should be walked back ever, under any circumstances. It needs to see the light of day, the brighter the better.
This whole thing is so beyond gross I simply don’t have the right words.
Things to remember:
Cameltoe is a white supremacist liar.
The Duke of York is a child sex trafficking rapist.
The British royals sanction these ridiculous hit pieces as distractions for more serious crimes.
The Sussexes and the Obamas do not move in the same social circles. but from time to time will end up in the same room. I see the Bidens more attuned to the Sussexes because of their interest in Veterans. However, Lilli is only 9 weeks old. Why would a nursing mother leave her baby on the west coast and take the jugs of milk to the east coast to attend a birthday party on her birthday? They stoop L-O-W- in an attempt to malign Meghan but in reality, they keep their irrational thought process on blast. The Cambridges didn’t have the common decency to remove the racist piece of artwork from the room during the Obamas visit, but I guarantee you Michelle saw it! Camilla Tominey is a watered-down version of Katie Hopkins. She hates Meghan. Remember Harry dated her goddaughter before Meghan. I’m sure they had high hopes that Cressida would be the one! The birthday list was reduced due to Covid-19 and social distancing concerns, as Stephen Cobert explained on his Late Night Show. He and his wife were removed from the original list They did go to Martha’s Vineyard because they already had air and hotel reservations, they decided to take a vacation. They did not go to the party even though Daily Fail reported that they did. NEXT.
I don’t know why they want this to happen so much. They are obsessed in the UK with the Sussexes m especially Meghan, being shunned by prominent Americans, particularly the Obama’s. Also, apart from Netflix/Spotify, what the Sussexes do and what the Obama’s do are not remotely similar. They’ve been involved in politics and public policy for decades. The Obamas have been at the pinnacle of world power of course being the leader of the free world. It’s ridiculous to compare them. They are at very different stages in life, have had very different life experiences and careers to get where they are today, while the Sussexes are starting over away from Royal life , have a young family, and are just in a different sphere. A lot of people who the Obama’s are way closer to didn’t attend this party, which by the way got a fair bit of dragging by friends and foes. I like and admire both couples, but they don’t really seem to have that much in common and don’t seem like they’d be a natural fit. Tominey is a toxic troll and don’t know why all these people are so desperate to see Meghan partying and socializing. Next well hear they were snubbed by Anna Wintour by not attending the Met Gala.
@Robin Samuels said:
“Camilla Tominey is a watered-down version of Katie Hopkins. She hates Meghan. Remember Harry dated her goddaughter before Meghan. I’m sure they had high hopes that Cressida would be the one!”
In regard to your Cressida reference, I believe it is rota rat, Ingrid Seward, who had a vested interest in Cressida marrying into the royal family. That was never close to being in the cards for Cressida anyway.
Of course, Angry Sewer and Cameltoe Meanie are alike in their pissy jealousy and racism, even though they each have separate, scary visages and personas.
She has the most beautiful face… I cannot believe how perfect she always looks.
It is manufactured controversy. There are no facts available.
Their feelings are really “hurt.” We can definitely see that & their crying. This is PR aimed to hurt the Sussex.
Really annoyed at the hypocrisy of wear your mask & still have a big party. Way to go Obamas.
1. This whole idea was concocted by the British Media. There are no “sources” from the Sussex or Obama camps. The theories were created by so called royal sources such as someone who wrote a biography about Harry. Not only were there no sources whatsoever, but none of the experts are well versed in American society.
2. No one knows (Well ok. Some people know but they’re not talking.) if H and M were invited and declined, didn’t make the cut for the slimmed down version or weren’t invited at all. This story is pure fiction.
3. Chrissy Teigen was a plus 1. She was not invited on her own merit.
Oh my this..if it wasn’t dangerously unhinged id be laughing at how they’re twisting themselves into bizarre conspiracies & guesses due to their lack of acess. It is just distressing to see some still taking that unhinged nutcase Angela’s words as gospel.
** I urge everyone NOT TO click telegraph articles*** cameltoe gets paid per click.
I agree with others about the sussexs & obamas having a respectful formal relationship rather than being “close buddies” that tabloids were pushing. These people has endless drafts ready of Meghan bashing her for attending & when it didn’t happen they moved to try and make bizarre claims that she’s blocked(funny how they never question the keenbridges absces😂)
I get that the Obamas don’t want to be drawn into the family drama, but at this point they are being used by a racist media group to bash the Sussexes, and they ought to call this out.
Angela Heifer, says these utterances as if she has contact with Harry and Meghan. No one challenges her when she makes fantastical stories out of whole cloth. The follow up after that long winded ‘Meghan desperately’ should have been…..How do you know this?? when did Meghan tell you this?
She has never, ever spoken to Meghan or have access to her feelings about anything. She made up stories about Meghan date of birth of Lilibeth, and since then not one single presenter has challenged her farcical insights. She knew nothing about when and how the Susssexes daughter was born….nothing. She just moves on to the next Harry and Meghan prediction and analysis. As for Camilla T…..not a word about her wet dream, Andrew and his pedophilic shenanigans. This frowsy twosome of Levin and Tomminy, must be getting dole payments from RF, for their constant smear campaign.
This whole story is a very obvious attempt to drive a wedge in the base of Sussex supporters. It’s obvious that there will be a lot of overlap between people who support the Sussexes and those who support the Obamas. Don’t fall for it. The two couples are likely acquaintances, rather than friends, and that is okay. They are in different generations and at different stages of their lives. They live in on different sides of the country, and, as another commenter said, travel in different circles, sometimes ending up in the same room. Sometimes relationships can transcend those boundaries and deep friendships form, but most often they don’t. Given that, a lack of invitation, or a decline of one, is not a snub. Meghan’s own birthday was the same weekend, and she has a very young daughter at home. Why should she fly across the country when she would likely prefer to stay at home nesting? Obama was celebrating a landmark birthday as well, and although we’ve seen some of the high profile names, the overwhelming majority of the invites are people who have been with him for decades. Why should an old friend get bumped off the list for newer acquaintances?
Personally, I don’t think they are friends, and I don’t think that reflects badly on any of them. But one of the quickest ways this can turn ugly for the Sussexes is if their (let’s face it, white) supporters try to “come for” the Obamas in their defense. That way lies disaster.
What you talking about, white supporters coming for the Obamas. Pffft. Nobody is sacrosanct. This is a gossip site where everyone can share their opinion. You think the Sussexes are going to be harmed or care about an opinion on a gossip site. They’ve been there, done that.
Further we don’t even know each other. We not friends, we not even acquaintances. We are just a bunch of gossips venting on a website. People can say what they like, its a gossip site. The Sussexes are no more going to lose fans than the Obamas.
CTominey always reminds me of the witch in Snow White. She’s the bearer of the poisoned apple. She’s really vile and evil. And Angela L is the fat and wicked Ursula in The Little Mermaid. Also corrupt , malevolent, and fiendish.
My challenge with this and tabloid news.
Even if Meghan and Harry were disappointed at not receiving an invitation to Obama’s party how would she know? They are not talking to her or to anyone who talks to her.
These so-called royal experts spout their thoughts and beliefs as though they are facts and then the legitimate news media latch onto their nonsense and run with it as though it came from the horse’s mouth.
This has been Harry and Meghan’s challenge and it will continue to be. Even though Harry and Meghan are no longer in the UK their names sell papers and they can still be used by the BRF as a distraction when needed….. the tabloid media is the tool with which this will continue.