Prince William is currently briefing the press about how he never briefed the press

Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an Anzac Day Service

As we discussed, Prince William is very concerned about a BBC documentary special airing tonight in the UK. The special is The Princes and The Press, and it’s about how William and Harry were in a “briefing war” when the Sussexes lived in the UK. The Mail on Sunday ran a fascinating story about how William had somehow convinced Charles and the Queen that he would never and has never briefed against Harry. The MoS claimed that all three households are threatening to withhold access if the BBC runs the documentary as-is, or without letting William see it. As I said, William cannot have anyone pulling at the threads of who was briefing against whom and when. Neither can Buckingham Palace and Clarence House, honestly, and the Queen and Charles must be quite pleased that William and KP are getting the bulk of the blame (when really all three households were briefing against the Sussexes). Because William is dumb as a box of hair, he truly cannot stop briefing the press against Harry about… how he didn’t brief the press against Harry.

Aides to Prince William did not brief against his brother Harry during the Megxit saga, sources insisted yesterday following a row over a new BBC documentary. Royal insiders denied William and Harry had been embroiled in a briefing war, ahead of a programme examining the brothers’ troubled relationship with the media.

Courtiers have not been shown the two-part documentary, and sources told the Mail on Sunday that they believed it would include claims that William and Harry – or their advisers – briefed against each other. A senior royal source called the documentary ‘tittle-tattle’ and told the paper that the row over the programme had left the Queen ‘upset’.

Sources quickly shut down any suggestion that royal aides working for William and Harry were at the centre of a briefing war during the Megxit saga. In fact the very opposite was true, sources said, and senior royal aides repeatedly refused to be dragged into a public war of words, despite the Duke and Duchess of Sussex giving an explosive interview to television host Oprah Winfrey.

One source told the Daily Mail: ‘It was always very clear from the top that no one wanted to be dragged down that particular rabbit hole, however egregiously people were being provoked by the Sussexes. The palace mantra was that a period of silence would be beneficial to take the toxicity out of the situation, with the Queen going so far as to issue a personal statement making clear that there were matters they needed to deal with privately as a family.’

[From The Daily Mail]

From my understanding – again, it’s only the Mail really making this story into a huge deal – The Princes and The Press deals with the “briefing war” dating back to 2017/2018 through present day. There’s an examination of why Harry and Meghan left that toxic island, one of the reasons for which is that they were being attacked in the press on a daily basis. William is currently briefing the press that he never briefed the press against Harry and Meghan… this year. Or, in March of this year specifically. When even that is a lie! Kensington Palace wouldn’t shut up about how Meghan was vile to Kate at the bridesmaid’s dress fitting, and before the Oprah interview aired, Kensington Palace orchestrated the “Meghan is a bully” clownshow.

The Duke of Cambridge at the Joint Ministerial Council

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80 Responses to “Prince William is currently briefing the press about how he never briefed the press”

  1. Scorpion says:

    @Kaiser you are doing the Lord’s work 😁😁

    The Sussexes have left the island and have gone about their moved on. It will be 2 years next year and these saddos are still bitching about them.

    He doth protest too much 🙃

    • MMadison says:

      I agree. It never ends with these people. William’s an idiot and they know it. However I think the BBC will do a positive piece on William. Daily Mail wants to make sure everyone watch the BBC attack Harry and Meghan, Dos. At some point you would think that Salty Island would give up on the couple they call irrelevant and so happy that they are out of their country….yet here we are with the same old same old.

      • Lorelei says:

        It’s farcical at this point. The best thing they could do for themselves right now is STFU and do some engagements. But Bill is like Trump; way more obsessed with staying in his office, reading and watching things that inevitably make him angry, and then raging about them. Then repeat this all again the following day, but instead of tweeting, he probably goes whining to Wooton. I mean, it looks like that’s *truly* how he spends the bulk of his time.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Scorpion, yes. Very in-tune with the “we are very much NOT a racist family”!! My gosh, Baldingham, we already knew you were spewing your jealous and pettiness given from your fingerprints all over Harry and Meghans backs. You, Kween Stalker and JK will be very happy together with your incandescent with rage to keep you warm at night, as you single handily will destroy The Monarchy.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      They can’t let it go because Harry and Meghan are popular and successful. It burns them too much.

  2. Eurydice says:

    Lol, does that dumb box contain *his* hair?

  3. Izzy says:

    LOL Dan Rotten literally admitted ON HIS OWN PODCAST that the palaces were briefing the press.

  4. Polo says:

    I still think this is being made up to drive interest to the documentary which will subsequently just do what they’ll all being doing..bash Harry and Meghan!
    Harry and Meghan haven’t responded to any of the million documentaries written about them even when the rota was lying about them.
    Dan writes for the mail and is also involved in this doc. His employer is helping him out.
    Also notice “royal insiders” are quoted.
    This is literally the mail playing games

    • Beach Dreams says:

      I agree. This is either more fake outrage like the palace with FF, or William is being a whiny and paranoid brat (how ironic given his statement about his mother). BBC will never attack him outright; it’ll be very subtle insinuations or trite rehashes of previous press narratives at most.

    • February-Pisces says:

      You would think that, and the palace n media are just trying to double bluff peasants. However they are so tone deaf and have no idea about the Streisand’s effect, just like when Charles wouldn’t stop whining about the crown or when finding freedom was released. They have no idea that they are actually promoting the doc, I had no idea about it until they started shouting about it. I think they are just trying to get ahead of the narrative. It’s funny how Willie/ KP are literally denying they didn’t smear harry n Meghan, even before he was actually accused. It’s literally a confession right there.

  5. Andrew's Nemesis says:

    Does anyone else think that the brave republican Asian journalist is going to blow the whistle on PWT/Knauf’s shenanigans? If so, PWT’s sphincter must be so tightly clenched, it’s a miracle he can speak! The BBC has certainly drifted rightwards over the past decade, but they do still have some left-leaning and independent research/ers; if they blow the Mail’s coverage to smithereens and leave a great deal of egg on PWT’s face, H&M will not only be fully exonerated, the youth-tide will surge against the entire institution of the monarchy.
    Here’s hoping.

    • Amy Bee says:

      The BBC is not left leaning, it’s pro-Government and pro-Monarchy. I think this documentary is going to end up blaming Meghan and Harry for the situation.

      • Andrew's Nemesis says:

        I said: “The BBC has certainly drifted rightwards over the past decade, but they do still have some left-leaning and independent research/ers;”.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Andrew’s Nemesis: Most BBC staff either end up working for the Tories or the Royal Family. They’ve been rightwing for a very long time. Furthermore, you should check out their stance on trans issues and they don’t have a great record on racial issues either.

    • Sofia says:

      No. And I’m sorry to burst anyone’s bubble but this won’t be the big expose doc some want it to be. It’s still the BBC at the end of the day and they’re not going to rock the royal boat greatly. The royals are throwing a fit because they want to have full control over their image in the UK. That is what all this about.

      • Luna says:

        I have to agree with Sofia.
        I can also consider it going in the direction of PWT and Mumbles having briefed more frequently than the Sussexes but what the Sussexes briefed about was that more evil and should therefore be considered the greater crime (insert massive eyroll).
        This documentary will also give the british royals and “journalists” a million more ways, “reasons” and material for colums, articles, etc. to lay all the blame on the Sussexes for their own created mess and also to deflect from Andrew since the Maxwell Trial will start at the 29th.

      • Amy Too says:

        Sofia is probably right, but wouldn’t it be great if the bbc decided that being the royal propaganda channel isn’t worth it anymore? The threat of “we won’t work with you anymore if you air this mean documentary about poor William” may not even be that big of a threat anymore considering when the palace does work with the bbc, it’s never that great anyways. Williams Earthshot programming lost viewers. They had a record number of complaints with their Philip coverage, and William recently tried to bully them into never airing/mentioning the Diana interview again which is probably a guaranteed ratings hit whenever it airs.

      • San Diego says:

        I agree with you @ Sofia, this is Not what we think it will be. If I’ve learn anything is that the British media is Not going to do or report anything against William. He always comes out looking very “state-man or kingly. Never critical or reporting a semblance of the truth but always giving a bias view with William coming out on top. Also, since the BBC was under fire for their Basir Diana interview, they have gone tabloid like with their reporting on the Royal Family. All in on the side of William and completely against Harry. They didn’t even show Harry and Megan when they were on stage in NY. They cut back to the studio. I do not expect any fair or critical reporting on the Royal family from the British media.

    • ABritGuest says:

      Pretty bold for the palace to claim they didn’t brief against H&M when it’s in court records. They literally had a palace source meet with the Fail’s editor last November for Meghan’s case plus Jason Knauf came forward to help the Mail’s appeal in July!

      A Sunday Times editor said William talked about being done with his brother at a pub back in 2019. Stories about Meghan being duchess difficult, making Kate cry came out in 2018. Many of the reporters covering the royals said that nasty Meghan stories were coming from the palace since 2019. Someone clearly leaked Harry’s email with the Canada plan to Dan Wootton & their location in Canada.

      Then after they left we had all those stories about Meghan experiencing anxiety as a working royal& we now know HR had tipped of a times reporter about Meghan’s mental health in 2019. They leaked how the palace would welcome Harry back alone, Charles’ camp claiming he helped them buy their house& of course someone tipped of L Colin Campbell about change to Archie’s birth certificate.

      This revisionism that suggests it was all hunky dory until they randomly did an Oprah interview is so unfair & it’s foul how the palace throws stones then hides their hands & plays the victim.

      • Myra says:

        The pathetic bullying accusations and the diamond earring story coming out a few days before the Oprah interview also show them clearly orchestrating with the media to undermine Meghan. There’s also a reporter who revealed early on that William actually met with editors (either 2018 or 2019) and there was a signal to push the most negative press about Meghan and her father. Has he terminated Jason since the latter chose to share work texts/emails to help a newspaper win their case? All roads lead to Kensington Palace. He can’t hide now.

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        Yes! All of the above.

      • Tessa says:

        Will also orchestrated the flybe stunt, using the children. to try to put down Harry. So pathetic.

    • Lorelei says:

      @AndrewsNemesis I am NOT HAPPY that you made me think about William’s sphincter!! Please refrain from doing this in the future because it may make me ill

    • Nic919 says:

      If Wootton wasn’t involved with this I might have thought so, but somehow I don’t think this will do much of anything.

      Besides a rip roaring documentary that really exposes things would be able to be sold outside the UK and the BBC wouldn’t even matter.

      If anyone did a documentary exposing Billy and his gardening activities, you can bet American networks would be coming to buy it too and in that case it wouldn’t matter what the BBC aired because the full version would be everywhere else.

  6. Noki says:

    Do they have an agreement with the BM that they must see every documentary before it airs? If not then they are just generating more attention to it.

  7. Kfg says:

    The squad says blackout this documentary bc it’s garbage. The BBC and other media know no one cares about keen and billy they’re boring and evil. So this documentary will just be negative bs about the Sussexes. No attention to the toxic BM and they lose all of their ad revenue.

    • Alexandria says:

      Yes do not watch this documentary. It’s a trap. Let Kaiser watch it or read the reviews on places which deserve our clicks.

  8. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Women need to steer clear of princes. Do not get involved with them. That will end monarchies, full stop, and preserve women’s sanity.

    Note this language: “royal aides working for William AND Harry…” When did the Sussexes get out from under the KP press office and STOP working with Jason Knauf? Semantics, if not flat out lies.

    • Couch potato says:

      Also note “William did not brief against his brother Harry during the Megxit saga”. No denial about Meghan and I guess talking to reporters at pubs doesn’t count as “briefing”. Another one I notised was “insiders denies William and Harry had been embroiled in a briefing war”. True, it was a one sided war from Willnot’s side.

  9. Amy Bee says:

    Why are KP and the Daily Mail lying about this? Meghan said that one of the reasons they decided to do the Oprah interview was because of the constant Palace briefing against them.

  10. Mslove says:

    When your family is being supported by the taxpayers, does that mean you get to control the press?

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Mslove: I haven’t seen any of the royal rota complaining that the Royal Family is censoring or trying to control the press as they like to accuse Meghan and Harry of doing.

  11. Sofia says:

    The royals have always briefed the press – whether it’s against each other or about their work. It’s been a widely acknowledged fact between royal watchers and the press itself (many of whom have admitted it happens). It’s been going on before Meghan started dating Harry. So there’s no point trying to claim innocence. The average Brit doesn’t pay nearly enough attention to it so won’t care, monarchists know and don’t care as long as it’s all anti-Meghan and everyone else also knows. Therefore it’s a bit useless to say that your hands are clean.

  12. Jodes says:

    So who are all the ‘Palace Sources’ that the RR mentioned in every article about M&H. They must come from somewhere or was it all made up.

    • Alexandria says:

      Exactly right, how stupid are these 3 courts (no need to answer, we all know)? So they’re going to say these royal rats are liars and then what are the rats gonna say? That these royals are liars? If they’re gonna get into an actual debate calling each other liars I’d rather watch that. So in conclusion that isn’t gonna happen and I’m calling this documentary a pretend piece of investigative journalism the BBC and Daily Mail desperately want to achieve.

  13. Likeyoucare says:

    When it is all done. They will somehow blame meghan on it.

    • Jodes says:

      Yeeessss. Because she briefed against herself to get attention. That must be it.

    • Tessa says:

      The bots keep putting out the nonsense about how well “William, Kate and Harry” were getting along and W and K “looked after William” and then Meghan came along, etc etc. Ridiculous. William and Kate are not Harry’s friends.

  14. Cessily says:

    This all really confirms that they did some very bad bad things and are terrified that they will become public. No one with nothing to hide works this hard to destroy anyone! No matter how much they don’t like them.
    I imagine when the court upholds Duchess Meghans original court ruling, William, Kate along with JK and the Firm will implode.. it will be messy and revealing. William has been getting bold in his hate campaign that will be his downfall.. because the outside press and media have already connecting the dots.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Cessily ita. And even if the show tonight isn’t the one to go near it, eventually someone will and we’ll learn the truth.

  15. KSK Pamuk says:

    This is going to be a hit piece against harry and meghan to be sure. Lets not forget that the BBC portrayed Meghan as knife wielding trailer trash and thought it was oh so appropriate. Aren’t the brits sick of seeing the press drag the sussexes? Aren’t they tired of the world looking in at this mess and considering salty isle the most toxic place on earth? They pay for BBC, if it was my money going towards this kind of bullying and racist BS I’d be furious.

    • anotherlily says:

      I’ve seen it and will certainly watch next one. It was well presented and it featured many of the well known royal opinion writers. The presenter carefully explained that an opinion writer is not a reporter. Two of them completely contradicted each other and as the presenter pointed out they can’t both be right. All of them agreed that the three royal households are in competition with each other and that the sources they quote are courtiers, ex courtiers and people connected with the royals.

  16. equality says:

    If there was no briefing against Meghan how did the media know all the vile nicknames that courtiers had for her?

    • Lorelei says:

      It’s ludicrous for them to now claim that they never did it. We all just watched it ourselves, using our own damn eyes and ears, playing out over the past five years. Bold of them to try it as a defense, though.

      • Jais says:

        Eh, it’s the propaganda piece. If the majority of the British media including the bbc say william didn’t brief and repeat it over and over then it will be true.

  17. Lady Digby says:

    BBC spokesman said ” program is about how royal journalism is done & features a range of journalists from broadcast & newspaper industry. ”
    Will should be quaking in his ermine lined cape if Beeb does uncover his sharp elbowed tactics as cited by Robert Lacey but somehow I suspect it will end up blaming the victims again. BBC royal correspondent just mouths RF PR so I doubt Been will be rocking the boat just more spouting of the official line that M & H are trouble. I will not be watching.

  18. Bex says:

    If Harry and Meghan (or their representatives) were briefing against the Cambridges in the UK press, THAT would have been outed AS SOON AS Meghan filed that lawsuit against the Daily Mail in 2019.

    • Christine says:

      You are coming to a bullsh*t fight with common sense. I totally agree, and yet, we are just going to watch Salty Isle turn a blind eye and act like Harry and Meghan are serial killers. I cannot figure out how any of these people have jobs.

  19. notasugarhere says:

    William scoring another own goal.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Nota it’s ironic that Harry was always considered the “dim” one because if we’ve learned anything from this ongoing shitshow, it’s that William is dumber than a rock.

  20. Over it says:

    So is giving Jason the go ahead and leak shit to the mail how the palace stays out of toxicity cause by Harry and Meghan and how William definitely does not brief to the press? He only briefs to Jason to brief to the press for him then?
    Willy. Can I offer you some peasant advice, shut the f up, you are no Einstein. Your thick in the head . Take your crown, sit on your big chat and pull up your big boy pants and try acting like a grown ass man who is supposed to be a king one day. Goodness he is absolutely pathetic.

    • Pinkosaurus says:

      Angry Willie HAS to believe he is the smartest most competent person in the room at all times because why else would God designate him to be in charge? Otherwise, you might start to wonder why he has so much unearned privilege and power, and the next thing you know, you ask why there is a monarchy in this day and age anyway.

      That is why he will never admit a failure, and therefore ever improve or learn.

  21. Over it says:

    Chair not chat sorry

  22. Sarah B. says:

    This is going to be another hit piece on Sussexes, just ignore it like Earthshot Prize.

  23. JerseyCow says:

    Just commenting to say I love that photo of Harry looking shocked at what William’s saying, while W looks amused and rather proud of himself. I like imagining what he said.

    @Kaiser, can we have a “caption this” contest with it? I’d love to hear the witty Celebitchy comments.

  24. Nic919 says:

    Does Knauf briefing to the MoS for a lawsuit and providing confidential employer – employee texts not count as briefing the press?

    Do they really think people are that stupid?

  25. Agreatreckoning says:

    LOL @ ‘a perioed of silence’. The “invisible contract” was at work pretty quickly. It took only a couple of days for Will to arrange the not random question thrown at him by a reporter while walking out of an event so he could say the we’re very much not a racist family line.

  26. Lee says:

    This is going to be Prince Andrew interview part 2. He is denying something everyone knows is true and expecting the team to protect him. The world media is bigger than the Royal rota. The French, German, and US media have hinted for months he was behind all the smears but he didn’t stop. He has threatened the press and watched as his wife’s family disrespected his grandmother and father suggesting Charles abdicate. With Jason Knauf on his payroll trashing his brother and sister in law no one will believe a word he says even if the rota comes to his defense.

  27. iconoclast59 says:

    Didn’t Harry figure out that it was William/KP doing the leaking by feeding him/them false information?

    I really hope Harry burns it all down in his memoir, though he probably won’t, especially if QEII keeps hanging on. We need to see where ALL the bodies are buried.

  28. San Diego says:

    @nevermind.. ahhh yes Meghan is more embarrassing than your future king who willingly sells arms to foreign countries and citizenship to foreigner’s ( $$$) but doing a prank on a tv show is a national embarrassment. Oh my… tsk, tsk,tsk!

  29. Jaded says:

    Interesting how the interview with Toxic Tom popped up JUST as this BBC sh*tshow is going to air. Coincidence? I think not. Willnot is leaving big fat footprints every time he stomps his feet and runs like a whiny baby to the BM in an incandescent rage. He probably issued the request via Jason to get TT on TV again slagging his own daughter. Honestly, these people really are the scum of the earth.

  30. L4frimaire says:

    I just have to say, Harry and Meghan releasing that legal letter back in April 2020 saying they will offer zero engagement or confirm any news with the four main British tabloids unless through their lawyers was a very smart thing to do in hindsight. So who exactly would they be briefing to? We know exactly who William sends all his leaks to, and the Sussexes do not know those people. If for some reason they respond to this craptastic documentary/ hit job, will most likely be through through either their official spokesperson or their legal team, through more reputable news outlets. Certainly not the British tabloids that the rest of the royals cozy up to. Also, The Oprah interview got 21million viewers just in the US alone. Enough said.

  31. Thirtynine says:

    I wish they would withhold access, see how far that gets them. We all know by now that without the press the BRF are nothing and people would very soon be asking questions about their relevance. The press get sales out of it, but they’re the ones with the power.

  32. Gk says:

    There wouldn’t have been any news or drama of there hadn’t been RF leaks/ briefs. Obviously all sides involved. Why do they care so much about denying it now?

  33. jferber says:

    I totally believe that William briefs the press against Harry and Meghan and then lies immediately and says he doesn’t brief the press. Because, you know, he’s “very much not a racist.” I can easily see William in American politics because he’s such a shady, nasty bitch you just know he’d fit in with the rethuglicans. Also, it’s time for him to buy a wig. His bald head is really inexcusable at this point.

  34. Robin Samuels says:

    #1 The documentary will appear on BBC – Two (not as popular as BBC), and based on tidbits I’ve seen, it’s not a total Harry and Meghan bashing.
    #2 The journalist is not pro-monarchy and believes that every child should be allowed to envision someday becoming a national leader based on competence and not the order of birth!
    #3 The court will settle Harry’s hacking case. He and a few others refused the “behind closed doors” cash settlement. So don’t expect to hear too much commentary from Piers Morgan. Phone hacking is close to his heart.
    #4 Gradually, people are coming to terms with the truth. Harry and Meghan did not lie. There is an Invisible Contract. The invisibility cloak is fading, and the truth will prevail. Charles sold his children to the press in exchange for favorable coverage, and William sold Harry.

  35. jferber says:

    Robin Samuels, I very much agree with your last sentence, “Charles sold his children to the press for favorable coverage and William sold Harry.” The nest of vipers spoken of in the doc begins at the top (just as the fish always rots at the head). By the way, I’m in New York and managed to get the full part 1 doc to watch. I look forward to Part 2. I’d recommend every American who is convinced he/she cannot watch the doc in the U.S. try to do so (because I did and I’m a technological Neanderthal).

  36. Likeyoucare says:

    I do hope the BBC do an interview with willie about he did not brief the medias about Harry and meghan. Give Willie the chance to redeem himself.
    Do it willie and dont forget about the royal family is not racist too.
    Your uncle andrew already did a good job and everyone love and respect him afterthat.
    Do it willie.
    Do it for the queen.

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