Intro: Minutes 0 to 9:30
We’ll have episodes out for the next two weeks and will be off on December 25th and January 1st. We got a technical upgrade on the site that went into effect Sunday. Chandra saw Spencer, Cruella, Eyes of Tammy Faye and Passing and gives her reviews. I watched the series Elves on Netflix and also the movie Miss Granny. You can listen below!
Royals: Minutes 9:30 to Minute 26:00
While we were off Duchess Meghan did an interview with Ellen. She was just so charming and is a sweet person who is game for anything. The British media freaked out about that of course.
Two sort-of exposes about the royals came out, a two part documentary on the BBC called The Princes and The Press and a new book by Christopher Anderson called Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan. Anderson has only been doing promotion in America and seems to be selling royal gossip to Americans who haven’t been paying attention. He claims Prince Charles was the one who asked how dark H&M’s children would be, but that it was misconstrued. Anderson’s interview with The Daily Beast was enlightening and made it sound like everyone in the royal family was racist, although he tried to frame it like it was innocent. When Harry tried to confront his family about this they called him “oversensitive,” which is a common abuser tactic.
The Princes and The Press is the two part documentary on BBC that caused the palace to absolutely freak out and refuse to work with the BBC. It’s about how the palaces were briefing against Harry and Meghan during the time they decided to leave. The palaces freaked out over that before it was released despite the fact that the filmmaker approached the palaces and asked them if they wanted to have their representatives speak. That’s how Meghan’s lawyer appeared. We heard how mad all the palaces were about this, and before it came out representatives from the Queen, William and Charles issued a statement about it claiming it used “unnamed sources” when that wasn’t the case.
Then we heard that Kate and William were going to pull their vague Christmas special from the BBC although they were already in talks with ITV about it. We heard denials from William’s aides that he ever briefed to the press, which is ridiculous considering that they were briefing about not briefing.
After the second part of the special, Sussexit, aired, we heard that William got the BBC to make changes to it at the last minute. That makes sense considering that they didn’t issue angry statements the next day. In the part that did air, a Times reporter insisted that William did not give his employee Jason Knauf permission to leak the stories about Meghan supposedly bullying staffers. I play a segment from Zoom where Karen and Ameerah talk about this.
The Mail on Sunday lost their appeal of Meghan’s successful summary judgment suing them for publishing the letter to her father. Meghan’s letter in response to the ruling in her favor was excellent. It looks like the Daily Mail will appeal this.
User Feedback: Minutes 26:00 to 28:45
Thanks to Aida, Paula, Laura and Loren for letting us know we’re their top podcast on Spotify Unwrapped. Also Harena says she’s binge listening to us, which is crazy. Jess texted asking us for our thoughts on Kate rolling her eyes when asked about Harry and Meghan. You can see that video here. Here’s a link to the video Chandra mentions of Kate rolling her eyes while wrapping presents.
My comment of the week is from Lucia on the post about Zendaya and Tom Holland making their red carpet debut. Here’s a link to the dress that Cate Blanchett wore to the 2000 Oscars that reminds Chandra of Zendaya’s gorgeous Cavalli. My bonus comment of the week is from Amy Too on the post about Kate visiting the Faberge Egg exhibit.