Gayle King: The Sussexes and the Windsors didn’t work out a ‘peace deal’

Gayle King was sent to London to cover Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral for CBS. All of the American networks sent people to London, and some of the coverage was downright embarrassing, although the American networks did a decent job of shifting some narratives about the Sussexes during the mourning period, especially about Harry’s lack of uniform. Anyway, Gayle King knows the Sussexes and we know that Harry and Meghan have spoken to Gayle before. Were they speaking to her again while she was in London for the funeral? Perhaps. Gayle ended up spilling some Sussex tea and the Daily Mail is seething!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are returning to Los Angeles without any peace deal being struck with King Charles and Prince William, the Duchess’ friend Gayle King has claimed. The CBS Mornings host has been in London for the Queen’s funeral and said that the ‘turmoil’ caused by Megxit and the Sussexes interview with Oprah Winfrey has not been resolved.

Harry and William have repeatedly stood side-by-side with their father King Charles III as he mourns his mother’s death. There was also a joint engagement with Meghan and Kate – but it remains to be seen if this fragile truce will hold, especially with Harry’s memoirs due out later this year. Ms King got to know Meghan and Harry after being introduced by Ms Winfrey and attended the Duchess’ lavish baby shower organised by Serena Williams and Amal Clooney. She is viewed as one of the couple’s main allies in the US media.

Speaking following the Queen’s funeral, outside Westminster Abbey, she said: ‘There have been efforts on both sides … to sort of make this right’. Admitting that there had been no rapprochement, she added: ‘Big families always go through drama, always go through turmoil. It remains to be seen — are they going to be drawn closer together or are they going to be drawn apart? I have no idea, I have no inside information on that, but I will tell you this: It was good to see Harry standing with his family’.

Meghan and Harry stayed at Frogmore Cottage at Windsor on the evening of Monday’s funeral – but were reported to be heading back to California as soon as possible to be with Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, after two weeks away.

As the Royal Family mourns for another week, with all engagements cancelled until next Tuesday, the Sussexes have not been seen in public since Harry puffed his cheeks and Meghan stared ahead while leaving St George’s Chapel when the Queen was laid to rest.

It is not impossible, however, that they are already in their Montecito mansion.

[From The Daily Mail]

The “turmoil” was not “caused” by the Oprah interview and the Sussexit. The turmoil was caused by the unrelenting racist vitriol and misogynistic smears aimed at Meghan, to the point where she was suicidal. The turmoil was caused by the palaces briefing against both Harry and Meghan and actively trying to drive them out of the country. And of course a “peace deal” was not worked out during the mourning period – because Charles and William were immediately drunk with power over Harry and Meghan, and launched another awful campaign against them. As it’s been said many times in the past week, if Harry had any doubts about his move to America, the behavior of his father and brother in the wake of QEII’s death reinforced the truth that he was right to leave. There was an opportunity to actually come together as a family and that opportunity was ruined by William and Charles and no one else. Charles and William were gleefully punishing Harry and Meghan and they wanted the world to see that.

Also: “the Sussexes have not been seen in public since Harry puffed his cheeks and Meghan stared ahead while leaving St George’s Chapel when the Queen was laid to rest.” In other words, Harry has not been seen since HE BREATHED AFTER THE FUNERAL.

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  1. Snuffles says:

    Efforts on both sides means Charles and William thinking “I’ll give you another chance to apologize to me for telling the truth and beg to come back.” And Harry and Meghan saying “No, I will not be quiet, but let’s try to find some common ground and become a family again and not bring the monarchy into it.”

  2. Noki says:

    Even though the Sussexes have made it clear that its only their spokesperson that speaks for them the daily fail always make it seem like H and M are having group chats with Oprah,Scobie and Gayle. I really wish these three would watch how they phrase things,they dont help matters sometimes.

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Noki: I’d agree that in the beginning Omid put on that had an in with Harry and Meghan’s team. He doesn’t do that anymore but Oprah and Gayle haven’t said anything that can be deemed revelatory. The British press are just angry that they don’t have control of narrative and they believe that Omid and the others have some special access when they actually don’t. Gayle said she has no information.

      • Becks1 says:

        They’re angry that Omid, Gayle, whoever actually have general access, not even special access. Like Omid can call up their spokesperson and get a response to a question. The Sussexes have openly cut off the tabloids and you know that the DM can’t forgive that.

      • B says:

        Exactly @Amy Bee! Unlike the royal rats Gayle acknowledges what she doesn’t know and specifies what is HER opinion. She said “I have no idea, I have no inside information on that, but I will tell you this: It was good to see Harry standing with his family”.

        Clear and succinct. If the DM is mad its because they know the Sussexes will engage with Gayle publicly and on the record, which will blow their nonsense with ‘unnamed palace sources’ out of the water.

    • swaz says:

      Why should they ???? I think more people should speak up for the Sussexes. The Daily Fail has 20 articles a day about them from Royal Sources. Lord Rothermere and Jonathan Harmsworth are the two ARISTOCRATS benefiting from all this tabloid gossip.

      • Phyllis says:

        Wait who are these Rothermere and Harmsworth guys?

      • tamsin says:

        I think those two are the same person.

      • Bananarama says:

        @Phyllis I believe @swaz is referring to the owner of the media conglomerate that owns several of the major tabloids in Britain.

        This hits on the fundamental issue of why the monarchy is critical: it cements the class structure, from which the (unelected) House of Lords derives all of its influence and power, and ultimately wealth.

        They know this, and they know attacking H&M will glean huge profits while also providing a smokescreen from anything potentially harmful to the monarchy in a systemic way.

    • dee(2) says:

      I think this is more on the DM than those people. They don’t call Camilla T, Kate’s friend or Jobson is Charles’. They do that specifically to create in the minds of readers that these people are not unbiased so any reporting they do is either sanctioned PR from the Sussexes or that it shouldn’t be trusted. They want to discredit anyone who has access to the Sussexes and will report on them in an actual journalistic manner, because it makes their nonsense more palatable. That and they are flat out jealous that they don’t have any ins with them anymore, and professional ( ha!) resentments are in play.

  3. Amy Bee says:

    I don’t get this obsession with Harry puffing out his cheeks. It’s weird. I saw some royalists being upset with Gayle for speaking about this but she didn’t say anything that the British press hasn’t said and she explicitly said she had no information.

    • Snuffles says:

      Because it screamed “Thank God this torture is over. I can’t wait to get the fuck out of here.”

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Snuffles: I think you may be right about that. I know the press thinks he should be grateful for being included in the funeral proceedings. So to the press Harry puffing out his cheeks was probably viewed as ingratitude.

      • Duchcheese says:

        LOL, he puffed his cheeks? LOL, this is hilarious. I find it very amusing that after the funeral, the Sussexes vanished, nobody knows nothing about them no more. The puffing of cheeks was Harry’s “FU Bs, Meg and I are outta this place” 🤣🤣

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        When Harry puffed out his cheeks, we all puffed out our cheeks in solidarity.

      • Christine says:

        Precisely, Brassy Rebel.

      • Bisynaptic says:

        It was a slap in the face to the Queen.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think its hilarious that they’re so mad that Gayle is giving her thoughts (explicitly saying she has no inside information) while the RRs are writing article after article with “royal sources” and full of leaks from Charles and Williams respective camps. That’s all okay but a journalist who knows H&M says that she thinks big families always go through drama and she’s not sure what will happen next is somehow shocking and a sign of a breach of trust and whatever else?

      • MsIam says:

        Gayle is a black American woman just like Oprah. They are not one of the favored few, how dare they speak about “royal” matters. I think that really chaps the Rotas @sses the most. And we know Harry and Meghan have no problem speaking directly with the worthwhile American press on the record, so that is killing them too.

      • Nic919 says:

        Gayle didn’t say much if anything here and they freak out despite their “sources” always telling them so much more from their end.

    • Bananarama says:

      @Amy Bee I don’t either, and it’s worth also mentioning that this image they’ve been circulating is *literally* a split second screen grab from the video feed as he flops into the car seat.

      You can literally see his leg in mid air as the door is being closed. He exhaled as he sat down and that’s somehow become a headline?

  4. Jen says:

    I’m glad they’re home. I truly am curious to see what happens to the family going forward.

  5. YeahRight says:

    Any hope for reconciliation is dead actually it’s been dead. They will never admit to any wrongdoing and they won’t ever like Meghan. It’s clear those two Tampon and peg only want to humiliate Harry every chance they get but much like what happens in those old cartoons it backfires on them. It’s really about to hit that they are stuck with they boring royals without the rose colored glasses of Liz.

  6. BUBS says:

    Ehm, Harry and Meg have not been seen because they were on their way out and are now safely back home in Montecito…*crying happy tears*
    PS: I just love the way they travel in stealth mode.

    • Becks1 says:

      That part was weird because….the “cheek puffing” was less than 48 hours ago (lordy the cheek puffing, things I never thought I would write.) It’s entirely possible they’re back home (I think they are), its also entirely possible they’re in Frogmore just crashing before flying back today or whatever. It’s been less than 48 hours since we’ve seen them, this notion of “haven’t been seen since….”

      you know who else we haven’t seen? The prince and princess of wales. The king. the queen consort.

      • BUBS says:

        I saw that Hello just reported that they’re actually back home as they departed from Heathrow on Tuesday. You know the BM must be mad because they never seem to know exactly when H and M arrive or depart. Doesn’t even seem like they were able to get “luggage at the airport” photos this time! Lol

      • Duchcheese says:

        Hello was speculating. They said it has been reported that they left from Heathrow, So Hello has no idea where the Sussexes are.

  7. Lolo86lf says:

    I knew it! I knew KC3 could not find it in his heart to make good with his son. So Harry is the one supposed to come crawling on his hands and feet begging for forgiveness for choosing the woman of his life and children over the royal family. Charles, William and Kate will have to wait a long time before Harry abandons his family for them. King Charles the third can swallow his royal titles and jewels and money and castles and everything else because Harry will not give up.

    • Roan Inish says:

      Yes to all of that^! I would add that I really hope Harry realizes he will never be treated fairly by his father, brother and the British media. I hope he refuses to attend the coronation next year. Please no matter how much they beg you to come DON’T GO !!! (And in a personal note: please don’t hold the coronation the second week of June as my daughter is getting married in London then.)

      • Georgia Walker says:

        I’m praying that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex don’t attend Charles’ dog and pony show, the coronation. Charles knows he will not get the press coverage worldwide without the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Charles knows that Prince Harry and Princess Meghan is one of the most influential couples in the world.
        And I pray that the Sussexes don’t go near that specifical. Harry and Meghan are blessed, they don’t need Charles or William, they need Harry and Meghan.


        I don’t mind if the Sussexes go to Charles the Turd’s coronation provided that they arrived on the day of and left immediately after the fiasco. What I want Harry and Meghan to swerve altogether is the investiture of the pompous Prince (and Princess?) of Wales. They will be insufferable.

  8. lanne says:

    I’m imagining all of the tabloid hacks and royal ratchets standing around, bewildered, thinking “now what?” Their meal tickets has left the building. The greatest source of revenue for them is gone, and not likely to return anytime soon.

    I expect a lot of ridiculous speculation ahead, with the ratchets sending people to Montecito to stake out the shops and restaurants. There’s also feverish speculation about what may or may not be in Harry’s memoir, which could drop unannounced at any time. Also bleating about the Spotify podcast, Archetypes. Archetypes, as they all know, is really a code word that means: “I hate the royal family and I’m going to slander them forever even though they were gracious enough to let me breath air in their presence which shhould have been enough for me.”

    Will they continue to do breaking news stories every time Meghan speaks on camera, waiting in vain for Meghan to say something about the royal family? How long will they do this? Five years? Twenty? I feel sorry for the ratchets on Sussex duty. I picture lots of stories ahead about the Sussex’s lawn, speculation about the brand of furniture polish they use and how their furniture polish is a secret messgae about the royal family. How Meghan’s avocado toast is made with bread that openly disrespects the royal family. How Harry’s smile as he plays with his children is really a signal that he wishes he were back in England serving as cannon fodder for his older brother. Why would he enjoy being in the sunshine with his wife and kids and dogs when he could be getting punched in the head by his cousin’s racist meathead husband? Of course, there’s always Batshit Crazy Markles to trot out (even though Bad Dad might finally spill the truth about how he was used by the royal family–they owe him, after all). Perhaps even a story about Bad Dad dying, and the only thing that would save his life would be for Harry to return to his rightful place in the royal family. (The new miracle cure for fake heart attacks, apparently).

    It’s about to get really silly over there in tabloid land.

    • MsIam says:

      You deserve a prize for this post! You should copyright it quickly before the Fail snatches it up!

    • aquarius64 says:

      Bad Dad has been hit with a 2 yr restraining order for threatening to kill the owner of the pap agency he colluded with for pre wedding photos ( the same agency he’s suing for said pictures). Toxic Tom is in the CA criminal system now; that restraining order bars him from having a gun. Meghan and Harry have legal grounds to keep the kids away from him.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Fabulous post @lanne.

      Come Halloween, the BM/RR’s will write a story about Harry trick or treating with the kids in costume….all because he’s missing the ‘pageantry’ of the BRF. le sigh

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ lanne, brava!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

      Let us not forget the delicious home grown eggs from Archie’s Chick-Inn spread all over the anti-monarchy bread as well as the millions of trees burned for Meghan and Harry’s toast as well!

  9. s808 says:

    i hope they’re packing for a vacation as we speak. what was supposed to be a quick, fun work trip turned into a nightmare but thank goodness it’s over.

  10. OriginalMich says:

    I’m sure that from the royal and tabloid perspectives, the turmoil did begin with the Oprah interview because that is when Harry and Meghan started fighting back. Before that, the royals and the media felt no turmoil at all because they were getting their way and Meghan was inching closer and closer to the destruction they wanted.

    • KFG says:

      The rotas biggest issue with the Oprah interview is that they weren’t included. Also since H&M have real friends who go on record as do H&M, the press can’t make shite up and claim sources without it being immediately refuted. Just like chuck with the cash for honors with the donor that Harry gave the money back to. H&M are no longer scapegoats and they can and do speak up for themselves. Thats the biggest threat to these leeches, they make their money on make-believe and rumors. Rumors lose all power when they’re addressed, refuted with receipts, and the gossip monger is shown to be a liar. They’re mad the gravy train is over.

    • Mary says:

      Absolutely, @originalmich. Remember when it came out how pissed the Royal Rota was that Meghan’s five friends spoke to People magazine? And they were assured by Jason Knauf that it would not happen again? The British tabloid press counted on neither Meghan nor Harry ever countering what they said.

  11. HeyKay says:

    Will the tabloids/press ever shut up?
    I agree with Harry, they are hounded constantly.
    Even when the reporters state “we have no facts” they still stir sh*t up, make it up, or generally yap on about things in the past.
    My word, if they saw Harry walking out to the mailbox, somehow somebody would be sure to turn that into a “report”
    I believe it when Harry said “Will is trapped” and “Nobody wants to be King”

    I really wish the next gen of Will and Harry kids get out of all of it!
    Let these people live their private lives.

    • Maida says:

      No, the tabloids/press will never shut up.

      They need “villains” to contrast with the BRF, and the Sussexes fill that role. Channeling anger toward them — instead of toward the actual abuses of the BRF — is strategic. The Sussexes are an emotional safety valve.

      • N. says:

        Maida: Exactly. All dysfunctional systems have to have a scapegoat to project onto, to deflect and to hide behind. The Sussexes can either serve the truth or they can serve the BRF, they can’t do both. We all know what they serve, therefore they’ll forever be the royals’ scapegoats.

      • Merricat says:

        The Sussexes left two years ago. Aside from the funeral, the rota has had, and will continue to have, no access to them. Even rabid hatred needs something new to chew on, and it won’t be long before the new royal scapegoats are identified.

  12. Kokiri says:

    That video, of the 4 of them as they left viewing the flowers?
    And Kate glares at Meg, so much Meg actually has to step back & Harry physically steps between them?

    There will never be peace. I’ve did before the problem is Kate, and now I know it. It was Kate who asked about skin colour, Kate who spread lies, William believed her at first but saw he went along anyway.
    They deserve each other.

    • nutella toast says:

      Dear FQ – staring that hard at Meghan earns you no points with the Commonwealth Countries who haven’t yet left. If there was any doubt as to the “benefit” of their future alliance with GB, and whether monarchy is solely about selfish power and enrichment, this answers that question. I don’t want to hear how Meg was the end of the monarchy. It’s on you girlie. Even your daughter knows better.

    • Harper says:

      I don’t know how anyone could have seen Kate’s behavior at that Windsor walkabout and then hope for reconciliation. It almost screams of simplistic ignorance at this point. As long as Kate is in the picture, it is never going to work out. Harry is not going to subject Meghan to Kate’s hatred ever again. If the firm truly wants a reconciliation then they are going to have to do something about Kate.

      And Meghan has agency in this too. Being around Kate’s energy has to be AWFUL for someone who has a soul as light-filled as Meghan’s is.

    • Nic919 says:

      Her behaviour at the funeral was not much better. When Charlotte was turning to look at Meghan and smile back, kate forced her to turn back and you can see Charlotte say ow. Kate’s face is blocked but you can see she did something for Charlotte to respond that way.

      Camilla and Sophie may not have always been nice to Meghan, but they weren’t acting so childishly in public at the funeral like kate did. There is a serious issue with her. Since the 2020 commonwealth service she hasn’t been able to act properly toward Meghan in public.

      • L84Tea says:

        This right here sums up why Kate is not “queen material”, at least compared to the queens who have gone before her. Kate doesn’t have it in her to hide her insecurities, her petty, her immaturity, her ultra-competitiveness, her lack of substance. I know she’s normally praised for being the blank slate that the RF wants, but Kate is not only terrible at her job, she’s terrible at simply hiding her inner mean girl. Liz was a master of hiding her true emotions. I’d say the majority of them are–Camilla, Anne, even William did it well this past week. But Kate is a total amateur and it shows. What is she going to do when the Scottish prime minister frowns at her? Or when Queen Letizia shows her up in a better dress? Is she going to hold her head high and deal or is she going to sulk?

    • goofpuff says:

      I believe it. Even before Meghan entered the picture, it was well gossiped that Kate was jealous of any woman near William that might outshine her. She was mean to the York princesses and pretty much any woman in Wills orbit. She was even jealous of her own sister.

      Wills is just as mean and jealous of his own brother.

      • Harper says:

        This aligns with that astrologer’s report that said Kate and Will are united through their hurts as opposed to being a love match.

    • Carmen says:

      I actually saw this comment on Twitter: “The problem is Kate.” People are finally beginning to figure it out.

  13. Merricat says:

    The BRF’s only concern is how many ways they can punish Harry and Meghan. It truly is stunning, and the global audience got a really good look at it, up close and personal.

  14. ThatsNotOkay says:

    The Queen’s death really seemed to hit Meghan hard. If I were in their shoes I’d be thinking about the last time I saw her and wishing I’d had a chance to say goodbye. That’s the expression I read on their faces in that car. The Queen was the only one they were on good terms with. I’d be hoping for a reconciliation myself if I thought there were any way. I’d be thinking about losing more family and my children not knowing their cousins and how stupid it all was. I’d be trying to find a path toward peace or at least tolerance and respect. Might never be close, but no more hostility. But that’s just me.

    • MsIam says:

      Harry and Meghan do not seem to be the type to waste their precious mental energy on impossible dreams. Should Meghan try to reconcile with her horrible father and half-sister and brother too, while we are at it? The only thing you can do with toxic abusive people is stay the hell away. Just about the whole Windsor-Markle crew would need to be replaced for there to be “peace”.

      • goofpuff says:

        I agree. There is no gain in reconciliation with family members who do nothing but stab you in the back. it is much better for your children’s mental health to never be subjected to the toxic members who will only hurt them needlessly.

      • Babz says:

        There was a tiny moment outside Westminster when they were putting the Queen back on the gun carriage. Sophie was next to Meg, looking like she wanted to bite someone. For a few seconds, Meg’s face crumpled, looking like she was about to break down. Sophie glanced her way and turned back. It was heartbreaking to see Meg so sad, with no one there to comfort her.

    • lanne says:

      The Queen is likely the only person who showed Meghan true kindness. I imagine the others, even Charles, smiled in her face as they briefed behind her back. Pegs n Jegs were probably openly hostile from the jump, and all the “plus royale que le roi” staff and servants were cruel, a la Mrs Danvers. Every palace had multiple versions of Mrs Danvers, telling her through their cool disregard that she was neither welcomed nor wanted there. I’m picturing that chilling scene in Rebecca when Mrs. Danvers is cooing in the ear of the young Mrs DeWinter at the window, telling her how easy it would be to jump, that she had nothing to live for. Meghan probably didn’t hear those words, but I’d bet money that those ideas were communicated to her through body language, through what wasn’t said. I think what Meghan faced there was worse than any of us could imagine.

    • YeahRight says:

      How can there be a reconciliation when the Windsors aren’t going to admit any fault? They did the most to break her while she was there then continued to throw dirt on her name after she left. Meghan shouldn’t have to put up with racist abuse for the sake of family, no one should. Meghan and Harry has plenty of friends who have kids who are probably like cousins to Archie and Lili. Chosen family are better than blood family in many cases. Nacho seems like a good substitute for a brother he’s probably more of a brother to Harry than William ever was.

    • CrazyHeCallsMe says:

      But both sides have to want the same goals. It can’t be one sided with the Sussexes doing all the work and forgiveness. The Royal Family has to acknowledge their role and apologize as well.

    • BUBS says:

      If I almost took my own life due to the jealousy of my so-called in-laws who conspired (and continue to do so) with the press to take me down, I certainly wouldn’t be thinking about any sort of reconciliation except I receive a PUBLIC apology first. And even after that, I still wouldn’t have any sort of close relationship with them.
      Yes, Betty seems to have been nice to Meghan and that’s why she cried during the funeral. I think about H’s statement after she passed, where he mentioned the first time she hugged Archie and Lilibet…Meg was probably reflecting on that during the funeral. Well, now, Betty’s dead and the one genuine connection they had with those people is severed! Archie and Lilibet have cousins that love them now – Nacho and Delfina’s kids. They have friends also in Olympia Ohanian and others whom we don’t know. They’re attending their classmates parties and jumping in bouncing castles as Meg stated in her interview in The Cut. Nobody will accuse Archie of making Louis cry or Lilibet of pulling at Charlotte’s hair! They’re good!
      PS: I do understand your sentiment though…unfortunately, the Windsors are not as good as I think you are; so it’s better to keep them at arms length until they show genuine change of heart!

    • SJ (they/them) says:

      Wait, but there’s nothing stupid about any of this – the family are vile racists who fantasize about her husband leaving her and/or her death. “how stupid it all is” absolutely not.

    • ABritGuest says:

      Bigotry, betrayal & suicidal ideation is just all so stupid? Ok

      The palace has negatively briefed non stop since the queen’s death. Apart from Charles leaking it was nice to see Archie & Lili at the jubbly, has any ‘source ‘ even claimed a royal has even said anything decent about the kids?

    • Blue Nails Betty says:

      The BRF and their staffs were so abusive they drove a *pregnant* woman to suicidal ideation and they think they did nothing wrong and Harry and Meghan should apologize to *them*.

      There’s no coming back from that.

  15. Izzy says:

    She flat out says she has no inside information, so I don’t think this is something they spoke to her about.

  16. Chelsea says:

    There is no tea here. Gayle literally said “I have no idea. I have no inside information” lol.

    All she said was the same vague observations every other US reporter made when talking about this funeral because unless like their UK counterparts they don’t pretend to somehow know exactly what H&M and the Windsors are thinking.

    • Well Wisher says:

      Rightly so, Gayle spoke in terms of generalities based on observations.
      What she asserted was not revelatory, just simple common sense.
      She did not express an opinion, it does not mean that Gayle has access to any unknown information either way.

  17. poptop says:

    LMAO at ” the Sussexes have not been seen in public since Harry puffed his cheeks and Meghan stared ahead while leaving St George’s Chapel when the Queen was laid to rest.”

    Despite the constant claim of the UK tabloids that the Sussexes lack cache and the ability to pull attention without being working members of the family, they really go out of their way to report on and overanalyze every micromovement or action they take. No wonder Meghan’s posture was a stiff as a board. She knew she couldn’t give an inch – even a single tear fueled thousands of articles, tweets, and comments.

    This level of attention is all the creation of the media though. If the Sussexes can ‘overshadow’ the other members of the family just by being present, that should signal something lacking about the other family members, and not a Sussex failing.

  18. Jaded says:

    I’m amazed at how stoic, composed and dignified Harry and Meghan were throughout the entire “running the gauntlet” show. And conversely, I’m disgusted at how truly badly they were treated by the BRF, who acted like a bunch of spoiled brats. Big weddings and funerals generally bring out the worst in people and the Sussexes had to suffer through both, enduring the worst kind of puerile, spiteful, jealous, deceitful and back-stabbing bullshit I’ve ever seen. So Harry gets lambasted for puffing his cheeks after a deep breath? So Meghan gets shot down for having the gall to think she’d be welcome at Balmoral? Nope, they came out of this smelling like roses and the BRF like week old fish.

  19. L4Frimaire says:

    I’m really tired of this whole “reconciliation “ BS floated about. I think this is more about people looking at the new Royal family without the Queen and trying to push a narrative that frankly should have died with her. I think that the best thing for everyone is space and that the Sussexes should be left alone instead of continuously forced to be paired with those people.

  20. Rttu says:

    He didn’t just puff his cheeks. Harry also “sweetly glanced” at Charlotte, as did Meghan. William vaguely gestured his arm in Harry’s direction outside at one point. This stories are amazing.

    It’s sad, I wonder if Charlotte even really remembers him? Was he close to them at one point?

  21. Blue Nails Betty says:

    “ …it remains to be seen if this fragile truce will hold…”

    These people have no idea what words mean. There was no truce. There was Harry being respectful of the queen and making sure he did nothing that would have embarrassed her. There was Charles and William attacking Harry DAILY beginning with demanding Meghan stay at London instead of traveling to Balmoral with her distraught husband who needed *someone* in his corner. They literally wanted him vulnerable and alone.

    The remaining 11 days have had daily (sometimes multiple times a day) attacks on Harry.

    This has been a one sided war. And despite Charles and William’s desperate, pathetic actions, Harry won every. damn. battle.

  22. The Daily Fail is creating and sowing intrigue against Gayle King. They hate Gayle and Oprah. Gayle said she has no info so why do they make it sound like she has an inside info. The RF and the rota clowns are racist baiters.

    • Well Wisher says:

      They envy their success and annoyed that they can make a decent living in journalism.
      Muck raking can only go so far.

  23. sparrow says:

    As soon as I saw the four of them at Windsor, I knew it was Charles making sure Meghan was seen early on so to pull press focus from her at the funeral. The whole event was about limiting interest in Meghan as quickly as possible. I suspect he played it out as a favour to her but really it was about him co ordinating focus. It wasn’t William reaching out to H&M and being inclusive; it was William doing his dad’s bidding.

  24. BeGoneOrangeCheeto says:

    Harry puffed out his cheeks because he was EXHAUSTED. I hate how they criticize him for daring to breathe. He probably was just grieving, tired, and OVER it. I’m glad they’re out of that mess.

  25. A says:

    It was good to see Harry standing with his family, but the whole thing was brought down by the fact that, even during the most momentous funeral of our current times, this family could not put aside their pettiness for a week and a half and treat Harry right. They prioritized their own venality over everything else, even at this most historical moment. Just says a lot about them, really.

    What a difference it would have made, if Charles had issued a strong notice to the press, telling them to back off and leave Harry and Meghan alone, that the whole family was glad to have them here during this difficult time. If Baldy and his Weird Wife had set their differences aside and actually been a united front, going out to comfort the people who had turned up to mourn. Imagine if the men in grey hadn’t been given free reign to throw all those wrenches in Harry’s public appearances to honour and mourn his grandmother.

    Instead, what we got, right from the very start, was just nothing but one petty insult, after another, starting right from when we heard that they told Harry to leave Meghan behind and come to Balmoral alone. Then it came out that he really did fly up there alone, neither his brother, nor his aunt/uncle extended an invitation to him to fly up there with them on that RAF plane.

    Just, what a miserable, joyless, unfeeling group of chinless wonders these people are. Wow.