Abusive palace courtiers are still smearing Duchess Meghan as a ‘sociopath’

This weekend, the British media was full of royal stories, most of them recycled. Three royal books by Angela Levin, Valentine Low and Katie Nicholl were all excerpted in British newspapers and tabloids. I honestly hit the wall over the weekend as I tried to keep up with all of the headlines, especially because there’s something profoundly disturbing about their superficial, zero-context stories about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in particular. Make no mistake, Harry and Meghan are still the biggest “sellers” for the royal writers. I read the excerpt of Valentine Low’s Courtiers book in the Times, and it was just a litany of “courtiers” whining about how Meghan was sometimes brusque with the idiots and incompetent dumbasses in Kensington Palace. The Times didn’t excerpt this big headline though, which is that Valentine Low spoke to the same people who were sent out to Robert Lacey last year. Lacey had Kensington Palace employees – high-ranking ones – telling him that Meghan is “unhinged” and a “narcissistic sociopath.” Guess what those same KP courtiers told Low?

Things got so bad between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and their royal staff that they called her a “narcissistic sociopath.” They also reportedly said on repeated occasions: “We were played.”

The fresh revelations are contained in the second extract from the London Times royal correspondent Valentine Low’s new book, Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown, in today’s Sunday Times.

Part of the problem of dealing with Meghan’s alleged bullying, according to one source, was the supposed gentility and civility of palace staff (which Meghan would likely contest too). “When someone decides not to be civil, they have no idea what to do. They were run over by her, and then run over by Harry,” a source told Low.

Meghan had a bad relationship with Edward Young, the then-queen’s private secretary, and Clive Alderton, Charles’ private secretary. “As things started to go wrong,” a source told royal biographer Robert Lacey, “Meghan came to perceive Young as the inflexible, bureaucratic figure who summed up what was [wrong] with the BP [Buckingham Palace] mentality, and the feeling was mutual. Young really came to dislike Meghan’s style.” Harry would send them “horrible emails.”

Former staff tell Low they believe Meghan manipulated and constructed the narrative herself of being rejected by royals to suit the later narrative she would tell after she and Harry had quit their roles as senior royals—including then claim she had considered suicide and been universally ignored when she sought help.

These staff, write Low, “came to be so disillusioned that they began to suspect that even her most heartfelt pleas for help were part of a deliberate strategy that had one end in sight: her departure from the royal family. They believe she wanted to be able to say ‘Look how they failed to support me.’”

Cohen particularly said it was vital that staff recorded the “duty of care” they had offered Meghan. When the duchess reported her concerns to HR, the staff were clueless as to why—HR was for staff matters, not members of the family. Meghan going to HR was seen as her “laying a trail of evidence.”

“Everyone knew that the institution would be judged by her happiness,” one former staff member told Low. “The mistake they made was thinking that she wanted to be happy. She wanted to be rejected, because she was obsessed with that narrative from day one.”

[From The Daily Beast]

This is simply abusive. I don’t know how else to talk about it anymore. The fact that William and Charles’s staffers are still running around and saying with their whole f–king chests that Meghan is a sociopath because she asked for help, because she kept receipts, because she begged these awful people to take care of her while she was pregnant. They’re turning it around on her, like she orchestrated the smears on herself, like she *wanted* to be harassed, torn to shreds and driven to suicide. What these palace operatives have done for years is beyond grotesque, it’s criminal.

Again, as soon as the first reports of Meghan’s “bullying” came out (just days before the Oprah interview aired), Meghan’s lawyer asked the palace for further details and their records. The palace refused. Just as the palace refused to release information about their internal investigation into Meghan’s bullying. If the palace has all of this evidence, has all of these records of Meghan’s abusive behavior, all of these records of how Meghan “played” them, then why are they still whining as unnamed sources to Valentine Low and Robert Lacey?

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  1. Brassy Rebel says:

    At this point, they’re just one step away from calling Meghan a serial killer. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this level of gaslighting from a supposedly reputable organization.

    • SaraTor says:

      They honestly sound like Scientologists smearing whistleblowers!

      • Blue Nails Betty says:

        Yep. A cult is a cult is a cult.

        The royal family is a cult and a sham.

      • Hopey says:

        I’ve said this before and will say it again: it is my most sincere hope tht in his book, H uses the word “cult” to describe the RF and then go on to delineate all the ways in which it operates as such, as per his life-long experience in such a system.

        If H says the RF is a cult, the word wd shot up to the top of all search lists and there will be global discussions abt it. I’m sure thts one of the “fears” those parasites hv abt H’s book.

    • Ginger says:

      Seriously. Do they know the definition of a sociopath? The fact that they are throwing that around because Meghan asked people that worked at the palace to…..work is grotesque. I read a thriller where the main character was described as a sociopath and Meghan isn’t that. Just keep showing your racism Valentine Low and RF.

      • Bettyrose says:

        @Ginger – I had to look it up because the term is used so freely I don’t know the clinical definition. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the #1 trait is “not knowing the difference between right and wrong.” That’s a really strong accusation. Making that claim in print is straight up slander.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        It’s literally a psychiatric term with, as you say, a specific meaning. Unless the royals have actual psychiatrists and psychologists working as palace flunkies, it is grossly irresponsible for any of them to use such a term about a specific individual and just as irresponsible for a book author to repeat it. The irony, of course, is that Meghan was begging these ignoramuses for mental health help. I can’t even…

      • Otaku fairy says:

        Those with a need to shout their regressive thoughts have a tendency to paint everyone who says no to them and keeps track of their toxic behavior/the harm they cause as a narcissistic sociopath. Or otherwise psychologically damaged. Especially when the people saying no or keeping track are socially acceptable targets for abuse.

      • Josephine says:

        brought to you by the family that actively avoids talking about and continually protects the disgusting andrew. where is their diagnosis of him??

    • usavgjoe says:

      The BRF sounds like arapist,telling the authorities why their victim deserved toberaped.

    • MeganC says:

      Seeing how Charles behaved publicly over an ink well, I think a lack of gentility and civility is a rather pervasive problem with the BRF.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Yes!! Including the many articles of how Incandescent would scream at his staff on a regular basis as well as Andrew screaming at the staff regarding his teddy bears. In addition to Camilla mentioning her horror of how Incandescent would scream at his father as well.

        I think that the BRF don’t have the utmost authority on labeling Meghan in the slightest, given their own actions.

    • SIde Eye says:

      @Brassy Rebel you’re right. Thank goodness Meghan wasn’t with QEII when she passed. Can you imagine the narrative? It terrifies me to think about it. These people are unhinged. They are obsessed. This is way past being triggered in a Karen-ish way by a beautiful Black lady. This is really, really scary.

    • Janine says:

      I am so worried for Meghan. These people are really trying to destroy her life! She should sue the palace at this point because this level of f–kery should be criminal.

  2. Julie says:

    It’s like the “declassification” of documents here.

    Plenty of talk to sympathetic columnists or Hannity hacks, but under oath in court or at a deposition?


    Go after them. Charles’ team or Wales’ team aren’t mourning or holding back.

    • molly says:

      Yeeeeeep. That BP bullying “investigation” desperately wanted to turn up something. Except that would have prompted receipts from H&M. Instead, these vipers keep peddling their lies to these reporter books since they know H&M won’t dignify it with a response. Such cowards.

  3. Jen says:

    I mean, this is racism 101 – gaslighting the person who had the negative experiences they KNOW they had while saying “well of course they saw that; they never wanted to be happy.” These people are the absolute worst.

  4. A says:

    So…alll of these people, the authors, the reporters, the palaces, the cops- literally everybody must have looked into her public life and behavior before she hooked up with Harry. And there’s never been even an implication that she behaved badly or rudely, at least from what I’ve read. So we’re just supposed to believe that a 30-something woman with a steady history of employment in a public field started dating a prince and i m m e d i a t e l y started terrorizing his family and employees? But only in private and in non-verifiable ways?

    Makes perfect sense to me, I can’t see how it’d be anything else.

    • Elizabeth says:

      One of the tabloids hired a private investigator, and he admitted publicly that he couldn’t find anything negative about her. Someone who is a narcissistic psychopath would have a pattern of behavior that could be traced. This is not something that happens when you marry into the royal family. I guess Valentine Low didn’t interview any of the staff at Buckingham Palace who worked for Harry & Meghan when the offices were split.

      • A says:

        Really? That doesn’t shock me but it is appalling.

        Just thinking about how one side has escalated this story to such outrageous heights leaves me speechless. She didn’t fit in turned into she bullied people turned into she was manipulative turned into this sociopath planned ALL OF THIS from the start. And the fact that it doesn’t make sense on any level makes no difference because all anyone cares about is that the Black American is wrong and Royals are right.

      • Mary says:

        @Elizabeth, apparently some of the staff that worked with Meghan and Harry at BP were also bad-mouthing them. Particularly the woman, can’t remember her name, who used to work for Hillary Clinton and who now actually works for Buckingham Palace. I do recall statements allegedly coming from her not long after Sussexit. In particular, she bemoaned how shoddily she thought Sussexit happened (for example, little notice to the staff) and I also believe that she was the one bitching about not getting notice of Archie’s birth in a timely fashion (so, per her, it looked bad that she did not divulge Archie’s birth sooner to the Press). If she had really been in the Sussexes’ corner, do you think Buckingham Palace would have hired her or that she would have accepted a job with them after the way Meghan was treated by the palaces?

      • Lorelei says:

        @Mary, do you mean Sarah Latham?

        I feel like I never really saw enough of her to get a good read on her, but if she works for BP now, that pretty much says it all.

      • Katya says:

        Sara Latham was hired to do PR for the Queen. I wonder if she has a job anymore?

        But if she was pissed about losing her job due to Sussexit wouldn’t she need to look to Buckingham Palace’s HR practices? Seems to me she was shifted to another job pretty sharpish! Her BP “hire” was announced one day before Meghan & Harry’s staff were let go. My understanding was that all the staff were met by H&M hosted a private farewell luncheon for their staff at Goring’s before their final engagements were undertaken. So she was pissed about 1 day?

  5. Colby says:

    They’re panicking. They saw the international reflection on Meghan’s treatment over the last few weeks so they have to double and triple down.

    It’s pathetic.

    • aquarius64 says:

      Like the double and triple down is going to work. The public is on to the royals now. People with sense don’t like being taken for fools.

    • Yvette says:

      @Colby … Agreed. For 10-days the world witnessed the behavior of both the Royal Family and the Sussexes, and found the Royal Family lacking. I could just hear the universal question: If the Royal Family is treating them this badly in public, what must it have been like in private? The treatment supported Harry and Meghan’s claims after stepping down.

      At first if was “No, old chap! The Royal Family treated Meghan respectfully and welcomed her with open arms. There were no aspersions cast at her. We don’t know what she’s talking about. Abuse? Never!”

      Now it’s: “Well, yes, we broke her in, so to speak. Just a bit of teasing, like we did with first years at Eton you know. A bit of hazing that was all in fun. No, no that Blackamore broach was just our way of saying ‘welcome to our family!’

      • BothSidesNow says:

        That bit about hazing was extremely painful to read for me. There is a reason it’s illegal. But the fact that they could use it on Meghan shows how utterly inept, cruel and vile, they all are.

        I agree that people have come to see the light in regards to how Meghan and Harry were treated when they were still within the Firm. Their treatment during the mourning period, especially Harry’s treatment at Balmoral, has pulled the curtain back for many that were blindly lead astray.

        These books are nothing but being influenced by Charles, as well as PoWailing, to be certain.

      • Lux says:

        IMO, MORE high profile people need to call out the royal family, a la Maria Shriver. They shouldn’t fear royalists, alienating Wailstans, or just getting hate in general. If more high profile people (every guest on Meghan’s podcast, every coworker who had a wonderful experience with her, every charity who appreciated her support) came out and called out the smears, the pressure will cook and overflow. We need more Maria Shrivers, Tyler Perry’s and Patrick J. Adams (whose tweet supporting his friend and how she is out of the RF’s league remains awesome to this day). We need Beyoncé and Jay Z, who showcased that beautiful portrait at the height of Meghan’s popularity, to say something now. This IS a new era and the RF needs to know that they cannot spit out labels and accusations like “narcissistic sociopath” with impunity.

  6. Duch says:

    Glad you wrote this one. It’s horrific. The only way I could make it make sense is that they’re baiting Meghan – wanting to get this all out in the open now while they have a modicum of good feelings around them. They’d rather her release her receipts now vs a year from now. Could that be it?

    I’m a big fan of hers and ive seen a lot of bad stuff from the RF/BMover the last 4 years but this was still shocking. So gross.

  7. KFG says:

    With all this conjecture and hearsay with no one on record, I hope MM lawyers get all the info to release. BP, CH, and KP keep poking the bear and they no longer have petty Betty to use as a shield. Harry will light them up for this.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      They are BEGGING her to sue them. This is what they want, but she is paying them no heed. They tried it with the bullying allegations. They will get nastier until it either breaks her or them. It’s amazing how the law doesn’t see targeted harassment as a crime. Chuck Jung Un is really showing his true colors here with these sanctioned books.

      • Maxine Branch says:

        @RoyalBlue What these folks are doing is showing what Meghan was up against. This book has Edward Young fingerprints all over it. How these folks do not see how very badly this makes them look is beyond comprehension. Throwing everything against the wall to see what sticks is classic abuser behavior. Meghan’s life for 36 years was lauded for her philanthropy, hard work and good deeds. To sue these folks would be a waste of her time. She has nothing to prove. All she has to do is sick back while they continue to implode because this is exactly what they are doing. These gutter rats have a narrative they want to push for this young woman’s life which while difficult to read (excerpts on this site) has nothing to do with her actual life. This is fantasy and nastiness ,

    • Feeshalori says:

      I’m not on Twitter but I hope Twitterverse is riding this man and his book to hell and back as they did with Tom Bowel.

  8. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Their source is Piers Morgan.

    Seriously, did Meghan dictate all those racist articles about her herself? If so then I will concede she is an evil genius and a sociopath, but a diabolically masterful one. Otherwise, the lens needs to be turned back on the British press and the courtiers and staff. They’re the narcissists, and keep proving themselves to be so.

    • Anastasia says:

      Clearly she was inspired by Gillian Flynn and Gone Girl, so much so she’s using that as her playbook.

      (Seriously, that’s essentially what they’re saying, right?)

  9. Jodes says:

    It has been sickening the volume and disgusting rhetoric being spouted in public now about M. I hope someone with authority will stand up and say enough is enough. The entire BRF and BM are behaving like unhinged, psychotic sociopaths. They are whipping up something dangerous and the guard rails have come off.

    A copy of the Nat Inquirer article about the so called psychological report of M was on Twitter today. I had not read it previously.,they admitted they knew she was ill and suicidal, left her alone and made it worse. It was disgusting what they did, and they obviously thought it made them look gook.

  10. Snuffles says:

    TRANSLATION: We know Meghan AND Harry have receipts on EVERYTHING that went down so we are going to try and spin it that keeping a paper trail meant they were plotting to destroy the monarchy’s reputation the whole time.

    These people have never been held accountable for anything in their entire lives and are now terrified they finally will be.

    • sunny says:

      Truly a wild spin but they are too stupid to see it. Listen, as a black woman who has been high up in a few organizations and now works for a major corporation, I keep receipts on EVERYTHING (successes, disputes). I am always operating from the position that one day I might need to protect myself because POCs, and particularly Black women are never given the benefit of the doubt and are often undermined.

      If she hadn’t been clocking everything, I would have thought her a fool. The Duchess is no fool.
      Back to courtiers for a moment, this behaviour is absolutely deranged and evil. Plus, this is just a dumb strategy.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Nailed it.

      • TangerineTree says:

        Agree with all of you. I believe that since the BM have galloped over the “you asked for it” line, the accusations will get even worse. The RF is actively participating, and I can’t figure out how they think this is good for them long term.

    • Feeshalori says:

      I can’t see how Charles thinks this looks good for his reign by further condoning the continual abuse and estrangement from his son and his family. Just continue to whine about The Crown because that’s the most important thing to deal with at the beginning of his reign.

  11. Becks1 says:

    This IS abusive and I’m glad we’re calling it such. Some of those quotes made me a bit sick. Meghan was faking being suicidal so that years later she could claim the palace hadn’t helped her and she had to leave?

    This is grotesque.

    • OriginalLeigh says:

      Yes, they’ve sunk even lower by saying that she wanted to be rejected. It’s the classic “look what you made me do” narrative of abusers…

    • Nic919 says:

      I’m not going to ever read the book from Low, but will he discuss how he knew Meghan was suicidal and asked for help and yet the staff was still briefing against her?

      Do they really think her suicidal ideation was a joke? It’s not like they weren’t unaware of what Diana dealt with and let be frank kate physically is exhibiting signs of issues herself.

    • Otaku fairy says:


    • RoyalBlue says:

      They want her to sue! They are trying to goad her, and this will get worse.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        I wouldn’t be surprised if that is what their intention is. Though they can just keep writing and spilling all they want. Meghan will never dignify these vile people with a response nor a lawsuit. They mean nothing to her.

      • Becks1 says:

        100% that is what these RRs want. And I don’t even think its completely about Meghan, or getting Meghan’s emails or whatever. I think they see this as their conduit to other royal family scandals (at least in part. they definitely want to keep trashing Meghan.)

        Like, if Low is saying that this was all some elaborate scheme on Meghan’s part that she carried out for years, and she sues over that, and communications from her time in KP are made public as a result…..maybe there would also be some comments there relating to William and Kate, or maybe some of the staff would have something in a memo like “per the Prince of Wales [then charles obviously] refusing to help Meghan with X” or something, IDK.

        They want to talk about EVERYTHING they know and they want her to sue them so they can do that.

        In the alternative, they want Harry’s memoir to talk about the dirt so they can.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Becks, that is exactly what pushed me over the edge with this one. The insinuation that she would be faking suicidal ideations. I just can’t.

  12. SussexFan says:

    I honestly said a prayer for Harry and Meghan this morning but moreso Meghan. I asked God to vindicate her because this is not fair.

  13. Eurydice says:

    This line negates all the rest:

    “Part of the problem of dealing with Meghan’s alleged bullying, according to one source, was the supposed gentility and civility of palace staff (which Meghan would likely contest too).”

    Supposed gentility and civility? “Which Meghan would likely contest too?” Too? Who else would contest this supposed gentility? Is it the “source”?

    • equality says:

      Well, when they published all the nasty names they called Meghan, I think they proved themselves to NOT be civil or genteel.

      • Blue Nails Betty says:

        People calling for civility are rarely civil themselves.

      • Eurydice says:

        Well, this source is talking about before the nasty names were published. That the staff was supposedly civil and genteel and that someone other than Meghan would contest it. In other words, they weren’t civil and genteel and other people knew it.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Eurydice – I think you’re misreading the quote, or the context of it. I think Low means that Meghan would contest the civility and gentility of the staff the same way she contested the bullying allegations.

    • Anastasia says:

      Ah yes, gentility and civility, that’s never been code word for elitists and racists.

      Seriously, I’m 90% sure the US south has routinely been referred to in such a manner.

    • Nic919 says:

      Where does calling her degree wife or Me gain fall into the definition of civility?

  14. Amy Bee says:

    What is being omitted is that it was the Palace’s objective to get Meghan to leave. They deliberately made it a hostile environment to ensure that she left Harry and the UK. I said it in another post but I believe Samantha Cohen was assigned to Harry and Meghan to spy on them for Edward Young. I also believe she was sent to make it difficult for Meghan. These “revelations” only make me have more sympathy for Meghan and what she went through. To push somebody to suicide ideation and then refuse to help her is evil. I hope Harry talks about all of this in his book.

  15. ABritGuest says:

    Did Meghan create the nasty articles, her trash relatives speaking out against her, the palace leaking nasty gossip about her? Did she force the royal family not to show any support? So how can it be that she wanted to be rejected? No the palace created conditions to get Meghan to leave & are trying to act like it was her plan all along.

    Very abusive, gaslighting language from the people behind “recollections may vary”. Anyway I note that this excerpt seems to just copy the language from William’s “friend” from Robert Lacey’s book. Feels like so much of royal reporting is just them copying what their colleagues have written in a tabloid or book without verification.

    • CrazyHeCallsMe says:

      I wonder what the gaslighting strategy will be once Harry’s memoir is published. Harry will be telling his truth in his now words. So will the pushback be to paint him a liar and that “recollections may vary.” I think some of this unhinged messaging is to get ahead of Harry’s book. It’s going to be interesting.

  16. LovelyRose says:

    What’s happening here is extremely toxic. Can she sue for slander and defamation?

    • Emily says:

      That would just draw more attention to the book. It’s best to ignore like the Bower book and in few weeks people will stop talking about it.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      This is what they want her to do. She should keep her focus and ignore them.

  17. equality says:

    There should be laws against this sort of diagnosing of people without any sort of qualifications to do so. And, even with qualifications, a credible exam should be required (and is for diagnosis by a true professional). I am so tired of seeing mental health words thrown around by the ignorant.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Maybe you’re right, especially since many of these diagnoses are misused and weaponized by people frustrated with being called out for tradcon behavior. Women and queer people are disproportionately targeted with it. It’s gotten out of hand. It’s like The Boy Who Cried DSM 5.

    • Mary says:

      Meghan should just write her own damn book.

  18. HeatherC says:

    “came to be so disillusioned that they began to suspect that even her most heartfelt pleas for help were part of a deliberate strategy that had one end in sight: her departure from the royal family. They believe she wanted to be able to say ‘Look how they failed to support me.’”

    So one would reasonably think, if they were being set up to be viewed as unsupportive, that they would go out of their way to be super supportive, especially when it came to mental health. Instead they….proved her point with their inaction and continued briefing against her and Harry.

  19. Lizzie says:

    In any real firm employees selling stories to the media and badmouthing senior staff would have been booted out. They call themselves a firm but they are just a highly dysfunctional family with tons of staff.

  20. SaySo says:

    Good lord this is beyond exhausting. The fact that they are more comfortable with a corrupt king and a pedophile Prince but meltdowns over Meghan is so unfathomable.

  21. Jais says:

    So we’re using the word “gentility” to describe how the staff was different than Meghan now? Oh that’s rich. Not sure if that came from the source or Low or the DB writer but dang if only Meghan was more gentile. They’re putting it all out there. Gross.

    • HeatherC says:

      Well of course. As an American she’s brash and rude. As a WOC she’s uncultured and aggressive.

      These dog whistles are foghorns.

  22. Amy Bee says:

    I see royalists saying that Meghan and Harry are not suing these authors so everything must be true. Suing them only gives attention to these books and costs a lot of money. Harry will speak through his book and I believe one Meghan will write her own book.

    • Snuffles says:

      I believe Meghan’s book is already in progress and will be published at least a year after Harry’s. Especially now that the Queen is gone.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Snuffles: The Palace and the press have left Meghan with no alternative but to write her own book. They refuse to stop smearing her. And make no mistake Valentine Low has written this book on behalf of the Palace.

    • Feeshalori says:

      Revenge is a dish best served cold, in this case future books written by the Sussexes. I hope they serve it up hot and spicy.

    • windyriver says:

      Omid’s also got a book coming out next year, another reason everyone could be jumping on the bandwagon to get their stuff out there. Between his Yahoo columns, his GMA appearances, etc., he’s in a very different place than he was when he wrote Finding Freedom – and that book sold extremely well. The new book won’t be only about H&M, but no doubt they’ll be part of it, and the book will most likely also be successful, as the rest of these clowns are well aware.

    • ChillinginDC says:

      Meghan is not going to write a memoir. Whatever for. If anything I see another children’s book coming out for her.

      • Jais says:

        Why wouldn’t she at some point?

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Jais, why would she? It would be fodder for the BRF to take and analyze every single word and construe it into their own narrative. Meghan knows that she has no reason to write a tell-all though Harry might actually do so. It would be much harder for the BRF to twist his words for their benefit as he is the son of the king, no less.

      • Jais says:

        Idk, I could see it going either way. If she wants to, she will. They already construe everything about her into a narrative.

  23. Scorpion says:

    These are the same people that turn a blind eye to the antics of Charles, Anne and Andrew.

    There are plenty of sociopaths in that family, Meghan isn’t one of them.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I have to wonder if Low included any of the stories about King Charles, such as the time he threw a sink or something at someone or the time he made his butler come downstairs to put a piece of paper in the garbage for him, or any of the abuse that Andrew heaped on staff.

  24. Harper says:

    I see. They are now going after Meghan for having receipts, in order to invalidate her when she comes out with her receipts. It is now going to be that she wanted out all along so went to HR to fool a wider net of people that she was suicidal. How nefarious.

  25. Rapunzel says:

    “’Everyone knew that the institution would be judged by her happiness,’ one former staff member told Low. ”
    Oh, really?

    “’The mistake they made was thinking that she wanted to be happy. She wanted to be rejected, because she was obsessed with that narrative from day one.’”

    So Meghan married Harry intending to steal him away from his family so she could paint herself as a victim of the BRF? What the hell kind of plan is that?

  26. Shawna says:

    If Low goes to morning shows, talk shows, radio shows, etc, with this, whatever network or channel is going to be inundated with complaints. The last time someone cast doubt on her account of her suicidal ideation, it rightly resulted in officially filed complaints about how such talk would affect other people in danger.

  27. girl_ninja says:

    Reading the lies poured all over Meghan is just heartbreaking. As a black woman it is super triggering and makes me so sad. Angry yes, but really sad. They would have been fine if Meghan had actually killed herself. All to cover up their racism and hate. It goes on everywhere with so many of us but to see it on this scale is sickening.

    • Nlopez says:

      💯. Fellow Black woman here.It’s very triggering. Sometimes I can’t read about their treatment of Meghan. It literally makes me sick to my stomach.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        I am a white woman and I am angry and these articles make me sick to my stomach. They have absolutely no regard in slamming Meghan at every moment of the day. It’s truly abusive and illegal to be painting Meghan in these narratives.

        I hope that every person that has participated are followed with disgust and disdain from everyone around them. May their lives be filled with pain with no resource nor recourse to rectify their actions that they have done and caused.

  28. Deann says:

    Here’s he thing. Even if she was a crappy person to work for, and I’m not saying she was at all, it doesn’t make her a narcissistic sociopath. What is William then? With the reports of his raging and tantrums against staff, what personality disorder are they assigning him? Charles threw a fit over a pen. It seems that only Meghan gets a special label for supposedly bad behaviour. Why ever could that be? There is literally nothing that she does that isn’t misconstrued and held to a total double standard. It really is gaslighting in the grossest way. These leaked stories filled with lies, just make me feel for her more.

  29. Mika says:

    I think most people see right through this. The first clue is that even the versions of this story that are most sympathetic to the courtiers show them f*cking up constantly, that combined with the over the top, abusive language they use to describe her makes them uncredible. Second, there’s the fact that the only people with anything negative to say about working with Meghan are the same people with a vested interest in damaging her credibility. None of their Buckingham palace staff had anything bad to say, none of the staff who worked with her at Vogue had anything to say, the ladies from the Hubb kitchen, Smart Works etc. all had nothing negative to say. These courtiers are truly so bad at their jobs, that they can’t see that they are the ones who look like bullies. We shouldn’t be surprised though, this is the same crowd that can’t see how bad it looks to punish Andrew and Harry as if their “offenses” are equal.

  30. W says:

    This only proves that they use mental health and maternity struggles/early years as PR to shape their image. Couldn’t even read through the whole thing without feeling sick to my stomach. They think they’re painting Meghan as “calculating” by telling us Meghan only went out of her way to ask for help because this was her plan all long but all this shows is how dismissive they were about her mental health. Meghan doesn’t need to “leave a trail” of evidence that proves she wasn’t supported. We already have proof just by looking at how much they went out of their way to protect Andrew. We didn’t forget how Buckingham palace threatened ABC & Amy Robach with access to William and Kate if they published their story about Andrew’s involvement with Jeffrey Epstein. We didn’t forget how they leaked fake stories about Meghan to cover up William’s affair. We didn’t forget how the palace went into briefing overdrive and even turned their comments off when season 4 of the crown came out. We didn’t forget how they ran to protect Kate after she got backlash for their commissioned “Kate the Great” tatler piece. There’s so much evidence that shows how unsupported and unprotected Meghan was compared to other members, she doesn’t need to plant them for us to believe her. How vile!

  31. B says:

    A book is written and then printed and then a publishing schedule set for when its released. You can tell this book and other royal ones were probably written about 3-5 months ago to counter what they believe will be in Harry’s book. Its also designed to hide the fact the palaces were publicly and privately abusing and running a smear campaign against Meghan for racist reason from day 1.

    Unfortunately for them the unhinged Sussex coverage DURING the Queens 10-12 days of funeral activities exposed the level of racism and danger Meghan had been in to so many people who weren’t paying attention. The Royals beefing with news organization about how funeral footage should be edited is exposing how much media control they have. The cat is out of the bag. Not only will the books not help the Palaces control the narrative but will actually make them look worse. No one will read or buy the books but the excerpts will fly around social media with the receipts that debunk them.

    The palaces have lost control. Though they tried there was no denying the racist coverage Meghan experienced and that they did not defend or protect her in anyway. The only fig leaf they had left was the how much they PERPETRATED all the abuse against her. That’s now gone as well.

    • windyriver says:

      This is an interesting thought. TQ passing when she did was very inconvenient for these “authors”, and their palace cronies. This last week they’ve been trying to walk back some of the nastiness that was dumped on the Sussexes during the funeral period; all these books coming out make it look instead like a further pile on. And now, what’s going on is obvious to more people, who weren’t paying much attention before.

  32. N. says:

    This latest volley from them was nauseating because it’s so patently RACIST. “Very much not a racist family”, while knowing that this is their tactic with Meghan, to not help her and to accuse her of pre-planned theatrics so she’d have an excuse to leave and say she was not helped?????? They are going to extreme crazy lengths to paint her as an evil manipulator but it makes them look more racist, scary and abusive BY THE DAY. Please, H & M – never go back. Run.

  33. ThisWitchIsntDead says:

    Interestingly, coercive control is a criminal offense in the UK. And the palace is hitting ALL THE ABUSIVE TACTICS. I’m really concerned for Meghan and Harry and their children. Harry was right. They really won’t stop until she’s dead. What is it going to take? Enough is enough is enough!

  34. WiththeAmerican says:

    Why is the daily beast publishing this toxic inciting crap?

  35. Nic919 says:

    I love how a whole family who makes others bow and curtsey to them and be called your royal highness is not considered narcissistic but it’s the married in woman who asks staff to do their job that gets called that.

    • Christine says:

      Seriously, I am raging that they were all so baffled when Meghan asked for help from HR, because HR is for staff, not the family….who spend all day, every day, telling us how important the “working” royals are.

      Which is it? Is the monarchy vital to the U.K., and if not, why are they receiving welfare to complete “duties” that an entire system of government is set up to support?

      If the “family”, the “working” part of that “working royals” drum they are constantly banging, needs help in any way, that is a step too far?!

      Does anyone, in any of the palaces, get how absolutely nonsensical they are? You aren’t gossiping about someone who came to work and asked a co-worker if they could borrow a tampon, Meghan was pleading for her life.

  36. Sue E Generis says:

    Let’s run with this madness for a sec. So they knew they were being played by a vicious, narcissistic sociopath who was terrorizing the monarchy and they did nothing? They were aware that this Jason Vorhees sibling was setting them up and they didn’t bother to create a solid paper trail in their defense? Wouldn’t now be a fantastic time to reveal at least ONE of these horrific acts in detail? I mean, after all, Meghan is a dangerous lunatic and they are completely innocent bystanders that did nothing wrong.

  37. Qtpi says:

    This weekend in particular I felt like the gloves REALLY came off. The Queen is gone and buried so let’s let ‘er rip. Headline after headline. My God.

    • sparrow says:

      Yep. What happened of course is how welcomed H&M were by most of the British public during the funeral. Their grace has been missed. They had such poise. And that general shift in mood has put the wind up Charles, William and Kate. The fears re Harry’s book must be hitting an all time high for that family. Perfect timing for getting a blow in first with multiple bullying accusations.

    • Becks1 says:

      Well, its worth pointing out again, as @B mentioned above, that these are excerpts from a book, a book that was written months ago and planned to be released now anyway. this is about getting ahead of Harry’s memoir, not about the Queen being gone.

  38. Wow! The slander land lies against Meghan are terribly horrible, incredible and shameful. She must be made of steel to withstand and overcome all these lies. Fight Meghan !

  39. Vanessa says:

    We’re all supposed to believe that a woman who have stellar reputation with in her career from coworker to staff to Pa on set talk about how great she is how kind she is and professionally. But the moment she married Harry she turn into a rage fuel bully the staff that supposed to work with her are leaking unflattering names about her . Being disrespectful toward her helping the British media drive her toward suicide thoughts. We’re all supposed to believe that Meghan is the bully but a staffers who worked for Meghan called up the media to leak unflattering stories about her make funny of her but but Meghan is the bully not a Victim of the palace the royal family the British media in a attempt to destroy her .

  40. TheOriginalMia says:

    These people are monsters. Plan and simple. The nerve to suggest Meghan lied about her mental health troubles to set the Firm up. Ugh. I wish Harry would rewrite that damn book and expose all of these racists. He owes these people nothing. They want to hound Meghan into the grave.

  41. Over it says:

    And yet,even though they claimed to have done everything to make her feel welcome and accepted, not once did anyone in that family or firm, ask the media to stop. Stop the smear, stop the abuse, stop the racism, stop the gaslighting, stop just f-ing stop all of it.
    They don’t see her as human, they see her as some kind of insect that they can crush anytime they want . To be so dismissive of a pregnant woman and the suffering she was going through, it takes a special kind of hell to hold these people. Everyone in that palace got protection except for the black one. Kate and her wiglets and Botox, William and his unhinged rage,Charles and Camilla and their affairs. Sophie and her tapes. Yet there was not one member of that vile family that could stand up and say please lay off the pregnant woman in her most vulnerable time,
    This makes me so sad, so hurting for Meghan and Harry .
    I don’t see how harry and Meghan can’t be in intense therapy sessions after the hell tht has been put on them these last few weeks. Harry words continue to ring true, they won’t stop until she is dead.

  42. sparrow says:

    One of the lowest blows has been the reveal that the queen had a problem with Meghan and a white wedding dress. Urghh. Talk about trying to make a bride feel like some kind of harlot. This “revelation” should inspire disgust at the queen’s outdated pettiness, rather than anger at Meghan’s behaviour. You want to wear white for your second wedding? Sociopath!

    • Mary says:

      This bit and the story that the Queen had an issue with Meghan wanting to wear a veil at her second wedding is old news. This was revealed around the same time that the tiara story came out. I think the leak on these stories was Angela Kelly (who I think was Valentine Low’s source for the tiara story). Much of these new revelations is rehashing of old gossip.

      • sparrow says:

        Thanks, Mary. I like a bit more info because sometimes I pick up one bit – the tiara I knew – but I didn’t know about the dress. I am new to my anger on that issue! I’m really hoping this Low book doesn’t sell, but it will. Just as Bower’s did – his hit the best seller list as you’ll know despite readers saying there was nothing new in it.

    • Lady D says:

      I don’t think she said it, or if she did, it was to someone she thought she could trust to keep their mouth shut. I don’t believe the ‘recollections may vary’ line came from her either.

    • Tessa says:

      Camilla wore a white Dress and matching hat at the registry wedding where is the outrage she was divorced and it was her second marriage

    • equality says:

      Fun fact: Queen Victoria is the one who popularized brides wearing white. Previously royal brides wore red and there was scandal about her white dress because it was considered a mourning color. Blue was actually more associated with purity. The white was supposed to show off wealth because a poor woman wouldn’t wear a special dress in such an easily stained color. Veils (in gentile tradition) supposedly originated with the Romans and the use was to disguise the bride from evil spirits. They all can lose me with the bride having to wear things that show her virginal status until they come up with something that shows the groom’s status. Did TQ object to Kate wearing white since she and Will lived together before marriage? Isn’t fornication as bad as divorce in the COE?

  43. Lady Digby says:

    How Low can you go? Once it was just Kate she was wrongly accused of reducing to tears, now its her female staff members when White savior Willy enquiries how M is treating them?!! This is preposterous crap has M as Mrs Evil prowling around the office to shout at staff . The 11 days of mourning revealed the truth; more bullying of them by courtiers and RF and constant leaking to the press whilst the couple behaved impeccably knowing it will be the last time they return to the viper’s nest.

  44. tamsin says:

    Does anyone know who are the main publishers of these trash royal books and how many copies are actually sold? Do they make most of their money through excerpts in the tabloids? Or are the tabloids actually the publishers? I’m just too lazy to get the exact titles to look up the publishers. It just seems strange that these authors seem to be able to say so many slanderous things with impunity. Don’t they have a legal department check things? Or are they hoping for lawsuits to sell their books and expect the publishers to cover their legal fees? I’m seriously wondering how this whole “industry” of writing gossip books about the British royals works?

  45. L4Frimaire says:

    All of these books are blurring into one another, but to basically say she was asking for it is incredibly wrong. So the so-called problem had left, removed themselves, but they’re still going on about it years later. They know Harry isn’t goin to return and just slot into that system as before. If Meghan cloistered herself, they’d still be harping on her. Look at the funeral coverage— so much about it was centered on Meghan and Harry. Everything they do is examined down to the microsecond. I just don’t understand how they think this is being helpful.

    • JRenee says:

      This and so much more. I even saw some preposterous video on YouTube that claimed she used some theatrical item to induce tears, WTF? That she used the wrong leg to curtsy, just anything to be critical….I mean anything.
      Lots of people called it out, but how bitter and ignorant must one be to even create these types of videos?

      I wish them good mental health and to live their best lives!

  46. Just Me says:

    Palace and Puppets: Calumny is the name you wear and you will deservedly reap what you sow!

  47. Concern Fae says:

    I’m really hoping there is a business school writing a case using this as an example of terrible management. Or HR Professional* or some other business magazine.

    Meghan seemed to not have learned one of the first lessons of corporate life – HR is not your friend. They are there to cover the asses of the people at the top. If helping you serves this purpose, great. If not, they will do you dirty every time. I’m doing a business degree currently and the HR course made me sick. “We are aligned with top management to make sure the resources of the organization are serving management’s goals.” Ick.

    Having worked at a university with totally separate support systems for the faculty and staff, I do understand HR saying we don’t support you. What shows that this is a terrible organization is that HR, when contacted by Meghan didn’t (in a gentility approved manner) yell at whoever does coordinate medical care for the members of the family. If you are handed a problem you can’t solve, pass it off to someone who can.

    This whole shitshow reminds me of why I stay away from prestigious nonprofits. They tend to be terribly run.

    *made up name, but I’m sure there are several magazines serving the field.

    • Well Wisher says:

      A proper manager is keenly aware that he has two readily available tools at his disposal: the carrot or the stick.

      Along with clear demarcation of job titles delineated list of duties.
      ( Where did the Duchess fit in the administrative system of KP, BP and/or St James Palace? If ever?)
      Was she provided with sufficient information as to where she should go to seek help? etc

      The emphasis must be placed on the mission statement, what it represent.

      Looking from the outside, it seem like the presence of Duchess of Sussex was deemed an irritant,a bad problem
      that evoked a mindless, terrible solution.
      Her mere existence was an imposition.
      This is simply their exasperation that she chose to not remain silenced.

  48. Banga says:

    DARVO in action.

    Deny, attack, reverse victim and offender.

    The playbook of every abuser.

  49. Melissa says:

    Holy crap. Accusing her of FAKING feeling suicidal? I have no words here. It’s a really good thing she was rescued from that hellish place.

  50. SourcesclosetoKate says:

    Ah, they are projecting

  51. QuiteContrary says:

    The “claim that she had considered suicide.” The CLAIM????
    They are actually asserting that Meghan used suicidal ideation as a strategy????
    The BaRF can take its professed concern for mental health and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine.
    This is disgusting. Just infuriating.

    PSA in the U.S.: Call 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline if you need help.

  52. Aiglentine says:

    Instagrammer Jessica Reed Kraus does good work digging into the Epstein/Maxwell web of connections, but then turns around and takes the media at face value on the Sussexes, noting a “growing disdain” for them. No, just tabloids full of crap as usual. Just the same papers that covered for people she admires and people she’s digging into.

  53. MikeB says:

    So royal staff called Meghan a “narcissistic sociopath” two mental disorders requiring a professional diagnosis. Without the qualifications to make such a diagnosis palace staff have been allowed to make such claims, unhindered, to the likes of Valentine with the sole intention of smearing Meghan. The fact that allegedly so many former and present employees talked to Valentine there must have been approval from the top, that is William. Valentine was the first to break the bullying claims against Meghan, he probably though he had an inside track for information about the investigation and was disappointed when it was released. Valentine has really expanded on his original story of bullying. Other than an original statement from her lawyers Meghan has never responded to all of the claims, surely it’s time for her to respond in some way? these people cannot continue to smear her the way they do.

  54. jferber says:

    I could be wrong, but the “narcissistic sociopath” seems to have come from William, pejoratives in line with “that bloody woman.” Of course, it’s William that is a narcissistic sociopath, so he can diagnose it in himself, and then project it onto Harry’s wife (who stole human possession Harry from him). It all makes sense psychologically if your thing is abnormal psychology and it certainly is William’s, future Mad King Billy.

  55. Athena says:

    Wow. So a black woman can’t possible have any feelings. She tells them she’s suicidal, she needs help and the response is we don’t believe you , you’re faking it. Unreal.

    The white people are so gentile, so civil and the black woman the total opposite. They had no idea how to deal with someone who was so unlike them. Do these people hear themselves?

    She wanted to be rejected! She wanted to be abused! Isn’t that was abusers say. A person beating a spouse would tell them they’re asking for it, they brought it on themselves. I cannot fathom what Meghan has gone through, the fact that these people are still out here trying to justify their behavior is shocking. It has not occurred to any of them still that their behavior may have been criminal.

    • Tessa says:

      I see so often the contention that she asked for it I see this same nasty spin about diana that she knew what she was getting into when she said yes to Charles proposal not blaming Charles for proposing and Meghan should have known about what bridal attendants should wear. This is a horrible family

  56. BeanieBean says:

    This is all so vile, a new low. She brought it on herself? They’re really going with that? She wanted to be abused? I hope they all find out what the ninth circle of hell is like.

  57. ML says:

    Interesting that the palace opened a bullying probe on Meghan and NO ONE else. First off, well before Meghan ever set foot in the UK, several members of the RF have been accused of the behavior Meghan supposedly used against staff, namely Charles, Andrew, and William. Considering how long those men have been members of the BRF, they should have been investigated well before Meghan was. Period. Next, bullying is abhorrent, but not illegal while harassment is. Harkening back to the Oprah interview, I would not be surprised if Meghan could sue these people for harassment, but has chosen not to. https://www.gov.uk/workplace-bullying-and-harassment

    • Tigerlily says:

      @ML so true. Especially with regard to Andrew. His hissy fits over teddy bear placement aren’t the worst I’ve heard about him and staff.