The Sun apologized for Jeremy Clarkson’s vile column & the Sussexes responded

Two Saturdays ago, The Sun published a column by Jeremy Clarkson, a column in which he shared his violent, misogynistic hatred for the Duchess of Sussex and openly fantasized about stripping her naked and parading her down the street so people could throw feces at her. Clarkson wrote that everyone in his generation feels the same way about Meghan. It was especially notable because just a few days before his violent screed was published, Clarkson had enjoyed a Christmas lunch with Queen Camilla, Judi Dench and Piers Morgan. The connection to Queen Camilla didn’t get unnoticed, although Buckingham Palace refused to reject Clarkson or his column, and palace officials even made a point of complaining about people associating Clarkson’s column with the Camilla lunch. Well, on Christmas Eve, the Sun finally “apologized” for publishing Clarkson’s nasty column:

In last Saturday’s Sun, Jeremy Clarkson wrote a comment article about the Duchess of Sussex. It provoked a strong response and led to a large number of complaints to IPSO, the independent press regulator.

In a tweet earlier this week, Jeremy said he had made a “clumsy reference to a scene in Game of Thrones”, which had “gone down badly with a great many people” and he was “horrified to have caused so much hurt”. He also said he will be more careful in future.

Columnists’ opinions are their own, but as a publisher, we realise that with free expression comes responsibility. We at The Sun regret the publication of this article and we are sincerely sorry.

The article has been removed from our website and archives. The Sun has a proud history of campaigning, from Help for Heroes to Jabs Army and Who Cares Wins, and over 50 years of working in partnership with charities, our campaigns have helped change Britain for the better. Working with our readers, The Sun has helped to bring about new legislation on domestic abuse, provided beds in refuges, closed harmful loopholes in the law and empowered survivors of abuse to come forward and seek help. We will continue to campaign for good causes on behalf of our readers in 2023.

[From The Sun]

The Sun is using their charitable campaigns as some kind of excuse or cover for platforming violent misogyny is pretty disgusting, even more so when you consider that Queen Camilla is also a self-styled anti-gender-violence advocate too. Camilla wouldn’t lift a finger to even show some verbal support to her husband’s daughter-in-law. Anyway, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex read the Sun’s bullsh-t apology and they made a statement about it too:

A spokesperson for Meghan Markle is speaking out about a “deeply misogynist” article that media personality Jeremy Clarkson wrote about the Duchess of Sussex for The Sun.

In a statement provided to PEOPLE, a spokesperson for Meghan Markle blasts the outlet’s apology: “The fact that the Sun has not contacted The Duchess of Sussex to apologize shows their intent. This is nothing more than a PR stunt.”

“While the public absolutely deserves the publication’s regrets for their dangerous comments, we wouldn’t be in this situation if The Sun did not continue to profit off of and exploit hate, violence and misogyny. A true apology would be a shift in their coverage and ethical standards for all. Unfortunately, we’re not holding our breath.”

[From People]

Yep. The Sun didn’t apologize to Meghan publicly or privately. Neither did Queen Camilla or Buckingham Palace. And yes, the Sun profits on hate, violence and misogyny. Camilla clearly feels like the Clarkson debacle wasn’t worth defending Meghan. Harry is currently suing the Sun too, which I’m sure was a factor in how the Sun handled all of this.

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  1. Lolo86lf says:

    Queen Cowzilla I mean Cowmilla I mean Camilla should really be ashamed of herself for breaking bread with hateful misogynists who hate Meghan. This is all her fault.

    • Honora says:

      It’s the man who did it ´s fault though. She’s not even his partner, spouse, or boss. The man made a choice to write such a thing, which is sick, violent and not funny, and doesn’t sound at all like a woman’s voice. I get that people don’t like Camilla for valid reasons but no woman is at fault for mr Jeremy’s actions, he did it all by himself.

      • New.Here says:

        @HONORA +1

        Exactly! The columnist wrote this, and so is responsible for his words. The Sun is responsible for publishing this, and spreading hate and gender based violence. QC Camilla is responsible for the company she keeps and for not responding in any way to this. Her silence = collusion and violence.

      • Kingston says:

        Cowmilla sanctioned it, tho. Are u srsly trying g to absolve her of any culpability in this shameful episode
        Why do u think clarkson so boldly said “everyone in my age grp feels exactly the same.” Cowmilla, Judi Dench piss m0r0n….they are all of a piece. These excuses for human beings hv shown us who they are. Now it’s our responsibility as decent human beings to stop giving them the benefit of doubt.

      • Tan says:

        I’ve got enough to hold both him the writer and messenger of his bulls*t writing and her as the person who sanctioned his hit piece, as part of the royal fam who’d rather spend taxpayers money and blame Meghan rather than u know rule and even try a small stab at prevented further violence towards women.

      • B says:

        @Honora – The partner thing is even iffy. I know a woman who’s husband is quite the specimen. As it turned out, he had lied about important things during a hasty courtship, then also they were from a country where women’s rights in divorce are significantly worse than they are here in the US, and she desperately loved their kids. Also she had a serious medical condition that periodically needed significant funds to support. All he needed to do to keep her on the chain was to periodically spend some time back home, and periodically take the kids earlier than she was going to go. If she got out of line, he could have started proceedings in the home country. He was something else, but she got a pass in my eyes.

      • Honora says:

        B: the way I expressed it was unclear. Actually even when it is the female partner or wife being blamed (like Georgina with Harvey Weinstein the sex predator or bill Cosby’ s wife ) I don’t like that. You can dislike someone for staying with a dirty old rapist, but they are still NOT the perpetrator. The fault is with the person who did the action, not the woman who was his wife or even his assistant. Blame the man.

      • Sugarhere says:

        @Honora, @Lolo86LF: I’m afraid you’re missing the point. Both the Machiavellian instigator and her keyboard hit man belong to the same organized crime institutional conspiracy to have the Duchess of Sussex lynched, raped, and eventually murdered. Both belong to a category of entitled people who are fundamentally incapable of envisioning that constructive feedback and criticism can also be directed at them. Both belong to a category of untouchables whose trouble-shooting abilities are limited to verbal obliteration (Meghan) or physical obliteration (Diana).

        That uncivilized pack have never heard of compromise through dialogue, of mutual understanding, or of acknowledgment of personal fault: the Royals and their sycophants are alien to the realm of rational conversations and dialects and minimal agreeableness in the midst of conflict-based situation: they expect people of color to bow, crawl and grovel on their knees before them, or simply die. Therefore, it doesn’t matter who started the hate process and who executed it. Camilla Parker-Bowles, Susan Hussey, Catherine Middleton, all belong to the same lineage of envious, racist co-conspirators. I personally do not discriminate between egotistical monsters.

        The fact that the apology is solely directed at the public and not at the victims themselves reads as “sorry the hate diarrhea we served you doesn’t sit well with your oversensitive stomachs. We stand by our menu, though.” A perfunctory apology without a shred of an apology? I’ve never heard of such a Christmas miracle, unless this faux apology is customized to add insult to endangerment. In any case, this is a good omen for the Sussex lawsuit against the Sun, as it evidences a pattern of retaliation and malfeasance meted out to daunt those speaking against the Royals’ ritualistic abuse.

      • Lady D says:

        Bill Cosby’s wife watched young teenage girls stumble through her living room, crying, bleeding, and stoned on something foreign to them. She deserves a seat a Bill’s table in Purgatory.

      • DK says:

        @Honora, Camilla is not to blame for Clarkson writing the article. But just as the Sun’s editors, publishers, etc., are responsible for *publishing* his violent screed and giving it a platform, Camilla is responsible for her silence: silence is complicity.

        And Camilla’s “silence” is particularly loud, because she did speak up to defend *herself* against what she felt were distasteful statements in the media regarding her friendship with Clarkson, but she specifically chose to remain silent against worse-than-distasteful statements against Meghan by her friend Clarkson.
        If she’s going to complain/explain about the article at all, as she did, then she has no leg to stand on to argue that she was silent on the content of the article because the BRF doesn’t complain/explain.

        And to the argument that the partners of rapists shouldn’t be blamed, who do you think intentionally looks away and allows these things to occur? Who do you think gives legitimacy to these monsters, by being their “he’s such a good family man, he could never do such a thing?” arm candy? Or supports the tired old “he’s never harmed me, therefore it’s impossible he harmed these other women” argument?

        Yes, sure, there are women who are truly hoodwinked by their partner and have no idea. And others who are also abused by their partner and are thus cannot speak out safely themselves.

        But there are just as many – and your example of Georgina, Weinstein’s wife, is absolutely one of them – who know, at best, that the rumors exist and choose not to learn the truth. And at worst, know the truth but since they benefit from their silence, through their own inaction they allow their partner to continue to harm others. If Georgina had stood up against Weinstein from the first rumor she heard, how many people could she have prevented from being harassed or raped?

        Likewise, Camilla, who through her own positioning as a champion for ending violence against women, knew exactly what the outcome of Clarkson’s article about Meghan could entail. Just as she knew exactly what the outcome of Fulani speaking out against experiencing racism at Camilla’s event would lead to.

        Camilla **chose** silence anyway.

        There is a lot of aiding and abetting, or providing cover, by partners, friends and family (see today’s CB article on Meghan Thee Stallion’s shooter, for further examples), and they should absolutely be considered part of the problem, too.

        Narrowly assigning blame to only the direct perpetrator, and not those who allow harm to happen, continues to allow such violence to flourish.

      • Sunz says:

        @ Honora-

        Jeremy Clarkson was documented on video employing the use of the n-word 2014.

        It was reported on everywhere, including in the American press.

        I find it highly unlikely Camilla is unaware of Clarkson’s racist history.

        Per Jeremy Clarkson in Camilla’s 2022 documentary ‘Camilla’s Country Life’, he and Camilla enjoy a “close friendship”.

        Camilla, and only Camilla, is responsible for who she chooses to call friend and with who she has chosen to associate (like Piers Morgan)

        I take Camilla and Charles’ (The Firm’s) deafening silence as tacit approval of Jeremy Clarkson’s (and Piers Morgan’s) misogynoirist behavior and actions towards the Sussex family.

      • Tessa says:

        Well he still said vile things about Meghan and Camilla did not publicly condemn it. Jeremy’s daughter was not at the event and still condemned what he said. No free passes for Camilla imo

    • AnnaKist says:

      Camila will never apologise. She is not a fan of other women. When and where any males are concerned, Camila needs to be the centre of attention. Kate is the exception. Height is obsequious and lazy, and Camila w already knows how to manipulate her. Plus, if Charles dies first, Kate will immediately take over her position. She needs to look after Kate so Kate will eventually look after her.

    • equality says:

      Charles wasn’t at the lunch either but I think there is plenty of blame to spread to him also for never once making any sort of comeback to any of the racism and misogyny spread to Meghan.

    • SIde Eye says:

      @DK your entire post was spot on. Thank you.

    • Peachy says:

      Clarkson may have felt he had Camilla’s approval (a d probably did) but he is the one who wrote the article. Those foul and violent fantasies came from his psyche. He’s to blame.

  2. ThatsNotOkay says:

    The response from the Sussex spokesperson was spot on. They didn’t apologize to the one person who deserves it most, nor vow to do better and cease operating in such lowbrow spaces and yellow journalism. Thus, this “apology” was hollow and simply done for publicity points. Meghan should now join Harry’s lawsuit against them, if their causes of action align somehow.

    Moving forward, anyone who reads the Sun is anti-woman, anti-Black, and a dangerous apologist of those things.

  3. Amy Bee says:

    The Sun apologised to the public but not the victim. I suspect the Sun is trying to avoid another lawsuit as well as trying to protect Camilla. If the Sun was truly an advocate against domestic violence this piece would not have been published in the first place. Absolutely no one should be taking Camilla seriously as an anti-domestic violence advocate.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      The scum has never been a true advocate for women. They are the paper of page 3 girls and reporters that hound women, particularly black women for just being women. Camilla is also no advocate. Let us not forget how she colluded to gaslight an abuse a 19 year old when she was in her 30s.

  4. Elizabeth Regina says:

    The only reason the scum issued a statement (not an apology IMHO) is because of the unexpected record number of complaints to ipso and the fact that they’ve done more damage to brand UK. They know they can do and say what they like about the Sussexes and the RF will be firmly on their side. KC3 keeps showing himself to be a very poor patriarch and monarch who’d rather pay for his credibly accused brother’s security than his biracial grandchildren’s security.

  5. Nanea says:

    I just love that any variations of Camilla is a bully/racist/liar is somehow always in the trends, and that the #AbolishTheMonarchy one has been trending in the general section (≠personal) constantly since at least when the first Netflix trailer dropped – and I’m on the continent.

  6. Noor says:

    The Sussex statement could have pointed the urgent need to have an independent government funded press regulatory body instead of IPSO which is funded by the press.

    The Sun clearly needs to be regulated as they have failed horribly in their editorial duty to act as gatekeepers.

    • Kingston says:

      Why don’t u call on the lazy good for nothing leftover royals to do that. It’s their country, afterall, not the Sussexes’.

    • Tan says:

      Yes yes it’s all the Sussexes fault, the royal fam esp Camilla couldn’t possible lift a finger to deal with their own sh*t – oh the horror

    • Debbie says:

      @Kingston & @Tan: I’m looking for the “like” button because you’ve both said it all.

  7. Belli says:

    And the palace has still said… nothing. Which says a lot.

    The Sun know they have royal support and their whole operation is based on venom and hatred. They’re not going to change a single thing.

    • SadieMae says:

      It just blows my mind that Charles and Camilla have said *nothing* about this publicly. Of course, I don’t think they care at all if Meghan is threatened and demeaned in the press – probably they agree completely with what Clarkson wrote – but you’d think that if only for PR reasons, they’d issue a statement saying it isn’t OK with them. (And not just because Meghan is their daughter-in-law/stepdaughter-in-law, but because it’s not OK in general to write something like that.)

      My guess is that Camilla, at the luncheon with Clarkson, expressed similar opinions (or agreed with Clarkson’s nasty misogyny toward Meghan) and that if the RF spoke out against Clarkson now, he would expose that she had agreed with him (and possibly even encouraged him to put it in his column). It’s really the only way this silence makes sense. Surely even the people who handle C&C’s PR (who must be the worst PR people on Earth) must see that otherwise it would be a no-brainer to issue a simple statement here.

      • Misah says:

        Sandy Mae, I agree with you 100%. They can’t say anything because (once again) a member of the press holds them on a tight leash. He might even have recorded his conversations at the lunch, for all that Camilla knows (they’d check for recording devices on POC but not on a member of their own ‘class’, a white ‘gentleman’!!).
        I also think that Camilla is the mastermind behind it all, not because she’s a woman and women are to blame, but because of her history with Charles and their personalities.

  8. Carmen says:

    I hope Harry and Meghan told him to stick his fake apology where the sun don’t shine. He didn’t mean a word of it.

  9. Chantal says:

    Their self promotion and refusal to apologize to Meghan, along with the continued radio silence from the BRF are also offensive.

  10. Noor says:

    Furthurmore the 60 MPs who wrote to the Sun demanding that Clarkson be sacked , show how impotent they are since there is no regulation in place

    The editor and publisher of the Sun should be held responsible and accountable for publishing the article. The editor should be sacked and the publisher should be fined

    • First comment says:

      Unfortunately, even bad publicity is still publicity… I couldn’t imagine the amount of clicks that this “article ” had got… so, no need for them to fire the editor for a job well done… 😔😔😔

      • Annalise says:

        First comment- I thought the same thing! That article probably got the Sun more traffic than it’s ever had, at least since the 90s. I’m sure advertisers were ecstatic.

  11. Amy Bee says:

    I think this whole incident has ended any traction for the story that Harry and Meghan want to meet with Royal Family to resolve things. The non response from the Royal Family is proof that they have no intention of protecting Harry and Meghan and that they supported what the Sun did. If this narrative was true Harry and Meghan would have remained silent about the Sun’s “apology”.

  12. JennyJazzhands says:

    After “the article has been removed from our website and archives” it became obvious that this was not about Meghan but about making excuses. It acknowledges that the article is abusive but tries to paint that they aren’t abusers because they do charity.
    It’s giving “I can’t be racist because I have a black friend” energy.

  13. Becks1 says:

    This whole incident just proved H&M right in what they were saying about the palace. Imagine an article like that published about Kate and the outcry that would have resulted from the palace itself. Crickets for Meghan though.

    • Beverley says:

      Precisely right. The performative rage had this been directed at Kkkhate would have been fast and loud from both palaces. Kkkhate is the white FQ, and thus nothing so vile and offensive should ever be uttered regarding her lame, pale Highness.

    • Honey says:

      Just think back to the backlash Hilary Mantel rec’d when she talked about Kate being just a hanger from which clothes hung (or something like that). I think Justin Thoreau even criticized the article.

    • Nic919 says:

      We saw the reaction to the mild comments Hilary Mantel made about kate being a mannequin. They got the PM to respond. And Mantel’s comments were less personal and more about the role of women in the royal family.

      Clarkson is making sexually violent threats specifically against Meghan and nothing is said.

  14. Kat says:

    Perhaps this is too simplistic and some lawyers could weigh in, but could Meaghan not get a restraining order to keep Jeremy Clarkson from writing any more editorials about her? This would surely prove violent intent, or something?

    • QuiteContrary says:

      I doubt such an order is possible. In the US this would be called prior restraint and it would be illegal for a judge to issue it.

      I’m just glad the Sussexes didn’t accept that BS apology.

  15. Honora says:

    I saw his quote here and there many times and I’m still unclear what he was going for.. trying to be funny? Sarcasm? What is the connection to game of thrones and it it clear why he cares so much about Meghan, specifically?

    • Shawna says:

      He’s telling us the truth: he dreams lustfully about violence toward M. It’s horrifyingly simple.

    • Jais says:

      He wasn’t trying to be funny or sarcastic. He wasn’t going for hyperbole or some pop culture reference. He was pretty clear that he wants Meghan naked in the streets so people can yell shame at her. It’s calling for public sexual violence against Meghan . It’s not in any way unclear.

  16. Eurydice says:

    This isn’t an apology at all, not even to the public. All it says is that The Sun regrets that they published the piece, which, well, yeah, they got in trouble for doing it.

  17. Julia K says:

    Where is the apology to Meghan? The Sun are sorry they published it, not sorry for the content. Big difference. There is no apology.

  18. Zazzoo says:

    That was the biggest “we’re sorry you were offended” ever published.

    • Eurydice says:

      They didn’t even say that. Nowhere does their regret extend out to other people. It’s all self-centered regret.

      • KC says:

        1-@ Eurydice, EXACTLY! This was a cover my behind because I’m feeling bad about how I’M being treated for the despicable thing I chose to do to someone else and would do again if I could get away with it!😤. Honestly though, if the theory of KP-BP tension over leaks regarding this and Camilla have any legs to stand on, I wonder if there was some kind of pressure behind the scenes from KC’s people and this was the most they could get the sun to do in light of their symbiotic relationship. I felt so sick for M every time I imagined her reading or hearing such vile, despicable, globally published hate speech about herself. I hope she’s able to find peace away from this family if these nasty attacks continue.

        2-I keep thinking Harry is really out to get the BM and free his family from their clutches. While I root for H&M I’m able to admit they were willing to remain in this institution until they were effectively pushed out and their gripes aren’t about racism in general but about how M was received and mistreated by the family. I think H seeks reconciliation by unshackling them from the media’s bonds. Just my two cents.🤷🏾‍♀️

        3-That article was DISGUSTING! Being owned by the BM or not I’m SURE KP or at least Camilla’s people could have issued a statement. I get that this family toes the line of silence and not commenting but instead planting others to comment or trading stories. I’ll buy that either they were unaware of felt powerless (and probably unmotivated) to comment on Clarkson’s screed. I’m of the belief Camilla wasn’t responsible for Clarkson’s deplorable speech and actions but I’m unconvinced their hands were so tied to the point Camilla’s people couldn’t at least generally condemn violence against women and renew/affirm their advocacy and work on behalf of them. This screams to me both that the current monarchy is outdated and out of touch for the modern day’s social media and public interaction (no comment, stiff upper lip no longer serves them well in this day and age) and affirms that H&M would not have thrived in that environment (abuse aside) these people are firmly planted and stubbornly entrenched in old world antics and I suspect they have no fresh blood in their advisors or the men in grey.☹️

  19. ❌❌❌Tart ❌❌❌ says:

    ‘Everyone in (his) generation’…..,,,,,,,were those the results from a poll he took at the luncheon Queen Consort/Cohort Camilla attended? He has told us how Camilla voted.

  20. Purley Pot says:

    He wrote the article after the luncheon with Camilla. I wonder what they spoke about (you know they had a conversation) for him to fill emboldened to write this garbage.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      These are Camilla’s sentiments too, apparently. That’s why she and all the royals have maintained radio silence (not “dignified silence”) about the column. Clarkson can always start spilling the tea about the conversation at the luncheon, if she criticizes him in any way. Unlike Susan Hussey, he can’t be thrown under the bus, even temporarily. And there’s always the probability that she has no interest in throwing him under the bus and defending her step daughter in law.

      • KC says:

        I suspect at the very least things were said that she didn’t condemn AND the Sun/Clarkson/the BM have dirt on this family that it wasn’t “worth” risking someone who is now so very OUTSIDE the family.

        I didn’t really pay them mind prior to M but did the RF EVER refute or condemn things? I get the feeling they just plant people to give quotes and stick to their never comment policy. I still think someone could have mentioned that behind the scenes KC was incandescent over this disgusting article about his DIL and QC was so very keen to see the Sun choose better topics and be more careful in writing things that affirm women and don’t promote violence. I have a hard time believing either they dislike H&M so much, prioritize the spare and his family so little that it really is open season even when they step on causes they promote, or that the BM have such a tight hold on them but I strongly feel the latter is true, if not all three.🫤

    • Jaded says:

      I’m sure there was much drunken tittering, snickering and bitching around the lunch table about Meghan which, in turn, led to Clarkson’s column. Camzilla’s hypocrisy is off the charts — the royal who champions women’s rights and helping those experiencing domestic violence has actually put her foot deep into this mess yet refuses to make a statement denouncing Clarkson’s foul words. I hope Meghan does sue the Sun.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I’ll take it one step further. I’m willing to bet Clarkson related this little fantasy at that lunch & everyone at his table guffawed, which encouraged him to write it up & get it published.
        And that statement/non-apology is almost verbatim to the email those of us who complained to the Sun received. We all got the self-serving ‘but we do good for charity!’ crapola. The Sun??? Didn’t they invent the Page 3 Girl??

      • Jaded says:

        @BEanieBean — I can totally see this happening and the group gleefully urging him on to put it in his column. They all make me sick.

    • Jais says:

      In the itv doc about Camilla, Clarkson brags about how they love to share ciggies and racy jokes together. Think he meant to say racist. They love to share racist jokes together.

  21. Margaret says:

    I understand, the hatred, coming from people showing inner and outer ugly, Clarkson, cowmilla, levin, moron, Wooton, toxic tom, and his clan, and the the rest of the boring brf, and their a$$ kissers.
    These people are insecure about themselves, and they know why, but if I looked like most of the meghan complainers, I would never open my pie hole. The comparisons says it all.

    • North of Boston says:

      People’s right to speak their minds shouldn’t depend on what they look like.

      What those people are doing is vile. It’s their words and actions and their decisions to keep the company they keep that are awful, not the size of their jowls, the # of wrinkles etc.

    • Debbie says:

      @Margaret: You are 100% right. Their inner ugliness more than shows on the outside.

  22. aquarius64 says:

    Congratulations BM & BRF. You just gave Harry to really come after you when he promotes Spare in January.

  23. Tessa says:

    And great dad Charles just let it happen and probably comforted Camilla since she was being picked on and how people were mean to her. Sickening to see his speech about family.

  24. juli8574 says:

    Let’s not forget the beloved Maggie Smith was in that group

    • AnneL says:

      Ugh, really? I’m not a MS stan by any stretch but that’s still disappointing.

      Hugh Bonneville was there too. I don’t know if Julian Fellowes was but it wouldn’t surprise me if he were. Downton Abbey was always, at heart, a love letter to the “Good Old Days” when the Class System ruled supreme and everyone tugged their forelocks to the Toffs.

      • equality says:

        Downton Abbey was a whitewashed “good old days. The servants did not have it as good as they try to make out.

  25. 3Gatos says:

    Horrible, vile tabloid and person who wrote original article. Disgusting. Not enough and too late. And it’s appalling the king hasn’t come out via minions and condemned the whole thing. It’s despicable. Team Abolish the Monarchy.

  26. Bonsai Mountain says:

    Glad Meghan and Harry did not let them off the hook with that mealymouthed ‘apology’. As Kaiser said, couching it in their charity work just adds an extra layer of disgusting.

    • JD says:

      I hope they sue The Sun and Harry uses this as a prime example of the BS they endured while he promotes Spare. They keep proving him right. And I hope he gives that drunk old hag what she deserves — she has been a proponent of violence against women and can’t have an event without being racist.

  27. tamsin says:

    Addressing the public and not Meghan denies her her humanity. She is an object to be reviled. No words to describe this evil. It is not a PR stunt- it is an exercise in inhumanity.

  28. BW says:

    Camilla’s Violence Against Women and Girls reception was such a sham. She doesn’t support women who are being victimized. She didn’t support Ngozi Fulani who was victimized at the actual reception, and she has never supported Meghan, and she bullied Diana. What a joke Camilla is.

    • Jaded says:

      The good thing coming out of this is that decades of Charles polishing up Camilla’s reputation has failed. You can polish a turd but at a certain point it becomes futile because it’s still a turd as she has made abundantly obvious.

      • JustSaying says:

        It’s interesting to note the timing of the decades of, very expensive, ‘turd polishing’ beginning to show serious cracks though.

        Could it be that there is no longer as much need to impress or convince HMQ, and/or the public, of the side-piece’s worthiness anymore. She’s got the title she’s waited her whole adult life for. The title I think he always promised her she would get one day. She is now the top ranked female in aristoland, will be crowned alongside him in front of millions, and will be forever an official part of RF history as Queen Consort.

        The ultimate goal has been achieved and she’s relaxing her efforts to be the discreet and ‘perfect’ person somewhat now. Basically, she’s reverting to her true (not very nice) self more and more because her and KC simply don’t need to try as hard anymore. There’s no HMQ (or, more likely, HMQ’s household officials) to perhaps insist he keeps the promise he publicly made of Camilla never being styled as ‘Queen’ if they married.

        Basically it’s a fait accompli and imo I think neither of them really care that much anymore what the plebs really think about them.

  29. Vanessa says:

    This is none apologies the sun is not sorry for printing the article Jeremy is not sorry for write a vile disgusting article. This was all just a move made by the sun to 1 avoid any legal issues and 2 to stop the public support for Meghan because this has backfiring big time. The sun and the royalist thoughts this article was there big Flex moment that people would agree with them and laugh at Meghan . Instead there has been since the documentary a lot of people who finally pay attention to the British media and the royals family they have rightfully are getting called out .

    • Jaded says:

      Spot on Vanessa. How do you say this isn’t really an apology without saying this isn’t really an apology. I hope Meghan sues Clarkson and The Sun for libel, because that’s exactly what this is.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Jaded, that may be one of the reasons for the article. Well, other than dehumanizing Meghan AGAIN. If she sues, they get to make even more money and ask for a bunch of useless stuff through discovery in a lawsuit. I think the response from Meghan was perfect.

        I am continually asking myself what the end game is. I know that there are those in the UK who would be thrilled if something happened to Meghan. Having said that, didn’t they also say they want goodwill globally? Isn’t that the (or a) reason for the expensive coronation? This article shows that the UK is left with more people globally viewing the brf and UK negatively. So, what is the end game here? Are they just completely incapable of going after Meghan to their detriment? Do they even care? I truly feel sorry for those who live in the UK and are as much horrified as the rest of the world that their country is being evaluated on the British tabloid media. I can’t imagine how they must feel.

        I wonder if they’re making it as dangerous as possible for Meghan to return to the UK. It may be designed to have Harry attend the coronation alone. The problem with this is that these idiots completely miss the white supremists who consider Harry a race traitor and makes it dangerous for him to be in the UK, too. (Yes, both H&M are at risk wherever they are, but I think the vitriol is much, much worse in printed media in the UK.) I hope H&M place safety before attending the circus in June.

  30. Well Wisher says:

    The Sussexes response resonated.
    Whilst this unpleasant situation has produced some unintended revelations and confirmed suspicions.

    It will be in the public interest to ignore this coarse and crude man, with his sick fantasies, but having the article and previously written attack piece relegated to memory.

    One cannot make him “go away” physically, but he is banished from my psyche.

    In spite of his friends in ‘high’ places, he has constantly continued to display his appallingly bad manners.

    He is:-

    Poorly brought up.

    Improperly raised.

    Finally, terribly uncivilized.

  31. L4Frimaire says:

    Clarkson truly is a loathsome character and Murdoch and his tabloid are a blight. I’m glad the Sussexes called out this non-apology and the Sun’s lack of ethical standards. No damns left to give.

  32. Lisa N says:

    The Sun would have an editorial board, in-house legal, and external legal. The column would have to be vetted through routine editorial processes and a prudent editor would have further vetted such an inflammatory piece with legal. They are supposed to be “professionals” with many levels of review. For such an extreme piece, it is difficult to believe that they were ignorant of the contents of the column or they would not have vetted it. They cannot hide behind “it is just the colonist’s opinion.” They just did not expect the backlash that they received. All of this supports Harry’s explanation of how the media works with the various palace offices, with no consequences for anyone.

  33. Kit says:

    The Sun would never have wrote this Hate piece about Camilla, Kate, Beatrice , so l.agree the papers can write whatever they want about the Kings son his wife and family with no push back and the papers know it !! The Winsdors have shown their hand and the only backing they have now is de Brexit Crowd, the older royalists so are goin be dead in the nxt 10/20 years then what ? ,. I heard they did not reply because it was too vile and disgusting and did not want to give this article any traction!

    Zara and co arrived as she was the Royal association and apparently needs de money, Sophia wants a title, Beatrice wants a job, Kate doesn’t want a divorce, such a loving family !

  34. Lols says:

    It’s such a selfown of the RF to not condemn the disgusting article, even if they privately agree with the hate, sexism, and vileness. They absolutely confirmed every claim of H&M about the RF, Rota and uk tabloids. Worldwide eyes are being opened to the ugly ways and incompetence of the RF. Their time is coming to an end. Sooner than later, and mostly due to their own actions &lack of actions. The Windsors have shown us who they are, just another Trump variety, lol. How embarrassing.

  35. Lols says:

    It’s such a selfown of the RF to not condemn the disgusting article, even if they privately agree with the hate, sexism, and vileness in private. They absolutely confirmed every claim of H&M about the RF , Rota and uk tabloids. Worldwide eyes are being opened to the ugly ways and incompetence of the RF. Their time is coming to and end. Sooner than later, and mostly due to their own actions &lack of actions. The Windsors have shown us who they are, just another Trump variety, lol. How embarrassing.

  36. Annalise says:

    I have a theory about the Clarkson article;
    Some people have suggested that Clarkson didn’t actually write the article, although he was certainly happy to be the face of it. I think this is probably true.
    I think the article was probably a collaboration, and I think the initial idea for it came from the editor of the Sun. I also think it is the Sun editor who “lays awake at night, grinding teeth”. This makes the most sense to me, because nothing had really happened that should have enraged Clarkson, or even Camilla, to that extent. Sure the docuseries had come out, but I think most people agree that the media are the villains of the docuseries. Although I DO think that the docuseries is the reason for the Sun editor’s rage, and that is due to the HUNDREDS of copywritten (😆) photos. Photos that could have made the Sun MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of pounds, and COULD have been theirs, if only they had been given the access. And I think that is also the reason for the timing of the article. The docuseries had just come out, and the tabloids were seeing not only all the photos that they missed out on getting, but knowing that if they want to use any, they have to PAY HARRY AND MEGHAN. 🤣 I think that also explains why the article was approved by the editor. It was HER baby to begin with.

    • Well Wisher says:

      Harry has a pending lawsuit against the sun, he is one of five remaining litigants.
      Allegedly, the tabloid engaged in unprofessional and illegal news gathering pratices that they do not want to be litigated in an open court room.

      They are desperate, but no amount of thuggery or Bower’s book seem to get them to a settlement phase with Harry.

      So they chose to attack someone he genuinely loves.

  37. Saucy&Sassy says:

    Well, one thing is for sure. When next a Windsor comes to America, they will be met with the white supremist MAGAs. Maybe they’ll even get a MAGA hat.

  38. Peachy says:

    Clarkson is garbage. This assault of his on Meghan and others mentioned has been on my mind over the holiday and, while I’m not a vengeful person or a grudge holder, I want to get him so badly! In a non-violent, not illegal manner, of course. Gah! It’s frustrating and that non-apology just added fuel to the internal flame.

  39. Alexis says:

    I wonder what incentives have been given to Clarkson and Weiss to include Meghan in this. It seems that the British Royal family believe that by relentlessly attacking Meghan by whatever means possible is their entitlement. This takes all focus away from delving any deeper into their behavior and history. Making speeches and statements about caring about people everywhere, yet doing very little other than making certain that the concentration is always on pretty pictures of themselves parading around, strutting their stuff and flaunting their immense wealth at every opportunity. Their desperate need to remove the focus away from their actions and their history, is not the behavior of people who have integrity, decency and honesty. Whatever they are trying to hide must be destructively ugly.

  40. Flow says:

    Harry and Meghan should sue The Sun and this guy. This is disgusting and abusive. And also offensive to the public. I’d say the same If It was said about other women of that family though.

    Also this monarchy should be abolished, they are disgusting