Tominey: The Windsors face frosty & hostile receptions in most Commonwealth tours

After staying mysteriously quiet on all things royal for a month or longer, Camilla Tominey has a curious and neo-colonialist piece in the Telegraph this week. While it includes one jab at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, it’s mostly about how the old British Empire has fallen apart at the seams and many countries are either hostile to the British monarchy or completely apathetic towards them. She basically listed a handful of countries and described whether they’re “still loyal” or whether relations are “tricky” or “hostile.” Some highlights:

Canada is tricky: Republican sympathy has also been simmering away in Canada, despite Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pro-monarchy stance, particularly among young Canadians. Trudeau’s Millennial and Gen-Z supporters would like him to press ahead with a referendum to create a Republic of Canada, with polls suggesting that a majority of the electorate would support the replacement of constitutional monarchy by an elected president, although only the separatist Bloc Québécois has actually proposed and voted for abolition in the Canadian parliament.

Canada’s First Nations people: First Nations people have called on the King to renounce the Doctrine of Discovery, the law they claim sanctioned “the colonial possession of Indigenous lands and has justified violence against Indigenous people”. Any imminent royal visit to Canada is inevitably going to have to address this as well as the as yet unsubstantiated claim that indigenous school children were killed and placed in mass graves as part of a “genocidal” plan devised by John A. MacDonald, Canada’s first prime minister. With the Liberals threatening to make it a hate crime to “deny” this alleged mass murder took place – despite there being no supporting evidence of it whatsoever – Canada could prove to be an exceptionally difficult royal nut to crack.

Tominey lists The Bahamas as “hostile”: No sooner had William and Kate arrived in the Caribbean for an eight-day visit in March last year than the Bahamas National Reparations Committee had demanded an apology for slavery. In what was later dubbed a “PR disaster” for the couple, the Caribbean charm offensive was knocked off course by repeated calls for reparations from the Royal family and British Government. In an open letter, the committee wrote: “The people of The Bahamas have been left holding the bag for much of the cost of this extravagant trip. Why are we footing the bill for the benefit of a regime whose rise to ‘greatness’ was fueled by the extinction, enslavement, colonisation, and degradation of the people of this land? Why are we being made to pay again?” Any return to the Bahamas is likely to face a similarly frosty response.

Jamaica is listed as “hostile” as well: William and Kate were met with a lukewarm welcome when they touched down in Kingston to tour Bob Marley’s old neighbourhood of Trench Town, only to be told: “We see no reason to celebrate 70 years of the ascension of your grandmother to the British throne because her leadership, and that of her predecessors, has perpetuated the greatest human rights tragedy in the history of humankind.”

Belize is listed as hostile: William and Kate’s visit to the central American Commonwealth country didn’t get off to the best start when they were forced to cancel their first engagement following opposition from villagers who cited a range of issues including objections to their helicopter landing site. The couple were scheduled to tour a cacao farm in the Maya Mountains but had to divert after residents in the Indian Creek area complained to Flora and Fauna International, a conservation organisation of which William is a royal patron. Amid reports tensions had mounted over the “meaning of consent in the context of communal land rights, rights to lands that were expunged in the colonial period by the British”, the chair of Indian Creek village, Sebastian Shol, told journalists: “We don’t want them to land on our land, that’s the message that we want to send. They could land anywhere, but not on our land.”

The woke royals: Even the wokest royals can run into trouble overseas. When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex toured South Africa in 2019 they were criticised for their insensitivity after Meghan opined to ITV’s Tom Bradby: “Not many people have asked if I’m okay” after visiting a township of the world’s poorest people.

[From The Telegraph]

She couldn’t help herself with that line about Meghan, who was at the time only five months postpartum and about six months from the darkest moment of her life (when she was suicidal), having been targeted by one of the most disgusting national hate campaigns for more than a year. I guess Tominey missed the fact that Meghan and Harry’s African tour was successful, as was their South Pacific Tour the year before. Meghan and Harry were the international assets to the institution, and the Commonwealth countries watched as the first woman of color in the royal family was smeared, denigrated, harassed, tormented and exiled. That’s a factor here as well, it was a real turning point for many people who had previously been supportive or lukewarm about the crown. As for William and Kate leaving a legacy of hostility to the crown in every Caribbean nation they visited in 2022… lol. God, their Caribbean Flop Tour was amazing, just flop after flop after flop. It went so badly that all of the countries they visited are all going to ghost the crown.

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  1. Tessa says:

    Those weird expressions the scarlett outfit and she and William colonial rule outfits standing.

    • Tessa says:

      Standing up in the land rover. The two look so bad.

      • SarahLee says:

        I still can’t comprehend what royal staffer agreed to that Rover photo op. You can look at the same post from Elizabeth and Phillip and recognize it is from a different time – doesn’t make it right or good, but it just was a different time. Now, however, when we are FAR more aware of optics and consequences of history – to dress up and try to replay a moment from decades ago and think it will play well? Just absurdly tone deaf.

      • seaflower says:

        I don’t think it was just a royal staffer. WanK would have had to sign it off. I can just see those two delusional twits thinking they will get the same adulation as Lizzie, without thinking for a minute that times have changed.

      • TheWigletOfWails says:

        @sarahlee it wasn’t a staffer. This gruesome twosome copy anything they think will give them positive PR. They were just too stupid to realize that it’s 2022 and a lot of people from the commonwealth countries don’t have the same “fond memories” of Lizzy so colonialist cosplay reminding them of a terrible time in their history is a no-no.

      • Becks1 says:

        What I can’t get over with the land rover colonial cosplay is that they didnt pivot. by that point the tour was already a disaster, they were already getting criticized, there was already pushback, and they doubled down and went ahead with that event. NO ONE on their team said “heyyyy maybe we should rethink how we’re going to do this”???

      • Christine says:

        They flew the land rover over from the U.K. They were that dedicated to this colonial cosplay. A bunch of people had to sign off for any of this to happen, and no one found it a big fucking disaster.

    • Ash says:

      I wasnt royal watching at the time but when I saw the photo of her in that Gone with the Wind dress I was genuinely shocked. I now understand she’s just a racist, tone deaf, bully who intentionally does this, as does the rest of that family.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      That top photo is just awful – its her patronising look. She also looks like a fembot who’s latest upgrade stalled.

      • Ginni says:

        @Digital Unicorn “She also looks like a fembot who’s latest upgrade stalled” 😂😂😂😂 Thank you for the laughs!!

      • Christine says:

        I call this her BuffyBot look, the head tilt is identical to what Sarah Michelle Gellar did in sex bot form. Ditto the vacant eyes.

      • Kristin says:

        Lol, that’s exactly what I said the first time I saw that picture. I think I said something along the lines of, “Kate looks like a malfunctioning fembot. I half expect bullets to start flying out of her tits”, lol.

      • EveV says:

        You said it better than me, but I CANNOT get over that top photo. The weird head tilt, just staring ahead. The fact that she really thinks she look interested just from tilting her head… these two need a huge reality check. I went from not really liking Kate and Will’s work ethic to being totally disgusted by the two of them, after the way they treated Harry and Meghan!

        And I don’t remember push back from Meghan saying that. If there was push back, it was specifically from the British media because anybody with one eye and a functioning brain cell could clearly see what she was referring to.

    • Nic919 says:

      This is the same couple who thought it was fun to be carried in on the shoulders of persons of colour. But that was their first tour and the media didn’t really show the photos or else tried to say “it was a tradition”. Charles was smart enough to not do that when he visited a few years later.

      So of course they thought this colonizer drive by would be appreciated too.

    • roooth says:

      Anyone else notice #CamillaTomineyIsALiar went silent when #SadLittleDan Wootton’s perverted crimes got outted? Tominey had no problem frequently being on TV with Wootie, spreading her hate and lies, but as soon as Dan’s perversions got outted, Camilla, along with most of the royal rats, suddenly are all: Dan who??

      Apparently being a pervert is a requirement for royal sycophants – they are just like all the royal pervs

    • Lindaloos says:

      I think Camilla , nor any of the other tabloids nor Wank still get it , that we don’t want them anymore

  2. YeahRight says:

    They need to take a hint and stay at home were they belong. They don’t need to come to America either They were booed out of Boston and Willy’s solo visits barely got noticed.

    • JT says:

      Exactly. They need to stop all of those tours and focus on their own country. If you’re getting a chilly reception every where you go, take the hint. Pretend we don’t exist in America. Apathy is their friend. Stop reminding people how much they dislike you. It’s like Tominey came so close to saying stay the f*ck home but didn’t.

    • Taytanish says:

      What the f is this Toomean woman mean by “Any imminent royal visit to Canada is inevitably going to have to address this as well as the as yet unsubstantiated claim that indigenous school children were killed and placed in mass graves as part of a “genocidal” plan devised by John A. MacDonald, Canada’s first prime minister.”? These ARE NOT unsubstantiated claims!! These British racists continue to try to Britsplain away and refuse to take responsibility for Britain’s enslaving, mass murdering and plundering of indigenous people wherever they colonized. The mass murders of Canadian indigenous First Nations children of Canada are no longer unsubstantiated claims but rather verified acts of cruelty and death that our Canadian indigenous children (and First Nations people in general) were subjected to and suffered at the hands of the British. This Tominey woman is absolutely insane, trying to deny that there is no evidence of the mass murders.

      • Roop says:

        @Taytanish, I came here to say the same. I hope that the Canadian press picks up on this article and has a field day destroying Tominey.

        She didn’t bother to learn ANYTHING about Canadian history before writing that sh!t. Those claims are absolutely substantiated, the bodies of children buried in unmarked graves at residential schools are constantly being dug up. It’s horrifying.

        I’m so furious that Tominey is able to get away with making these claims in British publications, and that the public in the UK might actually believe her.

      • TheFarmer'sWife says:

        Unsubstantiated? Tell that the families of the children who were taken by the RCMP and forced to attend these “schools”. The ramifications of such a move, one aimed solely at killing the “native” from the inside and the outside, are still being felt within First Nation communities and will be for generations to come. Imagine being taken from your parents, your hair cut, your clothes changed, your language forbidden, everything that makes you “you” said to be wrong and bad and only by believing in someone else’s god are you going to be saved from yourself. And if words don’t work, repeated physical violence just might! No proof? Really? Read an actual Canadian newspaper like the Tyee or watch the CBC news. The royal family and their supporters need to stop pretending/believing they are still something to look up to. Side Chick tells you in pictures everything you need to know about them.

      • Jaded says:

        I found Toenail’s comment contemptible. There are many First Nation’s people alive today who have been interviewed on TV about the hell they went through in residential schools, how they were taken away from their families and abused horribly. They were forced to basically give up their entire culture and still suffer the traumatic after effects to this day. Tominey needs to read up on the history of Canadian residential schools before making asinine comments like this.

      • Lucy says:

        What a heinous bitch. The Canadian Indian school grounds have been found to have thousands of children buried in them, and they haven’t investigated them all yet. This is exactly how these people sleep at night, pretending it didn’t happen or that they’re just no way to know. On the one hand, there’s facts and anecdotal evidence, and in the other, a long dead whit guy history books think is great.

      • michyk says:

        @Taytanish-i COULD NOT believe she actually wrote that. besides being factually wrong, she evinced absolute zero empathy for the tragedy that occured. also i had no idea that monarchy had not renounced the doctrine of discovery. when the catholic church is more up to date on global sensitivities than you are, maybe you should take note. this whole thing is awful and tragic.
        like what is even her game plan here?

      • Bellaluna McKenzie says:

        Her writing about Canadian politics, especially the mention of Quebec’s, rattled me…and I no longer live in my birth province (I live in the US now).

        She needs to keep to information about HER turf, and leave everyone else off her condescending mouth/mind. 0 ethics, 0 f*ck all to give about doing research ahead of time. She is pathetic and infuriating.

        Canada wanting a president? I’m sorry, but no. The way the political system is designed right now has worked for decades. USA might be a ‘mighty’ political force in the world, but their system is not adored to the point of replication everywhere.

      • equality says:

        Presidential system of gov’t might or might not be what Canadians want, but it is right now the most common form of gov’t in the world. I don’t know about “adored”, but hopefully it is working for those who have replicated.

      • SophieJara says:

        Thank you YES. These claims have enormous evidence. In addition to thousands of survivors and victims giving testimony THEY HAVE THE BODIES. Canada is finally allowing exhumation to occur and the bodies of the children are being recovered. The children. These are unforgivable and evil lies.

      • BadassBCBA says:

        “Side Chick tells you in pictures everything you need to know about them.”

        Bingo! That’s it! They don’t care anything about anyone that doesn’t look like them!

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Camilla Tominey is egregiously gross. Has been forever. As Harry said in SPARE, “This particular royal correspondentt had always made me ill. She’d always, always got stuff wrong. But this felt more than wrong.”.

        Camilla Tominey always puts out wrong in all ways.

        If any evidence is needed that the BM is willing to coverup murder-here it is-from Camilla Tominey.

        This is from the Guardian Sept. 2021. Still a bit soft toeing. Better than some of their previous reporting they received backlash on.

        Once more, with feeling. Responses from a Guardian article in July 2021. They were called out too.

        I don’t know how CT can sleep at night writing all her lies. The nicest thing I can say is that I hope her dreams are haunted by all of the ‘alleged mass murdered’ children that were “placed” in unmarked graves.

      • LynnInTX says:

        I genuinely had to read that three times because I just couldn’t comprehend that she was denying that the murders happened. I just… HOW do you be that delusional and in denial?

    • fishface says:

      I strongly recommend writing to the UK’s Press Complaints Commission about this piece and her denial of the proven facts of First Nation’s children being buried in the grounds of residential schools. Write to Canadian newspapers and highlight this garbage and demand an apology and correction of the facts. This is outrageous.

      • 1960TLM says:

        I’m not Canadian, but my best friend is, she is also half native. I encourage everyone to write to write to the UK Complaints Commission and also Canadian Newspapers & media outlets to highlight this racist so called journalist. This is horrible and the First Nations people deserve an apology!

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      Thank you all! I was absolutely shocked to read that line, just utterly outrageous, callous, and false.

  3. seaflower says:

    The Sussex’s didn’t run into trouble w the countries they visited, just the bitter salty isle.

    Also, I forgot about Khate’s weird appearance in the green frilly dress.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      At least, she didn’t use the drapes like Scarlett O’Hara.

    • lanne says:

      Gotta hand it to Kaiser–the pictures she selects are *chef’s kiss.”

      Only a pack of headless chickens would have made every dumb decision that was made on that tour. I’m beginning to suspect that they pay their comms team with crack.

  4. Tessa says:

    Kate and her head tilting.

    • L84Tea says:

      She was in turbo mode on that trip. All the head-tilting, dancing around like a fool, and giant open-mouthed fake laughing–it’s a wonder she didn’t end up in traction.

      • Becks1 says:

        I wonder if emotionally/mentally she cannot do these tours anymore and that’s why she’s not going to Singapore, and why they haven’t done any significant tours in two years.

      • Jaded says:

        @Becks1 — I too think she’s incapable of doing these tours and likely has to be medicated to get through them — uppers for the day and sleeping pills at night. She has absolutely no interest in immersing herself in the history and culture of any of the countries she’s visited, and just does the mandatory grinning, hand-shaking and vacuous conversation like a wind-up toy.

    • Leslie says:

      I hope this doesn’t come across as mean, but honestly, is there something (physically) wrong with Kate? Her inappropriate expressions, wide open mouth, hands clenched into claws, head tilting…I wonder if she has some kind of neurological problem? Something like Tourette syndrome, but not as extreme… Does anyone have any insight into what might account for this constellation of symptoms in Kate?

  5. Maxine Branch says:

    The criticism Meghan received after visiting South Africa came from the usual suspects, the gutter UK press brigade. The SA tour by the couple was very successful .

    • JT says:

      She knows it was successful. That’s why she couldn’t give any examples of supposed failures by h&m like she did for the Keens flop tour. This was also the tour that the Sussexes dropped that lawsuit on the press. Up until that point the British media was pretty positive because they finally got some access.

      • Ash says:

        Very successful, the only people who were upset was the British press and royal family for Meghan daring to be honest about the hell they were putting her through.

    • TheWigletOfWails says:

      The way Camilla lies is astounding. There was no criticism from the people; the hashtag “we love you Meghan” literally trended for days because she confirmed what we all knew, that she was struggling. The only attacks came from the British press because they thought they had finally gotten Harry and Meghan to play ball but that was when they launched their lawsuits.

      • lanne says:

        We all know why Meghan had another reason to say not many people have asked if she’s okay. The room her baby was staying in had a fire that made their security look spectacularly poor at best or sinister at worst. She had every reason to say what she said. It’s even more repellant that she was criticized by people who knew about the fire at the time.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Yep. It was the BM that attacked her especially after Harry’s announcement of the lawsuits. It was a successful tour for H&M.

        Meghan didn’t ‘opine’ to Tom Bradby. She answered his question with honesty. He asked her if she was okay. @lanne, I believe that he also asked her that question, knowing the Archie story, that they were told to not report on.

        And Will broke up with Bradby after that and Dan Wootton gleefully stenographed it.

    • Christine says:

      She really is doing the most to change the narrative around the highly successful SA trip.

  6. fineskylark says:

    Weird how the actual mass graves of Indigenous children aren’t enough proof for this asshat. I’d say more but I’m so angry it might just be a list of swear words.

    • Tina says:

      yah my thoughts exactly. What a group of ghoulish awful people.

    • Reign says:

      Her words suggest the evidence doesn’t exist in the graves and missing numbered children. Gaslighting more non-European people, horrid woman.

    • Jay says:

      I went blind with rage at the offhand “placed in mass graves” — as if these actual children were being gently nestled in comfort instead of the reality, which is that they were ripped from their families, horribly abused and sometimes experimented on, their language and culture stolen, and when they died as a result of their mistreatment, their bodies were hidden away for decades in the grounds of the very place that took away so much from them. They were not “placed” there, Camilla.

      • Lady D says:

        I had tears of rage in my eyes reading “alleged mass murder took place – despite there being no supporting evidence of it whatsoever –” I promise you, if this cow ever gets within range I am going to slap her back to the last century where she belongs. How dare she, this evil twunt.

      • Nicky says:

        This. The entire section about Canada being the first thing I read, and you said it so perfectly. I was blind with rage. Like literally had to put my ipad down and walk away and scream. How dare this horrid woman say such categorically untrue and HORRIBLE things about those poor children. I’m dumbfounded.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Exactly @Jay. From the Guardian article I posted earlier, 1300 children were found in unmarked graves from 5 Indigenous/Indian residential schools. That averages to 260 dead children in unmarked graves. There were approximately 139 funded schools and a number of private schools. This report is only from 5 schools in 2021.

        The British Crown earned money from all the malfeasance and were behind it all the way. They were also fine with the Klondike Gold Rush and removal of Indigenous People from those lands.

    • Tammy says:

      I know, that was my first thought. Complete and utter disbelief – if over 1000 bodies found, and thousands more children from indigenous schools missing isn’t proof of genocide, I don’t know what is. I’m so mad at that evil cow I could throw hands. Once again she proves her ignorance and racism.

      • MadFab says:

        Chief Justice Murray Sinclair has estimated that the number could be as high as 25,000 children. For Tominey to cast doubt on the genocidal regime is unconscionable. She is a ghoul.

    • Nic919 says:

      Tominey only needed to read one canadian media account of the bodies found in graves near the schools for her proof. It’s insane for her to pretend there haven’t been literal bodies discovered at multiple locations.

    • Miranda says:

      Right? I couldn’t even finish reading the excerpt from her article because all the “they claim” and “alleged” shit in her comments about First Nations peoples damn near gave me an aneurysm.

      I’ve worked extensively with indigenous groups in several countries, including two — Canada and Australia — that are part of the Commonwealth. Those communities are still traumatized, still suffering, because of what they endured not just in the past, but currently as well. It’s not history.

    • StellainNH says:

      Those lines infuriated me. What about the missing and murdered indigenous women? Bothe the US and Canada have a big problem with the lack of investigations into those.

    • nutella toast says:

      Came here to say the same. Numerous institutions that worked with the Canadian government on the private schools (think school subcontractors like the Catholic Church, Mennonite Church, Anglican Church, etc.) have been forced by public pressure to acknowledge their roles.
      There are also numerous documentaries (“Bones of Crows”, “They Had No Pity”, “Killing the Indian in the Child”, etc.) Saying it didn’t happen doesn’t make it so.
      The U.S. was just as bad, if not worse, but for the purpose of this discussion re: Canada, educate yourself Tominey. My 7th grader knows this stuff.

    • Amy Bee says:

      She had me thinking I had imagined that there were reports of the mass killing of indigenous children at residential schools. She’s such a liar and gaslighter.

    • EasternViolet says:

      Yes… this is the statement that stood out … I couldn’t read straight after that. “No evidence whatsoever” … omg the NERVE and HORROR of this writer.

      Also, we will never forget who Charles and Camilla openly laughed and smirked when 2 indigenous throat singers performed for them. I will never forget how they had zero problem openly mocking them. If these 2 dottering fools step foot here I hope we show them the same kind of reception.

      • Miranda says:

        Not to defend them too hard, because I’m sure they f–ked up and offended people in multiple ways during that visit, but it’s not inherently offensive to laugh at throat singing. At least among Inuit groups, it’s generally not a solemn ritual, but more like a game. The idea is for 2 women to face one another and perform vocalizations, often accompanied with exaggerated facial expressions, and the first one to run out of breath and/or laugh is eliminated. The audience can sometimes get into the spirit as well, and if outsiders are present, this is all usually explained beforehand.

        If, however, the community actually complained about their behavior, it could be that the performers were incorporating the technique into more “serious” music, as sometimes happens.

      • EasternViolet says:

        Miranda — Context matters as well. Camilla was not laughing WITH these singers. She was laughing AT them. She couldn’t even look at them. (And the rest of the crowd is looking on – the singing itself is out of context, which is not the fault or problem of the singers). Just because its a community practice doesn’t mean that Camilla’s response was appropriate. If you go watch the video she looks like an absolute twat.

      • Miranda says:

        @EasternViolet – OK, you’re totally right about that! Sorry, I’d seen the clip before, a while back, and I guess it wasn’t great quality and I couldn’t fully make out her expression or something, because yeah, pretty blatant!

    • mika says:

      Here to say the same: what the absolute f***. They are digging up the bodies of children every week now and that’s not enough for to substantiate things?

    • Harper says:

      When you think this gaslighter extraordinaire Tominey has already done her worst she comes out with this. She is so long overdue for her karma; with this disgusting article she is really asking for an upgrade to apocalyptic level retribution.

      • MsIam says:

        Ditto to all of your comments above. She’s part of the “new right wing” like here in the US, who call the slaves “immigrants” who learned “useful trades”. She’s a disgusting liar and I would not believe her if she said today is Wednesday. I hope the folks on X-Twit call her out big time for this.

    • Mslove says:

      Camilla Tominey is ignorant & she should be embarrassed by her lack of knowledge.

    • Louise says:

      Thank you! Canadian here – I had to check out at that point, to avoid having a rage stroke. JFC these people.

    • Belli says:

      It’s absolutely disgusting of her. Every time I think she can’t get worse, she proves me wrong, but this is a whole other level.

    • Geegee says:

      Yes !!!! I read that no proof line and was absolutely screaming WTF!!!! The mass Graves was and continues to be a major story. It has been a turning point in our countries recognition of crimes against our indigenous people. Even the pope has come here and apologized. It is not a good look to be behind the catholic church on this issue. The are not known to be the most progressive.

    • Taytanish says:

      Totally agree with everyone here. I posted before reading this far down the thread. This cow is such a big fat liar!!

    • Jaded says:

      Maybe this godawful woman should watch some of the many televised interviews with older First Nation’s people who survived being forced into residential schools as children. Grown men and women weeping over the traumatic memories they’re still living with. I’m so angry I could spit.

    • Christine says:

      This part is absolutely grotesque. I read the article earlier, and came back now to comment to see if it was really as bad as I thought, and it’s worse. What editor let this be published? It’s like spitting on dead kids.

    • Lucy says:

      I came here to say this. There are actual mass graves filled with the remains of actual children. “Unsubstantiated” isn’t a word that can be applied to this situation.

    • mazzie says:

      Alleged, my ass. People have been charged with their participation, including a 90-something-year-old former(?) nun. Who do you believe, this used washcloth of a woman or the actual Indigenous people who experienced it. (This is not a question.)

  7. Well she figured out the commonwealth countries are not happy with these people and their pathetic tours. Now if she could only figure out why hmm.., maybe it’s because they are sick and tired of having to be part of the very people who stole, killed and enslaved them. They maybe had some hope when Harry married a biracial woman that things might change but no that is not to be. They saw a biracial women be harassed and torn to shreds in the British tabloids none stop to this day. So good for you Cameltoe for realizing that your precious royal cult will be treated with disdain.

  8. equality says:

    H&M weren’t criticized or fired on camera or protested by the countries they visited. They were (as usual) criticized by the media. She needs to get her facts straight.

    • SIde Eye says:

      Right? Thank you Equality. She’s such a tool. These idiots and their revisionist history. It’s astounding how they spew this crap with a straight face.

    • PJ says:

      Exactly. And she failed to mention that line was Meghan ANSWERING someone who had asked after her well-being. It wasn’t like she just started flapping her arms and complaining that no one had asked about her. Tominey is the worst. She needs to keep H&M’s names out of her mouth.

  9. L84Tea says:

    Ahh, the Flop Tour–the gift that kept on giving. Good times, good times.

    • Tina says:

      It was one of the greatest weeks on the formerly known as Twitter streets. Every time I thought it had peaked it got even worse. Good times.

    • SIde Eye says:

      Lol t’was the colonizer fashion week season, t’was the rude awakening season …. may these pictures show up in history books 100 years from now for the youngsters to side eye them, raise their hands, and ask their teachers what were these people thinking?

      Teacher: I don’t know Thomas. I have no idea what they were thinking. Eleanor (raising her hand): “but didn’t they have social media back then or people to advise them this was a bad idea?” Teacher (sighing) “they did. They did. Okay tonight’s assignment write a one page essay on what you think caused the downfall of the monarchy.” Jasmine: “Is it okay if my essay is 5 pages?”

  10. Jessica says:

    I’ve been reading Celebitchy for years and years and have never commented – but my blood boiled reading this. Denying the genocide of Canada’s Indigenous people? Are you f***ing kidding me? Like another commenter said – are the mass graves of children not enough?

    I know this site and its readers are full of brilliant people, is there a way we can professionally call her out? Do we share it with other news outlets? Contact the Telegraph? She’s gotten away with being a heinous, racist troll for too long.

    • lanne says:

      Unfortunately the British media are right wingers that are intent on supporting their created story line: the royals are at the top of the white supremist hierarchy. Calling them out on social media is more effective. Tomineyisaliar has trended many times. The Sussex Squad will hopefully make it trend again.

      • Nic919 says:

        Camilla is so far right by denying that the graves exist that no mainstream Canadian political party would even dare state what she said. Even the Conservative Party acknowledges that these graves exist.

        She’s with the white supremacists on this one.

    • Geegee says:

      Doesn’t the uk have a complaint system? Could this article not be forwarded to the canadian government to address. This is a denial of cultural genocide.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Jessica, I wonder if one of your credible media could do an article explaining to CamillaTomineyIsALiar exactly how she is completely wrong and laying out how this is substantiated. They should definitely name her and quote her. That’s the only thing I can think of. Unfortunately, white supremacy is giving lots of folks way too much confidence in order to write things like this. Shame her.

      • Jessica says:

        I reached out to CBC with a link to the article (had to sign up for a trial to actually access the full article – cancelling that as soon as I can), and referenced the fact that CBC has used her comments on Royals in stories before and that she needs to be called out for what she is – a racist.

        I encourage other folks to do the same. I’m tempted to write something myself.

  11. Belli says:

    “Sure, W+K were criticized by the former colonies they visited, but have you considered that I said horrible things about Meghan after she said she wasn’t ok while on a tour?”

    – Camilla Tominey

  12. slippers4life says:

    As a Canadian it is disgusting that Tominey, aka, the Middleton mouthpiece, would call the claims “unsubstantiated”. This only perpetuates the despicable and harmful q-anon and magat conspiracy theory bs. This is residential school denialism and should be a hate crime. Misreporting by global media of “mass graves” instead of “unmarked graves” has horribly lead to more racism and hatred. One more for abolishing these hateful racist idiots!

  13. Amy Bee says:

    Meghan and Harry were not criticised for their tour of South Africa. The press didn’t like that Harry blasted them on last day of the tour and the royalists were upset that Meghan spoke the truth about how she was feeling.

  14. Thea says:

    I am Canadian and it is extremely offensive that this British rag is pushing the blatant colonizer lie that the Indian residential schools and mass murders of the Indigenous peoples are “unsubstantiated”. We had the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that was fully authorized by our federal government abput residential schools. We established the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with all levels of government, public institutions and private organizations acknowledging these atrocities were committed against the Indigenous peoples of what is now Canada. There are parliamentary records showing that John A. Macdonald gave himself direct control over Indian affairs and even the National Post (a conservative newspaper) did an article in 2018 covering some of the horrific impact Macdonald’s policies:
    “In government archives, Daschuk found ample primary evidence showing that Macdonald’s Indian agents explicitly withheld food in order to drive bands onto reserve and out of the way of the railroad. A Liberal MP at the time even called it “a policy of submission shaped by a policy of starvation.””

    Tominey is directly spreading lies and gaslighting on behalf of the BRF (what else is new?) so that the latter doesn’t have to acknowledge any accountability on the part of the Crown. Stay the hell away from Canada.

    • Side Eye says:

      I want to love your post a million times Thea. THANK YOU!

    • Geegee says:

      Well said

    • bisynaptic says:


    • Christine says:

      Perfectly said.

    • Erin says:

      Thank you. I am Canadian and have taught in communities here that are still reeling from residential school harm and sickening abuses. The mass graves have been proven and continue to be discovered. Denial of this is insanity on a Trump-level. I am going to contact the publication with legit documents about the legacy of Britain in Canada and ask that the author of this bullshit apologize for lying and actually spreading hate speech.

  15. Jais says:

    Camilla Tominey never fails to be a massive witch. And not a fun one. Seasonally appropriate.

  16. Roo says:

    What is the point of Camilla’s article? Is she trying to excuse the laziness of WanK? Is she trying to make some racist commentary about the people protesting the royals? Is she just idly filling column space?

    • MsIam says:

      My vote is for all of the above. She’s a disgusting racist and no wonder she’s aligned her self with fascist organizations like the Heritage Foundation.

    • Sunday says:

      Isn’t Sophie supposed to go to Canada at the same time as Earthsh*t? Seems like preemptive setup so they can crown his tour a success and hers a failure (he has to get spares where he can find them, these days).

    • Becks1 says:

      Its weird because, racism aside, and the gross comments about the “unsubstantiated claims” – this article is repeating all the failures of Will and Kate on that caribbean tour. I had forgotten about the helicopter protest. I mean she goes country by country listing what went wrong. Is this to explain why Kate and william dont go on these kinds of tours anymore? Is she trying to excuse their laziness?

      Or is she saying they CANT go on tours because the commonwealth countries just dont appreciate them enough?

      • Jais says:

        That seems in line with that statement William made at the end of the tour. It had a v sour grapes tone.

      • Christine says:

        You aren’t wrong, the only thing she left out was that completely baffling admission to whatever publication that Kitty was really enjoying drinking her favorite “crack babies” drink while in the Caribbean.

    • ML says:

      Roo, part of this is that CT is an evil piece of far-right racist work and this is what she does with her poison pen. Part of it is that her main sources were definitely of the Middleton persuasion and now that Keen and her birth family are unable to provide enough information, she has to branch out. So now, while KC is not garnering tons of praise in Kenya, along comes CT to remind everyone of how PW effed up his last Commonwealth tour and whitewash the reason with a huge far-right dog whistle.

  17. Scout says:

    If I were referred to as ‘common’ I would be hostile too.

    …And return the wealth looted during the colonial era…

    Then maybe the hostility will fade a bit.

  18. Interested Gawker says:

    Isn’t Sofiesta going to Canada?

    Unsubstantiated? How did they let that part go to print?! Do they not have editors?

  19. Bonsai Mountain says:

    Using words like ‘frosty’ and ‘hostile’ suggests that these Commonwealth countries are being unreasonable and hypersensitive to these poor little royals. Britain and other European empires are responsible for Native genocide, bringing enslaved Africans to work on plantations, along with indentured Irish and Asian servants – all of this took place in the Caribbean. Caribbean people are descended from genocide survivors, slaves, indentured servants etc. All the wealth was made on the backs of these peoples, all their lands and heritage stolen. Colonial harms are ongoing – the environment is still degraded from plantation agriculture, the money hasn’t been returned, stolen cultural objects are being ‘protected’ in the British Museum. Moral outrage is a perfectly reasonable response – why would anyone want to see Charles and William, to be reminded that these smug morons are dripping in stolen wealth that was gained through the suffering and sacrifice of their ancestors?

  20. KrystinaJ says:

    “With the Liberals threatening to make it a hate crime to “deny” this alleged mass murder took place – despite there being no supporting evidence of it whatsoever ”
    .. WTF?? No supporting evidence? There are MOUNTAINS of evidence.

  21. Canadian Cookie says:

    TF is this crap about elected president? Is Tominey unable to read? Most Canadians don’t want to move from a parliamentary democracy to a republican system, we just want the PM (whoever the incumbent is) to be the head of state and to get rid of the BS governor-general and the idea that some inbred nitwit across an ocean is our head of state. Facts: we don’t even want to put Bat-Eared Chucky on our money, people have said leave the Queen on there for now.

    Yknow, real talk: most people in North America of British descent came here to get away from that royal pile of sh_t and their demand for deference because they think they’re special. Special has MANY contexts, and we’ll leave it at that.

  22. BlueNailsBetty says:

    “I didn’t see any mass graves or graves of children therefore the genocide never happened.” —Camilla Tominey, probably

  23. sparrow says:

    That photo is hilarious. You could put that on the cover of Stepford Wives.

  24. Concern Fae says:

    Michelle Kwan is the US Ambassador to Belize and her Instagram is full of pictures of her touring the country with visiting American government people as well as doing touristy things with her daughter. She shares photos of herself with locals, encouraging people to come visit Belize. She knows how it’s done.

    On the vile indigenous statements. I suspect she’s doing the common denier thing of taking an accusation nobody’s made, pretending that’s the entirety of the argument and thus pretending the whole thing is a fraud.

    • Mary Pester says:

      Christ this woman is as vile as her idol. How can you deny such terrible things happened to those poor children, when THE PROOF IS THERE if you bother to bloody well read about it!
      The tours were a flop because the Waleses are FLOPS in everything they do, for keen it’s about dressing up, popping a few pills, getting through the day without taking out an eye with those jazz hands or opening her mouth that wide a bat gets stuck on those teeth! For him it’s about standing there with that “, Look at me the greatest statesman, I will bring peace, end homelessness and save the planet! Then, after lunch I will play with my emoji.

  25. ÎLady Digby says:

    Isn’t interesting that no Commonwealth tours have been announced for WK for next year? How can they justify not doing a tour in 2024 or will FK go it alone from now on “as they have decided that one parent needs to stay at home with the kids ?” Just how is the fanclub going to spin further inaction from the glorious twosome or is this article from CT setting out their stall that they refuse to be insulted by , ahem, uppity natives? Tralala why should anyone want to host such a lazy bunch of freeloaders racists for deluding themselves that C W peoples would feel blessed by any such visit??

  26. HuffnPuff says:

    The dig at Meghan was a very big grab, wasn’t it? How was she supposed to answer a question about how she’s doing? And maybe she answered the question so candidly “after visiting a township of the world’s poorest people” because she realized the treatment of her was a feature not a bug.

    The RF really screwed up by running H&M off. These pathetic pieces about how poorly they’ve been treated on these visits continue to show that they still don’t get it. They have not even attempted to reckon with their past. They think that ignoring it will make it go away just like their treatment of Andrew.

  27. Macky says:

    Its hard to vote republican when your leaders are trash. I am convinced that’s the only thing keeping the monarchy. Look at the usa. We are basically hostages on certain issues. It took like 60 years for insurance reform in michigan because senators from 500 people towns kept blocking it.

  28. Macky says:

    As a person of color I can say very few people care about “a royal visit” because they know royals aren’t bearing gifts. And they cant/won’t help.

    The least they could do is fire the unpopular dictator. When Elizabeth just spoke about “wishes” that was the end. What’s the point of trying to get an audience with the king when he can’t do anything.

  29. Proud Mary says:

    If I’m not mistaken, a year or 2 ago, the Telegraph announced a by-the-view wage scheme, tying Tominey (and her colleague’s) pay to the number of views their columns received. I recall Tominey complaining about how her view-rate did not reflect screen shots– which is something squaddies did to prevent people from giving her clicks. I bring this up because I think Tominey intentionally peppers her columns with lies and incendiary remarks, for clicks. This of course, is not to say that she’s not a lying *ss wing-nut. But for people like her, it’s a little difficult to separate craven avarice, from ideology.

  30. AC says:

    They’re all living under a rock . The world has changed and many of the commonwealth countries have no use for the royals in this day and age.
    They also have a very Hard time to understand that the younger generations (particularly gen z and gen a) is a generation that is the most accepting of Diversity, considering many from both these generations come from multi-cultural/multi-racial backgrounds- Here in the US this demographic has the largest growth and its continuing to keep growing. It’s most likely the same around the world. The firm lost a very very big opportunity.
    Meghan would have been relatable to this demographic around the world but they chose to kick her out.

    • Unblinkered says:

      Couldn’t agree more.
      Harry & Meg would have been the shining stars for what’s left of the British Commonwealth. Their absence, driven out, four years on starkly highlights the shortcomings of W&K. Really it does. W insincere, condescending, lazy; KM just completely out of her depth, socially awkward (despite 13 years in the job), and terribly false.

  31. ales says:

    Vile Tominey constanty desperate for attention, a very ordinary looking creature, who always reminds me of a beaver chomping on wood. Verbally aggressive towards innocents, rewriting history with an out of control ego and whose lies know no limits. Historically the british have been the most destructive “colonizers” invaders wiping out cultures, always believing in their self imagined superiority, overlords of cruelty and severe abuse, sometimes slaughtering as they took control and racists beyond belief. Sending W and especially K who has no thoughts of anything outside of herself other than relentessly making sure that multiple photos of herself are taken, wearing clothes that individually cost more than one persons annual wages. This was a major mistake. What an insult to the people of the countries where they strutted and posed expecting the lowly peasants to bow at their feet. Its time for reparations and definitely not for brf superiority stances.

  32. Fran says:

    Would it be possible for the Canadian Government to sue the Telegraph for libel?

  33. BQM says:

    Camilla is shrewd though. Evil but shrewd. If you read the paragraph in a non-rage stroke way (difficult, I know) she writes it so that the ‘no proof’ and ‘alleged’ refer to the ‘genocidal plan’ of John McDonald. Even the latter paragraph could be pointed to as referring to it, albeit clumsily. To people who don’t know, or know much, of the issue it would seem as if ‘hey, there’s no proof’ which would make right wingers happy, troll those who know it IS true and horrible but give herself coverage if called out (and inure herself and the paper from lawsuits). She really is a vile hag.