DM: With the Windsors in ‘crisis,’ it’s clear that the Sussexes should have stayed!

Is this the week where the royal dam broke? Is it irrevocably changed, or is this just a “bad week” and all will be forgotten as soon as the Princess of Wales, fully rested from her emergency BBL, comes out for public events? I don’t know, but it definitely feels like more people are paying attention to the royal clownshow and it’s because no one, from the royals to their staffers, can do their job properly. Whose fault is that? You guessed it, Harry and Meghan! At least according to the Daily Mail’s Maureen Callahan, who wrote a particularly panicked piece about how everything in Windsorville is falling apart and Harry & Meghan don’t even have the decency to come running back to save the Windsors. Some highlights from: “A soul-crushing picture of the Royals in peril: Disgraced Andrew given star billing as Kate and Charles recover… Wills goes missing… and Harry and Meghan sulk in Montecito. Maureen Callahan asks: How DOES the monarchy come back from this?”

A royal catastrophe: The slimmed-down monarchy that King Charles so longed for is now, quite quickly, in crisis. The absence of Prince William at Tuesday’s memorial service for his godfather, King Constantine of Greece — announced just 46 minutes prior to William’s scheduled arrival — sheds a blinding light on this unfolding catastrophe… It has been left to William to carry the mantle, but his sudden withdrawal from Constantine’s service, for unknown ‘personal reasons’, is a further crack. What’s more, it is understood that William’s absence had nothing to do with the sudden death of Tom Kingston, the 45-year-old husband of Lady Gabriella Windsor (Charles’s second cousin), announced just hours later. Without William’s expected attendance, a hole has been blown wide open in the House of Windsor.

Kate is more important than the king: Kate’s absence, however, is more keenly felt. She is indisputably the most charismatic and glamorous member of The Firm. William, for all his dignified and cheerful dutifulness, simply seems dulled without her. It is Kate who gives William true glamour. It is Kate, more than her husband or any other royal, who signifies youth and futurism. And with William on modified duty, the monarchy not only feels rusty and dusty — it feels imperiled.

Why can’t Harry & Meghan come back?? In the wake of those recent reports that the prodigal Prince Harry was seeking a way back into the royal fold, and that there was a faction in the palace open to reconciliation, it renders Charles soft. Too soft, perhaps, and too hopeful. If only Harry and Meghan weren’t the ingrates they are. If only they weren’t so resentful and distrustful. If only they had stayed put, serving the Crown and doing everything to ensure the future of the monarchy. They would have had the full faith of the British people, who would have embraced them as never before. For Harry and Meghan, their time would have been now. They would have been front and center, the understudies called up to the lead roles, taking the place of the Waleses as they navigate Kate’s recovery, Charles’s illness, and the raising of their three children. Meghan, at long last, would have had her Norma Desmond moment, moving ever closer toward the camera under a permanent white-hot spotlight. The stage would have been all hers. Alas.

LMAO: Do Harry and Meghan even realize what they’ve lost? What cost this is to their own children? To the British people? In an alternate universe, Tuesday’s service would have seen the Duke and Duchess of Sussex leading the way, standard bearers for an intact monarchy, slim but powerful, padded with key players of vim and vigor, style and star power. Instead, we were made to suffer a shameless Prince Andrew in full cock-of-the-walk, chest thrust forward, smiling broadly, emitting an aura of utter confidence as the royal alpha male. What an insult to Prince William. What an insult to Princess Anne, trailing behind her besmirched brother. Her sheer workload and devotion to monarchy deserves better.

Where does this leave the royals? The future of a monarchy dimmed by the loss of Queen Elizabeth and further diminished by the withdrawal, for the moment, of Kate? Could the dissipation of the once robust royal family, its multigenerational strength displayed yearly on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, become an existential threat?

[From The Daily Mail]

We all knew this would happen, as soon as the “locals” started talking about the mysteries around Kate’s disappearance, not to mention the larger conversations about William looking drunk, strung out and unprepared. Of course it’s all Harry and Meghan’s fault! Why couldn’t they stick around and take abuse for years, just to be a convenient scapegoat for William and Kate for the rest of their lives?? Why didn’t Harry and Meghan WANT that? Yeah, and here’s something else – nothing has been right with that family since the Sussexit. I’m not saying Meghan’s ancestors put a curse on the left-behinds, but I’m not NOT saying it either. The way everything has unfolded over the past four years has been really something. I keep thinking back to the deal William and Charles made around the Sussexit too – that Charles would sign off on pushing the Sussexes out with the understanding that William and Kate would finally “step up.” Oh well – I’ve never been happier that the Sussexes got out while the getting was good.

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  1. Beenie says:

    “…all will be forgotten as soon as the Princess of Wales, fully rested from her emergency BBL, comes out for public events?”

    Yes. Yes it will. I know folks are very intrigued by all the conspiracies right now, but when she eventually emerges and jazz hands her way through an event with a blow out and fancy outfit, the narrative is going to change *dramatically*. There will be royal rota cheers. There will be a spate of “hooray our princess is back” articles.

    Guys, I’m not saying it’s right, I’m just saying get ready. All of this will be brushed under the rug in the next couple weeks and there will be a deluge of sickly sweet press. It’s going to be a big abrupt change to what’s happening right now and you’ll swear all of us on this island have amnesia.

    • Polo says:

      You’re spot on!!
      But i can’t imagine Will being too happy about being second fiddle to Kate or Charles being pleased about that either.
      Some crusty courtier is gonna try their best to keep Kate from appearing or minimize her importance.

      • Pinkosaurus says:

        Agreed but I’m fine with this because it’s a fitting punishment for William who clearly hates to be in her presence at events. It’s now gotten overt that the press wants her and not him alone. Hahahaha get ready for lots of festive butt grabbing, William.

      • Megan says:

        The DM seems to have amnesia about how they bullied Meghan out of the Uk.

    • RRN says:

      The conspiracy theories don’t even make sense. Even if she isn’t keeping well for now, she will recover eventually and come out for Easter guffawing.
      IMO, nothing serious has happened to her. She is just plain lazy to come out and do royal duties – we all know how she and bill are lazy af.
      The press around her will change dramatically and shower her with praises for *checks notes* ….showing up. They are all milking it for what it’s worth.

      • Tina says:

        Yah I’m thinking she’s recovering fine and will make a triumphant return around Easter. I mean actually Easter service would be perfect for her resurrection. She will get a tonne of praise for just showing up and looking nice. She’s probably loving that people have finally noticed that she is missing. This is the most attention the Royals have gotten globally in awhile.

      • Beenie says:

        Tina, I agree with you about Easter service. She will be perfectly coiffed and the children will look cute. There will be 1,000 articles about the return of the beautiful Windsor family, and oh look how pleased Will is to have his wife by his side, etc. etc. And then I guess we’ll all move on and maybe hold our breath for the next round of Early Years pie charts. 🤷🏻‍♀️

      • PC says:

        Well, I’m not falling for any of these conspiracy theories but I’m still of the mind that Kate will not be returning. Back in the day Greta Garbo (see Maureen, I can use Hollywood references too) wanted to be left alone but we always had proof of life. I believe the Spanish royal expert that Kate is incapacitated. If there was proof of life best believe the BM would supply it. We would see her parents and her kids. William wouldn’t appear publicly intoxicated and this last minute shirking of duty is even outside of his usual lazy self. Something is seriously wrong with Kate, and we’ll know it’s true if Easter comes and goes with still no sight of her.

      • Amanda says:

        Exactly. They even made an announcement that she wouldn’t be seen until Easter. Why is everyone panicking? If in a month from now, if she still isn’t seen, then that’s a different story.

      • monlette says:

        I have my doubts, because it would be the easiest thing in the world for Kate’s people to put out a statement thinking everyone for the flowers and cards and well wishes, and talking about how she misses everyone and not to worry and she can’t wait to get back to her duties. That would make sense. She wouldn’t even have to write it herself.

        What doesn’t make sense is her working from her hospital bed in her hospital gown with an IV hooked to her arm while she is waiting for the general anesthesia to wear off. Yet they claimed that is what was happening. My take is that her people genuinely don’t know what is going to happen next.

      • Nerd says:

        Amanda the announcement wasn’t that she wouldn’t be seen until Easter, it was that she wouldn’t return to public work until maybe Easter. Remember after the initial backlash they came up with the “working from bed” storyline. So I think that lots of people thought that there would at least be a photo or a video of her working from home or at least thanking people for their concern. They even thought there might even be a smiling photo of her waving while leaving the hospital in a car, similar to her after each birth. I don’t think anyone expected things to return to normal in a short period of time, but there was the expectation of some transparency.

    • Liz says:

      Beenie – the sycophantic press may portray it that way if she reappears with no doubt endless saccharine headlines.

      If (and it’s a big if) that happens the truth is people will feel they’ve been treated like fools by them.

      They’re only getting interest because one of them seems to have vanished.

      They’ll have to knock on a few more doors in town when they do appearances to drum up support – a tactic they already use.

      • seaflower says:

        Frankly is PWT hadn’t blown off his godfathers memorial event (ad turned up to ne 30 minute event a week, I think they would have gotten away with her being absent until after summer holidays. The memorial event was the straw that broken the camels back.

    • Jais says:

      Well, yeah. If she shows up looking healthy after Easter, then she’ll be heaped with praise for bravely getting through her recovery. It won’t explain the weirdness of everything. Not sure those initial “she’s back!” clicks will be worth it for the rota but at the end of the day, they gotta prop up the monarchy.

      • ML says:

        And if she doesn’t look totally healthy, that will be even better story wise. You can far heap more praise on someone who looks like they overcame a major illness and they get more sympathy than someone who returns looking 100% healthy.
        Interesting that the RR is still stuck in attacking the Sussexes mode as opposed to dimming the hate and pivoting.

      • Debbie says:

        “Interesting that the RR is still stuck in attacking the Sussexes mode as opposed to dimming the hate and pivoting.”

        Well @ML, that’s because they want the Sussexes to come back.

    • Peachy says:

      100% this. I’m absolutely delighted that H & M are happily ensconced in their lovely Montecito home while the entire population of salt island have palpitations.

    • ales says:

      Have I missed something, where is Kates charisma and glamour. Mumbling must be the new charisma. and buttons, belts and cheap wigs is the new glamour Kate is the star of the royals, with all that talent, how could anyone in the UK be missing Harry and Meghan. The deluded BRF and the BM are really losing it. Watching paint dry on a wall is more interesting than Kate. Her laziness deserves an Oscar for competing with a cardboord cutout. The cardboard cutout does more work though.

      • Ginger says:

        Both Will and Kate are a charisma vacuum. They are so incredibly boring and just dull. Considering how Kate is being mocked right now with these conspiracy theories, she isn’t even liked.

      • WHAT says:

        That right above

        It took Kate to be 🤢 for her to get one ounce of global 📰 while Meghan gets that every time she walks out the 🚪

        Kate will get one day maybe 🤔 two of she’s 🔙. She still cannot keep attention or headlines in Britain much less global. Her last global was when piss Morgan called out the two people who all of a sudden are 😷 and noone is talking about Andrew

        Remember when Meghan came 🔙 from having Prince Archie and the headlines that year and also prince Harry told her to turn around

        It was all week the rota spoke about those two items when Meghan returned- The charisma vacuum comes from what everyone was saying about Harry and Meghan in Canada

        Heck even a song was rewritten to let the 🌎 know that the leftovers messed up 😞 big time. Didn’t even the reporter from Britain tabloid thank Harry for coming over and talking to them and how it reminded them of Diana 🚫 Charles

        Kate will get no more than two days then they’ll be looking for California to get them through the rest of the year

        Does anyone know if Harry is really going to the Invictus tenth anniversary church service in May

      • Pinkosaurus says:

        Kate does make for good pictures, you must admit. Some commentators have noted that they miss her crazy gurning, strange belts, copycat outfits and jazz hands. It’s entertaining how she’s going to try to step on KC3’s headlines next.

    • Agnes says:

      If Kate makes a refurbished return you’re right, it will all be business as usual and the faint glimmers of awareness that emperor has no clothes will disappear. But if she’s in a persistent vegetative state or anything else as dire, it’s curtains.

    • Shawna says:

      I’m still on Team Conspiracy. Too many patterns have been broken, and William is cracking up. Kate and Carole have the intellectual power or discipline to dream up and execute such an effective plan to stay the path to Queen Consort.

      • Shawna says:

        Don’t have – not have!

      • SussexWatcher says:

        I’m with you Shawna on the #teamconspiracy bus. If she’s really fine behind the scenes, where is MaMidds? Why no messages from Keen about thanks for the well wishes etc? Why no photos of her? Why aren’t the children in school? Why is Pegs having an apparent breakdown and/or substance abuse problem (in public!)? Why is a Pegs unable to work if she’s fine? And the rumors yesterday about Nanny Maria fleeing back to Spain – what’s that all about?

        There’s just way too much weirdness happening here for her to just reappear with new wiglets and a facelift.

      • Harper says:

        @Shawna you have pinpointed exactly why this whole situation is concerning: the breaking of patterns. We all know that it is extremely hard to veer from our ingrained habits; there are a jillion books written about how to establish new habits because it’s not simple and feels unnatural.

        But we now have more than a few established patterns quickly and easily broken: the sycophantic press cheerleading for Kate has fallen mute, particularly Camilla Tominey. Ma Middleton, who always wanted the world to remember that Kate is the power behind the throne, has stopped reminding us. Kate who will insert herself into the public eye anytime Meghan goes outside, continues to hide inside. William hasn’t brought out the kids as “nothing to see here” buffers like he tends to. So Team Conspiracy reigns until proof of life is established.

      • Snaggletooth says:

        @shawna, I’m sort of team conspiracy but my heart isn’t in it honestly. C’mon no matter how bad it is now, don’t you think they’ll cobble together something or other by Easter? Is she truly that far gone? I have trouble making myself believe that.

      • EmpressCakey says:

        I think you’re right. Otherwise they would have sent some sort of statement from Kate. But if she is in a coma – or worse- and the public finds out that a statement was sent out “from Kate” it would be absolutely terrible. So they aren’t sending out anything.

      • Agnes says:

        The Tarot Card readers on YouTube say she’s in a persistent coma post OD and they have a much more reliable source than the Rota Rats do. I’m Team Conspiracy, too!

      • Shawna says:

        @Snaggletooth – It can still be a conspiracy if this is about a hidden ED or mental illness being finally addressed, about secret divorce negotiations, or a DV incident that wasn’t as catastrophic as the worst theories say. I would much rather it turn out that this was a sneaky way to get more cash out of the monarchy for a “clean” divorce than the “gravely ill” rumors to be true, but the odds don’t look great.

        TL;DR: even if she turns up, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a conspiracy.

      • Snaggletooth says:

        Oh I fully believe their official story is total and complete bs. And I believe something really bad happened that wasn’t just complications from a surgery. All of that would be sympathetic and they would have told us by now, if only to scold the Sussex fans for their “cruelty.” But I think they’ll patch it all over by April and no one will care much.

      • TeamMontecito says:

        I remember the simpler days, when we would spin our wheels over the numerous plasters on her fingers…

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        And here is the biggest broken habit out of all of this: the rota went completely silent about the anomolies until there was enough public speculation. Now the rota isn’t talking about what they know, they are reporting on the public speculation. By doing that they can talk around what they have been directed to not report.

        Someone cracked down on the rota *cough Charles cough* to stay silent on the actual situation. But the rota can report on public speculation. Remember when Scobie’s Dutch translation reported the racists? The press had been locked down on discussing who the racists were until that snafu. Then the rota was able to talk about the translation which meant they could talk around the issue of the racists which amounted to talking about the racists.

        Same thing now. The rota can now talk around Kate’s disappearance and William’s melt down because the public is giving them something to talk about.

    • Lawrenceville says:

      Probably nothing has really happened to Kate (at this point it’s self-preservation because IF she ever resurfaces, one would say, “I knew she wasn’t in trouble, I never believed all the conspiracy theories”) but there’s also a big possibility that (I honestly believe) something bad happened to her (self-preservation on my part, LOL, I don’t wish her ill, but I want whatever happened to be William’s doing, not sure if that makes sense.). And I’m so thankful to God that Harry met, fell in love and married Meg when he did. Honestly IF (a very big IF) anything bad happened to KKKHate, they would have blamed Harry and hanged him for his brother’s crimes. Every time I think of “The Spare”, I marvel at God’s grace towards the Sussexes. If the tabloids and all monarchists are now blaming the Sussexes for everything happening in Windsor land right now? Imagine what they would have done to Harry (on his own as the spare) just to save William. I shudder.

    • dawnchild says:

      Kate can be back with a new face, clothes, wigs and teeth, and the Wails will STILL be dull and uncharismatic. And Harry and Meghan will continue to give amazing photo-ops, aspirational fashion and quality service (unlike poor Diana whose life stopped… was stopped?… on a dime). This life is a marathon, not a sprint…a return by Kate is not going to do much in the long run to ‘restore’ the monarchy. There’s no substance to her ‘glamour’ so it’s not going to get any better with age, just expose the underlying emptiness. The real concerns of these people are far removed from the people they supposedly represent… it lies in maintaining unaccountable wealth and power, and having a luxurious life in privacy and amongst others like them. The veneer of being an unearned ‘role model’ is no longer viable.

    • Snaggletooth says:

      This is by far the likeliest scenario. She shows back up in a few months and everyone just moves on. Our society is really really good at forgetting serious stuff, and this isn’t even serious. It’s just one season of a soap opera, to be forgotten when the next season starts up.

    • ELX says:

      The longer this goes on the more I think she’s not coming back. Did things get out of hand? Is that why Willyboy is on a constant bender? Did that Spanish tabloid have a real source? What are they covering up?

      • Snaggletooth says:

        The reason Willy is on a bender is because people with substance issues go on benders. One thing a drunk is gonna do is miss work, and not just the half day before Christmas that no one will notice or a Summer Friday—they call out of the big meetings because they’re deluding themselves. We’ve all had colleagues like this. Will is at the age when things really start to go downhill with booze. I’m sure he’s under extra stress, but he’s no different from any delusional problem drinker.

    • SarahLee says:

      I agree with you on this. In a year, we’ll not even remember this time. But how crazy is it that securing the future of the monarchy apparently falls on the 5th in line and his family? Seriously!

    • Acha says:

      “ Yeah, and here’s something else – nothing has been right with that family since the Sussexit.”

      What if the argument that caused William to push Harry was actually about William’s infidelity and spousal abuse? The seeds of destruction were planted long ago.

    • Jeanette says:

      Ok someone help this blonde girl…BBL is not leaping out at me. Basic Bish Loungeabout? Thats all I got??

      • Dee(2) says:

        Brazilian butt lift, or a Kardashian special.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        LOL @Jeanette. I’m not blonde-didn’t know what that was either! Had to google it and the Brazilian butt lift didn’t make sense because both Kate & Pippa have used butt padding The other explanation was Be Back Later. Which is what I thought it was alluding to.

        Be Back Later surgery made sense to me. Don’t know when and no one else does. Just later. Maybe?

    • Debbie says:

      As soon as Kate emerges refreshed (if you know what I mean, and I think that you do) wearing not just any “fancy outfit” @Beenie, but a brand spanking new White Power suit.

    • Jacqueline Thurman says:

      Will Kate return though? I see a scenario where she is ” too frail” for royal duties and must retire. Eventually the separation announcement will come. Then William will pull a Charles and a new wife will be queen ( consort ) or whatever!

  2. Brassy Rebel says:

    Meghan as Norma Desmond? Obviously, Callahan has never even seen that movie.

    • Tessa says:

      She just seemed to pick that up from comments sections where derangers make that comparison

    • Icey says:

      Brassy, I was just going to say the same thing! That scene is a tragedy. More like they avoided the Norma Desmond experience by getting out.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ Exactly! 💯 As we know, Meghan simply tried to fit in with the BRF after marrying Prince Harry. As Harry told us in Spare, both he and Meghan were understandably appalled by the rota/ British tabloids placing Meg’s picture prominently front-and-center on the first pages and larger than the Queen’s and Kate’s after the annual Rembrance celebration at Royal Albert Hall in 2018. Obviously, it has always been the BM/ rota salivating over Meghan (and Harry, especially when H was a teen being thrown under the bus to protect Willy, and to plump Camz’s & Chuck’s images.

        Far from desiring a ‘Norma Desmond’ moment, Meghan simply wanted to stop being daily harassed and scape-goated by the media in the first year of her marriage, while she was pregnant with her first child! Despite the constant media attacks, Meg stayed busy bts with stellar, meaningful projects, and tried mightily to hold her sanity together while being a good wife and mother under dire circumstances!

        Please miss us with this endless BS, salty rota rats. 🙄 Keep FA and you will continue to FO!

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      Here’s hoping the current train wreck is the existential threat she fears.

    • equality says:

      It seems to me that Kate is the one angling for the big moment in the spotlight when she reappears.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Kate did her glamour (photoshopped) photo shoot at Philip’s funeral. She’s the Norma Desmond looking for a comeback.

        Maureen Callahan saying this is so ridiculous. Norma Desmond’s character lived in a mansion/castle that looked more like a ruin. H&M’s home looks heavenly. ND lost her looks of youth. Meghan hasn’t. The other one, well photoshop.

        SUITS was the most streamed show on Netflix in 2023(a Suits spinoff is in the works, Maureen). Great show. Madame Duchess isn’t in need of a moment. (well, it would be nice if the BM stopped squawking about her) Special thanks to the BM/BM owned affiliates! Thanks to you Meghan doesn’t need a moment of attention. You’ve been writing about her every single day for almost 8 years. LOLZ

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      The only one giving Norma Desmond for the last month and a half has been the Bride of Chucky.

    • Proud Mary says:

      I’ve been saying for a while now that the British monarchy looks like a combination of Norman Desmond and Ms. Habersham (Great Expectation). Like Desmond, hold-up in her mansion, pining over the end of Hollywood’s silent era, the British monarchy remains deluded , by behaving like it still resides over an empire; they’re hold up in their castles, rolling around in gold carriages (reminds me of that behemoth of a car Norma rolled up in to visit Mr. Dumile). Meghan, on the other hand, has moved on, from acting and from working for the royals, and is thriving. Yes, Callahan has not seen the movie.

      And every time I see a column like this, I’m reminded of Ms. Habersham, sitting by the window in her wedding dress, bitter over being left at the alter. He ain’t coming back folks. Move on.

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        This is the best commentary I’ve seen all week. Nailed it, Mary.

      • Flamingo says:

        It’s Miss Havisham.

      • Proud Mary says:

        Thanks for the correction, Flamingo; I’ve never read the book, but I’ve seen the 1946 movie, staring John Mills as (the adult) Pip (one of my favorite actors of that period). Anyway, that’s how the name sounded to me ears. Maybe someday I’ll read Dicken’s highly recommended book.

      • Underhill says:

        BRF as Miss Havisham is a brilliant connection. Hats off.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Norma Desmond? Oy. The woman has no idea what she’s talking about.

      • Debbie says:

        Yeah, I know. The BM keeps looking to these famous Hollywood movies like, in this case, Sunset Boulevard, or The Magnificent Seven, but they continually miscast which royal family members would play what.

  3. Lady Digby says:

    Chickens coming home to roost, poop in RF’s hair and heir from on high!

  4. Josephine says:

    Truly, in the midst of horrific, misguided, unethical “journalism” on salty isle, that Maureen Callahan is among the very worst. I’ve always hated the expression “garbage person” but I’ve reconsidered for her. Her columns are always so spiteful, hateful, and unhinged. I can’t believe she hasn’t fallen apart from the rot she is infested with.

    • Neners says:

      And even in this article where they grudgingly admit the Sussexes are needed, they heap insults and abuse. The British media ended up with they royal family they deserve.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        This column itself is absolute proof of the abuse they have experienced.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        From just a psychological observation standpoint, it’s fascinating to me that all those rota rats can’t see how delusional they sound. And that they have no connection to the reality of why the Sussexes actually left.

    • WaterDragon says:

      Is this woman on crack or shrooms, describing William as “dignified and cheerful dutifulness”. On what planet would that be, OppositeWorld. I am astounded that anyone who writes this poorly is able to maintain employment.

      • Pinkosaurus says:

        Cheerful = constantly cracking offensive jokes

        Dignified = tall

        I have nothing for his dutifulness unless his duties are rummaging around the rose bushes and raging incandescently.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        Getting drunk by noon.

  5. Lili says:

    What fresh hell is this ? are we so easily taken in by a woman in a pretty dress!

  6. Dee(2) says:

    Harry and Meghan aren’t anywhere sulking, they are happily living their lives with autonomy. This is fundamentally the problem with that family and with how the British media views that family, they cannot understand why someone would not be willing to take abuse for years and years and years for their one” Norma Desmond moment”. ( S/N these people are obsessed with portraying Meghan as some sort of 1950s all about Eve-esque starlet) No you’re getting what you paid for. You didn’t want to treat the hard working ,charismatic, interesting pair fairly so you get the lazy, dull, scheming and criminal ones instead.

    • Tessa says:

      The Desmond comment is revolting because norma ready for her closeup had gone mad and had killed some one.

    • Shawna says:

      British journalists thinking about Meghan: [open file cabinets] “Hollywood, Hollywood, hmm, what do I say about Hollywood.” [Blow dust off] “Ah, there it is, now where are my specs?” [squint at crumbling notes]

    • Agnes says:

      “If only they weren’t so resentful and distrustful.” If only RAVEC hadn’t pulled their security and endangered their lives, if only the British Media hadn’t driven Meghan to contemplate suicide, if only the British Royal Famiy hadn’t insulted a real veteran who meaningfully helps other veterans by denying him the ability to wear his (earned) uniform at the funeral, if only …

  7. Gardendryer says:

    One glamorous royal event and it will be, “see we don’t need H&M!”

    Until the next family crisis….

  8. Thena says:

    There is so much to unpack here. Plenty of courtiers could have intervened so Andrew and Fergie were not at the head of the family as they walked to the chapel. That definitely wasn’t Harry and Meghan’s fault. William going AWOL 45 minutes before the service is also not Harry and Meghan’s fault.

    • seaflower says:

      I’m sure Andrew would have still made his way to the front. He’s egotisical enough.

    • FlamingHotCheetos2021 says:

      Practically speaking the only way that could be is if they barred Andrew and Fergie from going.

      After Charles, William, George, Charlotte, and Louis, Andrew is the most senior born-in royal. Anne may be older than Andrew but her branch of the family comes after Edward and his branch in both the line of succession and the seniority ranking for official events.

  9. Mslove says:

    Gee Maureen, if Peg wasn’t so lazy, there wouldn’t be a need for panic. Alas.

  10. equality says:

    How will the monarchy come back from this? Hopefully it doesn’t. Prince Andrew as the “royal alpha male” is the face of what the monarchy truly is. Let the public see it for a long time. If they had competent people working for them and a centralized office that portioned out the work, the amount of “work” they do could be easily handled by the left behinds. It just isn’t so easy to do and take frequent vacations. If Kate is the “youth” of the monarchy, they are also in trouble. I can’t believe she isn’t whining for Bea, Eugenie, or Louise to step in. Somebody must have realized how useless that would be or said a firm no. For H&M this is “their time” and it won’t be for a short run while the other royals get their act together.

  11. Tessa says:

    Kate is so not charismatic. Diana was and she was rejected by her husband and her in laws. The norma Desmond moment for Meghan is straight out of deranger talk. Williams behavior to harry caused the mess. What exactly are Archie and Lily missing. They have been snubbed by William. Kate and Charles

    • First comment says:

      Kate is as charismatic as her husband is the image of” dignified and cheerful dutifulness”. Obviously, she’s delusional 🙄

  12. Lady Digby says:

    Ok I get it that everybody in 2020 expected KC to eventually rule for 20 years but did anyone expect W and K to get cracking and pick up the slack if H and M were sent packing??? Surely it has been obvious for years that neither had the desire nor capability to do anything substantial at any point? Willy has hit the bottle in a blue funk at being catapulted into FT Kinging any time now. Guy can’t even satisfactorily carry out the pitiful small amount of his usual “workload” let alone do extra to lead from the front in a time of crisis! No one has to be Nosdradamus to predict this disaster!

    • equality says:

      From articles whining about how much PW needed his “wingman”, I think they knew how worthless W&K were for “work”. They just miscalculated and didn’t really know PH. They thought that he wouldn’t have the guts to leave and then Meghan would just stay to be maligned or would leave without PH or that they would come groveling back after not making it outside the “cult”. In that they didn’t really know Meghan, although they should have been bright enough to realize that she could obviously make it without them.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Equality – yes to everything you said. They really did not listen to Harry’s own words over many years that he hated England and the British press.

        I also think part of it is that being royal is the pinnacle of everything they hold dear and aspire to in that system, so they truly believe that everyone would LOVE to put up with the harassment and leaked stories/lies and abuse just to be able to wear a tiara and some stolen jewels. It really broke their brains that a black woman (especially) got one insider look at that institution and said hellllll no, peace out.

    • Sarah says:

      Yeah I think this is why they were so terrible to Megan. They thought they had enough time with Charles as king and Harry playing the role of the whipping boy to prop up Will. But then Megan came along and suddenly Harry had an escape (and of course, who does she think she is?). They didn’t care what damage they caused to her because they just wanted *her* gone. They unleashed the racism, snobbery, anything they could to try to get her to leave (one way or another). Because of their utter self-absorption they didn’t anticipate that Harry would choose his own family over whatever the Windsors are.

      • Jacqueline Thurman says:

        So arrogant the firm was! I even saw that if they kept up the abuse via thire gutter press, that Harry would leave. Harry is his mother’s son thru and thru. Brave, passionate and determined.

  13. Miranda says:

    “Ingrates”? Are they meant to be thankful for Meghan being pushed to the brink of suicide while pregnant, with the active participation of her brother- and sister-in-law? For being thrown out, with no security while there were credible threats against them and their then-infant son? For being evicted from the one place in Harry’s home country where they could feel some semblance of safety? It’s the royals themselves, and perhaps even more so the BM, who are the real ingrates. H&M are the ONLY royals who have forged a path for themselves, who are not costing the monarchy or the taxpayers a single penny, while still providing steady income for the rota rats who are STILL covering and complaining about them because even in good health and at full strength, the working royals, Kate included (hell, perhaps Kate most of all) are a f–king charisma vacuum.

    And “what cost to their children”? Really? Harry and Meghan have the extremely difficult task of someday having to explain to their children that their own family were making racist remarks about them before they were even born. For that reason alone, thank God Harry saw the light and got his family the hell out of there.

    • Dee(2) says:

      That’s the thing. The press knows they screwed up backing the wrong horse. They assumed because of previous behavior from others in that family/spares, that Harry would just deal with it. They assumed that an American especially a black American would be too impressed by being a ” royal ” that she either would just take the abuse, or she would leave and they would get Harry back alone, which is what they wanted anyway. So now they have to frame everything as if Harry and Meghan are the problem. You should have just taken the abuse, we would have eventually loved you, think about how this is going to affect the kids, etc. It’s a literal case study of an abuser. It’s just wild to see it on a national scale with institutional bodies towards a couple.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Just saw your comment, Dee, after posting the same thought. I agree 💯!

        Miranda – yes the bit about the Sussexes should return so the Wailses can raise their children is so sickening because Harry and Meghan also have children. So these writers are just flat out wanting to continue the cycle of abuse on the Sussex children by ignoring their existence or by sacrificing them to the alter of the heir. It’s mind blowing!

    • Shawna says:

      And don’t forget using the press as an industrial-strength gaslighting machine.

    • Agnes says:


    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Excellent post @Miranda. The British Media/entities conveniently forget that THEY are the biggest targets of Harry’s ire. In all his interviews, SPARE and docuseries. The BM were exposed for their hideousness and racism.

      I know Cold War Steve does his pics of the BM-which are awesome. Googled pictures of h#ll and I couldn’t help seeing faces of the RR.

  14. Etha says:

    Thank God Meghan and Harry left that place. Am reading Spare again and I can’t understand how anyone can keep their sanity in that family- William being upset about a beard, Kate and Willy upset that they didn’t get easter presents and so on and so on. Thank God those beautiful Sussex children are far far away from the brutal childishness of it all.

    • Bad Janet says:

      Being related to emotionally immature people is exhausting, and being in business with them is even worse.

      Harry grew up, saw the writing on the wall, and GTFO. They wanted him to stay in the gutter with them, as the family punching bag. Who knows what they would have done to him if he stayed. We know Meghan’s mental health was in peril, but Harry could have easily been next.

  15. Tessa says:

    Nothing can give William glamour. Kate has no charisma and is a stepford

    • Lolo86llf says:

      Agree. And that is exactly why the British tabloids want Harry and Meghan back in the UK. William and Kate can only wish to have Harry and Meghan’s charm.

    • sid2 says:

      W & K not only have zero glamour and charisma but importantly they both come across as vacuous. To the extent that intelligence is the ability to solve problems, neither has ever worked or been faced with the critical reasoning required to tackle challenges regular people face. Their daily lives their whole lives have been planned and managed by others. So, when presented with the few public tasks they are expected to do now, they avoid any meaningful interaction with the people that were selected for them by others, mumble nothings through fake smiles and GTFO. They are unable to offer more because the royal welfare system is inherently flawed. It demands zero accountability, zero effort towards personal growth, and creates only pampered idiots with low-self esteem and low self-awareness.

  16. Seraphina says:

    “It is Kate, more than her husband or any other royal, who signifies youth and futurism. And with William on modified duty, the monarchy not only feels rusty and dusty — it feels imperiled.” THAT will not go over well with Chuck and Cams – maybe Ma Middleton is back.
    As far a H&M, there is no amount of work and goodwill that could hold this shitshow together. H&M were lucky to get out when they did. Being the work dog and scapegoat (at the same time) in such a dysfunctional and toxic work environment and family is not quality of life and they realized it and got out. They can still do good while taking care of their own mental and physical health – which is needed ever more so for their own family.

    • Nic919 says:

      If Kate signifies youth they are fucked because she is one of the oldest looking 42 year olds out there even with all the last seen cosmetic enhancements. She isn’t fresh and dresses like an old lady. Even her mind set is antiquated with her resume of chasing a man to get her MRS, which was not done by anyone else born in 1982.

  17. Cassie says:

    My god that is the biggest load of rubbish I have ever read in my life .

    They should all be locked up in asylum the whole bloody lot of them have gone completely insane .

  18. Lulu says:

    Did she purposely not mention Camilla? Did I miss it?

    • Carmen says:

      Camilla is sitting back purring with malicious contentment. She placed the long game and got everything she wanted.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      Camilla, the actual Norma Desmond with feather hat eyeing up the cameras for her close up after finishing off the entire Diana line.

      • NotSoSocialB says:

        The weight and the truth of this statement really hit hard- clearly I am and have been aware of the terrible history of abuse that H&M have endured, along with the incessant gaslighting from the BRF- but man, “…finishing off the entire Diana line” just fkn hurts my heart.

      • Christine says:


      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ Well, but Diana’s line and her caring legacy is being continued via H&M, Archie & Lilibet Diana. ✨️

        Too bad about the current left-behind BRF members and their charisma vacuum. So sad about the toxic dysfunction the Cambino Wailses will inherent. At least one of Diana’s sons has been salvaged by the love she showered them both with. 👏🏽 🙌🏻

        Unfortunately, in hindsight, Diana herself was doomed the day she was shepherded down the aisle of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, like a lamb to the slaughter. 😱

  19. Jais says:

    Anyone would be distrustful after the way Harry and Meghan were treated, please.

  20. Lilpeppa40 says:

    I agree that this will all be pushed under the rug when Kate returns. The conspiracy theories are funny but most people don’t take them seriously, hence why they get more outlandish by the minute. Honestly, they’re getting more attention now than they have in forever and I think they like it. I think Kate is fine, has been fine and will pop up again when she feels like it. Are the announcements and PR shenanigans weird? Hell yes, but that’s cuz these ppl are incompetent imo. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t actually think anything is wrong.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      Obviously people aren’t taking BBL seriously, but these days long meme events also don’t just disappear.

      The point of the meme is that she looks super thin, like she’s suffering from anorexia. That will stick because most of this is coming from people who never paid attention to the monarchy before and aren’t in the bubble of Daily Fail royal propaganda.

    • Proud Mary says:

      “When” Kate returns? You’re much more optimistic than KP and the British media. This sort of panic-stricken column seems to suggest she’s either not coming back, or, at a minimum, her working days are either over, or will be highly limited.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Proud Mary, “her working days are either over, or will be highly limited.” Would we be able to tell the difference? This sounds like business as usual.

  21. B says:

    Everything and everyone is falling apart over there lol. First of all the monarchy is not in peril. There is chuck, willy, and george plus a host of backups. It is secure lol the fact that none of them sell papers does not imperil the monarchy. All this is the British media throwing a tantrum because they are losing money hand over fist and blaming everyone but themselves for the predicament they find themselves in.

    The press gambled that they would be able to abuse the Sussexes into submission and they were wrong. They fucked around and found out and now won’t stop crying about it.

  22. FancyPants says:

    Face it, Maureen, the Sussexes do know exactly what they “lost” and the “cost” to their children, and they are very happy with the value. Stay salty.

    • Proud Mary says:

      I think the saltiness is precisely because she knows the Sussexes not only lost nothing, but gained a lot in leaving. She hates the fact that they’re doing better than William and Kate. It burns, and I love it.

  23. Bad Janet says:

    Well thank God for the British Press, they can continue to pull Harry and Meghan out as the Spare and use them as the scapegoat in perpetuity, even when the royal family is in complete shambles by their own design.

    Harry is fulfilling his birth duty, indeed.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Bad Janet, they can continue to pull Harry & Meghan out and use them as scapegoats, but it won’t be in perpetuity. At some point, people are going to be saying, “it’s been ___ years, why hasn’t the brf figured it out?”

  24. First comment says:

    46 minutes? Will announced that he wouldn’t be at the service 46 minutes earlier? The rr know the exact time that he sent the message he wouldn’t be there and they are able to print it but they don’t “know ” what’s wrong with Kate? OK…

  25. Mrs. Julien says:

    One year from now, the narrative will be that this crisis was the making of William and brought him new confidence in his role.

    • Tessa says:

      And the children would be trotted out more and unless William divorce s kate they would play happy families

    • BeanieBean says:

      And that he’ll really be stepping up his game now! After he does the school run, of course. 😉

  26. Lady Digby says:

    The real problem is Willy’s going to pieces and NOT being able to do even the minimum pretence of keeping calm and carrying on. Erratic and in need of an intervention? Duty of care from the Firm? Why are they so bad at this because the ostrich approach is helping no one, gaslighting us and fooling no one because this is not strong and stable monarchy/ corporation.

  27. Eurydice says:

    Well, it’s true. Compared to the rest of the sad soggy crew, Kate is the most colorful and charismatic. How pathetic is that to imagine? Now the BM can wait breathlessly to see if Kate is resurrected at Easter. If not, there’s always Orthodox Easter 5 weeks later.

    As for Andrew strutting ahead like a Tom Turkey, that’s a decision coming straight from the palace clown car. That chaos of malice and mismanagement hasn’t changed a bitsince H&M left.

    • Tessa says:

      I think Charles was ok with Andrews behavior.i never saw anything charismatic about Kate especially after seeing her mean girl behavior

      • Eurydice says:

        Yes, that’s my point. Charles is fine with Andrew strutting along – H&M couldn’t change that.

        As for Kate, charismatic doesn’t mean good person and, relative to the rest of the drabsters, it doesn’t even mean she has charisma. It’s just that when you line them all up, the eye automatically goes to Kate. She wears the colors, the jewels, the big hats, the cardboard tiaras. She’s the one waving her arms around, guffawing, popping her eyes and flashing her legs. It’s color, it’s activity and the rest look like old laundry on the line in comparison.

      • Debbie says:

        No, no, no. I think that when they claim that Kate is “charismatic” they mean: She who flashes the world. You see, it’s one of those areas where British and American English differ, like “truck” and “lorry”.

    • Eurydice says:

      ETA – Does that idiot Maureen really think anything has changed in the BM and with the various palaces? Does she really believe H&M could come back and counteract the mess, that they’d be allowed to make better decisions? Would they have been able to prevent Andrew from pushing his way out to the front? This is the crew that went screaming to the press when Meghan sent an email at 5 am. And this is the press that spent years calling for Meghan’s expulsion from the country, if not from life. Idiot Maureen is bashing H&M in the same article that’s practically begging them to come back. How does any of this make sense?

      • Underhill says:

        The British Gutter press cannot eat the red meat that sits in front of them, it’s off limits, so they have to gnaw at scraps about Harry and Meghan. Thin gruel for them when such a heavy meal is being served all around them. Must be frustrating, lol.

      • Eurydice says:

        @Underhill – seriously, lol. At some point that juicy prime rib in front of them will be too tempting. We’re seeing it even now. Gnaw, gnaw, gnaw at the bones and then snap at the red meat…

  28. Shawna says:

    Omid must be cackling. Endgame couldn’t not have been published at a better time.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      Omg you’re right. I just finished it too.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        WiththeAmerican, I just finished it, too. We get to watch in real time while the Monarachy shows why it’s endgame. I don’t think even Omid would have predicted this sh!tshow, though.

    • s808 says:

      I haven’t read it yet but I’m tempted to use an audible credit!

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        s808, I encourage you to use that credit. Omit did a good job of describing and explaining and putting it all in context. It’s a book that will give you food for thought.

      • 809Matriarch says:

        Use that credit. I got my copy from Audible. Omid’s got a great voice.

    • Princessk says:

      Exactly. Read the chapter he wrote about Kate. He more or less predicted that something was coming down the road.

  29. Tessa says:

    Why would those children be happy if they were in the UK. The derangers are bringing in Lili to criticize because of her name. And criticized the children when photos of them were shown. It would happen in the UK and be a lot worse.

  30. LaraK says:

    The problem is, when you push out the strong, all you are left with in a crisis is the weak.
    The Queen had Charles and Harry to rely on, and Kate with the backing of Ma Middleton. Carol is a social climbing harpy, but she also knows how to milk an opportunity.

    But now, who does Charles have? Will is useless, Andrew is toxic, Edward is a nobody. And Camilla is bloody terrifying. Ma Middleton is the only one, but she’s wherever Kate is. Still don’t know what the hell is going on there.

    H&M are well rid of the whole mess

  31. Becks1 says:

    the Windsors are in crisis, and its a crisis of their own making. Oh, H&M should have stayed so that for this two month period they could be the stars?? I think they’re stars enough as it is without needing a father to have cancer and a SIL to go missing. Or am I misremembering the reaction to Meghan and Harry at Beyonce, their NYC appearance in the fall, the IG kickoff events this month?!?!

    this piece almost reads like satire but I know its not.

  32. aquarius64 says:

    I disagree with people will forgot everything once Kate returns, if she does,. Her MIA status garnered international news, and KP failed to provide proof of life photo/video to calm things down. That is needed now. No glamour shots of Kate will erase the fitness of William being king. He couldn’t handle this situation; how would he be in a national crisis, where it would be required of him to lead the nation? The BM will whitewash this mess, but non UK media won’t. Social media will never lwt you forget. As for the Sussexes; you chased them out with daily press attacks that drove Meghan to suicidal ideation; and the BRF use RAVEC to keep them out and control their movements. It’s not their job to play Captain Save a ____ for the Windsors now that the monarchy is in crisis. You reap what you sow BRF and BM.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      Agree! Both of them became memes within a week of each other, and not for good things.

      He was a creepy perv meme insulting young actresses and she’s taken off work and disappeared for a BBL. Not exactly Queen-like material here.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      “and KP failed to provide proof of life photo/video to calm things down”

      And KP took one look at the first time the internet handed them a spontaneous moment where Kate could put herself forth with a thank you over people’s concern for her health status, with the eyes of a newly interested portion of international public who do not pay close attention to the BRF firmly upon her and answered this moment with:

      “Kensington Palace made it clear in January the timelines of the princess’ recovery and we’d only be providing significant updates. That guidance stands.”

      Proof of life, now, would have been an excellent way to counter the memes, make BRF look engaged with the 21 century and controlled the ongoing speculation. And, no, they did not make the recovery timelines clear in the beginning, that’s why they are in this mess to begin with.

  33. Rapunzel says:

    Will all go back to normal if Kate shows up at Easter? Probably. Will she show up at Easter? I’m doubtful.

    There has to be something majorly wrong because they haven’t been confirming when she’ll return. If she was planning some triumphant comeback, they’d be focusing on her lookinh forwatd to her big return. This to me signals no triumphant return is in the works yet.

  34. Alexandria says:

    But Maureen, this is what you wanted. You and the rest of the establishment said WK are the best. I don’t see a problem, what’s the crisis? Don’t you love them? So they can do nothing wrong. If you miss Kate, just ask her to send you a video. After all, she’s your best princess and you claim she will save the monarchy. So errr…why ru dragging 2 people you don’t like into this 🤣🙄🥱😌 isn’t it awesome they left?

  35. Mary Pester says:

    Oh my good god has someone let Carol out or is this stupid woman pssd..
    All she has done is proven that the Royals are finished!! They are as stale as last years Christmas cake!!Charlie is a failure as a king, his oldest useless son is a completely charmless,personality vaccum, with the people skills of a petulant 5 year old (which is an insult to petulant 5 year olds) listening to the moron talk is like listening to a drone flying overhead zzz zzz. Even on the visit to the synagogue today he was nodding his head so much it looked like it would fall of!
    Camzilla was meeting zelenskis wife, but NONE of them had the charm, warm and empathy that Harry and Megan have.
    So no you stupid little woman, Harry and Megan were not staying in the UK to be used and abused by the Royal family, just to make the Royal family look good and value for money. They are not fking wind up toys to be put on display to detract people’s attention from the abject failings of the family, and no they weren’t staying so that the likes of you and your vile rag, could racially abuse Megan and the children. If you have a problem with Harry and Megan escaping the cult, take it up with your editors. They are part of the problem with the UK

  36. SussexWatcher says:

    Kaiser – your comment about Meghan’s ancestors? Truth! It is uncanny how many people who have harmed Meghan with their words or actions have had some stroke of bad fortune. From ill health to losing their homes/jobs to eyelashes falling out to just the utter shambles of the left-behinds. Karma is real and she is on a rampage!

    • Agnes says:

      I’m sure the aunties have done something to protect Meghan and her beautiful babies. It’s working.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ This! 👌🏽 Plus, Diana is surely watching over the Sussexes, too! 🙌🏻

  37. Sue says:

    Maureen, Maureen, you really are a piece of work. I do have to give you props though as if anyone was ever in any doubt as to why the Sussexes left, and why they won’t be coming back you’ve helped to clarify it for them.

  38. Renae says:

    Now it is known why Charles went out foraging for mushrooms while his momma was knocking on heavens door! He must serve them to a good deal of the country cause the author of this article was definitely seeing purple elephants playing pianos while writing this!

  39. Asantewaa says:

    Richard Kay described Kate’s health as; ”Debelitating ‘

    • Agnes says:

      I noticed that too.

    • ChattyCath says:

      That’s what happens with too many Crack Baby cocktails. Or too many of the Gin and Tonics Willy makes ‘at the end of a tiring work day’. Tbh I doubt that either of them has ever set foot in a kitchen.

  40. Amy Bee says:

    This is Karma. If the Royal Family and the press had just left Harry and Meghan alone, they wouldn’t be in this mess. Well deserved and I’m with Kaiser, the best thing Harry and Meghan did was to leave.

  41. M says:

    Easter is in 31 days. We’ll see if she magically appears. I highly doubt it.

  42. MsIam says:

    Sounds like the British media has buyers remorse. Oh well, not the Sussexes fault that the bright shiny object you thought you were getting turned out to be dull in real life. And its funny that none of these “great minds” in the palace and press never seem to consider “Maybe we should have treated Harry and Meghan better, then they wouldn’t have left”. Oh well, enjoy the fun times on Salt Island fellas!

  43. Over it says:

    So William and Kate are allowed room and grace and time to worry about and look after their little ones who are still older than Harry and Meghan children but Harry and Meghan aren’t allowed the same room , grace and time to worry about and look after theirs ? Tell me your entire ass is racist without telling me your entire ass is racist

    • HuffnPuff says:

      You said it, Over It! I was thinking the same thing!! There was so much whining and hand wringing when Meghan didn’t pose outside of the hospital after having Archie. Now it’s totally acceptable to rest? Spare me. It’s also very patronizing to the rest of us. Do tell us the merits of rest after surgery, BM and RF. As if the rest of us hadn’t thought of that. Difference is we aren’t spoiled adults.

  44. Libra says:

    If Kate shows up at some point, all rosy, healthy and glowing, all will be forgiven. She will be Joan of Arc, risen from the ashes, wearing a halo and waiting for sainthood. No questions asked. All these conspiracy theories will be long forgotten. I truly hope this is not some game being played for sympathy or to show how important her place is to Wm and the monarchy. My pessimism stems from the RF long reputation as being poorly acquainted with the truth.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Libra, I think that’s a fairytale. Some people may react that way, others will be angry that she didn’t have enough sense to let people know that she was fine and recovering quite well. Yes, that would involve a photo of some type. I think Maureen has been imbibing something alcoholic.

    • Jaded says:

      Libra, that ship has sailed. The Wails have damaged their reputations so completely, and will continue to do so whether or not Kate resurfaces, that the damage is now irreparable unless they fess up to what exactly went down, which will not happen.

      • Christine says:

        Yep, and now there are so many more people paying attention. It’s no longer just our little corner of the internet.

    • Jais says:

      @libra, I feel like you. Don’t get me wrong; the press will still yank their chains. But if Kate just shows up, the press will just keep on keeping on. What are they going to do? Write an expose of what really happened? Snort. Yeah, I’d like to see the rota writer willing to do that and give up their close proximity contract. Maaaybe, it will catalyze the international press into digging deeper. Like you, I really hope they’re not playing us. But something is weird and wrong either way.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Jais, but what about the media outside of the UK? Do you really think there won’t be anger there and what about SM? No, the cork isn’t going back in that bottle.

  45. Kingston says:

    Dis biitch is deep in de NILE!!!

    Anyhooo, I see that in the absence of the comatose racist, theyve begun to cannonize her!
    Oh well, I wonder what theyre gonna do when easter comes and goes and she fails to ‘arise?’ Theyre completely ignoring the FACT that KP already said dont look for kkkHATE to attend trooping…..trooping is June 15. Thats a whole almost 3 months after easter sunday (which is March 31.)
    How are these rotaRATS gonna cope if theyre unravelling already?

    Thats why imma ’bout to go buy me a whole buncha popcorn futures! LMFAOOOOOOOOOO

  46. Honey says:

    I don’t know if it’s scapegoating. I don’t know if it’s distraction. I don’t know if it’s misguided mishmash. I don’t know the term for it. However, what I do know from these write-ups and opinion pieces is that the Wales, namely William, cannot and will not do their jobs. They are thoroughly lacking in terms of their role & there isn’t a response in the press that’s willing to hold them individually or as a team accountable for that. Instead of holding them accountable for that lack, the ire, and the blame for the 💩show, they heft the responsibility for the gapping whole onto Harry, specifically, and Megan collectively.

    On one of the news shows in Great Britain, Dr. Tessa Dunlap, had it right. Where William is concerned, by dent of placing him on a pedestal and taking a hands-off approach, the right wing tabloid media has helped to create a monster.

    • Kingston says:

      Thats 2-faced snake, dunlop, was right up there aiding and abetting in putting bully & bones on a pedestal while tearing down the Sussexes.

    • Kit says:

      To me they are the epitome of stereotypic welfare kings and queens. The richer they are, the less tax they pay, the more they benefit at the public trough. Oink, oink in tiara.

      They are useless to the people. As for what Brits think of their royals. Sure some of the pensioners may like them, but a large slew is indifferent because the people got too much going on to be bothered. Whether it’s keeping up with inflation, finding affordable housing with working plumbing, or affording school tuition. UK is mired deep in muck with farmers in a hissy because govn’t environmental rules mean they can’t discharge farm waste into rivers and estuaries. (After all, if water utilities can discharge sh*t, why can’t they?)

      So there’s a lot of hating going in the UK (like many countries). The press and the Tories hate foreigners despite the desperate need for their cheap labor to save the UK economy, and of course they hate successful people who escaped, like the Sussexes.

  47. QuiteContrary says:

    Her calling Harry and Meghan “ingrates” really infuriates me.

    So what should they have been grateful for? Being pushed to the verge of suicide? Being thrown to the rota wolves to protect the utterly useless William? Being instructed to be less, so they didn’t steal any of William’s and Kate’s limited shine?

    Pray tell, Maureen, what the f*ck Harry and Meghan should have risked their lives, and the lives of their beautiful children, for.

    • Blithe says:

      Yeah, that stood out to me too — quite starkly. It’s as though Harry and Meghan and their children aren’t seen as real people, for themselves. They should have been grateful just to glimpse the “shine”— and to help out with the scut work of polishing. It’s sickening. It feels familiarly racist. And it’s no surprise.

      • Sarah says:

        yes it does feel very loaded–> Black people are supposed to be “grateful” (bow and scrape is what they mean) that we allow them to be in our presence. That’s what it’s saying. There’s a very specific type of racist that tells themselves that they aren’t racist because they interact with nonwhite people. The problem is that those people have to behave in a specific manner to maintain the racist’s acceptance.

  48. Grandma Susan says:

    Then, just maybe, it would have been better for the windsors to *stop persecuting and slandering* the Sussexes? They drove them away with lies and abuse and nobody sane would ever come back for more of that. The Windors shot themselves in the foot and now cry because they can’t walk.

  49. Mel says:

    What exactly did they lose? People who tried to control them with money, who fed crap about them to the press to provide cover for their own shady behavior , people who talk badly about their children and just want to use them to do the work that they don’t want to do? Yeah, the Sussex family aren’t the losers in this little scenario. Charles got his slimmed down monarchy. Good Luck with that.

  50. phlyfiremama says:

    They aren’t exactly “sulking in montecito” 😂😂, they are busy being celebrated everywhere they go for their continuing WORK trying to make this world a better place. Everybody loves them except the UK Media & BRF, and trump doesn’t really count. Prince Harry closed the deal on a MAJOR partnership between BetterUp and Mercedes, Megan is in talks for another undoubtedly insanely popular podcast along with her continuing work with her various philanthropical interests and charities. So, “sulking” is a demonstrably incorrect description.

  51. Kateee says:

    Hmm. This one has the suffocating aroma of Middletonian PR. Is Maureen trying to send a signal to them that she’s friendly if they want to chat? Or is Carole back in action?

    Because it smacks of Camp Keen’s Classic Kate Embiggening, that she is the vital linchpin of a decaying monarchy and William is a decrepit turd without her. The sort of piece you’d release if you were inching back out after weeks of hiding while you wait out your husband’s demand to divorce. If there’s one skill Kate has, it’s waiting.

  52. Joantastic says:

    Why do these fools keep insisting that the Sussexes are missing so much? Why do they keep insisting that Meghan wanted the spotlight so badly, and didn’t get her way? If that was the case, they would have stuck it out, and plotted their way to the top, like Cruella the Cruel. Harry didn’t like his duties, didn’t like London, didn’t like the British press, didn’t like the setup, and didn’t like the way they treated him and his wife. FULL STOP.

    Royal life is so shitty and smothering that not even Wills seems to want any further parts of it. Kate has taken a loooong vacation. No one else even WANTS to pick up the slack, they don’t want the responsibility. These tabloid writers should get a clue, and then a life.

    And what makes Kate the most charismatic? She rarely speaks. She does not do much of anything, but turn up immaculately dressed and smile, and ask a banal question or two. She is a head of hair, and a hanger for clothes, and not much else. Where is the charisma she supposedly has?

  53. Gubbinal says:

    They kicked out the spare. Allow me to do a quick inventory of the first sons: Eddy, the older son of Edward VII died amidst rumors he was Jack the Ripper. His younger brother became George V. George V’s older son became Edward VIII who abdicated leaving his younger brother, “Bertie” to become George VI.

    In the last 200 years only two first-borns have made it to the throne: QE2 and KC3.

    • Nic919 says:

      And really only KC3 was the direct male heir to get it. Even the queen got it after the line shifted to the next brother.

      William has given off David Windsor vibes for ages. Maybe the problem is the multigenerational expectation of being king and having decades to fuck around before then.

  54. Charlie says:

    Look, I’m NOT one for conspiracies, but let’s examine what we have here , vis-à-vis what we know…

    A family that will haul a woman, who just pushed another human being out of her body, from her hospital bed, slap makeup on her face, prep her hair and dump her and her newborn in front of news cameras and photographers from around the world, because… reasons (tradition??) ?

    A family that was putting very old and sickly looking senior members in front of the camera for photo-ops…
    That hid the true nature/extent of HMTQ’s infirmity, till AFTER she had passed? And kept shoving her in front of cameras, through it all?? (Yes she was Queen, but still…)
    Is refusing to do even a few minute skype video of (a properly prepped-up) Katherine to one of her charities as perhaps a “proof of life” in the midst of this tornado of speculation and conspiracy?? Not even a photo of her leaving the hospital??

    Next, it appears NOBODY is talking about how mysteriously silent the Middletons continue to be? And Pippa (with her family) was vacationing recently????
    (Are tax records/returns public information in the UK?)
    I smell an NDA here… but thats just me.

    Coupled with all we know (or suspect) about Williams behavior, the endless reports of his “incandescence” ( i do believe the use of that adjectIve to qualify his anger is…. Telling, and intentional.) , and the very public state of their marriage.
    Add onto that, everything they’ve put Harry and Meghan through, in the name of protecting “The Firm”… and YET Katherine can’t be seen, heard, snapped, videoed, NADA?!!
    it all paints a disturbing picture. I HOPE i am wrong. Honestly. But i find that when it comes down to it? I’m hardly ever wrong.

  55. Debbie says:

    Sorry, but in what world is Kate glamourous, youthful and representative of “futurism” while Meghan is “Norma Desmond” who was past her sell-by date? In what world are the Sussexes the “understudies” to the Wailes, who still monitor their actions from oversees and copykeen them frequently? Keep trying BM.

  56. Nerd says:

    I just needed to comment this one thing regarding her part about Harry and Meghan. It sounded like the rantings of a master who’s pissed off that their slave has run away and refuses to return to this racist cesspool of hate that refuses to see and treat them or their children like human beings. She’s furious that they left a place where they experienced daily abuse and racists threats and harassment by people who think that an institution is somehow more valuable than their wellbeing or lives. It’s unbelievable how these people have this distorted perception that this institution has more value that a human life and value their lives so much that they don’t care about the hate they have directed towards them and their children. How do you live with yourself when the adults you are ruthlessly abusing are parents who’s children will one day see and hear about how little you valued them and their parents lives? I’m not a hateful person, but my view on these people has me looking at some in humanity in a different light.

  57. AC says:

    “…Spread like wildfire across SM and they can’t contain the story or optics”
    The BRF is already fighting for their lives on SM and some of the US press , Spanish press are dragging them down too.
    They were warned for a while now. With their snobbery and arrogance, the BM and the BRF thought they were superior above all. Now they’re shocked that they realize they have no influence or power in the world. They got what they deserved. And their pathetic bots can’t save their a$&es either.
    But hey they still want to blame HM😆. In an everyday/regular company, these journalists and their comms team would have been fired already.

  58. phlyfiremama says:

    Curiouser and curiouser. Did Peg “impulsively” throw her down the stairs?? In an “incandescent with rage” moment, WHAT DID HE DO TO HER?? Why can’t she have a photo posted?? This is why he disappeared, too: guilt!