Eden: King Charles’s jams sold out after Duchess Meghan sent jams to friends!!

Mindy Kaling is the latest person to post their American Riviera Orchard gift basket on Instagram! The Duchess of Sussex sent ARO strawberry jam and lemons to Mindy shortly after Mindy appeared with Prince Harry at a BetterUp conference last week, and Mindy posted a photo of the gift basket on her Stories. Good times! As we’ve seen throughout the week, the British media has zero chill about Meghan, ARO and jam. The Mail is currently scream-weeping about how Meghan is giving away jam to fifty people and she didn’t release a list of the recipients. They’re also mad that Meghan made jam while the Princess of Wales has cancer! Did you know that King Charles is also – GASP – selling jam while he has cancer? It’s true, and Richard Eden at the Mail was eager to point out that Charles’s Highgrove-branded jams have now sold out:

The launch of the Meghan Markle’s brand of jams has had the unintended side effect of boosting sales of the King’s own brand of preserves. The Duchess of Sussex unveiled the first product of her new brand, American Riviera Orchard, with friends and influencers posting Instagram photos of a jar of her strawberry jam. It is the first part of her attempts to launch her business empire and may have taken some inspiration from her father-in-law King Charles III.

His Majesty began selling products such as jam from the Duchy of Cornwall estate in the 1990s, and has continued to sell produce from the gardens of his own private home in Highgrove. And with the renewed publicity on the Duchess of Sussex’s preserves, Charles’s own brand appears to have seen a jump in sales from royalists who have done so in such great numbers that one item sold out.

The monarch’s Highgrove Organic Strawberry Preserve was shown as being ‘sold out’ on the estate’s website on Wednesday, hours after the launch of Meghan’s own brand of strawberry jam. However, there is good news for those eager for a taste, as more 340g jars of the flavour were put on sale for £6.95 each on the Highgrove Gardens website on Thursday morning.

Other flavours sold by the brand include marmalade, rhubarb and ginger, raspberry and blackberry, and English damson.

While profits from Meghan’s business endeavours go to herself, any excess money made as part of the Highgrove brand is donated to charity.

[From The Daily Mail]

They’re desperately trying to have it both ways – they want to say that Meghan is a tacky, jam-making hussy who should never have the audacity to create a personal lifestyle brand… and they also want to say that she’s copying King Charles and that he’s doing it better. Sidenote: I honestly didn’t know that Charles had a Highgrove-specific jam line. I know about Duchy Originals (the proceeds of which legitimately go to charity) and I know about the Sandringham food-and-alcohol brand, the proceeds of which I think go towards the maintenance of Sandringham, a privately-owned property. Who actually profits from the Highgrove line though, given that Highgrove is part of the Duchy of Cornwall?

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  1. Scooby Gang says:

    Meghan should send the RF a special edition jam basket with a custom flavor made just for them – – – Sour Grapes.

  2. equality says:

    Any “excess money” from the Highgrove jams goes to charity. Define excess. I’d say not much goes to charity and this is KC (or Will if KC no longer leases Highgrove from the duchy) lining his pockets. I bet excess includes not only the usual overhead, but also any upkeep and rental on the property (which would go to PW). If this were Meghan’s stuff, the BM would be trying to make all kinds of guesses as to exactly how much went into her pocket, but crickets on anything that goes into KC or PW’s pockets.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      Neither the King or William have to earn a living they get paid a fortune by the taxpayer Meghan doesn’t.

    • goofpuff says:

      Of course KC is getting profit. He just adds himself as a required expense and pays himself whether it be rent or anything else before the money goes to charity. The Windsors royals are notoriously stingy and greedy. They would not pass up a chance to get money.

    • olivia says:

      Came to say exactly this! 100%

    • Sunday says:

      Yes precisely, and any charities that do receive money are almost certainly associated with the royals directly or one of their cronies (so they can line their pockets even more). It’s philanthropic money laundering.

    • Eurydice says:

      Well, sure – this is a business. Not just a gift shop, but tours and events and lectures and classes, plus renting out the venue to outside events. Then there’s rent and upkeep and staff to pay – and any proceeds earmarked for charity go to The King’s Trust (what used to be the Prince’s Trust). The King’s Trust has done some really interesting work in the past, but that doesn’t mean that some of the other proceeds don’t end up in Charles’ pocket.

      • equality says:

        Point is the rent goes into PW’s pocket and is likely a significant amount when PW could well afford to lease the property out to KC for like a pound a year or something nominal so more went to charity. But, I bet he does not.

      • Eurydice says:

        @equality – Charles now pays about 700,000 pounds a year in rent for Highgrove. The Duchy of Cornwall now makes about 22 million pounds a year, plenty to give to charity if PW wanted to, even without the Highgrove rent. Charles used to claim that when he was PoW, half of the Cornwall income went to charity, but I don’t know that there’s any proof in publicly available records.

      • equality says:

        Ah, could poor Charlie not live on 11 mil a year?

    • FC says:

      Paying for jam is better than paying taxes for the odd octogenarian to walk to church once every few weeks.

      • Debbie says:

        Hmm. What to believe? 1) that the people of England who are accustomed to Charles’ jelly for all these decades, and never made a fuss about them, suddenly woke up and felt a great desire to have some more, please; or 2) that some people just felt the great desire to send more money to a billionaire king, simply to “stick it to Meghan”; or 3) someone in the palaces or BM are lying again. I’m torn.

    • Becks1 says:

      Right….excess could mean a tiny fraction of each jar goes to charity. My guess is the majority of the profits from the jam go straight back to Highgrove or Charles benefits in some other way.

      • BeanieBean says:

        My guess is royal accounting is on par with Hollywood studio accounting; you know where they sign deals with stars saying they get x% of the profits, but their blockbusters movies never seem to make a profit for some reason.

      • Lorelei says:

        Exactly! “Excess” is doing a lot of work here. There’s a reason they don’t specify a percentage.

  3. Happyoften says:

    My nosy dare-I-air wants to know …. who rates number one on her batch of 50?

  4. Dee(2) says:

    Wait. She’s wrong for earning money, but Charles isn’t for taking a”Sovereign Grant” because he donates a pittance in comparison? I’m sorry do they really think people survive without working? Who is this aimed towards? What person is thinking “Man, that person that sells goods that I don’t have to purchase is bad, and that person that takes part of my taxes to support themselves is good?” And the only reason they’re complaining about all 50 not posting is because they want to know who she sent the jam to. They are so nosy about who their friends are and what they are doing. They hate they have been reduced from command meetings in opulent drawing rooms to viewing from the bushes( literally in most cases).

    • Indica says:

      So having read a lot of history on England and America’s Golden Age:
      The ‘hoity toity rich’ look down upon those that earn money by working for it. It is dirty money, the only clean money is inherited or just ‘given’ to you.
      That doesn’t explain the rota at all, but it does explain the royal family’s attitude towards ‘earning one’s keep’. It just isn’t done and if it done, it is absolutely not talked about.

      Of course, this doesn’t apply at all to the adjacent royals who stick around to be abused.

    • Lulu says:

      As there has been nothing sold, exactly how does anyone know where the profits will go?

      • Julie jules says:

        Sure, tension between the Euro merchant and noble classes can be traced back to the high middle ages. It ties into The Crusades, when the nobility bankrupted themselves and the emerging merchant class got rich on newly opened trade routes.

        One has the name/blood/culture and the other has money.

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  5. ABritGuest says:

    As usual he’s lying because I checked the website. But hilarious seeing how they trying to position ARO as rival for Duchy/Highgrove goods & using Meghan to promote these brands. You can see what the fear was with SussexRoyal

    • KeKe Swan says:

      Rivals? Ugh. But that’s just silly, Abritguest! You can’t buy waltz into Trader Joe’s and buy Duchy Originals in the United States. These brands are not and will never be direct competitors.

      • Cali says:

        Well I doubt you will be able to waltz in to Trader Joe’s and purchase American Riviera Orchard jams either. Where did that idea come from?

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      It’s not even sold out? Wow these lairs. I hope the SS drag them on Twitter.

    • BeanieBean says:

      It does say, in the third paragraph down, that the strawberry jam had been re-stocked & is for sale as of this morning. No idea if it ever sold out, but the article does state that.

      I was more curious about how they were going to twist how it’s OK for the king to sell stuff, branded by royalty, but it was bad for Meghan somehow—? Then there it was, in the last sentence–the king’s proceeds go to charity, Meghan’s go to herself. Except—nothing is actually for sale yet; we have no idea what her business docs say, e.g., x amount going to charity–not that they have to earmark it, of course, everyone’s allowed to earn a living. But those idiot reporters are doing their best to promote that medieval mindset a couple of folks posted about above. Aristos–and kings–don’t earn money, darling, that’s for us peasants.

    • Josephine says:

      even if it had been “sold out” that’s often the same term used when they can’t stock something that is made from seasonal fruit. you are absolutely correct to question everything because the one thing you can count on liars to do is lie.

  6. Bluenoser says:

    To quote Logan Roy, they [the British media] are not serious people. Seriously, they’re in a lather about jam? GTFOH.

    • seaflower says:

      One of the WanK fans on twitter is trying to organise a mass reporting to the FDA about unhygienic jam from ARO.

      I wouldn’t call them unserious, I’d call them deeply, obsessively unwell.

      • equality says:

        That fan is committing a crime making a false report to a government agency. Not very bright.

      • Tessa says:

        Some deranger comments are truly disturbing

      • Shawna says:

        I pointed out sarcastically that the jam jars MAY have back sides when this person (or another deranger?) was wailing about supposedly missing UPCs and nutrition information, and this person actually “liked” my comment, as if I were supporting them. Insanity.

      • equality says:

        @Shawna Makes sense. Most of the time such info is on the back side of the jar. Since she gave them as gifts and didn’t sell them, such info isn’t required anyway. She could have included all kinds of information on a paper in the basket or separately. Do these morons really expect the FDA to go into these celeb’s kitchens and ask to examine jars that they received as gifts?

      • Lorelei says:

        SHUT UP! Seriously? Unhygienic jam making? JFC these people are desperate. (And, as @Equality pointed out, also very stupid.)

    • nutella toast says:

      This is the most “pick me” jam moment I’ve ever seen…and I never thought I’d ever type that phrase.

    • Blithe says:

      In a lather? Hmmmm. I’d def buy American Riviera Bath! Soaps, bath gels, lotions and fragrances would be awesome! Lol.

      I’m also laughing at Highgrove selling rhubarb and ginger preserves. It seems SO William and Harry! An overly tart, intensely flavored sort of vegetable that needs more than a spoonful of sugar to be palatable ….paired with Ginger. Someone at Highgrove has a tasteful sense of humor! Lol

      • BeanieBean says:

        That’s my jam!! 😉 ‘Smellies’, as we called fragrances, soaps, & lotions in my family. I remember once having to place a moratorium on soap buying on myself because I had soooo many in a bathroom drawer. I had to use ’em all up before I allowed myself to buy any more. I’m buying more, now. 😁

    • Becks1 says:

      It’s hilariously pathetic. Their obsession with Meghan is just bringing more publicity to ARO. So keep on keeping on, I guess, haters, lol.

  7. Eurydice says:

    Looking at the website, Highgrove has what looks like a full museum shop – with books and jewelry and clothing, linens and soaps, etc. etc. – and it states that the proceeds go to the King’s Foundation. Charles pays rent for Highgrove to the Duchy of Cornwall, so I imagine the deal is the same as if anyone rents a store space – the landlord gets the rent and the store owner keeps the sales.

    • sarah says:

      “Charles pays rent for Highgrove to the Duchy of Cornwall, so I imagine the deal is the same as if anyone rents a store space – the landlord gets the rent and the store owner keeps the sales.”

      So if Highgrove is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall , it means KC3 when he was PoW was paying rent to the Duchy of Cornwall that was responsible for his upkeep – in essence the monies was paid to himself. Now the monies goes to William and KC3

      Is there a percentage that they are supposed to retain such that anything above this rate is deemed as excess? If not then I doubt there are any excesses that goes to charity . All the amounts are recycled as both Highgrove and Duchy of Cornwall is simply retained by Wilnot & KC3

      • Eurydice says:

        According to what I’ve read, Charles wasn’t paying rent while he was PoW. The rent started once William took over as PoW.

        The Highgrove gift shop site says all its profits go to charity. Other sources say the charity is The King’s Trust. There’s no similar claim in other parts of the Highgrove site, like events, classes and tours – I can assume that profits from those go to Charles in some way because he’s the one running the business of Highgrove, not William, who is just the landlord.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Eurydice – You are correct. KCIII did NOT pay rent while he was the PoW. The Duchy of Cornwall specifically bought Highgrove for PoW. The PoW, whomever it may be, can reside there rent free because said PoW is the Duke of Cornwall.

        FYI; If for some reason, Charlotte became the direct heir of the Monarch, she could NOT reside there rent free as the Duchy of Cornwall CANNOT pass to a woman as the current entail to the Duchy of Cornwall now stands.

  8. Rai says:

    Didn’t eden lose his job? He should log off Twitter whining about jam and go update his LinkedIn profile

    • Cessily says:

      Not that I’ve heard or seen, Palmer was the last one I knew of that was let go. Eden sticks out in my mind because whenever I see him talk he morphs into an animated rat in my mind. I can’t explain my crazy, it just is.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      I’m old enough to remember Eden tweeting like a begging dog for a jar of the Duchess of Sussex’s jam. Now he’s saying Chucky’s chunky preserves “outsold” Meghan’s guerilla marketing campaign of gift baskets to close friends, of which group Eden most assuredly isn’t one?

      Did Eden buy out Chucky’s chunky preserves himself out of spite? Where is he going to find room to put it all, given all the donations of dog food from James Middleton?

  9. Jan90067 says:

    If Sandringham is PRIVATELY owned, then THEY are making money to pay for its upkeep (ie: going in their *own* pockets). But…but… I thought Royals aren’t *allowed* to run a for (self) profit business using “Royal Name/Connections”.

    Obviously, the rules were for *one* royal only.

    Are they truly that blind, or do they really not see the hypocrisy. I mean, I *know* it all comes down to racism and they ARE that stupid… sigh… even after all this time, I guess I’m just still dumbstruck by just HOW they are SO OBLIVIOUS to world opinion. I mean, do they *really*swallow* the crap pumped out by the tabs to blow smoke up their pampered a$$e$???

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      Yes the “charity” is themselves. But you see, they live in grand style and unimaginable luxury to the point of having servants drag a mattress and toilet seat to every place they spend the night, and they do all of this as part of “service” to the starving freezing peasants.

      It’s called charity@TM!

      • Gabby says:

        LOL @ the mattress and the toilet seat! Some underpaid staffer should sneak in an identical looking toilet seat from an airport or a truckstop or something and install it for Chuckles’ pristine quivering backside.

  10. Charter says:

    There were people, apparently, who believed the Dutchy jams were Meghans. I mean, iq and all.

  11. Nanea says:

    Jar № 21 has popped up, posted by Tracee Ellis Ross.

    Together with an envelope, which has people speculating about an an invitation to an impending launch party, maybe, possibly.

    Too funny to watch the rota 🐀🐀🐀 implode because they don’t know anything.

    I always remember Chris *Taliban* Shipwreck’s ominous threat that he’d never ever post about the Sussexes again, more than four years ago, and yet here we are.

    The BM can’t stop themselves because the Sussexes are their sun, moon, and their guiding stars, and the only chance for them to earn a few coins.

    Even if the 🐀🐀🐀 don’t have facts, and fall over each other contradicting themselves.

    How about trying to find out where all the money goes, be it the Sovereign Grant, the income of the Duchies of Corwall and Lancaster, the profits from selling things like jams, tea towels, aprons, gardening tools at the respective palaces, the rents from all the places where the BRF act as landlords, the entry fees etc etc.

    • Charter says:

      I saw the TER one a few hours ago.. What I love most is the fail have been writing non stop articles that Meghan has no friends and how dare she…

      When all we see are Megan’s friends. I get they’re screaming into the void but so many people believe them because they’re not seeing the gift baskets or her friendships

    • Eurydice says:

      As a marketing campaign, this is awesome. The BM has got the whole celebrity world wondering who’s going to be Jar #22, 23, 24, 25…

      • Becks1 says:

        I said on X this is like a slow burn…..just waiting to find out when and where the next jam gets posted……WHO WILL IT BE?!!?

      • Snuffles says:

        It’s like Willy Wonka’s golden tickets.

      • Christine says:

        It really is, Snuffles. This is brilliant, she is paying zero advertising costs. Respect.

    • Lorelei says:

      A possible impending lunch party with friends? Well, clearly Meghan needs to be arrested.

      These people are out of their damn minds.

      • aftershocks says:

        The kicker is if we could all still check out Meg’s original Instagram, we would be able to see that who she is today is not much different from the dog lover (#adoptdontshop); girly girl; goofy/ nerdy girl; articulate mover-and-shaker; glam actor and model; party hostess; good friend; good daughter; wisdom sharer (No Bad Energy); yoga practitioner; ambitious risktaker; vacation lover; caring humanitarian; glass half-full optimist; sustainable advocate; superb foodie; and fashionista extraordinaire that was so very evident in her every well-curated post back then. The main difference, of course, is that she’s now a loving mother and wife to a prince of a guy. But she’s always been royal!

        Meghan has always been That Girl! 💃 Meghan is the Moment! ✨️

  12. Tessa says:

    Some of the money goes to charity of sales of royal j elly leaving out how taxpayers help support royal family
    A bunch of derangers must have gone on a spending spree. So bitter

    • Julia says:

      I suspect that stocks are generally low for the online shop so it wouldn’t take many orders to sell out. The fact that anyone thinks this affects Meghan in any way is crazy.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      Reddit hate subs were organizing reporting harassment’s against Meghan’s jam. Then A few sad posters would link to Charles’ jam like it was really a competition. They never cared about Charles’ jam until Meghan sent a few jams to friends. These are truly sick individuals.

      had no idea there were multiple MM hate subs, but sadly learned this yesterday as they were being screengrabbed on Twitter showing brigading into real life to harass Meghan, with no consequences per Reddits usual pro nazi leanings.

      • Lorelei says:

        These people really have nothing better to do with their time than “organizing” more abuse of Meghan? Nothing else going on in their lives? Jesus

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        @Lorelei sadly, no. They are obsessed with Meghan. you’d have thought her wearing heels in the grass was The Worst thing a human has ever done, but it turns out gifting jam to friends has become the Absolute Worst Thing a human has ever done.

        they organized calling the health department on her jams, even though they’re not for sale and California doesn’t regulate homemade gifts.

        They’re totally not racists, but how dare she gift jam to her friends. /s

  13. Amy Bee says:

    The press is also upset that Meghan hasn’t sent them any jam. As Kaiser points out the real question Richard Eden should be asking where does the revenue from Highgrove go? Anyway the obsession with Meghan is real so much so that these people don’t realise that they’re helping to promote her brand.

  14. ML says:

    Out of curiosity, the bowls that contain the lemons and the jam…are the bowls also part of ARO’s line? I have a fruit bowl on the kitchen counter and another on our table because I’ve noticed that my family is mire likely to eat fruit if it’s subtly in front of them. Those bowls are nice.

    • Julia says:

      Maybe it’s the bowls she is selling and not the jam. I’d love it if she launches a cookware line and the jam is one of her recipes from her cooking show. Then all the wailing about jam will have been pointless.

      • Blithe says:

        That would be awesome! And not pointless at all! The wailing and gnashing is providing SO much free publicity and stoking international interest and anticipation for whatever American Riviera ____________ turns out to be.

      • Christine says:

        I am going to completely crack up if she’s selling no jam.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      Yes we finally got to see the bowls yesterday and they’re gorgeous, in Meghan’s usual good taste taupe beige. I can’t tell what they’re made of, and was wondering how they shipped pottery if that’s what it was. I am obsessed with antique pottery and artisan pottery.

    • Becks1 says:

      Wouldn’t that be a plot twist….if the product is the bowl and not the jams, lol.

      “you were so busy focused on my jams you forgot about the BOWLS that are going to bring in $$$$!!!”

  15. Tessa says:

    Maybe William sent Some one to buy a lot of royal jelly

  16. Krista says:

    Was this all to make Meghan feel jealous or something? Because the way she is – normal, gracious, supportive – she would probably just shrug and say “good for them. Glad they sold out!” Are they expecting her to be gnashing her teeth in frustration and jealousy? Because the British media already have that act down pat.

  17. Shawna says:

    I suspect the jam there is selling out because casual followers are confused and think that this IS Meghan’s jam, somehow.

    • lanne says:

      Nah, I think that there are derangers going out and hate-buying jam in order to stick it to that black Duchess! Who does she think she is to make jam while Kate has cancer! I’ll buy the King’s jam and that’ll show her! Ha Ha so-called Duchess!! I’m going to post myself eating a jam sandwich, and spend the rest of my day posting about how I got one over on that Prince-stealer!!

    • Sunday says:

      I don’t think their jam is selling out at all, I think poor baby king charles is in his feelings – only he can make jam, not mean meghan! – and so they’re trying to boost sales by faking demand for the product. You don’t actually have to sell out an item to list it as sold out on a website, it’s just a marketing banner.

  18. aquarius64 says:

    Charles is so insecure no one in the BRF can’t outsell him with a similar product? Meghan’s jam is not on the market and the stupid naynobs claiming FDA violations.

  19. Moniquep says:

    If I recall a few weeks ago when ARO was announced, the BM and rota rats were screaming how tacky and crass, and that Royals don’t do commercial ventures. I guess it’s like Wotnot screeching that Royals don’t guest edit magazines.
    Oh well, Meghan keep doing your thing girl. I really hope you are not letting these jealous, crazy assed creatures bother you in any way.

    • Lorelei says:

      The last I heard, the gift shop @KP was selling cheap replicas of Big Blue. They really have no room to be calling anyone else “tacky” or “crass”

  20. Gabby says:

    HAHAH. Richard Eden appears increasingly and visibly panicked about the state of the monarchy and the BRF’s handling of 2024 challenges. He knows they are fucking it up, and he’s trying to stop the bleeding by demanding that Lady Louise and the York sisters to be drafted into duty, throwing various strategies out there to Peg, and all to no avail. I love that for him.

  21. Somebody Nobody says:

    This is fruit, sugar and gelatin for the love. People have lost the plot.

  22. MrsCope says:

    I think it is bizarre, and sad, how many articles they are committed to posting about JAM. Is this your life RR, British tabs and “experts??” They’re not dumb, we know that. But cruel, and petty, yes. They can spare me the pearl clutching over common marketing/product launch practice. They’re writing hate screeds about a woman who sent friends and acquaintances JAM. Meanwhile “work” for a senior-level royal is walking a millisecond in the shoes of an average Joe, putting on an apron and carrying a bin for some pictures.

  23. Southern Crone says:

    Jam-making Hussy is my new band name.

  24. Jay says:

    So basically, Charles’ fancy jam brand might be enjoying the Meghan effect?

    Back to the social media rollout – it’s been a masterful, well thought out campaign so far, and pretty much what we expect from Meghan. She does all of the preparation work behind the scenes and doesn’t launch until she has something to share. Maybe even to her detriment – a lot of people were wondering what she was working on for the last couple years, and sometimes that way of working means that you are anxiously waiting for everything to be perfect (ask my tons of three-quarter finished projects).

    I assume Meghan and her social media team have a full calendar rollout planned and I can’t wait to see who is next. Maybe some of her Suits castmates? Tyler Perry? Oprah? Some squaddie somewhere is compiling a list with red yarn.

    • Debbie says:

      Re: The possible Meghan Effect on Chuck’s jam. I wouldn’t put it past her. Is there anything Meghan can’t improve?

      • aftershocks says:

        @Jay, if Meghan is on 20 of 50, she’s already gifted to other close friends who have not posted about their gifts on social media.

        Surely Tyler, Beyonce, Oprah, Elton, Abigail, Markus, Heather Dorak, Lindsay Roth, and the other tight girlfriend from Northwestern days, plus Janina Gavankar, Daniel Martin, Benita Litt, and maybe Sarah Rafferty, etc., are among the first 19. And they just haven’t posted.

  25. Chantale says:

    Can you imagine the rage from the rats if Meghan sent Charles a basket of her jam and he is #1 of the 50? Worst he posted the basket with a note from Meghan saying from one jam maker to another.😂😂😂😂 I would love this just for the comedie.😂😂 ok, I need to stop my brain.

  26. Lulu says:

    As Meghan said, a rising tide will lift all boats. Just think how she could have lifted the whole rf if she hadn’t been too popular and driven out.

    • aftershocks says:

      But that’s an impossibility @Lulu. How could Meghan not stand out too much or not be popular? She’s been popular since birth. Her ability to shine was written in the stars.

  27. Anna M says:

    So, Charles is also competing with his dil?

  28. yupyup says:

    “jam-making hussy ” LOL I just spat out my coffee

  29. Buzz-in Ur Ear says:

    Eden and the royalist derangers really don’t understand the entire British monarchy is a personal identity brand!

  30. Mel says:

    Tracee Ellis Ross posted her jam this am on IG. All of this is very strategic on Meghan’s part. She knows what she’s doing, I guess they don’t see that Meghan shine is rubbing off on her FIL…..

    • Barb Mill says:

      My guess everyday we will see another 1 or 2 recipients of Meghans jam posting until all 50 have been gifted. At that point her site will go live.

      • aftershocks says:

        Perhaps. But not everyone who has already received a gift basket of ARO jam and lemons has posted on social media. Not everyone will.

        As I reflected earlier, surely Tyler, Serena, Beyonce, Oprah, Elton, Abigail, Misha, Markus, Heather Dorak, Lindsay Roth, and the other tight girlfriend from Northwestern days, plus Janina Gavankar, and perhaps Daniel Martin, and Benita Litt, are among the first 19. Unless Meghan is restricting a latest numbered promo rollout to high profile friends in her circle, while her closest besties have already sampled earlier product batches we don’t know about.

  31. QuiteContrary says:

    Meghan has good taste — in friends as well as in style.

  32. Charlotte says:

    “When rich people do something nice for you, you give them a pot of jam. … They have entire stores full of fancy pots of jam, wrapped in cloth.”
    Six Degrees of Separation, John Guare


  33. Julianna says:

    Yea, nothing is sold out on the Highgrove site. Eden is a liar. Meghan is making all these fools lose their mind.

  34. Jaded says:

    Welcome to Jamgate. If this is going to happen every time Meghan releases some new yummy product — I’m thinking salad dressings, preserved lemons, maybe some spice mixes — she won’t have to pay for advertising, it’s a win-win!

    • Mary Pester says:

      Yeah so the man who was “taking the pennies from dead people’s eyes,” is giving away excess profits, is that excess what won’t fit it the Palace vaults 😂 because I guarantee you, neither Charlie or Billie are giving away sod all.
      Thanks for the free advertising Eden, Megan’s much to busy to thank your lieing ass herself, she’s busy making up a batch of bitter almonds jam, just for you.

      • Jaded says:

        “bitter almond jam” — LOLZ!!!!

      • Lorelei says:

        First KateGate, now JamGate. As a royal-watcher, I’m enjoying 2024 so far.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Oh ho ho! I’ve seen enough Agatha Christie & Midsomer Murders to know what that bitter almond jam would be! Whooboy, @MaryPester! What a devious mind you have! 😁

  35. Izzy says:

    “Meghan did it so well that people finally noticed our product” is not the flex they think it is.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      They should be sending Meghan a thank you card, but as we can see, the Royal family have no manners and the royal reporters are absolute garbage people who are bribed with mere dog food.

    • bisynaptic says:


  36. Saucy&Sassy says:

    Well, this is interesting that overage goes to charity. KFC leases Highgrove–I would anticipate that part/all of that payment is taken from the product(s). Didn’t I read that KFC started some of his organic farming at Sandringham a few years before QE2 died? Do we think he is leasing that land to Duchy Originals? Just a thought.

  37. Mary Pester says:

    @BEANIEBEAN, Once a police officer, always a police officer, PECTIN covers a lot of sins 😂😂😂

  38. Cassie says:

    Well done Meg , you continue to frustrate and surprise and intrigue those poor souls in England .

    Love it 👌🥂

  39. BQM says:

    The Highgrove profits go to charity. I have to say, they have some gorgeous things on there. Charles has so many flaws but his focus on sustainability and artisan works isn’t one.


  40. Nerd says:

    So a jam that the King of England has been selling long before Meghan even sent out her first jar of strawberry jam supposedly sold out and that is supposed to look bad on Meghan? I am astonished by how stupid they are in not realizing how bad it makes them (the royals and the media) look and how good it makes Meghan (and Harry) look. It’s actually pathetic how it makes Charles, the actual King, look that a woman they say is irrelevant brought focus to something he’s been selling for years. It’s as pathetic as the so called “Kate fan” who used Meghan’s name and business to raise money instead of the woman who has been royal adjacent for more than two decades that they claim to support. It’s embarrassing and pathetic.

    • aftershocks says:

      ^^ @Nerd: “It’s as pathetic as the so called ‘Kate fan’ who used Meghan’s name and business to raise money.”

      Seriously? That sounds illegal. Did this person face any repercussions?

  41. bisynaptic says:

    “One item sold out”! Pass Charles the smelling salts—he’s never been so popular!

  42. Rnot says:

    Who knew strawberry jam could be the catalyst for so much drama? First Shakira and now the royals. Now I want jam on toast. I wonder if other brands will see a sales bump too?

    • aftershocks says:

      ^^ LOL! I am sure other brands will see a sales increase. Already, I am interested in sampling Bonne Maman brand which has been mentioned on CB, and by Squaddies on other social media platforms. 😉😋

  43. AC says:

    They’re so insecure about jams made in the USA. They’re such a laughing stock 😆

  44. Tina Maps says:

    Are Eden’s readers that stupid. Do they not realise that they pay millions to Charles and firm and the money raised from their jams stays in the family. Nothing the Firm does is for charity but PR. Why shouldn’t Meghan make money from her products like most people would.

  45. Kane says:

    I knew about the highgrove jam. I always wanted to buy some because I assume it would be good quality. Now that i know a lit of british products dont have craftsmanship anymore im suspicious of the jams.

    I was wondering how the British would spin megs jams. Apart of me would like for this to be Meghan nodding to chuck. That would be funny. Or if she copies his jam flavors but makes them gourmet instead of simply organic. They wouldn’t sell much but it would be funny. He would probably just copy her. Funny still.