14 right royal takedowns of the media’s Meghan Markle blame game
Oprah Winfrey’s interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – that’s Harry and Meghan, in case you’ve been in a cave for the last three years – airs on British TV in a few days.
In preparation, the UK media are whipping themselves into a frenzy of competitive Meghan bashing, which must make the couple formerly known as their Royal Highnesses so sorry to have left the country.
Stories doing the rounds include:
Meghan’s choice of earrings at a banquet.
The Times can reveal that the duchess wore earrings to a 2018 event that were a wedding gift from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said by the US to have approved the murder of the Jamal Khashoggi.
The dinner took place three weeks after the killing. https://t.co/hEPEiiGQWG
— The Times (@thetimes) March 2, 2021
An allegation of bullying against the Duchess, which must have happened more than a year ago but is conveniently just being brought to the attention of Buckingham Palace.
An institution that for hundreds of years has turned a blind eye to men’s bullying, predatory behaviour is to investigate the first black woman to join the family. Dear Buckingham Palace, you need to fire your strategist. https://t.co/KEeh9qnxVv
— Sophie Walker (@SophieRunning) March 3, 2021
The couple being urged not to air the interview they’ve already recorded, out of respect for the seriously ill Prince Philip.
That’s a photograph of the pre-recorded interview on the left. Somebody explain to Richard how time works. pic.twitter.com/riNnZkk6dG
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) March 1, 2021
Twitter had some thoughts about the blame game – not to mention the h word …’hypocrisy’, not ‘highness’.
Prince Harry looking Oprah dead in the eyes and just saying, “Big lizards” over and over. “Big,” he says with outstretched arms. “Big like horses.”
— Sarah_Woolley (@Sarah_Woolley) March 3, 2021
Oh man, just wait till you find out about the Crown Jewels https://t.co/DvcrJN1iGy
— Alex von Tunzelmann (@alexvtunzelmann) March 3, 2021
I don’t see Meghan here . Do you ? pic.twitter.com/U1O6b7OTMy
— @Busiswa G.#ArchewellArmy ❤️🌺🐈💞💚 (@BusiswaGibson) March 3, 2021
Has anyone asked Meghan where she was when Charles I was beheaded? pic.twitter.com/2Rd2glNnBL
— Michael Govern Ready (@mikegove12) March 3, 2021
“Omg Meghan bullied the staff at the palace”
Okay but the monarchy has bullied most of the world and renamed that bullying “The Commonwealth”
Let’s talk about it.
— machine gun Kele (@kelechnekoff) March 3, 2021
— Dom Joly (@domjoly) March 2, 2021
Meghan wearing that necklace is a really bad look for the royals pic.twitter.com/zNnEY5loSo
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) March 3, 2021