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Old 03-04-2021, 06:26 PM
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Valentine Low has written another article (I wonder how many he has done now ), this time on the Palace fearing that Meghan will make more claims against the Firm in the upcoming Oprah's interview. This is based on some insider sources.



Palace ‘fears Meghan will make more claims against the Firm’
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/m...rong%20attack.

Here is the archived link of The Times article in full: https://archive.vn/IVxmq#selection-1499.0-1514.0

Anna Soubry, former Change UK MP of Broxtowe, who has been a defender of Harry & Meghan also criticised Meghan's claim that The Firm is spreading falsehood. She now agrees with Piers Morgan and retweeted his tweet.
Anna Soubry @Anna_Soubry
The public brawling between the Palace & the Sussexes is unseemly & demeans the Royal Family.
Always been a strong defender of Meghan & Harry but as more clips are released I greatly fear @piersmorgan may be right ...
6:57 PM · Mar 4, 2021·Twitter for iPad
https://twitter.com/Anna_Soubry/stat...83667602034690

To which Charlie Proctor (Royal Editor for Royal Central) responded
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Replying to @Anna_Soubry and @piersmorgan
You sum up my thoughts perfectly as usual Anna.
6:58 PM · Mar 4, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
https://twitter.com/MonarchyUK/statu...83947525685250

Unless these claims are substantiated by solid proof, the RF has nothing to worry about, I seriously doubt that Meghan was abused. If she makes a false claim, I hope HM will drop the "don't complain, don't explain" and takes a stand, at this point I feel that the RF is being abused by the couple.
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Old 03-04-2021, 06:40 PM
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Unless these claims are substantiated by solid proof, the RF has nothing to worry about, I seriously doubt that Meghan was abused. If she makes a false claim, I hope HM will drop the "don't complain, don't explain" and takes a stand, at this point I feel that the RF is being abused by the couple.


I really doubt it’ll be much more than “Meghan said....” This is Oprah. Not 60 Minutes.

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I was speaking about the US, not the UK, and yes, people in the US watch royal weddings, but as I have said, mainly for entrapment purposes, and not too many place an alarm clock to watch in real-time, most watch on Youtube. I think the interview will get the numbers, but mainly due to the quarantine and in most states, museums, galleries and restaurants are still closed


I think people are curious and will watch, but that’s a long way from actually caring. Sort of like watching their wedding. It didn’t mean Americans cared.

This is IMO the biggest audience they will ever have. So- whatever they do say is what will be remembered by the most people. And that’s not even touching the impact with Harry’s family.
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Old 03-04-2021, 06:52 PM
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It seems that the Oprah interview will be shown in at least 68 countries around the globe, according to the article below. It will certainly screen in Australia and NZ on Sunday night, the same date CBS will be showing it in the US.

https://trendswide.com/meghan-markle...-68-countries/
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:02 PM
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Impressive to conclude this before the interview has even aired.

We've seen enough of the bits of the interview to know what it's about. It's a whinefest about how hard their (rich) lives are. It reminds me of the interview in Africa where they went to some of the poorest nations in the world, spoke with disadvantaged people then gave an interview about how hard life was - for them! Can you imagine if Chelsy Davy had married Harry and behaved how Meghan is behaving that anyone would have had sympathy for her?
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:37 PM
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Yes, and a highly predictable one too.

But the American public is very gullible and they will probably buy it, especially if it is on Oprah.

In the UK, however, it will probably sink their poll numbers even lower.

Canadians probably don't care (very low interest in the Royals up North, I think). Australians seem to pay more attention to the RF (which is ironic in a country that is far more republican than Canada), but I don't know how they are likely to react.
They’re doing this to become a viable brand in the US. They could care less what people in other countries think of them. Pretty shortsighted in my opinion
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Old 03-04-2021, 09:21 PM
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well, if Meghan keeps on harping about having "no voice" it will be a very boring interview, she has to give Oprah something scintillating, after all, Oprah is in for the money and not because she is sympathetic towards their "plight"
This is why I hope Oprah will challenge them to provide some proof of any statements that they may make that would be derogatory to the Royal Family.
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Old 03-04-2021, 09:32 PM
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This is why I hope Oprah will challenge them to provide some proof of any statements that they may make that would be derogatory to the Royal Family.
No, she will not. She is not interested in having a proof-based discussion, but in catchy headlines. What Oprah wants is another "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded".
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Old 03-04-2021, 09:47 PM
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Here is one view of an American Newspaper, the New York Post, on the Oprah interview: https://nypost.com/2021/03/04/meghan...ning-to-oprah/
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Old 03-04-2021, 09:53 PM
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Here is one view of an American Newspaper, the New York Post, on the Oprah interview: https://nypost.com/2021/03/04/meghan...ning-to-oprah/
Ouch But that drinking game sounds quite fun, tbh!
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:03 PM
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No, she will not. She is not interested in having a proof-based discussion, but in catchy headlines. What Oprah wants is another "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded".
If they had to do an interview, Oprah was not the right person to conduct it as the questions people want answered of Markle concern mostly her time in the royal family and the traditions and protocols of that are not something Winfrey understands much about or gives much priority to.
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:06 PM
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I am sorry that the interview with Oprah was recorded some time ago. Meghan and Harry probably "held their fire" and are now regretting it. I think that what is coming out now in the form of attacks on them only proves that they were right in leaving royal life.
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:07 PM
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Here is one view of an American Newspaper, the New York Post, on the Oprah interview: https://nypost.com/2021/03/04/meghan...ning-to-oprah/
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Ouch But that drinking game sounds quite fun, tbh!
It is one of the most brutal and scathing critique of the Sussexes that I have come across with. And I meant opinion columns of newspaper, political magazine and tabloids.

I was about to post an opinion column on The Telegraph by Dominic Green (Deputy Editor of Spectator USA), where he talked about the risk of Oprah's interview on UK's international image. The New York Post's article makes this Telegraph opinion column look tame, even though Dominic Green put out some controversial views.

Oprah interview will confirm America's suspicion that Britain is a land of vile snobs
Monday’s Meghan and Harry proceedings risk trashing the UK's international image
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/202...box=1614876350
The Telegraph @Telegraph
"Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview risk trashing the UK's international image," writes @DrDominicGreen
11:58 AM · Mar 5, 2021·Echobox
https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status...40680206598146
Dominic Green @DrDominicGreen
'When Queen Oprah passes sentence on the Royal Family, the evidence will be given by Meghan, Duchess of Malibu and her turncoat prince. The charge is Old World snobbery with aggravated racism': On #OprahMeghanHarry @TeleComment:
https://twitter.com/DrDominicGreen/s...43523017428992

Another Telegraph article that was just released (written by Camilla Tominey and Victoria Ward:

The secret messages in Prince Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview
Teasers released on Monday morning spoke volumes about how the couple plan to position themselves in the two-hour TV special
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-fa...box=1614872665
The Telegraph @Telegraph
They may not have said much, but the teasers spoke volumes
1:49 PM · Mar 5, 2021·Echobox
https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status...68679836643339
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:12 PM
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The New York Post article, linked above, read as if the vast majority of it, in temper and expression, was lifted straight from a British tabloid. Hardly surprising really, as Jane Ridley, the person who wrote it, is a British-born tabloid journalist who also writes articles for the (London) Sun.

https://muckrack.com/jane-ridley
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:36 PM
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Here is one view of an American Newspaper, the New York Post, on the Oprah interview: https://nypost.com/2021/03/04/meghan...ning-to-oprah/


Ouch. But I agree. I sure don’t want to hear them complain....again. It was bad enough pre pandemic, but now?! Typical of what I’ve come to expect from them though.
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:59 PM
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Old 03-04-2021, 11:00 PM
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I am sorry that the interview with Oprah was recorded some time ago. Meghan and Harry probably "held their fire" and are now regretting it. I think that what is coming out now in the form of attacks on them only proves that they were right in leaving royal life.
For wanting to leave the royal life, those two really held on their royal titles as if their lives depended on it.
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Old 03-04-2021, 11:59 PM
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It is one of the most brutal and scathing critique of the Sussexes that I have come across with. And I meant opinion columns of newspaper, political magazine and tabloids.

I was about to post an opinion column on The Telegraph by Dominic Green (Deputy Editor of Spectator USA), where he talked about the risk of Oprah's interview on UK's international image. The New York Post's article makes this Telegraph opinion column look tame, even though Dominic Green put out some controversial views.

Oprah interview will confirm America's suspicion that Britain is a land of vile snobs
Monday’s Meghan and Harry proceedings risk trashing the UK's international image
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/202...box=1614876350
The Telegraph @Telegraph
"Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview risk trashing the UK's international image," writes @DrDominicGreen
11:58 AM · Mar 5, 2021·Echobox
https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status...40680206598146
Dominic Green @DrDominicGreen
'When Queen Oprah passes sentence on the Royal Family, the evidence will be given by Meghan, Duchess of Malibu and her turncoat prince. The charge is Old World snobbery with aggravated racism': On #OprahMeghanHarry @TeleComment:
https://twitter.com/DrDominicGreen/s...43523017428992

Another Telegraph article that was just released (written by Camilla Tominey and Victoria Ward:

The secret messages in Prince Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview
Teasers released on Monday morning spoke volumes about how the couple plan to position themselves in the two-hour TV special
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-fa...box=1614872665
The Telegraph @Telegraph
They may not have said much, but the teasers spoke volumes
1:49 PM · Mar 5, 2021·Echobox
https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status...68679836643339
I can't get past the registration popup so I can't read the whole article but I think it's excessive to think the interview could taint the UK's whole image... If anything, it just goes to show how immensely more well-known and popular the British Royal Family is compared to all other royals. The world simply doesn't care about any other royal family the way it does about the British one. This speaks of the pervasiveness of British culture throughout the world...

How utterly ignorant does one have to be if his or her opinion of the UK is affected because of this interview.
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Old 03-05-2021, 05:13 AM
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First, as an American I understand that Meghan would have real concerns regarding how she is/was/would be treated as a person of color. She is totally correct on that count. However,

Second, give up already! Meghan was, at best, a B-grade actress who met a Prince who fell head-over-heels in love with her. He presented her with a platform. She could have been such a role model for women and women of color in Britain, but instead, she has been whinning non-stop!

Third, they took "his" $$ and ran away. Where is their hardship?

I am so over them.


Harry is Diana's son -- true to form! Both the bad and the good. Unfortunately, totally unaware of how their actions will end up destroying him/them.

This isn't going to end well.

JMHO
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:41 AM
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I wonder why Harry and Meghan didn't sit down with the queen, prince Charles and William in November or December 2020 to have a conversation about their situation in the Royal Family, reach to an agreement and then issue a joint statement about their future plans and role. So all of this could had been avoided. They had a problem with the Firm - they should have talked with the Boss first and then issue statements. It would have been more elegant and clear. It would have left far less room for speculation.
What they(Harry and Meghan) are doing now with these interviews is just tasteless IMO.
I vaguely recall an interview where Diana was asked something similar and she said she tried.
There were also several scenes in the Crown- (again "mostly" fiction but it gives you an idea) of Diana trying to on multiple occasions speak with the powers that be and the Queen only to be brushed off. She only got their attention when things were at their worst.

Perhaps the same was true for the couple- they were perhaps ignored, brushed off,and told to "fall in line". They likely got the attention when they made up their minds to leave for good.
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:46 AM
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It is interesting to note that Meghan is making these accusations not Harry. Harry is saying I will never walk away from my family. Meghan is saying the firm did this and this to me , not us. I have been told to watch who said what and how. Look out for the we and I pronoun, a lot of the retakes were done to correct them. A number of people wrote the script and apparently it is very telling. Harry apparently is bound to not say certain thing, either through honor or a nda,
But that has been the issue from day 1 right? Even with other members of the royal family and the criticism and harassment they received. It was Diana and Catherine...the knives were out for those women marrying into the royal family while the male members seem to get a free pass. Even if the couple did an act- it was always the woman that was criticized. It's all part of the sexist agenda of the press
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