One week ago, Kensington Palace launched one of the most obvious and disgusting character assassinations I’ve ever seen. Their story – rather suddenly – was that in 2018, the Duchess of Sussex went on an absolute tear, bullying palace aides right and left. When trying to describe those very serious claims of bullying in professional settings, the details were kept rather opaque, something about how Meghan looked at someone in a meeting, or how Meghan sent emails. The absolute state of it! Well, about 24 hours after Prince William’s dumbf–k scheme launched, Buckingham Palace eagerly went all-in and announced (in what amounted to a public decree) that they would open up some kind of formal Human Resources inquiry or investigation into the sh-t that went down in 2018. Obvious pre-interview smear was obvious.
I bring up the timeline because Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace looked like total f–king amateurs and it was all a pathetic clownshow, one which seemed tone-deaf at the time, and post-interview seems downright contemptible. I also bring up the timeline because, again, for the people in the back, it took ONE DAY for Buckingham Palace to sign on to Kensington Palace’s naked character assassination of the Duchess of Meghan. It took them roughly 40 hours to issue one meek, lukewarm statement in reaction to the Oprah interview.
Buckingham Palace has responded to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” reads the statement, which was released on Tuesday by Buckingham Palace on behalf of Queen Elizabeth.
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning,” the statement continued. “While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”
A Palace source stresses to PEOPLE that at the “heart of this is a family, and they should be given the opportunity to discuss the issues raised privately, as a family. It has been important for us to carefully consider any response before issuing. And of course releasing something today meant viewers in the U.K. had the opportunity to watch the interview, if they wished to, first.”
All of that ominous silence, with palace courtiers all switching off their phones throughout the day on Monday, all for… this? If this tepid statement was what the Queen was willing to sign off on, what was the original statement which she apparently refused to sign? That’s the question I have. As for what’s actually being said… it’s an ass-covering bureaucratic move. There are no promises to change, nor are they saying that A) they’re ending the dumbf–k investigation into Meghan’s “bullying” or B) that they’re opening an investigation into racism in the palace. “While some recollections may vary…” is bullsh-t too. The Palace is giving just enough for the tabloids to come out and say that Meghan and Harry were lying about everything.
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