Over the last few months, we’ve seen more and more of Prince Harry’s wife Meghan Markle coming to the forefront, trying to highlight what a “great ambassador” she is for the UK and how “passionately” she feels about feminism and “empowering others”.
First off, I don’t have an issue with women uplifting other women or being proud of their gender; I’m a woman myself and I am proud of that fact also. Sorry men, I do believe we are the superior gender; we go through far more physically and emotionally, and (usually) do it without complaint.With that being said though, I have to say I’m not much of a “feminist” per se; I don’t need another woman telling me how to be proud of the fact I am one– you can rest assured I’ve got that one covered myself and have done most of my life — no assistance needed.
But back on to Meghan; last Friday was International Women’s Day and the palace decided it was a good idea to trot out the Duchess of Sussex to speak on a panel about, well, being a woman, I guess? I, for one, was positively delighted; after nearly 26 years on this earth, I really needed a former-actress-turned-royal to spew out some quotes (she had stolen from elsewhere) in order to feel empowered. Gee, thanks Meghan!
There was a lot wrong with this picture; first of all, Meghan decided to turn up in a dress so short, I could see what she had for breakfast.
I’m all for women expressing themselves through their dress sense, and I get that there’s a bump hitching things up too, but when you’re supposed to be a member of the royal family, there are some things that are best left to the imagination (that means covered up, Meghan– just in case you were confused). How she left the house thinking having her arse barely covered was a good move and one that inspired us all, I don’t know– she must’ve been too busy trying to recruit for all the staff members she’s lost over the last ten months.
Flashing aside, the bigger issue was the fact Meghan was asked to join this panel at all. Call me bitter and cynical, but I’d rather not take life advice and be educated on “independence” by a woman who couldn’t break into Hollywood, so had to marry a British prince to gain any shred of notoriety, as she was somewhat incapable of doing this on her own. I’m also massively put off by the fact that she doesn’t seem to have any original ideas of her own, so likes to regurgitate quotes taken from other (actually influential) people in order to seem intelligent. (“I felt the embryonic kick of feminism”):
The whole panel appearance was unnecessary and irritating; Meghan, who appears to enjoy these outings less for what they actually are, and more so that she can be photographed with her hands stapled to her stomach, didn’t really say anything noteworthy at all. She was surrounded by a bunch of women who also didn’t look too thrilled about being preached to by a phoney “princess”– and I was there more for their puzzled expressions every time she spoke rather than anything the Duchess had to say.
But of course, the panel wasn’t Meghan’s only appearance last week: there was the 50-year investiture of Charles as the Prince of Wales, which took place at Buckingham Palace last Tuesday. The media were excited: “the Fab Four reunited!” the headlines screamed — although The Duchess of Cambridge looked more like she’d rather contract Ebola than stand within a two-mile radius of Meghan. As usual, the “Fab Four” ignored each other and Meghan and Harry were relegated to the background, which simply wouldn’t do for her ladyship.
But fear not; there was the WE Day event at Wembley later that night, where things got even more interesting. Harry, who had been asked to give a speech at the event, took to the stage to do so, eventually having his appearance gatecrashed by Meghan — (“I’m just going to drag my wife onto stage now” announces Harry halfway through, as though Meghan wasn’t waiting in the wings and pissing her pants in excitement at the prospect of being centre stage, especially after being sidelined at the palace earlier in the day.)
I’m currently trying to imagine the outrage from Meghan lovers/Kate haters if Catherine had done this with William.
It has to be said– it was very clear that Meghan was behind the total crap that Harry spewed out onstage. The British don’t talk like that and Prince Harry certainly never used to either — it had “American actress” written all over it.
Secondly, it was the most hypocritical pile of rubbish I’ve ever heard in my life. Prince Harry had the audacity to lecture the public about climate change, made far worse by the fact that the speech was obviously penned by his wife, who recently took a £200,000 private jet to and from New York for a party because she thought she was above flying on a commercial airliner.
To add insult to injury, Harry then goes on to tell people that they should be free to “express their opinions and views” and not feel that they should have to “hide how they feel” at any point. That’s funny, Harry; because a few people exercised that right in regards to your inappropriate wife, and Kensington Palace exercised the block and report buttons. What you mean to say is, “feel free to state how you feel, but if it’s anything negative toward myself or my wife, you can promptly stick that opinion up your arse”. Such is the mantra of the Sussexes these days.
Meghan, complete with terrible wig and bump-clutching as per, couldn’t resist chiming in and having her moment in the spotlight: “We make a great team. We know we do” she says, throwing her usual faux adoring glances at her brainless Prince, another thing she likes to do a lot when she’s aware the cameras are on her.
First of all darling, who the hell told you that? Since getting married, they haven’t achieved much (if anything at all), apart from spending bucketloads of money and pissing off the public at every turn.
And second of all, what was the need for Meghan to be there anyway? Once again, not content with letting someone else have their moment, Princess Pushy had to shove her way to the forefront and ensure she was seen by the world, while taking yet another opportunity to show that she’s pregnant– and to be a condescending cow whilst doing so.
The crowd, made up largely of screaming teenage fan girls who buy into all that fairytale crap, cheered and applauded. The adults however, who actually pay taxes unlike the teeny-boppers in the audience, were not so impressed. The Daily Mail was flooded with comments such as “who do they think they are?” and “they’ve got a bloody nerve, haven’t they?”– probably not the reaction Harry and Meghan had initially hoped for.
One thing I can tell you, if you’re outside the UK, is that the British don’t like being preached to or patronised. If we won’t tolerate crap from our Prime Minister, we sure as hell won’t accept it from a two-bit American actress whose only claim to fame is marrying a rich white guy.
I’m also perplexed as to why Meghan is writing Harry’s speeches. I understand Harry is not the sharpest tool in the shed, but it seems Meghan has no qualms insinuating that to him directly by basically telling him he’s incapable of penning a few lines and then reciting them in front of people. Quite an insult, coming from your wife. At this stage in the game, it’s quite clear Harry is now simply Meghan’s mouthpiece, as she pushes her strange agendas forward in her campaign to “revolutionise” the royal family. He’s very clearly just her puppet at this point– I’m suprised he doesn’t walk around with Meghan’s hand up his arse.
In fact, scrap that — I’m surprised any of this is happening at all. The royal family have never been ones to allow members of it to go rogue and push their own ideals out, much to the detriment of the family’s image. A loud-mouthed divorcee from across the pond, preaching to the public about feminism, empowerment and independence? The Queen Mother would be turning in her grave.
I’ve also never been one to particularly enjoy people telling me how and what to think either, least of all from somebody like Meghan Markle. This “do as I say and not as I do” attitude from her and Harry is fast becoming very old; not only is it highly irritating, but it’s also incredibly insulting to the public. Harry telling us to “be kind” to each other while his self-absorbed wife hasn’t bothered visiting the father that had a heart attack nearly a year ago, is quite frankly, utterly laughable.
So yes, I do feel that Meghan Markle needs to learn her place within the royal family and with that, learn to stay in her lane too. The Duchess of Cambridge manages it beautifully, so why does Meghan struggle with it? It’s not because she’s outspoken, wants to empower women or feels strongly about making a change– to put it plainly, it’s simply because she loves attention and the sound of her own voice.
Any speech she has ever done (and let’s face it, there have been a few) are usually littered with lies and are always somehow turned into a story about Meghan’s life and how she’s Mother Theresa the second. I honestly marvel at her ability to turn a totally random subject into a story about herself — I wonder if she ever put that on her resume? It’s quite a skill.
If Kate stood at a mental health conference to give a speech and managed to turn it into an entry from her diary, we’d all wonder just what the hell she was playing at. So why is Meghan allowed to get away with this? I’ve always said that if she wanted to change the world, she should’ve gone into politics — not married into a family where they expect the wives to dress up, shut up and walk two steps behind their husbands at all times.
Bottom line: I, like many others, am just simply not interested in hearing the ramblings of a former actress. People hailing her for being an “inspiration” just because she opened her legs for a Prince and subsequently snagged the much-sought after ring is really unbelievable. She is no different to the likes of her pal Amal Clooney, Melania Trump or any other woman who married a man for his wealth and riches.
So Meghan, you can lecture me on climate change once you ditch the private jet jollies around the world.
You can tell me to be “kind” to people once you treat your elderly father with a bit more respect, like any child should with their parents.
You can tell me to donate to charities and help the needy once you stop spending £10,000 on one outfit for a half an hour visit to the impoverished.
By all means, find your niche within the royal family and explore it– nobody is objecting to that. But in the process, dress properly, behave like a Duchess and stop trying to outshine the rest of the royals, especially Catherine, the future Queen consort. Realise you don’t need to always be at the forefront of everything or in the spotlight to make a difference.
But the simple fact remains; until you heed your own advice, people won’t be interested in listening to you offer it– and the sooner you accept that, the better.