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The Royals Have Become Interesting

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Revoltingest, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    In the news....
    Kate & William to join Queen's rare TV special before Meghan's Oprah chat
    Excerpted....
    A visibly-emotional Meghan replies: "I don't know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us."

    She adds: "And, if that comes with risk of losing things, there is a lot that has been lost already."

    The "falsehoods" the Duchess refers to aren't yet known - as the interview was filmed in LA before claims emerged in The Times that she drove two personal assistants out of the household and undermined the confidence of a third.

    Meghan strongly denies the allegations.

    However, royal aides said they were left 'shaking with fear' following run-ins with the her - and last night, Buckingham Palace announced a formal probe into the allegations.

    Members of staff will be invited to contribute in confidence.

    In response to the reports, Meghan and Harry accused the Queen's staff of orchestrating a "calculated smear campaign" ahead of their explosive two-hour interview.

    Allegations about bullying claim to light more than two years after one of the couple's most senior advisors, Jason Knauf, lodged an official complaint.

    Mr Knauf, who worked as communications secretary to Harry and Meghan and now heads the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's charitable foundation, alleged: "I am very concerned that the duchess was able to bully two PAs out of the household in the past year. The treatment of [X] was totally unacceptable.

    "The duchess seems intent on always having someone in her sights. She is bullying Y and seeking to undermine her confidence.

    "We have had report after report from people who have witnessed unacceptable behaviour towards [Y]."

    A spokesman for the royal couple hit back with claims the newspaper was being "used by Buckingham Palace to peddle a wholly false narrative" before the interview.

    Meanwhile, it's today been revealed that shortly before the clip was broadcast, the Duke of Edinburgh underwent a 'successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition'.

    He will remain in hospital for 'treatment, rest and recuperation for a number of days'.

    There's been widespread condemnation that the interview will air while Prince Philip remains unwell.

    And sources say the Royal Family will need to 'hide behind the sofa' for the chat - while fears over the content are likely to have deepened after clips were shared.

    A trailer released earlier this week shows Winfrey asking Meghan if she was "silent or silenced".

    The presenter says in response to a comment by the Duchess: "Almost unsurvivable.
     
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  2. Revoltingest

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    And there's more!
    PIERS MORGAN: Meghan and Harry's IWD 'guide' is victimhood garbage | Daily Mail Online
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    PIERS MORGAN: After these shocking Palace bullying allegations, please spare me anymore of halo-cracked hypocrites Meghan and Harry's women-empowering victimhood garbage

    On Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced a 20-point guide to how to empower women.

    Timed to coincide with next week's International Women's Day, it dripped with all the usual insufferably patronising self-righteousness that's become the hallmark of the couple's endless hectoring homilies to the world.

    'Let's unleash a groundswell of real acts of compassion for the women in your life!' they beseeched on their foundation website.

    The 20 points, which included such blatantly sexist guff as telling us all to 'order from a woman-led restaurant' – can you imagine the outrage if I suggested ordering from a man-led restaurant? - also contained this directive: 'Support safe spaces for women.'

    Fine words from a couple who never stop telling us how caring and compassionate they are, and how much they want to 'empower' women.

    Doubtless, we'll hear a lot more of this narrative during their two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    Just as we'll hear more on how they were driven out of Britain and the Royal Family by a bunch of nasty bullies in the Press and Palace.

    Oh, and how poor Meghan was silenced by restrictive royal protocol - and had her vitally important voice taken away from her.

    The Oprah whine-athon will be brimming with anguished woe-is-me tears, indignant rage, wallowing self-pity and lots of claims about how kind, caring Meghan and Harry just want to save the world.
     
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  3. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    <<YAWN>>
     
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  4. Revoltingest

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    Slightly less yawn-worthy than before.
    Remember...you once owed them your fealty.

    Hey, did you ever curtsy to the Queen?
     
  5. beenherebeforeagain

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    and you find this interesting???
     
  6. Revoltingest

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    Catfights....the misfortune of others....the high & mighty falling?
    Ya, you betcha!
     
  7. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    AND you write Vogon poetry...how...uh...'fascinating' isn't the word I'm looking for...uh...{snore}...
     
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  8. epronovost

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    Can't we go in with the guillotines and turn this into a full fledge drama yet? How about Buckingham Palace guards slaughtered by a bunch of starving and enraged fisherwomen who then escort the queen in her official carriae surrounded by the heads of their guards on spikes to the British Parliement? That was good royal drama too.
     
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  9. Vinayaka

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    Whoda thunk?
     
  10. ChristineM

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    I don't think i ever owed them anything but every month they took a chunk of my tax money so they could live the life their murdering ancestors had got them used to.

    And no, I can't say i curtsied to anyone.
     
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  11. Revoltingest

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    You give me too much credit.
    I only quote Vogon poetry.
    I'm not talented enuf to write it.
     
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    I'm thinking Celebrity Death Match 2021...

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    And say, I haven't seen Sealab 2021 lately...do they still do that?

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  13. Erebus

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    Please for the love of God don't EVER say you find anything to do with the royals interesting. It only encourages them.

    Entertainment factor is basically the only reason they're still around. If everybody just loses interest, maybe we can finally get rid of them.
     
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    I'll pass as well. I'm not interested in celebrity gossip.
     
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    Only times I ever felt Royals were interesting were the Princess Diaries (books and movie) and Anastasia. Because they’re my childhood.
    Though the IRL cat fights are slightly amusing, I suppose
     
  16. ChristineM

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    The only time they interested me was while holidaying in Sorrento. A yacht anchored in the bay. Di and Dodi relaxing on board. It was something to talk about over dinner in the hotel

    A couple of weeks later they were dead
     
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  17. Revoltingest

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    But I do encourage them to have very ugly catfights.
     
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    Shush!

    If we stay very quiet, they might go away.
     
  19. Revoltingest

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    They've been there for hundreds of years.
    Perhaps nasty catfights might inspire sending them away.
     
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  20. SomeRandom

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    Oh cool.

    Well....that took a dark turn
     
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