All three major royal houses, Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace, have issued an extraordinary response to a BBC documentary that seems to target Prince William and dismiss the bad behavior of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle. It was all led by anti-monarchist reporter Amol Rajan and is likely to result in the palace officially boycotting the BBC by the royal family.
“A free, responsible and open Press is of vital importance to a healthy democracy,” the senior royals said. “However, too often overblown and unfounded claims from unnamed sources are presented as facts and it is disappointing when anyone, including the BBC, gives them credibility.”
The documentary, which aired tonight on BBC2, was led by a noted republican reporter and featured interviews with Sussex sympathizers, like Meghan’s friend Omid Scobie and one of Meghan’s lawyers.
As notable Twitter user Royal Tea states, “Also, and this is a criticism of the BBC, not the Sussexes, but it’s a failure (of) journalistic integrity and a clear indicator of bias that Meghan was given enough warning and opportunity to have her lawyer FILM a response and the palace wasn’t given the opportunity to reply.”
Throughout the documentary, it appears like the Rajan has Prince William and the other royals in his sights, while giving Prince Harry and Meghan a great degree of latitude.
Though unavailable in the United States, the documentary interviews at least two Sussex supporters, Omid Scobie, who is so ridiculed by other royal reporters that he is now described by several as Meghan’s friend, and her lawyer fighting against allegations that she bullied palace staff.
Obviously, the lawyer denied that Meghan was rude to staff, as if she would do anything else, and the piece apparently generally portrays all the negative stories about the Duchess of Sussex as the result of a campaign by others jealous of her in the royal household.
This just doesn’t make sense.
Why would staff member stick their necks out and risk being held liable for violating their nondisclosure agreements in order to make allegations against the reportedly bullying behavior of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry? That’s an enormous risk to their livelihood and careers, all in order to make serious claims against a woman with immense power.
There was clearly some truth to them, and Meghan and her team don’t have a good track record when it comes to the truth.
In the last weeks, it was revealed that Meghan lied under oath to the U.K. courts, telling them that she simply had “forgotten” about them.
How do you forget you cooperated with the authors of a book that’s about you and your family, when you provided detailed family information that you wanted them to include?
But of course, any negative coverage could never be based on the truth and was simply the result of the “xenophobic” and “racist” tabloids, as Rajan claims.
This is a tired and ridiculous argument, and using it allows a woman to dismiss claims of abuse and bullying against her by stating that anything negative is simply the result of a bias and public media.
If Meghan Markle was white, her behavior as a royal would have been equally criticized. Perhaps, her experience would have been even worse.
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, would have been on the receiving end of negative press if she also threw a fit about the tiara that she was given for her wedding, wore a $100,000 dress or was abusive towards her and other palace staff members.
But she hasn’t. Catherine has been called workshy and been called out for spending too much on her wardrobe from time to time. She’s also had her bare bum and breasts published for the world to see, but she remains a steadfast and now beloved member of the royal family.
This “documentary” is nothing more than an attempt by a bias reporter to disparage the royal family, while simultaneously giving the Sussex side more airtime to promote his anti-monarchy agenda.