Meghan Markle has demanded, and apparently received, clarification from the BBC over its podcast accompaniment to its documentary, “The Princes and the Press,” which was incredibly sympathetic to her and husband Prince Harry’s royal experience. Apparently, the former actress was frustrated that host Amol Rajan mentioned that she “misled” the court when it came to her email communications to staff members.
It was a rather petty demand and shows that Meghan’s narcissism is her own worst enemy when it comes to her and Harry’s public image.
Per The Times of London, Rajan said, “Initially, Meghan Markle had said she hadn’t helped Scobie with the book. She apologized for misleading the court on this.”
This makes sense, as Meghan used incredibly similar wording in her apology to the court. The former actress said: “I accept that Mr. Knauf did provide some information to the authors for the book and that he did so with my knowledge, for a meeting that he planned for with the authors in his capacity as communications secretary. The extent of the information he shared is unknown to me.
“When I approved the passage … I did not have the benefit of seeing these emails and I apologise to the court for the fact that I had not remembered these exchanges at the time. I had absolutely no wish or intention to mislead the defendant or the court.”
To clarify, the BBC responded after Meghan’s complaint: “The Duchess of Sussex has asked us to clarify that she apologised to the court for not remembering email exchanges with her former communications secretary, Jason Knauf, in her evidence, and said that she had no intention to mislead the court.”
This clarification is utterly ridiculous and rather pointless. The difference is so slight that only someone with an incredibly fragile ego would ever really care. Her case against The Mail on Sunday is over, she won, got her printed apology and the court, out of the respect to the Queen and the monarchy, decided not to pursue perjury charges against her.
By any measure, Meghan should not care how Rajan phrases her court apology. She claims it was an accident, most people don’t believe her, but what does it matter.
However, Meghan can never let anything go. She’s a petty narcissist with a huge ego, and that’s been on display ever since she married into the British monarchy.
This was evident during the interview with Oprah Winfrey, where Meghan made a very big point about disputing the established reports that she made Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, cry during a bridesmaid fitting in the leadup to the 2018 royal wedding. Meghan instead claims that it was Catherine who made her cry. Notably, Meghan and her fans are probably the only ones who believe her version of the story.
In the interview, Meghan claims: “There wasn’t a confrontation, and I actually think it’s…I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologized and I’ve forgiven her.”
And yet, she’s harping on about it.
“What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do but that happened to me and the people that were a part of my wedding going to my comms team, saying, I know this didn’t happen. I don’t have to tell them what actually happened, but I can at least go on the record saying, ‘She didn’t make her cry.’
“Everyone in the institution knew it wasn’t true. I’m not sharing that piece about Kate in any way to be disparaging to her. I think it’s really important for people to understand the truth, but also I think a lot of it that was fed into by the media. Look, I would hope that she would’ve wanted that corrected. And maybe in the same way that the Palace wouldn’t let anybody else negate it, they wouldn’t let her, because she’s a good person, and I think so much of what I have seen play out was this idea of polarity where if you love me you don’t have to hate her, and if you love her, you don’t need to hate me.”
Then why bring it up at all Meghan? At that point, the story was well out of the news cycle and people had mostly forgotten about it.
But ever the narcissist, Meghan could not stand that she was reportedly the bad actor in this scenario. Despite all of the stories that claim she was the instigator, she had to smear Catherine in a vindictive and petty effort to try and come out ahead.
It didn’t work—and it didn’t work with the court case either, even though she did win her public image was irreparably tarnished in the process. The leaked emails provided by her former staffer Jason Knauf exposed that she essentially lied to the court by claiming that she simply “forgot” about emails and text messages.
This pettiness over Rajan’s rather innocuous statement is a ridiculous overreaction and will do nothing to help float her tarnished image and brand. If she’s hoping she’s pressure and scare the press into submission, then she has another thing coming.
The more she makes their lives difficult, the more the press are willing to dig into her murky past and write negative pieces.
Basic public relations 101 would be to let sleeping dogs lie, but Meghan Markle is ready and willing to go after anyone who has the gall to question her superiority or charity. Though Harry and Meghan’s endless legal actions are likely to put them in the poor house sooner rather than later.