Parallels Drawn Between Meghan Markle And Princess Diana As Royal Feud Escalates
Meghan Markle is trying to portray herself as having the same struggle with Buckingham Palace as Princess Diana as the Royal feud intensifies.
The showdown between Buckingham Palace and Meghan Markle was raised a notch because of new comments made by the Duchess of Sussex. There are also parallels being drawn between her and Princess Diana.
Meghan and Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey will air March 7th. The Queen already announced that she will give a pre-emptive speech on television before the interview airs.
Meghan Markle Refers To The Royal Family As “The Firm”
Fleeing to Hollywood and giving up their royal responsibilities wasn’t enough for this couple.
They have now decided to air some secrets with one of the biggest talk show hosts of all time – Oprah.
Now that Buckingham Palace has attempted to clarify the record on some things, Meghan has raised her rhetoric.
In a new clip from the interview, Meghan publicly refers to the Royal Family as “The Firm.”
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Winfrey asks, “How do you feel about the palace hearing you speak your truth today?”
Meghan responds, “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.”
“And, if that comes with risk of losing things, I mean … there is a lot that has been lost already.”
You can see the exchange here:
Queen Elizabeth’s father, King George V apparently coined the phrase “The Firm” but only used it internally to describe the aspect of the Royal Family needing to avoid scandal.
It is not something the Royal Family publicly calls itself. Prince Philip also privately reportedly uses the term.
It was private until Meghan decided to air the dirty laundry to Oprah.
Recent accusations that Meghan bullied staffers in 2018 when she was a working Senior Royal have resulted in a new investigation.
Markle’s spokesperson has already called this a “calculated smear campaign.”
The California Royals will not be asked to participate in Buckingham Palace’s probe into the alleged bullying accusations.
Similar To Reaction To Princess Diana
Harry and Meghan are painting a picture that this a page out of the Royal playbook that was used against Princess Diana with scandals being portrayed in an attempt to discredit her.
They believe history is attempting to repeat itself and claim that is why they left Royal life behind.
In the 1990s, during the public breakdown of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage, it was leaked that she also was mistreating staff.
In the 90s they leaked to the press how Princess Diana was shouting at the staff and scaring them
Like any long running band they’re not playing any new material, they’re just recycling their greatest hits#MeghanAndHarry
— nazir afzal (@nazirafzal) March 4, 2021
During her interview with Martin Bashir, Princess Diana discussed a public relations campaign being waged against her by the Palace.
Whether it is a true comparison or not, this is narrative that is being used by some on social media.
I’ll never forget this interview.
The pain in #PrincessDiana’s eyes spoke volumes.
— Sabrina N. Browne (@sabrinabrowne_) March 4, 2021
Harry says of his mother:
“For me, I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you, with my wife by my side, because I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself all those years ago because it has been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we have each other.”
Prince Philip’s Hospitalization
This very public battle with Harry’s family is poorly timed as Prince Philip has been hospitalized for two weeks recovering from an infection.
It was also announced the 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh had a procedure performed on his heart while hospitalized.
As Piers Morgan points out in the tweet below, Meghan is calling Prince Philip and the Queen both liars as his health is in a volatile state.
Let’s be very clear: the new clip from Oprah’s whine-athon with the Sussexes shows Meghan Markle directly calling the Queen & Prince Philip liars.
They are the heads of ‘The Firm’.
And she’s done this as Philip lies seriously ill in hospital.
It’s an absolute disgrace.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 4, 2021
At the heart of everything, the Royal Family is still a family.
And now it is in a family in crisis.