An open Letter of Support for Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex

By Jacqueline Matthews 27 Comments

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex
Clarence House
London
SW1A 1BA

 
Dear Madam,

As supporters, we are embarking on a global letter writing campaign to express our solidarity with you and your husband in taking a stand against the often sinister, cruel and misleading nature of stories printed in British national newspapers concerning you, your character, your son and by extension your husband.

We see that there is an obvious campaign of personal destruction and dehumanisation being waged against you and your son. The stories and headlines often attempt to invade your privacy, lie, and impugn you and your son’s character. This is because white supremacists and xenophobes have decided you are in a space you do not belong and must be driven out. We know you have done nothing wrong. In fact, your behavior has been exemplary, you have excelled in your new role and executed your new job in a superior fashion.

Within 24 hours of confirming your relationship with Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, a national newspaper wrote about you growing up in a gang infested neighborhood, which was false. This was followed by an article which belabored your “exotic DNA”. We understand why your husband, and your then boyfriend issued that scathing letter to the press in November 2016. Instead of relenting, they doubled down on the attacks and have since piled on with malicious, xenophobic and racist abandon.

The UK media would like the world to believe that your character changed overnight, and you behave like this caricature they have fabricated, when there is overwhelming digital evidence and first hand testimonies from longtime friends, acquaintances, teachers, classmates, co-workers, charitable organisations and old associates to the contrary. They provide flimsy justifications for maligning your character based on what are obvious biased paid opinions from people you have barely seen in the last 20 years.

The UK media claim you have broken protocol which you have not, because you have not done anything other members of the royal family have not previously done, and the media did not say they broke protocol. The double standards are blatantly clear for all to see.

When you were pregnant – one of the most vulnerable periods in a woman’s life – we watched helplessly as the relentless attacks against you intensified with malevolent intent. It was so virulent and toxic your best friends deemed it necessary to publicly intervene on your behalf to protect you and your unborn child. While you were on maternity leave and in the month you gave birth to your son, there were 451 articles written about you in the UK media, and 99.9% of the coverage was negative.

Your son, Archie was compared to a chimp two days after he was born by a BBC correspondent, who was fired briefly and was promptly rehired within two months having not issued a public apology. At seven months, Archie has been called a “spoiled brat” by royal quack and News Corp correspondent Angela Mollard, who repeatedly expresses how anxious she is for you and your husband to separate and divorce due to outside pressures. One can only guess that she believes attacking your innocent seven month son would pile on the pressure and hasten her desired outcome.

There’s evidence on social media that members of the press pack who cover the royal family, regularly interact and engage with an online hate group founded and dedicated to destroying you. One member of the press pack recently joined a member of the online hate group in bullying and abusing your infant son.

Enough. We have seen, read and listened to what’s being said and will continue to challenge the persecution of you and your son by the media, engineered and led by the UK media. There is no good reason for you and your son to be treated the way you are.

We have seen the same members of the media who vilify you on a daily basis express solidarity and support for a member of the royal family that cultivated a 20 year friendship with a depraved, convicted paedophile and child sex trafficker. We have also seen the royal family push back on allegations against this particular member of the family and issue denials of another’s use of Botox and hair extensions. We thus know that the royal family is capable of defending their own, if they so choose.

All we expect is that the same courtesy, right to privacy and respect accorded to other members of the royal family be extended to you and your infant son. We will continue to call out the unprecedented media assault on your nuclear family against the backdrop of your extended family’s stunning reluctance to comment and at times seeming enabling of the poor treatment meted out to you. We stand with you in solidarity to challenge your inhumane and malevolent treatment.

Yours Sincerely,
Jacqueline Matthews

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27 comments on “An open Letter of Support for Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex

  1. C.T.

    Excellent letter & so on point! Please keep this letter as well as the open letter of support from The African Women Lawyer Association trending on twitter as much as possible.. These letters make a strong statement. It will have an enormous impact. It will also encourage more people to speak out in support of Duchess Meghan. The overt racist British media will never report on it. The Sussexes have ten million followers on IG. These letters need to be placed on their IG account. The letters also need to be sent to the international mass media via Keir Simmons, Hillary Clinton. Chelsea Clinton, Jameela Jamil, Daniel Martin, Gayle King, Oprah, Nacho Figueras, Ellen Degeneres, Janina Gavankar, Serena Williams, Pryanka Chopra, Jessica Mulroney, The Economist, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Essence Magazine, The Atlantic, CNN, etc.
    The letters also need to be sent to Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, The Commonwealth Secretariat General. As the Sussexes’ lawsuits draw closer, the racist British press will overtly ramp up the attacks to try & force them into submission or drop the lawsuits. Their ultimate objective is to destroy Duchess Meghan & her marriage to Prince Harry. They’re now going after Baby Archie. We’re dealing with some very vindictive & immoral people. We definitely need to be more proactive. We can start by getting these letters to the mass media ASAP!!!

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  2. odieolc

    Thank you very much for this well written, truthful and pointed letter of support for The Duchess of Sussex and Master Archie, and the Duke of Sussex by association. Not that this is not known, but it does a fan of the Sussexes good to be able to say these words … It does not give me pleasure to say … The racist British tabloid press and the Royal Family (mainly Prince William and KP) & “The Firm” , in my opinion, have engaged in a joint enterprise to try to destroy their common enemy. The enemy being an intelligent, hard-working, 1/2 Black woman who is now Harry’s wife and in the Royal Family. Her presence in this Royal Family space with her half-Blackness, American “go after it” work ethic (no wonder the “colonies” have greatly exceeded Great Britain), first & foremost, shows how little work the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge (and other Royals, save Prince Charles) do and have done over the past 10 years. They do not want this parallel to be seen by the British public, as it reflects how little they do for the British people, other than “cutting ribbons, wearing nice clothes, having Royal babies, and occasionally hugging British citizens, White, Black & Brown.” This knowledge and optics would be disastrous for the Monarchy in the decades to come. They need the same old narrative to be seen as the norm – do little, look pretty & pretend to be humble & care. When faced with someone (The Duchess of Sussex) and a couple like the Duke & Duchess of Sussex, who roll up their sleeves and do actual work (as I am sure the Duchess thought that’s what she & other would be doing), it reflects back on all of the Royal Family and how little meaningful work they do and have done, while receiving billions of taxpayer dollars. The old White men who control the British tabloid (and some main-stream) media are racist & believe they can harness the “pre & post Brexit” xenophobic hatred (which they whooped up into a frenzy) to their financial advantage while simultaneously doing Prince William’s & KP’s bidding, by keeping stirred up the FEAR and hatred of Brown people. Their relationship (the Media & Prince William (the do-nothing, insecure, jealous heir to the throne) is now more symbiotic than it has ever been … The only fear The Monarchy has is that the Duke & Duchess of Sussex will decide to “thrive, and not just survive” and leave this royal ghetto garbage behind – Deciding they will no longer be used to be the “Brown face” that can be used to reflect back to the Commonwealth countries, while doing absolutely nothing to protect & support them. This fear may be great enough (and as far as I’m concerned, should be great enough) for HM The Queen and Prince Charles to get Prince William under control. Time will tell … Subtle, strategic but clear & bold moves by HM The Queen & Prince Charles must be taken before The Sussexes negative narrative will change. Prince William is the “unsullied future King” the Firm is trying desperately to protect. But, he is having affairs, allegedly. Duchess Kate unfortunately is living with the knowledge. Thus far, she has chosen to live in this now empty, loveless marriage. Her head must be spinning … as she watches Harry & Meghan personify MARRIAGE, ADORING LOVE & COMMITMENT. It is an ancient, simple saying … “The Truth will set you free” … And it will save the Monarchy for centuries to come. But, great courage is needed!

    Humbly submitted,

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  3. Gladys

    Marjorie Ireland from Florida, yes she’s really the epitome of class & has performed her duties to a tee👌👍so let that letter be sent to those American influencers please.

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  4. Alisha

    I also am very pleased to finally see someone set some things straight regarding HRH Meghan, HRH Harry and master Archie. I have so many things to say but at times I feel it is wasted as the individuals and media just become nastier no matter how professional we are. I truly believe although she is staying true to herself she is always taking those guided steps to the ” Firms” rules or as others would like to call them traditions or protocols. My mother always scolded me for using the word “hate” saying it is a very strong word, but I “hate” the vast comparison to HRH Catherine. Some individuals honestly even in Meghans 1st year should have mastered what Kate has learned over how many years surely not 1 yr. I do to some extent think that the reasoning behind the royal families, namely HM the queen lack to attempt to halt the media or their ” people” is because in order to put Catherine on her pedestal they need Meghan to be the object of criticism and not Kate. Does anyone else notice that whatever they so call Meghan doing wrong kate does the same but the correct way…..pregnancy, motherhood, family photos, attire including cost, flights, public appearances honestly anything and everything, its sickening. The most comical statement I have read was that spending money on clothing in large sums, flying on private jets is perfectly ok for Kate because she will one day be queen. Really……absurd , she isnt yet sooooooo. I tend to ramble but the media, SOME of the UK community and royal family are really wearing a horrid look, when other countries look at the UK, I believe it is portraying a hateful and ugliness about them. Thank you for your defense of the house of Sussex.

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  5. M Schlesinger

    I have always believed that the best defense is a good offense. May H & M be surrounded by the best minds in the business to design, create and execute a course of action which redefines the world they represent.

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  6. Roxanne

    Hello,

    I hope you are well despite the current state. I was wondering if this is a paid letter? Did you or any of the signatories of this open letter receive compensation to write this letter and post it publicly, of any kind?

    Thank you for your time and reply in advance and Happy Holidays!

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    1. Jacqueline Matthews

      Hello,

      No, I was not paid to write the article. I was inspired to write the letter by the continued inhumanity of the UK media in their treatment of the Duchess of Sussex and Master Archie. I posted it publicly, because I want The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to know as a supporter that I support and stand with them in solidarity to protect their privacy, and to push back on the sinister and malevolent coverage of Duchess Meghan and Master Archie in the UK media. Finally, I wanted other supporters who feel the way I do to have an easy way to express their solidarity too.

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  7. Isabella

    M&H with baby Archie will have the last laugh as long as they stand as united team. Continue to do what you do best and spread the love&kindness.

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  8. Gladys

    Wonderful, the support for this amazing couple now with their little son is so much needed & so welcome as these so called reporters have decided to not put a stop on their hatefulness, thanks Ms. Jacqueline Mathews.

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      1. C.T.

        Excellent letter & so on point! Please keep this letter as well as the open letter of support from The African Women Lawyer Association trending on twitter as much as possible.. These letters make a strong statement. It will have an enormous impact. It will also encourage more people to speak out in support of Duchess Meghan. The overt racist British media will never report on it. The Sussexes have ten million followers on IG. These letters need to be placed on their IG account. The letters also need to be sent to the international mass media via Keir Simmons, Hillary Clinton. Chelsea Clinton, Jameela Jamil, Daniel Martin, Gayle King, Oprah, Nacho Figueras, Ellen Degeneres, Janina Gavankar, Serena Williams, Pryanka Chopra, Jessica Mulroney, The Economist, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Essence Magazine, The Atlantic, CNN, etc.
        The letters also need to be sent to Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, The Commonwealth Secretariat General. As the Sussexes’ lawsuits draw closer, the racist British press will overtly ramp up the attacks to try & force them into submission or drop the lawsuits. Their ultimate objective is to destroy Duchess Meghan & her marriage to Prince Harry. They’re now going after Baby Archie. We’re dealing with some very vindictive & immoral people. We definitely need to be more proactive. We can start by getting these letters to the mass media ASAP!!!

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  9. Yaa Boama

    Though this open letter made very sad reading, thank you Jacqueline for recording some of the hurtful and cruel things Duchess Meghan has had to endure. Let us keep praying for this family and to continually show our support and encourage them.

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    1. Jacqueline Matthews

      I cried writing this letter. Let us continue to pray for Harry, Meghan and Archie. Anything you can do to help amplify this letter using the downloadable PDF version will be greatly appreciated. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are amazing human beings and deserve better than the treatment being meted out to them from the UK media.

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  10. Gladys

    Thank you so much for the surport rendered & debunking the lies about our Duchess. There has always been envious & jealousies BUT i’ve never never seen this kind, yes, its blatant jealousy amounting to hate, its obvious these reporters are so envious of the Duchess because of her marriage & then being adored by her husband & on top of that she’s intelligent & has performed her duties meticulously so i pray that she keep doing what she’s doing for she’s done no wrong & we’re behind her & her amazing nuclear family.

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  11. Valerie Bailey

    Thank you for recognizing and addressing the unfairness and lies that the British media spew out daily against our American daughter and her precious family.

    I cannot believe the hate being sent her way. I am absolutely shocked at the behavior of the media and some of the population, the meanest and hate is palpable.

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  12. Léo Tungsten

    I’m in awe of this letter. I hope it will be sent! Precise! Well written, FACTS on FACTS…❤Thank you #JacquelineMatthews

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    1. Jacqueline Matthews

      Leo,

      Thank you. Please download the pdf version and personalise the letter for your use. Send to BP or CH or to any influencer you know of. Anything you can do to help us amplify the letter will be appreciated.

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  13. Joan Roche

    Your Royal Highness please don’t beleave all the negative press about your self husband and Son xx your amazing and a credit to yourself and the Royal family, it’s so un fair what you have had to endure, I send my love and support to you Harry and Archie, Gods love and blessing to you all xxx

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  14. Rose

    Wonderful letter. It is a blessing that Meghan had a public life before her marriage. However much the British media would like to rewrite history, it can’t be done. Her true self has been on display since age eleven. Is there anybody in the RF who can claim that? Even those born into the family don’t do charity work at that age!

    The press pack has been writing article after article on the Duchess, and she has been on vacation for weeks! They tried to tie her to Andrew’s scandal, talking about how disgusted she was. Of course she would never speak publicly about this, but it left me wondering, since she was Purportedly the only one to speak out, did they realize that they were saying that the rest of the family was o.k. With it?

    Rhiannon Mills did a story about Prince Philip being in the hospital, and managed to drag Harry and Meghan into it. They have been away for weeks! Do they expect them to turn around just because Philip has gone into the hospital. The Queen didn’t rush back to be with her husband.

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  15. Donna Black

    The way I look at the situation now with the media trashing ,vilifying,by trying to assassinate the Duchess of Sussex’s character,and when the news came out that she was pregnant ,the media, and online bullying became extremely vicious,but still she rise. Baby Archie is her and well so the devils lost that battle,but the war is not over.The media and online bullying will continue because racist jealous haters are not going to stop with their lies,because they want to break them apart,but they don’t realize that the more they attack Prince Harry’s wife and son the closer he is going to stick to them.If he has to make a choice between the safety of his nuclear family and the British Royal family do they, the media ,think for one second that Prince Harry is going to give up his nuclear family for a Crown that he will never wear,and he would never want to wear?We all know the answer to that question.So I will tell the Duchess Of Sussex holding your head up high,because you are perfect just the way you are.Let them show their racism,spew their hate,they are only jealous of who she is and the good person that she is inside and out.

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  16. Maiu

    I would write to title:
    An open Letter of Support for Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex.
    Copy to: UK politicians, UK media (BBC, The Guardian, Byline, The Scotsman, The Times, Sky news, Daily Mail, The Sun, Evening Standard, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, The Daily Telegraph) & members of British Royal Family

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  17. Debbie Coulsey

    I have watched with joy as Megan & Harry found love and still wanted to help others. I love that Megan speaks intelligently from the heart and actually reaches out and touches or hugs those around her. I love that Harry always stands with her. I must admit I love little Archie, what a doll and I wish there were more pictures of him. Yet that means taking his privacy. So don’t. You both are doing what is right. Harry, tour mother would ne So proud of you, the Man, Husband & now Father. We love you all here in the USA

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  18. Cindy Cummings

    Thank you for all of the amazing articles you post and the unwavering support for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. I will be sending out a copy of your letter.

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  19. MANDY THRALL

    I stand with the Duchess as I to feel she has been vilified for doing absolutely nothing wrong apart from fall in love with Harry. The press are still trying to hurt her and I feel nothing will stop them. The press don’t seemed to be worried about the court case either. They have been given free range to attack her with no consequences of their actions. It’s such a shame as she is a wonderful caring intelligent woman who believes in helping others . Meghan just wanted to be treated fair and allowed to do her work.

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