Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle was heralded by the British establishment, led by the UK media, as a sign of a modern Royal Family;
The most difficult thing for me to comprehend is the lack of compassion and the inhumanity of Meghan’s treatment by the British media while pregnant, compared to others who have been in the media spotlight.
These characters have spent the last few years gaslighting about racism, then weaponising their own race to justify it when caught out. These people are nothing but opportunists and give all tolerant, caring, conscientious Asian people a bad name. They don’t have credibility and we don’t claim them.
Meghan certainly didn’t enter a world free of hidden agenda, where she would be treated fairly. Instead there was palace intrigue, media and tabloid efforts to stamp out her shine if it ensured the status quo around a cast of milquetoast characters.
The Royal family, like the rest of the UK will now have to operate without the benefit of the skills and experience of people that could have contributed to their long term growth.
From tabloid columnist to TV presenters, there seemed to be constant feedback loop where newspapers write nonsense, Tv presenters bring on so-called “experts” to review and discuss said nonsensical content.
Other new members have been allowed to join and settle in without the prying of the UK media. The one who has captured global attention, and who has been treated badly by UK press, is the only female new addition to the family, who is also the only person of colour in the family.
What the UK media, and in particular the Royal Rota press pack, did not anticipate was the extraordinary strength and resolve of the Duchess of Sussex. None of them believed that she would still be standing tall after the cruelty inflicted upon her daily for the last three years.