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Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip, the hubby of Queen Elizabeth II, “died in harmony” last Friday at the age of 99. While most outlets covering the news struck a properly solemn tone, it took extremely little time for a variety of them to effect guideline– that is, to somehow involve Meghan Markle.
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Indeed, it took less than half an hour for a Fox News analyst to draw an awkward connection between Philips passing and Meghan and Harrys current tell-all interview with Oprah. “There are reports that he was infuriated after the interview … Here he is trying to recuperate and after that he gets struck with that,” Brian Kilmeade droned on Fox & & Friends, adding that the interview “absolutely included to stress.” He was followed by Fox contributor Miranda Devine, who took the very same line of reasoning in her talk about Philips death, calling the interview– specifically the accusations of racism versus the royal family it emerged– “selfish and terribly destructive” and “a cruel thing to do.”
Now, it appears that the medias fixation has moved from Philips funeral plans to the truth that Meghan– who is now in her 3rd trimester of pregnancy– will not be participating in, following recommendations from her physician.
And, of course, it didnt take long for the Daily Mail to trot out a story bemoaning Philips challenging final year of life, “marred” as it was by “Megxit” and “the bitter fallout from Harry and Meghans choice to give up the firm.” Piers Morgans homage to Philip, also in The Daily Mail, checks out like a thinly veiled criticism of Meghan and Harry, whom he points out by name when he recommends future royals to “remain off Oprah.” The Herald later on hypothesized in a piece seemingly about royal leadership that, had actually Philip been younger, he would have tried to “head off the calamity that was Megxit,” naming the couple as responsible celebrations in a looming “monarchical shipwreck.”
This pattern is so predictable by now that it has actually ended up being a joke on social networks. The question of how the conservative press and tabloids would figure Meghan into Philips death was instantly meme-ified in the wake of the news, with Twitter and TikTok joking about the tabloids readiness to blame Meghan for the passing of a man who was nearing his centennial birthday.
Given their hysterics over Meghan, it wouldnt be surprising if the tabloids found a way to blame her for every single dissatisfied occasion that occurs in the royal family for the next years– a fixation that says a lot more about them than the most recent lady they wont stop attacking.
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Now, it appears that the medias preoccupation has actually moved from Philips funeral strategies to the truth that Meghan– who is now in her third trimester of pregnancy– will not be attending, following advice from her doctor.
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It took less than half an hour for a Fox News commentator to draw a clumsy connection between Philips death and Meghan and Harrys current tell-all interview with Oprah. He was followed by Fox factor Miranda Devine, who took the exact same line of reasoning in her comments on Philips death, calling the interview– specifically the allegations of bigotry versus the royal household it appeared– “terribly damaging and self-centered” and “a cruel thing to do.”