The British media have been slammed time and time again for the way they treat the Duchess of Sussex, even when she does good, she is accused of doing something wrong.
Comedian Rachel Parris of BBC’s “The Mash Report” took on the backlash in a comedic but truthful investigation into if Meghan Markle is a “proper” princess.
“Meghan Markle has been widely attacked by the British press for flying in Elton John’s private jet, guest-editing this month’s edition of British Vogue and wearing jeans to Wimbledon,” Parris started her segment off saying. “So when it emerged that Prince Andrew had been flying around the world on the private jet of a convicted pedophile and sex offender, one might have imagined that the outrage would go through the roof.”
Parris points out that it would be common sense that Prince Andrew’s link to Jeffery Epstein should be the focus–but it is not.
“Actually, journalists have been equating Meghan’s misdemeanours with Andrew’s,” she added while reading one comment from the former editor of The Sun. “It’s been an annus horribilis for the Royal Family, whether you’re talking about Prince Andrew or Harry and Meghan.”
“That’s right- it’s been a terrible year for the Royals whether you’re talking about Prince Andrew hanging out with a convicted pedophile, Meghan wearing jeans to Wimbledon…” she humorously pointed out. “Roughly the same, aren’t they?”
“So how do we explain this harsher treatment of Meghan compared to the other Royals who are white?…Several commentators appear to be almost as obsessed with having a go at Meghan as they are with stating that it’s not because of her race. Nothing like having to deny something repeatedly to put us all at ease.”
Although, Parris has the solution to all of Meghan’s problems as she pulls out “Princess Diary” style lessons for the Duchess to listen to.
“Don’t be progressive…You can comment on your favourite designer, but don’t mention Me Too, please.” She also added “the most important” lesson, “just be unhappy.”
“There’s a very delicate but important contract that a Royal has with the British public and it’s this. Most people don’t mind paying for the Royals as long as those Royals live a miserable, thwarted existence full of horrible compromise.”
Parris ended her rant by saying, “So to win over the Brits you must love the camera, hate the camera, perfect a strained half-smile, a hidden despair and stop giving a s**t about the poor or the planet. And ideally be white, English and related to your husband before you marry him.”
Parris isn’t the first person to point out the unjust backlash Meghan has received. Famous friends like Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres and Jessica Mulroney have all slammed the critics.