Ex-Fox News host Megyn Kelly has taken goal at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in an episode of her web discuss present, telling viewers that the royal has uncovered the the reason why folks “don’t like” the couple in his new memoir, Spare.
In a clip from Monday’s episode of The Megyn Kelly Show, which has since been uploaded to Twitter and seen practically 1,000,000 occasions, Kelly made reference to Harry’s remarks throughout his current interview with Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes. The prince mentioned he and Meghan have been keen to “openly apologize for anything that we did wrong,” however each time they ask the royal household that query, “no one’s telling us the specifics.”
“OK, so he needs somebody to give him specifics on what they did wrong,” Kelly instructed viewers. “Here’s just a couple off the top of my head, all right. Your wife’s a bully. Her former press communications person who worked for both you and your brother, Jason Knauf, is on the record about the bullying she committed against people who were younger than or were less powerful than she was within the palace, who she made cry all the time.”
Kelly continued: “One of the other people who she apparently made cry was Princess Kate. She told Oprah that Kate made her cry, but now we know from your own book, Harry, that it was Meghan calling Kate a ‘baby brain, it’s your baby brain,’ after she gave birth to her third child…. That has a tendency to make people not like you, when you have the nerve to comment on their hormones after they just had a baby, when you barely know them.”
Later on in her record, Kelly cited Harry’s “fights with the press” as a specific irritant. “We’re sick of it,” she mentioned. “Stop whining about your negative press coverage!”
Kelly’s reference to Meghan and bullying comes from claims made in 2021, forward of the Sussexes’ interview with Oprah Winfrey, which alleged Meghan’s remedy of workers had left them in tears and feeling they needed to go away their jobs. According to The Times in Britain, a redacted e mail written by Knauf, communications officer for each Harry and William, raised issues about Meghan and bullying together with his boss, William’s non-public secretary.
A assessment of the allegations was performed by Buckingham Palace, though Meghan’s representatives mentioned it was an orchestrated smear marketing campaign to discredit her forward of the Oprah interview’s broadcast. In 2022, the palace introduced that it could not publish the findings of the assessment.
In his new memoir, Spare, Harry accuses William and King Charles’ workers of enabling the press within the perceived “smear campaign,” if not “outright collaborating.”
“Meg was apparently a bully—that was the latest vicious campaign they’d helped orchestrate,” he wrote. “It was so shocking, so egregious, that even after Meg and I demolished their lie with a twenty-five-page, evidence-filled report to Human Resources, I was going to have trouble simply shrugging that one off.”
The content material of this report has not been made public.
Kelly’s level about Meghan upsetting Kate stemmed from 2019 articles that mentioned the duchess made Kate cry over a bridesmaid’s gown drama forward of Harry and Meghan’s 2018 marriage ceremony. In her interview with Oprah, Meghan insisted that it was the opposite approach round and that Kate had upset her.
Harry writes in Spare that every of the ladies was apparently left upset by the opposite within the lead-up to the marriage. According to the prince, Meghan had accused Kate of getting “baby brain” when she forgot a element in regards to the rehearsals, having given delivery to Prince Louis a month earlier. “You hurt my feelings, Meghan,” Kate is alleged to have instructed the duchess at a later assembly, earlier than William known as her impolite for mentioning his spouse’s hormones.
Harry additionally writes that Kate made calls for to Meghan concerning Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid gown, insisting that it’s remade 4 days earlier than the marriage. After her fraught dialog with Kate, Harry says, he discovered Meghan “on the floor. Sobbing.”
So far, each Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace have declined to touch upon Spare and the allegations in it.
Harry’s antipathy towards the British press is well-known. In his memoir, he lists quite a few grievances towards it, courting again to his early childhood and the media’s hounding of his mom, Princess Diana.
Days earlier than Spare‘s launch, its contents have been leaked by information shops that managed to acquire unauthorized copies. One story revealed that Harry claimed to have killed 25 Taliban fighters throughout his service in Afghanistan. “It wasn’t a number that gave me any satisfaction. But neither was it a number that made me feel ashamed,” he wrote.
This led some commentators to say Harry was boasting in regards to the quantity, however the prince instructed Stephen Colbert on Tuesday that this was distorted by the British press.
“Look, I’m not going to lie. The last few days have been hurtful and challenging. Not being able to do anything about those leaks that you refer to,” Harry instructed the late-night TV host. “Without doubt, the most dangerous lie that they have told is that I somehow boasted about the number of people I killed in Afghanistan.”
Harry added that “if I heard anyone boasting about that kind of thing I would be angry” and that it is “very disturbing that they can get away with it.”
The recognition of each the prince and his spouse has taken a dive since Spare‘s revelations and the discharge of their current six-episode Netflix collection, which introduced a few of their grievances towards the royal household.
The couple at the moment are equally disliked by about two-thirds of the nation (68 p.c), in response to a YouGov survey performed after Spare‘s launch on Tuesday. Both royals at the moment are extra unpopular with these over 65 than the disgraced Prince Andrew, who misplaced his public position as a royal after being accused of sexual assault by Jeffrey Epstein sufferer Virginia Giuffre.
Andrew denies the allegations made towards him however settled a lawsuit introduced towards him by Giuffre in 2022.
Newsweek reached out to representatives of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for remark.
James Crawford-Smith is Newsweek’s royal reporter primarily based in London. You can discover him on Twitter at @jrcrawfordsmith and skim his tales on Newsweek’s The Royals Facebook web page.
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