Quantcast
Connect with us

Meghan Markle facing ‘existential problem’ as Crown expected to gag her anti-Trump speech

Published

on

American actor Meghan Markle (DOD photo) and Elizabeth II (by Ricardo Stuckert/PR (Agência Brasil [1]) [CC BY 3.0 br (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/br/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons)

British Prince Harry’s pending nuptials with “feisty” actor Meghan Markle have royal watchers struggling to maintain a stiff upper lip amidst worries over the crown’s ability to muzzle the American’s social consciousness, The Guardian reports.

“You have to go back to Prince Philip to think of a recruit to the family who is so evidently feisty and spiky,” said Robert Lacey, a historian and biographer of the Queen. “I can see that this is going to be a real problem in the months and years ahead for her, an existential problem.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Prince Harry is fifth in line to the throne. Markle is a divorced woman of mixed race, who grew up under the protection of America’s First Amendment.

Markle, whose African American mother has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California, was raised “with a social consciousness to do what I could and speak up when I knew something was wrong.”

Markle is a women’s advocate for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. She has been outspoken in criticizing “misogynistic” and “divisive” actions of President Donald Trump.

“It’s a bit like going in the goldfish bowl. Everything changes. What she was able to say before she came into ‘the firm’ is very different to what she is going to be able to say now,” Dickie Arbiter, a former press secretary to Prince Charles explained. “It all changes.”

“Now she has come into the royal family, she will have to be politically neutral. Harry has probably made that perfectly clear. He knows she has been outspoken, but all that has to stop. She is going to have to adapt. I am sure she is on the road already.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch Meghan Markle’s 2015 UN Women speech and decide for yourself if you believe she will self-censor her views for palace protocol:


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

White House official nailed by CNN’s Tapper about Trump’s taxes after he whines Biden won’t release his court picks

Published

on

Attempting to defuse accusations of hypocrisy over the rush to replace Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff complained that former Vice President Joe Biden has yet to release nominees he would consider for the high court, only to have CNN's Jake Tapper confront him about Donald Trump's taxes.

Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," Marc Short tried to brush aside accusations that Republicans are hypocrites when it comes to voting on Supreme Court nominees in an election year when he stepped in it by attacking Biden.

"We still haven't seen a list from Joe Biden," Short told the CNN host. "We welcome a list from Joe Biden who would show the American people here's who I would appoint to the Supreme Court. But as far as the politics of it, I think the American people wanted Donald Trump to be in a position to make these nominations, and it's his obligation to do so."

Continue Reading

2020 Election

‘You don’t see any hypocrisy?’ Chris Wallace filets Tom Cotton by replaying his Merrick Garland speech

Published

on

Fox News host Chris Wallace accused Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) of hypocrisy on Sunday after he vowed to push forward with a vote to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an election year.

"Why the rush to judgement?" Wallace asked Cotton after the senator promised a swift vote on President Donald Trump's eventual nominee.

"We're not going to rush," Cotton insisted. "We not going to skip steps. We're going to move forward without delay."

Wallace reminded Cotton that President Barack Obama named Judge Merrick Garland as his nominee after Justice Antonin Scalia died in 2016.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump’s ‘The Apprentice: Covid Edition’ is a massive flop — and blowing up in his face

Published

on

It's hardly new or revelatory to say this, but it's critical to remember the role that "The Apprentice" played in turning Donald Trump, a notoriously bad businessman with a string of bankruptcies, into an American icon of capitalist success. Everything from careful editing to set designers giving the dreary Trump Organization offices a glow-up came together to create the illusion of success where only failure and mediocrity had been before.

It was an experience so profound for Trump that he did something highly unusual: He learned something. He absorbed the idea that a well-constructed illusion of competence gets you all the benefits of being accomplished, without having to do the hard work of actually achieving anything.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage.  Help us deliver it.  Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE