TODDLER IN A TIARA: Global press slams Meghan Markle as latest interview descends into farce and shame
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Meghan Markle's latest bombshell interview has sparked outrage around the world, with one American publication dubbing her the 'petulant princess." Various media outlets have taken aim at the Duchess of Sussex after her interview with The Cut magazine. A German media outlet claimed that Meghan would overshadow the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana's death.
Among the claims that the 41-year-old Duchess of Sussex made in the controversial interview was that she felt that "just by existing," Harry and she were "upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy." The interview garnered much attention as it follows Meghan's episode of her new Spotify podcast Archetype that was released last week. In the podcast she seemed to have made some subtle critical remarks about royal aides and discussed how she was compelled to continue a royal tour of South Africa despite a 'fire' breaking out in her son Archie's room. Her son, thankfully, escaped unhurt as he was not there in the room. The interview also discussed her life as a royal and why Prince Harry and she moved to the US.
Meghan Markle’s Archetypes podcast received flak and praise in equal measures, but her discussions with Serena Williams did little to assuage the anger royal family fans have against her. Their animosity was reflected in their reaction to the interview as well and in fact, if you look at how the media covered her interview, one gets the idea that Meghan's interview may have rubbed people the wrong way. Here's a look at how the global media
New York Post - Maureen Callahan
New York Post article slammed Meghan's interview in an article, titled, 'Toddler and tiara: Meghan Markle STILL throwing tantrums about royal family.' Callahan writes: "Forget the People's Princess — now we're saddled with the Petulant Princess, one whose preferred crown is perpetual victimhood."
The article states how Meghan has a 'global platform' at her disposal but her constant remarks about the royal family, her rifts with Kate Middleton and her complaints that she's been censored, silenced, shut out only seem to make the news.
The Washington Post - Alyssa Rosenberg
The Washington Post also reacted to the interview with a headline, 'To succeed in media, Meghan Markle needs to leave royal trauma behind.'
Journalist Alyssa Rosenberg wrote, ''Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, fled one toxic dynamic in the United Kingdom only to land themselves in another here." She also said that although the couple may have seen the US as more psychologically accepting and socially progressive, Rosenberg is of the opinion that people in the US would rather know about the royal couple's life in England. She remarks that the Sussexes "must stop making themselves the focus of the narrative if they are to truly start over and make a greater impact on the causes they care about."
Bild - Gesa Schwanke
Bild, a German tabloid newspaper published by Axel Springer SE, reacted to Meghan's interview and wrote, "So shamelessly Meghan copies the Princess of Hearts.' Journalist Gesa wrote that with all that drama surrounding Meghan's podcasts, her recent interview and the couple's life away from the royal family in general has attracted too much attention and Aug 31 being the anniversary of Prince Harry's late mother Princess Diana, the focus is still on his wife. The writer also states that "tensions between William and his sister-in-law Meghan (41) are contributing to the brothers' apparent irreparable split." She specifically slams Meghan's alleged use of "the myth of Diana to further her professional ambitions."
Schwanke mentioned in the article about Meghan's fashion and wrote, "Meghan copies Di's style, facial expressions, gestures - and even her charity generosity!" She laments the fact that even on Princess Diana's death anniversary, the brothers are not together.
Australia: 7 News - Natalie Barr
Speaking on 'Sunrise', a morning show on Austrialian network 7 News, host Natalie Barr branded Meghan Markle a 'total tosser'. Referring to The Cut magazine's interview, Natalie said, "I couldn't even stomach getting through the whole article. I think an Australian would say 'she's just full of it." She added, "She's a tosser. She's a total tosser. That's how we would describe her. I just can't... The way she speaks."
Spain: Marie Claire- Alberto Ardila
Marie Claire, a French-British international monthly magazine, in its Spanish edition wrote: 'Meghan Markle fires the cannon from Lady Di's hands: Racism in The Firm and an unscrupulous golden cage.' The magazine also echoes what publications like the Bild have also mentioned -the fact that Meghan is trying to get the people to view her condition as similar to the problems the late Princess Diana faced when she was alive.
The article, in reference to Meghan's interview to The Cut, states: "Whether by coincidence or not, the interview's release coincides with the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the tragic accident that claimed the life of Diana of Wales, to whom she has occasionally been compared for her tenure at The Firm."
Italy: Corriere Della Sera - Federica Bandirali
In Corriere Della Sera, an Italian daily newspaper published in Milan, journalist Federica Bandirali wrote, 'Meghan Markle crowned The Duchess by the US magazine The Cut: the challenge to her sister-in-law Kate.'
Bandirali wrote in the article, "The pictures show Meghan posing like a true diva, which is very different from her own declaration that she wanted to separate herself from her real style (and life). In a series of photographs by Paolo Roversi for the Duchess of Cambridge's 40th birthday, Meghan Markle adopts a similar fashion aesthetic to that of her sister-in-law Kate Middleton."
The infamous tiff on Meghan and Harry's wedding and Meghan's behavior with the royal palace aides have been widely discussed. In fact, Meghan's fans have also picked up on this and defend their idol slamming the constant comparisons the two women face be it in terms of their behavior, their relationship with the royal family or even in the way they dress in public.
BFM TV, a France-based channel, wrote, 'Red Line - Harry and Meghan continue to monetise the image of the royal family'. BFM TV, which airs a documentary series, 'William and Harry, the enemy brothers', explained that one of the oldest monarchies in Europe is now in danger because of this rift, which was caused by a fratricidal struggle that began 25 years after Diana's passing. Their excerpt mentions how the public strongly condemns the couple's attempt to monetise on their life after their split from the royal family, citing how the couple agreed to a $100,000,000 contract with Netflix in exchange for a life-focused series.