Harry and Meghan thank fundraising fan linked to troll account that called Kate 'b***h' and William 'a**hole'
Dani Trin was one of the members who ran the Twitter account @HenrysCousin, which had previously posted a string of vile tweets against the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
A fan whom Harry and Meghan Markle phoned to thank for raising $60,000 for the charities they support was found to be linked to a Twitter troll account that posts hateful and vile attacks on Prince William, Kate Middleton, and the Queen.
Dani Trin, the person in question, was told by the couple that they were “so moved and so happy” by her efforts. However, according to the Sun, Trin was one of the members who ran the Twitter account with the handle @HenrysCousin, which has previously posted a string of vile tweets against the Duchess of Cambridge, branding her a “b***h” and a “Karen." It has also called her husband an “a**hole” and demeaned the monarchy by calling it a “s**t, messy, toxic institution.” The account also accused the Royal Family of being “nasty, pedophilic, racist" according to the screengrabs taken by the Sun, dating back way past Megxit.
The account also popularized the hashtag "SussexSquad" on social media which included “sick jokes” about Kate. It referred to the duchess as an “anorexic wrinkly h**,” a “corner plant” and an “ugly horse face b***h” who was said to be “just bitter she still lives in a dead woman’s shadow." On December 16, the account also commented nasty things under a video of “Kate shaking off William’s hand on her shoulder." Presently, the troll account is closed to the general public and its tweets can only be accessed by its members and followers.
According to 'Finding Freedom', the biography on the Sussexes, written by royal experts, Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, Harry referred to #SussexSquad, when he told a friend: “To see that support and positivity means a lot.” Nevertheless, the Sun reported that “there is no suggestion the duke and duchess had any knowledge of or condoned the offensive messages."
Apparently, Trin was so excited to get personal acknowledgements for her efforts to raise money for charity by Harry and Meghan themselves that she posted a series of tweets on @HenrysCousin after receiving the call. “This was a short call with the sole purpose to thank us all for our efforts in putting such an amazing effort in and also for our enthusiastic support in the past two years," Trin posted on @henryscousin according to the screengrabs taken by the Sun. “They both sounded so thankful, so moved and so happy for having our support. … Meghan did tell me to, ‘Pass on the message.'"
She added: “I’m humbled to have been used as a messenger to pass on their words of gratitude to you all. Calling me was like calling all of us... Acknowledging me personally and so directly was like doing the same to all of us.”
When the outlet contacted Trin, she admitted that she was one of eight #SussexSquad members who had a password to the @HenrysCousin account but denied she had anything to do with the vile messages posted by the handle. “I feel like it’s not my place to condemn or approve another person’s tweets. It’s their opinion. @HenrysCousin was like a forum and I had no control what other people posted. The group disbanded and the account was deactivated due to irreconcilable differences," she said.
Royal expert Tom Quinn told the newspaper: “The fact that Meghan and Harry have thanked a Twitter user that is also connected to nasty, vicious remarks about the Royal Family and others shows once again just how naïve they are.”