'Harry & Meghan: Royals in Crisis': The reason Meghan was treated as a 'villain' and Kate adored by the media
Amid the royal exit scandal, Fox dropped a special titled 'Harry & Meghan: The Royals in Crisis' and dived into how Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle were treated differently by the media
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have had a similar royal trajectory, but it's alleged that the two women were often treated differently by the media. Kate is the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan was the Duchess of Sussex but the press often used a negative tone for the latter even when they followed the same protocols.
In the FOX special titled 'Harry & Meghan: The Royals in Crisis', several media reporters and sources "close" to the couple, including Mark Cuban, Dr. Phil, Ryan Seacrest, Piers Morgan, and Lisa Vanderpump talk about how Meghan was written off when she wore a one-shoulder dress or even for the tender gesture of touching her baby bump in the public. Meanwhile, tabloids clearly seemed to love Kate, who was once the "most photographed woman" and treated her respectfully in the exact same frames.
"Fact is, they are treating Meghan like the villain and she's had enough. First, it was her own f**king family, then the media now, the comments about her son. Nothing is safe. #HarryandMeghan," one fan wrote and another pointed out, "From all the news in the media happening lately, the #HarryandMeghan special is quite a breath of fresh air. The tabloids clearly loved Kate over Meghan and Meghan represented the Royal Family perfectly."
"Duchess Meghan's humanity was totally ignored by huge sections of the British public while she was being relentlessly bullied & abused by the UK Media, even while pregnant. Had it been Duchess Kate, the public would have been outraged #HarryAndMeghan," another Twitter user posted after watching the special.
Meanwhile, many feel there was no bias towards Meghan and blame it all on the former actress. "Stop blaming the press for your own crap... who goes on TV and bad mouth’s their boss...Kate and Meghan aren’t treated differently ... Kate didn’t act badly like Meghan #HarryandMeghan," one viewer wrote and another said, "#HarryandMeghan Kate and Meghan need to fix the relationship between Harry and William. Diana would be gutted."
While fans may have their own opinions, Meghan has always been slightly targeted just because she had a connection in the entertainment industry and has often been portrayed as a home-breaker. Her and Prince Harry's exit from the royal family has not gone down well with the public and most people are pinning the blame on her, including the media.
Produced by TMZ, it aired on FOX tonight, January 29, 2020, at 8 pm ET.