In the weeks following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the royal family has been more heavily scrutinized than at any time since the Queen’s coronation 70 years ago.
You would think that the infamous British tabloid media might have declared a moratorium on slander and baseless trash talk in the wake of the beloved monarch’s passing.
Instead, the nation’s most disreputable rags appear to have doubled-down on their contempt for Meghan Markle.
And it’s not just the click farms and daily scandal sheets that are cashing in on the Queen’s death by bashing her granddaughter-in-law.
Tell-all books that purport to offer glimpses of life behind the palace walls are being rushed out to capitalize on the latest wave of anti-Meghan sentiment.
One such screed is Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown by author Valentine Low.
Like most of the royal tell-alls that preceded it Low’s book offers readers a chance to justify their bigotry against Meghan with unverified reports of behavior that doesn’t perfectly align with the exacting standards of the royal famiy.
Meghan has been known to hold her husband’s hand in public and fail to properly curtsy when greeting her social betters, and apparently that’s reason enough to hurl insults on social media and demand that she return to her native country.
Please, tell us more about how rude Americans are.
Anyway, Joy’s takes the usual racist nonsense and kicks it up a notch with claims that the royal staff were so traumatized by her gauche Americanness that they dubbed themselves “survivors” after she left London.
“Sources say the team came up with a damning epithet for Meghan: a ‘narcissistic sociopath,’” Joy writes.
“They also reportedly said on repeated occasions: ‘We were played.’”
Probably not the sort of epithet Joy’s readers were hoping for, but all Meghan hate is selling like hotcakes these days, so we’re sure the book will do just fine.
Joy’s sources also claim that Meghan weaponized her own misery, alleging that the Duchess chose to be unhappy as a means of bringing down the royals.
“Everyone knew that the institution would be judged by her happiness. The mistake they made was thinking that she wanted to be happy,” a former staffer is quoted as saying.
“She wanted to be rejected, because she was obsessed with that narrative from day one,” the insider continued.
“She wanted to be rejected, because she was obsessed with that narrative from day one.”
The idea that Meghan was some sort of bull in a china shop is perpetuated by the notion that the staff “was too genteel and civil” to know how to handle her rudeness.
“When someone decides not to be civil, they have no idea what to do. They were run over by her, and then run over by Harry,” the insider claimed.
Bear in mind that when this person talks about being “run over” he’s referring to things like Meghan’s unwillingness to adhere to proper curtsy protocol.
It appears that the country of stiff upper lips is actually much softer than we realized.