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Dan Wootton on Meghan Markle’s New York speech


  • March 2023: Official US accounts show multimillionaire Meghan Markle says she only works ONE HOUR a week for her charitable foundation Archewell.
  • May 2023: Meghan Markle wins the Women of Vision gong at the Ms Foundation Awards, where she takes the stage in New York and invokes the late Queen by preaching to the assembled multimillionaires about a life of “servitude.”

The public deification of the Duchess of Sussex would be almost ludicrous if it were not taken seriously by the ultra-awake American left-wing media elite.

How can anyone appeal to sacrifice when they seem to have done literally the opposite during their well-documented life?

As someone who has covered Meghan since she started dating Harry, this week’s launch of Meghan 2.0 in New York was all taken from her carefully plotted PR playbook, albeit now somewhat overshadowed by the “car chase” that followed.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Ms Foundation Women of Vision Awards on Tuesday

Furious about missing the spotlight at the King’s coronation, most likely due to a very real fear that she would have been booed upon entering and possibly even at Westminster Abbey, she needed her own golden moment in the spotlight.

Her exhausting one-sided rivalry with the Princess of Wales – so dignified and ready for the coronation – will never end.

It was so predictable that her sugary yet soulless speech was littered with not-so-subtle digs at the royal family.

Again, she suggests that she was treated so horribly by her various servants and advisers in the royal family that she realized she “couldn’t be afraid to say what is true, what is just, and what is good.”

But any fact check of her Oprah Winfrey moaning about her time in the UK will confirm that “telling what’s true” isn’t one of Meghan’s priorities.

“Her truth” claims that she is the world’s most unlikely victim – revered by millions, living in mansions or palaces, showered with free gifts, and with the kind of daily privileges and luxuries most of us can only dream of.

As part of the relaunch to the US, Meghan is trying to equate herself with the late Queen by stealing her mantra of “daily service.”

The Sussexes were joined by Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, for the event on Tuesday

The Sussexes were joined by Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, for the event on Tuesday

Meghan arrives Tuesday in a $1,850 strapless gold dress with scalloped pattern details

Meghan arrives Tuesday in a $1,850 strapless gold dress with scalloped pattern details

But let’s talk real for a second, no two women could be more different.

The late Queen eschewed personal luxuries and an easy life to devote her time on planet Earth to serving the British people and the Commonwealth, with a grueling daily slog even in her twilight years.

She avoided personal drama, lived modestly, and—apart from her love of the horses—focused on her subjects almost daily, until her death at the age of 96.

Oh, and she didn’t want the world to know her deepest feelings.

Unfortunately, among the waking brigade these days, it’s good for business to embrace the scourge of victimhood, so that’s what Meghan will continue to do.

In calling on people to “be the visionary of your own life,” she again suggests that she had to break free from the confines of the royal family to do so.

In reality, Meghan could have accomplished much more for the causes she says she cares about if she had continued to work within the British monarchy.

When I think of the late Princess Diana, she immediately becomes linked to the projects she devoted her time to.

In such a short life she changed the public discourse internationally about bulimia and other eating disorders, the AIDS epidemic and the plight of land mines.

A quarter of a century after her tragic death, the impact she made in these important social and humanitarian areas is still felt.

It’s no exaggeration to say she changed the world.

Her daughter-in-law, on the other hand, seems focused on a set of radical feminist priorities that are not rooted in actual practical change.

The charity honored Meghan for her so-called “lifelong advocacy for women and girls,” describing the privileged princess as “one of the most powerful and influential women in the world.”

But that doesn’t answer the most fundamental question of it all: what did she actually do?

Meghan 2.0 seems to be all about ruthless domination of the awakened media narrative via spin, Hollywood glamour, and money, not practical good deeds.

There is no suggestion that there is an overarching mission other than making big bucks and fast while increasing her profile through highly controlled media and personal appearances.

The Duchess held a gold clutch in her hand and wore diamond bracelets on her wrist

The Duchess held a gold clutch in her hand and wore diamond bracelets on her wrist

We were assured that “Meghan directs her philanthropy through their Archewell Foundation.”

But their overwhelming focus since moving to Montecito has, it seems to me, focused their efforts on making themselves very, very wealthy, rather than focusing on their charitable endeavors where official records for Archewell state that they spent only an hour per week, though this is apparently the standard amount that nonprofits release for board participation, and is similar to the revelations made by the Obamas and Mark Zuckerberg for their charitable foundations.

Tax records for Archewell obtained by MailOnline showed that it handed out $3 million in grants in 2021, while raising $13 million from wealthy benefactors and $4,500 in public donations.

They made a lot more money with their deals with Netflix and Spotify, which bought them a huge mansion.

As always, there was a great deal of hypocrisy when she called for “mercy” and “honesty” during her speech.

What is graceful or fair about attacking a gravely ill father who raised and paid for your education and highly privileged California upbringing while dumping him in public from a great height?

What’s graceful or fair about defaming the late great queen’s life’s work by making false accusations that the British royal family is racist and waiting until after her death before your hapless husband allows you to publicly correct the record?

What is gracious or fair about spreading constant hatred against the future king Prince William and his gorgeous wife Kate, who know full well that their life of service means they can’t respond publicly?


On stage before her awake brigade, Meghan urged us little people to take up a life of service and kindness, preaching, “It’s never too late to start.”

If only she would follow her own advice.

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