Prince Harry has seemingly left Meghan behind. The Duke of Sussex jetted to Botswana alone after Meghan was caught pulling a nasty PR stunt which left the Royal Family speechless. The Duchess of Sussex was trying to rehabilitate her bad image in the press when it all went horribly wrong, and it seems Harry can’t stand it anymore.
When Prince Harry needs to get away from the stress, he goes to Botswana, Africa. And, that’s exactly where he went without Meghan, as a firestorm PR disaster landed in the top headlines of the British press.
According to the popular British newspaper the Daily Mail, a close friend of the Duchess of Sussex spoke to them at length about her father, Thomas Markle. “Meghan Markle has made it clear that she refuses to be manipulated by her father’s ’emotional blackmail’ after saying that she has heartlessly cut him off and she would be better off if he were dead,” reports Daily Mail. “‘Enough already,’ Meghan told a close friend. For the life of her, she can’t understand why he’s digging such a deep hole for himself and to say things like, ‘It would be easier for her if her dad died.'”
She said that she just wishes her dad would “stop blathering” to the press. That’s the one birthday gift she wanted from her father. According to the source close to the 37-year-old duchess, “Meghan has no immediate plans to contact her father. Firstly, she’s deeply hurt, and secondly, she can’t trust him to keep their conversation private.”
Meghan also claims, through this friend, that her father is a narcissist and that’s why her parents got divorced. The friend adds, “Meghan’s had to deal with a lot of self-esteem issues growing up with a narcissist. She has tools to cope with emotional blackmail. She does pray for him. That’s Meghan. She does not have a bad bone in her body, but she’s not falling for her dad’s crocodile tears. She’s been down that road far too many times before.”
Well, many of the comments made by Brits say they aren’t buying it. It’s pretty apparent this close friend, speaking to the Daily Mail, was part of a PR stunt gone wrong. People see Meghan as the narcissist and her poor father as the guy left out in the cold.
Rita Greene, a Brit living in Germany, weighed in, writing, “Thomas Markle spent his lottery winnings on Meghan. Private schooling, one of the most expensive private High Schools in L.A. Northwestern University, $30,000 a year, for four years, trips to Europe at 15. Three months in Spain to improve her Spanish. Where did the money come from? Where do you think?”
Charles Sutter from London wrote, “Whatever happened to Harry saying any friends who talked to the press would be cut off? If people don’t believe Sparkles is using her friends to leak stories, they’re seriously wrong. She’s manipulative, too bad Harry can’t see this.”
This brings us to Prince Harry. Hello Magazine reported on the trip, writing, “The Duke of Sussex managed to fly under the radar earlier this week, making a private visit to Botswana. Harry, who was not joined by his wife Meghan Markle, met senior staff and workers from the organization Rhino Conservation Botswana, of which he is a patron.”
Many are asking if this was a working trip, why wasn’t it on his official schedule? In fact, Harry jetted out of the UK right before the nasty headlines hit the press on Wednesday night. He was in Botswana for only 48 hours, then came back. It’s a 14-hour flight one-way. It was only after a few eagle-eyed reporters noticed he was gone that Kensington Palace offered an official statement.
Meghan’s antics might be leaving the Royal Family speechless, but behind the scenes, you can bet Queen Elizabeth II is on fire. If her beloved grandson is jetting out of the country, Her Majesty is rightly concerned. Harry blames the paparazzi for his mother’s death, so if he suspected his wife was pulling PR stunts, he would feel betrayed. We can only hope the former American actress realizes she isn’t in Hollywood anymore and handling her own PR is not only foolish, it makes her look incredibly self-absorbed.