Is Everyone Too Harsh On The Royal Family?


The media have always been tough on the Royal Family. In the early days of dating Prince William, Kate was dubbed “Waity Katie” for William’s apparent reluctance to marry her. But it seems the media has been even harsher on Meghan Markle, do you agree LiveTribers? Is it fair that the Royal family and Meghan Markle are heavily scrutinized by the public? Do you think the attention will go away now they are no longer Senior Royals?

Posted by on 21 Jan 2020

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    Gunner

    They are a normal family they deserve to live there life and be left alone

    Posted by Gunner on 22 Feb 2020

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    coaster

    I see this week her half brother has now come out saying she owes them a living basically and so do the other Royals. Shows how toxic that family is and why she is better off without them in her life. She owes them nothing. Why do the press keep putting them on the front page or in the news anywhere -- people watch it or buy into that rubbish. Shame on those that enable these miserable people.

    Posted by coaster on 18 Feb 2020

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    robert

    No ! if you like them it's good fodder , i can't stand them . Apart from the public money that is being squandered , you don't see them giving much to charity and what do they do ? What a lot of people aren't aware of , is that there is a dark side to them , that go back many years . If you're that way inclined , have a look at their ancestry and their dealings with the nazi's , their name is not Windsor btw , and Prince Phillip is greek . Their are other peculiarities , with unknown siblings and those out of wedlock . Up until her death QE1 was the matriarch of the family and all decisions were passed by her . There is a strong bond between the Prime Minister , MI5 and the Royal Guards . Those critical or investigative on this family , have a habit of disappearing !

    Posted by robert on 31 Jan 2020

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    Spiderwoman

    Do you think the attention will go away now they (Harry & Meghan) are no longer Senior Royals? Are you kidding! Out of the frying pan... Sad, I didn't think Harry was so naive...

    Posted by Spiderwoman on 29 Jan 2020

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    Stephen

    Personally I feel Megan may have been better to stay in England, where there is more protection from scumbag (paparazzi) photographers just out to fill their bank accounts. They may have stepped out of the frying pan into the fire.

    Posted by Stephen on 28 Jan 2020

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    Carole

    Yes - I wouldn't like to live in their shoes for any amount of money

    Posted by Carole on 28 Jan 2020

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    CILLY0

    Meghan has always wanted to be in the 'public eye', why else would she have been a actress? Problem was, she wants it on her terms and that's not what happens in real life. Harry has made a big mistake with this 'mother figure' and I doubt this marriage will last much longer than Meghan's first marriage did. The attention will never go away unless they lock themselves up in a country mansion and don't do public things - and they need to be in the public eye to raise money for their various charities. Sorry, but you really cannot have your cake and eat it too.

    Posted by CILLY0 on 27 Jan 2020

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    Old Man

    The GB Royal Family generate a gross amount of income for GB. Yes they do receive a heap of money from GB, But I sure the returns in Sales and interest in the Royals out ways what is given to them. The GB Royals are no Value to Australia apart from History and cutting ribbons. It's not for us to make comment but that remains what the People in GB want. Do they want the Royal or not.

    Posted by Old Man on 27 Jan 2020

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    ian

    No, The public monies they live off, Makes them fair game. They were born or married into the family. They didn't choose to be born , but did choose to marry. Put up with it E we Have to in our lives.

    Posted by ian on 27 Jan 2020

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    moonshine086

    The treatment of Prince Harry and Meghan is deplorable, the way she is compared to Kate is disgraceful. Good on them for breaking away from the royal families overbearing behaviour and in several royal family members appalling behaviours. Harry has protected his family unlike his father, who did not have Diana's back. The royals are outdated, costly, and time we became a Republic.

    Posted by moonshine086 on 26 Jan 2020

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    Nihara Semini

    Yes I think they have been harsh on them especially considering the news of Prince Harry and Dutchess Meghan's decision to step down and even back then to other royal family members such as Princess Diana etc

    Posted by Nihara Semini on 26 Jan 2020

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    kitkat23

    Yes, I think they have, I think Harry and Meghan have made their bed and they should lie in it, Charles was not allowed to marry who he wanted and I think the Queen has been very lenient to them. I think she is heart broken and she is not showing any signs of it. If any one is critical of the Royal family, they should think again If Harry and Meghan think they are going to run their lives their way, I think they are very much mistaken, as soon as they poke their noises outside the front door the paparazzi will be waiting and ready to chase them where they go.

    Posted by kitkat23 on 26 Jan 2020

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    DJC

    Just leave them alone - stop reporting every move they make.

    Posted by DJC on 26 Jan 2020

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    Graeme

    Cmon Australia, grow up & be a Republic, it's time. That day could also be our National day.

    Posted by Graeme on 26 Jan 2020

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    squeekums1

    The sooner the royal family disappears into the dark past the better

    Posted by squeekums1 on 26 Jan 2020

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    Kitty000

    Agree 100%

    Posted by Kitty000 on 26 Jan 2020

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    Beth17

    Yes, no one really knows these people. They may be Royal, but they still have all the problems and situations as any human other family.

    Posted by Beth17 on 26 Jan 2020

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    Barry

    This will end in heart ache for every one.Harry has made the greatest mistake in his life and his marriage will not last.

    Posted by Barry on 26 Jan 2020

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    Iggy's mum

    The Royal family were the first celebrities, long before Hollywood. The media has always pursued, criticised and used them to sell publications, this has gone on for centuries. Depending on the circumstances, they have been mascots or scapegoats, inspirational or dismissed as irrelevant. They have always been economic stimulators. Any person marrying in to the Royal family is seen as fair game and if they don't follow the rules and customs then they are singled out. I think Meghan knew exactly what she was in for, she has said herself that her English friends warned her about the press. She would only need to do a Google search to see the type if coverage they receive. She has played a game very well and thinks she has it made with a title, a Royal connection and Harry away from his family and England. This will play out like Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.

    Posted by Iggy's mum on 25 Jan 2020

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    prod001

    They can't have it both ways. If they want to be in the public eye (or get paid by the public purse) then they have to expect media scruting. Now I realise Harry and Meghan are no longer on the public purse, but they still need publicity for their business ventures. So they just have to choose what they want. Do they want to live off the 60 or so million dollars they already have and have privacy, or do they want to expand whatever business ventures they have in mind and have to deal with publicising them. And by the way I don't believe they will be able to live privately in Canada any more than they've been abole to in Britain.

    Posted by prod001 on 25 Jan 2020

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    Ulysses

    Eventually they will be able to settle to a private life. It will take a little time, and it will depend on how they conduct themselves. Harry's great Uncle managed it. They will to .... if they are fair dinkum.

    Posted by Ulysses on 26 Jan 2020

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    ellybee007

    Even though I think Meghan knew exactly what she was getting herself into when getting involved with Prince Harry, it still doesn't give the media the right to harass her. I'm all for them living the life that they so choose. If privacy is what Meghan & Harry want then privacy should be what they get and the media need to respect that! So what's the big deal about all this? I personally don't have a problem whatsoever with their decision, although it seems like some are totally gobsmacked by their decision to cut ties with the Royal Family. As I see it, they are now old enough to make their own decisions and definitely don't need the backing of the Queen or anyone else for that matter, and if this is what they want then good luck to them!

    Posted by ellybee007 on 25 Jan 2020

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    Debbie

    People are out to make a buck or two they don't care who they hurt trying to make it everybody got a job to do but they do go overboard well I call it greedy and that lead to gossip.With gossip some people are better with it then other some know when to stop and other's don't Megan's father is out to make a buck out of her and Harry and little Archie what a arsehole if U can't trust your parents who can U trust hope they go in to hiding for awhile and then the blood suckers have to find another way to get $$$

    Posted by Debbie on 25 Jan 2020

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    Graeme

    Harry & Megan are also blood suckers, hands in the public purse!!

    Posted by Graeme on 26 Jan 2020

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    Ulysses

    Yes, they are harsh, leave them alone. Waity Kati had nothing to do with her waiting for William. She put on a little weight, not much, but they called her weighty Kati.

    Posted by Ulysses on 25 Jan 2020

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    Silverspox

    The royals already has jobs to do so they should be left alone.i feel attention on their side should be reduced

    Posted by Silverspox on 24 Jan 2020

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    jodie737

    Yes, leave her alone, she’s already getting it in the neck from inside the royal family . For heavens sake they are human beings too! And just want to be left alone. If people want to critique them because they use tax payer money, then don’t pay them tax money. They’re independently wealthy. Then they can have their family arguments in peace.

    Posted by jodie737 on 24 Jan 2020

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    Jannette

    The Royals have a job to do and so does the media,its life everyone does what they need to do. Good Luck to Harry and Meghan,let them do whatever they want to.Its been that way since they met.There are no rules for them,Dont get what they want its the media fault or there is a scandal. Archie is going to miss the Royal family.

    Posted by Jannette on 24 Jan 2020

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    dizee06

    at time they are and really they are just doing their jobs but the media does go over the top trying to out do each other for that most elusive picture of the royals

    Posted by dizee06 on 24 Jan 2020

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    Deepika

    If the Royal family uses tax payers money, they will then they cannot complain about the media. Megan Markle created some of the controversy herself. I don't think it will stop just because they are now living in Canada.

    Posted by Deepika on 24 Jan 2020

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    HENNA

    I think everyone should mind there own business. Being chased by the media all the time is not good for them and there mental health. It is there life so I wish them all the best.

    Posted by HENNA on 24 Jan 2020

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    Horn

    I agree , HENNA . What the media doesn't know they make up anyway , so Harry & Megan should just get on with life ignore everyone , let them say and write whatever the want because they " the medea " will anyway . Now the choice to go their own way has been chosen just get on with it .

    Posted by Horn on 26 Jan 2020

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    Padma

    Hopefully media and public leave the couple alone. I think that is what they want. All the perks they get as Royals is not worth the hazel, insult, scrutiny etc.

    Posted by Padma on 24 Jan 2020

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    Moongold

    The Royal Family once stood to represent a standard of decency and morality in global society. Not so these days - just frittering away wealth on boozing, sexual escapades, extravagant meals whatever. No different to anyone else, but unbelievably privileged - and for what reason? What do they truly do that holds society together? What are they there for today?

    Posted by Moongold on 24 Jan 2020

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    jodie737

    I guess your comment needs a date attached to it lol. Until the 20th century and a bit back, all the monarchs throughout history everywhere were way more scandalous and war mongering. All they ever wanted was to take over other countries. At least these guys aren’t doing that anymore.

    Posted by jodie737 on 24 Jan 2020

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    Jan

    For Meghan's true safety I wish media would stop chasing her. She is a new income source for cameramen.

    Posted by Jan on 24 Jan 2020

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    Isabell

    Hello I think personaly should be respect everyone and like them for they are and they could be amazing inside and outside. Should not judge book of cover. Media have to back down and give space.

    Posted by Isabell on 23 Jan 2020

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    jaine

    Some people are cruel you don't have to be living like king and queen to be treated like people do treat other people the media and papers are all the same they like causing trouble half the time they get there facts wrong let them live in peace, Prince William and Prince Harry are doing the best they can,there mum would be so proud of what the two have achieved. Good Luck to them

    Posted by jaine on 23 Jan 2020

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    Maudie

    Harry & Meaghan want a more normal life style especially for their family, how else could they have broken away from Royalty. They will still be in public eye. Scrutinised even more,they will soon realise they have not "fixed" situation.

    Posted by Maudie on 23 Jan 2020

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    John

    The media/press have a lot to answer for. So intrusive and desperate for a story that they doctor the facts and even fabricate stories. Journalists should be held accountable for their stories.

    Posted by John on 23 Jan 2020

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    coaster

    Media have a lot to answer for. People buy into their lies and innuendos and unfortunately they have suffered and now they just want to be left alone. Who can blame them.

    Posted by coaster on 23 Jan 2020

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    Jocelyne

    I don’t support royals, but maybe everyone can be hard sometimes for everyone. Media is tough on royal families which is not fair I think, they are who they are and they’re only humans too. God bless

    Posted by Jocelyne on 23 Jan 2020

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    Julyn

    Yes they are they should be able to have a private life and a public one when they are representing the crown not 24/7

    Posted by Julyn on 23 Jan 2020

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    musicveg

    I am not sure it is people in general rather the media gives them a hard time, I saw someone looking at the advert for New Idea yesterday outside the newsagent and saying "oh my god Harry and Meghan have split" how can these magazines publish lies all the time, this is what is so wrong, media is only interested in making money no matter who they hurt along the way.

    Posted by musicveg on 22 Jan 2020

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    Maudie

    Obviously Royalty is changing rapidly,old values diminishing. They live in Gold Fish Bowl. Leave the younger ones to more privacy.

    Posted by Maudie on 22 Jan 2020

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    rickyb595

    No, they will still be in the spot light. I feel for them but they are royals and there's no getting away from that.

    Posted by rickyb595 on 22 Jan 2020

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    Dennis

    I think they brought most of it on them selves

    Posted by Dennis on 22 Jan 2020

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    Horn

    Unfortunately they have no choice into what family they were born " The Royals " that is . However the nasty side of the medea do have a choice about what the say and write and a lot of the time they write rubbish and gullable people believe it .

    Posted by Horn on 26 Jan 2020

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    Old Man

    The Royals generate a huge amount of income for GB, However there are those who think they own them and they on call 24/7 The Gutter Press make it bad for them, Lies upon Lies in the Papers. Remember how the press printed stories from a Dead Girls Phone. Good on Harry and Meghan, It's their life Not mine or Yours, and certainly not the Daily (Rag) Press/Papers.

    Posted by Old Man on 22 Jan 2020

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    Kitten

    Yes Meghan has been harshly treated by the media...more so than others un the Royal Family. Once they are out if the spotlight for a few months I'm sure the media will find someone else to harass. Unfortunately the public will always heavily scrutinise those in the Royal family.

    Posted by Kitten on 22 Jan 2020

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    Neil

    When did Harry become such a wimp I find it difficult to understand why everyone can't see through the manipulating Meghan.

    Posted by Neil on 22 Jan 2020

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    coaster

    Don 't buy into the media assassins. They have found a soft target and a toxic family of hers which sells more papers and which is all they are interested in. Truth be damned with them.

    Posted by coaster on 23 Jan 2020

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    musicveg

    What do you base your comment on, they seem happy to me. She is just giving him the courage to do what he always wanted.

    Posted by musicveg on 22 Jan 2020

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    ian

    I thought I did but I've hit a wrong key and lost it. No it won't go away, Like you hear all the time, What Meghan want's Meghan gets. She has the money, the prestige and the prince, It soon will not be enough. Please don't jump on me it is only an observation.

    Posted by ian on 22 Jan 2020

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    Ralph

    I think so, specially the media. People should learn to mind their own bussiness . Do fund raising in your own community instead of reading trash press.

    Posted by Ralph on 22 Jan 2020

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    Tyke

    I am a very loyal Monarchist. They do a lot of good work, but a lot isn't publicised, so no one knows how much they do. I believe that the move by Meghan to live in Canada is definitely the right thing to do, but Harry should stay at Home in the UK. As I heard someone last night quote - whatever Meghan wants, Meghan gets.

    Posted by Tyke on 22 Jan 2020

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    Jan

    Harry has a right to choose his wife. Leave her alone.

    Posted by Jan on 24 Jan 2020

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    Horn

    Yes Jan he has the right , " to choose his life and choose his wife ," And to hell with anyone who wants to spoil their party !

    Posted by Horn on 26 Jan 2020

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    coaster

    So you are of the opinion that the marriage should be negated and a family broken up. How nice ???? You have bought into the media rubbish that is printed daily. Meghan had her own life, money and charity and has shown a lot of class with all the rubbish that has been going on from her toxic family in USA and media assassination. Why would you even repeat whatever Meghan wants she gets when no one knows her other than her public image which has always been lovely. She and Harry look very much in love and supportive of each other. I wish them every happiness and hope everyone negative leaves them alone.

    Posted by coaster on 23 Jan 2020

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    8181

    Most people I know don't care about them enough to even mention them.

    Posted by 8181 on 21 Jan 2020

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    stormbringer1

    No don't care, they are all mixed race (not refering to Meghan but the royal family) or in-bred. The Windsors are only there through dodgy ancestors. Royal bloodline, yeah, English, German, Greek, French. ahh the English monarchy, entitlement & un-deserved wealth. Harry & Meghan know that happens when you join the royal family as it comes with the entitlements. l think they should get out of England, maybe move to a nice quiet Commonwealth country like Canada for example. Just hope that the Land Rover doesn't break down on the 'Highway Of Tears'.

    Posted by stormbringer1 on 21 Jan 2020

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    Ulysses

    They are doing ok age & health wise for "In-breds". The Queen and Philip are in their 90's, and both still fairly healthy, the Queen still rides. Prince Charles is 71 and still in fine fettle, & his siblings aren't exactly feeble people. While both William & Harry are still youngish, they are both fine looking healthy men. I am also a mixture of cultures, German, Swedish, Scottish, Irish, English, so I guess I'm "in-bred" as well. I'm super healthy, almost 60yrs old, I can still sprint, I occasionally ride horses and motorbikes, I still swim at least 3 days a week. So, it seems being an in-bred pays off, I wonder what your supposedly pure blood health is like? I think you are probably lacking hybrid vigour, as you brain is definitely feeble.

    Posted by Ulysses on 23 Jan 2020

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    Raylene

    a little, however many of the royal family have been born in to that life or trained to cope with the challenges

    Posted by Raylene on 21 Jan 2020

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    Martyn

    Only a tiny minority of people comment via the media (including social media), so the use of “everyone” in the topic means the answer has to be “no”. Has Meghan Markle received more than her fair share of criticism? Her behaviour has prompted a backlash. Perhaps if she were to consider that criticising behaviour of others (e.g. on actions Re “climate change”), and then getting on and off private jets, might be viewed as hypocritical. Then, as soon as this is raised, accusing the complainer of racism, could also be viewed as hypocritical?

    Posted by Martyn on 21 Jan 2020

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    ere

    The Royal Family are just leeches, a remnant of days long gone by. They are subsidised by the public to the tune of millions of dollars every year yet the Queen is a billionaire and privately owns large amounts of land and buildings throughout the country. If they are prepared to live off the public and use their reputations to make money they must be prepared to be open for business 24/7 for the rest of their lives

    Posted by ere on 23 Jan 2020

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