Camilla’s Christmas Luncheon: A Royal Scandal with Meghan Markle Haters?

Camilla’s Christmas Luncheon: A Royal Scandal with Meghan Markle Haters?

Camilla’s Christmas Luncheon: A Royal Scandal with Meghan Markle Haters? Credit: @sussexroyal

Recently, Queen Consort Camila, wife of King Charles III, hosted a Christmas luncheon that has stirred up controversy within the royal family, especially after the release of the Netflix documentary Harry & Meghan.

Among the guests was none other than Meghan Markle’s vocal critic, Jeremy Clarkson, who had just published a distasteful column about Meghan in The Sun days before the event. The column has since been removed at Clarkson’s request, but the damage was already done.

What went down?

Two days after the Christmas lunch at Murano restaurant in Mayfair, where Camilla handed out goodie bags to her A-list British guests, Clarkson’s column sparked outrage for its misogynistic content and incitement of violence against women. The backlash came not only from social media users but also from Members of the British Parliament.

While I won’t repeat the offensive content of the column, it’s worth noting that Clarkson claimed, “Everyone who’s my age thinks the same way.” This statement left many wondering about the opinions of the royal family, particularly since they have yet to comment on Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary.

Camilla’s Christmas Luncheon: A Royal Scandal with Meghan Markle Haters? Credit: @sussexroyal

What does Camilla’s association with Clarkson say about her?

With Clarkson’s presence at the luncheon, questions arise about Camilla’s stance on Meghan. Does she share Clarkson’s views? What about King Charles III? Is there bad blood within the royal family? The situation is undoubtedly scandalous.

However, it’s essential not to fan the flames. Clarkson’s now-deleted column can be seen as a vile opinion piece from an out-of-touch, bored Boomer who enjoys inciting hate against young women who don’t fit his conservative standards.

British backlash

In response to the column, over 60 cross-party MPs wrote to the Sun’s editor, Victoria Newton, demanding an apology and action against Clarkson. They argued that Meghan had received credible threats to her life and that Clarkson’s column contributed to an “unacceptable climate of hatred and violence.”

The MPs condemned the use of violent misogynist language, stating, “This sort of language has no place in our country, and it is unacceptable it was allowed to be published in a mainstream newspaper.” They also called for action against Clarkson and an unreserved apology to Meghan.

Among the MPs who signed the letter were prominent figures from various political parties, including Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem, Green, and SNP MPs.

Unfortunately, a genuine apology from Clarkson never came.

Jeremy Clarkson’s Twitter “apology.”

Instead, Clarkson tweeted a half-hearted statement, saying, “Oh dear. I’d rather put my foot in it. In a column I wrote about Meghan, I made a clumsy reference to a scene in Game of Thrones that has gone down badly with many people. I’m horrified to have caused so much hurt, and I shall be more careful in the future.”

This weak apology neither directly addresses Meghan nor shows genuine remorse. It seems more like damage control than a sincere expression of regret.

Not only one but two haters at the lunch table?

Interestingly, Camilla’s guest list included not just one, but two known Meghan Markle critics. Piers Morgan, who lost his job on Good Morning Britain after questioning Meghan’s mental health following her Oprah Winfrey interview in 2021, was also in attendance.

Morgan had previously expressed disbelief at Meghan’s claims of having suicidal thoughts while serving as a royal. Despite his continued negativity towards Meghan, he was present at Camilla’s Christmas party.

What does this say about the Queen Consort’s disposition? While it may not have been a wise move, the implications of these guest choices remain to be seen. One thing is for sure – the royal family is feeling the heat.

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