Two months ago, Meghan Markle was reportedly ‘too busy caring for her baby’ to meet the President of her own country on his state visit to the UK.
Now we discover she was in fact preoccupied with the birth of another elitist production – Vogue magazine.
News that Meghan has spent the past seven months guest-editing the September issue of Vogue is no surprise to me. As a B-list actress, she’s probably craved all her adult life to be a Vogue star.
News that Buckingham Palace has let her do it is a big surprise though, because Meghan is now supposed to be a member of the royal family and not a publicity-craving celebrity.
And being a royal means you stay out of politics.
News that Meghan Markle has spent the past seven months guest-editing the September issue of Vogue is no surprise to me. As a B-list actress, she’s probably craved all her adult life to be a Vogue star. She is pictured putting the issue together with British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful
Yet here is Meghan being about as political as any royal has ever been.
She’s chosen 15 female ‘trailblazers’ and ‘changemakers’ for the special ‘Forces for Change’ issue, all picked because they promote ‘equality, kindness and open-mindedness’.
The women she’s selected represent the greatest hits of virtue-signalling – with a nod to everything from ‘body positivity’, female empowerment, mental health, disability and race to transgender rights, climate change, diversity, and privilege.
The last one made me laugh out loud.
I’m sure the one thing we all need most in the world right now is a fabulously rich and entitled Princess lecturing us on privilege from her servant-laden royal quarters.
Just as ridiculous was the image of a mirror on the cover, tucked in between all the multi-millionaires.
‘A mirror was included so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective,’ the Sussex Royal account writes.
Oh pur-lease. Pass the sick bucket.
Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enniful gushed: ‘To have the country’s most influential beacon of change guest edit British Vogue has been an honour, a pleasure and a wonderful surprise.’
Meghan Markle is many things but ‘the country’s most influential beacon of change’ she is most definitely not.
The fact she allowed Enniful to state this as fact in a statement suggests the Duchess’s ego is running dangerously out of control.
Two months ago, Meghan was reportedly ‘too busy caring for her baby’ to meet the President of her own country on his state visit to the UK. Now we discover she was in fact preoccupied with the birth of another elitist production – Vogue magazine
(Hilariously, we’re told Meghan insisted on not putting herself on the cover because she didn’t want to appear ‘too boastful’…)
In a post to the Sussex’s Instagram page – at which point, it’s worth remembering that Prince Harry recently told us all to stay off social media because it’s so bad for our mental health – we’re informed the Duchess spent the past seven months creating ‘an issue of inclusivity and inspiration, focusing on what connects rather than what divides us.’
How thoughtful of her!
Yet of course her list excludes the planet’s entire male population.
So it’s not actually inclusive at all, and nor is her message that only women can change the world.
I thought Meghan might have learned her ‘woke’ lesson after the banana debacle in which she signed the phallic-shaped fruit for a group of sex workers with guff like ‘You are special’ and ‘You are strong’.
But nope, Meghan’s here to save us and there’s nothing any of us can do to stop her.
‘LEAVE HER ALONE!’ I hear some cry.
But the problem is more that she won’t leave US alone.
Meghan didn’t need to guest-edit Vogue.
She’s already guzzled at the udder of royal fame like a starving desert traveller arriving at an over-flowing oasis.
Meghan chose 15 female ‘trailblazers’ and ‘changemakers’ for the special ‘Forces for Change’ issue, all picked because they promote ‘equality, kindness and open-mindedness’. (Pictured: Jacinda Ardern, Salma Hayek Pinault, Laverne Cox, Jameela Jamil, Yara Shahidi and Gemma Chan, Christy Turlington Burns, Adwoa Aboah, Adut Akech, Ramla Ali, Sinead Burke, Francesca Hayward, Jane Fonda, Greta Thunberg and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
But that’s not enough.
Meghan’s purpose in guest-editing Vogue is not, as she claims, to simply change the world; it’s to make it the PC-crazed one she wants it to be, and to drag us all with her to ‘woke’ Utopia.
Yet by forcing her radical liberal opinions upon us, she’s playing a very ill advised game that I can guarantee will end in tears.
There’s a reason royals stay out of politics, and it’s that they run the risk of looking like rank hypocrites.
Let’s take just one of Meghan’s chosen Vogue heroines to illustrate the point.
Jameela Jamil, the DJ and actress turned ‘body positive activist’ is a foul-mouthed little charmer. She recently branded me a ‘sh*t stain’ and ‘a giant pile of w*nk’ on Twitter after I questioned Sam Smith’s bizarre announcement that he is now identifying as non-binary soon after coming out as gay.
But it’s not her views about me that should cause concern.
It’s her views about other women.
Ms Jamil used to be, by her own admission, a ‘slut-shamey, judgmental’ columnist for Company magazine who repeatedly attacked other women for their behaviour.
She’s been branded a ‘SWERF’, which for the non-woke is a ‘sex worker exclusionary radical feminist’ because she has so regularly criticised women for doing anything sexual, including the very type of sex workers Meghan signed her bananas to support.
The list of women Jamil has abused and shamed for falling short of her lofty moral standard is long.
She said she hoped Cardi B and Iggy Azalea ‘sh*t their pants in public’, accused Miley Cyrus of being ‘a vagina without a platform’, compared Beyonce to a ‘stripper’, labelled the Kardashians ‘double agents for the Patriarchy’ who ‘line their pockets with the blood and diarrhoea of teenage girls’ and attacked Rihanna for ‘flaunting of a relationship with a man who the entire world knows beat her senseless, her incessant promotion of marijuana, and daring stage antics…. ‘
Meghan’s purpose in guest-editing Vogue is not, as she claims, to simply change the world; it’s to make it the PC-crazed one she wants it to be, and to drag us all with her to ‘woke’ Utopia. Yet by forcing her radical liberal opinions upon us, she’s playing a very ill advised game that I can guarantee will end in tears
Jamil’s final words in her last poisonous diatribe were: ‘Rihanna, put your m*nge away will you?’
So Jamil is self-evidently the complete antithesis of ‘equality, kindness and open mindedness’, not least when it comes to women.
She’s also been an outspoken campaigner against magazines airbrushing models and celebrities to create an illusion of unrealistic beauty standards.
Yet which magazine has arguably done this more than any other?
There are other problems I have with this latest Meghan stunt.
First, her primary role now is to promote Britain, like any member of the British Royal Family.
That’s why they get the taxpayer-funded palaces, servants and gilded lifestyle.
Yet her list features just five British women.
She also chooses five American women, and opted for former First Lady Michelle Obama as the subject of her own big interview.
The message is pretty clear: promoting Brand Meghan to America is more important to her than promoting Brand Britain.
Meghan’s famous friends will love her collaborating with Vogue. It’s the magazine they all read, after all.
But I can guarantee the British public won’t be so enamoured with it.
I read one comment on Twitter that said: ‘A feminist who preaches equality and merit, while taking full advantage of the spotlight she only received via marriage to someone who won the birth lottery. Makes me sick.’
This was a popular sentiment.
Meghan’s shown a worrying propensity since marrying Harry for wanting to have cake and eat it.
She constantly bleats about privacy but also wants to edit magazines to promote herself and tell us how to lead our lives.
This absurd double standard won’t fly, I’m afraid.
Here’s my advice to Meghan: take a long hard look in the mirror you stuck on your Vogue cover, and ask yourself one question: ‘Do I want to be a royal or a virtue-signalling political activist celebrity?’
She can’t be both.