Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Blind Item #13

Our favorite alliterate actress turned celebrity is accepting money from designers to wear certain clothes and products. She doesn't care at all that it is against protocol. She is cashing in.

100 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Megan Markle

sandybrook said...

HHI DMERS!! ITS YOUR BITCH MEGHAN!!!

yepthatsme said...

Meghan Markle! 1st

yepthatsme said...

Damn, pushed back to 3rd!

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Brayson87 said...

Oh who cares, I hope she steals the crown jewels while she's at it.

#meghanmoriarty

sandybrook said...

I think its illegal.

Freebird said...

lulz.

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Ksmith said...

Oh Megan you’re better than this

HushHush said...

Posh says she was honoured that MM wore her clothes. I just puked a little in my mouth when I read that.

cupofteaandsliceofcake said...

If true, If Enty knows this, the Queen knows this. Queen wont allow the British tax payer to fleeced twice over.

Unknown said...

I no longer believe Markle is married to Henry.
It looked like a fake production last May
Or, Henry got some DNA info on this infant.... and Annulled it.
She is not Windsor; it is obvious.

Unknown said...

I believe she may be that dumb. She was stupid enough to purchase and distribute MJ, and put it into gift bags knowing full well people would be traveling through customs with said bags (one guest claimed to have not discovered it until they were en route to the airport).

Chris P said...

No, no she is not. She's a thirsty shameless yatch girl. She's gross.

yepthatsme said...

Why would it be illegal? The owner of the clothes is giving her money to wear those clothes, so it might be against protocol but how can it be illegal?

Aquagirl said...

@Brayson: RE: the ‘Crown Jewels’, she’s already got Harry’s balls in her Victoria Beckham purse.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Both she and Harry are reportedly having money problems.

This blind is probably based on the article out today confirming that the $500,000 diamond earrings she wore to an event (in a desperately poor country) were borrowed from a Hong Kong jeweler. She had acknowledged at the time that they were borrowed, but let everyone assume they were borrowed from the Queen. The jeweler presumably paid her to wear them.

The idea that she was "merching" has been much discussed, but this is the first specific acknowledgment to hit the press.

"Merching" is why she often wears summer clothes in the winter; gotta push next season's line.

fnchrstphr said...

Ummm...because it's really unseemly.If you need to ask why that's wrong.

Aquagirl said...

It’s not illegal but it’s definitely against protocol since the RF cannot show favoritism. Also, Charles pays for her clothes so if she’s accepting $ from the designer and Charles is paying for the clothes she’s double dipping. Will be interesting what she declares on her US taxes. Hopes she gets audited.

Aquagirl said...

*Hope

Low Key said...

Really unseemly =/= illegal tho. You didn't answer the question.

MelRose said...

Meghan. Good to know this is not acceptable in the UK. It's too common in the USA. This is how the rich keep getting richer. Companies gift them with expensive items to promote to the "working class" who cant afford to feed or insure their own kids. Bernie Sanders should be calling out celebrities, not CEOs who insure and employ thousands.

kiki71 said...

Obviously this blind is Markle. I found the 'this is illegal' comment strange. Breaking protocol and commiting a crime are not the same. She can very well be paid to wear designers BUT I am sure the royal family strongly frowns on it as a household rule.

I heavily doubt this or anything will result in a divorce and the more the is alienated by the royals financially, marginalized (not saying they aren't legit reasons) the more reason she just happens to have to threaten to write a book or cash in elsewhere. It is a real catch 22 for them right there. Will be an interesting ride!

Nutty_Flavor said...

Anyway, tomorrow will be a fun day for Meghan watchers, because she has her first public appearance at the Royal National Theater.

Let's see how all the trained Shakspearean actors welcome the Deal or No Deal Briefcase Girl.

In a (not entirely) unrelated development, I've seen people online encourage someone in the audience to take a photo of Meghan with an infrared camera and see if there's any human heat emanating from her "bump." Pillow or No Pillow?

cupofteaandsliceofcake said...

if true, i hope she remembers to put all these income streams on her tax return

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YoSoyMilk said...

God I hate her. Enty, can you confirm her baby bump is fake?

fnchrstphr said...

LOL

Aquagirl said...

Yes, a $500,000 pair of earrings in Fiji. Talk about tone deaf.

Seems to be getting more & more brazen. She had her make-up artist posting on insta last week. They had tea, and the cups & plates were from Soho House. Next thing you know, everything is available for sale on Meghan’s Mirror. I’m assuming her BFF runs that site. Immediately after she wears something it’s available for sale.

Brayson87 said...

Seems like it's mostly women who hate Meghan Markle, men don't seem to care or mind her.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Men pay her.

Unknown said...

Obviously HRH, Prince Harry. but... YEAH RIGHT! Why is the media so hell-bent on bringing her down? Where exactly is she depositing this money? If this were happening, it would make legit news. Stop trashing her reputation for no reason, Enty.

J said...

I used to think Diana set the gold standard for royal tramps.

Amartel said...

Back at the time of their wedding the media was gushing over her. Just like that they turn around and hate her. She's the same person, and the media has access to the same information about her. (I remember reading stories back then about her pre-wedding activities - now portrayed as evil - so don't pretend that the media didn't have access to the same information.) I think it's about seeing how easily the media can control the court of public opinion. What works, what doesn't. Also, does hate sell more/elicit more clicks than worship.

Amartel said...

Accepting money in exchange for wearing a designer's stuff is standard advertising. It's no big deal. People also get paid to have ads on their cars. ETC.
But watch:
B.H. (Before Hate): Get it, gurrrl. Bring modernity to fusty old RF.
A.H. (After Hate): WHORE OF BABYLON WILL DO ANYTHING FOR $.

Unknown said...

There are approx. 353,000 births per day on this planet . Per day.
Source: UNICEF.
Why does anyone care about
some Z -list former actor,wearing borrowed clothes and a foam bump?

MichiganMama59 said...

who thinks this marriage will last?

Let's start a poll: Will they be married in 5 years? Ten years? Or for life?

Buffy Summers said...

Meghan wearing $500,000 diamond earrings in a poor country tells you everything you need to know about this woman. She deserves all the negative comments from the British public for being tone deaf. Is she not aware of the current situation in Britan right now ? Why would she even do that when the Queen has so much amazing jewelry ? She still spends so much money on clothes as well. It's like she wants negative attention. Harry is an idiot. Just wow.

kelli grrrl said...

@unknown (the one that posted at 1:07) — Why? Because we’re on a gossip site! Geez!

@brayson — loving #meganmoriarty! Too funny!

The Oracle said...

My question is: what in the Hell is wrong with Prince Harry? He could have any woman, or gay men he wanted. Why her? Any thoughts on that?

Unknown said...

@kellygrl

Then why not buy a foam bump of your own? If fake pregnancy is so fascinating why not wear one yourself?

Count Jerkula said...

Why would Markle pay US taxes? Even if she doesn't renounce citizenship, surely as a royal she would have diplomatic immunity, no?

Ann said...

What a humanitarian! Wearing a pair of $500,000 earrings while touring in a poverty stricken nation. The Duchess of Excess has earned her name. I want in on the marriage pool. I don't think this marriage will survive three years.

Humor Me said...

I would love to know how this is illegal in Britain if this is MM. Against protocol - yes.
Clueless why in Fiji- yes to the max.

Unknown said...

Sad if it is true. She's just so boring.

The Oracle said...

Buffy: First OMG! I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer! And, absolutely regarding her narcissistic, tone-deaf reaction to the world around her. I cannot for the life of me understand why Harry married her. Royalty is a whole other level of status. Princess Diana, RIP, wore jeans, trainers, and a white cotton dress shirt to tour the landmined areas of the third world, whilst MM dresses as if she is attending the SAG Awards. I live in Hollywood and women like her are literally a dime a dozen. I am planning my escape from the Hollywood Hell Mouth in large part because the town is filled to the brim with these type of people.

bunny honey said...

A lot of you'll sound like a bunch of haters. What ya really mad at is he married her and not you. If she was so terrible believe you me the queen would have never let this marriage happen. You'll just jealous of her and it shows. SMDH.

Unknown said...

Can't believe she would do something this risky with the current PR problems!!!

Viktoria Plum said...

What she is apparently doing is getting the free goods but getting receipts for them as if she's paid for the goods. She's then giving receipts to Prince Charles who pays for her & Kate's clothing from the Duchy of Cornwall i.e the British Taxpayer. Meghan then splits it with Jess, her supposed stylist. That to me folks is classed as fraud.

Unknown said...

Wow that is sly......

Thorne said...

She's still less annoying than Priyanka Chopra and her 4000 weddings

hunter said...

on Meghan Markle:

"She is not Windsor; it is obvious"

yeah no shit Sherlock because she married in.

I am rather aghast if this is true, I'm not a royal follower but that seems incredibly "common" so to speak. very poor form.

Sarton Bander said...

It would be illegal if the income is not declared to HMRC (tax peeps)...
and declaring it is something of a PR problem...

Sarton Bander said...

>Deal or No Deal Briefcase Girl.

MM negotiating Brexit now as well? LOL. couldn't do any worse than Treason May.

/pol

Agirl2009 said...

She is probably switching them out for glass as we speak.

Agirl2009 said...

Because he’s dim and immature. The only person who wanted to marry him is a zlist attention whore from a trash family.

K said...

I think at the minute MM is being given a bit of latitude (as in mistakes etc are to be expected) as she’s new to RF and protocol. However this won’t last and if MM doesn’t wise up and get in line with RF protocol there will BIG problems. Problems in the marriage and problems with the RF and staff. At some point MM is going to have to decide if she’s going to fall in line or not. If not, she will end up like Diana, especially she is threatening them with any expose’ . She will eventually straighten up or this will be a popcorn event to watch. MM could look even worse than Fergie provided she lives. This train left the station at the wedding. I’m just waiting to see if it’s going to be a train wreck at the end.

Teachermom said...

Harry couldn’t get any woman she wanted. That’s why his old girlfriend left him- she didn’t want the fame. Smart girl. But could he do better? Probably. Taking it slower would have helped them all.

Cee Kay said...

@Oracle He had to find someone willing to do the job, as he himself has put it, but also I think MM told him everything he wanted to hear in order to land him.

@bunny honey Nice try, but we know exactly why we don't like her and jealousy has zero to do with it.

HeatherBee said...

@ Unknown- just to even things out for you, I went to UNICEF Connect and requested they have more blogs about Meghan Markle and less about children and stuff.

kiki71 said...

@ the oracle/ really? just look to famous concubines. They are SO smart in getting a man to fall in love. She probably wowed him in the bedroom, talked a good game about caring about doing good in the world etc. Why does ANY man fall for a woman? She COURTED this fame. Some of his previous gfs either seemed more reluctant or didn't want to do what it took to 'be' a royal. Meghan has to be tiring of this. All you do is wave, curtsy, wear nice clothes, but you can't say a controversial word, be provocative, paint your fingernails, etc. It seems like a princess dream then you are trapped. No thank you.

Tamhsn said...

And that's your comeback???? How old are you?

Laura Ramona said...

I think MM doesn't know yet what to do. She needs a very confidential good adviser. Privacy.

Laura Ramona said...

Btw. I am very private, too. Might publish on here or there but god forbids to touch my privacy. MM needs someone of Trust and Filtered

Velvet Voice said...

MM should follow GRACE KELLY s example ...

Grace WAS A YATCHER who married a royal FOR CASH, then acted like a princess till she died

Did she have dirty secrets? Of course but she knew how to keep them hidden ...

Some even said that SHE HATED HER PALACE LIFE ... but she was being paid for pretending so ...

Lokita said...

GET MONEY, MEGHAN

Hortensia said...

When Megan makes her appearance at the theater, you can bet all your savings that she will cradle that bump with both hands for most of the evening.

Megan has no expose' to write about the BRF; they have lots more on her than she knows.
Don't forget Prince Andrew, and a whole pack of other people, know Megan from her yachting days.

According to Vanity Fair, her whole family are chronic weed smokers, and slackers. That's why all of them have filed for bankruptcy.

That was pretty tacky and tone deaf to wear half million dollar earrings to an improverished nation.

Good point about Princess Diana wearing plain clothes while on her hidden mine forays. Princess Diana had way more class than Megan will ever be able to muster. Megan will never do anything for anyone except herself. Narcissist.

astra worthington said...

I’ll say 6 years.

astra worthington said...

Hahaha wow what is this? 1998? Do people really still pull out the old “ur just jelus h8rs” line? That’s so sad. Who the fuck wants that life? Only someone certifiable. It looks like Hell, frankly. Harry isn’t even good looking or smart, to sweeten the deal. There’s literally nothing they’ve got that seems all that great. And Harry had to marry her so it seems like a lot of others must agree. His two other serious girlfriends wouldn’t marry him so he had to settle for this unpleasant person.

astra worthington said...

Seems exhausting to always be grifting and grasping and climbing and scheming. Exhausting and awful.

astra worthington said...

I’m literally nobody and I think it’s so tacky. Have some damn class, you’re the royal family! Lol

astra worthington said...

Exactly. That life looks like Hell on earth. I imagine it would only attract seriously disturbed people, grifters, creeps and other low lifes. No decent or normal person would want to be part of that shit show. So...voila! Meghan!

Brian said...

Does a royal really have to worry about money to the point that they'd be selling product placement on their body? That seems weird.

Phoenix97 said...

Markle fancies herself a model. Delusional. There's crazy in the eyes.

Pink_Palace said...

I remember when Harry was the hot ging, I never found him attractive til MM. she brought something out in him but fast forward a year and he seems miserable. I actually know MM’s first cousin, normal girl that has never sold a story. Reporters have hounded her but she won’t bite. The only dirt I know is that the two were close cousins and she was a bit excited about going to the wedding. Only problem is that MM didn’t invite her, she didn’t invite any family members. I can understand not inviting her unstable siblings, but not ONE family member, save her mum??? And my take on her bump, she is an older first time mum, we tend to touch our belly’s a lot when you have waited so long for that miracle. As for this story, I don’t think this would fly with the RF, but I can see her trying for sure.

Nutty_Flavor said...

@Brian, most of the Royal wealth is tied up in property and intangibles like art and historic jewelry. They do get a cash flow off the land they own, but that goes through the Queen and Charles (the Duchy of Cornwall).

Neither Harry nor William has their own specific income stream; they get allowances from their father. (They also have trusts from their mother Diana, made up mostly of her divorce settlement. The trusts reportedly pay out about $300,000 a year).

Meghan probably spent Harry’s annual income quickly, and now would have to go begging to Charles for money for clothes. It seems unlikely that Charles would provide more than he offers Kate, who is above Meg in the pecking order.

Solution: marching. She did it during her time as an actress - even had a minor fashion line in her name at a Canadian department store - so why stop now?

cecelia obrien said...

when Meghan does an engagement and gets the pics necessary to collect the money for wearing the clothes that engagement is funded by either the charity or the taxpayer. If she does it (and she did) while on a foreign tour that is funded by the host country. So she is using events funded by a charity or taxpayer and making a profit from it. It should be obvious why this is a problem. This is her job why the taxpayers fund her lavish lifestyle as a royal. But she is using the royal job as a means to make money. Given the taxpayer or charity funds the money making opportunity Meghan should give the money back to the charity or the taxpayer.

Bluestar said...

Brother Wills trying his best not to say "I told you so" Harry is miserable Meghan bitches nonstop spending at Frogmore out of control forcing Harry beg to Pa. Of course girlfriend need the yoga room w/ vu, MIL quarter, guest houses, 2.5 gourmet kitchens, ensuite bathrooms, guest loos & complete smart home. It's England not Hollywood but girlfriend doesn't get it. What is that funny word again - cuckhold?

Bluestar said...

God forbids touching my privacy as well. (sorry couldn't resist I'm too cute no?)

Scandi Sanskrit said...

In addition to no loud nail polish colours, also no social media. Fuck that shit. πŸ’…πŸΌπŸ€³πŸΌ

Nutty_Flavor said...

Yeah, I'm always amazed by people who think this story is inappropriate for a gossip site.

Everyone involved is over 18, of sound mind and body, and exhibiting questionable behavior. It's as entertaining as hell.

It's like the Bezos story. If you can't gossip about the world's richest man throwing away half his fortune to win a middle-aged gold digger, what can you gossip about?

Nutty_Flavor said...

@Scandi, no social media in her own name. She's hella active on social media under a variety of aliases.

If you click on my profile, the first item in my (rarely updated) blog is about anonymous messages to a Tumblr blogger that appear to come from Meghan herself.

RobertaJoan said...

You cannot possibly think that Meghan or Kate or anyone in the RF collects actual receipts and gives then to Charles for reimbursement. Honestly? How about businesses sending a bill to the accountants who pay the bills. The RF does not carry cash or credit cards. They do not collect receipts. They do not review bills or invoices.

I'm picturing the the Prince with a checkbook, writing checks, making the register entry, shoving the bill inside an envelope, licking the flap, then fumbling around looking for the return address stickers he receives free from a conservation group, and suddenly cursing because he can't find the goddamn stamps.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Ah so they do have Wi-Fi at the Palace. Kidding.

Re: Your blog post. I’m not doubting you, but I noticed one user liked to use the Oxford comma and the other doesn’t. Not sure what to make of that.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Hmm, interesting. Could we be a copy-editing thing though - Tumblr anonymous comments can’t be edited once sent, but I’m sure the Tig and Elle texts were.

Anyway, what jumps out at me as I read these again is the word “kindness.” Kensington Palace just launched an online “kindness” campaign this week in cooperation with Hello Magazine.

“Kindness” indeed. I am even more convinced that these messages come from Meghan.

Smalls said...

@Nutty How long ago was MM's blog active? I know people can change (re: using the Oxford comma), but it's something you either do or don't do. (It makes me twitchy when it's not used.) That being said, the example you posted of her writing doesn't include them, but the Elle article does. That could also be the mag editor 'fixing' it. Very interesting and plausible that MM is actually the one replying. Could it also be her assistant?

What annoys me the most, actually, is Skippy's use of! after! every! sentence! I know a Stephen Amell stan who does exactly the same thing. I mean, go off and be positive, but come ON. Using it all the time just negates it being anything other than a period.

Nutty_Flavor said...

@Smalls She shut down The Tig in 2017, right before the engagement announcement. So roughly a year and a half ago.

I don't think it's her assistant. The writing structure - sentence length and structure, word choice - and the tone of condescending whimsy is just too similar. I think it's her.

Skippy gets on my nerves, but she does have some good info now and then if you're willing to sort through all the cute animal photos, prayer requests, etc.

Have you tried the Anonymous House Plant blog on Tumblr? She's great, and she has some very good anons. I think it's interesting that she's a woman of color as well.

Mango said...

Blogger Viktoria Plum said...
What she is apparently doing is getting the free goods but getting receipts for them as if she's paid for the goods. She's then giving receipts to Prince Charles who pays for her & Kate's clothing from the Duchy of Cornwall i.e the British Taxpayer. Meghan then splits it with Jess, her supposed stylist. That to me folks is classed as fraud.


Interesting. I wondered how she did that. But no 50/50 split for Meghan, it’s probably more like a 80/20. Now in the case of the $500,000 earrings where she had no purchase receipt to give Charles, she probably got a cash payment, which she stashed in her moon bump. That explains why she clutches her belly - it’s where she hides her cash!

Kidding of course, but if she’s really accepting cash, she’s gotta be stashing it somewhere and not depositing it in her bank account.


@ RobertaJoan - Of course Charles doesn’t actually write out the checks. He doesn’t even put toothpaste on his own toothbrush, ffs.

Depeche Model said...

She's just bringing trashy tacky LA Hollywood, to the Royals:

borrowing jewellery - check

cashing in on advertising brands - check

bare legs in January in London - check - which personally I find particularly low rent

fake bump - check

wiezyczkowata said...

@Aquagirl: she probably doesn't do it in her own name, they should check her company - Frim Fram Inc, till before the engagement in november she was a president and then it was changed because her lawyer is representing her company, search corporation wiki,

wiezyczkowata said...

@Aquagirl: in an article in Cosmopolitan about Jessica Mulroney from 17th may 2018 it is stated that Amanda Dishaw who started Meghan's Mirror is said to have mutual friends with Jessica

Unknown said...

@heatherbee
Why on earth would you ask UNICEF to write about Markle?
Did I miss something? or is this just sarcasm?

Nathalia said...

I think this merching was quite obvious when she wore a H&M maternity dress in the same day it was available online and in stores. I wonder when she will finally be exposed for this.

Killerelitexl said...

Is that why she’s wearing non-maternity clothes? They’re stylish and all, but they don’t fit her current body shape and come across ill-fitting. Perhaps the maternity lines don’t pay as well???

annie roo said...

Other royals have worn VB clothes, no big deal. I am not a fan of the skin tight maternity look though I must admit.

Truthseeker said...

That outfit today in the DM was just awful. It looked like a 70s church lady with the matching overcoat. However the spray hose was just ridiculous as well as the summer shoes. She holds that bump because she worries it will slip. Did we not have a blind about the Royal surrogate?

Juliet Scott said...

There are many photos of the moonbump folding, creasing, denting and slipping down. The belly button goes off centre and the bump has been fastened far too high. No wonder Harry has gone awol. He doesn't want to be seen to condone this disgusting scam.

Unknown said...

I think it might very well be illegal if she has paying Charles/Duchy for her designer clothes and in the same time accept money for merching them.
That is actually fraud towards the Duchy of Cornwall. Bc. if the Duchy pays for the clothes, the merching money would have to go to it, too, but it doesn't (bc MM wants 5e money for herself and bc the Duchy couldn't accept it). If anything, the merching money would have to be offset against the purchase price of the dress concerned (if and insofar this would be admissible according to protocol).

And also: Is is for sure that there is no public law prohibiting the Royals from accepting merching money, free clothes etc? I wouldn't bet on it...

And I hope the IRS is doing its work VERY thoroughly.

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