At 7.41 p.m. Sunday, Harry and Meghan sent me a pompous statement about their “new media relations” policy, stating that they will no longer deal with me, The Sun or any other popular newspaper.
So I decided to publish my own new media relations policy for them, based entirely on their ridiculously written original email.
As I settle into the next chapter of my life as a host of talkRADIO, still not receiving any public support, I am writing to define a new media relations policy, especially with regard to Harry and Meghan.
Like them, I believe that the royal family does honor to the country, especially in times of crisis. At its best, the monarchy lights up dark places, telling stories that otherwise would not be told and defending what is right.
It has been said that the first obligation of the royal family is to give back to the British people who finance them. I am wholeheartedly. It is of great concern that these former members of the royal family, for many years, have sought to evade responsibility for what they say or do – even when they know it is distorted, false and completely deaf.
When power is exercised without responsibility, the trust we all place in these very privileged people is degraded.
It’s a really hypocritical way of doing business and, frankly, it annoys every corner of society.
I watched the crown and country of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at a time when they needed to make millions in Hollywood by private jet – for no other reason than the fact that they just can’t to support the fair and honest reports that a free press brings.
That said, please note that I will not be participating in the public relations rotation for Harry and Meghan. There will be no corroboration and no commitment.
This policy is also in place for their long-suffering communications team. My heart goes out to their only British employee James Holt, although I have much less sympathy for the shady practices offered by Hollywood public relations firm Sunshine Sachs (whose former clients include Harvey Weinstein and Michael Jackson) – one side of the celebrity-related industry that readers never see.
This policy is not to avoid criticizing Harry and Meghan.
I will always be honest. It’s not about ending a public conversation or censoring specific reports.
The media have every right to report – and, in fact, to have an opinion on – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, good or bad. But that cannot be based on their lies.
I also want to be very clear: this is by no means a general policy for all members of the royal family (although, fine, throw Prince Andrew there too).
I look forward to working with other dukes and duchesses across the country, engaging with senior and junior royal family members and young royal family members (hey, George and Charlotte!) highlight the problems and causes that desperate need to recognize.
And I look forward to doing all I can to help create new opportunities for underrepresented members of the royal family, whom we need more than ever (Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, I’m watching you here).
What I am not going to do is offer myself to the constant rotation, the twisting of the facts and the repression of the members of their families that I had to endure
The staff of Harry and Meghan, who has been suffering for a long time for two years.
I am convinced that this new approach will be heard and respected.
Sun readers deserve to know what’s really going on.
Dumb like it hot
NETFLIX has managed to achieve the impossible this week with the new sex-obsessed reality show Too Hot To Handle.
They found a cast of millennials more stabbed, vain, stupid and excited than ITV has ever succeeded with Love Island, which seems totally docile by comparison.
It’s the biggest mind-boggling abomination I’ve seen on TV in a very long time.
But can I be completely honest with you – I really loved every minute of it.