September 28, 2020

"Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly agreed to film a fly-on-the-wall reality show..."

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were initially expected to only remain behind the camera for their multi-year deal with Netflix.... The pair will allow Netflix cameras to follow them for three months in a 'tasteful' docuseries as they go about their new life in ritzy Montecito, California.... Another source insisted that the docuseries will mostly focus on their 'philanthropy rather than what they get up to behind closed doors,' and it is not clear if cameras will be allowed in their new $14 million mansion.... 'We were told they had gone to California for greater privacy so it all appears rather hypocritical,' Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty Magazine, told The Sun. 'It is extraordinary. This is exactly what they said they wouldn’t do. The more they talk about themselves the more people will want them to do just that and won’t be interested in anything else they have to offer.'... [Piers Morgan said] 'At what point does the penny drop that she came over here, took our prince and now Mrs. Privacy is making a $150 million fly on the wall documentary where every part of their lives is going to be filmed?'"

From Page Six.

How dumb would they need to be to believe they could be paid $150 million to appear on camera doing philanthropy?! Of course, we must get inside their California mansion. But what will make them interesting in there? Him bumbling about and her running the show? Ha ha. I'm picturing something like Season 1 of "The Osbournes."

ADDED: Here's my post from the Harry-and-Meghan wedding day. I observed the body language:


Did anyone count the number of times Harry touched his face?... ... I don't want to be awful... but Harry kept touching and rubbing his face and I just couldn't help thinking about Harry's mother and what I know about the thoughts that rushed through her head on that day that the world watched her bogus "fairytale" wedding.... You can watch all sorts of couples get married — people congregate to witness weddings — but you can't know what the marrying minds are thinking. Is it wrong to look at the outward signs that there is a big disconnect between the spoken words and real person who is enduring the theatrical ritual?
I was trying to be discreet. In the comments, somebody said, "Can’t we just enjoy a wedding?," and I said:
I don't think it's right to enjoy watching the torment of a human being. So, no. But maybe your observation of human facial expression and body language is something you haven't developed or like to turn off when you're trying to have fun, but that's not me!
 Somebody else said, "Let us all aim to spread happiness," and I said:
So it's all about what goal you're hoping to achieve? But even if my main goal were to increase the happiness in the world, I would not believe that the way to do it is to encourage credulous sentimentality about marriage (especially the marriage of royalty).

98 comments:

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

They get trashier every day. Sad!

madAsHell said...

Of course they have........

madAsHell said...

Harry ain’t Charlie’s kid!

GingerBeer said...

Has no one told Harry that California is a Community Property state? Good luck to him indeed.

Ken B said...

English has a word for everything. What is the word for the worship of parasites?

Mary Beth said...

Why won't they just go away?

Kevin said...

How dumb would they need to be to believe they could be paid $150 million to appear on camera doing philanthropy?!

Apparently Meghan can fool all of her husband all of the time.

Martha said...

GREAT TIMING !
Keeping UP with Meghan (and side-kick Harry) can replace Keeping Up with the Kardashians scheduled to come to an end in 2021 after 20 seasons.

Kevin said...

There is a reason the Royal Family lives in a bubble.

When Meghan Markle is done, they're going to remember what that reason is.

Mattman26 said...

Tacky tacky tacky. Not surprised.

Cheryl said...

Of course they are. She is a classless cow, and he is dumb.

Automatic_Wing said...

'tasteful', lmao.

FleetUSA said...

Don't underestimate their stupidity, look at their track records.

Ken B said...

$150M? Is he the new John Holmes?

tcrosse said...

From the Telegraph, a denial:

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no plans to appear on their own reality television show, their spokesman has said, after it was reported they have signed up to a "fly-on-the-wall" series as part of their Netflix deal.

The reported docu-series was to be focused on their work and philanthropy but will still offer viewers a glimpse of their new life in the US, The Sun claim, with cameras following them for three months.

But spokesman for the Sussexes this morning denied the story, saying: “The Duke and Duchess are not taking part in any reality shows.”"

Although he did not rule out a suggestion that the couple would ever make a documentary focused on their work, a source said there are no plans in the pipeline.









Gahrie said...

I am now convinced that Harry hates the royal family for the way it treated his mother and real father, and is getting his revenge on them. The only royal worse than him is his purported father.

mockturtle said...

Her Majesty is not amused. She should totally disown Harry once and for all.

Nonapod said...

I'm finding it difficult to imagine anything I would want to watch less than a show following around two overprivledged ninnies doing charity work, but given the massive success of other similar reality shows I suspect I'm in the minority.

Fernandinande said...

This could explain everything:
"Meghan Markle reportedly has serious ambitions to run for president"

It might even be true.

henge2243 said...

I'm picturing "Married with Children" with Meghan coming off a bit trashier than Peg and Harry as a little less accomplished than Al.

Patrick said...

Oh wouldn't it be great if they had Sharon and Ozzie over? What hijinks Harry and Ozzie could get up to, annoying the bejesus out of their wives! That episode would be as close as I would get to considering maybe watching even an instant of that show.

Lucid-Ideas said...

If you didn't already need more proof, this is yet another example of how fakers are the new royalty.

Prince Harry's (and Prince William's) lineage goes back to Charles II who - while not necessarily a great military commander - at least fought for his crown and managed to escape (hiding in an oak tree) after the battle of Worcester. When he came back to England he then had no fewer than 18 people disemboweled for killing his dad.

8 generations later you've got Harry being led by the nose by a low-born strumpet who's primary acumen is playing something better than herself on TV.

Back in Charles day, the only interaction a man of breeding had with an actress was to use her body as a plaything and go on about one's daily business. You don't wife an actress.

How the mighty have fallen.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

The US offered a better deal than the UK.

JAORE said...

She's rather pretty. He's one of the back bench Royals (and not even the KC baseball kind).

I don't watch these kinds of unreality shows. But, sure, watching them preen and support charities would be fascinating. /sarc

Mark O said...

Shark jumped.

Bob Boyd said...

A fly on the wall watching a fly in the ointment.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

The UK had them appearing in a reality show too. So it’s $150M from Netflix v. the occasional libel verdict award from the British tabloids. They probably will get more privacy than they were getting in the UK.

Michael K said...

Maybe they could have Harry's father teach some equestrian lessons.

Mary Beth said...

From the Telegraph, a denial:

Does that mean that even with good editing, they didn't get any video they thought they could air? Maybe they could get Harry to dig out his old Nazi costume. That could create a little excitement.

Amichel said...

Prince Harry is following the sad path of so many second sons. Ah well.

Michael said...

She is vile and he is thick.

tim maguire said...

How dumb would they need to be

Watch The Windsors on Netflix. It's brilliant. They got a new Harry in Season 3, and he's not as good, but the guy in Seasons 1&2 nailed the character.

Lloyd W. Robertson said...

So many dreary reality shows. I got a glimpse of the Toni Braxton one, and I thought: why the hell would she do this? She's a star, the others are not. So they actually film a conversation. Mom says: your siblings want to do a reality show. They say you have all the money, they have nothing. Toni: But I've already done a lot for them. Mom: I know you have, but surely you could do this one more little thing. Creepy.

I just saw Nick Lachey on TV--a juror on a weird talent show. Years ago he was married to Jessica Simpson; exaggerating slightly, they were about 15 years old. Nick had been in a boy band, but he and Jessica were both solo acts by now. They're at home on the sofa, he's editing a new video of himself--maybe VHS technology. He worries about details, asks for Jess's advice, gets a bit crabby that she doesn't seem to care. Well, she says, it doesn't really matter. Your fans are about 10 years old. True, but maybe not the kind of supportive comment he was hoping for.

CJinPA said...

FLASHBACK...

Royal Family Member 1: "I'm not pleased that Harry wants to marry an American B-level actress."

Royal Family Member 2 "Stop being so stuffy and short-sighted. Shame on you for automatically assuming she won't respect our nation's heritage."

Skeptical Voter said...

I won't say that Harry has been gelded--after all Ms. Markle has put a ring in his nose and is leading him into deep stupidity--or is that deep doo doo? Never marry crazy.

Gabriel said...

There is no reality show that is "fly on the wall" and "every detail of their lives".

Reality shows have a narrative, and they show the parts that fit the narrative and omit the parts that don't.

wendybar said...

But she wants to be the next Progressive President of the United States. Bow down to her.

Lucid-Ideas said...

John Wilmot's famous epithet about Charles II is actually fairly apt vis-à-vis Harry:

We have a pretty witty King
Who's word no man relies on
He never said a foolish thing
Nor ever did a wise one


"Nor ever did a wise one". Must run in the blood.

Grant said...

Here's where I recommend watching "The Windsors" for a soap opera view of the Royal Family where no member is spared. It's worth the price of admission just to hear the Markle character say the name of her TV show, "Syoots."

MayBee said...

Apparently Meghan can fool all of her husband all of the time.

This is a great line.

DanTheMan said...

How long until their porn video is "accidently" released?

Skeptical Voter said...

I won't say that Harry has been gelded--after all Ms. Markle has put a ring in his nose and is leading him into deep stupidity--or is that deep doo doo? Never marry crazy.

rcocean said...

Megan and Harry need to be kicked out of the Royal Family. They are ruining the brand. Its getting to the point that the Royals need to go away once Queen Liz dies.

Kate said...

How hilarious. She hates Trump, yet she's modeling her future presidential run after his method.

1- be rich
2- become a reality tv star
3- ???
4- POTUS!

Amexpat said...

An authentic fly-on-the-wall series most likely would not be flattering. Just saw "Weiner", a fly-on-the-wall documentary that followed Anthony and Huma during his campaign for mayor. Couldn't believe how candid it was. He comes off as an asshole without any redeeming qualities and Huma as a meek wife who openly discusses how spin cover stories with him to feed to the press.

RobinGoodfellow said...

“ Blogger I Have Misplaced My Pants said...
They get trashier every day. Sad!”

They’re just out and proud with the trashiness now. But they have always been trash.

stevew said...

A fly on the wall sort of series? Nah, more like the "I'm over here, now I'm over there" Facebook posts popular among a certain crowd. It won't qualify as a reality show because it will be lovely and their won't be any catty drama.

Then again, I'm no one to judge these things, never watch more than a few minutes of them.

jaydub said...

I have nothing against British royalty, other than their dumping their refuse on our shores.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

In bigger news:

"It was worse than we thought. We’re referring to the FBI’s 2016 investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia, as new documents this week reveal.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham on Thursday released newly declassified FBI documents that contain this stunner: The bureau relied on a suspected Russian agent for the information it used to obtain a secret surveillance warrant against former Trump adviser Carter Page.

Four years into accusations about Russia-Trump collusion, we finally learn that Russia’s main conduit for disinformation may have been America’s FBI. Vladimir Putin must be howling with laughter. "



The FBI’s Bad Intelligence
The bureau relied on a suspected Russian agent for its 2016 wiretaps.



when will Maddow apologize?

3john2 said...

Maybe Harry has realized that $14 million homes don't just fall off of trees.

John henry said...

Did Markle become a British subject? Shouldn't she be living there?

And isn't there a law about Americans taking royal titles?

If she is a British subject, it raises a more current question. She says she wants to run for prez. Should a person with dual citizenship /loyalty do this?

It's legal I guess but it don't seem right.

We currently have a Jamaican citizen running for vp and prez. Harris has Jamaican citizenship via her father, American citizenship via Oakland.

Should a dual citizen be running?

John Henry

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

they sold out to the Hollywood - Disney machine for more money than they get from the Monarch.

Whatever. What is sickening is Megan wants to be president. Ugh - Hollywood never ceases the desire to rule over us.

Martin said...

I am picturing "An American Family" back in 1973, where an upper-middle class family invited the cameras in to see their beautiful life, and then the whole family and marriage fell apart on camera.

Sally327 said...

Meghan has some interesting family members on her side so this could actually be entertaining. Not at the "Being Bobby Brown" level because you can't capture lightning in a bottle like that twice, but maybe something along the lines of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo".

P.S. Harry has already starred in a reality show, sort of anyway, remember, "I Wanna Marry Harry"?

Joe Smith said...

I have respect for Harry for serving in the military...and it sounds like he was actually serving in dangerous areas.

But he has turned out to be a pussy-whipped little bitch.

Our forefathers had foresight...

traditionalguy said...

At the rate Kate is birthing descendants for William, Harry’s chance to become King has become a myth within a myth. All he has is. P T Barnum career.

Joe Smith said...

"She's rather pretty."

Different strokes...I don't get her appeal at all.

Spend a couple of days in LA and you will see at least a hundred women far more beautiful.

And I'm not even talking about actresses/models...the local coffee shop girls put her to shame.

But I'm sure she has other 'talents,' IYKWIM...

William said...

I would probably watch a sex tape if they released one. I wonder if they're into cosplay. Meghan is probably into it, and Harry is fed up with it. I can imagine Meghan nagging Harry to put on some ermine robes or whatever before getting into bed. Might make for some interesting television....The royal family has been boring for hundreds of years, but the BBC dramatists know how to punch things up. I don't think Harry and the Merkler have those skills. They will be boring but not in the reassuring way that Queen Elizabeth has been dull and predictable.

Bay Area Guy said...

Montecito is very nice. Let me repeat that - very nice. Gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean from the Mountains. Then, you can go down to the Wharf or State street and have nice dinners with the town folks and college kids.

These two Royal nitwit grifters add nothing to that scenario.

Swede said...

I can hardly wait to miss it!

mockturtle said...

Lucid: Except that Wilmot properly used 'Whose' rather than 'Who's'. Wouldn't want him turning in his grave, now, would we?

walter said...

It would be great if "Woko Ono" surprises Harry with some ragged L.A. homeless folk moving in.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Good news for the Kardashians.

Teh new jerks are in town.

Chris N said...

Fank you for your service

Freeman Hunt said...

It could be $150,000,000 to watch philanthropy if it's in the popular "cry show" format. Show the needy or beleaguered people. Clips of their struggles, comments about how hard it is. Then the principals discuss some plan to alleviate this suffering. Clips of this plan being carried out. Finally, the finale! The efforts of the principals are revealed, and everyone cries.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

I predict Harry is miserable.

Steve Schainost said...

When seeing yet another nonstory story about these two I cannot help but recall Sheldon's Whip App on The Big Bang Theory (S05E19).

Scott Patton said...

Seinfeld - Relationships Show On Your Face

tim in vermont said...

I stick by my opinion that after Brexit, he should have raised an army and crossed the Channel to take back his family's hereditary holdings in France. And he should have done it on St Crispin’s Day. Or they should just end the monarchy altogether as obsolete.

Fernandinande said...

but you can't know what the marrying minds are thinking.

Correct; their body language doesn't tell you what they're thinking.

Is it wrong to look at the outward signs that there is a big disconnect between the spoken words and real person who is enduring the theatrical ritual?

Since you can't tell what they're thinking or feeling and you're just using the "outward signs" to project our own thoughts and feelings, yes, it is wrong.

Paul said...

I don't give a fig for Harry or whats-her-name. Not one fig. Total Zzzzzzzzzzz.

tim in vermont said...

"And I'm not even talking about actresses/models...the local coffee shop girls put her to shame.”

Beautiful boys and girls have been flocking there for decades. At some point they may speciate from the rest of us.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Netflix. The company that brings you the serialization of children.

traditionalguy said...

Montecito is the richest part of Santa Barbara. That makes it the best place to live in California with a Mediterranean climate that has a warm sun all winter but a summer with the cool air off the Pacific. Royalty by money is only allowed there with their cheap Hispanics servants.

Howard said...

Please, BAG. Montecito hoi polio walk to Via Vai or the Coffee Shop @E Valley & San Ysidro to eat. Stearns Wharf and State Street are for punters and students.
Locals don't go to the touristy spots, as a rule.

Ralph L said...

Prince Harry's (and Prince William's) lineage goes back to Charles II

Illegitimately (as did Mrs. Robert E. Lee's). Spencer women aren't known for their fidelity, either, so we'll need a DNA check on that, too.

Sebastian said...

"This is exactly what they said they wouldn’t do."

Did they? Did anyone expect anything other than what they are doing?

Do we ever expect any prog to worry about whether their behavior fits either their promises or their supposed principles?

Achilles said...

Joe Smith said...

"She's rather pretty."

Different strokes...I don't get her appeal at all.

Spend a couple of days in LA and you will see at least a hundred women far more beautiful.

And I'm not even talking about actresses/models...the local coffee shop girls put her to shame.

But I'm sure she has other 'talents,' IYKWIM...


I agree on the prevalence of women who are much more attractive than her.

Her other talents boil down to finding mentally weak men who were born into wealth and fame and knowing how to cuck them out.

PB said...

Going full Kardashian.

Static Ping said...

My observation is couples that put their relationships public on reality shows tend to have a high casualty rate. Unless your relationship is very strong, which is unlikely given you decided to put it on television for money and fame, have your divorce lawyer on speed dial.

paminwi said...

Crude I know but my first thought was:
She must be fabulous in bed.

Readering said...

Too bad Mrs Parscale didn't have cameras on them 24-7. Then she wouldn't have all those bruises the police noticed.

PB said...

Meghan has a pretty face, but that's about it. The other women on Suits got more full-body camera angles, for good reason!

Joe Smith said...

"These two Royal nitwit grifters add nothing to that scenario."

It is very nice, but those too will fit right in with the super rich, super woke crowd that live there...think Oprah, Ellen, et al.

Ironically, there is drilling along that part of the coast (at least there used to be). So those ultra-lib 'the earth is burning' types get to look at drilling rigs along with their view of the ocean...

Krumhorn said...


Lucid: Except that Wilmot properly used 'Whose' rather than 'Who's'. Wouldn't want him turning in his grave, now, would we?


Hahaha...damned auto fill

- Krumhorn

tim in vermont said...

"Scott Patton said...
Seinfeld - Relationships Show On Your Face”

Brilliant. “The higher you touch your face, the more trouble your relationship is in.”

JaimeRoberto said...

I liked him better when he was a Nazi. I suspect he did too.

Kevin said...

I'm so old I remember when Meghan and Harry were going to live in Canada.

Michael K said...

Blogger Readering said...
Too bad Mrs Parscale didn't have cameras on them 24-7. Then she wouldn't have all those bruises the police noticed.


Readering is in charge of mental health news. Come on fill us in. How about tomorrow night ?

todd galle said...

Don't expect the Brits to ditch tradition and dump the royals any time soon. My wife and I recently toured Holyrood, and the royal plates, cups, and other ephemera were flying off the shelves, (also the Scottish Parliament must be the ugliest in the solar system, looks like an expanded Universalist church, ugh). I saw the plates be restocked while we were in line for tickets, twice. Now they might have all been foreign tourists (unlikely) but the demand is there. They are, of course, a tourist attraction, although the queen pissed me off by being at Windsor when we were there years ago, which limited what we could visit.

Readering said...

How do we know the FBI was determined to bring down the Trump campaign? Because they went straight to the top and targeted... Carter Page.

tim in vermont said...

"How do we know the FBI was determined to bring down the Trump campaign? Because they went straight to the top and targeted... Carter Page.”

If you don’t want to look like a total idiot, you could maybe do a little investigation into the whole thing, even if only to satisfy yourself that the press you restrict yourself to is giving you the whole story. But why should anybody explain for the fiftieth time that which you have no interest in hearing. We have seen well enough on this blog that facts and evidence carry little weight when prejudice and bias is involved. You are a prime example, but certainly not the only one.

tim in vermont said...

"Because they went straight to the top and targeted... Carter Page.”

That little action, that was based on lies to the FISA Court, gave them a way to snoop on nearly all campaign communications through the NSA. Next question.

robother said...

Happy Birthday, Queen.

Ralph L said...

targeted... Carter Page.

With a FISA warrant, they can investigate his every call and email, and then every call those people made. Two hops.

Drago said...

Readering: "How do we know the FBI was determined to bring down the Trump campaign? Because they went straight to the top and targeted... Carter Page."

OMG!!

We are 4 full years into this and readering STILL doesn't know what the 2-hop Rule is!!

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

I suppose I shouldn't be astonished at the level of ignorance combined with the incredible mendacity of our lefties, but wow.

Just wow.

Drago said...

k: "Readering is in charge of mental health news. Come on fill us in. How about tomorrow night ?"

There is no time!

readering is already moonlighting as an International Real Estate Accounting expert.

Thats almost, like, a full time job for him/her/xer.

And, mind you, that's in addition to his/her/xer mindreading duties which are also quite taxing....

"quite taxing"...see what I did there?

You thought I'd say something like "fatiguing", but I didnt. I went the other way.

The Vault Dweller said...

I feel badly for the Queen. I have no idea about her personal politics, but I get the sense she cares deeply for the institution that is the British Monarchy. And I think it works and is good for the UK to keep that. Harry probably found out that he wasn't his father's son but really the result of an affair between his Mom and her riding instructor. Prince Harry and his real father?