Royal Victims

What did you expect one day after CBS flooded our screens with Meghan and Harry and Oprah? Toby and James review the allegations, the whining and the greater themes of royal victimhood and racism.

Then they’re on to Laurence Fox’s entrance and Nigel Farage’s exit from electoral politics. (You can catch Fox on the Ricochet Podcast here or the video here.) And then we have a Covid update that casts a wide net from Glasgow to Boise.

In Culture Corner, praise for the work of book narrator Jonathan Keeble. (And you’ll be surprised that he narrates a Bernard Cornwell book.)

Opening sound this week, Laurence Fox announces for the Reclaim Party (YouTube) and the Duchess of Sussex announces for the Complain Party (CBS).

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  1. Vince Guerra Member
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    It’s been a while since James Delingpole has been on the flagship podcast, hasn’t it? I’d love to hear him mix it up with our guys about everything that’s happened in America this year.

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  2. EJHill Podcaster
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    Vince Guerra: It’s been a while since James Delingpole has been on the flagship podcast, hasn’t it?

    July 13, 2018. Toby was on in December of 2019.

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  3. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    I didn’t follow the Oprah interview at all, and yet I learned something by osmosis: Ms. Markle is black.

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  4. Front Seat Cat Member
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    I watched it and found it very sad. I watched Princess Diana get married like a lot of young girls, and raise her kids under relentless press turmoil and a philandering Charles. Then when she was killed in the accident, watching Harry and William get through that – horrible.  I’m happy for Harry that he found happiness and has a family, and from the interview, it sounds like they tried to make it all work, but the same things were unfolding as with Diana and he must of had terrible flashbacks to his mother. They seem happy and unless you saw the interview, it’s hard to know how they have been affected by the stogy monarchy.

    You know the old saying, unless you’ve walked in someone’s shoes……  Things didn’t go well for Fergie and Andrew either.

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  5. EJHill Podcaster
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    Front Seat Cat:  Things didn’t go well for Fergie and Andrew either.

    Evidently Fergie was too old for him.

    Everyone is susceptible to unhappiness in life and the Royals have had their share. It’s nothing new. (Ann Boleyn was unavailable for comment…) But as my queen mum used to say, “Don’t go away mad, just go away.” 

    That’s what David and Wallace did. I’d just suggest Harry avoid the Nazis.

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  6. Flicker Coolidge
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    I like the quote attributed to Michal Knowles:

    A Hollywood actress is complaining to a billionaire talk-show host about how much she regrets becoming a princess, and according to our insane culture, she actually is a victim.

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  7. JimGoneWild Coolidge
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    Meghan and Harry blowup the Royal Court in a 3 hour interview with Oprah and all we get is a 33 minute podcast?

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  8. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    JimGoneWild: Meghan and Harry blowup the Royal Court in a 3 hour interview with Oprah and all we get is a 33 minute podcast?

    Hey, there are kids in poor countries that don’t get any podcasts at all! 

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  9. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    I like the quote attributed to Michal Knowles:

    A Hollywood actress is complaining to a billionaire talk-show host about how much she regrets becoming a princess, and according to our insane culture, she actually is a victim.

    Michael Knowles is good at insulting people.

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  10. Bishop Wash Member
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    I watched it and found it very sad. I watched Princess Diana get married like a lot of young girls, and raise her kids under relentless press turmoil and a philandering Charles. Then when she was killed in the accident, watching Harry and William get through that – horrible. I’m happy for Harry that he found happiness and has a family, and from the interview, it sounds like they tried to make it all work, but the same things were unfolding as with Diana and he must of had terrible flashbacks to his mother. They seem happy and unless you saw the interview, it’s hard to know how they have been affected by the stogy monarchy.

    Someone on Ricochet recently posted a collage of pictures where Meghan was adopting the same style as Diana. A few were similar and could be a coincidence. The weirdest was a white blouse with sunglasses in the middle. That had to be a copy.

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  11. JimGoneWild Coolidge
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    Off with her head!

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  12. Richard Easton Member
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  13. Flicker Coolidge
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Harry said that his greatest fear was a repetition of the past, referring to his mother.  I wonder who planted that thought into his head.

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  14. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Yikes!  That is too weird!

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  15. Bishop Wash Member
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    That’s the one I was talking about.

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  16. Flicker Coolidge
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Yikes! That is too weird!

    She’s a pale impersonation, though.

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  17. Richard Easton Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Yikes! That is too weird!

    She’s a pale impersonation, though.

    She’s wearing a wig and is using tons of makeup.

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  18. Flicker Coolidge
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Yikes! That is too weird!

    She’s a pale impersonation, though.

    She’s wearing a wig and is using tons of makeup.

    Really?  I thought she was known for wearing very little.  But she still doesn’t look quite like Diana.  Maybe she should have bleached her hair.

    But seriously, doesn’t she look like she’s posing, whereas Diana’s photos look candid?

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  19. texased Coolidge
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    Not to be impolite from this barbaric side of the pond, but are we sure Harry is the son of Charles? Has that been proven? He looks so much like Diana’s boyfriend James Hewitt. Perhaps Oprah can host a Paternity Reveal Party. But “paternity” kinda feels gender specific. Princess Meghan may not like that. So call it Closest Ancestors Reveal Party. The ratings would be great.

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  20. EJHill Podcaster
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    texased: Not to be impolite from this barbaric side of the pond, but are we sure Harry is the son of Charles? Has that been proven?

    Harry is the spitting image of his grandfather. 

    Here are shots of Prince Philip at comparable ages:

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