Richard Eden – Meghan & Harry

Scathing review for absent theatre patron Meghan . . . 

There’s irritation in theatreland over the Duchess of Sussex’s role as patron of the Royal National Theatre.

Meghan accepted the position shortly before she did her flit to Canada. The National Theatre hoped that, with her acting background, she might be a high-level champion for the stage.

Yet thus far she has barely lifted a finger.

These are desperate times for live entertainment venues everywhere. A committed royal supporter could have made a difference, both with lobbying Government at a ministerial level and in winning over the public.

If the Government does not allow theatres to reopen without social distancing, many will go bust. ‘There is a real risk we could soon not have a National Theatre,’ warned theatrical knight Sir Trevor Nunn at the London Palladium this week.

Another theatre insider says: ‘The National’s artistic director, Rufus Norris, must be wondering why he put his faith in Meghan. She was all gushy when she agreed to become patron but then she legged it to North America and has spent her time doing internet broadcasts about Black Lives Matter.’

Maybe Norris would have been better advised to go for an unexciting, but hard-working, royal like Prince Edward.

He likes panto, after all.

 . . as writer of THAT book’s nightclub past is revealed 

Her biographer and cheerleader, Omid Scobie, underwent an even more drastic transformation. Here¿s a photograph of the author, near right, when he was a writer on the celebrity gossip magazine Heat.
Her biographer and cheerleader, Omid Scobie, underwent an even more drastic transformation. Here¿s a photograph of the author, near right, when he was a writer on the celebrity gossip magazine Heat.

Her biographer and cheerleader, Omid Scobie, underwent an even more drastic transformation. Here’s a photograph of the author, near right, when he was a writer on the celebrity gossip magazine Heat.

Meghan Markle’s entry on the online encyclopedia Wikipedia was airbrushed to include more flattering details days before her romance with Prince Harry became public.

Her biographer and cheerleader, Omid Scobie, underwent an even more drastic transformation. Here’s a photograph of the author, near right, when he was a writer on the celebrity gossip magazine Heat.

One of his former colleagues tells me: ‘He used to go to nightclubs with the glamour model Jodie Marsh. We never thought he would become friends with royalty.’ Is Meghan ‘royal’? She and Harry are no longer allowed to use their HRH titles.

(Very) modern manners 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have become such a hot potato that they’ve been banned as a topic of conversation in the salons of Hampstead, I hear. ‘We’re not allowed to talk about Harry and Meghan,’ confirms Esther Rantzen, who lives in the posh North London enclave. ‘That produces passionate views, pro and anti — which is strange.’ Rantzen’s pals have been meeting online. ‘We call ourselves “the Hamsters”. I make the rules, and I don’t like it when we fall out.’

 

 

3 Comments on “Richard Eden – Meghan & Harry”

  1. Many of us have said this from day one. It should have gone to The Earl of Wessex. Hopefully that will happen soon.

  2. Monster Meg is not really an actress because she only plays herself on TV and in reality…she is always the same character. , She never really plays a “role.” She doesn’t even have a clue as to how ro play a real duchess.

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