Megyn Kelly has hit out at Meghan Markle for referring to her husband as “my husband.”
The Duchess refers to Prince Harry as her “husband” in her popular Archetypes podcast on Spotify.
Kelly, however, found offense in Meghan’s choice of words.
The journalist also called Meghan a “commoner” during her SiriusXM podcast.
Read on for the full story…
Meghan and Harry seem to have been the pillars of scrutiny against the Royal Family since stepping down from their positions.
Meghan and Harry said they wanted a more private life for their children, and moved to Los Angeles to live a more normal life out of the media eye.
However, many feel like the couple has truly slandered the Royal Family.
And that Harry’s relationships with his brother, father, and grandparents was “hanging by a thread.”
Although, through the rifts, there were reports that the Royal Family were “delighted” by the news of the couple’s second child, Lilibet’s birth.
Despite Harry’s continuous blasting of them across all media platforms.
Harry’s relationship with his family still remains strained.
With Charles apparently refusing his calls on the lead up to the announcement in 2020. Harry also said he was financially cut off from his father after they stepped down and at first they were forced to live off Diana’s inheritance.
Asked by Oprah Winfrey during their televised interview about why they left, Harry blamed a “lack of support and lack of understanding.”
He also said he wanted to get away from the ‘genetic pain’ he felt from his family, especially his father, King Charles.
“I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like, (and) Archie’s his grandson.”
“But at the same time – I will always love him – but there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship. But they only know what they know, or what they’re told.”
Then, of course, following Lilibet’s birth came the controversy surrounding her name…
With one royal biographer, Angela Levin, deeming it as ‘rude.’
As we know, their baby girl was named Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
Paying tribute to Harry’s late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in 1997, when Harry was just twelve.
The name Lilibet is also a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II herself.
A family pet name, the Queen bestowed it on herself as a child as she couldn’t pronounce the name Elizabeth. The name was particularly used by the Queen’s late husband Prince Philip. It was also used by her doting father, King George VI.
But, despite the tribute, people still weren’t happy with some even accusing that, by using the Queen’s private pet name as a first name, Harry had broken royal protocol.
Harry was heavily criticized for taking such a private, intimate pet name and giving it to his child, after what some are calling an ‘onslaught of abuse’ against his grandmother and The Firm.
Royal commentator, Richard Kay, suggested that it may be a step too far for Meghan and Harry to name their daughter Lilibet.
Writing in a column for the Daily Mail, he said: “By giving the baby the name Lilibet, the Queen’s private family nickname – even though they intend to use the diminutive ‘Lili’ for their daughter – there is a risk.”
“Will it be seen as a presumptuous choice for a royal baby who is eighth in line to the throne, but who will grow up on the other side of the world speaking with an American accent?”
“It is tempting to wonder if Harry would have been so emboldened in his choice if his grandfather Prince Philip – the only close family member permitted to call the Queen ‘Lilibet’ – had still been alive.”
“Doubtless, there will be among the more cautious courtiers at the Palace some discomfort and the odd raised eyebrow at this latest convention-destroying Exocet from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
There was a mixed response to the name, with some believing that the couple were pandering to the Queen for forgiveness, whilst others thought that it was a touching tribute.
In other news, Meghan used the first episode of her brand new podcast to take a swipe at the Royal Family.
During the episode, she claimed that she was forced to continue with her engagements on a tour of South Africa despite being left in tears when her son Archie narrowly escaped a fire in his bedroom.
Meghan started her podcast by talking about the word ambition.
And how it affected her negatively…
“And um, apparently ambition is, uh… a terrible, terrible thing, for a woman that is – according to some.
“So, since I’ve felt the negativity behind it, it’s really hard to un-feel it,” she said, as per the Daily Mail.
“I can’t unsee it, either, in the millions of girls and women who make themselves smaller – so much smaller – on a regular basis,” she added.
Further adding to the topic, Meghan spoke to tennis legend Serena Williams, who is one of her close friends, about the double standards women face when they are labeled “ambitious.”
She complained about the misconception “that if you’re an ambitious woman you have an agenda, you must be calculating or selfish or aggressive or a climber.”
And she said that “the notion of ambition comes with many judgments and nuances — especially for women.”
“Now, look, I’m not Catholic. I wasn’t raised Catholic.”
“But about one year after my letter-writing campaign, I started middle school at Immaculate Heart (in Los Angeles). I stayed there, through high school. I was there for six years. And this feminist ideology trickled down into nearly every aspect of my education,” she said.
“It’s probably safe to say into every aspect of my life. This message to me and my classmates was clear: our futures as young women were limitless. Ambition. Well, that was the whole point.
“So I don’t ever remember personally feeling the negative connotation behind the word ambitious until I started dating my now husband,” Meghan said.
Meghan also opened up about her life before entering the Royal Family, and how she struggled with how she was viewed while working on Deal or No Deal.
She appeared in thirty-four episodes between 2006 and 2007.
But it was Paris Hilton’s debut on Meghan’s podcast, titled Breaking Down the Bimbo, that got people talking…
Meghan shared that she was treated like a “bimbo” and explained that she hopes her daughter doesn’t have to go through that: “I want our daughter to aspire to be slightly higher. Yeah, I want my Lili to want to be educated and want to be smart and to pride herself on those things.”
Speaking about working on Deal or No Deal, she said: “I ended up quitting the show. I was so much more than what was being objectified on the stage. I didn’t like feeling forced to be all looks. And little substance. And that’s how it felt for me at the time being reduced to this specific archetype the word bimbo.”
She added: “I was surrounded by smart women on that stage with me, but that wasn’t the focus of why we were there and I would end up leaving with this pit in my stomach. Like I said, I was thankful for the job but not for how it made me feel which was not smart.”
Meghan admitted that while she was “really grateful as an auditioning actress to have a job,” she just couldn’t shake the feeling of being appreciated for just her body rather than her brain.
She said: “There were times when I was on set at Deal or No Deal and thinking back to my time working as an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Argentina, Buenos Aires, and being in the motorcade with the secretary of treasury at the time and being valued specifically for my brain.”
Meghan went on to interview Paris Hilton and Iliza Shlesinger.
They discussed the misogynistic labels of ‘Bimbo’ and ‘Dumb Blonde’, and why “brains and beauty in a woman have been historically pitted against each other.”
They then went on to discuss their hopes for women of the future.
Meghan said: “Curious to hear your thoughts on this idea of, when I hear the word ‘bimbo,’ I have a very negative connotation to it. I don’t see that as an aspirational thing for women.”
Meghan then pondered for a moment: “I want our daughters to aspire to be.”
Before fellow guest, Iliza Shlesinger, quipped in response: “Slightly higher.”
“Yeah. I want my Lili to want to be educated, and want to be smart, and to pride herself on those things,” the forty-one-year-old replied.
You can listen to the episode here.
She has also raved about Prince Harry in her podcast…
When guest Pamela Adlon said that she hoped Harry helps out with the kids, Meghan said: “Oh, my husband? He’s great.”
However, it is this exact language that TV host Megyn Kelly has taken issue with.
As per the New York Post, Kelly found it outrageous that the “TV divorcee” Meghan would refer to the Prince as her “husband.”
“There seems to be no limit on their appetite for ripping on the royals to whom they owe all of their fame and literally most of their fortune,” said the fifty-one-year-old during her SiriusXM podcast.
She criticized the pair while playing clips of their infamously explosive Oprah Winfrey interview.
Kelly pointed out that Meghan has a “less than twenty-two percent approval rating” in the UK.
She also called the Duchess a “liar” for saying that she had never previously researched the Royal Family prior to marrying Harry.
Talking specifically about Meghan calling her husband “great” for helping out with the kids, Kelly hit out.
“We get it. You bagged the gorilla,” she said.
“Congratulations! You got the big bear,” continued the journalist.
She added: “You want us to know.”
It is not the first time Kelly has criticized Meghan and Harry, having referred to the former as a “B-list actress” and the latter as “thin-skinned” earlier this month.
What do you think about Kelly’s comments?