The Cut, the liberal magazine that published an in-depth interview with the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, in August, has targeted King Charles in a new piece that was published online on Wednesday.
The latest piece from the New York Magazine offshoot is titled: ‘King Charles’s Reign of Fussiness Has Begun,’ which comes days before the Queen’s funeral, which is scheduled for Monday.
The article points to reports that Charles went through two ‘tantrums’ in the days after his mother’s death. One was the report that he stormed out of a signing ceremony in Northern Ireland when a pen leaked on him, another was when he ‘trussed up in tails and hissing at palace aides who failed to move a pen tray off his table with due haste.’
The king apparently gestured to aides to help him to make some room on a cluttered desk.
The Cut goes on to mention a report from the Guardian in which it was alleged that Charles chose to tell close to 100 employees that he was letting them go as he prepares to move into Buckingham Palace during a memorial service for his mother. A source told the newspaper: ‘Everybody is absolutely livid, including private secretaries and the senior team.’
The article concludes by one of Meghan Markle’s many unproven allegations against Charles, that he was racist about her son, Archie, and accuses him of ‘mundane cruelty’ to his wife, Princess Diana.
Infamously, shortly after the Queen’s death, the Cut published an article titled: ‘I Won’t Cry Over the Death of a Violent Oppressor.’
The piece was an interview Carnegie Mellon linguistics professor Uju Anya who tweeted on Thursday: ‘I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.’
Anya told the Cut that the Queen was a ‘representative of the cult of white womanhood.’
The Cut was launched in 2008 as a section on New York Magazine’s website and made into a standalone brand in 2012. It owned by Vox Media, who publish titles such as Thrillist, Eater and The Verge.
It has published such controversial removed pieces such as a 2018 article that referred to Priyanka Chopra as a ‘global scam artist’ with regard to her relationship with Nick Jonas and an open forum for spreading unconfirmed reports of sexual misconduct by men in journalism.
Anya, an applied-linguistics professor at the Pittsburgh university, is the daughter of a mother from Trinidad and a father from Nigeria.
She told NBC News that she is ‘a child of colonization,’ and that her perspective was shaped by Britain’s role in the Nigerian Civil War.
‘My earliest memories were from living in a war-torn area, and rebuilding still hasn’t finished even today,’ she said.
She defended her remarks opposing the monarchy and added that the Queen was not exempt from the decisions made by the British government ‘she supervised.’
‘Queen Elizabeth was representative of the cult of white womanhood,’ Anya said.
‘There’s this notion that she was this little-old-lady grandma type with her little hats and her purses and little dogs and everything, as if she inhabited this place or this space in the imaginary, this public image, as someone who didn’t have a hand in the bloodshed of her Crown.’
In August, Markle told the Cut that what the couple asked for when they wanted financial freedom was not ‘reinventing the wheel’.
The article also heard from Harry who suggested some members of the Royal Family ‘aren’t able to work and live together’, while Meghan revealed that her husband told her that he had ‘lost’ his father Prince Charles.
Meghan also said: ‘I’m getting back … on Instagram’ – with Davies describing ‘her eyes alight and devilish’. It comes after she closed all of her social media accounts ahead of her wedding to Harry in 2018. But further down the article, it says: ‘Later, Meghan would relay she was no longer sure she would actually return to Instagram.’
And Meghan said she spoke to a Lion King cast member from South Africa in London in 2019 who told her: ‘When you married into this family, we rejoiced in the streets the same we did when Mandela was freed from prison.’
Meghan said that she and Prince Harry were ‘happy’ to leave Britain and were ‘upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy… just by existing’ before they stepped down as frontline royals and moved to North America.
Prior to the release of their interview, The Cut published an article titled: ‘People Will Accuse Meghan Markle of Lying About Anything.’ That piece dealt with Markle’s claim that there had been a fire in Archie’s room prior to the formerly Royal couple attending an event, and cited numerous commentators allegations that the event was exaggerated.
The Cut reported today that 41-year-old Meghan listed a ‘handful of princes and princesses and dukes who have the very arrangement they wanted’, although none of these royals are named in the article.
And Meghan, speaking to New York-based features writer Allison P Davis, said: ‘That, for whatever reason, is not something that we were allowed to do, even though several other members of the family do that exact thing.’
Asked ‘Why do you think that is?’, she simply replied: ‘Why do you think that is?’, with the interviewer Davis saying that she said this ‘right back with a side-eye that suggests I should understand without having to be told’.
The article states that Harry and Meghan suggested to ‘The Firm’ that they should be allowed to work on behalf of the monarchy but make their own money, with the Duchess saying: ‘Then maybe all the noise would stop.’
The article says: ‘They also thought it best to leave the U.K. (and the U.K. press) to do it. They were willing to go to basically any commonwealth, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, anywhere.
”Anything to just … because just by existing, we were upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy. So we go, ‘Okay, fine, let’s get out of here. Happy to,’ ‘ she says, putting her hands up in mock defeat.
‘Meghan asserts that what they were asking for wasn’t ‘reinventing the wheel’ and lists a handful of princes and princesses and dukes who have the very arrangement they wanted.
”That, for whatever reason, is not something that we were allowed to do, even though several other members of the family do that exact thing.’
‘Why do you think that is? I ask. ‘Why do you think that is?’ she says right back with a side-eye that suggests I should understand without having to be told.’
The Duchess was asked during the interview whether forgiveness can exist between her and her own family as well as members of the Royal Family.
She told The Cut: ‘I think forgiveness is really important. It takes a lot more energy to not forgive. But it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I’ve really made an active effort, especially knowing that I can say anything.’
The article also refers to Meghan’s estranged father Thomas Markle, a retired lighting director who now lives in Mexico.
The report said that Meghan discussed how two families had been ‘torn apart’.
And it quotes Meghan as saying: ‘Harry said to me, ‘I lost my dad in this process.’ It doesn’t have to be the same for them as it was for me, but that’s his decision.’