Andrew Neil blasts Meghan Markle’s concept of ‘my truth’ Feelings ‘matter more than facts’

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex opened up to the US TV legend in a bombshell interview last month, in which they made several staggering claims. The couple dragged the Royal Family into a race row after they claimed there were “concerns” raised about how dark their baby’s skin might be before he was born. Another shocking revelation was that Meghan’s mental health deteriorated to such an extent that she was having suicidal thoughts.

The Duchess claimed she was not supported adequately by the Palace, and even denied psychological help.

However, there were also a number of other claims which have since been debunked, including Meghan’s claim the couple got married three days before their public wedding, which has been dismissed by the Archbishop of Canterbury himself.

Meghan also claimed her son Archie was denied the title of Prince and implied it was because of his race, but according to Letters Patent, he is not and was never entitled to this rank.

She also claimed this title is directly related to having access to security, but who gets security is actually decided by the Royal and VIP Executive Committee independently of official titles, which takes each situation on its merits.

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie do not get security despite their HRH titles, for example.

Mr Neil mocked the concept of “my truth” on the Spectator podcast last month, arguing that there is no “my truth”, there is only what factually happened.

He claimed the rise of this phrase, and the phrase “lived experience” is an indicator that the couple is embodying so-called “woke culture”.

Mr Neil said: “You can see that in some of the language that both Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey use, because apparently what matters now is people have their own truth. ‘What I think is true is the truth even if it isn’t true’.”

He added: “It was interesting the way the whole video was framed, in particular in what Meghan Markle was saying ‒ with Harry basically just having a walk-on part ‒ is very much the way a lot of woke goes: ‘If I feel I have been victimised, I am victimised, it’s just enough to feel it. ‘

“That ‘let’s talk about me’, there’s a self obsession here, ‘I’m the one that matters, particularly since I’m a victim and I need to justify myself’.

“That my truth matters more than whatever the factual situation is.”

Mr Neil then highlighted a conversation that took place between Piers Morgan and Alex Beresford on ITV’s Good Morning Britain which caused Mr Morgan to storm off set and later exit the show completely.

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Mr Beresford said that, even if Meghan’s claim about Archie being barred from Princehood because of his skin colour is untrue, it is still her “lived experience” and should be respected.

Mr Morgan wrote in his Daily Mail response to what happened: “That’s ridiculous, you can’t have a ‘lived experience’ of racism when the fact you’re basing it on is false.

“Or rather, you can, but it’s not a real one and nobody should be compelled to believe it.”

Rod Liddle, who was also on the podcast, argued that this idea of “my truth” comes from a place of American individualism, which has been imported to the UK in recent years.

He argued that, when you only think of yourself as an individual, you can have your own interpretation of events and call it your truth, rather than having to come to terms with the universal concept of what actually happened.

He said: “I think it’s the consequence of ‒ I suppose it’s a pretentious argument ‒ but I think it devolves from America’s primacy of the individual over the communitarian.

“In that you can, if you’re an individual, have your own truth and you can, if you’re an individual, have your own concept of duty, which is what she said ‒ that her concept of duty didn’t involve doing as she was told and performing a service for a country, it involved scampering off to California, i.e. doing what she likes.

“It’s a very interesting view of the world and I think a lot of the antipathy does come down to the fact that it really is a culture clash ‒ not a racist culture clash, just that usual culture clash between the US and Britain.

“And don’t forget that individualism, we have imported to a huge degree from America and that individualism is also part of identity politics, which of course, both Harry and Meghan cleave to again.

“That people can be whatever they wish to be and what an individual feels is more important that what actually the truth is, so I think an awful lot of that plays into it.”

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