Queen Elizabeth has been blasted as a “mean b****” by talk show host Wendy Williams.
The Express reported that Williams took issue with reports that the Queen suggested the title of Earl of Dumbarton for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son Archie. Meghan and Harry allegedly rejected the title over fears that Archie would be bullied for it because it contained the word “dumb.”
“I love that Meghan and Harry insisted that he would not be called the Duke of….The Duke of ‘Dumberton’ they wanted to call him, ‘Dumbarton,” Williams said, mispronouncing the Scottish title Dumbarton.
“Look Harry and Meghan rejected the name Earl of ‘Dumberton’ for Archie and I suspect you know because the Queen is a mean b**** behind the scenes…they were like what title can we give this black boy…’ Dumberton,'” she continued. “But Meghan and Harry didn’t want him to be bullied in school, you know he would be.”
“Because no matter what kind of fancy school you go to, nothing is higher than being a royal,” Williams added. “Dummy, dum dum, dum, dumber and dumbest. The nicknames right themselves.”
This comes after sources said that when naming their son Archie, Meghan and Harry deliberately avoided the Earl of Dumbarton title that had been given to Harry by his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II before his wedding.
“They didn’t like the idea of Archie being called the Earl of Dumbarton because it began with the word ‘dumb’ [and] they were worried about how that might look,” one royal source told the Telegraph, with another source adding that “it wasn’t just Meghan who pointed out the potential pitfalls, it also bothered Harry.”
When news of this broke, however, Meghan and Harry found themselves becoming the butt of the type of jokes they were seemingly intent on helping their son avoid. Even the hosts of BBC Radio 4’s usually straight-laced “Today” show could not help but laugh while reporting on this, with Nick Robinson ending the segment by quipping, “Dumb and dumber.”
Others were offended by Meghan and Harry’s decision.
“What an insult to Dumbarton,” Sue Sutton-Smythe complained, with others sharing the history of the Scottish town as well as its earldom, which was first created in March of 1675.