British Guest Compares Meghan Markle to ‘Trailer Trash’ on MSNBC

MSNBC Meghan Markle Interview (Credit: MSNBC)

A British reporter stunned cable news viewers Saturday, when she referred to Meghan Markle as “five clicks up from trailer trash” while being interviewed on MSNBC.

The strange incident happened as journalist Victoria Mather discussed the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry’s return visit to the U.K. after they stepped down from royal duties and moved to Canada.

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Mather told anchor Lindsey Reiser that the British public is angry with Meghan because she tried to “disrespect” Queen Elizabeth.

“I think what has really, really upset the British public is that Meghan Markle, who many people consider as only, you know, five clicks up from trailer trash, has actually tried to disrespect the queen,” Mather said. “And the queen is the most respected person, most respected woman, in the world.”

Reiser couldn’t believe what she was hearing and began to frown. Seconds later, the newscaster abruptly ended the interview.

Social media users called Mather out, saying her comments were “racist.”

“Do they even have trailer parks in England?? Someone needs to tell them that that racist insult is usually used for white people here in America,” one person tweeted.

“It’s been absolutely disgusting. And she’s done nothing but mind her business,” another person wrote about the anger directed at Meghan.

Someone else said they didn’t blame Harry and Meghan for leaving the U.K. “Sounds like they made exactly the right choice!” the person tweeted.

The duke and duchess of Sussex spent the past few days in Britain to complete their final official royal duties. On Saturday, they attended the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The couple announced in January they wanted to “step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.”

Harry and Meghan’s announcement came after they sued British tabloid Mail on Sunday in October, accusing the paper of publishing “false” and “derogatory stories” about Markle.

Later that month, Meghan fought back tears in a TV interview as she discussed the pressures of royal life and the intense media scrutiny in the U.K.

As for Mather, her Twitter profile described her as travel editor of Vanity Fair. But Buzzfeed reported she left the magazine in 2018 and currently works for a new publication called Air Mail, which was founded by former Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter.

So far Mather hasn’t responded to the controversy on social media, but she did change her social media bio this morning to say she works for Air Mail.