Clockwork revelations, dropped like a cleaver on the image and reputation of Meghan Markle a few days after the airing of the wide-ranging interview that the Duchess of Sussex and her consort Harry recorded in the US and from which Buckingham Palace he fears unprecedented relapses of embarrassment since the time of Princess Diana's odyssey.
Spreading its contents through the Times are the unfailing deep throats of the British court, timely as never before not only in dusting off - with new documents and details - allegations of alleged "bullying" made against Meghan in 2018 from within the royal staff;
but also and above all in pulling out of the drawers the story of a compromising wedding gift, a pair of showy earrings, received at that time by the sinister Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and then flaunted by the Duchess just twenty days after the killing of the dissident Jamal Khashoggi: a crime behind which it is suspected that there was a direct order from the rampant heir to the throne of Riyadh.
To give credit to the newspaper of Rupert Murdoch, the material would have been sent to the editorial office three years after the events by former collaborators of the dukes determined to assert their reconstruction of the period spent "in the service" of the Sussex, when they were still active members of the royal family before the sensational decision to slam the door and move to America.
While according to a spokesman for Harry and Meghan it is, no more, no less, a discrediting operation that the Times would have performed on behalf of the mud machine set in motion by sectors of the Buckingham Palace apparatuses to evidently try to remove in I anticipate any credibility to the words of the rebel dukes expected from the interview with the anchorwoman of the VIPs Oprah Winfrey scheduled for March 7 on CBS.
Meghan, replies a spokesperson, "is saddened by this umpteenth attack on her person", all the more so since "victim of harassment" herself, but does not give up.