British journalist compares Meghan Markle to ‘trailer trash’ during live interview, gets cut off

By Blue Telusma of TheGrio

A British journalist appearing as a guest on MSNBC has sparked backlash after she opined on-air that "many people" consider Meghan Markle to be only "five clicks up from trailer trash."

During a segment on Saturday's MSNBC Liveabout the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, reporter Victoria Mather – who has worked for The Telegraph and Vanity Fair – shared her thoughts on how the couple had shown "disrespect" to royal family protocol.

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"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," she said. "And the queen is the most respected person, most respected woman, in the world."

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London, Monday, March 9, 2020. The annual service organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London on Commonwealth Day. The service is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's final official engagement before they quit royal life.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex arrive at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London on Commonwealth Day. The service is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's final official engagement before they quit royal life.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Queen Elizabeth II attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. The Commonwealth represents 2.4 billion people and 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, arrive to attend the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 09, 2020. - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
The Countess of Wessex arrives at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London on Commonwealth Day. The service is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's final official engagement before they quit royal life.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London on Commonwealth Day. The service is the final official engagement for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex before they quit royal life.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London on Commonwealth Day. The service is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's final official engagement before they quit royal life.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. The Commonwealth represents 2.4 billion people and 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London on Commonwealth Day. The service is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's final official engagement before they quit royal life.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London on Commonwealth Day. The service is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's final official engagement before they quit royal life.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. The Commonwealth represents 2.4 billion people and 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, as she arrives to attend the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 09, 2020. - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London on Commonwealth Day. The service is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's final official engagement before they quit royal life.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. The Commonwealth represents 2.4 billion people and 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 09, 2020. - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / POOL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, as she arrives to attend the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 09, 2020. - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Queen Elizabeth II attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. The Commonwealth represents 2.4 billion people and 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs after attending the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex departs after attending the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex departs after attending the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex departs after attending the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart after attending the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Queen Elizabeth II attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales leaving after the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London on Commonwealth Day. The service is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's final official engagement before they quit royal life. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Sophie, Countess of Wessex departs the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. The Commonwealth represents 2.4 billion people and 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) talks with British boxer Anthony Joshua as she leaves after attending the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (C) is introduced to performers as he leaves after attending the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
(L-R) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge sit inside Westminster Abbey as they attend the annual Commonwealth Service in London on March 9, 2020. - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (Photo by Phil HARRIS / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (2nd L) chats with Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (C) inside Westminster Abbey as they attend the annual Commonwealth Service in London on March 9, 2020. - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (Photo by Phil Harris / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall departs the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. The Commonwealth represents 2.4 billion people and 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Mather also speculated during the broadcast that Markle was an attention seeker who didn't want to play by the rules because "she didn't want to be second best" to Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

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Show anchor, Lindsey Reiser, very quickly ended the interview following the snide remark, but that didn't stop the clip from going viral on social media shortly afterward.

Outraged viewers pointed out that Mather's unnecessary nastiness was a perfect example of why Prince Harry and Meghan decided to distance themselves from their duties as senior members of the royal family.

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- This article first appeared on The Grio

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