Meghan Markle 40th birthday: Today hosts mock 'woke' 40×40 video

‘They’ve lost the plot’: Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Sophie Walsh BRUTALLY mock Meghan Markle’s woke 40th birthday video – and ask ‘why doesn’t she talk normally?’

The straight-talking hosts of Australia’s Today show certainly don’t pull their punches when it comes to the divisive Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

And on Thursday, Karl Stefanovic and Sophie Walsh couldn’t resist mocking the royal couple after Meghan Markle released a 40th birthday message announcing her new initiative to help women get back to work after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sophie, 35, thought it was rich for Meghan to ‘lecture’ the public about returning to work after she ‘quit her job’ as a senior royal during the Megxit saga.

‘Lost the plot’: Straight-talking Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Sophie Walsh have mocked Meghan Markle’s 40th birthday video announcing her new women’s mentorship program

‘I love that she’s lecturing people about getting back to the workplace and she quit her job as a royal after less than two years,’ she sneered.

And Karl, 46, noted that the Sussexes were already making millions ‘from home’ thanks to their deals with Netflix, Spotify and other major corporations.

Taking aim at Meghan’s video, he added: ‘And to have that dog’s life, just lying there in front of the fire that’s not on, on a pillow.’

Ouch! Sophie Walsh (right, with Karl Stefanovic) thought it was rich for Meghan to ‘lecture’ the public about returning to work after she ‘quit her job’ as a senior royal during the Megxit saga

Karl then ridiculed the Duchess’ Californian corporate speak, asking: ‘Why doesn’t she talk normally? [American accent] “To harness the woman’s mobility as she works back…” I mean, come on!’

‘No wonder Harry’s outside juggling!’ he said, to which Sophie replied dryly: ‘Harry’s lost the plot.’

These savage remarks come after Meghan released a video on the Archewell website on Wednesday to mark her 40th birthday.

‘Why doesn’t she talk normally?’ Karl Stefanovic (left) then ridiculed the Duchess’ Californian corporate speak. Sophie said in reference to Prince Harry’s juggling cameo: ‘He’s lost the plot’

In the clip, the giggling Duchess spoke to her actress friend Melissa McCarthy about her Hollywood-backed ’40×40′ campaign urging people around the world to commit to giving 40 minutes of their time to mentor women going back to work after Covid.

At the start of a Zoom-style call in her spotless LA mansion, Meghan told Melissa: ‘Because I’m turning 40, I’m asking 40 friends to donate 40 minutes of their time to help mentor a woman who’s mobilising back into the workforce.

‘Over two million women in the U.S. alone and tens of millions around the world have lost their jobs due to Covid. And I think if we all do it and all commit 40 minutes to some sort of active service, we can create a ripple effect.’

Message: These savage remarks come after Meghan released a video on the Archewell website on Wednesday to mark her 40th birthday 

Melissa repeatedly interrupts Meghan with jokes about other things she could be doing to celebrate her birthday, leaning on her royal links by suggesting a tea party or a yacht party.

At one point the Duchess laughs when asked: ‘Are you finally going to do a Suits reunion?’ and replies: ‘Why would I do a Suits reunion for my birthday?’

But it was Melissa who laughs the loudest at the end of the call when she spots Harry juggling outside the window, much to Meghan’s surprise – though the camera was at the perfect angle to spot him.

Clip: The giggling Duchess spoke to her actress friend Melissa McCarthy about her Hollywood-backed ’40×40′ campaign urging people around the world to commit to giving 40 minutes of their time to mentor women going back to work after Covid. Prince Harry (left) made a cameo at the end of the video when he was seen juggling outside the window

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