Meghan Markle is a sly girl!
Meghan Markle will be attending the US Open to watch her best friend Serena Williams play. But, that’s not her sole motivation for her trip to New York.
A source told Page Six on Friday that Markle is doing some image damage control following outrage over her use of a private jet for a family vacation. As well as the turmoil she caused by banning people from snapping photos of her at Wimbledon.
“She’s coming after the scandal over people taking photos of her at Wimbledon this summer and will come with at least two police protection officers,” the source said, “but they won’t be able to stop gawkers from taking photos.”
Other sources claimed that Markle’s last-minute trip to the tournament was a “PR stunt.” This is right after she and Prince Harry created upset when they opted to fly in a private jet for a trip to Elton John’s home in France,
The palace confirmed that Meghan Markle will be attending. The British Embassy says it is alerted to any VIP making a private visit and is there to help.
Williams will be competing against Canada’s Bianca Andreescu in the finals on Saturday for her record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title.
Serena Williams also has a fashion show scheduled for Tuesday night, though it is unlikely Meghan Markle will attend.
This will be Markle’s first trip without her 4-month-old son Archie. The last time the Duchess of Sussex traveled to New York was in February for her baby shower.
“Nobody objects to Meghan having time with friends . . . [but] dignity and privacy are consistent with her primary role as a British duchess,” Jephson said. “That fact that her friends seem to fail to understand this is deeply worrying for her future royal career.”
Have any thoughts on this story? Do you think the entire trip was a publicity stunt?