If today’s news is any indication, it seems like no one can win at Frogmore Cottage at the moment. There are reports that Duchess Meghan has pissed off more people at Wimebledon. We’ve also got some sources saying that Prince Harry’s quest for baby privacy is pissing off Prince William. The only one who hasn’t made anyone mad is Archie. But even he might have pissed on his newest nanny during a diaper change (he is just a regular ol’ baby, after all).
We begin with more news from Meghan’s not-great trip to Wimbledon to watch her friend Serena Williams play. Everyone got mad because Meghan allegedly demanded full privacy at a public event and sent her security after anyone looking like they were trying to take a picture. The Times is now saying that Meghan had everyone’s knickers in a twist before she even sat down in her invisible privacy bubble.
The All England Club has a strict dress code for the Royal Box, and that jeans are a major faux pas. A source tells Elle that Meghan tried to get in to the Royal Box, but wasn’t allowed because she didn’t meet the dress code. Another source described the situation as “It was a nightmare, she was a nightmare.”
A nightmare? Over fucking jeans that probably cost at least $300? Yes, apparently. One All England Club member bluntly said, “She’s not allowed to wear jeans.” Oh really? (Puts on Gretchen Wieners voice). Maybe Hollywood actress Meghan Markle doesn’t wear jeans at tennis. But this is a Princess of the United Kingdom we’re talking about here, and I don’t think her best friend, Queen Elizabeth would be too pleased to hear about this. Or maybe Queen Elizabeth is just as mad about Meghan wearing “dungarees.”
However, another source that spoke to Elle claims that Meghan never wanted to sit in the snooty stuck-up Royal Box anyway, and her intentions were to sit with the regular people and watch Serena Williams. The All England Club released a statement denying it was, to quote that one source, a nightmare.
“Any suggestion that the duchess’s visit was anything other than a privilege for the club is categorically not the view of the club, and she is always welcome to attend the championships.”
So while Meghan is getting photographed wearing – GASP – jeans, Prince Harry is allegedly watching his older brother roll his eyes over how determined Harry is to keep baby Archie from being seen in public. A source that spoke with Us Weekly says that Prince William thinks it was stupid for Archie to have a private christening. Prince William and Duchess Kate kept their three kids’ christenings private too, but they let photographers shoot everyone as they arrived. Harry and Meghan wanted it totally private, and just released a couple pictures after the event. The source says that Queen Elizabeth accepted their decision, but William and Kate were so mad. And you’ll be so shocked to hear this, but allegedly they’re mostly angry at Duchess Denim Pants.
“William thinks his brother is going overboard keeping Archie out of the spotlight,” the insider says, noting he “blames Meghan” for this.
I can understand how mad they must have been about Archie’s christening being a private affair. Imagine spending weeks choreographing a hand-holding entrance walk that says “What cheating scandal?” and there are no cameras there to catch it.
Plus, Prince William needs to chill out. It’s not like baby Archie is trapped inside his multi-million dollar cottage. Archie joined his big cousins George, Charlotte, and Louis at a charity polo match earlier today.
— Rookie (@royalfocus1) July 10, 2019
— Rookie (@royalfocus1) July 10, 2019
Despite being outdoors, Archie still has his privacy. All we’ve really got are some shots of the back of his head. I’d make a joke about the British press getting to work on a story about Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry preparing for that polo match by purchasing the fake baby from American Sniper. But honestly, they’re probably already on it.