People magazine reports that Duchess Meghan decided to make a last-minute weekend trip to New York City to watch her good pal Serena Williams play in the US Open. And in what will surely be a shock to all her haters, she flew there on a commercial flight.
A source says that Meghan’s trip to the colonies will be a short one; she’s expected to return at the end of the weekend. It will be her first trip to NYC since her big, expensive baby shower earlier this year. It was rumored that Archie and Meghan would take a trip to NYC this summer, but this is a solo trip. Prince Harry and baby Archie at staying back at Frogmore Cottage. A royal source says that Meghan is, “Excited to support her friend, and then come back.”
But the real news here is that Meghan flew with regular people. So it looks like the British press can’t put out a headline that reads, “Mile-High Meghan’s Weekend Away On Another Wasteful Private Jet!“. I guess they’ll just have to go with their backup, which will probably be something about how Duchess Meghan was a tennis-watching nightmare again.
In the event you’re keeping track, this would be the second story this week about one of the Sussexes choosing to fly commercial over chartering a private jet. And if you’re the kind of person who loves a bit of a conspiracy, then you might think that sounds just a little too convenient, just like Page Six does. Several sources told Page Six that Meghan’s motivation for attending the US Open wasn’t really about watching Serena play, but to get a little bit of good publicity. As mentioned above, the last time Meghan attended a big tennis tournament, her appearance was sullied by a story that Meghan allegedly had her security team police picture-takers sitting near her. She’s also recently been dragged through the press for her and Harry’s use of private jets. Once source says that Meghan will be accompanied by police security, but that they’ll likely not be able to prevent anyone from taking a picture.
Further into the possible Harry & Meghan Damage Control hole is a story from People, in which they claim Harry and Meghan turned down an invitation to visit Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral Castle in Scotland this summer. The reason? Why, they already see her so often, because they practically live just down the hill! Frogmore Cottage is apparently a five minute walk to Windsor Castle, and People’s source says Harry and Meghan see The Queen all the time. Meanwhile Prince William, Duchess Kate, and their kids were seen taking a budget flight to Scotland to visit The Queen last month, because apparently they don’t have five-minute skips to Granny’s for gin and games night.
Hearing that Duchess Meghan took a commercial flight from London to New York City is good PR, but you know what would make it better? If someone were to leak a story about how good of a passenger she was. I’m talking notes on how she gave up her arm rest, bought a pair of headphones for everyone in her aisle, and how she never once kicked the seat in front of her. Maybe also throw in a source saying that Meghan offered to sit beside the chattiest person on the plane and listen to them drone on and on for 12 hours about how excited they were to go to Bubba Gump Shrimp in Times Square.