It sounds like Serena Williams doesn’t want to get anywhere near the media circus surrounding her pal Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry right now!
As we’ve been reporting, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘s decision to step down as senior members of the Royal family sent shockwaves across the world and has everyone from palace sources to estranged family members talking. With buzz-worthy developments about the pair’s exit coming in left and right, surely one of Meg’s closest friends would have something to say about it all, too?
Well, regardless of how she may feel, the 38-year-old tennis pro recently made it clear her lips are sealed!
The hot topic came up on Monday at the Australian Open when one reporter asked Williams to comment on recent developments with the former Suits star.
According to a secondhand account from The New York Times reporter Ben Rothenberg, an eager sports journalist reportedly asked:
“Your good friend, Meghan Markle, who attended your last two slams, and Harry, have taken a move, a stance that many people think is extraordinary and historic. What are your feelings about that? Have you spoken to her?”
Serena must have anticipated the question as she was quick to reply:
“Yeah, I have absolutely no comments on anything with that. But good try. You tried. You did good.”
Way to Grand Slam that question away with the quickness, gurl! Despite not wanting to entertain the media with a sound bite about #Megxit, the tennis legend inadvertently gave us one anyway, ha!
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) January 20, 2020
We mean, these guys have to do their jobs and ask the burning questions, right?
Never-mind the fact that the decorated athlete is pursuing an all-time record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title during her seventh appearance at the international competition — her opinion on Meg and Harry is supposedly the more pressing issue!
Archie Harrison‘s parents have been dominating headlines lately so we can’t completely knock the curiosity. Heck, we’re following their every move, too. Who knows if the ladies have even had the chance to chat with between Serena’s competition schedule and all the shakeups happening among the Crown.
In the meantime, Megan’s estranged father Thomas Markle has got the tea spilling/making ridiculous public comments part covered.
As we reported, the 75-year-old made his most recent controversial statements as part of a documentary filmed for the UK’s Channel 5, during which he spoke out about the couple’s big move away from the royal fam. In part, he said:
“It’s disappointing because she actually got every girl’s dream. Every young girl wanted to become a princess and she got that and now she’s tossing that away, for, it looks like she’s tossing that away for money … I think both of them are turning into lost souls at this point. I don’t know what they’re looking for.”
And then later, he boldly added (below):
“It’s kind of embarrassing to me. When they got married, they took on an obligation and the obligation is to be part of the royals and to represent the royals and it would be foolish for them not to. This is like one of the greatest, long-living institutions ever. They are destroying it. They are cheapening it. They’re making it shabby. They are turning it into a Walmart with a crown of it now. It is something that is ridiculous. They shouldn’t be doing this.”
Sigh. We’re so thankful for the concept of “girl code” and just the sheer amount of decency that some have while others don’t.
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