The duchess boarded a plane (this time not a private one) for Manhattan, accompanied only by security. The official reason for the trip? To cheer on her friend Serena Williams, at the US Open final on Saturday. But it also sounds like “a breath of fresh air” from real life…
Touch and run. Meghan Markle flew in secret to New York to support her friend Serena Williams, who will take the field for the US Open final. The former actress, as the Times reveals, chose to fly on a commercial plane and not on a private jet like she and Harry did during the summer. Both environmentalists declared ended up in the eye of the storm due to the considerable carbon emissions that generate a private flight, on charges of being “hypocrites”.
So here is the 38 year old,on an airliner heading to her beloved Manhattan. Without son (Archie, born last May) and husband in tow. The British newspapers write, it would be a flash trip, just a weekend. As if it were a bit of an “escape” from life at Windsor’s Frogmore Cottage, with its pros and cons, and a return to the former. “It was a trip decided at the last minute,” an insider told the Daily Mail, “Just enough time to cheer on her friend.” Too short, apparently, for a newborn.
Only yesterday, in any case, she and Harry had been “accused” by the United Kingdom tabloids of having “snubbed” the Queen’s invitation to spend a few summer days at Balmoral, with her and the rest of the family. It seems that the Sussex have declined because Archie “is too small to travel”. A version, which after the family flights in Spain and France, has not convinced most, who prefer the hypothesis of “disagreements” still in place with the brothers-in-law Kate and William, without forgetting Meghan’s aversion for hunting, among the favourite Scottish activities of the royals. In addition to her perennial desire for “independence”.
In short, between private jets and the rest, there is no idyllic atmosphere around the former actress and the Prince. So an American break sounds like a breath of fresh air.