Serena Williams has Duchess Meghan’s again. The skilled tennis participant gushed over her longtime pal within the wake of criticism the latter acquired over her recent Wimbledon appearance, the place she cheered the athlete on.
Williams, 37, advised reporters at a Wimbledon 2019 conference on Thursday, July 11, that she was unaware of any present headlines slamming the Suits alum, additionally 37, over her safety requests and apparel throughout a July four match.
“I didn’t know there was negative media out there,” she mentioned. “Any time I see her name attached to anything, I don’t read it.”
The My Life: Queen of the Court creator went on to say that her expertise with the humanitarian has been nothing however constructive. “She couldn’t be a better friend to me. Low moments, high moments, she’s always there, and that’s all I want to be to her.”
The 23-time Grand Slam singles title holder beforehand acknowledged her friend’s presence at her second-round match towards Kaja Juvan. “I knew she was there and it’s always exciting when she comes out to watch and support … tennis, so I was happy,” she mentioned at one other post-play convention on July 6.
Not everybody was as thrilled with Meghan’s outing at Wimbledon, nevertheless. Actress Tatum O’Neal slammed the former actress’ safety guard’s request for a photograph blackout throughout a Tuesday, July 9, look on Good Morning Britain.
“You’re now one of the people, you‘re a royal, you are not an actor,” the Oscar winner mentioned. “To have a bodyguard muscle somebody out I just think is so tacky.”
O’Neal continued on to elucidate why Meghan’s actions bothered her a lot. “It’s so upsetting to me, as a result of for those who consider Princess Diana and also you consider how completely inclusive she was and he or she would by no means flip anybody away,” O’Neal concluded. “I just I had so much hope for Meghan. I wanted her to be the next Princess Diana and it just seems like it’s all about her and it’s really upsetting me.”
GDB cohost Piers Morgan additionally took subject with Meghan’s want for privateness on the occasion. “You’re public people, all of you. In that moment you’re public people, stop your squealing about privacy, we don’t want to hear it,” he ranted. “If you want to be private, go back to America and live privately.”
Also drawing backlash was Meghan’s ensemble of selection, which was comprised of a smooth white blazer and blue denims. U.Ok’s The Times reported that denim is frowned upon, with one Wimbledon Tournament official reportedly going as far as to name her a “nightmare.”
Wimbledon host All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club advised Us Weekly in a press release that the royal wasn’t breaking any rules, nevertheless: “The AELTC was delighted to welcome her royal highness the Duchess of Sussex in a private capacity to the championships to watch her friend Serena Williams compete on No. 1 Court. … “Any suggestion that the duchess’s visit was anything other than a privilege is categorically not the view of the AELTC and she is always welcome to attend the championships.”
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