Here’s a little round up of some articles from the past week or so. Meghan Markle gave a quote to Vogue about Serena Williams for a recent cover story of her. Mike Tindall spoke about Meghan again. And the Express has a story about Meghan bypassing passport queues when she flies into London.
Serena Williams covers the September 2017 issue of Vogue US and they did a long piece about her tennis career and her pregnancy. One of the quotes from Williams’ friends is from Meghan, who told Vogue:
“She will be an amazing mom. The very best, because she is so attuned to balancing strength and sensitivity. Plus, given that she is pretty epic at karaoke, I think she’ll put her signature Serena spin on singing lullabies for the baby. I can’t wait for that!”
I chuckled at the karaoke line. I don’t know if it was supposed to be sarcastic or not, but I read it that way and I thought it was cute.
Back in June, Mike Tindall spoke to The Sun about wanting Meghan to get him a cameo on Suits, and now he’s back to give more commentary.
“Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle has won her first seal of approval from the Royal Family. But the American telly star has been warned that joining The Firm, as the royals are nicknamed, will be nerve-racking. Speaking exclusively to the Sunday People, Zara Phillips’ husband Mike Tindall is the first member of the royals to publicly comment on Harry’s year-long relationship with the 36-year-old beauty from the TV legal drama Suits. Ex-England rugby star Mike, married to Harry’s cousin, is confident the actress will survive the same intense public scrutiny that he experienced after joining The Firm.
“Mike, 38, a ‘commoner’ like Meghan, said: ‘It comes with a lot of history and the family that it is. It’s obviously nerve-racking. But she has been under enough scrutiny and pressure in her day-to-day life so I’m sure she will get through it. She will be fine. As long as they are both happy that’s all that you can ask for. She’ll do absolutely fine.’
“Mike and Zara, 36, are expected to meet Meghan in the coming months. Fun-loving Harry, 32, is said to be particularly close to fellow royal rebel Zara, the horse-riding enthusiast who stunned the royals by piercing her tongue. Mike, a member of the 2003 World Cup-winning rugby squad, continued: ‘We haven’t met yet. It will be nice to meet her.’
“He also revealed his love of Meghan’s hit show Suits, a smooth-talking drama set in a top New York law firm. Meghan plays Rachel Zane who is romantically linked to legal hotshot Michael Ross, played by Patrick J. Adams. Speaking at the 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 golf championship at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire, this week, Mike said: ‘I’m obviously a big Suits fan. It’s a very good show. I will definitely try and get the inside scoop on it.'”
I think Meghan’s acting skills will be a huge benefit to her if/when she marries Harry, because she knows how to be “on” and that will come in very handy when doing engagements and speaking to people.
Lastly, Camilla Tominey at the Express has a new article about how Prince Harry got Meghan special access or something so that she can go straight from the plane to his car and doesn’t have to go through passport lines when she flies into London.
“PRINCE HARRY has been collecting his girlfriend Meghan Markle directly from the tarmac at Heathrow airport in a growing sign of the seriousness of their relationship, it has been claimed. The Prince has pulled strings to ensure the American actress can walk straight from the plane steps to his waiting Audi RS6 when she lands in London, bypassing the usual passport queues. Sources at Heathrow claim the Suits star has been whisked away by Harry on a number of occasions, most recently when she arrived from her home town of Toronto for Pippa Middleton’s wedding in May.
“One insider said Harry, 32, instigated the new arrangements after the 36-year-old kept being photographed at Terminal 2, where Air Canada operates. ‘It’s been happening for a while,’ said a well-placed source. ‘Harry has a police escort on the tarmac in his black Audi RS6. He is accompanied by a bodyguard, with a people carrier following behind. Meghan usually only carries hand luggage. If she does check a suitcase into the hold it is put on last so it can be located as quickly as possible. All the necessary security checks must be carried out in advance or onboard because she walks straight from the plane steps to Harry’s car.’
“Another insider claimed the couple had been offered use of the Windsor Suite, where VIPs are escorted directly to their aircraft after being security-screened away from the masses, but Harry decided to make his own arrangements. The source added: ‘It costs £3,000 a time to use the Windsor Suite so it is quite expensive.’ The private lounge is used by royals, the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet when making official trips abroad as well as visiting dignitaries.
“Kensington Palace declined to comment. Former head of royalty protection Chief Superintendent Dai Davies said royals would habitually be collected directly from the tarmac when he worked at the Palace. He added: ‘Given who Harry is, given that he is accompanied by Met police officers and that any security checks would be preordained then I don’t find it that unusual.’
“A Heathrow spokesman said: ‘The aviation and protective security arrangements for members of the Royal Family, including their movements through the airport, are confidential and fully compliant with regulatory requirements. It would be inappropriate to discuss those arrangements in public.'”
So that’s happening, I guess. Tominey teased her exclusive on Twitter before the article was posted online as something interesting, but I’m pretty bored by this. We already knew that Meghan was being escorted through airports, so this is kind of like, yeah that makes sense.