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Baggs Wed 10-Jul-19 13:03:32

I see in the paper that Meghan is being criticised for wearing jeans when she went to watch Serena Williams playing tennis on Centre Court. Apparently such daring is a definite no-no.

I wonder if anyone told her beforehand.

In the photograph I saw I think she looks smarter than the people sitting beside her.

Anniebach Wed 10-Jul-19 13:23:06

Was she in the royal box ?

merlotgran Wed 10-Jul-19 13:23:40

I thought she looked smart as well and didn't know jeans were frowned upon. It's an outdated attitude because I think/hope we've moved on from looking down our noses at what was considered shabby, working class attire.

Good jeans these days cost a fortune. I bet Meghan's weren't under £20 from Bon Marché ( where I often get mine!)

I suppose there has to be a dress code for the royal box on centre court or folk might let it all hang out shock shock

Anniebach Wed 10-Jul-19 13:25:08

There is a dress code for the royal box, Male and Female

merlotgran Wed 10-Jul-19 13:25:30

No, Annie, she wasn't but I think officials flew into a tizz because they were worried she'd watch Serena's match then want to move on to the royal box and they'd have to turn her away. shock

Minniemoo Wed 10-Jul-19 13:29:41

No Jeans is the rule. Hardly difficult. I'm not a fan of jeans because I don't find them remotely comfortable. But seeing as she wasn't in the Royal Box it matters not. How she managed to get 40 people who had VIP tickets to stay out is another story though. I'm a regular at the tournament and have never seen that before. Especially not with a Serena game.

merlotgran Wed 10-Jul-19 13:33:14

Never mind Meghan, our Shirl's looking good for 82!!

Love her hair.

Anniebach Wed 10-Jul-19 13:34:01

I just checked, Court 1, but as Serena was playing how come so many empty seats where Megan was sitting.

I hope it isn’t true that the seats were kept empty because she was sitting there

Baggs Wed 10-Jul-19 13:35:35

how she managed to get 40 people who had VIP tickets to stay out

???? Could someone explain this, please? Stay out of what? etc, etc.

merlotgran Wed 10-Jul-19 13:36:29

Her security detail wanted forty seats left empty around her, Annie

She looked like Billy No Mates.

Baggs Wed 10-Jul-19 13:37:06

If it's what anniebach intimates, that people were kept away from Meghan because she is Meghan, that's hardly her fault.

merlotgran Wed 10-Jul-19 13:37:27

Apparently they had to form a queue to go in once they were allowed, Baggs. Not sure how much of that is true though.

Gonegirl Wed 10-Jul-19 13:38:25

Bet she's had loads of work done merlot.

Yes, I know. Meow.

Baggs Wed 10-Jul-19 13:38:34

In the photo I saw there were people sitting directly behind Meghan. Body guards?

Again, not her fault.

Anniebach Wed 10-Jul-19 13:38:40

Stay out of the rows around where she was sitting in Court 1,
if it’s true then shame on Wimbledon.

Last week Kate sat with the crowd in Court 14

merlotgran Wed 10-Jul-19 13:39:08

Why is she treated differently from other members of the royal family though? Kate sat in an outside court with friends without any hoo-ha.

Baggs Wed 10-Jul-19 13:40:41

Thanks, merlot.

Given how much shit has, bafflingly, been directed at Meghan, one can hardly blame her security detail for being extra careful if that's what it was all about.

Anniebach Wed 10-Jul-19 13:40:52

Merlot, surely not ? No seats were kept empty for Kate

Pantglas1 Wed 10-Jul-19 13:43:02

I remember Princess Diana watching the tennis with her mother without any fuss .....

EllanVannin Wed 10-Jul-19 13:44:01

Nothing wrong in the way she's dressed, jeans or not. At least they're not those vile ripped ones that all the sheep wear.

Anniebach Wed 10-Jul-19 13:44:06

If there were concerns for her safety she should have been stopped from sitting there, not the public stopped , those tickets cost a whack

merlotgran Wed 10-Jul-19 13:48:38

Not sure how much of it is true, Annie but there are reports online.

Anniebach Wed 10-Jul-19 13:50:57

Like these Ellan 😀

Iam64 Wed 10-Jul-19 13:55:45

Yet another Thread where Meghan gets it in the neck. If I was in charge of her security I’d be cautious if grannies can be so unpleasant 😞

crystaltipps Wed 10-Jul-19 13:59:57

Another let’s bash Megan bitchfest. I bet Kate had security around her.