Meghan Markle must decide if she wants to be the fashionably enlightened Duchess of Woke or privileged jet-setter – she can’t be both

AIRHEAD American celebs are falling over themselves to suck up to the savagely persecuted Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

“Imagine being attacked for everything you do, when all you’re trying to do is make the world better,” whines TV host Ellen DeGeneres. “The way people treat her [Meghan] is the most public form of bullying I have seen in a while,” bleats concerned pop star Pink.

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Airhead American celebs are falling over themselves to suck up to the savagely persecuted Duke and Duchess of Sussex — but the British public aren’t mugs[/caption]

But nobody has been quite so protective — or deranged — as ­British actress Jameela Jamil. “Ugh,” she tweets. “Dear England and the English Press — just say you hate her because she’s black and him for marrying a black woman.”

This is stark-raving bonkers.

The criticism of Harry and Meghan has bugger all to do with race.

It has everything to do with our failed eco- warriors taking four flights in private jets in just 11 days, leaving a carbon footprint bigger than Elton John’s ego.

Jameela Jamil laughably claimed Harry and Meghan need to fly in private jets for security reasons
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And while we can all understand the desperation of A-list stars — and Jameela Jamil — to stay on Harry and Meghan’s Christmas list, they miss the point. The British people LIKE Meghan.

When she came into our lives, there was nothing but goodwill for her. And the British people LOVE Prince Harry, wishing a happy life for Diana’s youngest son. Because to millions, he will always be that tiny, heartbroken boy who took that long walk behind his mother’s coffin.

Harry had his share of growing pains but we like to give our ­Royals the benefit of the doubt.

Thanks to the Queen’s 67-year reign, the British are instinctive royalists. And thanks to Her Majesty, we prefer to have a monarch as our head of state rather than some old Etonian bloke in a suit.

But we are not mugs.

And when Jameela Jamil laughably claims Harry and Meghan need to fly in private jets for security reasons, we are being treated like thick, forelock-tugging peasants.

“It’s not safe for us to be on the same planes as Royals or presidents, you absolute muppets,” Jamil seethes. “They are prime targets for kidnap and sometimes assassination.

“It is in the interests of us ­civilians to not be endangered by proximity to people in such ­powerful positions.”

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TV host Ellen DeGeneres has defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and called them ‘compassionate’[/caption]

So Harry and Meghan are keeping all the poor oiks safe by flying in private jets? GAWD BLESS ’EM! Except, of course, there are numerous occasions when the Royal Family has taken commercial flights and somehow survived.

As recently as Thursday ­morning, Kate, William and the children caught a £73 budget flight from Norwich to Scotland on FlyBe and miraculously lived to tell the tale.

“The family were sat right in front of me,” said one relaxed ­passenger.

Harry and Meghan can catch a normal flight and live. They flew ­commercial to Morocco earlier this year without being kidnapped.

But they appear to think it is beneath them.

PREACH TO THE WORLD OR FLY OFF TO SEE ELTON IN A PRIVATE JET

Let’s be clear — the country rejoiced when Harry and Meghan got married. Harry was the most popular Royal, with the possible exception of the Queen, and Meghan was a charismatic beauty famous in her own right.

But now Harry seems touchy, thin-skinned and defensive. Now Meghan is acting like eco-activist Greta Thunberg in a tiara.

So many of their actions — from lavishly doing up their home with £2.4million of taxpayers’ money, to lectures about saving the planet — seem designed to alienate a ­country that until recently wished them nothing but happiness.

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Time to choose for Harry and Meghan: Fashionably enlightened Duke and Duchess of Woke or a life of privileged jet-setting luxury[/caption]

The problem is not race, not security and not complicated.

Harry and Meghan can preach to the world about climate change. Or they can fly off to see dear old Elton in a private jet.

They can continue to post their sanctimonious banalities about healing the world — “Every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference,” they cooed on Instagram in July, like some crap Michael Jackson track. Or they can continue to use gas-guzzling ­private jets.

They can be the fashionably enlightened Duke and Duchess of Woke. Or they can live in the privileged lap of jet-setting luxury.

But they can’t do both.

Movie’s Bruce is bruising

SHOVING Disney’s The Lion King into second place at the box office, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood looks like being Quentin Tarantino’s most successful film ever.

It will also be his most controversial.

Quentin Tarantino’s portrayal of martial arts legend Bruce Lee brought a furious response from icon’s daughter

Some people hated the twist ending – although it had me close to tears.

Others loathed the lack of dialogue given to Margot Robbie, although she does plenty of acting. She just doesn’t say much.

Then there is Tarantino’s portrayal of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, presented in the film as a preening bully who boasts that he could beat up Muhammad Ali.

“I would kwipple him,” sneers Tarantino’s Lee.

There was a furious response from Bruce’s daughter, Shannon, who described Tarantino as “irresponsible”.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Kurt Russell
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My objection is that Lee revered Ali as a great warrior and an inspirational icon.

Tarantino insists his portrait of Lee is “historically accurate”, which is a bit rich coming from Quentin.

There is nothing historically accurate about the ending of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

That is why so many of us are watching it with tears in our eyes.

IN A STATE OVER I.S SCUMBAGS

THE Canadian government has reportedly “gone berserk” that IS fighter Jack Letts, aka Jihadi Jack, has been stripped of his UK citizenship and is now solely Canadian.

Jihadi Jack had dual British and Canadian citizenship but after having his British passport ripped up, he is – in the words of one Whitehall insider – “Canada’s problem now.” Who can blame the Canadians for being furious?

Letts has a Canadian father but he was born and raised in Britain, leaving his Oxfordshire home in 2014 to fight for IS. But international law bars governments from making anyone stateless – even IS scumbags like Jihadi Jack.

So we can only rip up someone’s passport if we pass the buck to some other country. This is nuts.

Terrorists and their cheerleaders should get their passports torn up.

Even if they have nowhere else to go.

Prince is a royal stinker

I CAN remember when Prince Andrew got called Randy Andy and it was a compliment. How long ago it seems now.
Buckingham Palace says the Duke of York is “appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes”.

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Andrew and his pervy paedo pal Epstein partied on numerous occasion[/caption]

Well, no doubt. Many of the girls abused by Epstein were the same age as the Prince’s daughters at the time.
But Andrew and his pervy paedo pal partied on numerous occasions.
Incredibly, Andrew was even photographed with Epstein in 2010 AFTER he was convicted of soliciting prostitution from a girl aged 14.
Prince Andrew’s friendship with Epstein has left an unedifying stench around the Royal Family.
I sincerely hope Andrew has apologised to his mother.

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TIERS AND TEARS OF LAUGHTER

CHLOE BAILEY, 28, and husband Aaron, 29, tried to cut their three-tier £450 wedding cake on a wobbly table and it all ended in smashed macaroons, crushed creamy tiers and tears of laughter.

A wedding day nightmare, right up there with the best man’s joke about the groom’s fondness for sheep being met with stony silence.

Full credit to Chloe and Aaron for seeing the funny side of their demolished cake. Although personally I would rather hear the best man’s joke about sheep.


I SAW George Best in his shaggy-haired, Miss World-romping prime.

I saw Usain Bolt run at ­London 2012. I have seen Roger Federer owning the Centre Court at Wimbledon.

But the most exciting sporting event I ever saw was when Ricky Hatton fought Kostya Tszyu in the early hours of Sunday June 5, 2005 at the Manchester Arena. And – against all the odds – beat him.

Ricky is one of our great sporting icons. so it was ­distressing to see him ­collapsing in a Tenerife bar this week.

Get well, Ricky, and stay healthy. Remember you are loved.


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