The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry rocked the foundations of the House of Windsor, after making a string of revelations about life as Royal Family members, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.
Meghan, 40, revealed she had been left feeling suicidal and had her requests for help to address her mental health issues ignored by Palace courtiers. She and Harry also alleged members of the family had expressed concerns about how dark the colour of Archie’s skin would be, while she was pregnant with her first baby.
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The couple’s frank admissions caused both shock and controversy around the world, with many experts fearing that the Royal Family’s reputation had been irretrievably damaged.
A US Republican told Express.co.uk that he feared the Sussexes had inflicted serious reputational damage on the Royal Family.
Anthony Sabatini, a state representative from Florida, said: “I think she is a disgrace……as a whole I think she has done more to harm and destroy public perception of what was a noble and well-respected institution in Western civilisation – the Royal Family.
“I think she should be reprimanded by every US official for the horrible things she has said and has implied.”
Shortly after the bombshell interview, she told NBC news that the Royal Family had weathered similar crises in the past and that she was confident that the current situation would not lead to a “reappraisal of whether monarchy should exist or not.”
Recent polling in the UK by YouGov would appear to back up her claims that there has been no lasting damage to the standing of the Royal institution.
The survey was carried out between April 21 and 22 and found that 63 percent continued to favour having a monarchy, while 20 percent said the monarch should be replaced with an elected head of state.
These figures are almost identical to those of a similar YouGov poll carried out in November 2019, which found that 63 percent were also then in favour of the monarchy and 19 percent against.
The latest YouGov poll shows that positive opinions of Harry have fallen by nine points – from 43 percent in April to 34 per cent now.
Meanwhile, Meghan has seen her positive ratings drop from 30 percent in March to 26 percent now.
Surveys in the US also show Republican supporters more likely to have a negative view of the Sussexes, with a majority believing the couple to be “spoiled” and acting in an “ungrateful” manner towards the Royal Family.
Leylah Fernandez: Fans chanting my name at Indian Wells Masters felt surreal
US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez admitted that hearing fans chant her name at the Indian Wells Masters felt “surreal.” On Friday, Fernandez played her first match since her outstanding US Open campaign and fans in the stands chanted her name.
Fernandez, who is now enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 28 in the world, saw off Alize Cornet 6-2 6-3 to progress into the Indian Wells third round. “It’s surreal. You dream of that happening, but you don’t expect that to happen …
I got goosebumps. Like, even now, my Heart suit is beating so fast … I was so happy,” Fernandez said, per Mark Masters. Fernandez was asked on what did she work after the US Open. “Everything (laughs) … We always try to look for that extra inch, extra millimetre to be better …
We worked on everything,” Fernandez claimed.
Fernandez was thrilled to meet Maria Sharapova
“I was lucky enough to to meet Maria Sharapova at the Met (Gala). We kind of chatted a little bit and she gave me some pretty good advice.
She told me her own experience and the way that she was able to bounce back,” Fernandez revealed. Meanwhile, 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek shared advice for Fernandez and US Open champion Emma Raducanu. “Well I would say balancing all the things you have to do on-court and all the things that [you’ve] been doing for the past years with all that new stuff,” Swiatek explained.
“Because it can overwhelm [you] at the beginning. It was good for me that Roland Garros was the last tournament of the season. I know that [Fernandez and Raducanu] probably have one or two more. “Then they’re going to have a break and they’re going to have time to reflect on [their success].
“Also having the people around you who won’t be pushing you to do more because of public relations or publicity. Just you know maybe staying calm a little bit and waiting for how you will react to all of that.”
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Martina Hingis Used Me! Says Ex Husband to Le Journal du Dimanche
Martina Hingis is happily back to tennis life. After leaving the circuit, she got back to living it. Just in doubles though, and some random single’s appearances in Fed Cup, just to show that despite the years and rust, she still is one of the greatest talents ever witnessed in women’s tennis.
As great as she is on court, Martina over the years has draw attention on her personal life far more than she ought to, with troubled relationships. Now, her former marriage is back on the news, with Martina’s ex husband Thibault Hutin taking on French Le Journal du Dimanche, to reveal that first of all the couple is legally still bonded and secondly that Swiss champion has used him over the years they have been together.
Hingis and Hutin got married in 2010, and while according to the media the Swiss is divorced, legally it appears the couple is yet to tear apart. In 2013 Thibault sued Martina for harassment. Their divorce is yet to be made official, and that hurts Hutin, as reported by JDC.
“My life is trash. I mistakenly left riding to preserve our marriage. I left my passion, there is nothing left. Without my family, I wouldn’t be able to pay my rent” confessed Thibault. When the couple met, Martina had just gotten back from a two-year suspension for cocaine abuse, thus she was quite fragile and not well seen by the media.
“Martina asked me to do interviews with her. Someone told me about her problems briefly, I didn’t know anything about it. Back than things were still tense. She wasn’t allowed to go to tournaments. She needed to rebuild an image.
The marriage with a good Frenchman was perfect at that time. She used me. Thinking about it now it seems obvious”. After more trouble, that including a surprising visit from Hutin to Hingis in New York that didn’t go well, the two separated in 2013.