Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s reported attempts at befriending POTUS continue — but it doesn’t look like the President and First Lady are too keen on getting too close with the ex-royals! At least not for the world to see…
According to DailyMail.com on Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked if they could catch a ride on Air Force One following Queen Elizabeth’s funeral last year. A request that was quickly denied by the White House? It’s being reported top officials said no to their request because they believed Harry and Meghan appearing that close to Joe and Jill Biden would invite too much negative chatter. Damn!
The source dished to the news site:
“It would have caused such a commotion. It would have strained relations with the Palace and the new King.”
The news of this comes just a few months after the ex-royals invited Jill to attend the Invictus Games — and that time it was also shot down because it could’ve potentially hurt Buckingham Palace or offended the working royals (even though Jill reportedly wanted to go!). If all this is true, it’s clear the US is looking out for its reputation, and they definitely don’t want to upset King Charles or get on his bad side!
These reports are part of what’s believed to be a very unsuccessful campaign by Harry and Meghan to get some footing in the United States’ political world. According to the outlet, Meghan has been doing lots of work to get close to the Bidens behind-the-scenes, as well as publicly advocate for things like family leave to Capitol Hill workers — at least, this is what we’re hearing from insiders who are connected to the Biden Administration and the British government.
The entire scheme seemed to come to a boiling point after Meghan reportedly sent a gift to Jill for her support following THAT Oprah interview! If you need a refresher, the First Lady wore a similar lemon-patterned dress that the Duchess had worn just months before. Apparently Meg took that as a subtle nod to the Sussexes, and decided to send the 72-year-old educator a basket of lemons. Hmm.
Yeah, it seems since leaving the British government, Harry and Meghan may really want to dip their toes into American politics. Joe and Jill aren’t the only ones catching their attention, though — the actress has also reportedly hit up Senator Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the past with some friendly words. Which, once again, was met with some harsh criticism.
All in all, it doesn’t look like their self-proclaimed “unlucky” footing since moving to California is stopping anytime soon (especially if Spotify and Netflix have anything to say about it). What do U think, Perezcious readers? Sound OFF (below).
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