*It probably won’t come as a surprise that tennis champ Serena Williams – after her match on Monday at the Australian Open – was asked about her friends, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s decision to step down from senior royal duties. Needless to say, since the question wasn’t about her tennis match, Serena wasn’t in the mood and shut the reporter down quick, fast and in a hurry.
OK, for the record, the question was …
“Your good friend, Meghan Markle, who attended your last two slams, and Harry, have taken a move, a stance that many people think is extraordinary and historic. What are your feelings about that? Have you spoken to her?”
Serena, who earlier defeated Anastasia Potapova, responded by saying …
“Yeah, I have absolutely no comments on anything with that. But good try. You tried. You did good.”
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) January 20, 2020
In case you need to get caught up on what the latest is, Harry and Meghan will no longer be using their HRH titles as they step away from senior royal duties and spend the majority of their time in North America. Here’s what Prince Harry had to say about the situation during his first public remarks about the decision last night:
“I also know you’ve come to know me well enough over all these years to trust that the woman I chose as my wife upholds the same values as I do. And she does, and she’s the same woman I fell in love with. We both do everything we can to fly the flag and carry out our roles for this country with pride. Once Meghan and I were married, we were excited, we were hopeful, and we were here to serve. For those reasons, it brings me great sadness that it has come to this. The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back, is not one I made lightly. It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven’t always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option.”