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Is the Queen Pleased With What’s Going on With Meghan Markle and The Yankees?

By Kate Hudson | Celebrity | June 30, 2019 |

By Kate Hudson | Celebrity | June 30, 2019 |


Friends, in case you missed the earth-shattering news yesterday, Meghan Markle is not only back from her maternity leave (we hope), but wreaking havoc across the UK. By that I mean, she is merely existing and the press, of course, are postulating wildly about her because why not? She clearly has it too easy, but also, it’s kind of a slow news day.

Anyway, Meghan and Prince Harry met with the Yankees MLB baseball team, who were in town under the mistaken notion that King Arthur still had a Court. However, since they bothered to come all that way, they decided to play a game against The Boston Red Sox, who were also in London for reasons that are entirely none of your business.

Ahead of the game, after Meghan eagerly asked the team for any news from her homestead (and whether or not a bountiful harvest was expected this year. It’s a well-known fact that the internet and phone lines don’t work in the UK, and the best way to get news from your home country is to ask a roving band of men who hit things with a big stick against other men, and go from town to town with great acclaim. Obviously.)

The Yankees brought Meghan news from her homeland as well as their predictions on who would win America’s Got Talent, but also, bestowed a gift upon her in the form of a custom baseball jersey for her son, Archie. (The Red Sox also gave her son clothing, but it was not custom-made, and thus, they are not in favor.)

You can see images of both gifts in the Sussex’s Royal Instagram below.

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Tonight, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the first of a two game series of the Major League Baseball #LondonSeries, in support of @WeAreInvictusGames. Tonight’s highly anticipated game between the #Yankees and #RedSox took place at London stadium, Olympic Park. The @WeAreInvictusGames, of which His Royal Highness is Founding Patron, has been selected as charity partner for the @MLB 2019 series. The Invictus Games Foundation is the international charity that oversees the development of the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed service personnel and veterans participate. It celebrates the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness. The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’ - it embodies the fighting spirit of the competitors. As part of the partnership, the Invictus Games Foundation have a team participating in London’s #Softball60, the social softball series built for the city and targeted to introduce the sport to new audiences and demonstrate that it is an inclusive sport. On this #ArmedForcesDay, tonight’s event was also a chance for Their Royal Highnesses to shine a light on the men and women here in the UK and around the world who have sacrificed so much for their country. Discover more about the Invictus Games Foundation through the link in our bio. Photo credit: PA

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Per, the couple were thrilled with the Yankees’ gift:

“We want to congratulate you on the birth of your child and also present you with what we thought was a pretty cool gift. It’s for Archie,” Boone told the royal couple, before presenting them with a custom jersey with Archie’s name stitched on the back as well as the number 19 — a nod to the year the youngster was born.

As soon as she first saw the gift, Meghan gasped and put her hand over her mouth as she took it all in.

“You guys have beaten next door’s present,” Harry playfully remarked, referring to the onesie the royal couple had been given by the Boston Red Sox.

Now, you may think this was a nice gesture, but obviously Meghan Markle has stepped in it once more, by accepting the Yankees’ gift. How right you are.

For those of you scratching your heard right now, getting irritated that once again Meghan is under attack for merely existing as a black women in the UK, you’re right, too. However, I’ll break it down for you why the Queen may not be pleased with this turn of events, although it should be obvious.


Ring a bell?

Sure, it’s what they called the colonists who rebelled against the monarchy all those years ago, and if you think I’m going to tell you that The Queen may be displeased because Meghan is willingly posing with a team that is named after the people who rebelled against the institution she represents, hundreds of years ago, you need to grow up. Everyone is over that by now, OK?

No. Obviously when you think of Yankee you think of candles.

Are you understanding this, now?

The Queen hates candles because she lives in Buckingham Palace. You know what else is in Buckingham Palace? Ghosts. You know how you tell if a ghost is present? Yup. Candlelight.


So, clearly, if you’re one to believe these rumors surrounding Meghan Markle, The Queen, and the Yankees, it would stand to reason that you’d believe that Meghan Markle is reminding The Queen of her terrifying fear of ghosts by accepting the gift from the Yankees.

Of course, that’s just one theory floating around. There are, like, 5 others, but you’re going to have to figure those out on your own. My work is done for the day.

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