Monday 16 September 2019

Kendall Jenner was reportedly 'up in arms' with Meghan Markle's security at Fashion Awards

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/BFC/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/BFC/Getty Images)
US model Kendall Jenner poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2018 in London on December 10, 2018.
Kendall Jenner (Ian West/PA)
Surprise, surprise: Meghan Markle turned up at the British Fashion Awards to present Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy with a gong. Photo: Tristan Fewings/BFC
Former English international footballer David Beckham (L) and his wife fashion designer Victoria Beckham pose on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2018 in London on December 10, 2018
Kendall Jenner (Ian West/PA)
Brooklyn, David and Victoria Beckham (Ian West/PA)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Some of fashion's biggest names were reportedly annoyed at experiencing the inconvenience all non-VIPs have when in the presence of a princess.

Kendall Jenner, who pushed a security guard out of her shot at the Met Gala this year, Victoria Beckham, who travels with an expansive entourage and Rita Ora, are all reportedly annoyed with Meghan Markle over the intense security around her recent appearance at the British Fashion Awards. The prestigious event held at the Royal Albert Hall saw some of the biggest names in the industry celebrate the occasion, but the runaway star of the night was by far the Duchess of Sussex, who made a surprise appearance to pay homage to her wedding dress designer Clare Waight Keller.

 

Despite the screams of enthusiasm from the normally cool-and-collected crowd, the audience soon realised that such an appearance comes at a price: the price of free movement in a public building. The aforementioned stars were said to be "up in arms" about the restrictions in place, including the fact that the entire backstage area was guarded by Royal Protection Officers, according to TMZ.

US model Kendall Jenner poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2018 in London on December 10, 2018.
US model Kendall Jenner poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2018 in London on December 10, 2018.

Some were reportedly put out at not being in close proximity to the former actress, while others were affected by the 'Royal Movement' security plan, which requires all hallways and stairs to remain clear whenever the duchess was on foot. Meghan's appearance proved divisive with fans praising her elegant ensemble and adulatory speech, while critics pointed out it was poor timing to appear at such an elite event when there are continuous claims that she is a "diva" behind the scenes.

Meghan and Harry's security staff have been previously described as "very rude" during their recent trip to New Zealand and photographers in Dublin also had to work around the team in order to get an appropriate angle of the couple during meet and greets.

While heaping praise of Weller, the British creative director of Givenchy, Meghan, who is expecting her first child, also paid tribute to the importance of the fashion industry.

"As all of you in this room know, we have a deep connection to what we wear," she said.  "Sometimes it's very personal, sometimes it's emotional. But for me, this connection is rooted in really being able to understand that it's about supporting and empowering each other, especially as women.

"When we choose to wear a certain designer, we're not just a reflection of their creativity and their vision, but we're also an extension of their values, of something in the fabric, so to speak, that is much more meaningful. I recently read an article that said, 'The culture of fashion has shifted from one where it was cool to be cruel to now, where it's cool to be kind.'

Brooklyn, David and Victoria Beckham (Ian West/PA)
Brooklyn, David and Victoria Beckham (Ian West/PA)

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