Faced with (and still facing) a national crisis, the soothing balm of monarchy went down a treat.RELATED: Queen Prince Harry crisis intensifiesThe Queen, seen here on December 8 2020, was a steady presence during her rare appearances in 2020.What is so damaging about this new reporting is that it is proof that the Queen, who is meant to be scrupulously apolitical, stuck her oar in to have a law tweaked to suit her, which only makes her look self serving.This whole thing reeks of privilege run, if not amok, then at least askew, the sovereign using her power to bend the law of the land to her fancy.While the Queen may have never cast a vote in her life, which is quite extraordinary when you think about it, here is unequivocal proof of her flouting one of the key tenets of royal life.The last thing the palace wants at this precarious time is such an unfortunate reminder that while the Queen is a woman who was born into extraordinary wealth and who occupies a role of supreme power, not through talent, but solely thanks to the genetic lottery. (Well, and Wallis Simpson wiles too.)What makes this situation even more devastating image wise for Buckingham Palace is that in a curious twist of fate, it was also revealed over the weekend that Harry and Megan had held a secret meeting with California governor Gavin Newsom in October last year.The hour long confab, per The Sun, was held barely a month after the Sussexes had come in for criticism for releasing a video which was widely read as urging voters to reject Donald Trump at the ballot box and only two weeks before the US presidential election.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle faced criticism after urging Americans to register to vote in the US election during a televised Time 100 special. Credit: TimeSource:SuppliedThe Newsom meeting, which was held via video call, came at the same time that the governor and Democratic powerhouse was reportedly facing pressure to appoint another woman of colour to fill now Vice President Kamala Harris Californian Senate seat.When the Newsom news broke, the clicking tongues and finger wagging started almost immediately on social media, the argument being that this was further proof of the Sussexes naughty meddling in US politics.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had maintained he hadn seen anything to indicate Elliott was guilty of domestic violence and he didn think his star back would be suspended. Jones made the comments several times, including during festivities last weekend when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The ruling potentially could put Goodell and Jones, a strong supporter of the commissioner, at odds the same way Goodell clashed with New England owner Robert Kraft over last year four game suspension for quarterback Tom Brady over the controversy..