EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Emily's Paris pal Mindy Chen comes a cropper at Beyonce gig trends now

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Emily's Paris pal Mindy Chen comes a cropper at Beyonce gig trends now
EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Emily's Paris pal Mindy Chen comes a cropper at Beyonce gig trends now

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Emily's Paris pal Mindy Chen comes a cropper at Beyonce gig trends now

As aspiring singer Mindy Chen, Ashley Park is usually seen putting her best foot forward in Emily In Paris. Off-screen, her love of music has come at a painful price.

I hear the American actress, 31, has to wear a foot brace after taking a tumble in her towering platform heels while watching Beyonce's concert in Dubai.

'It's just a little strain or twist on my ankle,' she says the day after her accident. 'Really, I was too excited about Beyonce — it was the best night of my life.'

Ashley remains adamant that 'it was worth it'. She adds: 'I'm just a child and shouldn't be allowed in platform heels.'

Ashley Park, 31, has to wear a foot brace after taking a tumble in her towering platform heels while watching Beyonce's concert in Dubai

Ashley Park, 31, has to wear a foot brace after taking a tumble in her towering platform heels while watching Beyonce's concert in Dubai

The Emily In Paris star remains adamant that 'it was worth it'. She adds: 'I'm just a child and shouldn't be allowed in platform heels'

The Emily In Paris star remains adamant that 'it was worth it'. She adds: 'I'm just a child and shouldn't be allowed in platform heels'

Ashley Park stars as the aspiring singer Mindy Chen in the Netflix show Emily In Paris

Ashley Park stars as the aspiring singer Mindy Chen in the Netflix show Emily In Paris

 Meghan hits wrong note with global opera star

As a prominent woman of colour who has married into an upper-class, white, British family attached to one of our most beloved institutions, Danielle de Niese might be expected to have an affinity with the Duchess of Sussex.

However, the opera star, who is married to Gus Christie, executive chairman of the Glyndebourne opera festival, says Meghan should have followed her example.

'I am a mixed-race person and I have married a man who is not in the Royal Family but is still part of a big institution,' de Niese (pictured) tells me.

Danielle De Niese - the  opera star married to Gus Christie - says Meghan should have followed her example

Danielle De Niese - the  opera star married to Gus Christie - says Meghan should have followed her example

'I've set out to support my husband and learn about the people around me.

'There were people who tried to imply that I was 'trailblazing', but I wasn't into that because it feeds the ego.

'I very much set about learning about everybody around me and what happens here.'

The soprano, 43, whose parents are from Sri Lanka with mixed European heritage, spent her childhood in Australia before emigrating with her family to America as a teenager. Now chatelaine of the estate in the South Downs, East Sussex, where music lovers enjoy picnics on the lawn before watching the world-famous opera during the summer, she considers Britain to be her home.

And she did not appreciate Meghan and Harry's slurs about 'racism' in the Royal Family, which the Prince rowed back from in recent interviews.

'What I think is strange is to get your home country of America to say that the entire country of Britain is racist,' she says of the couple's comments to Oprah Winfrey, which caused worldwide controversy. 'I find that very unsettling.

The opera singer did not appreciate Meghan and Harry's comments about the Royal Family

The opera singer did not appreciate Meghan and Harry's comments about the Royal Family

'It's not to say that racism isn't everywhere, because it is, but I don't think you can tar everyone with the same brush like that. To say a whole community of people are racist, that hasn't been my experience.'

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