It has been reported that royal fans were told by security not to take photographs of Meghan Markle at Wimbledon as she was attending the event in a “private capacity”.
As the former Suits actress, 37, sat in the Royal Box at the iconic tennis tournament, it has been claimed by Sally Jones that fans were told off for snapping photos of the Duchess.
In a column in The Daily Telegraph today, Sally wrote, “Watching Serena Williams in action on Court 1 at Wimbledon, I was happily snapping shots of the superstar American powering down huge serves when I felt a tap on my shoulder.
“‘Would you not take photographs of the Duchess,’ a voice ordered politely. ‘She’s here in a private capacity.’
“No wonder there is a growing tide of resentment against the Sussexes for their secretive, high maintenance attitude and diva-ish demands for privacy when it suits them – despite the eye-wateringly expensive, taxpayer-funded refit of Frogmore Cottage.”
Despite Meghan’s desire for privacy during the sporty day out, the game was also attended by 12,000 spectators and watched by millions on TV.
Although a royal source later told the Daily Mail that the photo ban was put in place so that Meghan could “engage with people rather than camera phones”.
Amid the claims, Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan exploded into a rant live on the ITV breakfast show, branding Meghan a “hypocrite”.
He said, “A private capacity… in the Royal Box at Wimbledon. As the Duchess of Sussex.
“This is so ridiculous, this obsession that her and Harry have about privacy.
“It’s rankly hypocritical and they’re not private people, they’re the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We get to pay for their mansion, we get to do all of this…”
When fellow GMB presenter Susanna Reid said she was sympathetic over the Royal’s desire to stay private at the sporting event, Piers hit back, “In the Royal Box at Wimbledon. With the world’s cameras beamed on their heads.
“It’s not a private place. If you want to be private don’t go to the Royal Box at Wimbledon.
“Honestly, it’s a complete joke. You’ve got to work out what you want to be – do you want to be public or private?
“If you go to Wimbledon in your free tickets in the Royal Box, the best seats in the house for nothing, and you take your two bezzies… you’re public people.
“If you want to be private, go back to America and live privately.”