Meghan Markle delighted fans last week when she made an unannounced trip to Wimbledon to watch her friend Serena Williams play.
Wearing jeans, a black top and a white blazer, smiling Meghan looked picture perfect as she sat alongside pals Genevieve Hillis and Lindsay Roth.
However, it has now emerged that the royal’s fellow spectators were instructed not to take pictures of the new mum – who was sporting a cute ‘A’ necklace in tribute to son Archie.
PR consultant Sally Jones was seated in the same row as Meghan but claims she didn’t even know Meghan was there when she took a picture of Serena in action on court.
Until, that is, one of the duchess’s royal protection officers asked her to stop taking photos of the mum of one.
Sally told the Telegraph the bodyguard said: “Would you not take photographs of the duchess. She’s here in a private capacity.”
This comes in spite of the fact the match – and Meghan – could be seen live on the BBC.
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan also waded into the row with his one-time friend Meghan.
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He told viewers: “A private capacity, at Wimbledon, as the Duchess of Sussex. This is so ridiculous, this obsession that her and Harry have about privacy.”
Piers added: “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.”
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Piers also tweeted his followers calling the duchess’s actions “absurd”.
It’s absurd for Ms Markle to demand privacy as she sits in the royal box on a publicly-funded jolly with her mates… https://t.co/vcaymV3dyt
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 9, 2019
Sally added: “I told him it was bonkers and that even if I had been trying to snap the duchess, I’d have got a blurry picture of her right ear.”
She continued: “Apart from anything else, there were hundreds of people clicking away. I said to him: ‘Have you thought about having a word with any of those television cameras?’ He looked a little uncomfortable.”
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