Meghan has been accused of making a major mistake falling short of Wimbledon etiquette on her surprise visit last week. She was wearing jeans in a members’ only area and came to cheer on her friend, Serena Williams.
She sat in an exclusive area of the crowd on Court 1 in order to watch and cheer her friend Serena, 37, while she beat Kaja Juvan in the second round.
But the sources at club sources say that she was simply a ‘nightmare’ to accommodate, with her ‘self-regarding paranoia’ and casual attire.
An official told The Times: ‘It was a nightmare, she was a nightmare.’
An England Club insider explained that she was not supposed to be wearing jeans saying: ‘She wanted to come incognito but there were problems.
‘They couldn’t invite her into the royal box because she was wearing jeans but that didn’t really matter because all she wanted to do was come and watch Serena.’
The source claimed that it was fortunate for them that Andy Murray was playing on the same court after Serena, else she would not have permitted in the Royal Box on Centre Court with jeans on despite her being a member of the royal family.
The former Suits actress sparked a huge issue when her bodyguards asked the fans not to take pictures.
She was branded a ‘control freak’ and ‘childish’ after Sally Jones, former world champion, revealed that she was warned about taking pictures.
The former tennis star further said that she was forced to inform the ’embarrassed’ bodyguard that she was taking a picture of Serena and did not have any idea that Meghan was there too.
Mrs. Jones told MailOnline the Duchess was ‘clearly looking around looking to see who was looking at her’, adding: ‘Harry and Meghan see themselves more as A-list celebrities rather than royals carrying out their duties. It’s control-freakery’.
She added: ‘There were around 200 photographers snapping away at her but security were sent to warn an old biddy like me. It makes them look silly. It’s childish and takes us for fools’.
In another case, a spectator was taking a selfie of himself and Court 1 but Meghan’s bodyguard warned him about taking pictures in her vicinity.
Celebrity commentator Piers Morgan tweeted: ‘A private capacity, at Wimbledon? This is so ridiculous.
‘It’s rankly hypocritical and they’re not private people, they’re the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. If you want to be private, go back to America and live privately’.
Star Kirstie Allsopp added to the debate: ‘If you earn money by entertaining, in sport or media, or by being a member of the royal family, photos are part of the deal – because you’re b****y lucky to have the privileges that come with the jobs & the wages’.
A royal source told MailOnline: ‘It’s not uncommon for personal protection officers accompanying any members of the Royal Family to ask people not to take pictures so they can engage with people and events rather than camera phones’.
A spokesman for the All England Club insisted that Meghan’s visit was ‘nothing but a privilege’ at that any other view ‘was not that of the club’.
Source – Daily Mail