Published On: Thu, Jul 11th, 2019

Meghan Markle: Duchess’ decision during Wimbledon match “damaging” – royal news | Royal | News


Despite being one of the most recognisable people in the world, Meghan has tried to keep certain parts of her life private, especially when it comes to her son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Sally Jones, 64, revealed that the one of Meghan’s security personnel had asked the media consultant to not take any pictures of Meghan at Wimbledon as the Duchess was at the event “in a private capacity”. Speaking to Express.co.uk on the matter Graham Smith, CEO of anti-monarchy campaign group, Republic, revealed one key point.

He said: “It’s not going to help their public image, they are essentially celebrities.

“Celebrities need exposure and they need to treat their fans well.

“If they continue like this, fans will start to lose interest and that will make the future of the monarch uncertain.”

Following Mr Smith’s comments, Ms Jones, who did admit that she was a royalist, also warned the actions of Meghan and Prince Harry “weaken their impact” on society.

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A staunch critic of the Royal Family, Mr Smith did insist, however, that Meghan is at times targeted and is also representative of the major problem of the Royal Family.

He added: “The problem is that they have a strong sense of entitlement and don’t want to be annoyed by those beneath them.

“But she’s by no means the worst.”

Meghan, however, has been supported with one royal source telling The Daily Telegraph it was not unusual for members of the Royal Family to attend events in a private manner.

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The source said: “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.”

Some members of the public have also leapt to the defence of the royal, arguing that despite being a well-known figure, her privacy should still be respected.

One user on Twitter said: “Does it matter that she doesn’t want photos taken she has a right to privacy and it needs to be respected.”

Another wrote: “Why do they need to take photos of her in the first place?

“If some random person came up to me in the street and started taking pictures of me, it would probably annoy me too.”

Away from Wimbledon, Meghan was spotted watching Harry play polo at the Billingbear Polo Club in Wokingham Surrey.

The outing comes just days after Archie was christened last weekend at Windsor Castle in a private event.



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