Meghan Markle Slammed as 'Tacky' for Photo Ban at Wimbledon

July 10, 2019

Please don’t photograph the Duchess!

Meghan Markle is getting some blowback after spectators were allegedly told by her security detail not to snap pics of her while watching Serena Williams’ Wimbledon match, according to Page Six.

Media reporter Sally Jones was at the match and claims she was specifically instructed by one of the Duchess of Sussex’s royal security not to aim her camera in Meghan’s direction.

“Would you not take photographs of the Duchess? She’s here in a private capacity,” the Duchess’ security allegedly told Jones.

Jones was taken aback, especially because she claims she was actually trying to take a pic of Serena and not Meghan.

“I told him it was bonkers and even if I had been trying to snap the Duchess, I’d have got a blurry picture of her right ear,” Jones added.

In on the backlash is actress Tatum O'Neal, who describes Markle as "so tacky" for her approach to publicity on Good Morning Britain.

"It’s so upsetting to me, because if you think of Princess Diana and you think of how absolutely inclusive she was, she would never turn anyone away," O'Neal explains. "I wanted her to be the next Princess Diana."

Piers Morgan also took issue with the photo ban by calling it “an absolute joke,” according to the HuffPost.

“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 [besties] ...  in that moment you’re public people,” he added.

But it seems that Meghan wasn’t exhibiting diva-like behavior and just following royal protocol.

According to a palace insider, it’s normal for people accompanying members of the royal family to ask onlookers to not photograph them or to cause a scene so as not to distract from the tennis match or other pubic event.