PRINCESS Diana would have simply told Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to “get on with it” as the royal couple continue to demand privacy away from the public eye, according to the Princess of Wales’ former bodyguard.
Meghan Markle, 37, stepped out last week to watch tennis star and close friend Serena Williams play at Wimbledon tennis tournament. But the Duchess of Sussex has since been criticised after those seated closest to her at the match were told not to take photos, according to one onlooker.
Meghan Markle never really had privacy at public events such as this
Princess Diana’s former bodyguard Ken Wharfe said the Princess of Wales would have urged her son Prince Harry to tell Meghan ‘you better get on with it’.
Mr Wharfe told ITV’s This Morning: “I think she would say ‘you better get on with it’.
He added: “I think the whole point is that Meghan Markle never really had privacy at public events such as this.
“From what I can see, I don’t think she was complaining about it. I think the bodyguard looks as though he got slightly overzealous, and in the process of that makes the problem even worse.
Princess Diana would have told Meghan Markle to “get on with it” (Image: GETTY)
Princess Diana smiling for the cameras at Wimbledon (Image: GETTY)
“Diana just got on and lived with it. This is what royals do – they like this.”
According to the Telegraph, tennis fans sitting near the Duchess were ordered not to take photos because they were “in a private capacity.”
Media consultant Sally Jones, 64, who was sitting in the same row as Meghan, told the Telegraph she had been taking pictures of Serena when she received a tap on the shoulder.
She claims she hadn’t even realised she was sitting near Meghan when a royal protection officer told her: “Would you not take photographs of the Duchess. She’s here in a private capacity.”
Princess Diana’s former bodyguard said the alleged decision of the protection officer was “mistake” (Image: ITV)
A baffled Ms Jones described the incident as “another example of silly control freakery,” something Harry and Meghan have been slammed for more than once in recent months.
The former bodyguard said the protection officer at the event seemed to have “taken it upon himself” to enforce a photo ban as he warned the decision was a “mistake”.
When asked whether he would have acted in the same way as the Duchess’ protection officer is alleged to have done, Mr Wharfe said Diana would “never have given that sort of instruction”, adding: “I would have just let it run.
“People at Wimbledon are decent people and they see Meghan who is a global celebrity.
Meghan Markle enjoying Wimbledon with her friends (Image: GETTY)
“It doesn’t take too much to realise that you have got a camera so let’s take a picture. It isn’t life-threatening.”
Meghan and Harry were also criticised after revealing they would deny members of the public to watch their son’s baptism and have even refused to reveal the identity of Archie Harrison’s godparents.
An overwhelming 82 percent (2,566) of Express.co.uk readers said Meghan and Prince Harry are wrong to keep details of the christening private.
This was compared to 16 percent (511) of readers who said ‘yes’ when asked: “are Meghan and Harry right to keep Archie’s christening private?”.
Express.co.uk commenters reflected the results of the poll as they attacked the couple over their demands for privacy despite using £2.4million of taxpayers money to refurbish their home, Frogmore Cottage.
One said: “The British people have loved and supported PH since the day of his birth. What a way to pay them back for all those years. Oh yes, and keep cashing those cheques.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK