Meghan Markle has been called a “control freak” after her security team warned tennis fans not to take pictures of her at Wimbledon.
The former actress made a surprise appearance at Court 1 to watch her buddy Serena Williams play and was accompanied by old friends Genevieve Hillis and Lindsay Roth.
PR consultant Sally Jones was seated in the same row as the Duchess of Sussex and was ordered not to take photographs because the royal was there “in a private capacity” - even though there were 12 000 spectators at the court and millions watching on TV around the world.
The spin doctor said Meghan’s bodyguard looked “embarrassed’ when she told him she was actually taking a picture of Serena and revealed she hadn’t spotted Meghan until he pointed her out.
She told MailOnline the Duchess was clearly looking around 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.
“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.”
Another spectator took a selfie of himself and Court 1 near her - but Meghan’s bodyguard also warned him about taking pictures.