Meghan Markle is at the center of a media storm after her recent trip to watch Pal Serena Williams play at Wimbledon caused controversy.
The Duchess of Sussex sat in the middle of a large number of empty seats and fellow tennis fans who were sitting near her were not allowed to take pictures of her – even if they didn’t try – despite the match and the clips of her in the crowd were shown live at the BBC.
And now a source at the All England Club has told the Times that the new mother was a “nightmare” and organizing the visit would have been difficult.
There were also reports that Meghan was not invited to the Royal Box because she was wearing jeans, but it is claimed that this is not the case.
The source told the newspaper: “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 she just wanted to come and see Serena.”
Another added: “It was a nightmare, she was a nightmare.”
The source also claims that Meghan made a “masse faux pas” by going to her friend Serena but not to keep looking at Andy Murray afterwards.
They said, “Andy Murray was afterwards on Court 1 and it was a huge mistake not to look at a Brit if she had registered with the royal family.”
Meghan, however, went to Serena as a private engagement because the two women had been friends for years, years before the duchess married in the royal family.
An organization spokesperson said: “The AELTC was pleased to welcome HRH The Duchess of Sussex to The Championships in a personal capacity to see her friend Serena Williams compete at No.1 Court.
“The Duchess was welcomed on arrival by AELTC Chairman Philip Brook at the players’ reception before heading off to No. 1 Court, and it was always intended that the visit would only be for the only game.
“Any suggestion that The Duchess’s visit was anything other than a privilege is categorically not the opinion of the AELTC and she is always welcome to participate in the championships.”
Meghan was also labeled childish after her staff asked people not to take pictures of her during the game – although there were thousands of people in the stands and another million who followed the game live on the BBC.
However, a royal source said it was “unfair” to blame Meghan for what happened.
A source from a palace said: “It is totally unfair to say that the Duchess was behind the request.
“Her security guard was just doing his job and the Duchess is only too happy to meet benefactors and members of the public when she is out and about.
“After the match, she met and greeted several spectators and intensely enjoyed experiencing and seeing her friend Serena Williams won her match at Wimbledon.”
Speaking of the debate about Good Morning Britain, the American actress Tatum O’Neal said it reminded her of Diana.
She said, “It’s so disturbing to me, because if you think of Princess Diana and how totally inclusive she was, she would never point anyone away.
“I had so much hope for Meghan, I wish she would be the next Princess Diana and it seems that it’s all about her and that it really upset me, I’m sorry Harry, because I love Harry.
“You are a royal now, you are not an actor to have a bodyguard take someone off. I just think it is so sticky, you know?
“Raised somehow by so many celebrities, and then marrying a celebrity when I was in my early twenties, I decided that I would always be nice to people who asked for something, a signature or a photo, because that’s something they remember for the rest of their lives and it is a second of my life.
“If you get the ring reset … and you do a $ 400,000 renovation and you do the private jet to New York for the party … it’s not Diana. This isn’t Diana, this is something else. I don’t know what it is. “