A man who appeared to be ‘told off’ by Meghan Markle ‘s protection officer for taking a photo of her at Wimbledon wasn’t actually taking a photo of her at all.
The man looked like he was getting very close to where the Duchess was sitting with her two friends to snap a picture on his smart phone.
Moments later a man dressed in a black suit approaches him and he is presumably asked to stop as other people in the crowd had been banned from taking photos as she was there in a ‘private capacity’.
But on closer inspection it turns out the man might not have been interested in getting a photo of Meghan after all.
If you look at his screen you can see he’s actually posing for a selfie in front of the court.
He has positioned his head to the side of the frame allowing him to get all the tennis action in the shot.
A number of frames taken show him setting up the shot, which makes it unlikely that he just opened the camera app with it facing the wrong way.
Of course, he might have later taken a cheeky picture of the new mum but at this moment it seems he was much more interested in taking a photo of the tennis.
Meghan and her staff have been criticised for asking people not to take photos as there were 12,000 people in the crowd and more than a million people watching her on TV.
The Duchess of Sussex and her two friends were at Court 1 last week watching her close pal Serena Williams in the second round of the competition.
The three women were in the middle of a section of about 40 empty seats, with only Meghan’s security staff sitting nearby.
They looked relaxed and happy as they watched the tense match, and Meghan was wearing an adorable ‘A’ necklace for her little boy Archie.
But tennis fans claim they were ordered not to take pictures of them sitting in the crowds
Sally Jones, 64, was sitting in the same row as Meghan but didn’t notice her until a member of the royal protection officer tapped her on the sholder.
The PR consultant claims he said: “Would you not take photographs of the Duchess. She’s here in a private capacity.”
Ms Jones was outraged and told the Daily Telegraph she believed the royal protection officer was “quite embarrassed” and “appeared a bit mystified” as to why he was having to make the request.
She said: “The whole thing seemed incredibly arbitrary. It was clear that I couldn’t have been less of a threat. I was an ordinary, middle-England spectator, there to watch the tennis.
“I’m actually a royalist, I think Meghan is a highly-talented, lively woman who is a breath of fresh air for the Royal Family.
“But it saddens me that they are weakening their impact through this behaviour. It makes them look silly. It’s childish and takes us for fools.”