Meghan Markle Slammed as 'Tacky' by Oscar Winner Tatum O'Neal after Wimbledon Photo Row
The past few weeks haven’t been the favorite in terms of the relationship between the media and the Duchess following a photo scandal.
According to British media consultant, Sally Jones, who wrote a column on the Duchess on The Telegraph, Meghan declined to allow photographs to be taken of her as she went to watch her friend Selena Williams play at Wimbledon.
Sally revealed that the new mother instructed her security guard to dismiss her, with the guard saying: "Would you not take photographs of the Duchess? She's here in a private capacity."
It was apparent several members of the public were displeased with this act with many of them taking to social media to show their displeasure.
Among them was American actress, Tatum O’Neal. While speaking to Good Morning Britain Tuesday, she said:
“If you think of Princess Diana, and how absolutely inclusive she was, and she would never turn anyone away. I had so much hope for Meghan - I wanted her to be the next Princess Diana.”
'You are a royal, you are not an actor. To have a bodyguard muscle, someone out, is so tacky.'— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) July 10, 2019
Actress @Tatum_Oneal says she finds controversy surrounding Meghan Markle's recent appearance at Wimbledon 'upsetting'. #GMB pic.twitter.com/kcGU5D5gkN
Tatum disclosed that she was disappointed in Meghan and called for her to live like a royal and not like an actress.
"To have a bodyguard to muscle somebody out, I just think it's so tacky."
Tatum, 55, also compared Meghan to her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. According to her, Kate understands what it means to be a royal, unlike new mom, Meghan.
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Throw back to yesterday how ever I do have some really cool shots from back in the day . Kevin in a maroon velet vest- in a mote at George Harrisons magic castle have to find that one. And the lovely Olivia was with us George's wife and there son Ben who loves tennis and John hit some balls with him . A day in my old life pretty amazing stuff now have to get the pic ! Sean was there and Emily had not made it on the scene yet!!! #greatlife #gratitude in my attitude . glass half full . #family .
PIERS MORGAN BLASTS MEGHAN
Piers, who is co-anchor for Good Morning Britain also aired his opinion on the issue and labeled Meghan’s action as a ‘joke.’
Following a reaction from a royal source supporting Meghan’s actions, Piers made a statement criticizing Meghan for wanting all the good things and still behaving like an actress.
According to him, her actions of ‘wanting to eat her cake and have it’ is driving people nuts. He said:
"If you want to be private, go back to America and live privately, it’s pretty straight forward.”