Kate Middleton praised the awesome Wimbledon exchange as Meghan Markle meets counter-reactions Royal | news
Kate Middleton stepped out of the Royal Box at Wimbledon to sit down with other tennis fans and see British number four Harriet Dart during her showdown with American Christina McHale. The Duchess of Cambridge was praised for her "fabulous" decision to join non-ticket holders during the match, given the ongoing criticism of sister-in-law Meghan Markle, who had decided to join her and her friends during their visit to the Public isolate the tennis tournament last week. Royal expert Juliet Rieden told Nine News Australia: "She did not go to the Royal Box, but went straight to court 14 to support a British player, and sat among everyone, which I thought was fabulous.
"On the other hand, we had Meghan, whom we did not know would come, with her two friends to watch and support her best friend Serena Williams while playing, and there were plenty of free spots around her – obviously The security forces had to make sure this happened.
"Apparently, some people were charged with taking pictures of her, and the security forces, whether they came from Meghan herself or were just overzealous security guards, said she was privately there – I'm not sure."
The Duchess of Sussex came under fire after it became known that members of her security team had requested members of the public not to photograph Meghan and her friends during the match.
The former American actress and her husband Prince Harry are known for their great respect for their privacy and for repeatedly urging the public not to intervene in their private lives.
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The couple announced earlier this month that there would be no public or press access to the baptism of his son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on July 6.
Although the service was traditionally private, it was known that Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, walked around either before or after the ceremony.
Sally Jones told The Daily Telegraph that Meghan's security staff had asked the media consultant not to photograph Meghan at Wimbledon, as the Duchess "participated privately" in the event.
Carole Malone, however, struck back on justification, insisting that the Duchess of Sussex might not expect privacy in a 12,000-seat arena.
Speaking to Sky News, Ms. Malone said, "Princess Privacy was back to ask the bodyguards to stop the Wimbledon crowd from taking pictures of her.
"She is not a celebrity, she is a queen and there are duties and responsibilities associated with it."
Despite the criticism, Meghan Markle will return to Wimbledon with Kate Middleton to watch the ladies' final on July 13.
The two Duchesses also participated in the event in 2018, one of Kate's first outings since her return to the royal ministry following the birth of her youngest son, Prince Louis.
Kate has been a patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Clubs since joining the Royal Family in 2011, while Meghan is expected to use her visit to cheer on close friends Serena Williams, one of the finalists.