She wasn’t impressed. Actress Tatum O’Neal said she is disappointed with Meghan Markle after the Duchess attended Wimbledon and a member of her security team reportedly asked people there not to take photos of her. When she appeared on Good Day Britain on Tuesday, July 9, Tatum said, “You’re now one of the people, you‘re a royal, you are not an actor … To have a bodyguard muscle somebody out I just think is so tacky.”
Tatum, 55, spoke with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on the show and continued, “It’s so upsetting to me, because if you think of Princess Diana and you think of how absolutely inclusive she was and she would never turn anyone away. I just I had so much hope for Meghan. I wanted her to be the next Princess Diana and it just seems like it’s all about her and it’s really upsetting me.”
Meghan, 37, went to Serena Williams’ match with Lindsay Roth and Genevieve Hillis. A source close to the Duchess of Sussex previously revealed in mid-June that the royal was probably going to make an appearance at the event. “She’s very much looking forward to attending,” the royal insider told Us Weekly.
But Tatum apparently isn’t pleased with how Meghan conducted herself while she was there. The actress explained that she thinks it’s important that she be accessible to fans herself, and said, “I just decided that I would always be nice to people who asked for anything, if it was an autograph or a picture, because that’s something that they remember for the rest of their life and it’s one second out of my life.”
She’s also unhappy with some of the Duchess’ spending habits. “If you get, you know, the [engagement] ring reset and have it bigger and then you do a $400,000 [home] renovation … and you do the private jet to New York for the [baby shower] … you know, it’s not Diana … this is not Diana, this is something else, I don’t know.” Oh well — you can’t win ’em all, Meghan!
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