In an exclusive interview, the Daily Mail have revealed that Meghan didn’t necessarily need to marry Prince Harry before attracting the nickname ‘princess’.
A New York based photographer who previously shot her in her Suits days, has described her behaviour somewhat unfavourably.
Suggesting that her conduct strayed into prima donna territory; sloping in sheltering beneath a baseball cap, requesting champagne and demanding that, at all costs, they don’t capture her feet (reportedly, because she has previously undergone an operation to remove a bunion).
The professional cameraman, who hasn’t been named since he still works in the industry, says that Meghan brought along a 12 person entourage – that he compared to a clique in the film Mean Girls – and laid down a strict set of rules. She reportedly also demanded she be given full approval of all the footage.
The videographer, who worked on a promotional project with the Duchess in Toronto, Canada, said she had garnered a reputation for being difficult. He told the Daily Mail: ‘She was very high maintenance and rude.’
He continually refers to her as a ‘diva’ and says how ahead of the job: ‘People told me, “get ready because she is a lot”’. They used to call her ‘the princess’ he explained.
He continues: ‘It was the attitude, how she talked to people, the rules. She came in wearing a (baseball) cap, hiding her face and she had her head down and just walked back towards the make-up room.
It was like it was the big diva coming in, and she doesn't want people to see her, like you would do if you're walking in the street and you don't want the paparazzi to take your picture.’
More favourably, he said that she was very easy to shoot. ‘Once you say ‘action’, she knows how to do her job,’ only he said that once the camera stops, she is not very friendly.
The videographer claims that her attitude didn’t improve for the duration of the shoot – and she wasn’t overly willing to follow his instructions as the director.
‘Normally when you suggest things on a shoot the star will not contradict you, they will say, “I will try that”. But she had her own ideas. She had a lot of decision (power) but at some point... you're an actor and I'm the director, let me do my thing.’
Reportedly, after editing the video, the video grapher was warned that she might reject the whole thing but, thankfully, the work was approved with no significant issues.