William, Kate, Harry and Meghan are 'control freaks' unlike Charles and Camilla who are 'far more relaxed'
The royal press pack recently revealed that their favorite royal to work with was the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla
The Duke of Cambridge Prince William and the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry are reportedly 'control freaks' when it comes to the media and the two royals go out of their way in order to limit the interactions that they have with the press.
As reported by Vanity Fair, the claims about William and Harry were made in an article about their father Prince Charles. As per the members of the royal press pack, Prince Charles and his two children have opposite attitudes when it comes to media and the press. A source shared that Meghan Markle, Harry, Kate Middleton, and William were all "control freaks" when it comes to press while Prince Charles and Camilla were "far more relaxed".
The source added that Prince William and Kate Middleton were known for the fact that they never looked at a "fixed point" when they are having their picture taken, which meant that it was very difficult to get a picture of the couple looking directly at the camera.
The press pack shared that their favorite royal to work with was the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla. According to 'The Sun' photographer Arthur Edwards, "We think the world of her, we adore her. She’s an amazing woman". "She always gives you a little gleam in her eye and will find a moment to look at our cameras," a correspondent revealed.
The surprising reports of the young royals behavior come after royal photographer Tim Rooke echoed the same thoughts to news.com.au last month. He shared that the young royals are "a little stand-offish" with photographers and normally never posed for pictures. The royal photographer for Rex by Shutterstock added, "What happened with their mother has obviously affected their relationship with the press. However, they’ve changed over the last few years and it’s become easier to photograph them".
"The British royals don’t typically pose for a (professional) photograph, whereas the royal families in Norway and Sweden will always stop outside an event and pose for pictures with the photographers," Rooke added.
"Most encounters I have are quite structured in nature, we (photographers) are usually given a spot to stand and we get our respective shots as the royals make their way past," he continued.
Meghan Markle is currently expecting her first child with Prince Harry and Rooke shared that there are no specific protocols when it comes to photographing pregnant royals. He also added that Meghan has done very well stepping into the royal spotlight. "I know she has experience with fame, but I imagine it must be strange to constantly be surrounded by security. I think Meghan is doing well with adapting to the royal family traditions," he shared.
"I’ve mostly only been able to capture her on big event pieces. That being said, we like to get fashion shots of what she’s wearing on these occasions, but they are often hard to get because she’s always holding Harry’s hand and that makes it really difficult to get the full fashion shot without cropping out her arm," he continued.