For over four decades, photographer Arthur Edwards has tagged along with the royals on their trips to capture their special moments, allowing the professional to form a tight bond with the family. However, during a recent interview on news.com.au's "I've Got News For You" podcast, he revealed that he stopped working with Prince Harry after he met Meghan Markle, as the father-of-two had a change in attitude.
"[Duchess] Camilla would always say hello, [Duchess] Kate says hello, [Prince] William ... they're all very friendly and so was Harry until he met Meghan, and then he became very very distant and he became almost, well, it was miserable," The Sun photog recalled. "In fact in the end I didn't do Harry's tours. I didn't do Harry's tour of Australia, not with Meghan. I didn't do Harry's tour of South Africa with Meghan."
"I just find it very depressing with them," he admitted. "They just hated the media and it was miserable so I ducked out of them and sort of went with [Prince] Charles to New Zealand and you know, places like that."
Harry's distaste for the media has been well documented ever since his mother, Princess Diana, died in a 1997 car crash while her vehicle was being chased by the paparazzi.
He cited the incessant media as one of the reasons he and Meghan moved to America. "It was a really difficult environment, as I think a lot of people saw. We all know what the British press can be like, and it was destroying my mental health," he insisted. "So I did what any husband and father would do — I need to get my family out of here."
The Suits actress discussed her issue with the paparazzi during her sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, explaining, "Everyone has a basic right to privacy. Basic. We’re not talking about anything that anybody else wouldn’t expect."
She claimed that photogs would sit in front of their house or in their backyard to try snap pictures, and though she acknowledged that she's a public figure, she stated that their actions were over the top, noting, "It’s about boundaries and it’s about respect."