Royal photographer laments ‘tragedy’ of Prince Harry and Prince William no longer talking after ‘falling out over Meghan Markle’ because they worked ‘wonderfully’ together before the feud
- Royal photographer Arthur Edwards, 80, has photographed the royals since 1977
- He told the rift between Prince Harry, 35, and Prince William, 38, is a ‘tragedy’
- Said Harry was ‘so exciting to work with’ and took ‘great pictures’ on royal tours
- Claimed he asked four times for Meghan Markle to meet the royal media group
Royal photographer Arthur Edwards has claimed it’s a ‘tragedy’ that Prince William and Prince Harry are no longer talking and argued the fall-out ‘must be over’ Meghan Markle.
The British snapper, 80, from East London, who first photographed the royals in 1977, appeared on This Morning today and told how the Duke of Sussex, 35, used to go ‘out of his way’ to help him take pictures while on tour.
He explained that before stepping down as a senior royal, Harry was ‘so exciting’ to work with, producing ‘great pictures’ and even making cups of tea and having drinks on the beach with photographers.
Arthur said while he originally felt the Duchess of Sussex, 39, was ‘sensational’, he thinks she influenced the brothers’ fall out – adding that Harry, William, 38, and the Duchess of Cambridge, 38, were doing ‘wonderful things’ before the feud.
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Arthur Edwards has revealed Prince Harry would ‘go out of his way’ to help him take pictures while on tour – and thinks his feud with Prince William ‘must be over’ Meghan Markle. Pictured together: the ‘fab four’ in November 2018
Arthur, 80, appeared on This Morning today where he branded the rift between Harry, 35, and William, 38, a ‘tragedy’
‘Since they were born I watched them grow up together and they were very close,’ said Arthur.
‘The tragedy is they are no longer talking to each other and it must be over Meghan, because before that Harry, Catherine and William were doing wonderful things together, Heads Up the mental health charity, they were inspired.
‘Harry is no longer in the country which is sad not only for them, but for the people who loved this man.’
The photographer admitted he ‘can’t believe’ Harry has left the country and is no longer ‘supporting his brother’, as he thought he would do so ‘for the rest of his life’.
Prince Harry was ‘so exciting’ to work with, producing ‘great pictures’ and even making cups of tea and having drinks on the beach with photographers, Arthur claimed. Pictured: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Morocco last year
Arthur added: ‘He was the most popular member of the royal family and he was so exciting to work with. We would go on tour with him and there would be great pictures.
‘He would go out of his way to help you, he would chat to you, make you a cup of tea, have a drink with you on the beach. He was an exciting young man and supporting his brother; we thought he would do it for the rest of his life, I can’t believe this has happened.’
He went on to explain that ‘things would have been different’ if he and the rest of the media group were allowed to meet Meghan.
‘The first year I thought she was sensational, I went on lots of trips with her, I went to Morocco and she was great’, said Arthur.
Arthur said Harry, William and the Duchess of Cambridge were doing ‘wonderful things’ and were ‘inspired’ before their feud. Pictured: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex arriving to attend the Christmas Day morning church service in 2018
Arthur went on to explain that ‘things would have been different’ if he and the rest of the press pack were allowed to meet Meghan Markle, because she would have seen they’re ‘human’. Harry and Meghan are pictured at Canada House in 2020
‘Four times I asked the palace if we as a media group could meet Meghan, and it didn’t happen.
‘I think if she had met us things would have been different; she would have seen we’re human and she’s human and she did get some bad press, we made mistakes and we ask forgiveness.’
Arthur went on to urge the Duke of Sussex to ‘come back’ to the UK, insisting that his brother ‘needs his support’.
He said: ‘This is a great country and the Queen needs your support Harry, William can’t do it all, Kate can’t do it all, Harry is badly needed.
‘The royals are important to us all and they can’t do it alone. I hope in March – he has until March to re-think it – he comes back.’
Arthur added: ‘One thing about the royals is duty duty duty; we have to get Harry back.’
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