Grandfather, 58, who was told to take a selfie with Meghan at Wimbledon & # 39; says he had no idea she was there – and wanted one with Roger Federer instead
- Hasan Hasanov, 58, was told by Meghan's bodyguard for taking a selfie
- Mr. Hasanov, from South London, says he was trying to get one from Roger Federer
- Grandfather and enthusiastic tennis fans claim he didn't know Meghan was there
The tennis fan who was betrayed for & # 39; taking a selfie with Meghan & # 39; on Wimbledon claims he didn't even know she was there – and instead wanted a wild one with Roger Federer.
Hasan Hasanov, 58, was portrayed by a royal bodyguard after taking the photo with his iPhone on Court One last Thursday.
The Duchess's security team warned him not to take photos of her as she was there at & # 39; private level & # 39 ;.
Photos of the day show him in front of Meghan with his cell phone facing her.
But the grandfather, from Wallington, South London, claims that in the background he was trying to take a picture of himself with Roger Federer and had not even realized Meghan was standing in front of him.
Hasan Hasanov, 58, was portrayed by a royal bodyguard after taking the photo with his iPhone on Court One last Thursday
He told The sun: & # 39; I honestly didn't care much to take a picture of Meghan, Harry or one of the royals – and if I did, I'd ask first. I was much more interested in getting a video from Roger Federer in action. & # 39;
The security engineer, who has been to Wimbledon for 15 of the 20 years he has been living in London, was waiting in line from 5 am to get a £ 25 ticket.
He queued from 1400 to give himself a Court One seat the day Serena Williams and Andy Murray both played.
The duchess, 37, was indignant when she arrived unannounced to see her friend Serena play on July 4.
Crowd members were not allowed to take photos of her because her team insisted it was a & # 39; private outing & # 39; was, despite taxpayers paying £ 2.4 million for renovating her new home.
The duchess security team (bodyguard center) warned him (right) not to take pictures of Meghan (left) as they were there at & # 39; private level & # 39; used to be
All sources from the English club say they have a & # 39; nightmare & # 39; was to accommodate, with her casual clothes and & # 39; self-assured paranoia & # 39 ;.
An official in charge of organizing the event told The times: & # 39; It was a nightmare, she was a nightmare. & # 39;
Another insider of the club told the newspaper that she was not wearing jeans in the exclusive area where she sat.
Kensington Palace declined to comment on the controversy, but a royal source told MailOnline: “It is not unusual for personal protectors who accompany members of the royal family to ask people not to take photos so that they can contact. dealing with people and events instead of camera phones & # 39 ;.
After his run-up with the royal, Azerbaijani-born Mr. Hasanov, he went on holiday straight away and was unaware of the furore surrounding his exchange with the duchess.
On his return, he couldn't believe it and said: & # 39; I had no idea she was there! & # 39;
Palace officials claimed the Duchess of Sussex (second right), 37, attended the & # 39; All England Club & # 39; in a & # 39; private capacity & # 39; to see her friend Serena (front) play
The duchess is depicted with her two friends in the stands in Hof One
He claims that he had taken the selfie to send to his wife and that she had not got up early enough to stand in line with him.
The father of three, who is a member of a tennis club in Purley, in the south of London, has recently acquired British citizenship and considers himself a royalist.
Despite his clash with Meghan and her team, he says he will still support the royal family.
Former tennis star Sally Jones, 64, was also warned that she would not take photos with the duchess in it.
She was furious and said afterwards: “Harry and Meghan see themselves more as A-list celebrities instead of royals performing their duties. It is control freakery & # 39 ;.
& # 39; There were about 200 photographers snarling at her, but security was sent to warn an old biddy like me. It makes them look crazy. It is childish and takes us for fools & # 39 ;.
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