Meghan Markle’s mouthpiece Omid Scobie has tried to blame the diversity of the palace for images of Cambridges greeting Jamaican fans in front of a fence.
The Duchess of Sussex’s cinema slammed them so as not to “avoid certain images” and said: “I wonder what the hell the palace organizers were thinking”.
But royal experts quickly pointed to images that were densely cropped from a football pitch surrounded by net fences.
They also showed English footballer Raheem Sterling posing for similar shots with the fans after appearing on the pitch with the Royals yesterday.
Scobie’s latest outburst comes as the Cambridge family posed for smiling selfies and were greeted with shouts of “we love you, we love you” on their first day in Jamaica.
But there were some protests against the monarchy on the Caribbean island as its politicians pushed for an independence vote in 2022 and compensation for the slave trade.
Meghan Markle’s spokesman Omid Scobie has tried to blame the diversity of the palace for images of Cambridges greeting Jamaican fans in front of a fence
The Duchess of Sussex’s cinema slammed them so as not to “avoid certain images” and said: “I wonder what the hell the palace organizers were thinking”. But royal experts quickly pointed to images closely cropped from a football pitch surrounded by net fences
They also showed English footballer Raheem Sterling posing for similar shots with the fans after appearing on the pitch with the Royals yesterday
Pictures from their much-anticipated first day showed the royals laughing and joking with young Jamaicans watching the football match behind a fence.
People gathered and some sat on top of small buildings while trying to catch a glimpse of the couple.
But Scobie slammed Cambridge’s staff, saying: ‘I’m wondering what the hell the palace organizers were thinking about some of yesterday’s photo moments.
“The planning and reconnaissance that goes into each step of these engagements is the next level, so how did no one think of avoiding certain images?”
The author, who co-wrote Finding Freedom, added on Twitter: ‘This is why diversity on a team matters.’
But royal experts quickly pointed out that some of the photographs had been cropped tightly.
Wider shots showed the regent couple smiling, grinning and shaking hands with their followers through the fence after the match.
It was also pointed out that footballer Sterling, who was born on the island, had similar pictures taken of him.
Royal editor and host of Pod Save The Queen podcast Russell Myers aired: “For all the comments from tightly cropped photos of William & Kate saying hello and shaking hands to people standing behind a metal fence that was actually on a football field after a match, here Raheem Sterling is in the same place doing the same thing yesterday. ‘
He added: ‘I do not know where to start with this … Incredibly disappointing manipulation and absolute distortion of facts, supplemented by a completely perverted take that I still can not get my head around.’
Prince William is running with a football as he participates in a game with local players in Trench Town on the first day of a tour of Jamaica, where he was joined by English star Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling talks to children during a visit to Trench Town, the birthplace of reggae music, on day four of the Platinum Jubilee Royal Tour
Locals gather outside a fence awaiting the arrival of William and Kate in Trench Town – the birthplace of reggae music
Scobie slammed the palace organizers, saying, “I wonder what the hell the palace organizers were thinking about some of yesterday’s photo moments.”
The Cambridge family was bullied by huge crowds of benevolent, desperate to shake hands, share high-fives and pose for selfies while traveling to Trench Town.
William played football in a match where he was joined by the English star Sterling, who was born on the island.
They also met the Jamaican bobsled team, which finished in 28th place at the recent Winter Olympics, on their week-long tour that will next see them in the Bahamas.
Meanwhile, the couple broke Buckingham Palace ‘no selfie’ rule for posing with the Olympians.
The Queen does not like them as she prefers eye contact but younger royals like William, Kate, Harry and Meghan seem to enjoy them.
The Cambridge family arrived for a full ceremonial welcome in Kingston yesterday – despite a protest from around 100 people calling for the island to become a republic.
Some want Prince William to apologize, and it is understood that the Duke will publicly address the issue of slavery in a keynote address tonight.
The Jamaican bobsled star selfie with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in Trench Town, the birthplace of reggae music
And this was the result where the Jamaican bobsled stars described the Cambridges as their ‘new teammates’
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shake hands with locals during a visit to Trench Town, the birthplace of reggae in Kingston, Jamaica, on the fourth day of their Caribbean tour
Politicians in Jamaica are pushing for the country to become a republic within two years with a referendum before the end of 2022.
But while questions about the island’s ties to the British monarchy continue, William and Kate were welcomed as friends.
They traveled to the house of reggae legend Bob Marley and played drums with some musicians in the yard.
There was mass hysteria in the neighborhood as the royal couple were bullied by crowds shouting ‘we love you, we love you’ as they walked through the area.
Earlier, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tried on a bobsled made for two under the watchful eye of Jamaica’s latest Cool Runnings team.
As William climbed into the training sled during the visit, Kate did not hesitate and jumped in behind him.
While chatting with women and men from the bobsled team, they talked about the popular movie Cool Runnings, which immortalized the Jamaican Winter Olympic team in 1988.
The Duke, traveling around the Caribbean with the Duchess to mark the Queen’s Platinum anniversary, said: ‘One of our favorites, oh so good.’
Buckingham Palace declined to comment on Scobie’s claims.
The Duchess of Cambridge lays her palm on a child’s hands as the crowds show up to meet the royal couple, who will one day be king and queen
The Duchess of Cambridge smiles at the crowds as the royals continue their tour of the Caribbean in Jamaica
The royals (pictured left) were bullied by Jamaicans who wanted to see them