When Princess Diana served as a member of the royal family, the paparazzi were relentless in pursuit of obtaining the perfect shot of her doing everyday activities. This caused the Princess to go to great lengths and utilize inventive methods in order to get them to take a step back. However, former royal editor Tim Ewart told Yahoo UK that the British royals today have it much worse than Diana ever did.

"Now every single person that a member of the royal family meets has a smartphone up. There is nothing private anymore," he stated, adding, "Every single word that is said, doesn't matter where the TV cameras are, doesn't matter where the snappers are, the photographers, they can be anywhere. But every single person has got their phone up or their iPad up, nothing is private anymore."

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According to Showbiz Cheatsheet, even though things are different for the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, new laws have been enacted in order to offer protection from the "worst tactics that paparazzi used in the past." 

Continuing, Ewart said, "Suddenly to come into this cauldron, into this royal family is beyond anything that she [Meghan] could ever have expected and it will be very, very difficult for [Prince] Harry, as it was with [Prince] William with Kate, to explain just how intense it is," adding, "How every single expression, movement, comment - bang - that's going to be on the front page."

Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge stands with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Westminster Abbey for a Commonwealth day service on March 11, 2019, in London, England. Photo: Getty Images/Richard Pohle