What a paparazzo thinks will happen to Harry and Meghan's privacy after split

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive to attend the WellChild Awards Ceremony in London, Britain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool

Paparazzi are unlikely to be deterred by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bid for privacy in Canada, with one photographer declaring a "good" set of pictures could be worth around £250,000.

The Sussexes announced earlier this month that, following years of headlines attacking the couple, they wanted to step away from royalty, make their own money and only deal with the media on their terms.

This includes making use of Instagram to put out photos they want to share with the world.

George Bamby, a controversial paparazzo who has previously photographed royals including Harry, told Yahoo News UK their bid for independence from the Royal Family has driven a demand for photos that seems to be generating its own sub-industry.

Bamby has said that newspaper editors across the world would rather see gritty paparazzi snaps than pretty photos published on social media.

"At the end of the day if you've got an exclusive set of pictures of Harry and Meghan in the park having a picnic with their little baby, not only will it sell to the British press for a pretty penny - 10, 20, 30 grand - it will also automatically sell in another 30 or 40 countries.

"So a really good set of pictures of them could make someone a quarter of a million quid."

Mr Bamby, who appeared on Channel 4's Confessions of the Paparazzi, said he knew two people who have been given 12-month contracts to follow the couple around Vancouver and take pictures of them.

He dubbed the Sussexes the "new Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, or the new Beckhams".

"Every time they go out they will have a camera pointed at them," he said.

Even if papers in Canada decide they can't or won't use the pictures, British and international media may be satisfied they can use them if they were taken in a public place.

"The newspapers wont give a flying s*** what they put on Instagram and all the rest of it," Mr Bamby said.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the Patron of the Rugby Football League hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England. The Rugby League World Cup 2021 will take place from October 23rd through to November 27th, 2021 in 17 cities across England. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the Patron of the Rugby Football League poses with children from a local school after watching them play rugby league in the Buckingham Palace gardens before the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws for the men's, women's and wheelchair tournaments at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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"They want a picture of Meghan walking around the park with no make-up on and a baby hanging out of the baby carrier; or her walking with two dogs.

"They're not bothered about her [Meghan's] nice fancy pictures. They want pictures of Harry getting drunk; and Meghan out having dinner with her hair not done. That's what they want, that's all they're interested in.

"And all the papers now will be fighting over the different candid pictures because they want to get the best set that no one else has got."

That will drive a lucrative trade for photographers who can get the right pictures for the press, he believes.

"All bets are off" for the couple, Mr Bamby believes.

"It's the worst mistake they could've ever made... basically they've just turned round and stuck two fingers up (at royalty) and I can assure you now they will have more paparazzi on them than ever before," he said.

Although the Sussexes stated they wanted to support the Queen and the monarchy, Mr Bamby said it will not make a difference in the public's mind.

"There'll be a lot more resentment from people and they've made themselves 50 times more newsworthy," he said.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending a church service at St Mary the Virgin Church in Hillington, Norfolk, eastern England, on January 19, 2020. - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy. The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)
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Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (C) accompanies Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as she arrives at St Mary the Virgin Church in Hillington, Norfolk, eastern England, on January 19, 2020. - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy. The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Prince Andrew, Duke of York attends church at St Mary the Virgin at Hillington in Sandringham on January 19, 2020 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attend church at St Mary the Virgin at Hillington in Sandringham on January 19, 2020 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (R) accompanies Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as she arrives for a church service at St Mary the Virgin Church in Hillington, Norfolk, eastern England, on January 19, 2020. - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy. The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)
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Queen Elizabeth II arriving at St Mary the Virgin, Hillington, Norfolk to attend a Sunday church service. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II with the Duke of York arriving at St Mary the Virgin, Hillington, Norfolk to attend a Sunday church service. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending a morning church service at St Mary the Virgin church in Hillington, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attend church at St Mary the Virgin at Hillington in Sandringham on January 19, 2020 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves (R) after attending a church service at St Mary the Virgin Church in Hillington, Norfolk, eastern England, on January 19, 2020. - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy. The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Queen Elizabeth II attends church at St Mary the Virgin church at Hillington in Sandringham on January 19, 2020 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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