But Mr Docherty said staff decided not to give the pictures to Ms Williamson after hearing that among the guests was a member of the “paparazzi” who had previously had their press licence taken away.
Bronson asked the governor: “How do you feel about humiliating my wife? How do you feel about the fact that my wife was the only bride in Britain on that day not to have a wedding photograph?
“How would you feel if that was your wife or husband? I don’t know what happens in your personal life, you may have a wife or a husband.”
Asked whether the withholding of the wedding pictures had motivated the alleged attack, Bronson replied: “Is it possible that all I was going to do was get you in a bear hug, a gentle one, and just whisper in your ear ‘where are my wife’s wedding photos?’.”
He added: “For the first time in 44 years in prison I never intended to be violent. I never meant to hurt the governor.”
During the cross-examination, Bronson complained that Mr Docherty had described him in reports as being 5ft 6in tall, saying this was “belittling” him as he is actually 5ft 10in.
“That’s what the prison service does, belittle people,” he said.
Bronson was jailed for the first time in 1974 after robbing on a post office of £26.18. He was initially sentenced to seven years in prison but remains behind bars more than four decades later following a string of attacks on other inmates and guards.
Nearly 40 years of his time in jail has been spent in solitary confinement.