Meghan and Harry accused of ‘confusing the public’ – ‘they shouldn’t seem to be on state visits’ | Royal | News
Meghan Markleand 40 and Prince Harry, 37, went to New York for the Global Citizen Live in Central Park at the end of September. While in town, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also met New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Cathy Hochhol. But NBC’s royal correspondent Neil Sean warned the couple about a schedule conflict with the royal family if they were to travel to the same places.
Mr Sean claimed: “It’s very difficult for Harry and Meghan because they are both former royals and people who would like to meet them, they can’t really make an official royal visit.
“The problem a lot of people felt was in New York, people are confused. Was it a royal visit or wasn’t it?”
“What a lot of people also ask is will this become confusing for example when Prince Charles along with William and Catherine make these trips to America?
Simply because at the same time if Harry and Meghan choose to show up and do a media campaign, people are really confused.
“If Harry and Meghan want to make these visits and host such high-profile events, they must inform the Palace in advance.”
The couple visited the city’s memorial to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Romney Smith, a WNBC reporter, recalled how photographers for Meghan and Harry and the media were out of media gatherings.
Ms Smith told the Royally Obsessed podcast: “The tip happened for five minutes four different times and then they said two minutes.
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed said she had spoken to Harry and Meghan about the issue among other areas in which they “deeply care” including climate action and mental health.
This comes ahead of their attendance at Global Citizen Live, which is being held in Central Park in New York and around the world, and is calling for leaders to embrace a policy of equality in vaccines.
The couple was photographed in front of the UN logo alongside Ms Mohammed on Saturday, with Meghan in a beige top and pants and a burgundy jacket, while Harry in a black suit and blue tie.
Ms. Mohamed, Nigeria’s former environment minister, shared the photo in a tweet saying: “In conversation with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Share how we get involved in issues we care deeply about: climate action, women’s economic empowerment, mental health. – Presence, youth participation and justice in vaccines” .