- A TV host claimed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s New York City trip was full of “empty gestures” and “hypocrisy”
- The commentator also accused the couple of wanting to “play royals” after stepping back as working royals last year
- The Sussexes were in the Big Apple for the Global Citizen Live concert, where they called for vaccine equity
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been criticized for allegedly treating their recent three-day trip to New York City like a “royal tour” after quitting royal duties last year.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made headlines last week after they arrived in the Big Apple for their first joint visit to the city and their first appearance together since welcoming their second child in June. While fans and supporters were glad to see the couple making public appearances again, Sky News Australia host Andrew Bolt accused Prince Harry and Markle of “hypocrisy.”
“Has there been a more self-serving and hypocritical royal tour than the one that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just orchestrated in New York?” he said on “The Bolt Report.” “I mean, so shameless. In fact, it was fake.”
The commentator suggested that the couple’s recent tour appeared to go against Prince Harry’s statement that he “never wanted to be treated like a royal.” Bolt referenced the Sussexes’ March interview with Oprah Winfrey where the duke said he’d always wanted to be normal and preferred to be called “Harry” rather than “Prince Harry.”
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