The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently came under fire for allegedly making Remembrance Day into something that is completely ‘about themselves.’
The Mirror’s royal editor Russell Myers on the Pod Save the Queen podcast has made the claim. He started by expressing his ‘shock’ over Meghan and Harry’s photographic choices.
The royal couple, who missed Remembrance Day in UK, paid their respects at a Veterans Day ceremony in New York. They attended the 2021 Salute to Freedom Gala at the Intrepid Museum in the Big Apple on Wednesday.
For the event, Harry wore his military medals and the cross of the Knight Commander of Royal Victorian Order. Meghan chose to wear a Carolina Herrera gown as she walked the red carpet hand-in-hand with her husband. Her striking dress featured a double-layered skirt and simple straps, all in a bold red, matching her and Harry's Remembrance Day poppies.
Myers admitted, “Perhaps they shouldn’t have been in the photos. If you’d just had their backs and another picture of the wreath they’d laid, I think that would have been appropriate.”
“It’s just, I think, the criticism labelled at them, saying that once again had been made about themselves is a case to answer, unfortunately. Because I was just shocked at the number of photographs that were then put out to the world’s media."