Meghan Markle faced backlash over the cost of her high-end wardrobe during her and Prince Harry’s first big trip as independent royals.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were in the Big Apple for a three-day visit during which they met with global leaders and took part in a vaccine equity event in Central Park.
Meghan has been dealt flack for wearing thousands of pounds worth of clothing and jewellery during her and Prince Harry’s three-day visit to New York last week.
The Sussexes stepped out in public for the first time since their daughter Lilibet was born in June to carry out a number of high-profile meetings under the banner of their non-profit organisation Archewell.
During their visit to a school in Harlem, one of the city’s more deprived areas, Meghan’s £7,000 ($10,741) ensemble to meet students prompted scorn from some.
In an opinion piece for the NZ Herald journalist Daniela Elser raged: “Just let that sink in for a moment.”
“If there was ever a moment that epitomised her shedding of that former life once and for all it was when she stepped out of a black Range Rover in New York on the weekend wearing a $10,741 outfit to meet students from a Harlem public school where 94 per cent of students are reportedly getting free meals.
“Specifically, the former actor chose a US$5840 (£4,288.95) cashmere coat and US$1685 (£1,237.45) pants from Italian label Loro Piana to meet with children from PS 123, a school that serves 12 shelters, including seven for women and children escaping domestic violence.
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