Yesterday, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were photographed visiting the Los Angeles National Cemetery for Remembrance Sunday. They laid a wreath and said they wanted to “personally recognise” Remembrance Sunday in their own way.
But Twitter critics have said the photos were tacky and staged, saying their demands for a private life contradicted the release of the photos.
One person wrote on Twitter: “I totally understand wanting to commemorate the day as an army veteran.
“But I don’t understand the overly staged photographs.
“I thought they wanted privacy and not to be working Royals?
“No other celebs get photographed like this. It’s all very contradictory.”
Another Twitter user said: “Oh look they took their photographer and treated it as a photo op – they are unbelievable.
“My parents were real heroes they never deserted duty or loyalty – like H.”
Someone else pointed out: “Nothing like personally marking the day like closing down the cemetery to the public and bringing along a photographer.”
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“Forget it. It’s not convincing.
“The Lion King premiere pitching for Meghan versus a memorial service for the military.
“We know your true priorities Harry.”
Others pointed out Remembrance Sunday is “not about these two in any way”.
They wrote: “Bloody hell, it’s more like a magazine photoshoot than a discreet and respectful show of recognition to those who gave their lives in conflict.
“A simple photo of a candle and a poppy would have sufficed.
“Today is not about these two in any way, yet here we are again…”
Despite being an army veteran, Prince Harry’s request to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in London on his behalf was refused. Wreaths were laid on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Edward, Princess Anne and the Duke of Kent.
It is believed the Duke of Sussex asked for a wreath to be laid but his request was denied by Buckingham Palace on the grounds he is no longer a senior member of the Royal Family.
Meghan and Harry shocked the world earlier this year when they announced they were stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family.
The couple now live in Los Angeles with their son Archie.
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