Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s trip to New York: restaurant staff says it all!
For months, sources close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have whispered that the couple are about to enter a “new era of visibility” – and they weren’t wrong!
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After the birth of their daughter, Lilibet, in June, Meghan, 40, and Harry, 37, came back in force in public life when they flew to New York for three packed days of public appearances.
The couple’s trip has divided opinions, with some complimenting the Sussexes’ efforts and others criticizing the expedition.
Sources say the couple went to the bar at the chic Carlyle Hotel every evening, including a martini night spent with Meghan’s best friend, Misha Nonoo, and her husband, Mikey Hess.
The couple also had lunch at Melba’s Harlem. Restaurant owner Melba Wilson said People the Sussexes are “extremely gracious” and “very genuine”.
“They took the time to interact with other customers who were shocked that they were there … [they talked] with our service staff, with our chef, âshe adds.
Princess Diana’s former bodyguard Ken Wharfe also weighed in on the couple’s trip, recounting New idea it was “rude” if Harry and Meghan were protected by NYPD or Homeland Security.
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“They no longer represent the Queen or the UK, so they should be individuals and no public money should be spent on them,” Wharfe explains.
âNo one else would get such treatment, so why should they? They seem to think that they have a right to mistakenly believe that they are doing good things, but that is questionable. “
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