Meghan Markle and Prince Harry felt strongly about attending the Global Citizen Live event in New York City, and they both spoke about the coronavirus pandemic and the importance of vaccine equality, according to Us Weekly. But there could have been another reason the couple decided to visit the Big Apple. Daniela Elser, royal expert, believes that the Duke and Duchess made the trip to promote their brand. “It is hard to escape the impression that the whole thing, all the puffed up bells and whistles, were about aggressively marketing themselves to the [United States],” Elser wrote for news.com.au.
“Harry and Meghan’s New York trip was essentially them firing the starting gun on their U.S. careers after having to wait out pandemic lockdowns followed by the duo taking parental leave after the birth of their daughter Lili in early June,” Elser wrote her piece for news.com.au.