PRINCE HARRY and Meghan Markle’s appearance at JP Morgan has been branded a “PR disaster” as Jeremy Vine panellists clash over the payout the Sussexes received.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose to speak on stage at the ‘Alternative Investment Summit’ in Miami last Thursday. The Duke and Duchess Sussex were paid around £755,000 to attend as critics have blasted the royal couple for accepting the cash. Panellist Bobby Friction said: “On a PR level let’s just think about Prince Charles who is still a member of the Royal Family.
“If he went there, we wouldn’t be criticising him in the same way.”
Dawn Neesom added: “Yes, I would because he would have flown there in a private jet like Harry and Meghan did so, don’t give me a lecture on it.”
Mr Friction continued: “I think the way the great British public have reacted to this story wouldn’t be the same because they would have said, ‘well he’s working for the royal family, he’s obviously a learned man’.
“Prince Charles has had a lot of experience, ‘let him do that’.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s appearance at JP Morgan has been branded a “PR disaster” (Image: GETTY )
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose to speak on stage at the ‘Alternative Investment Summit’ (Image: GETTY )
“I totally understand what you mean about it being a slight PR disaster for them.
“It’s the first gig that they’re doing but they wanted to do this so let them.”
Ms Neesom said: “Of course they did. They got over a million dollars for it.”
Ms Neesom later added: “I get that they need to make their own money, I have absolutely no problem with that.
Meghan and Harry were paid around £755,000 to attend (Image: GETTY)
“But JP Morgan are really the wrong people to be getting into bed with.”
JP Morgan has reportedly spent around £152billion on firms that support and carry out fracking and Arctic oil and gas exploration, as well as other fossil fuel endeavours.
This goes against what the Sussexes say they believe in, having previously said that “fossil fuel emissions were jeopardising” the Earth.
Mr Vine then joined the conversation to raise the point about Prince Harry discussing his mental health at this event.
Meghan Markle and Harry timeline (Image: GETTY)
The host said: “I don’t want to sound judgmental here.
“But Harry has obviously had a very bad experience with his own mental health and he wants to share that experience to help people.
That is fine, but don’t just share it with bankers, that is the key thing.”
Ms Neesom agreed and continued: “Exactly, these are all people that are very rich and influential.
“From what I can work out, a lot of them have been involved in some very dodgy dealings. It was just the wrong people.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK