Meghan and Harry accused of making Remembrance Day about themselves

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not in attendance during Remembrance Day in the UK, instead, they paid their respects at a Veterans Day ceremony in New York.

The ex-royal couple have been accused of using the event as a "PR stunt" and some royal fans have the photographs of the event "staged" and "cringey".

On the Pod Save The Queen podcast, host Ann Gripper was joined by the Mirror's royal editor Russel Myers to discuss the event.

Mr Myers claimed that the number of photographs released by the Sussexes had left him "shocked" and suggested they could have just taken a picture of their backs – or of a wreath they laid.

He said: "Perhaps they shouldn’t have been in the photos.

"If you’d just had their backs and another picture of the wreath they’d laid, I think that would have been appropriate.

"It’s just, I think, the criticism labelled at them, saying that once again had been made about themselves is a case to answer, unfortunately. Because I was just shocked at the number of photographs that were then put out to the world’s media."

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Harry was wearing his military medals and the cross of the Knight Commander of Royal Victorian Order, while Meghan wore a red gown, both sporting a poppy.

Last year the Sussexes paid their respects on Remembrance Day by laying a wreath and flowers at an obelisk to commemorate two fallen Commonwealth soldiers.

Former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan slammed the photographs as a "distasteful PR stunt" at the time.

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But his co-host Susanna Reid, disagreed, saying: "The armed forces mean a lot to Prince Harry.

"He served 10 years. He was blocked, allegedly, from having a wreath in his name placed at the Cenotaph. Why wouldn’t he want to show his respect when he has such a strong connection to the military?”

She added: "If you don’t do it with a photographer, people don’t know that you’ve done it."

Buckingham Palace reportedly denied Harry’s request to have a wreath laid for him at the service in Whitehall.

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