Several weeks ago, the couple made a series of appearances around New York and met with political figures, including the city’s mayor Bill de Blasio and the US ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
They also visited children at a school in Harlem, where Meghan read them her children’s book, The Bench.
During the visit, she wore a vivid burgundy Loro Piana cashmere coat, which is thought to cost around £4,282, and matching wide-leg trousers, which are reportedly priced at £1,235.
And royal expert Katie Nicholl from Vanity Fair said this did not “make any sense”.
Speaking on True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, she said: “Turning up at an underprivileged school in Harlem in a couture coat that costs more than the combined incomes of most of those parents at the school – it doesn’t make any sense.
“It just shows them to not be in touch.”
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Fellow royal expert and author Robert Jobson was also on the programme, and he too agreed.
He said: “If they’d been shielded by the ‘royal umbrella’, they wouldn’t be falling into so many of these traps, and they’d probably still have a degree of popularity, and a chance to have a voice. I don’t think that in five years’ time people will be listening.”
Last month’s whirlwind trip to New York marked Harry and Meghan’s first public appearances since they quit as senior royals and moved from the UK to California as well as Meghan’s first appearance in public since giving birth to daughter Lilibet.
And according to royal expert and author Duncan Larcombe, the trip could be a sign of things to come from Meghan and Harry.
Last week he told Closer magazine : “Their stepping-out last week will no doubt be the first of many similar appearances and visits. Harry and Meghan are setting a precedent for their new line of work, and what they have decided they will be.
“They essentially did a royal visit, like they used to in the UK – just on their own terms and in their own way.
“There will no doubt be a lot of meetings at the Palace and talks over how they are going to approach Harry and Meghan’s plans. This visit was a huge two fingers up to the royal family and shows the royal feud is far from over.”
The Royal Beat – available on True Royalty TV.