Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Nigeria tour branded a ‘farce’ in scathing rant: ‘Cosplaying royals!’

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Nigeria tour branded a ‘farce’ in scathing rant: ‘Cosplaying royals!’

WATCH NOW as Charlotte Griffiths rants about Harry and Meghan's Nigeria tour

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 14/05/2024

- 08:20

The Sussexes' tour of the African country lasted three days

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were “cosplaying royals” during their tour of Nigeria, a royal commentator has fumed.

Mail on Sunday Editor at Large Charlotte Griffiths ranted about the Sussexes’ trip which lasted three days.

Lamenting it as a “farce”, Griffiths unleashed a fiery rant about Harry and Meghan’s travails in the African country.

“It’s a fake royal tour”, she told Ben Leo.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Charlotte Griffiths

Charlotte Griffiths hit out at the Sussexes


“They’re cosplaying how to be royal and it was also a fashion show, as far as I can tell.

“There was one event where Meghan changed halfway through the event. She just rushed off to a side door to change.


Ben Leo and Charlotte Griffiths

Charlotte Griffiths joined Ben Leo on GB News


“She’s wearing an outfit that costs around £3000, in Nigeria, where there is a lot of poverty.

“It’s just a farce. But at least it has given us some laughs because that clip of them staring straight ahead during the national anthem is just hilarious.”

Meghan embraced the trip as she explored her heritage after discovering several years ago that she is 43 per cent Nigerian through a genealogy test.

Griffiths said that while she expected Meghan to “hammer home” the point, she did not expect the duchess to do it so often.

Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleHarry and Meghan have just undertaken a three-day tour of NigeriaReuters

“She called it the motherland over and over again”, she said.

“She said that she’s ‘home’ and ‘amongst her family’, maybe the Americans will enjoy it.

“But I take these things with too much of a pinch of salt, I must be a cynic in my old age.”

Meghan was praised by many of the locals as she engaged in conversations and posed for selfies with locals.

She even co-hosted a women’s leadership event with Ngoni Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

The duchess spoke passionately about uncovering her Nigerian roots and its significance to her own identity during a panel discussion.

Meanwhile, Harry channelled his late mother’s compassion with a military hospital visit in Kaduna, where he met wounded soldiers.

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