Jennie Bond, a former Royal Correspondent on the BBC, mentioned throughout a 2019 interview with Yahoo!Life that Meghan Markle must be cautious juggling being an A-list movie star and senior royal
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Meghan Markle was warned about not going overboard along with her “massively extravagant” spending as she joined the Royal Family, it has been revealed.
Jennie Bond, a former Royal Correspondent on the BBC, has beforehand warned the Duchess of Sussex over her spending and mentioned the general public “disliked it”.
When Meghan grew to become a part of The Firm many have been hopeful she would assist modernise the Royal Family.
Bond appeared to pay attention to how Meghan’s spending habits would translate to the general public.
In 2019, chatting with Yahoo!Life, she warned the mum-of-two over what she described as her “massively extravagant” spending.
She mentioned: “What I think that Meghan has to be careful of is that she’s so, pretty much A-list celebrity as well as senior royal.
“I am getting the feeling that the public don’t like her terrifically spending huge quantities of money.
“Being extravagant, massively extravagant, she will be able to afford it, she is a rich girl, nevertheless it doesn’t play very effectively, so I feel she wants to only watch that.”
At the time of the interview, Meghan’s designer wardrobe was reported to be worth more than half a million pounds.
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And further reports at the time criticised that the Duchess’ royal wardrobe during the three-day tour of Monaco was estimated to be worth £110,000.
In the same interview, Bond added: “I feel I’d ask Meghan, counsel to her that she tries to not play any games with the press.
“Try not to be too celebrity, because that doesn’t go down well with the public, and to try to ignore the fact that she’s getting quite a lot of flack from various directions.”
Six months after the interview, Meghan and Prince Harry stepped again as senior royals.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to Canada in 2020 earlier than setting down in California the place they stay with their son Archie and daughter Lilibet.
Last week, Meghan and Harry have been accused of not being “in touch ” with their viewers by carrying couture clothes, a royal knowledgeable has claimed.
Several weeks in the past, the couple made a collection of appearances round New York and met with political figures, together with town’s mayor Bill de Blasio and the US ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
They additionally visited youngsters at a college in Harlem, the place Meghan learn them her youngsters’s e book, The Bench.
During the go to, she wore a vivid burgundy Loro Piana cashmere coat, which is assumed to price round £4,282, and matching wide-leg trousers, that are reportedly priced at £1,235.
And royal knowledgeable Katie Nicholl from Vanity Fair mentioned this didn’t “make any sense”.
Speaking on True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, she mentioned: “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.”