Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are 'falling into traps' now that they are not 'shielded by the royal umbrella', according to one royal expert.
The comments came after suggestions that the Sussexes made a huge PR blunder during their recent trip to New York.
As well as meeting with political figures, such as the city's mayor Bill de Blasio and the US ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Harry and Meghan visited children at a school in Harlem.
As she read them her children's book The Bench, Meghan donned a 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, reports the Mirror.
Katie Nicholl from Vanity Fair accused the couple of appearing 'out of touch'.
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."
Fellow royal expert and author Robert Jobson was also on the programme, and he 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 last year.
It was also Meghan's first appearance in public since giving birth to daughter Lilibet.
And according to another 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."
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