Harry and Meghan risk being seen as 'tacky' after '$500,000' JP Morgan talk, says expert

The couple was invited to speak at JP Morgan's Alternative Investment Summit in Miami as their first public engagement post-Megxit


                            Harry and Meghan risk being seen as 'tacky' after '$500,000' JP Morgan talk, says expert
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Harry and Meghan are being slammed by critics for choosing to speak at JP Morgan's Alternative Investment Summit in Miami as their first public engagement post-Megxit. 

The glitzy summit, which took place on February 6, and was attended by some of the world's most influential people, including Jennifer Lopez and Tony Blair, was funded by JP Morgan, which has allegedly pumped over $78 billion into companies behind fracking and Arctic oil and gas exploration.

As a result, Harry and Meghan, who have rallied against “fossil fuel emissions . . . jeopardizing” the Earth and spoken of a “ticking clock” to save the planet, making a speech at the event — for which they reportedly received more than half a million dollars — was a "tacky" choice, according to experts. 

“This shows how difficult it is going to be. They’ve got to make a lot of money and they are going to slip up on the way,"  PR guru Mark Borkowski told Daily Mail. “The worry is how many of these types of gigs are there going to be? For JP Morgan, it’s an extraordinary 'get'. They clearly have the money to afford them, but Harry and Meghan need to avoid being perceived as tacky.”

Harry and Meghan arrive to attend the European Premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 14, 2019, in London (Getty Images)

According to the Sun, Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams warned the royal couple to be wary of the projects they choose going forward as they could lose their tag of being eco-warriors. "They need to be careful. If you preach, you should practice what you preach. When it comes to the rich and famous there is an awful lot of hypocrisy over climate change.”

Harry reportedly spoke about mental health issues after he took the stage at the event.

"Harry spoke about mental health and how he has been in therapy for the past few years to try to overcome the trauma of losing his mother,” a source revealed to the gossip publication," a source told Page Six. “He talked about how the events of his childhood affected him and that he has been talking to a mental health professional.”

He also revealed, "how he has been in therapy for the past few years to try to overcome the trauma of losing his mother."

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