Meghan and Harry blasted for Remembrance Day pics, Internet says getting photographer for 'PR stunt' is cringey

Piers Morgan called the pictures 'just outrageous' and blamed the couple for trying to steal the limelight from the real royals back home

                            Meghan and Harry blasted for Remembrance Day pics, Internet says getting photographer for 'PR stunt' is cringey
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly hired a celebrity photographer to capture their private Remembrance Day visit to a cemetery on Sunday, November 8. The accusations of this visit being a 'PR stunt' began being thrown about when the couple shared photographs of their visit on their social media platforms. 

The Sussexes enlisted Lee Morgan for the day as they “personally recognized” fallen Commonwealth soldiers by visiting the Los Angeles National cemetery. Morgan is reportedly an Afro-American and Brazilian photographer, with specialization in “fashion and celebrity portraiture”. He has worked with Vogue, Adidas, Bloomingdales, and Kayne West's brand Yeezy. The Los Angeles artist also has experience with fashion designers, like Rick Owens and Alexandre Plokhov.

Earlier, Harry had visited the Cenotaph and Westminster Abbey's Field of Remembrance. But this year after Megxit, he along with his wife went to the LA National cemetery to lay flowers at the cemetery's two Commonwealth gravestones. The flowers were picked from their $14 million Santa Barbara mansion, which were laid on an Airman who had served in the Royal Australian Air Force and on a soldier from the Royal Canadian Artillery. Besides, the former royals also put a wreath at an obelisk in the cemetery that had a plaque that read: “In Memory of the Men Who Offered Their Lives In Defence Of Their Country”. The 36-year-old former royal was seen donning his service meals as he lay a wreath on which he mentioned, “To all of those who have served, and are serving. Thank you.”

In the photographs, one can see the former actress and Harry wearing face coverings while on their way to the cemetery, but later they were seen without them as they reached the graves. Their day was captured beautifully by Morgan, who grew up between Brazil and New York. The trilingual photographer and filmmaker’s website states he “specializes in fashion and celebrity portraiture”, while his LinkedIn page describes him as someone who enjoys “collaborating with artists and creatives from diverse cultural backgrounds and contributing my time to great teams with great ideas.” Morgan captured the two amid the gravestones in a somber manner.

Though the work of Morgan was flawless, Meghan and Harry received a lot of backlash for using Remembrance Day as a PR stunt. Shaming the pair, 'Good Morning Britain' talk show host Piers Morgan tweeted, “Just outrageous - treating Remembrance Sunday like a PR opportunity, & trying to steal headlines from the real royals doing their duty back home.” A lot of people on the Internet also agreed with him as one such user said, “Leave it out. He decided to go to America with that awful woman because he wanted privacy, now he spends all his  time giving interviews and  snubbing his family because he’s completely under Malarky the manipulators thumb.”







Another wrote, “Paying respects is admirable; bringing the photographer to catch the setup somber glimpses, kinda cringey!” The third user stated: “Paying respects is honorable. Having a photographer there to stage it for a photo and posting... not so much.” “Why did they need to take a photographer with them?  He could have paid his respects quietly and privately.  We don’t all need to know.  It was obviously just another PR opportunity for them,” added a fourth user. “This pair are under the illusion that people care what they think,” tweeted another. 






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