Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Slammed For Placing Gag Order On Kids

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped away from their official royal duties in 2020. The duo decided that they had

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped away from their official royal duties in 2020. The duo decided that they had had enough of performance pressure. And they wanted to bring their young family across the pond to the United States to enjoy some much-needed downtime away from the British tabloids.

Of course, we know now that they were granted anything but peace. Hounded by the media, picked apart by critics, and abandoned by the London royals, Meghan and Harry have found themselves adrift. But their woes are not easing any time soon. And a new controversy is brewing. It has been revealed that the pair required people to sign a “forever gag order” before they would meet with adults and students at a Harlem-area school in 2021. And people are slamming the duo for the “outrageous” directive.

Harry And Meghan’s Charity Even Spurs Controversy

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry can’t seem to do anything right these days. Well, at least that’s true of Meghan. Harry recently traveled abroad to host his annual Invictus Games. The Games raise money and awareness for wounded and active veterans. And for once, the royal seems to have struck a positive chord with critics. Harry and Meghan are being dogged by rumors that their relationship is on the rocks. And given the state of his relationship with the royal family, Harry could have reasonably opted not to continue his charitable endeavor. But Harry persisted, which has resonated well among even those who don’t particularly like the younger son of King Charles.

Meghan, on the other hand, scored badly with critics during the Invictus Games. She appeared late to the event, prompting many to slam her for choosing parenting over charity. Meghan’s late arrival was reportedly due to her desire not to disrupt the schedule of her and Harry’s two young children, Archie and Lilibet.

It’s a perfect example of how doing the right thing the wrong way can backfire. And the same seems to be happening retrospectively. The new furor is over a 2021 visit that the royal couple made to a Harlem-area school.

Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Slammed After Requiring Kids To Sign ‘Gag Order’

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visited Harlem’s Public School 123 in 2021. The plan was for Meghan to read to students from her own children’s book. Markle’s book, The Bench, was picking up steam at the time. It could have been a homerun for the couple; read to under-served students and shake some hands. However, the duo has been slammed for using the students as a PR campaign. And they required students and adults who planned to meet the royals to sign a “forever gag order.” Which has now come back to bite them.

Reporter Jan Moir writes in the Daily Mail about the duo’s locked-down visit, “The head of the CIA could slip into the Kremlin with fewer confidentiality clauses.” She added that “Roosevelt and Churchill met in secret to bang out the Atlantic Charter with less fuss” than students were met with over the gag order. Moir continued, “For what was this event except a promotional exercise to plug The Bench? Emails from Archewell to the school detailed the 11 broadcast outlets, 17 photographers, and seven reporters who would attend the event, while greasily urging the school to say it was a charity event and not something ‘promotion-ey.'”

The reporter then quipped, “Not for the first time, the question has to be asked: who do Harry and Meghan think they are? And what is it about the prospect of openness and transparency they fear so terribly?” She referred to the two as the “do-good dopes of Montecito.”

And Moir’s thoughts about Harry and Meghan seem to be shared by many online. Critics have called the move “outrageous” and “bizarre.” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not responded to renewed criticism about their actions.