What Did Meghan And Harry Discuss On Their First Tour After Quitting The Royal Family?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's lives have been quite eventful since their royal exit early in 2020. There was plenty to back their decision of letting go of their royal duties and venturing out on their own. Speaking with Oprah Winfrey for his "The Me You Can't See" series, Harry had revealed that one of the biggest reasons for leaving the monarchy was the feeling of being "abandoned," as reported by Independent

It seems that the bold move paid off. A year later — away from the frequent libel of the British press — Meghan and Harry bagged some lucrative contracts, marking their presence as independent royals who are doing things their own way. The couple's Netflix and Spotify deals put them in a position to directly connect to the masses and interact with them, something which other royals — including Harry's brother, Prince William — have continually struggled with.

With all the work going on, Harry and Meghan have earned a well-deserved break from their life in Los Angeles — one that they can enjoy knowing there's so much to look forward to in their new life, which they share with their two children, Lilibet Diana and Archie Harrison. But even when the couple is away, they don't mind interacting with people and talking to them about issues they care about. And this is exactly what happened in New York City during Harry and Meghan's first trip together after quitting the royal family. Here are more details on what the two did and what they had to discuss.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle discussed matters of social importance

The Sussexes headed to New York City for their first tour after letting go of their royal duties in 2020. Per the Daily Mail, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle started their tour by visiting One World Observatory. They were then seen leaving 50 United Nations Plaza in their SUVs. Per the outlet, the couple also visited the WHO headquarters, and then had a meeting with the city's mayor, Bill de Blasio, his family, and the state governor, Kathy Hochul. Harry and Meghan also visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum, about two weeks after the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

According to the Daily Mail, Meghan — whose last visit to the city was in November 2019 — said atop the One World Trade Center that it was "wonderful to be back." Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield shared more details from the Sussexes' trip to New York, tweeting that it was a "wonderful meeting" with Harry and Meghan. "Important discussion of COVID, racial justice, and raising mental health awareness," she added.

While other details, such as who funded the trip and provided security for the Sussexes, and whether the climate advocates took a public flight or flew by private jet, remain unknown, it's clear that the couple is venturing out and holding meetings with high-power people as they establish their footing as high-profile estranged royals in the U.S. With their production projects in action, it's only a matter of time before the Sussexes have something more concrete to show as businesspersons and producers.