Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn't get much attention in the US media when they visited New York City, according to a royal expert.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the Big Apple on September 25 for Global Citizen Live and to pay respects to the victims of 9/11 after the 20th anniversary of the terror attack.
In an episode of Pod Save the Queen released on September 30, Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers said the couple failed to get "traction" in the news and on social media.
He says: "I was really interested in what traction this got in the States and the only thing I've seen that was banding around Twitter was the New York Post taking a swipe at them for rolling up in town in a load of gas-guzzling vehicles, big old security detail.
"I don't think it did get a lot of traction in the United States.
"I'm not too sure, obviously there is an audience for them and we are covering it, I don't know necessarily whether they are as adored in the United States as we were first thinking.
"Certainly, they do have potentially a lot more supporters in the States than here."
He continues: "It's a fairly valiant aspect of what they're talking about, they're talking about vaccine equality, climate change, these are real issues of our time that we should be talking about."
This comes after an unnamed source told Heat magazine that Meghan and Harry's royal status was allegedly a "turn off" for some Hollywood celebrities.
"There were a lot of raised eyebrows in New York, and in Hollywood, too," the individual said.
"A lot of people think that Meghan and Harry are trying to position themselves above most of their A-list peers.
"They seem to want to bask in their old royal status and enjoy all the attention and benefits that go with that, which is a turn-off for a lot of people."
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