Is Meghan Markle's father misunderstood?

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Duchess Meghan is under fire for a luxury trip to New York. British Prince Harry's wife traveled to the United States this week to have a baby shower with friends. According to British media reports, her suite in the hotel "The Mark" cost 75,000 dollars (66,000 euros) a night.

Meghan, who is seven months pregnant and who is otherwise committed to environmental protection, is said to have used a private jet for the flight. The "Daily Mail" criticized on Friday that Meghan pretended to be a benefactor in public, but led a private life "like a Roman empress".

Amal Clooney was a guest at the party

The tabloid also raised the question of what Queen Elizabeth II thinks about the "extravagant trip". The conservative "Times", on the other hand, argued that behind the "storm of indignation" there might be a cultural misunderstanding. For some Britons, "the concept of a baby shower, an import from the USA, is inappropriate".

US tennis star Serena Williams and Amal Clooney, wife of Hollywood star George Clooney, attended the party in the five-star hotel on Wednesday.

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Prince Harry and the US actress Meghan Markle were married in May at Windsor Castle. Their first child should be born in late April or early May. After the British press initially reported euphorically about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex is now mainly making negative headlines.

The reason for the first critical reports was their allegedly condescending treatment of their staff. Again and again tabloids reported on their divided family in the USA. Recently, a newspaper even published a very personal letter that Meghan is said to have written to her father. (afp)