Just weeks after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were criticised for their use of private jets, Meghan was seen climbing out of one of the 4X4s which Jaguar Land Rover sent from Britain at no cost to the taxpayer. The Palace could not get hold of vehicles which met their security standards for the couple’s 10-day tour with their son Archie.
Meghan was pictured climbing out of a British-registered blue Range Rover on Tuesday as she arrived for her visit to the University of Johannesburg.
Jaguar Range Rover has provided vehicles for the royal family for decades, including on foreign visits.
Royal followers were quick to voice their opinion on the shipment as the couple prepare to wrap up their tour on Wednesday.
One person said: “I live in SA for years. Armoured vehicles are everywhere.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have used Range Rovers shipped in from the UK for their African tour (Image: PA)
Meghan glowed as she arrived for an engagment on the final leg of her African tour (Image: EMPICS ENTERTAINMENT)
Another person acknowledged the security risk posed to members of the Royal Family in the developing country but added: “that said, it still doe seem something of an extravagance”.
Harry and Meghan jetted into Cape Town on September 23 for their first royal tour since becoming parents and have sought to use the heavily-publicised trip as a way to distance themselves from a summer of negative news.
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The Duchess was pictured getting into a Range Rover after carrying out an engagement on Tuesday (Image: SIPA USA)