A “royal tour” based on the life of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the US has been axed by the travel firm it was advertised on.
The bus tour, advertised as the “Royal Celebrity Tour of Los Angeles and Montecito,” was being led by a friend of Meghan Markle’s father Thomas Markle.
The tour was met with a furious backlash from the public, who accused it of exploiting the couple’s royal status.
In a statement, the travel firm said that it had “taken the decision to cancel the tour” due to the “unprecedented level of interest and concern” it had generated.
The statement said that the firm “fully respects the decision of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step back from their royal duties” and that it “wishes them all the best for the future.”
The axing of the tour is a further blow to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s public image. The couple have faced a number of challenges since they stepped back from royal duties in 2020, including negative media coverage and legal challenges.
It is unclear what the couple will do next. They have signed a multi-year deal with Netflix, but it is not yet known what projects they will work on.
The axing of the tour is a reminder of the challenges that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry face as they try to forge a new life outside of the royal family. It remains to be seen whether they will be able to overcome these challenges and build a successful future for themselves.
In addition to the backlash from the public, the tour was also criticized by some members of the royal family. Prince William reportedly expressed his “disappointment” at the tour, saying that it was “inappropriate” to use the couple’s royal status to make money.
The axing of the tour is a further sign of the rift between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and the rest of the royal family. It remains to be seen how this rift will play out in the years to come.