America's 'Spend Thrift' Duchess: Meghan Markle 'Still Feels Like a Royal' as Ex-Actress Spent Nearly $153,000 on Clothes for Nigeria 'Tour'

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Meghan Markle reportedly spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on clothes for her Nigeria trip.

May 23 2024, Published 5:25 p.m. ET

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Meghan Markle may no longer be a working royal, but she apparently still spends money "like it is going out of style," according to a Hollywood insider.

This led veteran royal reporter Jennie Bond to state: "I personally have a bit of a problem with Meghan or anyone, including members of the royal family, wearing such expensive outfits and dripping with jewels that are worth thousands and thousands of pounds when you're going somewhere like Nigeria."

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Lightway Academy College in Abuja, Nigeria, May 10, 2024.

"Personally, I don't see how you do that, it feels a bit out of tune when most Nigerians are thinking where the next meal is going to come from," she added. "But it's not only Meghan who does that, the royals do as well."

The expert also pointed out how millions of Nigerians live in abject poverty, and further pointed out: "Perhaps Meghan felt that was what was expected of her because she does still feel royal even though she doesn't want to be part of the royals."

The ex-actress and Prince Harry spent three days in the African nation earlier this month, which saw Her Royal Highness change outfits much like royal women frequently do while on tour.

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The late Queen Elizabeth II originally championed the idea of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex focusing solely on the Commonwealth.

For a volleyball match benefiting the local charity Nigeria Unconquered, Meghan wore a black and white printed dress by Johanna Ortiz, valued at 2,275.36 pounds She complemented the dress with black leather sandals, Heidi Merrick sunglasses, and gold disc earrings, all worth thousands of pounds.

Later, the Duchess of Sussex honored her late mother-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales, by donning Diana's diamond cross necklace at an evening event dedicated to her and Harry.

These details follow reports from the Sussex camp about ongoing claims that the ex-working royals were flown around Nigeria during their "by an airline whose chairman is a fugitive wanted in the U.S."

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not 'toured' a nation since 2019.

An insider familiar with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex' situation told an outlet that the couple's travel arrangements within Nigeria were coordinated by the Nigerian Chief of Defense Staff. The source also highlighted that Air Peace, Nigeria's and West Africa's largest airline, operates daily flights from Lagos to London Gatwick Airport in Britain.

This follows reports that the founder of Air Peace, Dr. Allen Onyema, who facilitated air transport for the Sussexes during their Nigeria tour, is wanted in the U.S. The airline's owner is facing numerous charges related to millions of dollars in alleged fraud, as outlined in a federal indictment from November 2019.

Onyema is accused of "using his status as a prominent business leader and airline executive to launder more than $20 million from Nigeria through U.S. bank accounts."

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One royal insider stepped forward to state that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were 'terrible' at tours.

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Daily Express reported on Bond's remarks.

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