Last weekend, virtually Meghan Markle appeared at the Global Citizen’s VAX Live: The Concert To Reunite The World to discuss how women were disproportionately affected by Coronavirus.
During her speech, which ran about a minute, she demanded vaccine equity and wanted the world to create “a successful, equitable, compassionate tomorrow.”
Despite the very important message, one announcer suggested that Markle’s speech would have more of an impact if she did not wear more modest jewelry.
Political journalist Andrew Pierce wrote on Twitter “Would probably been more effective if she wasn’t draped in £25,000 of jewelry.”
Pierce was referencing the jewelry she wore during the video, which was pre-recorded.
Markle wore a gold necklace which retails at £102.
She also wore a Cartier Tank Francaise watch which belonged to Princess Diana. The watch was a 21st birthday gift from her father, retailing at the time for £17,800.
She also wore Cartier gold earrings and a yellow gold Love bracelet costing thousands of pounds.
Numerous people tweeted they were in agreement and the jewelry seemed unnecessary.
One person wrote: “The hypocrisy of her wearing expensive jewelry whilst making that appeal is a bit galling.”
Another person said: “So tiring when you see the ‘do as I say and not as I do’ brigade waxing lyrical isn’t it.”
Yet another tweeted “I thought they were poor and needed to ask Charles for money and he cut them off. Must be nice.”
Another tweeted “The world would like to be as poor as Meghan Markle.”