The royal family is reportedly not thrilled with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent trip to New York.

In its Oct. 8 issue, Closer UK claimed likened Prince Harry and Markle’s trip to the Big Apple to a royal tour. Even though the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no longer considered as senior members of the royal family, they reportedly treated themselves to a luxurious trip.

Prince Harry and Markle stayed at a $1,200-per night accommodation in New York. They also went to a bar and had a huge entourage with them.

While speaking with the publication, royal author Duncan Larcombe said that he was surprised to learn about the couple’s recent trip. After all, it had all the makings of a royal tour.

Last year, Prince Harry and Markle announced their decision to quit The Firm. And this decision meant that they can no longer work as senior royals.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have also criticized the royal family for not prioritizing their needs that’s why going on a royal tour-like trip to New York was reportedly surprising.

Larcombe is convinced that Prince Harry and Markle will tour other parts of the United States in the coming months. And when they do, it will seem like they’re firing shots at the royal family.

After all, Prince Harry and Markle will once again be able to prove that they can do what they want and help others without being tied to the strict rules of The Firm.

“Harry and Meghan are setting a precedent for their new line of work and what they have decided they will be. They essentially did a royal visit, like they used to in the UK – just on their own terms and in their own way. So, it seems they have quit life in the UK to do exactly what they did here over in the States,” he said.

It is also important to note that Prince Harry and Markle started their arrival in the United States last with a lot of things planned. However, they were forced to take a backseat for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When things started to normalize in the United States, Markle still wasn’t able to make public appearances because she was pregnant with her daughter. Prince Harry, on the other hand, made a few public appearances but mostly took place virtually.