British Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle began a trip to New York on Thursday with a visit to the “Freedom Tower” and the 9/11 Memorial.
The couple toured the observatory on floors 100 and 102 of One World Trade Center with New York Governor Kathy Hochul and City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Dressed in dark and gloomy outfits, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex then inspected the reflecting pools at the site of the Twin Towers before the Al Qaeda attacks of September 11, 2001.
Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, then met with US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
“Wonderful meeting with Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” Thomas-Greenfield wrote on Twitter, alongside a photo of her with the couple.
“Important discussion on COVID, racial justice and mental health awareness,” she added.
Harry and Meghan are scheduled to take the stage at Global Citizen Live in Central Park in New York on Saturday.
Global Citizen Live is a series of concerts held around the world to raise awareness about climate change, vaccine equality and famine.
“It’s wonderful to be back,” Markle told reporters.
The couple now live in California following their surprise decision to step down from frontline royal duties early last year.
They announced the birth of their daughter, their second child, in June.
In 2019, UK newspapers criticized Markle for what they described as an ‘extravagant’ trip to New York City by private jet to celebrate the imminent arrival of her first baby, son Archie.
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