Meghan Markle and Prince Harry branded 'hypocrites' after awkward Nigeria moment

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were forced to stand for a rendition of 'God Save The King' during their visit to Nigeria.

By Lauren Welch, Royal Reporter based in London

meghan and harry in nigeria

Meghan and Harry have been branded as 'hypocrites' (Image: Anadolu via Getty Images)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been branded "hypocrites" after standing for one awkward moment in Nigeria.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived for a three-day visit to Nigeria last week, a trip that was previously branded an "unofficial royal tour" due to its stark similarities.

On Saturday, May 11, the couple made an appearance at a reception at the Nigerian Defence Headquarters and were treated to a rendition of 'God Save The King' whilst in attendance.

The awkward moment that the pair were forced to stand from their seats was captured, with fans commenting on the "hypocritical" former working royals.

One user, commenting on the clip posted to YouTube by GB News, wrote: "Pair of hypocrites."

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A second user wrote: " how absolutely hypocritical."

Pointing out that Meghan didn't appear in the UK, another user commented: "Such hypocrites... [Meghan Markle] couldn’t even show up to the 10-year anniversary in the UK with Harry, but she [went] to Nigeria to promote [Invictus Games]..."

Another user also pointed out that the pair failed to sing along to the national anthem, writing: "Shame they can't bring themselves to sing... Disgraceful!"

Commenting on the couple's stance in the video, one user simply wrote: "Absolutely disgusted."

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Meghan and Harry awkwardly stood for a rendition of 'God Save The King' (Image: GETTY)

During their Nigeria trip, Meghan and Harry were accused of nakedly attempting to cash-in on their royal status.

Speaking recently to the Daily Express, royal expert Robert Jobson said: "They seem to be clinging on to the very same thing they have been trashing. Why can't they just be themselves?"

The couple's chairs at the ceremonial event at the Nigerian Defence Headquarters in Abuja were also labelled 'Duke' and 'Duchess'.

Meghan left Harry behind to make a solo appearance at a Woman in Leadership event in Abuja on May 11.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Nigeria

Meghan and Harry spent three days in Nigeria on an "unofficial" royal visit (Image: GETTY)

Despite arriving one-hour late, Meghan's presence was welcomed by all those in attendance.

The Duchess also made a bizarre comment on the panel by branding Nigeria as "my country".

The trip has been classed as a "private visit", with the pair invited by the chief of the defence staff.

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