Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be honored at a gala in December. Seats at her table cost $250,000, but the demand is there.
the essentials in a nutshell
- In December, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will receive the Ripple of Hope award.
- At the gala, tickets for seats at her table cost $250,000 per person.
- The fact that the award belongs to former kings causes outrage.
In early December, Prince Harry (38) and Meghan Markle (41) were honored in New York. The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation’s Ripple of Hope Award is given to people who are very charitable and committed to human rights. Past winners include Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bishop Desmond Tutu.
The gala in New York is accessible to ordinary people – provided they have a lot of money. Tickets cost several tens of thousands of dollars. The “Pioneer Package” is the most expensive: it costs a million dollars and includes four seats at the table where Meghan and Harry are expected.
$250,000 per person to spend an evening with royal renegades? It sounds like a lot of money, but as the British “Mirror” reports, there is demand. The wealthy California heiress told the newspaper that she would try to get tickets. “We love the royal family,” was the rationale.
David Nasaw, author of a book about Joseph Kennedy, the father of Robert F. and John F. Kennedy, is less enthusiastic about the royal family. He doesn’t understand why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are being honored: “When you look at past winners, you have to ask yourself what are they doing here,” he tells the Mirror.
“What on earth did they do to deserve this,” raged author Nasaw. He finds it somewhere between “subliminally ridiculous and outrageously ridiculous. It’s absurd.”
Would you pay money to sit at the same table as Harry and Meghan at a gala?
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