Prince Harry and Meghan have attracted criticism after their decision to hire a Mexican brass band to introduce them wherever they go. The group, who belong to the well-renowned Academy of Tijuana Brass Bands for Announcing The Arrival Of Rich and Famous People Including Celebrities, charge 200,000 Mexican Peso (about £10,000) per day for their services, which includes renditions of various Latin American songs including El Triste, La Cucaracha and Solamente una vez.
One royal observer said that having an expensive orchestra play “Guantanamera” every time Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enter the room, is "not a reasonable use of public funds".
Another observer pointed out that older brother Prince William announces his arrival himself using a second-hand ukelele, which costs nothing to the taxpayer. “It’s quite a delight to hear the future king of England strumming and singing to George Formby’s classic ‘When I'm cleaning windows’, with a perfect Lancashire accent, to modestly announce his arrival in public places”.
However, famous people have leapt to Harry and Meghan’s defence. Elton John claimed that critics should remember that Harry is the son of Princess Diana, his ‘candle in the wind’. Jameela Jamil criticised everyone in the United Kingdom for being racist.