Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appeared to put their ongoing privacy court case and feud with ex-best friend Jessica Mulroney behind them as they stepped out for an appointment in Beverly Hills Friday.
Pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com show the former Royals protecting themselves from both the sun and coronavirus as they donned face masks and hats while collecting their car from a valet in their new neighborhood Friday afternoon.
The couple were spotted exiting a building and getting into a gas-guzzling Cadillac SUV that has been dubbed in online reviews ‘as far from environmentally-friendly as you can get’, marking an unusual choice for the staunchly eco-conscious duo.
Meghan, 38, who led the way to their waiting car, dressed for the scorching California weather, with temperatures reaching 84 Fahrenheit and humidity topping 67 percent yesterday.
She wore a loose $76 Magic Linen asymmetric cream dress with matching cream and black Sam Edelman ballet flats.
She accessorized her outfit with a large @65 Janessa Leone ‘Sammy’ straw hat, dark sunglasses and a dark cross-body bag.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appeared to put their ongoing privacy court case and feud with ex-best friend Jessica Mulroney behind them as they stepped out for an appointment in Beverly Hills Friday
Pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com show the former Royals donning face masks and hats as they left an appointment in their new neighborhood Friday afternoon
Harry walked a few steps behind his wife out of the building in what marked a rare outing for the couple since their move to LA
An expensive-looking gold watch, which she hasn’t been spotted in before, decorated her wrist.
Harry, 35, opted for a more casual look of dark blue jeans, a grey polo shirt, navy trainers and a cap.
The couple exited the building flanked by their security team, who also wore face masks, before one of them opened the car door for Meghan.
Harry walked behind his wife and made his way to the other side of the black SUV before getting in.
The couple, who appeared to have left one-year-old son Archie at home, seem to be taking no chances with coronavirus, as cases and deaths from the virus soar across California.
Face masks are now mandatory for all Californian residents in public places and Meghan and Harry were clearly sticking to the rules.
Meghan, who led the way to their waiting car, dressed for the scorching California weather, with temperatures reaching 84 Fahrenheit and humidity topping 67 percent yesterday
Meghan wore a loose cream linen dress with matching cream and black ballet flats, and accessorised her outfit with a large straw hat and dark sunglasses
She wore a dark cross-body bag hung across her petite frame while she clutched a clear purse in her hands
However, their choice of car during the outing may raise some questions, as the luxury Cadillac Escalade normally comes with a gas-guzzling six-liter engine.
Online reviews describe the five-door motor as being ‘as far from environmentally friendly as you can get’.
This suggests yet another sustainability gaffe for the couple, who have previously been slammed for preaching about saving the planet, and then flying around the world by private jet.
Harry last year infamously said ‘we are the one species on this planet that seems to think that this place belongs to us, and only us,’ before they took four trips in 11 days on private jets that summer.
Harry, meanwhile, opted for a more casual look of dark blue jeans, a grey polo shirt, navy trainers and a cap
A member of their security team opened the car door for Meghan while Harry made his way to the other side of the black SUV before getting into the gas-guzzling Cadillac SUV that, being dubbed ‘as far from environmentally-friendly as you can get’, marked an unusual choice for the staunchly eco-conscious duo
The couple have been holing up in Tyler Perry’s LA mansion since they fled to the US from Canada before the borders to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic
The rare outing comes amid a turbulent few weeks for the Sussexes who have been laying low and have only been spotted out a handful of times since their move to LA.
Meghan’s privacy and copyright case against the Mail on Sunday rumbled on this week and, on Thursday, Meghan issued an application for a High Court injunction to stop anyone from naming her five female friends who briefed People magazine about her and a letter she sent to her estranged father Thomas.
The five women were named as the sources of a People Magazine article in 2019 in legal papers submitted by Meghan to the court last week, although their identities were not made public.
The article lies at the heart of the case because it was the first time the existence of a letter the Duchess had written to her father Thomas was revealed.
The Mail On Sunday claims that revelation and the misleading impression it gave of the letter gave Thomas the right to publish more of the handwritten note in the Mail on Sunday to defend himself after their relationship became hopelessly estranged in the wake of Meghan’s marriage to Harry in May 2018.
But Meghan insists that she had no idea any of her friends had spoken to People magazine until after the fact.
All five of the women now face the prospect of being hauled to the High Court in London next year to testify in the explosive privacy trial.
They will be asked to confirm on oath that the Duchess had no prior knowledge that they were going to speak to People.
The legal battle comes at the same time Meghan has reportedly cut ties with best friend Jessica Mulroney, after Mulroney became embroiled in a social media row with Black influencer Sasha Exeter last month.
Exeter claimed Mulroney had sent her a string of abusive messages and threatened to ruin her career after taking offense over one of Exeter’s posts in which she called on people with large social media followings to speak out about Black Lives Matter.
The blogger also said Mulroney was guilty of using her white privilege and wealth to try and intimidate her.
The spat led to the cancellation of Mulroney’s wedding themed reality TV show I Do Redo, as well as the loss of her Good Morning America fashion slot.
Meghan hasn’t spoken to Mulroney since the row was made public and is also said to have failed to get in touch with her goddaughter Ivy on her birthday last month.
Sources told DailyMail.com this week that Mulroney has been desperately reaching out to Meghan in a bid to patch up their friendship, but to no avail.
An insider said: ‘Jessica has been calling Meghan non-stop and also calling up mutual friends to try and patch up their friendship.
‘She’s devastated Meghan has turned her back on her at a time when she needs her most. But their friends have told her not to expect to hear back from Meghan because when she cuts someone off, she’s done for good – just like with her family.’
Meghan and Harry have been holing up in Tyler Perry’s LA mansion since they fled to the US from Canada before the borders to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Meghan Markle cut ties with her best friend Jessica Mulroney after she threatened to sue black influencer Sasha Exeter in a series of messages