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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were seen in the middle of Robert De Niro’s Italian restaurant, where they mingled with diners, despite alleged warnings that customers would be kicked out if they took pictures of the couple.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted Monday night at Locanda Verde restaurant, in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood.
“There was a lot of security all over the restaurant, but they weren’t inside [a] private room,” a source told Page sixsaying Harry and Meghan were ‘sat in the middle of the busy restaurant’.
The source added that the security detail warned that anyone attempting to take a photo of the royal couple would be “asked to leave.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were the center of attention Monday night while dining at Robert De Niro’s Locanda Verde restaurant, in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were reportedly quite sociable at the restaurant, wishing a happy birthday dinner and enjoying wine with another
Meghan, 40, donned a black and white jumpsuit, black stilettos and a red clutch as she left the trendy ristorante holding her husband’s hand
Despite the friendly reception, royals security reportedly warned diners in the restaurant not to take photos of them or risk being evicted from the restaurant (pictured)
The outing took place at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca restaurant, Locanda Verde
Despite the warning, the source said Harry and Meghan made the rounds at the restaurant, greeting and drinking with other customers and wishing another happy birthday.
“There was a random birthday party at the table next to theirs,” the source told Page Six. ‘Meghan went up to them with Harry and said, ‘Happy Birthday to you,’ to the table next to her.
“They were all stunned and just said, ‘Thank you so much.’
Another source confirmed the couple’s cheerfulness at the restaurant, adding that the royals enjoyed a meal of Sardinian sheep’s milk ricotta, steak tartare, Piemontese, ravioli, along with red wine.
The restaurant’s management did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
Meghan, 40, donned a black and white jumpsuit, black stilettos and a red clutch as she exited the trendy ristorante — where you can easily get a bill for $85 per person — holding her husband’s hand.
The Duchess of Sussex, in her third outfit of the day, adorned with dainty gold earrings, her $350,000 trilogy engagement and wedding band, and Princess Diana’s $23,000 Cartier Tank Watch.
Harry wore a more casual look in black jeans, a navy blue shirt – with arms rolled up – and gray suede sneakers. He also had accessories with two separate bracelets and a necklace that was usually hidden by his shirt.
The Duke’s relaxed appearance contrasted sharply with his keynote speech at the UN General Assembly in which he denounced the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a “global attack on democracy and freedom.”
Pictured: Harry and Meghan exit the trendy ristorante, where you can easily get an $85 per person tab, holding hands
Though no photos were reportedly taken of them inside, the couple were greeted by a crowd of photographers as soon as they stepped out of the restaurant.
The outing came hours after Harry delivered a politically charged speech at the UN condemning the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Despite the event being intended to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day, the prince continued to criticize American politics.
He said: ‘This has been a painful year in a painful decade. We are living through a pandemic that continues to plague communities in every corner of the world.
‘Climate change is causing major damage to our planet, with the most vulnerable suffering in particular. The few weaponize lies and misinformation at the expense of the many.
“And from the horrific war in Ukraine to the rollback of constitutional rights in the US, we are witnessing a worldwide assault on democracy and freedom, the cause of Mandela’s life.”
Harry also criticized SCOTUS for its decision to lift federal abortion protections.
The comments, heard Monday morning by a largely empty United Nations hall, were the final blow to American politicians.
They followed Meghan’s recent comments to Fashion magazine in which she, along with famed feminist icon Gloria Steinem, urged men to be “more vocal” with their anger at the decision to overthrow Roe.
Steinem, seen earlier Monday with the Duchess, has recruited Meghan in her fight to get Congress to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment — a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to ensure equal legal rights. guarantee to all US citizens, regardless of their gender.
Prince Harry spoke at the UN on Monday about the importance of freedom and democracy as he attacked the current state of American politics
Meghan Markle showed she meant it in a sophisticated pencil skirt and blouse when she stepped out with Prince Harry in New York City on Monday
Meghan, 40, grabbed the hand of her friend and fellow activist Gloria Steinem as they left Crosby Hotel after lunch
Meghan and Steinem, 88, were interviewed by Vogue journalist Jessica Yellin just days after SCOTUS announced its decision to overthrow Roe.
The Royal asked men to express their anger, revealing that her husband’s reaction to the ruling was “guttural.”
Steinem, who was contacted by Meghan in 2020 when the Duchess realized she was hiding near their California home during the pandemic, said she could confirm Harry was deeply interested in women’s rights.
She called the couple “chosen family.”
“His response last week was guttural, just like mine,” Meghan said. “I know there is a sense of despair for so many women right now. But again, we need to work together and not wallow. We have to do the work.’
Meghan argued that it was important to “normalize the conversation about the things that affect our lives and bodies,” citing her own decision to speak out about her own miscarriage in November 2020.
“This is about women’s physical safety,” she said. ‘It’s also about economic justice, individual autonomy and who we are as a society. No one should be forced to make a decision that they don’t want, or that is unsafe, or endangers their own life.’
Steinem also told Vogue that Meghan and Harry speaking out on the matter was vital.
“It’s very, very, very important,” she said. “Because what they both have is trust. We trust them and nothing but nothing replaces trust. It is the most important quality or characteristic.
“We can see things on television and not believe or trust them. But when people like these two tell us, we trust it.’