Harry and Meghan faced a barrage of questions when they arrived at an awards ceremony in New York, just hours before their new documentary was due to hit Netflix.

The duke was asked if he was putting money before family as the couple graced the red carpet, but there wasn’t a straight answer.

“So many questions,” Harry was overheard saying as they were ushered into the gala hosted by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Organization (RFKHR).

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been honored with the Ripple of Hope Award in recognition of their work on racial justice and mental health.

A clip of Harry was provided by the organizers who saw Harry joking, in a question and answer stage, about how he thought Megan she was taking him on a “date night”.

Speaking on stage with RFKHR chairman Kerry Kennedy, Harry said: ‘I’ll be honest with you Kerry, I just thought we were just going on date night so I found it quite strange that we share a room with 1,500 people.

“We don’t get out a lot these days because our kids are so small and young, so this is totally unexpected.”

Meghan added: “Thank you for taking me on this very special date.”

While no one would have expected royalty to be vented in this forum, it is conceivable that racism as an issue could be discussed – and broadcast publicly – for the sake of relevance and importance.

But there is value in what Harry and Meghan have to say on the matter and that is earned elsewhere.

This media-savvy couple have an investment to protect.

They will be pleased that an internationally respected organization like RFK Human Rights, populated by opinion leaders, has rewarded their efforts to change the narrative about racism.

In doing so, it validates their victim’s story and may only cement the idea that problems exist within the royal family – the point was raised by Meghan in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey.

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Megan and Harry. Photo: Netflix

here in the United Statesthe media generally accepts the tale of the royal family and the coverage has been duly dewy and sympathetic.

That changes with tough news, and news about Harry and Meghan is tough and analytical.

The royal family, as an institution, is limited in how far it can engage in rebuttal. Unlike Harry and Meghan who have the freedom to swing the wrecking ball.

To what extent… we’re about to find out.

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