Meghan Markle and Prince Harry haven't wasted any time in their quest to become financially independent, but, unfortunately, the couple is catching some heat for how they've done so. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first appearance since separating from the royal family at a JP Morgan event in Miami on Feb. 6. According to The Times, their presence earned them a reported $1 million. It also earned them a few raised eyebrows from critics who feel that the move was hypocritical to their stance on climate change.

According to Express, JP Morgan has reportedly spent hundreds of billions of dollars on "firms that support and carry out fracking and Arctic oil and gas exploration, as well as other fossil fuel endeavors."

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"How they accept money, and from whom, is going to be a challenge going forward," public relations expert Mark Borkowski shared as reported by the British publication. 

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams commented on the matter as well. 

"They need to be careful," he said. "If you preach, you should practice what you preach. When it comes to the rich and famous there is an awful lot of hypocrisy over climate change."

It's only been a few weeks since Meghan and Harry embarked on this new life so this was likely just part of the learning curve. In the in-between time, the two seem to be enjoying their new life on Canada's Vancouver Island with their 9-month-old son, Archie Harrison.

Locals have reportedly seen the couple engaging in lots of normal activities.

"Horth Hill’s become a very popular place now. And they jog around, so they’ve been seen," said a local resident. "It’s kind of exciting. I hope everything goes fine for them. They’re breaking away from tradition and I just wish them all the best."

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to step back as 'senior' royals Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to step back as "senior" royals. Photo: POOL/DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS