Prince Harry snapped first time since Oprah Winfrey interview with poor-fitting mask

Prince Harry has been snapped out riding an electric bike in California without a helmet and with a poorly-fitting mask, the first time the royal renegade has been seen out in public since his interview with Oprah Winfrey.

New pictures obtained by the Daily Mail show the prince racing through the streets of California's Montecito near his and Meghan Markle's multi-million-dollar mansion. Followed by his security team, Harry wasn't wearing a helmet, which under the state's law, only under-18-year-olds are required to do.

He was, however, wearing a mask. But some on social media pointed out that the pictures show the mask not covering his nose. The United States' Center for Disease Control and Prevention says a mask should "completely cover your nose and mouth".

"Isn't the mask supposed to cover the nose?" one Twitter user wrote.

"[He] doesn't know how to wear a face mask meant to cover your nose too."

"At half mask as mark of respect?"

Others though noted that as he was on a bike by himself, wearing a mask was probably unnecessary.

The CDC recommends "people wear masks in public settings, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people".

It's been nearly two weeks since Harry and Meghan's tell-all interview with Winfrey. In it, Meghan made several claims about The Firm, such as that she didn't get any support while in the UK, leading her to have suicidal thoughts, and that someone questioned what colour her child's skin may be. 

Since the interview aired, the pair haven't bunkered down. Meghan did, however, complain to UK broadcaster ITV about television host Piers Morgan alleging she made up her mental health challenges.

Buckingham Palace released a statement after the interview saying the whole royal family is "saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been".

"The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.

"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved family members."

Prince William has also told media that his family isn't racist.