Prince Harry recently made headlines after he sat down for an interview ahead of the Invictus Games.
Critics immediately dissected everything he said and slammed him for them. During his interview with TODAY, the Duke of Sussex said that he considers Montecito his home. This statement didn’t sit well with Britons because Prince Harry is British.
Prince Harry Dubbed A Hypocrite Following His Invictus Games Interview
Following the interview, royal expert Howard Hodgson called Prince Harry, a hypocrite. He also claimed that Meghan Markle’s husband seems confused because of the things that he has been doing in recent months.
“He is now living abroad, cut from his family, and signing up deals with Netflix which produces The Crown. And then sort of saying, ‘Well, I don’t consider The Crown to be a bad program. It’s fiction isn’t it?’ Well, if somebody portrayed my father so badly, I would have loved the opportunity to go on Oprah Winfrey to say, ‘This is rubbish!’ But he never said it was rubbish,” Hodgson told Express.
The royal expert also commented on Prince Harry’s statement about the United States.
“And having said: ‘I want to go and live in America because I want to be left to live my own life in private’, the last thing I would do is go on the Oprah Winfrey show. So, I think there is a huge amount of hypocrisy. I think he is a very confused man. And the situation is, I’m afraid, I think Harry has wrecked his life, which often happens in the heir and spare dynamic: the queen and Princess Margaret, Edward VII, and George VI,” Hodgson said.
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Prince William, Prince Harry’s Nickname As Heir, Spare Revisited
Growing up, Prince William and Prince Harry earned an entirely different nicknames. The former was dubbed as the heir, while the latter was called the spare. After all, the Duke of Sussex is not in line for the throne so his responsibilities as a royal have always been different from his older brother’s.
In the book Battle of Brothers, royal author Robert Lacey said that Prince Harry always found the term “spare” offensive even while he was still young. At the age of four, Prince Harry already knew that Prince William would one day become king. However, he also knew that the Duke of Cambridge didn’t want the top job, so he offered to take over.
However, even if Prince Harry didn’t quit his royal duties, he wouldn’t ever be able to take over Prince William’s future role. After all, he is sixth in line to the throne now that his older brother has three children.
Prince Harry Slammed For Saying He’s Making Sure Queen Elizabeth Is Protected
Meanwhile, Prince Harry also shared details from his conversation with Queen Elizabeth during his interview.
“To be able to see her in some element of privacy was nice. It was just so nice to see her. You know, she’s in great form. She has always got a great sense of humor with me and I’m just making sure she’s protected and has got the right people around her,” he said (via Abc.net.au).
However, Prince Harry’s statement about making sure that the queen is protected did not sit well with his critics.
Royal commentator Robert Jobson was one of the first people to lash out at Prince Harry after he heard his comments.
“Prince Harry says on US TV he is making sure the Queen is 'protected and has the right people around her'. How so? I think you'll find that Prince Charles and Her Majesty's children and William are DOING just that and supporting the Queen, with actions - and not just words,” he tweeted (via Daily Mail).
Royal expert Angela Levin also had some harsh words for Markle’s husband.
“Harry's comment on US TV about him checking the Queen is protected is a gross insult to Prince Charles and William. He's underlined even more that he doesn't deserve to attend the Jubilee celebrations and be on the balcony,’” she said.
But just like on most occasions, Prince Harry won’t likely respond to the criticisms that he received following his interview.
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