Regardless if he says something or not, Prince Harry just can’t win with his critics these days. In fact, one royal expert believes that Harry is both “rude” and “petulant” for not making a public statement about Prince Philip’s memorial service. As many fans know by now, Harry and his wife Meghan Markle skipped out on the memorial because of security concerns. Here’s what you need to know.
Royal Critics Believe Prince Harry Is Being Rude For This Reason
Royal expert Ingrid Seward, who often speaks out on all things royal, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s isolation from the monarchy in California, believes that the couple’s silence speaks “volumes.”
She said, “The wall of silence was as loud as if they had shouted from the abbey rafters. The normally verbose duke and duchess of Sussex said nothing. No spokesperson spewed out long sentences of undecipherable wordage. There were no flowers with the florists name proudly displayed. No comments from Archwell. Nothing. Not even a word from their supporters on various social media accounts.”
What’s more, she also believes that Harry and Meghan’s decision to not attend the service because they were afraid that they would overshadow it is not correct.
British Royal News: Harry Keeps Quiet
“There has been a great deal of criticism about Prince Harry ’s absence from his grandfather’s memorial service. But no reason given as to why he chose not to attend from Harry himself. A couple of weeks ago he instructed his spokesperson to say he wouldn’t be going. That was it. What a missed opportunity it was not to bring Meghan and the children to join the extended royal family, European cousins and of course Archie’s contemporaries. Their appearance would not have diverted attention away from the Queen. It was her day and no one could take that away from her not even her favorite son the Duke of York who guided her to her seat.”
So far Harry himself has not made any comments about the matter. Both he and Meghan have also made no comments on whether or not they plan to return to the UK anytime soon. Watch this space.
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