Leave Harry alone! Why the Prince just can’t win
Whatever Harry does, some people can’t help having a go at the handsome prince...
With his gorgeous TV star girlfriend by his side, a third niece or nephew on the way and another successful Invictus Games under his belt, you’d think Prince Harry would be riding high.
But it seems that no matter what he does, there are people who can’t resist taking a pop.
Last week, all eyes were on Harry as he made his first public appearance in Toronto with Meghan Markle, 36, who he has been dating for a year. They attended a wheelchair basketball match together – sitting side by side.
But previously, at the opening ceremony, Harry, 33, was in the VIP box with US First Lady Melania Trump – while Meghan sat 20 rows away in the stands.
No doubt canny Harry didn’t want the inevitable fuss about their first public appearance to overshadow his beloved Invictus.
Yet his decision got the goat of TV presenter Piers Morgan, who claimed on Good Morning Britain that he should be drafted in to advise the royals, and that their seating decision had caused a ‘massive distraction’.
He added, ‘ When have you been to an event when you’re 50m from the person you’re having sex with?’
Back home, Harry got more flak from Emma Dent Coad, the Labour MP for Kensington. The politician caused outrage when she told an anti-monarchy event at the Labour Party Conference that Harry couldn’t fly a helicopter.
‘He just sits there going “vroom vroom”. He tried to pass the helicopter exam about four times and couldn’t get through it at all, so he always goes with a co-pilot,’ she slammed.
In fact, Harry is a qualified Apache helicopter gunship pilot, and flew many combat missions during two tours in Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
The former chair of Labour’s backbench defence committee, John Woodcock, apologised, saying, ‘Like everyone who puts themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe, His Royal Highness deserves nothing but praise and respect for his service.
‘In addition to his tours of duty in Afghanistan, Prince Harry inspires so many by the way he champions injured, ill and wounded servicemen and women through the Invictus Games.
‘I am really sorry that this has happened.’
Perhaps people like Piers Morgan and Emma Dent Coad should lay off Harry and focus on someone who really merits their fury?
‘His Royal Highness deserves nothing but praise and respect for his service’
Vroom vroom? Harry is a qualified pilot… Piers Morgan to advise on royal seating? No thanks