The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met with fury in New York.
They took a jab at the Supreme Court’s Roe vs Wade decision, which restored abortion rights to individual US states.
He called it a “global assault on democracy and freedom,” and he also condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Harry stated: “This has been a difficult year in a difficult decade. We are living in the midst of a pandemic that is wreaking havoc on communities all over the world.” Climate change is wreaking havoc on our planet, causing the most vulnerable people to suffer the most. The few are arming themselves with lies and disinformation at the expense of the many.
“And we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom – the cause of Mandela’s life – from the horrific war in Ukraine to the rollback of constitutional rights in the United States.”
But, as protesters lined the streets outside, Harry and Meghan’s appearance in New York for Nelson Mandela Day backfired spectacularly.
“Mandela spent 27 years behind bars in South Africa,” one placard read.
During a pandemic, Markle spent 18 months in castles and complained on TV.
“What brings them here?”
This is the couple’s first public appearance since flying to the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last month.
It has not gone down well, with former MEP Martin Daubney calling Harry a “platinum-plated plonker” on GB News.
Republican lawmakers were quick to condemn the Duke of Sussex’s remarks.
“Yet again, the Duke and Duchess are sticking their noses into American politics by attacking the US rule of law,” Rep Lisa McClain added.
“I think it’s time we bought them a Revolutionary War history book to remind them that our government stopped caring about the ‘royals’ opinion back in 1776.”