Prince Harry has been told to “move to Zimbabwe” if he doesn’t understand how the First Amendment works…
It comes after his appearance on Dax’s Shepard’s podcast in which he criticized the amendment…
Describing it as “bonkers.”
Now, since marrying former actress, Meghan Markle, in 2018, Prince Harry has been thrown into the spotlight in ways he never imagined…
Along with Meghan, of course.
The pair have since formally stepped down from their positions within the royal family…
And they are currently residing in Los Angeles where they’re raising their son, Archie, and expecting their second child.
But they recently decided to speak out about their terrible experiences with the royal family and British press in the last few years…
To none other than Oprah Winfrey.
It’s the interview that everyone was talking about.
Their 2-hour-long interview aired on CBS on Sunday, March 7th and viewers watched on in shock as some mind-blowing allegations were made against the monarchy.
It was claimed that senior members of the family had refused to get Meghan professional help when she was experiencing suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with Archie.
Meghan also addressed that incident with her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.
Headlines were made in 2018 when Meghan allegedly “made Kate cry” in a row about bridesmaids’ dresses in the days before her and Harry’s wedding – well, in her chat with Oprah, Meghan claimed that Kate was the one to make her cry.
Though she did stress that Kate had apologized and that she had “forgiven her.”
She also addressed the ongoing issues of racism within the monarchy.
Meghan claimed an unnamed senior member of the Royal family raised “concerns” about how dark Archie’s skin would be before his birth.
“In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of, ‘you won’t be given security, not gonna be given a title’ and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Harry then explained that he “had to get out,” though when he did he was “cut off financially” when he and Meghan needed help the most…
He also added that they’ve since been relying on his inheritance from Princess Diana.
“I was totally cut off financially. My family cut me off – if I didn’t have what my mom left me, we wouldn’t have been able to do this.”
“All I wanted to do was keep my family safe.”
Meghan then insisted that they never had any plans at first to quit the U.K – she said the intention was to “do this forever” and that she told the royal family to “use me as much as you like.”
Later in the interview, Oprah asked how the prince thinks the late Princess Diana would have felt about the rifts that drove them to step back from the royal family.
“I think she would feel very angry with how this has panned out, and very sad,” Harry said, “But ultimately, all she’d ever want is for us to be happy.”
Quite predictably, opinion was well and truly divided over the interview…
With a vast majority feeling sympathetic for Harry and Meghan over what they’ve allegedly endured in the last few years.
But on the other hand…
People have been slamming the pair for agreeing to take part in Oprah’s interview and have even been brandishing them as “liars”… including Piers Morgan, of course!
It’s undoubtedly caused a lot of drama…
And the couple have been the talk of the entire world.
But now, over 2 months on from the interview, Prince Harry appeared on a podcast dedicated to mental health…
And he revealed some serious home truths.
Talking on Dax Shepherd’s Armchair Expert podcast, Harry promoted his Apple TV+ series with Oprah Winfrey, The Me You Can’t See…
And, of course, he discussed his explosive Oprah interview and more reasons behind him uprooting his life in the U.K.
“I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically,” he explained, as per the Daily Mail.
“It’s a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway so we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say ‘you know what, that happened to me, I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you’.”
The Duke described how he started therapy after Meghan “saw he was angry”…
And when asked if he felt “in a cage” while in royal duties, he said:
“It’s the job right? Grin and bear it. Get on with it. I was in my early twenties and I was thinking I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be doing this. Look what it did to my mum, how am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and family when I know it’s going to happen again.”
Harry then called royal life “a mixture between The Truman Show and being in a zoo”…
And stepping down from royal duties was simply a matter of “putting mental health first.”
“I’ve seen behind the curtain, I’ve seen the business model and seen how this whole thing works and I don’t want to be part of this.”
“So living here (in Los Angeles) now I can actually lift my head and I feel different, my shoulders have dropped, so have hers, you can walk around feeling a little bit more free, I can take Archie on the back of my bicycle, I would never have had the chance to do that,” he added.
Appearing on the podcast, Harry also discussed the US Constitution’s right to freedom of speech, the First Amendment.
“I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers,” he said.
“I don’t want to start going down the First Amendment route because that’s a huge subject and one which I don’t understand because I’ve only been here a short time, but you can find a loophole in anything.”
“You can capitalise or exploit what’s not said rather than uphold what is said.”
And it’s safe to say, his comments have ruffled a few feathers…
And his comment has annoyed some people so much…
They told Harry to “move to Zimbabwe” if he doesn’t understand he’s in the “crosshairs” of the American paparazzi.
Joe Siracusa, a professor at Curtin University in Perth, Australia spoke with Sky News Australia where he claimed that Harry needs to learn how the First Amendment works.
“If Harry doesn’t understand that he’s in the crosshairs of the American paparazzi, that is the American media, then he ought to go for a long walk somewhere and move to Zimbabwe or some Asian village … because he’s going to be news now,” Siracusa said.
“I find him completely unremarkable myself.”
“The first amendment will allow Americans to probe into his life – I think he’s going to have to take a crash course maybe online with somebody. With Harry I think he’s a very intriguing guy, I mean he’s got nothing to really say, but I just say with Voltaire I don’t agree with much of what he has to say but I will defend to death his right to say it.”
You can see the full interview here.
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