Prince Harry will reportedly be “forced” to stay quiet during United States President Donald Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom and out of respect for his grandmother Queen Elizabeth after Trump reportedly took a swipe at the prince’s wife Meghan Markle, calling her “nasty.”
The Daily Express reported that a royal expert explained that it will likely be awkward for the Duke of Sussex having to interact with Trump after it was revealed he reportedly spoke ill of Markle.
The Sun reported that Trump learned of a statement Markle made where she called him “misogynistic” and replied, “I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.”
Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter said to The Daily Express that the prince will have to “toe the line” after Trump’s comments during their lunch together.
Arbiter remarked that “The royal family will be professional and duty bound. He [Prince Harry] will lay on his very best charm because that is what he has been raised to do, that is what he is required to do. Markle is his wife and this is where it becomes incredibly difficult.”
Normally, members of the royal family do not make formal statements regarding their political opinions. The statements Markle made were prior to her engagement to Prince Harry in November 2017.
During the 2016 interview which took place in a 2016 interview on the talk show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Markle also stated that then-candidate Trump made it easy to see that people don’t really want that kind of world that “he’s painting.”
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Today The Duke of Sussex attended a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace alongside Her Majesty The Queen and other Members of The Royal Family. The Queen hosts Garden Parties as a means of recognizing guests for the good work they are doing in their communities, a tradition steeped in history and dating back to the 1860s during Queen Victoria’s reign. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended their first official Garden Party as a couple last May at Buckingham Palace just days after their wedding, in celebration of The Prince of Wales’ charity work, patronages and military affiliations. Today, The Duke of Sussex met with several guests including those that he and The Duchess extended a personal invitation to based on their extensive work in the community. His Royal Highness met with a representative of @africanparksnetwork (of which he is President), a mental health consultant for @weareinvictusgames and countless others who are leading by example with high impact cause driven work. The Duke also greeted several representatives of The Duchess’ patronages on her behalf, as she is on maternity leave and was unable to attend. These include members from @themayhew @thenationaltheatre and @smartworkscharity as well as The Association of Commonwealth Universities. Amongst the 8,000 people attending today were Members of the Armed Services, Ambassadors as well as those who have made a positive impact through the arts, charity work and volunteering. Thank you to volunteers, staff and all of those who dedicate their time and energy to working towards the collective good. We appreciate all that you do ????
The royal commentator believes that Prince Harry is taking the meeting not only to show support for his grandmother Queen Elizabeth but also as a thank you for Melania Trump, whom he met in 2017 when she led the U.S. Team to Toronto for his Invictus Games. Mrs. Trump was gracious to the prince, inviting him to the White House when he visited the United States.
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ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The Duchess of Cambridge, with The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Gloucester, attended the #AnzacDay Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. Anzac Day has been commemorated in London since the first anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli in 1916, when King George V attended a service at Westminster Abbey and more than 2,000 Australian and New Zealand troops marched through the streets. Since then, Anzac Day has become an important moment to recognise the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who died during the landings, and to honour the sacrifices of men and women in all wars. ????PA/Kensington Palace
The Sun noted that Trump is bringing all four of his adult children and their spouses to share the experience, explaining his wishes are for Ivanka, Tiffany, Eric, and Donald Jr. Trump to hold a so-called next-generation meeting with Princes William and Harry.
Donald Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom has been met with much criticism. CNN reported that the hope of the U.K. is to have a hospitable working relationship with the United States leader in preparation for a free trade deal with the U.S. once it finally leaves the European Union.
Prince Harry will meet with Donald Trump without his wife, Meghan Markle, who recently gave birth to the couple’s first son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.