It seems like a day doesn’t go by that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t being criticized for the things they do and say. This time around the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are getting a lot of heat for releasing a statement about the situation in Taliban, with a lot of royal fans believing that the only person who is in position to do such a thing is Queen Elizabeth. Here’s what you need to know.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been getting mocked for wading into the crisis that is currently enfolding in Afghanistan, as the Taliban have taken over the capital of Kabul.
A lengthy statement released on their Archewell Foundation website said they were “heartbroken” and “speechless” at the “exceptionally fragile” state the world was currently in. In their statement, they also addressed the ongoing pandemic that has been COVID-19, along with the devastating earthquake that has hit Haiti.
And now critics say that the only person who should have said anything in the first place is Her Majesty herself, Queen Elizabeth. At least that’s what royal expert Charlie Rae said during an interview with talkRADIO.
He put it this way: “I thought it was very cheap to put that statement out. It would have carried a lot more weight if it was just Harry. It has nothing to do with Meghan! Harry has a good insight because he has done two tours of Afghanistan which he served with distinction. But I don’t know about using 200 words to say I’m speechless about what is going on.”
Rae added: “I don’t think the people of Afghanistan or anywhere else will take comfort that Harry is worried about them. The royals themselves don’t actually get involved in political matters like this. They tend to stay quiet. It is very rare for a member of the Royal Family to say something anywhere near political. If anyone should have made a comment, an expression about what is going on in Afghanistan, that should be down to the Queen. The Queen has expressed views on international matters throughout her reign. It is not down to Harry to do that.”
So far both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not made any comments about the criticism.
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