Disgraced British “His Royal Highness, The Duke of Sussex,” otherwise known as Prince Harry, gave a woke, conservative-bashing speech at a United Nations summit on International Nelson Mandela Day, apparently thinking (incorrectly) that Americans give a whit about what he has to say.
Cameron Arcand, my co-author, reported Monday that Harry was not aiming at England, his country of escape, but rather at America, his new homeland. He educated the commoner, with immense importance and gravity.
It’s been a difficult year within a very painful decade. We’re living through a pandemic that continues to ravage communities in every corner of the globe. The most affected are the victims of climate change. A few are waging war on lies and spreading disinformation to the detriment of many. And from a horrific war in Ukraine, to the rolling back of constitutional rights here in the United States, we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom, the cause of Mandela’s life.
This is a very positive message. NOT.
When he talks about the rolling back of constitutional rights, he’s clearly referring to the overturn of Roe v Wade, which his wife and ‘”soulmate” Meghan Markle is infuriated about. He didn’t explain why we would want a member of the British Monarchy—the very monarchy we rebelled against to form our own country—voicing opinions on our Constitution.
He continued, however:
Many of us are overwhelmed by the seeming endless flow of devastation and disasters.
It was a very positive speech. It reminds me very much of Mitt Romney’s depressing Independence Day op-ed, which basically just moaned about every difficult issue faced by mankind, implied that it was all somehow your fault, but offered no solutions or hope.
It is hard to imagine who selected this clown as a tribute to Nelson Mandela. Why? Harry was a somber, unsmiling bearer of doom and gloom, not what you’d expect from a man delivering a UN tribute speech.
Reviews were not good, and social media users didn’t waste time spanking the Prince:
Do you believe you owe your entire life to the title de nobility bestowed to you at birth? Then you shouldn’t be able to speak out about democracy and freedom. https://t.co/zF0MW8t6jz
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) July 19, 2022
This speech was meant to honor Nelson Mandela. Let’s try not to forget the legendary, anti-apartheid activist amidst Harry’s ponderous narcissism:
Nelson Mandela wouldn’t be disappointed by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Mandela was a man of peace & resilience – NOT the petty resentment or self-absorbed whingeing that Harry and Meghan display. This is evident in their hypocrisy, which shows how far they have fallen from Mandela’s ideals. pic.twitter.com/tW19lrCXz5
— Pooja (@Pooja33719735) July 19, 2022
The print publications weren’t kind either. Although I don’t always agree with commentator Meghan McCain, she’s spot on with this take in a Daily Mail column: “The speech was confusing and wildly insulting to the undoubtedly few Americans who may have been watching,” she wrote.
“Go home, little boy,” tweeted American Greatness senior fellow Ned Ryun. Ouch!
Daily Mail’sSarah Vine wrote Harry with a particular savagery.
God help us, this man is an amiable wet weekend. He’s a living root canal. Which is odd, because who wouldn’t want to be him?
Like a vacuum-cleaner of doom, he sucked all hope and joy out of the room, marking Nelson Mandela Day — named in honour of one of the most inspirational men of the 20th century — with a finger-wagging lecture on failure.
According to the UK’s Express, some folks across the pond weren’t that thrilled either. Angela Levin is a royal biographer.
He is causing a furious outburst among Americans. How dare an English prince with title to tell them what they should do? He talks about climate change and the problem it is and how it eats him up and he was going home in a private plane – there’s a sort of nonsensical hypocrisy there.
He’s very cross at the, about the vote against abortion – well, that’s not his business, is it?
It took away the attention from Mandela.
There were many—MANY—more criticisms of Prince Harry’s speech online and in print Tuesday. It is possible to sympathize with him and his struggles regarding his mental health. However, it is incredibly inappropriate for any member of the British royal Family to speak on American soil about guns and Supreme Court decisions.
The criticism he’s receiving is entirely deserved.