Prince Harry Slammed On Twitter For 'Staring Daggers' At Media During Tour With Meghan Markle

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Birtain's Prince Harry, a combat veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan, first attended the US Department of Defense Warrior Games in 2013 in Colorado
Birtain's Prince Harry, a combat veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan, first attended the US Department of Defense Warrior Games in 2013 in Colorado

Prince Harry was allegedly not that friendly with the press during his and Meghan Markle's royal tour in 2018.

The BBC dropped the first part of its two-part documentary "The Princes And The Press" Monday. In the documentary, The Times royal correspondent Valentine Low recalled the moment the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Fiji. According to him, the duke was "pretty grumpy on that tour."

"Harry was just glowering, he was very cross, he’s cross with the media, and he spent the entire welcoming ceremony just diverting his gaze to one side just to stare daggers at the press pack," he added.

Markle's husband was also allegedly in combative mode during a flight from Tonga to Sydney. His staff reportedly convinced him to talk to the press on board and he did but wasn't friendly at all.

"Thanks very much for coming, guys, not that you were invited," he reportedly said.

"It went down incredibly badly," Low added.

Twitter users immediately reacted after learning about the incident. For them, Prince Harry's behavior wasn't OK. Many also mocked the prince because he has been seen with his camera crew recently for a Netflix documentary.

"On Tour representing the UK & the govt. On behalf of the Queen & he behaved like that! Utter disgrace. Now he is paid a huge amount of money to appear on behalf of organizations & or Netflix, all of a sudden US media is superb!" one commented.

"But he seems to have no problem with the Netflix cameras. Be a good trophy husband ginger and tap it out more tap tap," another added.

"Read a story once [about] how it was alleged that The Firm constantly used spin doctors to clean up Harry's bad behavior. Point is. Harry was always an a-hole. We just get to see it now," a third netizen wrote.

Another user said Prince Harry was "unhinged and paranoid." A different netizen said he was a "spoiled, whining brat."

Meanwhile, several also defended the Duke of Sussex. For them, he acted like that because he wasn't a fan of the press. He blamed them for the death of his mom, Princess Diana, who died after the paparazzi chased her car in Paris. Many also stood up for Prince Harry and slammed the other royals because the documentary mentioned the Kensington Palace staff leaking information about the Sussexes to the press.

"He believes they killed his mother. He is never going to love them," one said, sympathizing with Prince Harry.

"I am so sorry that you are right. Prince Harry deserved so much more from his family and country," another wrote.

"When I say that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will be on the right side of history, it's true. The 'palace' and royal members are digging their own graves. The whole world is watching and now everyone is seeing what a racist, bully a-- the family is," a third user added.

Prince William was also slammed by the netizens for the alleged leak to the press because he is the head of Kensington Palace.

Buckingham Palace, the Clarence House and Kensington Palace have since released a joint statement expressing their disappointment over the documentary.

"A free, responsible and open press is of vital importance to a healthy democracy," their statement read. "However, too often it is overblown and unfounded claims from unnamed sources that are presented as facts and it is disappointing when anyone, including the BBC, gives them credibility."

The BBC responded saying the documentary was "about how royal journalism is done and features a range of journalists from broadcast and the newspaper industry."


Birtain's Prince Harry, a combat veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan, first attended the US Department of Defense Warrior Games in 2013 in Colorado

Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / KEVIN WINTER

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