King Charles omitting Meghan and Harry from speech was ‘sensible’

Royal expert on Harry and Meghan omission from King's speech

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Despite recent controversy surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following their tell-all Netflix series, there was no mention of the couple during King Charles’s Christmas Speech. Some expected the Sussexes and the claims they made about the Royal Family to have been acknowledged by the monarch, but GB News guest and former royal butler Grant Harrold described the decision to leave them out of the BBC broadcasted message as “sensible”.

The King chose to pay tribute to the Armed Forces and workers in the emergency services in a speech which aired yesterday.

Amid the controversial strike action of NHS staff, rail workers, and Royal Mail workers, to name a few, the King praised their “selfless dedication”.

He concluded: “So, whatever faith you have, or whether you have none, it is in this life-giving light, and with the true humility that lies in our service to others, that I believe we can find hope for the future.

“Let us, therefore, celebrate it together and cherish it always. With all my heart, I wish each of you a Christmas of peace, happiness, and everlasting light.”

Analysing the speech, GB News presenters Ellie Costello and Emily Carver spoke to former royal butler Grant, where they questioned him on the Meghan and Harry “snub”.

“Now, Grant, no mention of Meghan and Harry,” Emily observed. “Was that a snub or was that just a sensible move?”

“I like to think it was a sensible move,” Grant replied.

“I think the reality is that the King, he obviously talked with the Prince and Princess of Wales on the recent visit to Wales, which was again, a significant moment for the Royal Family.

“I think with everything that’s gone on recently, it’s probably best not to have mentioned them, but I don’t think it’s because he thought, ‘Oh, I’m not going to mention certain members of the family.’

“I think it’s as simple as he talks about, that they’re not working members of the royal family today.

“There isn’t any real reason to mention them because they’ve never done anything of significance as members of the Royal Family.”

He added: “So it makes sense not to mention them, to be honest.”

Netflix recently dropped the final three instalments of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive docuseries, titled Harry & Meghan.

Some viewers who have already caught up on the whole series blasted what they deemed to be a “one-sided” account by the Sussexes, with many challenging some of the claims made in the final three episodes.

One such claim saw Harry sharing his belief that Meghan’s miscarriage was a result of stress caused by the media frenzy at the time.

Prince Harry also stated that his brother Prince William “screamed at him” during talks about Harry’s exit from the Royal Family.

“It became very clear very quickly that that goal wasn’t up for discussion or debate,” the Duke of Sussex recalled.

“It was terrifying to have my brother scream and shout at me and my father say things that simply weren’t true.

“And my grandmother, you know, quietly sit there and sort of take it all in.”

Breakfast airs on GB News daily from 6am.

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