Ever since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they would be stepping back as senior members of the royal family, everyone began to take sides. Many supported the Sussexes decision to become independent, while others — including the Queen — were disappointed by their choice.
And just in case you were curious about President Trump's stance on the drama, he weighed in on Megxit in a wide-ranging interview with Fox News's Laura Ingram on Friday. When asked about his opinion on situation, Trump uncharacteristically kept his comments brief, but made it clear that his loyalty is to Queen Elizabeth.
"I don’t want to get into the whole thing but I find it — I just have such respect for the Queen. I don’t think this should be happening to her," he told Ingraham, adding: "I think it's sad, I do, I think it's sad.”
At another point, he expressed his admiration for the 93-year-old monarch, saying: "She's a great woman. She's never made a mistake, if you look, I mean, she's had like a flawless time."
Donald Trump asked for his advice to the Queen on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal exit https://t.co/yn2ng8ptdc— Nick Bryant (@NickBryantNY) January 10, 2020
Trump's siding with the Queen shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, especially considering his outspoken views on Meghan in the past. Last year, before his visit to the UK, he called the duchess "nasty" for publicly criticizing him during his presidential campaign in 2016. During an interview on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the then-actress labeled Trump as "misogynistic" and said she "might just stay in Canada" if he won the election.
The details on Meghan and Harry's new roles in the royal family haven't been outlined just yet, but the Queen is working to reach a resolution with the couple soon. An official statement from the Palace said, “Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.”