Prince Philip thinks Prince Harry has “abdicated his responsibilities” for a life of “self-centered celebrity.”
Harry stepped down as a senior royal and currently lives in California with Meghan Markle and their son Archie.
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband (and a man who loves himself a jaunty cap) is apparently not pleased with Prince Harry’s decision to step away from senior royal duties and book it to California. In fact, he thinks it’s a complete “dereliction” of his responsibilities. Which is a fancy way of saying he’s pissed.
According to royal biographer Ingrid Seward’s book Prince Philip Revealed (via People), Prince Philip “has struggled greatly” with “what he sees as his grandson Harry’s dereliction of duty, giving up his homeland and everything he cared about for a life of self-centered celebrity in North America.”
Furthermore, Prince Philip “has found it hard to understand exactly what it was that made his grandson’s life so unbearable. As far as Philip was concerned, Harry and Meghan had everything going for them: a beautiful home, a healthy son, and a unique opportunity to make a global impact with their charity work.... For a man whose entire existence has been based on a dedication to doing the right thing, it appeared that his grandson had abdicated his responsibilities for the sake of his marriage to an American divorcée in much the same way as Edward VIII gave up his crown to marry Wallis Simpson in 1937.”
Prince Philip Revealed comes out on October 20.
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