The Duke of Sussex wants to forget he was like ‘legend of banter’ Prince Philip and has adopted a ‘woke persona’ which ‘distances him from any wrongdoing or offence,’ a royal expert has claimed.
According to Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, founder of the British Monarchists Society, Prince Harry, 36, who he said used to be a ‘lads lad,’ has attempted to devise a ‘new persona’ in a bid to put some distance between woke Harry and the fact he was once ‘heir’ to the cheeky Duke of Edinburgh, who was renowned for his one-liners.
‘The Duke of Sussex has chosen to ignore and forget his less than favourable gaffes by burying them under several layers of political correctness and woke cushioning, in hope that his newly created persona will distance him from any wrongdoing or offence he caused when his gaffes were knowingly made,’ the royal expert claimed, speaking to The Daily Star.
‘Harry used to be like his grandfather, he had charisma, and charm – he was able to also use humour as a tool, but this is where the similarities end.’
The Duke of Sussex, 36, is trying to forget he was once like ‘legend of banter’ Prince Philip in favour of ‘woke persona,’ a royal expert has claimed. Pictured, during new five-part AppleTV+ docuseries The Me You Can’t See
Prince Philip at the battle of Trafalgar Bicentenary Commemoration Service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on 23 October 2005
He went on to say how there is ‘nothing funny’ about the Duke any more and that Harry, unlike his grandfather, is unable to use humour in his favour – adding that ‘not only have times changed, so has Prince Harry.’
The royal expert recalled how the royal used to be a ‘lads lad’ but claimed that the once ‘happy go lucky chap’ is nowhere to be seen since he took the decision to step back as a senior royal in March 2020, and move to America with Meghan Markle and their son, Archie.
Paying tribute to his later grandfather when he flew to the UK to attend his funeral last month, Prince Harry light-heartedly summed up Prince Philip as ‘master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end’.
‘If there were any aspirations on the part of Harry to be the heir to Philip’s “legend of banter”, then those very aspirations are sadly misconstrued, misunderstood, and misguided – a failure,’ said the royal expert. ‘With the passing of Prince Philip, so went the last of the Windsor’s great gaffes.’
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walks behind Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, carried by a Land rover hearse, in a procession during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor
Last week, Prince Harry sparked outrage in the US, the country that welcomed him when he fled from British royal life, after describing the First Amendment – one of the country’s most cherished founding principles – as ‘bonkers’.
Harry – who fled British royal life to live in luxury in California last year and has since made a fortune through American companies like Netflix and Spotify while living in California – made the comments on Dax Shepard’s podcast on Thursday.
‘I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.
‘I don’t want to start going down the First Amendment route because that’s a huge subject and one which I don’t understand because I’ve only been here a short time, but you can find a loophole in anything.
‘You can capitalize or exploit what’s not said rather than uphold what is said.’
Speaking of the royal’s remarks, Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills told how the previously ‘relatable and fun’ Prince Harry who could ‘appeal to anyone’ is now a ‘partisan, divisive, talking head that chastises and lectures his home nation and belittles his family.’
He went on to say how he missed the old royal before he turned ‘too serious’ and hit headlines daily.