PIERS Morgan has blasted Prince Harry for “poking his woke nose into the US election” after he told voters to “reject hate speech and online negativity.”
The Good Morning Britain presenter slammed the royal on Twitter for effectively telling Americans to vote against Donald Trump.
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Piers Morgan tweeted: “Prince Harry poking his woke nose into the US election & effectively telling Americans to vote against President Trump is completely unacceptable behaviour for a member of the Royal Family.”
This comes as the Duke of Sussex told voters to “reject hate speech” in the run up to the US presidential election.
But as both a Brit and a member of the Royal Family, Prince Harry shouldn’t be vocal about November’s election, his critics argued.
Meanwhile, Meghan called the presidential race the “most important election of our lifetime.”
In the video clip broadcast as part of the Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people, Harry said: “As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.
“When the bad outweighs the good, for many, whether we realise it or not, it erodes our ability to have compassion and our ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes.
“Because when one person buys into negativity online, the effects are felt exponentially. It’s time to not only reflect, but act.”
Prince Harry admitted that he was not eligible to vote in the US election in November and that he never voted in the UK because royals are meant to be politically neutral.
However many have seen this interjection as a thinly veiled attempt by the royals to get their fans to vote Donald Trump out of office.
One user responded to Harry’s comment saying: “None of his business he is purely a guest in the country.”
Another tweeted: “Completely inappropriate, especially from Harry.”
A third said: “This sounds like foreign interference in the US election.
“I think we need a special counsel to investigate.”
Another continued: “Tell Harry to mind his own barking business. Stop thinking politics in America.”
Despite claims that this was an attempt to get their fans to vote Donald Trump out of office, a source close to Harry insisted the Duke was not referring to Mr Trump nor any other individual.
They added: “The Duke was talking about the tone of debate in the run-up to an election which is already quite febrile.
“He is not talking about any candidate or specific campaign.
“He is building on a lot of stuff that he’s said before about online communities, how we engage with each other online, rather than specifically making any political points.”
Although law does not explicitly forbid members of the royal family from voting, the expectation is that royals remain apolitical and never participate in elections.