Harry probably wouldn’t get a ‘Vax Live’-like standing ovation in the UK anymore


Prince Harry may be learning there’s truth to the saying, “You can’t go home again.”

Americans seem to love him — unless they are Donald Trump supporters or royal skeptics — as evidenced by the standing ovation he received when he walked on stage for “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World,” which was taped Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

Harry also received thunderous applause for his impassioned plea to help get COVID-19 vaccines distributed around the world. For the event, to be broadcast May 8, the Duke of Sussex joined some of the biggest names in politics and entertainment, including Joe and Jill Biden, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, Jimmy Kimmel, Sean Penn and David Letterman.

Well, he’s here! Los Angeles LOVES Prince Harry tonight — he gets electric reception and standing ovation as he steps out on the biggest stage since moving down the road in Montecito. #VaxLive pic.twitter.com/ewzqZ7WnYz

— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) May 3, 2021

Back in Harry’s home country, the U.K media continued to focus on news about Harry’s ruptured relationship with the British royal family — and with a segment of the British public who aren’t happy with the way he and his wife Meghan Markle left royal duties, moved to America and trashed the royal family in their famous interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The U.S./U.K. divide over the Sussexes is evident in the way the British tabloids delivered the news that Queen Elizabeth’s grandson was “shocked” that he received a “very, very cold reception” from the royal family when he returned for Prince Philip’s funeral last month.

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Another report Monday said that Prince Charles and Prince William don’t feel that healing their rift with Harry should be their priority, while a royal author raised doubts this weekend that Harry would return to England in July, as widely expected, to join his brother at the unveiling of a statue for his mother, Princess Diana.

In addition, a new YouGov poll released last week shows that Harry’s popularity in the U.K. has continued to drop since he and Meghan stepped back from their jobs as working royals, moved into a $14 million mansion in Montecito and signed multimillion deals with Netflix and Spotify.

Harry and Meghan’s popularity in the U.K. decreased even more after they gave their bombshell interview to Winfrey on March 7, during which they made a number of explosive allegations against his family. They claimed that the monarchy was indifferent to Meghan’s mental health struggles and said that one family member said racist things about her and their son, Archie.

Many royal fans believe that some of Harry and Meghan’s comments were self-serving, exaggerated or disloyal, such as when they questionably claimed that Charles and William felt “trapped” in their royal roles, that Archie was unfairly denied a royal title or that Charles cut them off financially when they moved to America.

Since the Winfrey interview, most senior royals have seen boosts in their favorability ratings among U.K. respondents. The …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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