Prince Harry called the First Amendment ‘bonkers’ and US conservatives were not happy

Sinead Butler
Monday 17 May 2021 15:37

Prince Harry has upset some Americans with his description of the First Amendment

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Prince Harry is facing backlash from conservatives after calling the First Amendment in the US Constitution “bonkers” during a podcast interview.

The Duke of Sussex made the comment last Thursday with actor Dax Shepard, who hosts the Armchair Expert podcast.

During the interview, Harry said: “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 capitalise or exploit what’s not said rather than uphold what is said.”

The purpose of the First Amendment in the US Constitution freedom of speech, the press, assembly, and the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Of course, US conservatives, weren’t too happy with Prince Harry’s comments and made this abundantly clear on social media.

But it wasn’t just US conservatives that criticised the Duke of Sussex, Brits across the pond were also rattled by the prince’s comment.

Nigel Farage, former leader of Reform UK, formerly known as the Brexit Party said that Prince Harry has “lost the plot” and that “soon he will not be wanted on either side of the pond.”

Piers Morgan, TV broadcaster and avid critic of the Duke and Duchess took aim at the Prince’s comments in this latest article for the Daily Mail, labelling him a “spineless self-pitying twerp.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex relocated from Windsor in the UK to LA in the US back in March 2020 when they stepped down from royal duties.

In other news, the trailer for Prince Harry’s new mental health TV series on Apple TV with Oprah Winfrey has been released.