Nigel Farage tried to criticise Prince Harry’s tribute to Prince Philip and it did not go well

Kate Plummer
Monday 12 April 2021 17:34
Politics
(Nigel Farage/Twitter)

Nigel Farage is facing a backlash after criticising Prince Harry’s response to his grandfather’s death.

The former Brexit Party leader turned Cameo star had claimed Harry and Meghan’s tribute to Prince Philip showed “contempt” and said they would not be welcome at the duke’s funeral. He said:

But this was not met with the support he may have been expecting. Responding to his comments, broadcaster James O’Brien said:

And comedian Janey Godley added:

It comes after it was confirmed Harry will be allowed to attend his grandfather’s funeral on “compassionate” grounds, despite pandemic quarantine rules. Meghan, on the other hand, will not attend as she is heavily pregnant with the couple’s second child and, as such, has been advised against flying.

The tribute to Prince Philip posted on their website that Farage had found so egregious read:

“In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021.

“Thank you for your service… you will be greatly missed.”

Others also slammed Farage for his response.

One user said:

While another remarked:

And, after Mark Fleischmann questioned Farage’s suitability to comment on who the British public do and do not like, given his electoral record, he shot himself in the foot once again:

Unsurprisingly, more mockery ensued:

Harry has since released another tribute to his grandfather, describing him as “authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit”.

He said: “He was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ‘til the end.

“He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage, and while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, ‘Oh do get on with it!”” Farage hasn’t given his verdict on that statement yet.

Farage said he had retired from politics. We had hoped that would extend to his Twitter commentary.

Clearly not.

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