Harry, Meghan slammed for self-isolating in Canada while UK battles coronavirus pandemic: 'A real shame'

'We ordinary people don’t need advice from people who live in ivory towers'


                            Harry, Meghan slammed for self-isolating in Canada while UK battles coronavirus pandemic: 'A real shame'
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The fact that Harry and Meghan Markle have left the citizens of the UK to deal with the coronavirus outbreak alone while they live in self-isolation inside their lavish mansion in Canada is not sitting that well with many. 

Just weeks before Canada closed its borders to all non-residents, Harry flew out to join Meghan, who had by then jetted out of the UK.

Since then, Harry has reportedly been feeling "concerned" for his 93-year-old grandmother, who remains in self-isolation with her husband, Prince Philip, inside Windsor Castle, along with eight staff members. 

"Obviously, the fewer people are in contact with each other, the better. No chances can be taken with the Queen’s safety in view of her and the Duke’s ages. But it’s also for the benefit of everyone who works at the castle. Every firm has been told to send as many of their staff home as possible, and the Royal Family is no different," Express reported a source as saying. 

The insider added: “The Queen is being looked after by her closest servants, while a couple of grooms and stable lads are looking after the horses. Like everywhere else, normal life is being put on hold."

Queen Elizabeth speaks with Prince Harry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England (Getty Images)

It was also reported that the British monarch was really missing her grandson at this trying time. "It’s a real shame that they {the Sussexes} aren’t here," the source said. 

Apart from posting Queen’s address on coronavirus on their @SussexRoyal Instagram page, the Sussexes also gave their views on the importance of mental wellness while people deal with the global pandemic, which attracted criticism from the British people. 

“With everything going on, it’s a lot to take in. Many of us may feel confused. Or alone, or anxious or scared...and in isolation, some of us may just feel bored, or that you don’t know what to do with yourself without your normal routine. Our emotional well-being is challenged every day whether we realise it or not, but our lives are usually filled with distractions. Now with constantly changing COVID coverage, we are all adjusting to this new normal and the feelings that come with it," they wrote.

One social media user wrote: "Never ever comment, just read and move. But please please stop with this. We the ordinary people don’t need advice from people who live in ivory towers with not a bother in the world and looked after by security to go and get your food and anything else you need. We have to battle with empty shelves and hope and pray we don’t pick up the killer virus while out in the shop to get food for our families.”

Another angry user said: "Today I feel OUTRAGED. People stuck at home are not bored. They are generally trying to work to earn a living and in a lot of cases having to look after children as schools are closed. They do not have the luxury of sitting in the borrowed mansion with a hoard of people catering to their needs. Get a Grip!”

Meanwhile, other royals are hard at work even as they self-isolate, in a bid to reassure their countrymen that they were doing everything they can to help them in crisis time. 

Prince Charles and Camila Parker Bowles, who are cooped up in their Birkhall Estate in the highlands have set up a “virtual office” where the Prince of Wales spends his mornings taking conference calls to help those who need it most.

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