The Prince and the First Lady: Harry and Jill Biden's bond made Joe joke his wife 'spent too much time' with him

The Duke of Sussex developed a firm friendship with Jill after they had met in 2013 at a reception for US and British wounded soldiers in Washington, DC where the prince was representing Britain


                            The Prince and the First Lady: Harry and Jill Biden's bond made Joe joke his wife 'spent too much time' with him
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There is a lot of controversy over Prince Harry's reported friendship with president-elect Joe Biden's wife, Jill Biden, and his decision to comment on US politics. The Duke of Sussex reportedly developed a firm friendship with Jill after they had met in 2013 at a reception for US and British wounded soldiers in Washington, DC where the prince was representing Britain as a senior royal. Biden has also joked that his wife had spent "too much damn time" with Prince Harry.

The relationship also adds some concern in Britain about Harry "poking his woke nose" into US politics. The news comes a few months after Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, had released a video where they urged Americans to "reject hate" and vote in the presidential election. The video was looked at as an attack on President Donald Trump who had retaliated to the clip, saying that he was "not a fan" of Meghan and wished Harry a "lot of luck" with her "because he's going to need it". It is a protocol that members of the royal family are expected to remain politically neutral at all times.

Buckingham Palace made it clear that they were not linked or associated with the video shared by Harry and Meghan. They also said that the Duke is "not a working member of the royal family" and had described his comments as being "made in a personal capacity".

Jill Biden, Prince Harry and Joe Biden attend the Unite States and Denmark Wheelchair Rugby Finals at the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on May 11, 2016, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (Getty Images) 

 

Jill and Harry have said to have bonded over their shared military links with the royal serving the British Army for 10 years while Jill's late stepson, Beau, majoring in the US military. Jill had even traveled solo to London for Harry's inaugural Invictus Games where they were pictured beaming together during many events. Joe joked about how he was a "little worried" about how much time the two were spending together. "Jill went to London for the last Games. She spent too much damn time with Prince Harry," Joe said.

Harry's relationship with Jill raises eyebrows and risks accusations of partiality. We had earlier reported that while speaking in a Time 100 video message, Harry, who isn't a US citizen, shared that he was not eligible to vote during the November 3 election and added that he had never voted in the UK either where the royals are expected to remain politically neutral. As per Time, 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 realize it or not, it erodes our ability to have compassion and our ability to put ourself 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."

Meghan said, "Every four years we are told the same thing, that this is the most important election of our lifetime. But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter, because you do and you deserve to be heard."

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