Harry and Meghan face backlash from supporters for 'disrespecting' the Queen: 'Diss our Queen at your peril'
Fans of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now finding it difficult to support them after they claimed that the Queen had no 'jurisdiction' over the word 'royal'
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement over the weekend which has been dubbed extremely disrespectful to the Queen.
The couple had shared an 'update' on their personal website where they claimed that the Queen had no 'jurisdiction' over the word 'royal' and had said that the monarch and the government could not prevent them from using the word while abroad. The statement also seemingly referred to other royals including Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Fans and followers of the couple are finding it difficult to support the pair in light of the disrespectful statement. As reported by Express, royal expert Robert Hardman said, "I think the one thing in that statement over the weekend that even their supporters are finding really difficult is this disrespect to the Queen."
Many people took to Twitter to comment saying that they could not support the Duke and Duchess of Sussex anymore. One such user wrote, "They should not have said anything and accepted it with good grace rather than having a dig. Why am I not surprised at the lack of class shown by these two. Go make your millions in the USA, but I would not count on much support over this side of the pond nowadays."
Another fan shared, "Forget all the 'Royal' stuff for a moment, can you imagine putting your own grandmother through this stress at the age she now is?!?!" A third fan chimed in, "You can get away with a lot in GB but diss our Queen at your peril, Harry should know better. This will end in tears."
A fourth echoed the same sentiment and said, "I don’t expect anything from Meghan but Harry I'm ashamed of him. He KNOWS better and was raised with love from Queen, Prince Phillip, Charles, and William."
We had previously reported that the couple had earlier said that they would stop using their Sussex Royal brand after they step down as senior royals on March 31.