During a speech before the United Nations in honor of International Nelson Mandela Day on Monday, Prince Harry criticized the United States, slamming his new home for the supposed “rolling back of constitutional rights” that he said is contributing to a “global assault on democracy and freedom.”
“This has been a painful year in a painful decade. We’re living through a pandemic that continues to ravage communities in every corner of the globe,” Prince Harry said.
“Climate change wreaking havoc on our planet, with the most vulnerable suffering most of all,” he continued. “The few, weaponizing lies and disinformation at the expense of the many. And from the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of constitutional rights here in the United States, we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom—the cause of Mandela’s life.”
Harry comments on constitutional rights were apparently in reference to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
The prince’s comments drew scorn from comedian Adam Carolla, who mocked Harry as a “colossal blowhard.”
“He’s just such a colossal blowhard. But bigger picture: it’s just easier to make fun of the United States for everyone, and that’s only because of how big we are. We’re so powerful, we’ve done so much,” Carolla said during an appearance on Fox News.
“I also feel like a lot of these countries we bailed out in World War II circle back because there’s some weird shame factor. So, they’re kind of going after us because we did bail them out,” he added. “The countries we bombed in World War II are better to us than the countries we bailed out in World War II.”
Twitter users also reacted strongly to the exiled royal’s comments, with many suggesting he leave the United States and move back to Great Britain.
“We had an entire revolution just to get rid annoying British royals,” tweeted Fox News’ Dan Gainor. “If he doesn’t like America, he should take himself and the princess bride and go home.”
“Okay, you little arrogant slapper, here’s how this works. Americans gave you an irreversible L back in 1776. Your opinions matter not. Be gone,” Twitter user CyberChick wrote.
Columnist Eddie Zipperer tweeted, “If you owe everything you have in life to the title of nobility that was bestowed on you at birth, you should feel free not to lecture anyone about democracy and freedom.”
The popular Florida-based Twitter account Catturd tweeted, “The guy with his nuts in a pickle jar on his wife’s mantle thinks we give a damn about his dumbass opinion.”
“Prince Harry is increasingly just a mouthpiece for Meghan Markle’s far Left political activism. A sad decline for a once hugely popular figure,” tweeted Nile Gardiner, a foreign policy analyst and former aide to Margaret Thatcher. “He is actively undermining the British Monarchy by engaging in political attacks, and damaging the image of the Royal Family in America.”