New statement released after Queen's friend leaked savage comment on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

The alleged swipe at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was made at the King's Coronation.

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Svar Nanan-Sen

By Svar Nanan-Sen


Published: 25/10/2023

- 09:25

The alleged swipe at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was made at the King's Coronation

A new statement has been released following the late Queen's friend Lady Anne Glenconner claiming that a savage comment was made regarding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the King's Coronation.

Lady Glenconner, a maid of honour at Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation in 1953, said that spoke to American politician John Kerry during King Charles's ceremony in May 2023.


She claimed during The Barnes BookFest that Kerry had told her Americans "feel sorry" for Prince Harry.

Lady Glenconnor said: "I feel very sad for Harry because at the King's Coronation, I happened to sit next to somebody called John Kerry, who ran for president. He wanted to be president.

Lady Glenconnor

Lady Glenconner was a maid of honour at Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation in 1953.

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"And he came over with Mrs. Biden, because he is into green things, and we were sitting with the King's friends, and I said to him, 'What do you think in America about Harry and Meghan?' and he just said, 'We all feel very, very sorry for Harry.'"

She added: "So I think I can just leave it at that."

However, a State Department spokesperson has released a statement regarding the alleged comments made by John Kerry.

They told Newsweek: "Any implication that Secretary Kerry was commenting on the marriage would be wrong.

John Kerry

A State Department spokesperson has released a statement regarding the alleged comments made by John Kerry.

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"Secretary Kerry does not remember being asked that question, but as a father in the public eye himself, he has nothing but empathy for people working through a family matter who all deserve privacy and compassion."

Lady Glenconner also took a swipe at Meghan Markle for misunderstanding the role of a Royal Family member.

She said: "I think the thing about Meghan was, she had no idea what was expected of her really.

Meghan Markle

Lady Glenconner also took a swipe at Meghan Markle for misunderstanding the role of a Royal Family member.

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"I think she just thought it was like being another actress, you know.

"Riding around in a golden coach and everything like that.

"Actually, being a member of the Royal Family—I mean I followed Princess Margaret for 34 years—a lot of it is extremely boring actually.

"Dedicated stuff, meeting hundreds of thousands of people you are never going to meet again, always trying to say something interesting and nice. I think it is very sad."

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