Harry and Meghan scolded for 'self-promoting' while Royal Family is in crisis

Harry and Meghan scolded for 'self-promoting' while Royal Family is in crisis

WATCH NOW: Lee Cohen criticises Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for 'self-promoting'

GBN America
Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 22/02/2024

- 13:38

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have visited Canada in their joint first public engagement since the King's cancer diagnosis

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been branded "poisonous" after continuing to promote their royal brand whilst the King and Princess of Wales recover from their health concerns.

King Charles is currently receiving treatment for "a form of cancer" as Princess Kate also recovers from surgery after undergoing a "planned abdominal procedure".

Harry briefly flew to the UK to visit his father shortly after his diagnosis was announced, but met with him for a "maximum of 45 minutes" before returning to his California home the very next day.

The Duke of Sussex then flew to Las Vegas, where he presented an NFL award at their glitzy ceremony. The couple also rebranded their royal website, ditching the Archewell brand for a new Sussex one, featuring Meghan's royal crest.

Lee Cohen, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry

Lee Cohen has slammed Harry and Meghan for 'self-promoting' at a time of Royal Family crisis

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Harry caused further controversy after becoming the first royal to give an interview on his father's health. The Duke spoke candidly to ABC's Good Morning America in Canada, whilst the couple visited the training camp for the winter Invictus Games, taking place next year.

Whilst Harry didn't disclose any new details on the King's cancer, he told the reporter that he "loves his family" and intends to see the Royal Family "as much as he can" following the diagnosis.

In a criticism of the royal couple, American journalist Lee Cohen said the Duke and Duchess are an "insult to the nation" and called for them to be "stripped of their titles".

In conversation with GBN America host Nana Akua, Cohen scolded the Sussexes and branded them "monsters beyond redemption".

Prince Harry

Prince Harry was the first royal to speak publicly about King Charles's health

ABC / Good Morning America

Cohen said: "I don't profess to tell what tell the King what to do or recommend what the King should do, this is his family and he's the King.

"But how can the nation sit back and allow this?"


Cohen fumed: "There's the timing of this too. We want to give Harry the benefit of the doubt, but after so many episodes, it's clear that no matter what side of the Atlantic you're on, the Sussexes are monsters beyond redemption.

"Who but the lowest of the low would swan about self promoting when their family members are in the midst of serious health crises?"

Nana was in agreement with Cohen and his "perfectly legitimate question" about the couple's motives.

She responded: "They also don't seem to show any real empathy for what has happened. I think Harry still thinks that he is deserved of the apology. He can't see what he's doing is what he's accused them of."

Lee Cohen

Lee Cohen says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are 'monsters beyond redemption'

GBN America

Cohen expressed his outrage at the Sussexes decision to rebrand during the health crises of the Princess of Wales and the King, claiming they have "always demanded apologies" throughout their "tenure" as a royal couple.

He told Nana: "Their rebranding coincided with the King and Catherine's illness.

"They went forward with the Oprah interview even as Prince Philip lay ill in hospital, and now the content of this new rebranding of this website is cringe worthy self promotion of their self manufactured accomplishments.

"You expect this of Meghan, but shame on Harry."

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