Prince Harry told he ‘invited witch hunt against him’ as US residency hangs in the balance - Duke set for ‘embarrassing climbdown’

Prince Harry told he ‘invited witch hunt against him’ as US residency hangs in the balance - Duke set for ‘embarrassing climbdown’

WATCH NOW: Charlotte Griffiths on Prince Harry's US future

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 11/04/2024

- 10:20

Updated: 11/04/2024

- 10:23

Prince Harry's US visa application has been handed to a federal judge

Prince Harry is set for an "embarrassing climbdown" if he is found to have lied on his US visa application, Mail on Sunday editor Charlotte Griffths has claimed.

The Duke of Sussex is facing threats to his US residency, after Conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation requested for his via documents to be made public, following speculation over the royal's previous drug use.

Appearing on GB News, Griffiths told host Patrick Christys that Prince Harry will be feeling "very anxious" as the documents have since been handed to a federal judge.

If the Duke is found to have lied about his drug use, either in his book Spare or on his application, Griffiths said either result will be "really embarrassing" for the royal.

Prince Harry and Charlotte Griffiths

Charlotte Griffiths claims Prince Harry 'invited the witch hunt' over his US visa application

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Discussing the handing of Prince Harry's documents to Judge Carl Nichols, Griffiths said it was a "big development" in the battle between Prince Harry and the Heritage Foundation.

Griffiths told GB News: "I'm actually amazed we've got here, because this feels like it's been rumbling on for months and months."

She explained: "At first it felt like a bit of a stunt from the Heritage Foundation. They did the freedom of information request, and we wondered if it would really lead to anything.

"But this moment is really big because it's actually led to something, this is really happening now."

Prince Harry

Prince Harry claimed previous drug use in his best-selling memoir, Spare


Griffiths revealed that there has been a "two week delay" in the Judge getting Prince Harry's application, but now they have finally got the papers, it's a "big moment".


Patrick asked Griffiths if this could mean that Prince Harry may be "at some point put on a plane back to Britain and forced to stay here".

Griffiths responded: "The most likely thing that will happen is Harry's going to be feeling very anxious somewhere in Montecito right now, and for the next few days.

"It's going to be really embarrassing because they've already hinted that his defence might be that he lied about drug use in Spare. We all know that he was trying to sell copies of his book, so I imagine that before deportation, there might be some sort of embarrassing climbdown."

Patrick argued that supporters of Prince Harry may believe this is a "gratuitous witch hunt", and the "irony" of what the Heritage Foundation is doing is that they "actually don't really want him back in the UK anyway".

Charlotte Griffiths

Charlotte Griffiths says Prince Harry could face an 'embarrassing climbdown'

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Griffiths agreed that it is a "good point" made in defence of the royal, and said it "does feel like a witch hunt, but it was probably invited" by the Duke's actions.

She told GB News: "Sure, there's a witch hunt, but was was it invited? I think it probably was, because Harry's written about this in a book, to sell books to make money.

"It's so ironic isn't it, that the whole of Spare is about how hard done by he is and how he's not actually that privileged because his brother gets all the privilege. And yet it's actually this book that's getting him in so much trouble.

"It seems like perhaps he was chancing his luck or he thought he'd get away with it, but that's just not the case. He's a serious public figure, and he's admitted to drug use in a book whilst living in America."

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