Royal Family put on united front in new portrait as Prince Harry ‘loses favour with British media’

Royal Family put on united front in new portrait as Prince Harry ‘loses favour with British media’
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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 06/12/2023

- 13:49

King Charles and Queen Camilla hosted their annual Diplomatic Corps reception at Buckingham Palace

Prince Harry has been defended by author and commentator Nichi Hodgson, after the British headlines were dominated by a new portrait of the Royal Family.

The annual reception at Buckingham Palace was hosted by King Charles and Queen Camilla, to honour the members of the Diplomatic Corps.

Photos from the event show the King and Queen, joined by senior royals Prince William and Princess Kate, impeccably dressed for the glitzy reception.

The event's coverage has dominated another British royal event happening in the capital, as Prince Harry is facing the next stage of his legal battle with the Home Office over his security protection.

Queen Camilla, King Charles, Prince William, Princess Kate

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Since stepping down as a working member of the Royal Family in 2020, Prince Harry has fought the British protections services for "treating him unfairly".

He has previously been denied the automatic right to police protection, a decision which he is appealing.

Discussing the absence of press coverage of Prince Harry's court hearing, Hodgson said it was "interesting" that there was nothing on the front pages about the Duke.

Hodgson added that you "wouldn't know that there was anything troubling" the Royal Family in the pictures taken from the event.

In defence of Prince Harry, Hodgson stated: "I actually think their [Harry and Meghan] popularity is in the ascendant again and I think it's a very tricky time for Harry, because he has completely lost favour with the British media.

"They really don't have anything positive or encouraging to say. And you know, he should have technically got sympathy from being caught and saying that his privacy has been breached and all the rest of it.

"But I just don't think anybody's bothered anymore."

Host Eamonn Holmes asked fellow panellist Andy Jones if he felt sympathy for the Sussexes, and was in disagreement with Hodgson.

Nichi Hodgson

Nichi Hodgson says Prince Harry has 'lost favour' with the British media

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Jones said: "I used to be a little bit on the fence about the royals. And the more the British Royal Family, the ones that have stayed get attacked, the more defensive I am.

"My wife's American and we go to America quite a lot. And there's a natural interest in the Royal Family.

"I felt like before I'd sort of eye roll about it, and now I'm passionately defending Charles. I'm passionately defending Kate and William. I'm amazed at the words coming out of my mouth. Not just on this show. And I feel really fervently proud of them."

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