Prince Harry Keeps an Awkward Distance from Donald Trump after 'Nasty' Comment about Meghan Markle

Gracious Egedegbe
Jun 04, 2019
01:26 A.M.
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President Trump is known for putting his foot in his mouth, and this time, his "Nasty" comment about Meghan Markle made Prince Harry keep his distance during the President's State visit.


Prince Harry would easily win the award for the most outgoing Royal if one existed, so to see him intentionally and awkwardly stay away from President Trump meant the latter offended the new father, which he did.


Before leaving the United States for his first non-working State visit to England, he sat down with "The Sun" to discuss the trip, and in the course of the interview, the Duke of Sussex's wife, Meghan Markle came up.

The President was informed that the new mother called him a hater of women and a divisive person back in 2016 when he contested for the office of the POTUS.


He reacted by saying he never knew about that, adding, "I didn't know she was nasty." The comment apparently didn't sit well with the Royal.

But since he was raised to carry out his duty to the Queen and his family, Prince Harry showed up for the private luncheon and picture gallery exhibit at Buckingham Palace organized by Her Majesty in honor of President Trump and his wife, Melania.

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, also joined the first couple. Prince Charles and Duchess Camila were also there. 

Royal correspondent, Emily Andrews tweeted that after the Prince walked in with the first daughter, he disappeared into the background and engaged Earl Peel, the Lord Chamberlain, in conversation.


Hannah Furness tweeted that the father-of-one was barely visible in the background. It appears that although President Trump tweeted and has denied the "Nasty" comment several times, the Prince would rather not be in the same room with him.


Not even the billionaire President's well wishes could mitigate the effect of the statement captured on video. On the upside, the Duke has no issue with the FLOTUS; this visit makes it their second meeting.

They met for the first time in 2017 during the Invictus Games in Toronto; it's a charity competition for wounded veterans, and Prince Harry is the President.


The comment that led to the "Nasty" description of Markle happened during an appearance on "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore." The former "Suits" star also said at the time that she would move to Canada if President Trump won the elections.

The Duchess was not at the luncheon and exhibition because she is still on maternity leave, and will equally not attend the banquet on Monday night.

Prince Harry will also not be in attendance, but Prince William and Kate Middleton will join the Queen in hosting the first family.