Hugh Grant Reacts to Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Royal Exit and Says He's on the Couple's Side
Hugh Grant gives his perspective on the drama surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step down as senior members of the royal family.
In the days following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's shocking decision to step down as senior members of the royal family, their announcement has left many royal fans divided.
Their decision to seek financial independence, and to balance a life between Canada and England, has reportedly left the royal family feeling hurt and devastated by their unexpected announcement.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to step down as senior royals left the family “hurt,“ but in this week’s cover story, a family friend says the couple felt they had no choice but to manage things the way they did. “Meghan and Harry’s hand was forced,” says the friend. “There is so much bad blood in that family — it’s toxic.” Tap the bio link for the full story.
During an appearance on SiriusXM's "Radio Andy," Hugh Grant reluctantly gave his take on Harry and Meghan's decision to step down, he said:
"I'm rather on Harry's side, I have to say. The tabloid press effectively murdered his mother [Princess Diana], now they're tearing his wife to pieces. I think, as a man, it's his job to protect his family. So I'm with him."
"He's less the captain in the army I knew, and he's more a father. And I think the decision that he has made, at the forefront of that is to protect his family, because that's the number one rule is to be a father and to be a husband."
#PrinceHarry served long before he was in uniform.— JJ Chalmers (@JJChalmersRM) January 14, 2020
And since, few have done more to champion the #ArmedForces Community or have done more to progress the open discussion of #MentalHealth.
I’m greatful for his service and won’t forget what he’s done for me & thousands of others. pic.twitter.com/h9SKeaXy1y
After a two-hour crisis summit at Sandringham held by Queen Elizabeth with Harry, Prince William and, Prince Charles, she penned a personal statement about her decision.
In a statement from Buckingham Palace, the Queen said that even though she wished the couple would remain working full-time with the royal family, she supports their move for independence.
A statement from the Queen: pic.twitter.com/OH83vneXvQ— Omid Scobie (@scobie) January 13, 2020
The Queen also revealed that the royal family are still working through some "complex matters" they hope to resolve within a matter of days.
In the meantime, Meghan is settling into her new life in Canada. On Tuesday, she visited the Justice For Girls organization in Vancouver.
Duchess Meghan visited @JFG_Canada in Vancouver on Tuesday to discuss climate justice for girls and the rights of Indigenous peoples. Says the org: “Was great to talk about the importance of a holistic approach to social justice, and the power of young women’s leadership.” pic.twitter.com/xL3ZUUGIM1— Omid Scobie (@scobie) January 16, 2020
Meghan met with a group of women and discussed the issues around social justice and female leadership.
Harry has remained in England as the royal family work towards ending the talks about his future. The couple is expected to settle in Canada. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, had announced that the country is happy to welcome the couple.