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AFP
January 15, 2020

Harry, Meghan under fire!

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AFP
January 15, 2020

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan faced fresh criticism on Tuesday in the wake an emergency royal summit to discuss their shock withdrawal from frontline royal duties.

British newspapers raked over Monday’s meeting at which Queen Elizabeth II agreed to allow them to split their time between Canada and the UK. “It means only one thing – Harry and Meghan have won!” royal commentator Philip Dampier wrote in the Daily Express. “They metaphorically held a gun to her head and she has given in.”

The Sun tabloid’s editorial said: “Our Queen’s surrender to the petulant, selfish demands of Harry and Meghan may prove the biggest mistake of her reign.

“This couple have simply raised the bar for self-obsessed, arrogant entitlement.” The Daily Mirror said the monarch “displayed a selflessness sadly lacking from the way Harry and Meghan have disrespectfully treated her”.

The Daily Telegraph called the decision “The Queen’s reluctant farewell”. But final decisions on the couple’s future will be thrashed out in the coming days.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told BBC television he was “absolutely confident that they are going to sort this out”. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced last week they were stepping back as senior royals and wanted financial independence from the monarchy.

The pair, with baby Archie, have grown increasingly unhappy over life in the public eye.

Queen Elizabeth, 93, summoned her eldest son and heir Prince Charles, and his two sons Princes William and Harry to her Sandringham estate in eastern England on Monday. Meghan went back in Canada after briefly returning to Britain last week.

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