Prince Harry sparks fury ahead of speech on poverty at UN

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will travel to New York next week for a special appearance at the United Nations on Nelson Mandela Day. The announcement drew a mix of reactions from the public, with some praising the couple while others wondered why they had been invited in the first place.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be at the 77th United Nations General Assembly on Monday July 18. The 37-year-old royal will deliver a speech related to climate change and world hunger, according to Tatler.

Reactions quickly followed after news broke of the couple’s second public engagement after the Platinum Jubilee. GB News presenter Eamonn Holmes was not thrilled to hear that Prince Harry would be giving a speech at the United Nations.

He asked: “How did Prince Harry get invited to the United Nations? … what qualifies him to address the United Nations? »

Royal expert Katie Nicholl replied that it had something to do with her royal status and said: “Well, he’s a former member of the royal family, isn’t he? It’s a name. »

Eamonn retorted, “What does he have to say that’s going to change the world, or influence the world? »

Katie explained: “Jokes aside, I think if climate change is on the agenda then Harry is probably going to be pretty impressive on that front. Whether they like it or not, over there in America they tend to listen to it. »

Eamonn asked if Prince Harry was joining the UN General Assembly as a personal or on business. He said: “My problem with that is if it has a message about climate change, about poverty or God knows what. Or is it there as a centerpiece, or profile, or shining the spotlight on the Archewell Foundation? He’s either in favor of all these things or he’s there as a business. »

Meanwhile, there were also other people who praised Prince Harry with one fan saying the Duke will “speak from the heart”. Another compared him to his mother, Princess Diana, who “had a heart of service to others”. The Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle also attended the United Nations General Assembly last year, but did not deliver any speeches.

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan, New York

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