Queen Elizabeth: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex should lose their royal titles, according to Donald Trump.
When Prince Harry and his wife Meghan declared their desire to step down as senior members of the royal family to start a new life in America two years ago, the former US President believes the 96-year-old monarch should have taken dramatic action.
In an explosive sit-down with Piers Morgan, former US President Donald Trump called on the Queen to deprive Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of their royal titles for disrespecting the United Kingdom.
In the bombshell interview set to air on Tuesday at 9 pm for the premiere episode of Sky News Australia’s Piers Morgan Uncensored, Mr. Trump also claimed he is “not a fan” of the former actress, who is leading Prince Harry “around by his nose.”
Following their decision to forego royal duties in favor of a life of luxury in California, Morgan asked the businessman-turned-politician if he would strip the pair of their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles, to which Mr. Trump simply replied, “I would.”
“The only thing I disagree with the Queen on, maybe the only thing I disagree with her on ever,” Mr Trump remarked, “is that I think she should have said, if that’s your choice, fine.”
“But you don’t have titles anymore, you know, and don’t come around where you’re mere because she’s loyal to the country.” That was something she said several times. Her allegiance is to her country. And I believe he has shown such disrespect for the country, which is a wonderful country.”
The pair will part up, according to the former President, and “it’ll end badly.”
“And I’m wondering if Harry will return to the magnificent city of London on his hands and knees and say, “Please.” I believe Harry has been led down a path, to be honest “he stated
He also spoke about his meeting with Queen Elizabeth II for a “brief” welcome and explained how the two view each other.
“I’ve never been a fan of Meghan, and I never have been. Harry’s nose is leading him all over the place. He’s also an embarrassment to me. And I believe it was when she made disparaging remarks about the Royal Family, particularly the Queen, that I became alarmed. He stated, “It was intended to be for 20 minutes.”
“It was only meant to be a brief encounter.” And that was lovely. Nobody does pomp and ceremony like the English. I’m not sure what it is. However, no one does it.
“However, I met her, and our meeting lasted well over an hour, owing to the fact that she liked me and I liked her, and she let it be known.”
Morgan referred to Ms Markle as a “malevolent person” on Outsiders on Sunday morning, just before the interview with Mr Trump aired.
“I believe she’s a nasty social climber who has snagged a British prince, hauled him back to California, and is now happily exploiting the royal titles they both hold for tremendous commercial gain,” he stated.
“Making hundreds of billions of dollars from Netflix, Spotify, and all of these other firms while simultaneously trashing the royal family and the monarchy who conferred these titles upon them on primetime television.”
“I believe it is total hypocrisy; they want their royal cake and eat it, and I believe it is disgraceful, especially given the Queen’s age of 96.”
Morgan also accused the former Suits actress of severing ties with friends, relatives, and acquaintances when she began dating the Queen’s grandson.
“All of my pals, dear friends, and acquaintances were cancelled.” She cancelled her own father, as well as the rest of her family except for her mother, from her wedding… “And now she’s cut Harry off from his entire family,” he explained.
On her 96th Birthday, Queen Elizabeth was Seen Out
The monarch was observed driving about her Sandringham estate on Thursday, despite the palace telling PEOPLE that she would be celebrating her birthday secretly. The Queen showed off her off-duty appearance in the passenger seat, which included bright pink lipstick, sunglasses, and stud earrings.
The monarch travelled from Windsor Castle to her Norfolk estate, Sandringham, roughly 110 miles north of London, on Wednesday. The house is decorated with mementos from her late husband, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99.
After retiring from public life in August 2017, the Duke of Edinburgh spends much of his time in the small five-bedroom Wood Farm residence on the Sandringham Estate, which was remodeled in recent years to make it simpler for him to get around. While the Queen continued to do her royal duties at Buckingham Palace in London, her husband loved life in the country with activities such as carriage rides and painting.
Christmas is traditionally celebrated at Sandringham by the Queen and the royal family.
“She doesn’t have to be the monarch there,” a former Sandringham staffer previously told PEOPLE. “She can play Elizabeth instead of the Queen.”
On the occasion of the Queen’s birthday, the royal family took to social media to share special images.
The Queen’s official Royal Family Twitter and Instagram profiles, which represent the monarch and other senior royal family members, joined in the fun by tweeting a black-and-white portrait of the monarch when she was just 2 years old in 1928. With lovely curls on top of her head, the then-Princess Elizabeth grins charmingly for the camera while resting her head on both hands.
To commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, the Royal Windsor Horse Show unveiled a new photo of her on Wednesday.
Last month, the animal-loving Queen stood proudly between her fell ponies, Bybeck Katie and Bybeck Nightingale, in a breathtaking photograph captured on the grounds of Windsor Castle. She is dressed in a dark green cape-style cloak and stands in front of a magnolia tree with the reins of two of her favorite horses.
Trooping the Colour, a public commemoration of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday takes place every June. Trooping the Colour, which includes the royal family assembling on the Buckingham Palace balcony to witness a flypast, will be held in conjunction with a weekend of celebrations to honor the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which will mark her remarkable 70 years on the throne.