When President Trump visits the UK this summer, one member of the Royal Family who won’t be welcoming the 45th US president with open arms is Prince Harry.
A source close to Harry is telling US Weekly that the prince, who is fifth in line to the throne, is “not a fan” of President Trump. We always felt like we could be friends with Harry and this proves that theory right.
The 32-year-old humanitarian has reportedly voiced his opposition to Trump since the real estate mogul turned to politics in 2015, with his brother Prince William expressing a similar concern in private. “Harry thinks the president is a serious threat to human rights,” says the source.
As if everything President Trump has done since taking office (and even before) isn’t enough of a reason for Harry to be wary, there is also a history of Trump aggressively pursuing Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, following Diana and Charles’ 1992 divorce. Journalist Selina Scott, a close friend of Diana’s, reportedly stated that Trump gave Diana ‘the creeps.’ We can imagine.
While Kensington Palace has yet to make a public statement on Trump, Harry’s father Prince Charles isn’t shying away from commenting on the new POTUS. Prince Charles gave an impassioned speech at the recent dinner for The World Jewish Relief, speaking about his proud family history that includes his aunt hiding a Jewish family from the Nazis during the Holocaust. Charles concluded the speech with a statement that many believe is inspired by Trump’s recent immigration ban, saying “That, nearly seventy years later, we should still be seeing such evil persecution is, to me, beyond all belief. We owe it to those who suffered and died so horribly not to repeat the horrors of the past.”
President Trump and the first lady Melania Trump are scheduled to visit the UK this summer as guests of Queen Elizabeth II, with 1.7 million names on a petition requesting the royal visit be cancelled. Whether the Queen ‘has a cold’ that day? We’ll have to wait and see.