'Take Prince Harry back’, US journalist begs Britain to reclaim royal after he ‘threw grenade’

A US journalist has today begged the UK to "take Prince Harry back" on Good Morning Britain – claiming the duke "threw a grenade" at the Royal Family.

Amber Athey, who works for The Spectator told the show that the duke was going about things in the wrong way and branded last week's podcast "a disaster".

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"Let me just start by saying the UK is one of the top ten exporters to the US, as an American and in the words of former President Donald Trump 'you all are not sending your best'", Amber told Susanna Reid and Adil Ray.

"I would beg you, please take Prince Harry back. It's always a good thing to talk about mental health, but the problem is Prince Harry is going about this in the wrong way.

"His podcast interview last week was a disaster. It's hardly ever a good time to air family grievances publically, it's hardly ever healthy or productive."

Prince Harry dropped more bombshell statements about his family when he joined Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast last week.

He compared his life as a royal to the Truman Show and living in a zoo. He also slammed the traditional roles of princesses – which some experts viewed as him taking aim at Kate Middleton on behalf of his wife.

"This is especially bad timing considering he's just recently repaired his rift with his brother William at the funeral for Prince Philip and now he's essentially lobbed a grenade into that situation," Amber continued.

"Then of course there's the question of the effect on the Queen, who Prince Harry still apparently loves very much, but she must still be devastated by the loss of her husband and Prince Harry has taken this time to attack him rather publicly."

This comes as the duke upset Americans after he told Dax: "I've got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.

"I don't want to start going down the First Amendment route because that's a huge subject and one which I don't understand because I've only been here a short time.

"But, you can find a loophole in anything. You can capitalise or exploit what's not said rather than uphold what is said."

One outraged American wrote on social media: "If he has a problem with the constitution then he can go back to Britain."

And another blasted: "Get the hell out of America."

Texas Congressman Dan Crewnshaw waded into the tirade of criticism Harry received, adding: "Well I just doubled the size of my Independence Day party."

The First Amendment protects several basic freedoms in the US.

This includes freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right to assemble, and the right to petition the government.

Prince Harry jetted off to the US with wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie to start a new life last year.

Back on UK turf, Nigel Farage tweeted: "For Prince Harry to condemn the USA's First Amendment shows he has lost the plot. 

"Soon he will not be wanted on either side of the pond."

The royal spoke about his shock at the amount of attention he received while living in Beverly Hills.

He complained about the media "feeding frenzy".

In the same podcast chat, Harry blasted dad Charles’s parenting and said he moved to California to “break the cycle” of pain for wife Meghan and their kids.

Elsewhere in the podcast, Harry revealed…

  • Prince Harry claims his life is like the film The Truman Show and he is targeted with "vile and toxic abuse" by trolls
  • Harry revealed how he and Meghan Markle first met up in a supermarket – and ‘pretended’ they didn’t know each other to avoid attracting attention
  • Harry tries to have "compassion" for trolls, but finds it "really hard when you're on the receiving end"
  • The Duke said that life had felt "more free" since his move to LA with Meghan
  • Harry doesn't believe in the "old way of thinking" where girls just "want to be a princess"
  • Meghan Markle gave Prince Harry words of wisdom about Royal life – telling him "you can create your own life better than any princess"

The Duke, 36, claimed his father, 72, “suffered” due to his upbringing by the Queen and Philip, then “treated me the way he was treated”.

Harry hailed mum Diana’s “immense impact” but said he didn’t cope with her death until Meghan suggested therapy.

In a sweary podcast chat, he described royal life as a mixture of The Truman Show film and being in a zoo.

The royal also revealed he wanted to quit royal duty when he was in his twenties, saying: “I didn’t want this job.”

What is the First Amendment?

The First Amendment is one of ten amendments to the Constitution that were adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the Bill of Rights.

This is a written document protecting civil liberties under US law.

The First Amendment says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

While the First Amendment protects freedoms of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition, other amendments under the Bill of Rights dealt with the protection of other American values.

These include the Second Amendment right to bear arms and the Sixth Amendment right to a trial by jury

The Duke opened up about his mental health struggles in a brutally frank, and profanity-laden, chat with US podcast host Dax Shepard.

He also claimed that he was told “you need help” while he was growing up but rejected it, saying: “There is nothing wrong with me.”

Only weeks after telling Oprah Winfrey in a bombshell interview that his dad was “trapped”, Harry again opened up about their father-son relationship.

He said on the Armchair Expert podcast: “I verbalise it, which is, ‘Isn’t life about breaking the cycle’?

"There’s no blame, I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody.

“But certainly when it comes to parenting, if I have experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering perhaps my father or my parents suffered, I’m gonna make sure that I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.

“There is a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway. As parents we should be doing the most that we can to say, ‘You know what, that happened to me, I’m gonna make sure that’s not going to happen to you’.”

Following Harry's "disgraceful" swipe at Charles’ and Philip’s parenting skills, royal aides reportedly want the Prince and Meghan to give up their titles.

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