Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been slammed for their response following Hamas’s brutal attack on Israel.
Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir said the couple should “take a lesson” from Prince William and King Charles who issued statements condemning Hamas.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s full statement read: “At The Archewell Foundation, with Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, we stand against all acts of terrorism and brutality.
“We are supporting our partners and organizations on the front lines in Israel to provide the urgent aid needed, and to help all innocent victims of this unconscionable level of human suffering.”
In response, Jan Moir said the statement was “terribly, terribly neutral”.
In comparison, the Prince and Princess of Wales’s statement read: “[They] are profoundly distressed by the devastating events that have unfolded in the past days.
“The horrors inflicted by Hamas’s terrorist attack upon Israel are appalling, they utterly condemn them.
“As Israel exercises its right to self defense, all Israelis and Palestinians will be continued to be stalked by grief, fear and anger in the time to come.”
King Charles’ spokesman issued a statement this week saying His Majesty was “appalled by and condemns the barbaric acts of terrorism in Israel”.
Discussing Harry and Meghan’s statement, Jan Moir wrote: “In a statement released on Wednesday, the breathless couple condemned ‘all acts of terrorism and brutality’ following the Hamas attack on Israel. So caring yet also so terribly, terribly neutral — just in case they antagonize someone who might be useful in the future.
“Or perhaps there is a more noble reason behind their careful impartiality? That would be marvelous, if true.
“Yet in a word salad splashed with their usual oily dressing of corporate banal-speak, the Sussexes added that they were ‘supporting our partners and organizations on the front lines in Israel to provide the urgent aid needed’.
“There isn’t a situation in the world that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex can’t make worse by eagerly inserting themselves into the narrative.”