President Trump isn’t mincing names when it comes to his opinion of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s shocking announcement that they’d be “stepping back” from the royal family in the future. Just daytimes after the story saw tides around the globe, the president addressed the situation while sitting down for an interview with Fox News. True to organize, Donald Trump’s provide comments on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision didn’t hold back, and it even draws Queen Elizabeth into the discussion.
Before the president’s ended interview with Fox News reporter Laura Ingraham aired on the evening on Friday, Jan. 10, a preview excerpt indicated him announcing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision “sad” when asked about the royals.
“I think it’s terrible, ” President Trump told Ingraham during the video. “( Queen Elizabeth II) “ve been a big” bride. She’s never “re making a mistake”. She’s had like, a flawless time.”
He computed, “I don’t want to get into the whole thing but I find it — I exactly have such respect for the Queen. I don’t think this should be happening to her.”
The president continued, “I think it’s sad, I do, I think it’s sad.”
Trump’s mentions come after reports that the Queen and the rest of the sovereigns are a bit blindsided after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a joint word on Wednesday, Jan. 8 detailing their plans to split their go between North America and the U.K. while working on becoming “financially independent” from the British kingdom.
“After countless months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new character within this institution, ” the couple shared on Instagram on Jan. 8. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, specially over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.”
A royal insider apparently told thatthe timing of the announcement was a shock and “there is a lot of hurt about this.”
Just hours after the couple’s Instagram post vanished live, the Palace secreted an official statement, saying, “discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage.”
The statement continued, “We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.”
Royal family drama aside, it’s not the first time that Donald Trump has publicly provided comments on the former actress. When he was asked about Markle’s previous comments that he was “divisive” during a June 2019 interview with newspaper , he response to calling her “nasty.”
“I didn’t know that, ” he said when asked about Markle’s mentions, which she made back in 2016. “What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.”
However, the president didn’t seem to have any hard feelings towards her, as he agreed that it was “nice” to have an American princess and he was sure “she will do excellently.”
During the interview, Trump further elaborated on his labeling of the imperial, clarifying, “I wasn’t referring to her — she’s nasty. I said she was nasty about me, and essentially, I didn’t know she was nasty about me.”
He contributed, “So I said, she’s doing a good job. I hope she enjoys her life. I speculate she’s very nice. I’ll have to be honest, I don’t know her.”
Only time will tell how the couple’s decision to “step back” from the royal family reveals, but I wouldn’t be surprised if President Trump voices his opinion on the matter even more in the coming months.