Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Popularity Soars Amid News the Royal Family Will Continue to ‘Shun’ Them

Prince Harry is back in California after his trip to the United Kingdom for his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral. The Duke of Sussex made an appearance at the Global Citizen Vax Live event on Sunday, May 2, at SoFi stadium in Los Angeles.

Unlike the icy reception he received from his family, the crowd went crazy and treated Harry like a rock star when he was introduced.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle holding hands and smiling at each other as they arrive at Dubbo Airport
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle holding hands and smiling at each other as they arrive at Dubbo Airport | Phil Noble – Pool/Getty Images

The royal family considers Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to be a ‘distraction’

According to Russell Myers — the royal editor of The Mirror — Harry’s family is done with the “distraction” of dealing with him and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

The expert says that the couple’s bombshell tell-all with Oprah Winfrey “went down like a lead balloon.” He predicts that The Firm will leave Harry and Meghan to “sort things out on their own.”

“They’ve been a distraction for the most part for the family,” Myers told the UK’s TalkRadio. “There will be quite a lot of dissatisfaction within the camp, and it remains to be seen whether they will be brought back in.”

The Firm wants to ‘get back to business’

Myers explained that when Harry went home to see his family for the first time in a year, it was with “his tail between his legs” because of the things he said in the shocking interview.

Harry and Meghan accused the royal family of racism. They also claimed that the palace ignored Meghan’s mental health issues.

The royal expert says he is sure that Harry was “a bit sheepish seeing the rest of his family.” Numerous reports claim his family shunned him. His attempt at peace talks with Prince Charles and Prince William failed. And Myers believes the monarchy will likely move on and ignore the scandal Harry and Meghan have created.

“The rest of the royal family are very, very united in trying to get back to business,” Myers said.

The British public doesn’t want to forgive Prince Harry

TalkRadio host Kevin O’Sullivan reported that Prince Charles was supposedly in a “cold state of fury” over Harry’s words. The Prince of Wales is unwilling to “forgive, forget, and heal the rift” with his youngest son.

“If that is his state of mind, I think the British people will be behind him every step of the way. I think most people think ‘That guy Harry does not deserve to be forgiven,'” he said.

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Myers believes that the Harry and Meghan scandal will ultimately be ignored, and the family will “enter a new dawn” when William becomes king.

“I don’t think it’s the last straw for the monarchy. I think it’s an evolution rather than a revolution,” he said.

Prince Harry got a rock star reception at the Vax Live concert

The royal family and the British public might be over Prince Harry, but he still has a lot of fans in America. During his appearance at the Global Citizen Vax Live event, Harry was greeted with loud cheers and applause.

The Duke of Sussex appeared on stage twice during the evening. He told the crowd that “we are at a defining moment in the global fight against COVID-19. Tonight is a celebration of each of you here.”

Where was Meghan Markle?

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex was named as part of the concert lineup, as well as a campaign chair. However, she did not show up to the event. According to Hello! Magazine, her absence at the live event was most likely due to her pregnancy. However, she will appear on the global broadcast virtually.

The event — dubbed “the concert to reunite the world” — was hosted by Selena Gomez. The concert featured Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, and the Foo Fighters.

Vax Live will air on Global Citizen’s YouTube Channel, ABC, CBS, FOX, and iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations on Saturday, May 8.