Prince Harry’s Race Joke Caused Ire In Germany
He said it as a joke but apparently some people aren’t laughing. There’s a new report that suggests Prince Harry’s race joke that he made during the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf has caused some ire amongst his Germany fans and critics. Here’s what you need to know.
Prince Harry’s Race Joke Is Causing Ire In Germany
Prince Harry opened the ceremony by telling the crowd that his wife Meghan Markle just discovered that she has Nigerian roots. And because of it, she is going to be rooting on the Nigerian team.
During the ceremony, Harry told the crowd, “Now, I’m not saying we play favorites in our home, but since my wife discovered that she is of Nigerian descent, it’s likely to get a little bit more competitive this year. I said, Are you ready? Let’s do this. Thank you.”
But according to Lady Colin Campbell, who often has one thing or another to say about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, some people are raising their eyebrows over Harry’s comments. She spoke to Dan Wooton on GB News about the matter.
Prince Harry’s Jokes Are Causing Problems In Germany
Lady C said, “What we do not seem to understand here is that in Germany not all of this has gone down as well as is being reported in this country. I have got a lot reports and letters and messages from people in Germany that say that they are extremely upset about, first of all, the demands that were made by Harry and Meghan and that were action that caused over 2000 petitions to be sent to the government.”
She continued, “That’s one thing. And secondly, Germany does not appreciate you playing the race card. Of all the countries in the world to play a race card, Harry has chosen Germany. I mean, what does Meghan’s dissent from Nigerian heritage have to do with who they would be supporting? And people in Germany don’t like it because it’s playing the race card. And there are tremendous sensitivities in Germany, not only for the Nuremberg race laws in of the 1930s, but of all sorts of issues regarding Angela Merkel and her policies with regard to immigration.”
So far the Sussexes have not made any comments about the matter.
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