- Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams thinks Harry will celebrate his birthday in public
- He believes the prince can make a statement about Afghanistan
- But he has urged the Duke of Sussex to remain vigilant amid political tensions
- Meghan Markle marked her recent 40th with a charitable initiative
A royal expert has warned Prince Harry to be cautious if he releases a statement on his upcoming birthday, as it could have unintended consequences for Meghan’s potential future career in politics.
talking to Ok! magazineRichard Fitzwilliams predicted that, Harry – who lives in a £11million mansion in California with wife Meghan and children Archie, 2, and baby Lillibet – will use his 37th birthday tomorrow to highlight a charitable initiative. will do for
And he said it was reasonable to assume he could choose to focus on the refugee crisis in Afghanistan, adding that he had to ‘be careful not to say anything critical about President Biden’.
Meghan marked her recent 40th birthday with her own effort – the 40×40 project – in which she asked high profile people to commit to giving her 40 minutes of time to support women going back to work said.
And the couple used the occasion of Archie’s second birthday to campaign for vaccine equity and urged fans to donate $5 to ensure access to the jab in low-income countries.
Richard Fitzwilliams believes Harry can launch a charitable initiative on his upcoming 37th birthday – and warns royal to ‘watch what he says’
But Richard Fitzwilliams has advised Harry to be careful amid rising political tensions following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“This is a major crisis and it would be a reasonable assumption that any birthday initiative can be linked to Afghanistan and the refugee crisis,” he said.
‘Harry and Meghan see their future in America and Harry will have to see what he has to say about American domestic affairs, especially when it is speculated that Meghan is eyeing a future in politics.’
It comes as Harry and First Lady Jill Biden praised each other’s support for injured veterans during a 30-minute virtual event to celebrate Warrior Games warrior athletes, their families and carers.
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During their first show together since becoming First Lady and moving to the United States, Dr. Biden praised Harry, saying: ‘You live by one simple principle – served together.’
And Prince Harry returned the praise, thanking the First Lady for her support of veterans and their families.
‘Thank you for your service and your continued support all these years. It has been wonderful to see you working in different parts of the world which you have got to see so many people not only wearing uniforms but also families. A lot of them wouldn’t be here without you, so thank you,’ he said.
Last month, the couple were criticized for going into the Afghanistan crisis with a ‘word salad’ statement, which they said were ‘speechless’ and feeling ‘multiple layers of pain’.
A warning to Harry to be cautious after a recent YouGov poll that showed his popularity has plummeted – partly due to the poor public response to such statements about Afghanistan
The lengthy statement, released via the couple’s crafty Archwell Foundation website, called on followers to support organizations including World Central Kitchen, but failed to say how much they would personally donate or how they would help. description.
Prince Harry’s biographer Angela Levine told FEMAIL: ‘I think the magnificence of Harry and Meghan, the comforting and caring comments about the situation in Afghanistan, the disaster in Haiti and the new COVID variant are just another example of them. Trying to set up some kind of alternate waking royal family. .
‘Like most of his “kind” gestures, there is no indication as to what he will do himself and whether any donations will be made through the Archwell Foundation.
On top of its comments on Afghanistan, YouGov cited the results of his interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, as well as public reactions to their statements surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, for the drop in the couple’s compatibility ratings. Gave.
The couple’s highly viewed interview with Oprah Winfrey has also been cited as a reason for the pair’s decline in popularity.
The warning to be cautious about any commentary around Afghanistan comes as a recent YouGov poll showing Harry and Meghan’s popularity has waned again, with YouGov citing Afghanistan as a reason Cited a ‘poor response’ to the couple’s statements about the return.
The Duke of Sussex’s positive opinion has fallen nine points, from 43 per cent in April to 34 per cent now.
The 40-year-old Duchess of Sussex has seen a steady decline in her popularity this year, with a positive opinion of 30 percent in March, falling to 29 percent in April, and is now down three points to 26 percent.