GMB: Richard Madeley hits out after Queen labelled 'supremacist'
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Good Morning Britain presenter Richard Madeley, 65, has called out Prince Harry, 36, for “having a pop at the constitution” after moving to America with his wife Meghan Markle, 39, where they live in California with their newborn daughter Lilibet and two-year-old son Archie. The star issued a warning to the Duke of Sussex, claiming that he could potentially “alienate people on both sides of the pond” after criticising both the First Amendment and the Royal Family since leaving the UK.
Richard argued in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk: “I think, as far as he’s concerned, it was a big faux pas to criticise the First Amendment in the American constitution.
“If you’re going to do that, you have to know what you’re talking about.
“So, you can’t say, like he did, ‘I don’t know anything about this’ – then talk about it!
“What you say is, ‘I don’t know anything about this, so I better not comment, next question’.”
Richard went on to say that after spending a great deal of time in America, he wouldn’t advise “an outsider to criticise their ways”.
The ITV host continued: “I’ve spent a lot of time in America, and in my experience the Americans are wonderfully generous, and warm, and welcoming, and open, and considerate.
“I love Americans – to generalise, they always have been generous spirited people.
“But you’ve got to watch it – if you start as an outsider to criticise their ways, they are very very patriotic, much more patriotic, I think, than some people in this country are.
“And if you go for them, they will bite you back, and that’s clearly what’s happening to Harry.”
Richard added: “I mean, it was obscured a bit by his comments about Charles and the Queen and Prince Philip and their parenting skills – or the lack of them, in his view.
“But now, it’s coming out that he had a pop at the constitution.”
Warning the royal to be wary before he speaks in the future, Richard said: “I think he needs to be very careful, because if you’re not careful, you’ll alienate people on both sides of the pond.
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“And you just want to think about what you say, and I just think he’s shooting from the hip a bit too much at the moment.”
It comes after Harry spoke out on the constitution during an appearance on The Armchair Expert podcast with Dax Shepard back in May.
He said: “I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.”
Harry was referring to the intrusive behaviour of the paparazzi after he and his other half Meghan decided to relocate to California.
The First Amendment enshrined the constitutional rights to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and a free press.
The amendment was adopted in 1791, eight years after Britain recognised the United States of America as an independent nation following the American Revolution.
Richard’s remarks about the Duke’s comments come after his words irritated some conservative American commentators, who view the First Amendment as an important part of their society.
Political commentator Jesse Watters told Fox News, “This guy complains about the press more than Donald Trump. Is he even really a member of the Royal Family? I didn’t think Royals were allowed to complain, no one else in his family complains about anything.
“I mean we learned about Great Britain. We go over there, we play along and we bow and do the whole thing – he never learned about the Revolutionary War?”
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