Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have called for the “wrongs” of the Commonwealth’s past to be acknowledged. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had been speaking via video-link to young leaders from the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust about justice and equal rights. Daily Mail editor Andrew Pierce told Good Morning Britain the reasons why the couple’s criticism may not hold up.
He said: “Can I just say they should just do a bit of history before lecturing the world about the Commonwealth.
“The Commonwealth is about 54 countries, half of whom were once part of the British Empire.
“It was set up in about 1932 to atone for the sins of the British Empire.
“It’s all about spreading equality and there’s a queue of Black African nations who want to joint the Commonwealth.”
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Mr Pierce continued: “Rwanda was the most recent country to join.
“It does great work and he flipping well knows his grandmother is the head of the Commonwealth.”
ITV host Piers Morgan also attacked the couple for “lecturing” the world from their “freebee Hollywood mansion”.
He also mocked the “irony” of the Sussexes saying it’s “time to be uncomfortable” when “they are the most comfortable people in the world”.
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