Fox News’ talk show host Sean Hannity told Prince Harry he is “free to go home” and insisted America doesn’t need a royal “coming from England to give us lectures on the First Amendment” in a devastating attack on Monday.
The conservative political commentator called out the Duke of Sussex for his recent remarks about America’s constitutional principles which protect freedom of speech and suggested he may wish to “move to a place more compatible with your restrictive ideas”.
“Before we go, I have a message for Harry who is now attacking one of America’s most sacred rights, the freedom of speech under our First Amendment. Harry, we really don’t need you coming from England to give us lectures on the First Amendment, and if you can’t understand the importance of free expression and the importance of constitutional principles that allow for a free exchange of ideas and ideals and opinions that have made America the greatest country on Earth, then maybe it is time you move to a place more compatible with your restrictive ideas,” Hannity raged.
“And Harry, welcome to my world! This is what public figures in America go through. I expect it, you need to expect it. I’ve been cancelled, I’ve been rejected, often by people who never bothered to get to know me.
“In a way, I kind of feel sorry for you because you seem torn between your new bride and your family back in England,” Hannity joked who pointed out to the Duke that “this is the same First Amendment that allowed you and your wife to trash your own family in the Oprah Winfrey interview.
“You and Meghan were allowed to accuse your family of racism. We don’t really need lectures about customs and sacred freedoms, and by the way, you’re free to go home! Make amends at the Palace with the people that you and your wife hurt deeply?
“And by the way, you’re enjoying the freedoms protected under the First Amendment, because you’re living in America! In an expensive place… Let not your heart be troubled.”
Harry has been slammed by a number of political commentators across the Anglosphere for his most recent remarks, particularly about how his father Charles was raised, with Australian news anchor Alan Jones calling the “sledging of his own kith and kin… the tactic of an unworthy person”.
Piers Morgan labelled the Duke a “spineless self-pitying twerp” in a blistering attack in his latest column for the Daily Mail with Nigel Farage warning him “he may well soon find himself about as popular in North America as was King George III 250 years ago.”