Prince Harry seems to be finished with the royal family, as he has "dumped" any remaining allegiance or duty to the Crown. This insight comes after King Charles III's prostate operation, which led to the Duke of Sussex not mentioning his dad's predicament at all in public.
The fiery-haired prince cracked jokes and accepted an award in addition to attending a glitzy film premiere with Meghan Markle on January 23. "As Prince Harry was picking up the ridiculous bauble of 'living legend of aviation' on Friday night, his father was planning how he could swiftly get back to work after his prostate operation," British scribe Jane Atkinson wrote about the royal rebel.
She continued: "And one of the reasons the 75-year-old King needs to do that is because his youngest son has dumped his duties. This week, it became glaringly obvious how small the new, modern, streamlined royal family has become since disgraced Andrew was forced to step down from duties and bitter Harry headed off for sunny California. Because that leaves just six of our ten working royals doing their job full-time."
Queen Camilla, Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh and Princess Anne, are reportedly the only senior royals available to represent the Crown in public. The King is expected to remain secluded for at least another month, while the Prince and Princess of Wales will be invisible until after Easter. The vast royal estates and palaces will still be run, but may as well "be shuttered like during Victoria's widowhood," according to one royal insider.
The Montecito duo walked the red carpet in Jamaica on Tuesday, January 23, at the film premiere for Bob Marley: One Love. The pair posed for glitzy photographs next to the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, who holds anti-monarchy sentiments against King Charles III as the Caribbean nation's head of state. Jamaica is a former colony of the long-defunct British Empire but chose to keep the British monarch as their head of state after winning their full independence from the U.K. in 1962, during Queen Elizabeth II's early reign.
This led royal expert Phil Dampier to observe: "Under normal circumstances, there would be nothing wrong with them going to a film premiere. But at a time when his father is going under the knife and Jamaica is making noises about ditching the monarchy, this is rather insensitive. Jamaica will have a referendum, but it's almost certain they will go their own way eventually."
Geo News reported on Atkinson's insights.