Harry and Meghan accused of ‘calculated omission’ after Kate ‘snubbed’ from statement


PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have been accused of potentially making a “calculated omission'” after Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge appeared to have been “snubbed” from their statement.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently released a statement on their Archewell website in reponse to the devastating violence in Afghanistan. They said they were supporting the emergency response in Haiti with its partner World Central Kitchen, and raised awareness about other organisations such as Women for Afghan Women, Afghanaid and Mercy Corps.

News.au royal expert Daniela Elser claimed this may have been a “calculated omission” following recent reports of strained relations between the couple.

She said: “Harry and Meghan have turned their backs on one of Kate Middleton’s most personal projects in a snub to the palace.

“But where things start to get a tad sticky is the handy resources section they included, following their statement on their website which offered up a selection of charities to support and mental health resources.

Meghan and Harry have been accused of a

Meghan and Harry have been accused of a “royal snub” (Image: GETTY)

“On this front, their suggestions were the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Loveland Foundation and Project Health Minds.

“Very conspicuously not on the list? You spotted it, I’m sure. Heads Together.

“Why oh why wasn’t the very successful mental health organisation Harry himself helped co-found on the list?

“In the light of the events of more recent times, given the brotherly feuding, the score-setting TV outbursts and thin-lipped leaking to the media, the question is, was the decision to not include Heads Together simply accidental or a more pointed move?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a statement about Afghanistan

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a statement about Afghanistan (Image: GETTY)

Her comments come after Harry and Meghan said they were “speechless” after the Taliban takeover.

They said: “As we all feel the many layers of pain due to the situation in Afghanistan, we are left speechless.

“As we all watch the growing humanitarian disaster in Haiti, and the threat of it worsening after last weekend’s earthquake, we are left heartbroken.DON’T MISS

“And as we all witness the continuing global health crisis, exacerbated by new variants and constant misinformation, we are left scared.”

Harry and Meghan added: “When any person or community suffers, a piece of each of us does so with them, whether we realise it or not.

“And though we are not meant to live in a state of suffering, we, as a people, are being conditioned to accept it. It’s easy to find ourselves feeling powerless, but we can put our values into action — together.

“To start, we encourage you to join us in supporting a number of organisations doing critical work. We also urge those in positions of global influence to rapidly advance the humanitarian dialogues that are expected to take place this fall at multilateral gatherings such as the UN General Assembly and the G20 leaders’ summit.

“As an international community, it is the decisions we make now — to alleviate suffering among those we know and those we may never meet — that will prove our humanity.”

Prince Harry used to be part of Kate and William's Heads Together project

Prince Harry used to be part of Kate and William’s Heads Together project (Image: GETTY)

Kensington Palace also described the campaign as the “biggest single project Their Royal Highnesses have undertaken together”.

However, Harry is no longer involved after quiiting royal duties alongside wife Meghan to seek a new career path in the US.

They have also hit the headlines recently after publicly sharing their reasons for quitting the Firm, whilst also making swipes at Kate and William

Express.co.uk has contacted a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for a comment.


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