Days after he responded to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex‘s claim that he married her and Prince Harry before the actual ceremony at Windsor Castle, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned that there’s something he doesn’t think Harry will ever be able to escape.
Justin Welby, who not only officiated the Sussexes’ wedding but also baptized their son, compared being a royal to serving a “life sentence without parole” and has a warning for the Duke of Sussex.
What Archbishop warned Prince Harry will never be able to escape
Speaking to the Financial Times, Welby opined that although Harry has stepped down as a senior royal and moved abroad, he will never escape his “celeb” status.
“It’s life without parole,” the archbishop said about being royal and compared Harry’s situation to the abdication. “If you go back to the 1930s, Edward VIII — he was still a celeb and followed everywhere once he’d abdicated. We expect them to be superhuman.”
This is not the first time Welby spoke about his feeling that royals have a “life sentence.” In 2019, prior to Meghan and Harry’s decision to quit royal duties, he told BBC Radio5: “They [the royal family] are born into it and one of the things, with the great privilege of meeting some of them, that I’m…