Watch: Prince Harry faces backlash in the US after calling First Amendment ‘bonkers’
Prince Harry is facing a growing backlash in the US over his comments that the First Amendment is “bonkers”.
Commentators in the US have called Harry a “pain in the a**” and asked the UK to “take him back” after he made the remark about the amendment which protects freedom of speech.
In a podcast with Dax Shepard Harry, 36, said: “I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.
“I don’t want to start going down the First Amendment route because that’s a huge subject and one which I don’t understand because I’ve only been here a short time.
“But, you can find a loophole in anything.
“You can capitalise or exploit what’s not said rather than uphold what is said.”
The First Amendment, which opens the US’s Bill of Rights, enshrines freedom of speech, religion, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly.
Sean Hannity, who anchors the third biggest evening news show in the US, launched into a tirade at the end of his programme on Monday night after hearing Harry’s comments, calling him a “right royal pain in the a**”.
He said: “Harry, we really don’t need you coming from England to give us lectures on the First Amendment.
“And if you can’t understand…