Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are public figures who occasionally share statements to let people know their thoughts on various events. However, after the couple recently shared a statement about the death of a human rights activist, a royal expert called the move “baffling.”
What statement did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently release?
On Dec. 26, Desmond Tutu, a South African Archbishop who fought against apartheid, died. The Sussexes had met Tutu during their visit to his home country in 2019, and they decided to release a statement to pay tribute to Tutu upon his death.
“Archbishop Tutu will be remembered for his optimism, his moral clarity, and his joyful spirit,” the statement read, according to Harper’s Bazaar. “He was an icon for racial justice and beloved across the world.”
The Sussexes added, “It was only two years ago that he held our son, Archie, while we were in South Africa – ‘Arch and The Arch’ he had joked, his infectious laughter ringing through the room, relaxing anyone in his presence. He remained a friend and will be sorely missed by all.”
The Sussexes’ statement is labeled ‘baffling’ by a royal commentator
Royal commentator Neil Sean recently weighed in on Harry and Meghan’s statement….