The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were quick out of the blocks in expressing their solidarity on the day Russian forces shattered peace in Europe by invading Ukraine.
Harry and Meghan shared their condemnation of Vladimir Putin‘s “breach of international and humanitarian law” via their Archewell website on February 24, however, their words of support provoked derision among some.
The statement read: “Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and all of us at Archewell stand with the people of Ukraine against this breach of international and humanitarian law and encourage the global community and its leaders to do the same.”
Regular critic Piers Morgan, a columnist for The Sun and the New York Post, was among those to mock the royal couple, writing: “This will really rattle Putin.”
And Daily Mail diary editor Richard Eden posted: “It’s all over for Putin…”
The newspaper was also critical in its wider coverage with a story headlined: “Putin is shaking in his boots! Twitter users remark on Harry and Meghan’s defiant statement that they stand with the people of Ukraine.”
Prince Harry last week launched a libel lawsuit against sister title The Mail on Sunday over a story about his police protection.
The Sun also published a story online with the headline: “‘OH, WELL DONE’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle mocked…