Prince Harry’s Invictus Games Interview Coverage Shows the Great Divide Between British & US Media

Prince Harry's Invictus Games Interview Coverage Shows the Great Divide Between British & US Media

Prince Harry’s interview with Good Morning America last week was an eye-opening experience in very different ways, depending on which side of the pond you live. There was a big fuss about the Duke of Sussex breaking his silence about King Charles III’s cancer diagnosis even though he didn’t say much. However, it was the media coverage and how the U.S. and the U.K. press handled it that is now drawing all of the attention.

New York Magazine summed it up best with one headline, “Prince Harry Infuriates Royals by Saying Nice Things About King Charles.” It’s pointing out the glaring fact that Prince Harry probably isn’t the problem here, especially when he makes sweet comments like this: “I love my family. The fact that I was able to get on a plane and go see and spend any time with [my dad], I’m grateful for that.”

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 Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend Invictus Games Vancouver Whistlers 2025's One Year To Go Winter Training Camp on February 14, 2024 in Whistler, British Columbia. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)

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He even made sure to respect his father’s medical privacy when he was asked about Charles’ “outlook” in his cancer battle. Anytime reporter Will Reeve tried to steer the conversation toward the royal family, Harry deftly swerved in another direction — it’s a master game of PR chess. But the British tabloids had quotes ready to go even before the interview was released. GB News host Stephen Dixon expressed his opinion before he heard Harry’s words, noting, “The king is going to hate this.”

Prince Harry is living his best life in the California sunshine, and succeeding, despite what the British tabloids want everyone to believe. From the NFL Honors in Las Vegas to the slopes of Whistler, Canada ahead of the 2025 Invictus Games, Harry and Meghan Markle are warmly welcomed. That freedom is giving Harry enough reasons to consider becoming an American citizen in the future.

Meanwhile, King Charles’ pals are busy telling The Daily Beast, “It’s hard to believe that Harry can keep finding ways to make things worse. He just needs to pipe down.” The Duke of Sussex shared his story in his memoir, Spare, which understandably ruffled feathers, but he and Meghan have made it very clear that they are done telling their royal exit story. They’ve planted roots and made money outside of the palace walls, but some royalists are still hoping for Prince Harry’s spectacular fall — and it’s not a good look.

Before you go, click here to see more of Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s milestones since leaving the royal family.