Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in a “difficult position” to receive a human rights award, a royal expert has claimed. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to receive the Ripple of Hope award for their “heroic” stand against “structural racism” in the monarchy at a ceremony on December 6 organized by the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Foundation.
But former royal correspondent Jennie Bond said the couple, who live in the US after stepping down as royals, face a dilemma over whether to accept the award as it risks further tensions with the royal family.
Mrs Bond told GB News: “It’s put the Sussexes in quite a difficult position, I think. Are they saying no, we don’t even want to acknowledge that you’re offering this award? Should we take it personally? Maybe the middle ground is to just accept it, but not to show up, anything.
“I think if they go along and accept this award on a public stage, yes, it will make things even worse, the gap could be even deeper.”
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