Prince Harry Ordered to Avoid Criticizing Biden in Statement on Afghanistan
Bashing Democrats could harm Meghan Markle's 'political ambitions'
Britain's Prince Harry has been ordered to avoid criticizing Democrat Joe Biden while commenting on the crisis in Afghanistan, a Royal Family insider has revealed.
Harry is expected to comment on the situation in Afghanistan during his upcoming birthday statement on Wednesday.
However, Harry, a British Army Air Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan, has been warned not to blame the Democrat regime leader for handing the country the Taliban as it could harm the "political ambitions" of his wife, Meghan Markle.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been aligning themselves with the upper echelons of America's Democratic political elite and pubicly criticizing Biden could have unintended consequences for Meghan's potential future career in politics.
Speaking to OK! Magazine, royal insider Richard Fitzwilliams revealed that Harry - who lives in an $11 million mansion in California with wife Meghan and children Archie, 2, and baby Lilibet - will use his 37th birthday tomorrow to promote a charitable initiative.
Fitzwilliams said the prince wants to focus on the refugee crisis in Afghanistan, although he's been warned to "be careful not to say anything critical of President Biden."
Meghan marked her recent 40th birthday with her own endeavor - the 40x40 project - in which she asked high-profile people to commit to giving 40 minutes of their time to support women going back to work.
And the couple also used the occasion of Archie's second birthday to campaign for vaccine equity and urged fans to donate $5 to ensure access to the jab in low-income countries.
But Fitzwilliams says Harry has been advised to be careful what he says amid the growing political tensions following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
"It’s a big crisis and it would be a reasonable assumption that any birthday initiative might be linked to Afghanistan and the refugee crisis," he said.
"Harry and Meghan seem to see their future in the US and Harry will have to watch what he says about US domestic matters, especially as it's been speculated that Meghan is eyeing up a future in politics."
It comes after Harry and Jill Biden praised each other's support for wounded veterans during a 30-minute virtual event to celebrate Warrior Games Warrior athletes, their families, and caregivers.
During their first event together since he moved to the United States, Jill Biden praised Harry, saying: "You live by a simple principle - served together recovered together."
And Prince Harry returned the praise, thanking Biden for her support of veterans and their families.
"Thank you for your service and your continued support over all these years," he said.
"It's been fantastic to see you in action in various parts of the world giving everything that you've got to so many people to not just those who wear the uniform but to the families as well.
"A lot of them wouldn't be here without you so, so thank you."
Last month, the couple was criticized for wading into Afghanistan crisis with a woke "word salad" statement, in which they said they were "speechless" and feeling "the many layers of pain."
The lengthy statement, released via the couple's slick Archewell Foundation website, called on followers to support organizations including the World Central Kitchen but failed to say how much they would be personally donating or details of how they would help.
Prince Harry's biographer Angela Levin told The Daily Mail: "I think Harry and Meghan’s grandiose, comfy and caring comments about the situation in Afghanistan, the disaster in Haiti and new Covid variants is another example of them trying to set up some sort of alternate woke royal family.
"Like most of their 'compassionate' gestures, there is no indication about what they themselves will do and whether any donations will be going through Archewell Foundation."
On top of their comments on Afghanistan, YouGov cited the fallout from their interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, as well as the public responses to their statements surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, for the fall in the couple's favorability ratings.
The warning to be cautious about any comments around Afghanistan comes as a recent YouGov poll shows that Harry and Meghan's popularity has gone down again, with YouGov citing "poor responses" to the couple's statements surrounding the withdrawal from Afghanistan as one of the reasons.
Positive opinion of the Duke of Sussex has fallen by nine points, from 43 percent in April to 34 percent now.
The Duchess of Sussex, 40, has seen a steady decline in her popularity this year, with positive opinion at 30 percent in March, falling to 29 percent in April, and dropping a further three points to 26 percent now.
Instead of sucking up to Democrats, why don't they try a bit of good, old-fashioned honesty for once?