Yesterday we saw photos of Prince Harry running then playing beach volleyball in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and today we learn that he is still in Brazil as ambassador of the British royal family. This time, we get to see photos of Harry playing polo with some Brazilian locals … and it looks like everyone had a lot of fun. BUT, British singer Morrissey (who is on tour in South America right now) has a few harsh words for Prince Harry. Speaking to his audience in Argentina this weekend, Moz unleashed a rant against the British royal family. Yikes. Check out the photos and read the comments below.
It was a fittingly regal end to his first tour on behalf of the Queen, which has widely been considered an unqualified success. The cream of Brazilian society flew into San Paulo, central Brazil, yesterday to watch Prince Harry in action on the polo field to raise money for his charity, Sentebale. The 27-year-old prince has been in Brazil for the last three days to push a Government-sponsored initiative to promote the UK as a trade and tourist destination on the back of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics. Typically, he brought his own brand of joi de vivre to the proceedings, playing beach volleyball and taking part in a fun run wearing a mask of his brother. And yesterday was no different. For instead of arriving in the back of a blacked-out 4×4 like other players, Harry took a leaf out of his grandfather’s book and turned up at the Haras Larissa polo ground in the depths of Brazil driving a horse-drawn carriage. Dressed in a blazer and white jeans, the prince clearly liked the effect his entrance had on the applauding crowd as he grinned from ear to ear. After a brief reception greeting sponsors of the Royal Salute Polo Cup, the prince went off to the pony lines to prepare for the match which was set to raise thousands of pounds for his charity. Aides told the Mail yesterday that Harry had been ‘overwhelmed’ by the reception he as been given on his first solo royal tour on behalf of the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee, which has seen also him travel to Belize, the Bahamas, Jamaica. ‘Although he was keen to bring his personality and own brand of informality to the tour, it has been something of a learning curve for Prince Harry as much as anyone else,’ said a senior royal source. ‘He has never forgotten that he has been representing his grandmother, whom he loves and respects more than anyone, and has attempted when the occasion is right to retain a sense of gravitas. He has been overwhelmed by the response he has received from the countries he has visited and is touched beyond belief about how warmly he has been greeted. It has meant an awful lot to him.’
So while things have been going swimmingly on Harry‘s side, things have been less than positive on his detractor’s side. Here are some comments made by Morrissey about Prince Harry and the British royal family this weekend:
The singer Morrissey has accused Prince Harry of money grabbing in his latest outrageous attack on the royal family.
Harry, who is in Rio de Janeiro to promote Britain’s biggest ever tourism campaign, was there ‘to take your money’ Morrissey told fans at an outdoor concert in the city. ‘As you know, Prince Harry is in town. He wants to take your money. Please, don’ t give it to him,’ the 52-year-old singer said on Friday night, according to local reports. The astonishing outburst follows his backing band’s display of ‘We hate William and Kate’ T-shirts at a gig in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last Sunday. Morrissey added to his anti-royal stance and caused a storm when he repeated his earlier remarks to Argentine fans that the Falklands ‘belong to you’. Fans at the sold out concert booed at the mention of Harry’s name as the former Smiths front man whipped up the anti-British sentiment … A Clarence House spokesperson said they ‘would not be commenting’ on the singer’s outburst.
Yeah, Moz has never been a fan of the British royal family … so this rant is really not very surprising. I guess I can’t really form a real opinion since I don’t really understand the impact of British rule of my government so … I’ll just let royal detractors have their say and let their comments speak for themselves. For an outsider’s perspective, I see Prince Harry doing a lot of good with his charity so … I dunno, I can’t see anything wrong with his fund-raising endeavors. Not everyone is going to agree on everything — here in the US we have the Democrats and the Republicans butting heads on pretty much every single thing. I’m staying out of this one … choosing instead to enjoy the fun photos of Harry on his horsie. OOOOH fun!