Judge Judy Hints Harry, Meghan Are ‘Selfish’ Amid Royal Fallout—’Spoiled’

Reality star Judge Judy has weighed in on the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drama which has ensued for the reason that prince’s memoirs had been leaked final week, adopted by a lot of bombshell TV interviews he has undertaken to put it up for sale.

Judith Sheindlin appeared on British morning present Good Morning Britain in a pre-recorded interview on Tuesday, the identical day that Harry’s memoir Spare had its world launch.

The ebook’s content material was leaked final week and on Sunday, Harry undertook two prolonged interviews with 60 Minutes within the U.S. and ITV within the U.Okay. In these he made a lot of bombshell claims together with that Prince William attacked him throughout a 2019 row, that his stepmother Queen Camilla planted tales about him within the press and that he was not at the moment chatting with his brother or father, King Charles.

Though Sheindlin wouldn’t be drawn to touch upon Harry and Meghan explicitly or their quite a few royal revelations made in books, interviews, documentaries and podcasts, she stated that if her grandchildren ever behaved in an analogous approach she can be “furious.”

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Judge Judy Sheindlin photographed October 5, 2021. And (inset) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their marriage ceremony day, May 19, 2018. Sheindlin has given her views on the royals’ conduct in a British TV interview.
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“[I] would think that that child or grandchild was a selfish, spoiled, ungrateful one,” she said.

“That’s what I would feel and be really hurt. I think anybody with a brain would see that.”

“It’s disingenuous, it’s biting the hand that fed you,” she continued. “It’s unseemly.”

The star’s obvious frustration with the Sussexes’ public airing of household dramas seems to be echoed amongst Brits as new knowledge reveals Harry’s recognition within the nation is at an all-time low.

Polling carried out by YouGov, after key tales from Spare had been leaked within the U.S. by Page Six and The Guardian within the U.Okay, reveals that Harry is now considered negatively by two thirds of the nation (64 %). This is a rise of 5 % in only a month.

Harry is considered positively by simply 26 % of Brits, the bottom quantity it has been since YouGov started compiling knowledge on the royal.

As nicely as a lot of revelations about his relations, Harry has additionally included a variety of deeply private and intimate anecdotes from the humorous account of his frostbitten “todger” at Prince William’s marriage ceremony, to the extra critical references to his teenage drug-taking.

On his choice to incorporate the drug particulars in his ebook, Harry informed ITV’s Tom Bradby that he thought-about it “important to acknowledge,” and informed Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes that his use of medication got here from his need to really feel completely different after his mom’s demise.

“It was obvious to us as kids the British press’ part in our mother’s misery and I had a lot of anger inside of me that luckily, I never expressed to anybody,” he stated. “But I resorted to drinking heavily. Because I wanted to numb the feeling, or I wanted to distract myself from how…whatever I was thinking. And I would, you know, resort to drugs as well.”

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Copies of Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” taken on its publication date, January 10, 2023.
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He additionally informed Cooper of his experimentation with psychedelics—comparable to Ayahuasca, psilocybin, mushrooms—including that he “would never recommend people to do this recreationally. But doing it with the right people if you are suffering from a huge amount of loss, grief or trauma, then these things have a way of working as a medicine.

“For me, they cleared the windscreen, the windshield the distress of loss. They cleared away this concept that I had in my head that—that my mom, that I wanted to cry to show to my mom that I missed her. When in truth, all she wished was for me to be pleased.”

The prince is scheduled to appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday evening in the latest of his promotional media appearances.

Newsweek approached representatives of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Judy Sheindlin for comment.

James Crawford-Smith is Newsweek’s royal reporter based in London. You can find him on Twitter at @jrcrawfordsmith and read his stories on Newsweek’s The Royals Facebook page.

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