Prince Harry has been mocked by a former vice presidential nominee for his recent revelation that he warned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey the day before the January 6 Capitol riots.
Sarah Palin told GB News that she wondered “where he pulled that out of” and also stated her belief that the prince and Meghan Markle were “capitalizing” on being able to spread “negativity” around the Royal Family.
Speaking of the Capitol Riots, the 37-year-old Duke revealed that he had been in contact with Twitter’s CEO, saying: “I warned him his platform was allowing a coup to be staged. That email was sent the day before. And then it happened and I haven’t heard from him since.”
On January 6, a number of right-wing voters stormed the Capitol to disrupt the official certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election after Donald Trump claimed voter fraud.
Speaking to GB News, Sarah Palin said: “Wow, I wonder where he pulled that out of, that’s a strange one.
“I haven’t heard anyone claim that they were prophetic and providential as to be able to predict that. “I don’t like people airing dirty laundry about their family in public, I mean there are enough attacks on the family unit today.
“I just have a sense that they’re capitalizing a bit on being able to at least insinuate some negativity amongst the family members and personally, I don’t like that and I have to believe that most viewers and listeners don’t like that either.”
During the panel discussion, Harry also argued that social media companies were not doing enough to stop the spread of online hatred, and said that the spread of misinformation was a “global humanitarian issue”.
He said that the term ‘Megxit’ was a misogynistic phrase after it was created by a troll before becoming utilized by the British press. Meggitt refers to the couple’s decision to split from the Royal Family in January 2020, due to their desire to lead independent lives and their internal rift with the British monarchy.
The Duke told the ‘The Internet Lie Machine’ debate: “Maybe people know this and maybe they don’t, but the term ‘Megxit’ was or is a misogynistic term, and it was created by a troll, amplified by royal correspondents, and it grew and grew and grew into mainstream media. But it began with a troll.”
Both Harry and Meghan have frequently been outspoken about the press and the impact of social media, with the Duchess claiming that it was more focused on “creating the news rather than reporting the news”.
The couple has had a strained relationship with the Royal Family since they stepped down from their roles as senior working royals.
During their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, they claimed that Palace aides had ignored Meghan’s mental health which led her to feel suicidal, and that there had been no support when it came to correct damaging articles that vilified the duchess.
The Sussexes also alleged that the Royal Family had denied their son Archie both a title and security and that an unnamed senior member of the family had made a racist remark about the skin tone of their unborn child.
The interview caused a PR crisis for Buckingham Palace, with the Queen later releasing a statement to say that whilst “recollections may vary”, the couple would always remain “much-loved” members of the family.
Since then, the couple has established themselves as leading public figures in California and has established their own non-profit foundation, Archewell.