Prince Harry 'has permanent look of bitterness’ as royal family 'refuse to apologise’

Prince Harry 'has permanent look of bitterness as family refuse to acknowledge his efforts'
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Prince Harry appeared "bitter" on his recent visit to Nigeria with Meghan Markle, according to a Royal commentator.

Harry and wife Meghan, who stepped down as senior Royals in 2020, conducted a three-day trip to Nigeria earlier this month receiving appreciation. Despite the couple foregoing their official Royal duties, critics have compared their trip to traditional Royal tours.

Tom Quinn, an esteemed Royal author and expert, gave his insights to The Mirror: "Harry and Megan see their recent trip to Nigeria as a huge success, but for Harry every success is another kind of failure while his family refuse to acknowledge his efforts and steadfastly refuse to apologise for everything that had happened in the past. In Nigeria and even with Meghan at his side and regularly holding his hand he still has a permanent look of bitterness on his face."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoyed a trip to Nigeria earlier this month - but one expert believes Harry feels snubbed by his efforts not being acknowledged
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoyed a trip to Nigeria earlier this month - but one expert believes Harry feels snubbed by his efforts not being acknowledged -Credit:Getty

The Nigerian tour was generally considered a triumph for the Sussexes who also hinted future excursions are expected. Concluding their tour, they joyfully referred to it as "the first of many trips", reports the Mirror.

Nonetheless, an expert points out the danger these "faux Royal tours" can accentuate the existing "ongoing royal rift", noting the Nigeria visit "infuriated" the Royal household.

PR expert Lynn Carratt from Press Box PR also weighed in on the situation when she shared: "These faux-Royal tours could deepen their rift with the Royal Family, if not handled correctly. Their Nigerian tour bared all that hallmarks of a Royal Tour which was said to [have] infuriated the palace."

Following the success of their Nigeria tour, the couple are hoping to visit another African nation in the near future
Following the success of their Nigeria tour, the couple are hoping to visit another African nation in the near future -Credit:Getty Images

Lynn pointed out that if tours like this are tied to their independent work such as the Invictus Games, "then these tours are good for the PR of their brand". She also added that while she didn't believe the tour had helped to boost the couple's popularity in the US or the UK, it did raise their profile in Africa.

The Nigeria trip, undertaken for the Invictus Games, isn't believed to be the only Africa trip on the couple's agenda. Following the success of their Nigerian visit, Harry and Meghan are reportedly eyeing another African country. A source recently said that Ghana may be next on the Sussexes' list, saying: "There is already a lot of talk and excitement in Ghana, everyone is so keen for Harry and Meghan to come and experience the great culture and warmth."