World in crisis, but where’s Harry? Footling in LA

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World in crisis, but where’s Harry? Footling in LA

The Sussexes would’ve been a huge, morale-boosting asset, but instead the Cambridges are left to go it alone

Camilla Tominey

The moment could not have been more emblematic of the divide between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the rest of the royal family. As Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were being filmed joining in a national round of applause for National Health Service heroes, Harry and Meghan were more than 8,000km away, posting clapping emoji on Instagram from their new base in California.

“Thank you for all that you continue to do,” read the message on the Sussex Royal Instagram story. “Applauding you from across the pond.”

While obviously well meaning, the digital communiqué appeared a little hollow compared with the heartwarming sight of the three Cambridge children, aged six, four and one, taking part in the #ClapForOurCarers initiative just a day after their own grandfather, Prince Charles, announced he, too, had tested positive for Covid-19...

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