Prince Harry made a surprise appearance at the GQ Men of the Year Awards

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Last night, the British GQ Men of the Year Awards were held in London. Surprising everyone, Prince Harry made a virtual appearance at the awards ceremony. He appeared via video link-up, live from Montecito, wearing a tuxedo. He made a speech and introduced the GQ Heroes of the Year: the team of doctors and scientists who created the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine. Here’s the transcript of Harry’s full speech:

I’m deeply honoured to be introducing our final awardees, who you’ll immediately recognise for their landmark contribution to the fight against COVID-19. Our heroes of this evening are Professor Sarah Gilbert, Doctor Catherine Green, and the entire team of dedicated Oxford scientists. Their breakthrough research on the Oxford Vaccine has brought the world one of our greatest tools for achieving vaccine equity.

They also approached their mission with a humanitarian urgency. In April of last year, the Oxford Team packed up a shipment of research cultures and stealthily sent it to India—an early example of the biotech collaboration we need to bring this global crisis to an end.

Until every community can access the vaccine, and until every community is connected to trustworthy information about the vaccine, then we are all at risk. That’s a common refrain my wife and I have heard in convenings with vaccine experts, heads of industry, community advocates, and global leaders.

As people sit in the room with you tonight, more than a third of the global population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. That’s more than five billion shots given around the world so far. It sounds like a major accomplishment, and in many ways is. But there is a huge disparity between who can and cannot access the vaccine. Less than two percent of people in the developing world have received a single dose at this point, and many of their healthcare workers are still not even vaccinated. We cannot move forward together unless we address this imbalance as one.

At the same time, families around the world are being overwhelmed by mass-scale misinformation across ‘news’ media and social media, where those who peddle in lies and fear are creating vaccine hesitancy, which in turn is dividing communities and eroding trust. This is a system we need to break if we are to overcome COVID-19 and the rise of new variants.

The Oxford Team have done their part. They are heroes of the highest order who gave us an instrument to fight this disease. They are our nation’s pride, and we are deeply indebted to their service. For the rest of us—including global governments, pharmaceutical leaders, and heads of business—we have to keep doing our part. That must include sharing vaccine science and supporting and empowering developing countries with more flexibility. Where you’re born should not affect your ability to survive, when the drugs and know-how exist to keep you alive and well.

Thank you, again, to Professor Gilbert and Doctor Green, who The Guardian called “Two ordinary people who managed to pull off an extraordinary feat while dealing with the everyday stresses that come with being full-time mums and breadwinners in a notoriously insecure and poorly paid field.” But tonight, we’re not honouring two ordinary people. These are two exceptional people—with a remarkable team—who are a bulwark of humanity.

[From British GQ]

Love that he talked about vaccine misinformation and vaccine hesitancy. I understand why he’s framing the issue that way, but I think more people – and Harry, if he wants to – need to start calling out the willful stupidity of so many of the vaccine hesitant and the anti-vaxxers. It’s not just ignorance based on misinformation. So many people have access to vaccines and the right information and they’re just choosing to be f–king dumbasses.

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  1. Seraphina says:

    Love Henry so much. I am sure this will send William in a rage. His speech was wonderful and I like that he refers to Meghan as “my wife” and not Meghan. That is purposely done.
    Imagine what as asset he is and his Royal power to be asked to do this and he isn’t even a “working royal”, but neither are Wills and Keen.

    Lastly, just to be spiteful to him, I don’t think we will see Wills at any GQ event. 🤣

    • Jezz says:

      They both (M&H) say “my husband” and “my wife”. Never by name. Sometimes “he” or “she”. Always have. I thought it was a little odd, but maybe a msg to the public behind it.

    • Jezz says:

      They both (M&H) say “my husband” and “my wife”. Never by name. Sometimes “he” or “she”. Always have. I thought it was a little odd, but maybe a msg to the public behind it.

      • SunRae says:

        I’ve been married ten years and maybe because it took me so long to find my guy I do the ‘my husband’ thing too. I will ‘my husband you’ to death. I literally did it ten minutes ago. I might need help LOL.

      • susan says:

        it’s a formal, old fashioned thing that is probably part of royal protocol.

      • BabsORIG says:

        Huh? @Susan, what royal protocol? 🤔

      • goofpuff says:

        I use “my husband” all the time and if feels very natural to me. If I used his given name, people would be confused who I was talking about. His given name is a popular name.

        It’s not an old fashioned thing, it’s just practical.

      • Kristin says:

        I just got marrried this past year and after waiting for what seemed like forever (I’m 42) to find the love of my life, I LOVE calling him my husband! I will “husband” to death as well, LOL.

      • liz says:

        I’m married almost 20 years and will frequently refer to “my husband,” particularly since he has a very common first name. “Mike told me . . . ” could mean any one of a dozen people (including the best man at our wedding or my brother), but “my husband told me . . .” means one particular Mike.

      • Monica says:

        Awwwwww to all the “my husband” referrers! 💞

    • Southern Fried says:

      Loved it in the James Cordon LA bus tour video when Meghan called him Haz.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Southern Fried, I thought of the same incident as well!! When Cordens face lit up to be called “Haz”, such a precious pet name for him!!

    • Debbie says:

      That thought occurred to me too. Here, William lives in England, and this event was presented by GQ-UK, but they sent all the way to California for a presenter. Tells you something about William’s effectiveness.

  2. Amy T says:

    Lovely speech, and the way he acknowledged the reality of life as a working parent.

  3. Moderatelywealthy says:

    Notice how the Telegraph YouTube link uses a very negative title for a very benign speech

    ” Prince Harry blames…”

    Ffs, these people.

    • Ines says:

      And the DM? “Harry lectures”

    • Brit says:

      The press will never change and will always be angry about being dumped, ignored and sued. The only way these people will stop is if you give them access, make them feel special and get in line like the rest of the them. Which is why Harry and Meghan not giving them the time of day is only making them angrier. It will always be slanted and negative until they give the rota and media what they want.

    • Eurydice says:

      But it wasn’t a benign speech, and I say good for him. He pointed out vaccine inequality, misinformation through the media and the pressures on working mothers. Those are three large issues and they happen to be issues on which he and Meghan are working. Plus, he showed the BM and RF that he’s in demand as a speaker and celebrity, even in the UK. After what the media has put him and Meghan through just for existing, a few pissy headlines aren’t going to bother him.

      • Moderatelywealthy says:

        I think pointing out misinformation and falsehoods regarding the vaccines is s positive thing…I just read the speech. Maybe his delivery was more on point.

      • Eurydice says:

        Well, I was going after “benign” as “gentle and kind”, rather than “not harmful” – his delivery wasn’t fierce, but forceful and matter-of-fact.

        I loved how he included “That’s a common refrain my wife and I have heard in convenings with vaccine experts, heads of industry, community advocates, and global leaders.” For people wondering what H&M have been doing for the past year – they’ve also been been convening.

  4. Brit says:

    The irony that Harry presented an award and Piers Morgan was in the audience. Piers and the Ofcom ruling that so happened to be announced the day Harry was to give a speech, that was too much of a coincidence. The fact that Harry and Meghan haven’t responded and Piers is still an unemployed, obsessed stalker ain’t changing either. Piers wants a personal reaction from the couple so bad, that he’s going to continue his harassment. I do feel someone knew this speech was happening and they wanted to upset Harry and they didn’t get the response they were hoping for. It’s all about control and scare tactics. This very well could be a coincidence but I doubt it.

    • cathy says:

      piers want a high salary from GB news but that channel is a start-up and filled with right-wing nuts. Also, piers exposed his own lies that he was fired from ITV. That is why he is asking for the same job. Any person who resigned voluntarily won’t go for their back unless they are fired and he misses his salary.

      • Brit says:

        The channel is not going to last and Piers doesn’t want that job. He wants a job in America, where he’s wanted to be for years. I don’t think he liked GMB as he kept going to America looking for jobs. The problem was that his little stunt and obsession didn’t get him anywhere except becoming a joke. He’s not going to Fox News and GB news is irrelevant as they come. He has no choice but to try and go back to GMB. He doesn’t have anything else.

      • Lady Digby says:

        Poor widdle PM and wife had to endure Harry getting standing ovation and he is still unemployed! Sad to say ladies he wants big bucks on US TV not a small tent like GB!

  5. kyliegirl says:

    The BM is doing everything to prove his point. Most articles have negative headlines like Prince Harry Lectures, Prince Harry Blast Media, Prince Harry Blames Media. I bet the headlines would be different if the other brother gave the same speech. It’s very worrying the state of the media. It’s very toxic on a very important issue. It’s not about clicks and ratings or agendas, it’s about saving lives. Makes me very angry.

    • Brit says:

      Harry and Meghan leaving was the smartest thing they could’ve ever done. The only thing the media does is prove their point. Think about it, they’re stuck with boring, bland royals who offer nothing worthwhile. The royals they were making a shitload of money off of have moved away and cut them off. It will always be negative they’re used to everyone cowering in fear and the Sussexes haven’t. They’re traumatized. They’ll never get over that and as long as Harry and Meghan keep thriving, building boundaries, suing and not towing the line like the rest of those scary royals, they’ll forever be toxic.

    • Marivic says:

      The British media is all about vile revenge. All about getting back at Prince Harry and Meghan. Nothing less.

  6. Millennial says:

    I study misinformation and you are correct, it’s not really about lack of access to good information. It’s very complex, but a lot of it comes down to ideology, needing to belong to an in-group, protecting white supremacy, and more.

    • NCWoman says:

      @Millennial It kind of seems like they’ve deliberately chosen a path to allow and even encourage their own brainwashing?

      • Millennial says:

        Yeah; I think there’s variation on how self-aware people are about it, but pretty much. Ezra Klein’s Why We’re Polarized was a great primer on the ways ideology has taken over identity, and how a lot of it can be traced back to white supremacy.

    • Simone says:

      Isn’t it also about a lack of trust in the Government? Australia has people getting prescriptions for Ivermectin so they treat their covid – someone just overdosed on it – but they won’t take the vaccines.

      • GraceB says:

        Indeed, I think lack of trust of government, professionals and people in power plays a big part in it. For anyone who’s not white, this most likely is linked to white supremacy but for white people, it’s still just a mistrust of those in power, lack of understanding, lack of education and ability to think critically, which media plays a big part in.

        For the Astra Zeneca vaccine, it was quite shocking how the EU played on that misinformation so heavily. People in power actively engaged in it as some sort of payback to the UK for leaving. I may not have wanted Brexit to happen but their response has been dangerous, to their own people as well as those elsewhere.

      • Millenial says:

        I typically refute arguments that suggest that critical thinking is the problem, because it’s not particularly productive and usually results in people having more things to blame on K-12 education. Republicans think critically and Democrats think critically. We do see quite a bit of selective critical thinking, and the weaponization of critical thinking by conservatives in particular. The major issue is belief systems that are linked back to maintaining political power and social group identity. That can’t be easily solved with better critical thinking

      • nina says:

        Jeez. how horrible, overdosing on horse meds. Just take the damn vaccine.

    • Anne Call says:

      I sincerely believe that if Trump had been re-elected we would have not heard an anti-vaxx peep from gop and right wing media. Once they saw in April/May that things were going great for a Democratic president they realized that they had to cause havoc by pushing misinformation and anti science bs.

      This is good. I’d love to see well known and famous people in every field start calling out the people who refuse to get vaccinated and continue to cause problems for the rest of us.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Anne Call, I would love for those who refuse to vaccinate not only be called out but to be branded with AV in big red letters for anti-vaccine! They should all be marked publicly for destroying the opportunity for those who are much more vulnerable in their lives, to fall sick and die a horrible death. Wear their badge of dishonor proudly, as they should! I would be happy to accidentally trip one of them into a gravel parking lot.

      • Christine says:

        I think you are exactly right, Anne Call. It’s so depressing, but I’m sure Trump had a plan (should he be reelected) that included preening about how, under his administration, science had come through. He could STILL be claiming that, it’s not a lie, unlike his general BS , but yeah, no…

        I can’t believe we are in a position where a former president is actively killing normal people in this country, with his rampant narcissism, and inability to remotely care about anyone other than himself.

  7. Merricat says:

    Objectivity and integrity in reporting doesn’t happen with the rota. They use a hateful rhetoric to manipulate their readership, which is fortunately small outside of Britain. They’re the ones who’ve set the table for the fall of the monarchy. And that’s how they’ll be written down.

  8. Amy Bee says:

    I wonder why William wasn’t invited to do this? He’s hitched his wagon to the work of the Oxford Astrazeneca team. Anyway it was nice for Harry to attend and for sure if he was a working royal his speech would have been very different. Now he has the freedom to say what he wants and I’m happy for him.

    • Izzy says:

      We don’t know that he wasn’t invited. He might have been, but was simply too exhausted from gardening to attend.

      Or GQ just wanted someone who would inspire them more so they picked Harry instead.

      • .diANNa says:

        I think the GQ brand is more aligned with Sussex values than with whatever it is that TOB stands for, which doesn’t seem to be clear. That assumption seems to be supported by the enthusiastic reception Harry got.

        But still, GQ might have offered TOB the spot just cause of his formal status and Wills didn’t accept as that might upset his fan base of anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers. As evidenced by their own lack of mask-wearing in public places, and with so many former key staff members working for the Tories, the Keens are strongly right-wing.

        They are likely feeling stuck now as their stances on almost everything is proving to be disastrous in terms of health (COVID showing no signs of disappearing) and economy (Brexit) and helping to shift cultural tides with more and more people acknowledging systemic racism in the UK and the recognition that mental health is key for a strong society.

      • L4frimaire says:

        GQ mentioned they invited Harry because of his GQ interview he did last with BLM activist Patrick Hutchison, as well as his and Meghan’s co-chair and advocacy for VaxLive. It just makes sense. He has a relationship with the magazine and they are strong advocates for global vaccine access. My mom and step-dad (they live outside USA) got the Astra Zeneca vaccine.

      • nina says:

        Diana was right, Harry is better suited to being King.

    • Sofia says:

      It could be that they just… never asked William as Harry did Vax Live so GQ knows he genuinely cares about getting vaccines to everyone. Or they did and William said “No I’m too lazy/not in the country/too busy doing somebody”

      • TigerMcQueen says:

        Harry also didn’t ‘joke’ about a first responder spreading COVID or say the media was ‘hyping’ it up and being ‘dramatic’ when the pandemic started shutting everything down like Elegant Bill did.

      • Merricat says:

        Right on, Tiger

      • Tessa says:

        Plus there was the ill advised royal train tour during the pandemic. With William and Kate going on the platform with no masks on and gleefully roasting marshmallows. So out of touch.

    • TabithaD says:

      I bet William is spitting mad about this. I don’t think he was asked, and if he had been asked, it would have been a very different speech.

      • JT says:

        I don’t think William was asked either. The man can’t give a good, inspiring speech to save his life. He straight up called his own mother paranoid. Who would want a person like that honoring them when you could have The Better Brother?

    • Debbie says:

      I read from GQ that their Chief Content Officer, Jonathan Heaf, had asked Prince Harry. J. Heaf worked with the magazine (GQ-UK) last year when Harry interviewed an activist for racism (after the death of George Floyd). So, apparently Mr. Heaf may have felt that Harry’s work more closely aligned with his own interests and what he wanted the magazine to promote at this event.

    • Lorelei says:

      My thinking was that it’s entirely possible that William was asked first, said no because he’s lazy and doesn’t care (he barely attends the BAFTAs without some arm twisting). BUT he never expected Harry to be asked, so now he’s incandescent.

      But regardless of whether he was asked or not, I agree with @Tabitha that he’s likely spitting mad over the reaction Harry received.

      @Nina, agreed, Diana saw it even way back then. So much of our personalities are formed at a young age, and she was alive long enough to see what their temperaments were like. She called it decades ago. Maybe part of why William called her “paranoid” and whatever else a couple of months ago. He knows deep down that she was right. And he would kill to have Harry’s life.

  9. Lizzie says:

    I loved hearing the applause from the audience for Harry. We have heard from the British media and trolls that most of the UK had turned against Harry and they had some polls to back it up. Reality is Harry got a nice round of applause and the lazybridges got crickets at their last Bafta appearance.

  10. Izzy says:

    I hope the Sussexes continue ignoring Piss Moron. His obsession is going to get worse now, and he’ll be more unhinged if that’s even possible. The more he does and the less they respond, the worse he looks. Honestly, it’s a little scary. But it’s nice that his dumb ass had to sit there in the audience for this speech, and if he attacks Harry for it, he’ll look like an even bigger ahole because he’s attacking someone for speaking out against vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.

    • Brit says:

      The whole British media wants their attention and response. The more they ignore them, the crazier they all get. I saw someone on the Jeremy Vine show basically say that Meghan should’ve responded to Piers’ text, which is what they want. They want Meghan’s attention. They want to know they’re getting to her and affecting her. They want her approval and to break her. The want access to her. They had all these assumptions that because she was an actress and American, she was going to be desperate enough to grovel for her reputation. She left with her dignity and respect and they’re stunned. Piers did this to Ariana and Gaga and he got responses. We saw how he abused Madonna when she didn’t give him the time of day. He’s going to keep harassing her and the best thing she can do is continue to ignore him.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Brit: It’s true the press is eager for her attention and they get upset that she doesn’t seem to want/need their approval. Also when they succeed in getting her attention, it always blows up in their face, like with birth certificate saga. BP got dragged into when she said it was the Palace who made the change on Archie’s birth certificate.

      • booboocita says:

        Why waste time composing dignified, intelligent responses to Piss Moron when you could be peaceful under a tree all day, every day? Meghan chose wisely. Dude needs to go find a tree of his own.

      • Christine says:

        I completely agree, Brit.

    • Tessa says:

      Piers wife IMO is enabling him. She should not worry about “holding onto him” she should not put up with his behavior and obsessiveness with the Sussexes. And the DM and other sources talk about Piers freedom of speech, well from what I saw on that film clip, Piers just did not want to hear the other point of view about Meghan and stormed out. That’s not respecting other opinions to say the least.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Tessa I’m sure if Piers starts to run low on money, his wife will be out of there. She’s actually very pretty, imo, and I think she’d swiftly move on to someone more “financially secure.”

  11. C-Shell says:

    Great speech, and Harry continues to impress me with his public speaking abilities. His speeches are always well-crafted and clearly convey significant messaging.

    Compared to TOBB who liberally seasons every public statement with the same buzz words and vague or meaningless phrases. It’s almost like he thinks all he has to do is show up and sprinkle his royal magic around. 🙄

    • Ang says:

      Because that is exactly what he thinks people should do. Revere him just because of who he is. He’s going to have some disappointing years ahead as he sees that…not happening like he wants it to, or thinks it should.

      • L84Tea says:

        Exactly. Gone are the days when royals were ooh’ed and ahh’ed over for simply gracing the public with their presence.

      • aftershocks says:

        (In response to a below post): @Debbie, I’m not aware of PM texting anything in this instance. Other posters have noted that Piss was in the audience at the GQ Awards. Plus, we know the vile wannabe’s history, as well as his obsession with Meghan, and with Diana and her sons back-in-the-day.

        Piss will never get over having those drinks with classy, ‘leggy’ Meg in 2016, while unbeknownst to him at the time that she and Harry would enjoy their first date the following evening. Dumb Piss later assumed he’d sent Meg off in a cab to meet with Harry the same night.

        Of course, the first edition of FF revealed that Meg actually met with a business acquaintance after her brief chat with Piers. And of course, Meg simply never contacted Piers again, likely due to Harry filling her in about PM’s past deceptiveness and his rotten, untrustworthy character.

        ETA: this post was intended to appear after @Debbie’s query two posts down. Sorry for any confusion.

    • aftershocks says:

      Yep, a very articulate and on-point speech delivered superbly by Harry. As usual, Montecito vibes and Meghan being his wife & soul mate, look so good on Harry. He thrivin’ wid ‘coulda had a bad b*$ch!’

      BTW, Harry is as smart and articulate as his wife. But I’m pretty sure his other half helps craft his speeches. These two are so dynomite together, and they know it, and they show up and show out when it matters. They know their power and how to wield it, yet they also remain down-to-earth, humble, and authentic.

      The Sussexes are the complete opposite of ‘narcissistic,’ but bitter BM haters gonna hate. Piers is a tired old yesterday’s news leech/ clout-chaser.

      • Debbie says:

        Why, did Piss Morgan say or text something after Harry’s intro of the doctors?

      • Lorelei says:

        @Aftershocks ITA and that’s one of the key differences between the brothers. If Kate was an excellent speech writer (I know, but after you stop laughing, just go with me here!), William would NEVER accept help from her. Even if it meant he’d give a far better, more impactful speech. He’s far too arrogant. Harry realizes a good thing when he sees it, and he doesn’t view himself as “above” his wife.

  12. Cessily says:

    Headlines out of the British rags just highlight the bias. I used to believe in freedom of the press until the press became judge and jury spreading hated and targeting individuals and twisting gossip into news. There needs to be definitive line between news, hearsay and gossip.. hearsay and gossip do not hold up in courts, they should not hold up in journalistic freedom of press.

  13. Sofia says:

    On a shallow note, I think Harry looks great in his tuxedo. On a more serious note, it is great to see how passionate he is about getting vaccines to everyone along with the misinformation surrounding them. Although I do agree that people choose to believe false information even when they have plenty of access to correct info. But that’s not the case for everyone so misinformation in general is something that should be combatted.

  14. mariahlee says:

    He stills possesses so much soft power. This must eat his family up.

  15. Chelsea says:

    I’m really glad that Harry and Meghan are still pushing so hard on vaccine equity. A lot of progress has been made since their VAX live event in May but with the rise of these more contagious variants it has not been quick enough. And as an American i can’t explain how much it frustrates me that we have millions of vaccines left unused in this country when the vaccines are free and available at any neighborhood pharmacy in addition to government sites and there are countries around the world still without access to vaccines. Just shameful.

    On some shallow notes: Harry looks good af and you know that some people, including Piers who was in the audience, are going to be incandescent with rage that the “irrelevant” 6th in line got the call up to do this even though he doesn’t even live in the country anymore and had to do it by Zoom. In his introduction of Harry GQs content officer said they wanted someone historic to give away the award to these historic scientists who saved countless lives and that they love and miss Harry. That and the standing ovation he got seems to already be getting under some people’s skin on Twitter and I’m enjoying the tears tbh.

    • Nyro says:

      All of this. They’ve got a whole lineup of “working royals” right there in their own country. The Magnificent Seven. They could have had a “relevant” royal show up in the flesh, onstage giving a speech and presenting an award, sprinkling all that supposed royal star power that supposedly makes them so special and much more glamorous and impactful than the Angela Jolies and the George Clooneys of the world. Yet they chose to get a zoom appearance from California by sixth in line, a guy who no longer even works for the firm. That has got to hurt. 😂 All those clowns have is titles. Harry’s got the title, the respect & relevancy, and all the power. We love to see it

      • Hell Nah! says:

        Indeed, WE LOVE TO SEE IT!

      • Debbie says:

        I wish people wouldn’t let the British royals co-opt the name of an American movie, The Magnificent 7. Let them come up w/ their own branding, since they claim to hate, and certainly mistreat American people.

        (Yes, I know about the Seven Samurai). Just thought I’d say it before some pedant felt the need to do so.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Nyro I admit I totally smirked while reading your comment. Everyone involved in driving the Sussexes out of the country must be beside themselves. But they have no one else to blame. Would we even be talking about this speech if it had been given by, for example, Sophie or Edward? No, we would not.

        They LOVE to yap about how “irrelevant” Harry is, yet reality does not bear that out. They did it all to themselves.

  16. Here4Tea says:

    On a very superficial note, I’d like to think that the beautiful display of white roses is trolling a certain unwanted bouquet of red and yellow roses.

  17. aquarius64 says:

    A standing O for Harry at an event in the UK? It shows not everyone in Britain has been brainwashed by the BM. And it kills them.

    • Islandgirl says:

      Here’s what I think….the tabloids have a narrative that they are expected to push. People of a particular mindset have bought the narrative hook, line and sinker but not everyone. There are people who are clear about the smear campaign and still love Harry and are sympathetic to Meghan.
      I also believe that some of the tabloid story tellers don’t actually buy what they write.

      The reaction…the applause and the standing ovation show that Harry is still very much loved in the UK and I am so happy because it really bothered me that the lies had impacted negatively on Harry and Meghan’s reputation

  18. Jan says:

    I love the people that are working with Harry and Meghan, not one leak about the appearance.
    Only that tool from British Vogue jumped the gun on 40 X 40.
    LOL, piss moron in the audience and who appears on screen Harry and got a standing ovation, you can’t make this stuff up.

  19. Over it says:

    Doesn’t the British media get embarrassed with their hack job lack of journalistic reporting? It’s really pathetic and cringe . Move on , Harry and Meghan don’t want or need you.

  20. Over it says:

    Harry in a tux is , things that make you go hummmm

  21. Shawna says:

    Whoa, that quote from the Guardian about the doctors is super sexist! A woman doctor must be ordinary. And you MUST disclose if she has a child, since that’s her *real* identity!

    (Not dissing on Harry for quoting from it, to be clear.)

    • Lizzie says:

      You’ve hit on a pet peeve of mine. Local media are always doing stories on local moms. ‘Hear what local moms have to say about…’. Is there a reason they Never say local women? You have to be a mom to have a relevant opinion? Sorry for going on a tangent.

  22. Athena says:

    A couple who attended the same church as my mother listened to their son and refused to get vaccinated. This same son recently got married and had a wedding reception with a number of guests along with his unvaccinated parents. A few days after the reception the couple became ill and hid the fact that they were sick from friends. They were treating themselves for two weeks with special teas until they had no other options but to go to the hospital. The husband came out of the hospital, the wife did not. The husband has a number of underlying conditions and they also have an adult disabled child at home which mostly the wife took care of. You have to ask yourself what was the son thinking when he told his parents not to get the vaccine and what must he be feeling now. Also why didn’t this couple think for themselves. It’s all very sad.

  23. Christine says:

    I watched the video early this morning, and spent the day trying figure out exactly how I felt about it, because my first reaction was tears. Harry is so powerful, and a fully grown man, in this speech. He is unencumbered by archaic rules, being the foil to his brother, and I cannot be more happy for both he and Meghan.

    He has spent his entire life as a pawn, to be bandied about by whoever wanted to push a narrative. I usually think about Meghan, and how much happier she must be now, but this made it clear to me that Harry always wanted to do his own thing, and he is relishing it now. Good for them, and finders keepers, you cannot have Harry and Meghan back, Salty Isle.

  24. blunt talker says:

    Harry’s speech is so needed today-I just lost one of my homegirls to this illness-she had a cancer diagnosis for over 20 years and managed to do well-I just learned she has had covid twice and died yesterday-she was not vaccinated and her youngest son is not either-she believed strongly in prayer but this time she did not make it-I have been depressed since learning of her death-I wish people would realize I rather have the shots and live a little longer, less hospitalization, less dying, and less long hauling-If you don’t want to do it for yourself do it for your love ones at least-God bless all who have survived and all who have lost loved ones-

  25. Ana says:

    “my wife and I” hahaahahahahah OMG
    Prince Harry, blink twice if you want to be rescued