Prince Harry was briefly unmasked at the Super Bowl, surely that’s NBD- oh, wait

As you can imagine, the British media is still obsessed with Prince Harry’s appearance in a VIP sponsor suite at the Super Bowl. They had no idea! They are truly playing catch-up. They didn’t know Princess Eugenie and Jack were in California, and they were shook by Eugenie’s appearance beside her cousin. So, obviously, there’s a need to go hyper-negative. They’ve already mentioned the number of bathrooms in the Sussexes’ Montecito home several times (lol). They’ve also tried to make Harry sound like an elitist for sitting with the VIPs. But this new nitpicky thing is my absolute favorite, especially since it comes on the heels of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall both getting Covid after wandering around maskless for weeks. Yes, the Daily Mail is trying to make “Harry didn’t wear a mask for a second” into a thing. Keep in mind, Harry wore his mask during the game, and when he posed for a photo with Mickey Guyton. But there’s also a photo (below) of Harry greeting Cedric the Entertainer, and neither wore a mask.

So obviously, the Mail had to write this banner f–king headline: “Did Harry flout LA’s VERY strict mask rules? Prince is spotted WITHOUT a face covering in candid snaps as he mingles with Hollywood royalty backstage at Super Bowl – after making sure to cover-up as he was snapped with Eugenie in his free premium suite.” ARE YOU NOT OUTRAGED? Are you not distracted from the fact that Camilla, a knowingly close contact of someone Covid-positive, went out and breathed on people for hours last week before she herself tested positive?

Prince Harry appeared to break Los Angeles mask rules at the Super Bowl while meeting Cedric the Entertainer backstage, as he greeted the actor having removed his face covering that he had been wearing while seated.

LA County rules state that masks must be worn by everyone regardless of vaccination status in all indoor public settings and outdoor ‘mega events’ with crowds of more than 5,000 people. They add that people can remove their mask while ‘actively eating or drinking as long as you are sitting or standing in a specific place such as a table, counter, or ticketed seat’. Harry could be seen holding a glass, but did not seem to be in one of these areas.

NFL rules for the Super Bowl reinforced the LA rules, saying there was a ‘mandatory mask requirement inside the stadium for everyone over two years of age regardless of vaccination status’ unless ‘actively eating or drinking’.

Meanwhile it was also claimed Harry visited the victorious Los Angeles Rams in the locker room to congratulate his new hometown team, after their Super Bowl win which he watched in the stadium with cousin Princess Eugenie. Revealing the news, leading sports writer Peter King told The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz: ‘The most interesting thing to me is how in LA football has been revived. I missed him last night but he was in the Rams’ locker room. Prince Harry was in the locker room hanging out with the Rams. Cardi B was in the building last night at this party. It’s just when you win in sport, there are crazy things that happen to your team. The Rams are winning, they are in LA, people love them.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Tell me you didn’t watch the Super Bowl without telling me you didn’t watch the Super Bowl! Almost everyone was unmasked at the SoFi Stadium, especially the celebrities in the VIP suites. It was actually notable that Harry and Eugenie wore their masks throughout the game. And clearly, Harry had a drink in his hand when he met Cedric, and the photo was probably taken when Harry was getting some snacks. It’s not like someone close to him tested positive Sunday morning and he went out and breathed on hundreds of people unmasked for hours. Over here, we call that “pulling a Camilla.”

As for Harry going into the Rams’ locker room… I love it. LOVE IT.

Photos courtesy of NBC and Backgrid.

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  1. Over it says:

    What’s that sound? Is it the sound of salty tears from the isle of salt media because Harry is over and done with them

    • The Recluse says:

      Yep. He belongs with us now. They can keep the ‘winners’ they’re stuck with.

      • ElleE says:

        IKR! Maybe E and her husband will stay here until things die down with her Dad, which, we be about 72 hours after the ink dries on the settlement agreement.
        Harry did his cousin a solid in a very American way: “Sorry your dad is a known criminal. How about I get you 2 VIP Super Bowl tickets and you stay with us for a few days?”

  2. MsIam says:

    Call the police! Harry seen without a mask with a drink in his hand! These people, they need to realize how ridiculous they are looking right now. Be sure to keep that same energy for your salty royals, ok?

    • Debbie says:

      I’m stunned. The BM did more legal quibbling about a photo without a mask than they did about Andrew’s actual LEGAL (rape) case or Camilla’s Careless Covid fiasco. They spelled out the law, the exceptions (eating and drinking), and why IN THEIR OPINION Prince Harry didn’t fall in that category. It’s amazing.

      • Chergui says:

        I wish they’d have put the same energy into questioning what Andrew had been up to also. Most of the time it felt like they were actually siding with him, with all the stories about the photo being fake.

        From a legal standpoint though, Camilla didn’t actually do anything which is against the rules in the UK. You only have to self isolate if you test positive and masks aren’t a legal requirement in most places. They’re actively encouraging people to go back to normal.

        I don’t know how someone is supposed to drink with a face mask on. That seems illogical. At the same time, you’d think after being so careful and wearing a mask outdoors, standing face to face with someone in close proximity indoors would be less sensible but everyone appeared to be doing it. They’re just singling out one person.

  3. Lauren Too says:

    These temper tantrums that the tabloids are throwing are hilarious. Meanwhile, the heir and his mistress-wife are both at home with covid after having been around lots of people maskless and not one negative article written.

    • Cessily says:

      They should focus on the status of the covid spreaders.. how is PC doing anyways? Haven’t seen any health updates since he tested positive.
      The tabloids really are ridiculous in there desperation.

  4. Julia K says:

    He went to the locker room to congratulate the winners, unlike older brother who just walked out last year at soccer game.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Yes, and that blatant disrespect towards the other team, to the players and the coach/staff, was so insufferable and a blatant action of a poor loser.

  5. Dss says:

    I’m surprised that the British press didn’t try to make a thing out of him posing for a photo WITH ANOTHER WOMAN!!!! (Clutching pearls tightly😲😲😲😲)

  6. Becks1 says:

    I love that he went to congratulate the team, and I feel like he would have visited the Bengals locker room if they had won. Even though he wasn’t there in an official capacity, he still has more professionalism and a better sense of good sportsmanship than his brother, who fled after England lost and refused to congratulate the winning team.

    Also omg I hate Dan LeBatard and Stugotz. My husband is obsessed and they’re on ALL THE TIME in my house. He even has tshirts! I did get a kick out of telling him they were being discussed in a story about Prince Harry, haha.

    Also I am sure he was getting a drink, Cedric walked past and they got a picture. It’s not like he was spending the whole game unmasked after his spouse tested positive.

  7. swirlmamad says:

    Living well is the best revenge, Harry. Keep doing you.

  8. Sofia says:

    Yeah you can see he’s got a drink in his hand. He probably got a drink, went to the locker room and kept his mask down because he was drinking. I do that. A lot of people do that.

    But this sort of reaching shows even the fail are struggling to complain about this.

  9. Moxylady says:

    He’s just so delightful. He’s a good human and he knows that he is a role model and he deals with that so well. Mask on. Proud of you Harry. Proud of you E. Adore you Madam Duchess.

  10. Willow says:

    This is why Harry is in LA. Because he gets treated like a human being, instead a bug under a spotlight, or a punching bag. It’s telling that so many foreign royals have relocated to the US.

  11. Jais says:

    Umm…what? Harry was one of the few people consistently wearing a mask. Btw, any updates on how Camilla or Charles are doing? Or whether the queen has Covid? Yeah, didn’t think so.

  12. Justplainme says:

    Well, there are a few things that could be referred to as ‘pulling a Camilla’….

    • Athena says:

      Agree with you JUSTPLAINME. Pulling a Camilla could mean, not wearing a mask in public, having an affair with a married man, being racist towards a black woman. So we need to differentiate.
      Pulling a Camilla = not wearing a mask
      Pulling a Gladys= having an affair with a married man
      Pulling a Kamilla= being racist towards a black woman

  13. Catherine says:

    They’ve already changed the headline link on the updated versions of the article. They’ve realized how stupid this is. I also realize they have removed the some of the initial articles from yesterday that referenced Andrew’s problems in connection to Eugenie. They are getting exposed. They have no info that isn’t leaked to them. They are reduced to using people ‘s IG for info. And trying to use a global event like the super bowl which is attached to so many global corporations including media to harass Harry is just stupid. Rothermere is rich and powerful. But not as rich and powerful as the toes he is stepping on.

    • Jais says:

      They changed the article headlines that included Andrew? That’s interesting. I wonder if it’s the fact that they called him the R word (and I don’t mean racist). As in, someone in the palace might have actually complained about calling Andrew a rapist, even if it was used while trying to bash Harry. Or the person who originally wrote it slowly realized why that might be a problem. These writers are struggling.

  14. Abby says:

    NOBODY WAS WEARING MASKS AT THE SUPER BOWL. I am a serious mask wearer, but COME ON. Also LA listed those restrictions before the game (convenient). He clearly has a drink in his hand. You can’t consume a drink with a mask on.

    The British media are so desperate. Look at your own royals first. Harry is one of us now. You lost out.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Well, considering how many times they’ve moved the goal posts and made up new protocols for Meghan and Harry, I’m not surprised that the BM have convinced themselves Harry should be eating and drinking while wearing a mask and that it was okay for Camilla to be maskless and breathing on other people’s food after her husband tested positive.smh

    • Barb Mill says:

      Not to mention that Harry and Eugenie were about the only 2 people wearing a mask in the stands while watching the game.

      • Christine says:

        I live in LA, and my very own mayor was photographed mask-less at the Super Bowl, but sure, Harry is the antichrist.

  15. Jan says:

    The BM is livid, that they’ve to report news second hand and their yells are in a forest.
    The really thought they or the BRF could control the Sussexes from across the pond, after stepping down all bets are off.
    There is a picture of Eugenie and jack in the Sussexes backyard on her Instagram.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      I love this. The BM must really be putting the heat on the Cambridges. William has so much to hide. Charles too, but I think William’s secrets would be more damaging in the tabloid world. The BM is sitting on that for Sussex news. Now we know not only are they not getting leaks, but the BRF can contact Harry and other members know nothing of it!

  16. Izzy says:

    Given that no one in that photo was wearing a mask and he was holding a drink, they probably WERE in an area where there was food and drink. SO MUCH BITTER. SO MANY TEARS.

  17. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    Hang on, I’m looking for my outrage, it was just here a second ago…

  18. Margaret says:

    Oh Eugenia is on the chopping block for going with Harry to the superbowl. The haters are miserable, and they are really digging deep, the word pathetic comes to the forefront.

  19. E says:

    “Pulling a Camilla” good one Kaiser!

    • JanetDR says:

      That gave me a laugh!

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Me too! Camilla has a lot more pulling a Camilla for Kaiser to use. Wait until she is queen and there will be floodgates of pulling a Camilla! But her own life is filled with pulling a Camilla as it stands now!

  20. Amy Bee says:

    Sad DM grasping at straws with this one. Not surprising that Camilla has not been criticised by the press for going ahead with her schedule when her husband tested positive for COVID.

    • Christine says:

      This is the worst part of this, from my perspective. Camilla was mask-less, when she knew Chuck had Covid, at a community kitchen. At a fucking community kitchen.

      Harry was congratulating equally rich people, who all have access to the vaccine, in a completely non-“working royal” capacity. Who are the people mad at Harry??? Answer: rr and royal family. Fingers crossed, Chaz and Cam didn’t give Liz covid, though seriously, it’s clear no one gives a fuck across the pond if Liz lives another day.

  21. ScarcasmQueen says:

    The UK royals are unmasked far more often than not so they can miss me with all this.

  22. Nic919 says:

    The entire BRF has been awful at not wearing masks when meeting children at a hospice, elderly, basically everyone. Harry not wearing a mask for a photo while holding a drink is not even close to the same thing.
    And with Camilla having breathed in children after her husband tested positive for Covid? Yeah they need to stop with this.

    • LAHDIDAHBABY says:


    • Joan says:

      “ breathed in children”, l know what you meant, but this is so funny. Wicked W vibes.

    • Debbie says:

      The BM doesn’t realize that when you say nothing to the royals in England when they do far worse Covid-wise, it’s really hard to regain the moral high ground required to do “performative outrage” in a convincing manner- especially when it’s done across a whole ocean away. Nice try though, cretins.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        They certainly are blind, deaf and dumb with regards to their abhorrent behaviour with regards to their flouting the mask wearing. They should stick with their own royals on Salty Island. Wouldn’t be surprised if TQ has come down with an infection due to Charles having seen her when he was infectious as well!!

  23. TheOriginalMia says:

    Are there not any royals in the UK for the BM to obsess about? Why this obsession with…let me check my notes…the irrelevant 6th in line to the throne? Got a whole ass FK & FQC with Covid. Got the Queen probably infected as well, but they are worried about Harry enjoying his life with his cousin and fellow football fans at the Super Bowl. Where’s William? Is he back or shagging his latest mistress on vacay?

  24. L4Frimaire says:

    It’s so funny how shook they are by Harry and Eugenie at the Super Bowl. They are beside themselves. Based on the fact Harry has a glass in his hand, maybe he’s having a drink and can’t exactly do that while masked. Even if he took it off, so what? It’s one photo, one moment. All those people saying he wasn’t there or not in the locker room, the proof is right there. California is lifting most mask restrictions tomorrow and we’ll all just have to deal with it.

    • KFG says:

      The press and KP and CH are shook. Eugenie visited and no one knew she left the country. Eugenie is with the Sussexes and isn’t posting pics of the kids. KP and CH promised H&M and the kids to the press bc they sell and now that the press knows they can’t deliver, they’re all collectively losing their shit. Loss in revenues, no one cares about C&C or Bill and Kathy, they don’t sell. The only way they will sell is if the secrets and real bs they do comes out. I can’t wait.

      • Becks1 says:

        Think of what Eugenie knows now. She knows what their house looks like, she knows what the kids look like, she knows how many staff are there, she knows how close they are to Oprah or whoever, etc. She knows all this “dirt” that the british press is dying to know and she is never going to spill. You know that is driving them all insane.

      • Sid says:

        Exactly Becks. And in all the time that Eugenie and her family have been living in Frogmore Cottage, we still have yet to see any significant photos of it. I noticed she seemed to be careful to have most of the family photos on her IG be exterior ones, while any interior shots are basically part of a wall and whatever she is sitting on at most. I bet the BM thought they’d be able to to get tons of photos of the interior via Fergie, but it ain’t happenin.

  25. Athena says:

    Last time PC had Covid they did let the public know that it wasn’t a bad case of it. But this time around crickets on how he’s feeling and not a word on the Queen. I’m going to speculate that they are both feeling poorly.

  26. Case says:

    Uhh…they might be the ONLY ones there who were actually wearing masks at all.

  27. taris says:

    lol the black community has really claimed the prince i love it

    • taris says:

      seriously, there are no other royals (in the world) who appeal to such a diverse range of people besides harry and meghan…

  28. Jamie says:

    I am glad that Harry did wear a mask to the game; could you imagine the outrage if he didn’t? However, are we not going to talk about all the celebrities that were there who weren’t wearing masks and did not have food in their lap or a drink in their hand? I am looking directly at Charlize Theron who posted a photo of her in a car with her mask on telling people ‘don’t be an a$$, #wearamask’, but yet she didn’t even have one on. Is anyone else mad about the hypocrisy?

  29. Moo says:

    There is a very cute pic of Harry holding the Lombardi trophy in the Ram’s locker room after the Super Bowl.

  30. Christine says:

    Hiya, Salty Isle! Please feel free to keep gushing over how lucky we are to have Harry and Meghan in the U.S.!!!

    Meanwhile, if this had been Wills or Kate or any of the rest of the “working royals”, they would have managed to make one trip to a football game into at least three engagements, per royal head, worthy of CHARGING YOU ALL TAXES, for their presence.

    Carry on.