Prince Harry was a guest of Mercedes at the United States Grand Prix in Austin

Prince Harry surprised a lot of people on Sunday when he turned up in Austin, Texas for the big United States Grand Prix, the Formula 1 race. The F1 people were giddy when they saw him, referring to him as “the Duke of Sussex” and mentioning on-air that he was a guest of Mercedes. He arrived early and spent time in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas pit, plus he chatted with executives from Mercedes and the Red Bull Racing Team.

Harry has met Lewis Hamilton several times and I believe they’re quite friendly. While Hamilton initially got second-place on the podium, both Hamilton and Charles Leclerc were disqualified hours after the race, both for technical infringements. Max Verstappen won, and it feels like he’s winning everything these days. I have no idea if Harry is friendly with Verstappen, but Texans booed him on the podium!

Other celebrities, like Adam Driver and Patrick Dempsey, were also at the race (both of those guys star in Ferrari, coming out on Christmas day). I’m sure they were invited as guests of Ferrari. Meanwhile, I’m just going to keep saying “Prince Harry, special guest of Mercedes” forever. “No one wants to be connected with the Sussexes! Everyone hates them!” Except he was invited as a guest of Mercedes. Obviously, Meghan skipped out. I doubt she cares one way or the other about F1. Meanwhile, Harry just tosses on a black polo and goes wherever the hell he wants.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid.

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  1. L84Tea says:

    I love this for him. He’s just carrying on, going about his life doing whatever he wants. Freedom looks so good on Harry.

    • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

      meanwhile, I believe dailymail was writing that they flew to the caribean insinuating another round of vacation, lol. They must feel so stupid that Harry,s publicly here, in texas LOL Eggplant and Button are probably not working and on vacation somewhere lol So incompetent

    • Emme says:

      Harry living his best life! Go Harry!! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

    • JEB says:

      Prince Harry sure does seem to love his life here in America! Slipping down to Austin for a F1 race, hitting up a soccer match, a Super Bowl and Beyoncé! He’s never going back Salty Island!

  2. Anna says:

    Is Meghan accepting anymore hostages, I’m free

    • Anita says:

      LOL, love this comment.
      (me too, Meghan, me too 😀 )

    • Christine says:


      I’m also available to be taken!

    • Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

      I’ve had my bag packed and sitting by the front door for 2 years! Is there a number that I need to call?

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Lewis’s team mate, George Russell has said publicly in several interviews that his guilty crush is Meghan. And he’s a 6″2 adonis….I saw Harry talking to George & Toto….it looked quite relaxed, but knowing Harry, I wonder if the topic came up…lol.

    • Ameerah M says:

      Right?! I volunteer as tribute. I want to go to the Canary Islands and Portugal TOO!

  3. Oh dear Peg is on vacation whatever will he do? Maybe there is an expensive car dealership where he is vacationing and he can stop by for a quick photo op. You just know where ever he is there are pillows being thrown. Just look at Harry living his best life!!

    • Tessa says:

      William can go jogging somewhere and not be seen.or he can say he ran in the ny marathon though nobody sees him

    • Gabby says:

      I love this for Stalker Pegs. He will probably interrupt his vacay this week to appear somewhere “cool” in a black polo and sunglasses.

    • Lau says:

      I think this year’s British Grand Prix has already happened, he must be incandescent that he can’t copy his brother until next year. Anyway came here to say that verstappen is an assh*le so I hope Harry is not too friendly with him.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Silverston happens in the summer, so yes it’s already done. There’s still 4 more races to go though, and Las Vegas is one of them, so Harry might still attend that too.

        Still, Christian Horner, the Red Bull team principal is a massive a-hole and leech. I bet he dragged Harry through the red bull Paddock and forced him on the “Human Error” champion (with a small c), Max. I would bet my big toe on it.

  4. Scooby Gang says:

    How soon before we see Peg fully decked out in racing attire posing next to a race car?

    • Snaggletooth says:

      I can just see Pegs shuffling around in an F1 getup like Mr. Burns.

      Harry is a bro and it makes Pegs (and derangers) insane. Harry may be the one who talks about his feelings more, but he’s the soldier, the athlete, and the one conversant with sports and frankly more at ease with other men.

    • Puppy1 says:

      Or he could perch on his electric bike that probably has pinstripes and his coat of arms on it! 😂

  5. MsIam says:

    Looking good Harry!

  6. jazzbaby1 says:

    Harry needs a tattoo next…can you imagine the screeching?

  7. Ana Maria says:

    He looks HOT in that top picture

  8. Jan says:

    Oh no! the deranges are boycotting Mercedes and went to their Website to let them know, these people can’t even buy basic soap to wash themselves.

    • MsIam says:

      Yes, I’m sure Mercedes will just fold up and die due to all of the derangers boycotts. I mean look at what happened to Dior……😂😂😂

      • equality says:

        And Netflix. They were all gonna cancel Netflix.

      • AC says:

        They’re exactly like MAGAs who wanted to boycott Starbucks and mostly everything in pop culture, etc. looked stupid because they didn’t even put a dent. 🙄

  9. heygingersnaps says:

    I was in the kitchen tidying up when my son excitedly shouted that Prince Harry was at the grand prix. I said, great for him but he better not be a guest of red bull, (we’re Mercedes AMG Petronas fans). Can’t stand max. Mercedes team’s strategy was the wrong call.
    Unfortunate for Lewis and Charles to be disqualified, and finally all the cars should be check at the end of the race and not just a random sample for consistency.

  10. Pinkosaurus says:

    Dang, looking like a complete snack. Countdown to how many days before Angry Bill has a photo op on to show that I HAVE F1 FRIENDS TOO!!!:;!:!:!:!

    • Jais says:

      Yep, he’s looking like a whole ginger snack. And I love when Harry shows his face while William is on vacation. He can’t really show his face too cuz then we’d know where he jetted off to.

    • Gabby says:

      Maybe there are some cardboard cutouts of F1 drivers he can use.

  11. The Old Chick says:

    Have the RR rats come out with ‘but where’s Mmeeeeeghan?’ yet? Royal fans *cough * bots love to pull that out but never ask about the other two. Weird, huh 🤷🤷

    Anyway, love this! He loves a black polo and everyone loves him. The better up ceo was there too, I think?

  12. Kingston says:

    I have a feeling this was a multi-purpose trip. Fun, yes; but definitely networking: Alex Robichaux, the co-CEO of Better-Up was with H.

    I have a sneaky feeling H was doing his CIO thing, putting Alex in touch with some F1 decision-makers, including Mercedes and RedBull.

    Hi-perfoemance folks & mental health coaching to perform even better, is a no-brainer.

    • Danbury says:

      This makes a lot of sense. Sergio Perez has talked openly about getting help from a mental health coach so this could definitely be something they are working on

    • anotherlily says:

      I was thinking along those lines too. Mercedes could be using Better-Up and Harry is the Chief Impact Officer so he’s out there doing his job.

  13. Petra (Brazen Archetyped Phenomenal Woman) says:

    This is not Prince Harry’s first outing with Mercedes. He was with Toto on November 23, 2014, in Abu Dhabi. LOL at the toxic British Media daily script of sad Harry. The man is fully enjoying his life in America. We all need to resubmit our hostage application to Duchess Meghan.

    • J Blake says:

      The lead driver for Merc, Sir Lewis Hamilton, has spoken about the racism he faces in the UK as a biracial man. He was by Harry’s side at one of Harry’s final “royal” engagements at the Silverstone museum, and I hope he privately supports the Sussexes.

    • aftershocks says:

      “This is not Prince Harry’s first outing with Mercedes. He was with Toto on November 23, 2014, in Abu Dhabi.”

      There is also an archival photo ciculating on social media, of Diana, Harry, and a young Spencer cousin, visiting Mercedes, when Harry was around 9 or 10 years old. Thus, H’s interest in racing and race cars goes back awhile.

  14. Ariel says:

    I occasionally remember that Harry had a delayed onset of adult life. (Obviously army/war notwithstanding). He was managed, controlled, not permitted- there was a chain of command- there were levels of men in grey.
    Now- Harry gets to go where he wants, do what he wants. Not ask an insanely rich dad for money he’ll say he can’t afford to give.
    I’m sure security must still be considered.
    But imagine not having- then getting that freedom.

    It must feel amazing.

    Personal autonomy most of us have and take for granted.

    • Melly Mel says:

      This is what struck me the most when I read Spare. He lived in a Gilded Cage. And I think this is also why they hate Meghan. She showed him how to unlock it and he walked out.

      • The Old Chick says:

        I’m pretty sure Harry had the key.. He chose to leave.. Meghan doesn’t initiate Harry’s every thought and action, that’s deranger talk.

    • Giddy says:

      He also had to shop at TJ Maxx and now looks fabulous in Dior suits.

  15. Becks1 says:

    Love seeing him out and about, living his best life. The more and more the British press screeches about their toxic brand, the more and more big names seem to want to align with them. It’s almost like being on the bad side of the British press is a good thing in the eyes of many, lol.

    • Amy Bee says:

      If Harry and Meghan were truly toxic as the British press wants people to believe they wouldn’t be seen at any event.

  16. Amy says:

    Rumor here in TX is that they were booing the widely despised Governor Abbott who appeared on the jumbotron, not Max V.

    • Cherry says:

      Really? I was just about to ask if there are celebitches out here who know about f1 and can explain the hate for max Verstappen, apart from the fact that he’s apparently winning everything these days (and so possibly “stealing” titles from other favourites like Hamilton). I can’t recall Verstappen doing or saying anything stupid, has he? Genuine question.

      • TheWigletOfWails says:

        I’m a Hamilton fan and have been since his McLaren days. Verstappen and his father (and the redbull racing team are racists). Verstappen is also a massively entitled, disrespectful prick who acts out when he’s not getting his way. And the stewards are always giving him a pass for shit other drivers get penalized for.

        @Amy, it’s both. Checo (Verstappen’s teammate) has been sabotaged and ridiculed by top redbull numerous times for his benefit and I’m sure his fans, of which there are many in the states aren’t too happy about it.

    • LBB says:

      I live in Austin and this is the version I chose to believe, that the boos were aimed towards Abbott!!

    • Nic919 says:

      I watched the end of the race and the trophy presentation and the broadcasters seemed to think the crowd was booing Verstappen because there were no boos when Hamilton was shown or Norris the third place guy. It could have been Abbott as well, but then when the anthem was playing the crowd was also chanting Lando over it.

      I did note that Hamilton said he appreciated being in the states and how “progressive” it was. Of course the crowd loved hearing that. It’s too bad about the DQ nonsense later on.

      • Danbury says:

        When I was watching it sounded like they were booing Max just because of the huge cheers for Lando and Hamilton before. They were even chanting Lando at one point. Maybe they were booking both?

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      I am a native Texan and when I am not flipping off abbott, I am loudly booing him too.

    • LynnInTX says:

      If only people in Tex would bring that booing energy to the polls and kick his a$$ out (and Cruz, and Cornyn, and Patrick, and Crenshaw, and etc, etc…)

  17. Amy Bee says:

    This is freedom Harry never had as a working royal. Sure he went to sporting events but the press always had to be notified and they had to follow him around. Now he can go anywhere he wants and when he wants and nobody has to know about it. I’m so happy for him. Anyone who believes he wants to go back to royal life is deluded.

    • MsIam says:

      That’s why whenever I see an article or hear one of those royal experts yap about Harry coming back or “the door is open”, I always think “Come back to what?” What do they expect him to do? They’ve got their “slimmed down monarchy”. Honey, WandK and Chuck and The Rottweiler are it.

  18. Jensa says:

    Meanwhile, PW’s phone isn’t ringing, he’s not getting the invites, and he was left in the cold by the UN even when he turned up and attempted to crash their event.
    Aww, shame …

    • anotherlily says:

      William also had to gatecrash the queue for the 9/11 Memorial so that he could be photographed shaking hands with a crowd. Meanwhile, Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark arrived for his invited visit to address the UN and attend meetings with the Security Council. Frederick also led a fun run through Central Park.

  19. Alexandria says:

    The top pic tho ..prince hot ginge!

  20. Krista says:

    Oh the pearl clutching and fake concern on Twitter – WHY ISN’T HE HOME WITH THE KIDS???

    Like really? Man can’t go do his thing every now and then without being labelled a bad father??

    • MsIam says:

      We don’t see Harry (or Meghan) for weeks, even months at a time. Where do they think he is then?v would he be with his family? And they sure want him to move back to the UK with no mention of the kids or Meghan. Wouldn’t that make him a bad father?

    • swaz says:

      I guess Harry is the only man at the Races that has Kids 🤣🤣🤣

  21. Inge says:

    It was rude of the Texans to boo Max.

    Btw Harry met with Christian Horner at Red Bull, his wife is Geri Haliwell aka Ginger Spice who Harry met at 13 I think?

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      They were booing abbott (worst governor ever and that’s saying something) not that dude Max

      I am a native Texan and trust me, it was for abbott

  22. AC says:

    If they were booing Abbott , I’m all for that 😊.
    Twitter was on fire yesterday with the “he got that swagger” hashtag- intended for H. He was all over social media yesterday related to USGP(and a US flag). I also noticed when H arrived, he had a warm welcome in Austin and many people were scattering around wanting to take a photo/video of him.
    Prob someone on the other side of the world isn’t too happy.

  23. Ash says:

    Harry looks so much like his grandfather it’s amazing liars thought he wasn’t his fathers kid due to his red hair.