Commentator Calvin Robinson said it was “sad” that the Duke of Sussex, 37, did not travel from the US to the UK for an event in Westminster Abbey honoring the Duke of Edinburgh on 29 March. Mr Robinson said Harry would be expected to attend “at least for the Queen”.
The commentator claimed that the Duke, who has been living in California after relinquishing royal duties, “lost all sense of service and duty and obligation to his family” as well as “the nation” and “the wider community of the Commonwealth”. .
Mr Robinson told Sky News: “He is ready to align himself with virtue indicators and celebrity culture, but he cannot go home to mourn the loss of a beloved national figure.
“It’s really sad because you’d think he’d be there for the Queen at least.”
Harry has faced criticism for skipping Philip’s memorial service despite visiting the Netherlands for the Invictus Games later this month.
Meghan Markle will also join her husband in The Hague for the first few days of the event, which will take place from April 16 to 22.
It comes as the Duke is embroiled in a legal battle with the Home Office over police protection for his family in Britain.
Harry wants to bring his children to see him, but they are “unable to return to their home” because it is too dangerous, his legal representative has said.
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“Most of them no longer have full-time protection or even half-time protection, so the truth is the UK is far safer than other places.
“And with great respect, Harry is not an expert in security.”
Harry and Meghan are living in California with their two children, Archie and Lillibet.
The couple left work as the royal family in March 2020 for a new life of personal and financial independence across the pond.