- The move by Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan to step back from royal duties has been described as “sad" by President Donald Trump
- Trump said he does not think this should be happening to the queen
- The US president hailed Queen who he described as a great woman
On Friday, President Donald Trump waded into the decision by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle to step back from royal duties.
Speaking with Fox News' Laura Ingraham, Trump described the development as sad.
"I don’t want to get into the whole thing. I just have such respect for the Queen I don’t think this should be happening to her.”
The president only had words of praises for Queen Elizabeth II, who is reportedly heavily disappointed by the move. He said she is a great woman who has never made a mistake.
"She's a great woman. She's never made a mistake if you look. She's had like a flawless time," Trump said.
It came as a surprise to the public and the royal family when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they would like to quit their roles as senior royal members and want to become financially independent.
The news has been marked by controversy as some condemned the decision. Popular British writer and broadcaster, Piers Morgan was unimpressed with the news. He said if he were the queen, he would sack them from their posts and plunge them into civilian life for saying they wanted to quit royal life.
Harry's father, Prince Charles, is reportedly threatening to cut off his royal funding if they go ahead with the plan to quit.
If the threat to cut off the funding happens, Harry would stop getting his £2.3 million per year royal grant from the Duchy of Cornwall Estate.
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