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The Sussexes’ Nigeria tour is a sad attempt to recapture the magic that was once theirs

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Like a pair of retired rock stars, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have been on tour – but the self-loving couple cannot disguise the fact that they have forever alienated those who should mean the most to them – their family, writes Nigel Jones. .

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will star in a new German documentary. Royal commentator Angela Mollard discussed the upcoming documentary about the couple’s life in Montecito. “This is a German production company making a documentary about their lives after Megxit,” Ms Mollard told Sky News presenter Caroline Di Russo. “So there will be talking to people in Montecito, talking to people that the couple has worked with over the years. “This should be really interesting because we’ve heard a lot about Harry and Meghan, but not yet about their new life.”

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have been on tour, but the self-loving couple cannot hide the fact that they have permanently alienated those who should mean the most to them: their family, says Nigel Jones.

Like a few retired rock stars, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have been on tour in a doomed attempt to recapture the magic that was once theirs.

But the travels of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex only underlined the depth of shame into which they have plunged themselves – entirely under their own steam.

First came Harry, who, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Invictus Games Charity he co-founded for disabled ex-servicemen, made his first visit since February to Britain – the country of his birth which he has publicly rejected.

Writer and broadcaster Esther Krakue says the fact that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been so ‘vocal’ about their experiences in the royal family has given the public ‘a lot to explore’. Ms Krakue told Sky News presenter Caroline Di Russo that the royal family would “never respond” to the allegations that had been made. “We have never heard their side of the story and we never will.”

But the visit was hardly triumphant progress.

The main event was indeed a non-event: the announcement by Harry’s father, King Charles, that he was “too busy” to meet his second son.

Instead, at a time when the king could have seen Harry, he was pictured in the grounds of Buckingham Palace in an animated conversation with football superstar David Beckham.

This humiliating criticism was an open sign of how deeply the exiled prince has offended his own family with his words and actions since choosing an empty existence as a C-list celebrity on California’s C-list over the duties he was born to perform as a leading member of the royal family. .

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It’s no wonder the Mirror claims Harry burst into tears after hearing that his father had bestowed a very special honor on his brother Prince William that is particularly close to the Duke of Sussex’s heart.

On Tuesday, Buckingham Palace announced that William will be appointed colonel-in-chief of the Army Air Corps – despite Harry having personally served with the unit in Afghanistan.

The announcement seemed timed to cause Harry maximum pain, on the same day he returned to London to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

It just goes to show that you can’t expect to label your family as cruel and callous racists in interviews and a best-selling book — and then be welcomed back into their bosom as if nothing happened.

The insult was especially painful for Harry, as his elderly father only recently resumed his own royal duties during his ongoing treatment for cancer.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have been on tour, but the self-loving couple cannot hide the fact that they have permanently alienated those who should mean the most to them from their family, writes Nigel Jones. Photo: Getty

Nor did Harry meet his older brother William, the Prince of Wales, or his sister-in-law Kate, who remains in isolation while also undergoing treatment for cancer.

After his less-than-successful flying visit, Harry then reunited with his wife Meghan for a joint 72-hour stay in Nigeria – which seemed to have no purpose other than to attract publicity for the world’s most famous self-aggrandizing con artists.

But the British establishment’s freezing of the errant couple followed them into the heat of Africa: the British Embassy in Nigeria refused to provide security or take any part in the Sussex tour, on the very reasonable grounds that they had deliberately given up working princes.

If Harry and Meghan had had even an ounce of humility or self-awareness, this exercise in empty grandiosity would have made clear to them the irreparable damage they have done to their family – and themselves.

But as it is, they’ll probably continue doing what they do best: showing the world what a bunch of performing poltroons they are.