Gransnet forums

News & politics

Prince Harry & Boris Johnson

(53 Posts)
Griselda Mon 09-Mar-20 20:16:21

I was very disappointed to see Prince Harry blank Boris Johnson at the start of the commonwealth service today.
I am not the greatest fan of Johnson, but Harry should at least be polite to the man who is the leader of this country. At the beginning of a church service compounds it somehow.

Smileless2012 Mon 09-Mar-20 20:17:15

Perhaps it's just as well he's leaving.

SirChenjin Mon 09-Mar-20 20:19:06

How did he blank him? I didn’t watch it.

lemongrove Mon 09-Mar-20 20:20:23

I doubt that Johnson gives two hoots, Harry is leaving and going back to Canada so is ‘yesterday’s royal’ if William was to blank the PM ( whoever was PM) that would be a different matter.
No doubt Meghan doesn’t like him and has told Harry not to speak to him.?

Griselda Mon 09-Mar-20 20:24:23

I don't imagine Johnson will be worried by it, but it says something about Harry that I didn't like much. I hadn't thought of him as petty and ill-mannered before. Small wonder he finds royal duties too much.

EllanVannin Mon 09-Mar-20 20:40:20

Childish ,if he did snub him.

POGS Mon 09-Mar-20 21:07:09

I don't think it said anything at all to be honest.

At the time Harry was in front of Johnson he looked at where Megan was and couldn't help but see Wills and Katherine were on their way to entering Westminster and joining the greeting line up. He then started to move forward pretty quickly. Megan spoke to Johnson a while then caught sight of Wills and Kate and she too moved forward quickly as it was simply the polite thing to do. I am sure they did not want any suggestion they were hogging the limelight so to speak.

It's like the BBC commentator, I think it was Simon McCoy, commenting when Charles and Johnson were talking and Charles said something to Johnson and he raised his left hand with a pointed finger in a gesture which implied ' you' ve got it'. McCoy said ' woops, the PM went to shake hands', No he didn't.

The private meeting a few weeks ago between Johnson and Harry was said to be convivial so I am sure Harry would not purposely be rude to the PM, it's not his style.

Griselda Mon 09-Mar-20 21:15:33

Thanks for that POGS. I obviously need to have another look.

POGS Mon 09-Mar-20 22:01:01


How polite of you, thank you.

We may have a difference of opinion after you watch it but at least we will remain civil. wine

maddyone Tue 10-Mar-20 19:36:53

I think Harry looked either cross or unhappy yesterday, or perhaps he was feeling both. He didn’t seem a very happy person considering he’s going, probably already left, to begin his new life, that is allegedly what he most wants.

Anniebach Tue 10-Mar-20 20:37:24

Seems he hasn’t left yet

merlotgran Tue 10-Mar-20 20:43:36

Apparently they're not leaving until next week as they have private meetings to attend.

BlueBelle Tue 10-Mar-20 20:49:31

Dammed if you do, damned if you don’t

trisher Wed 11-Mar-20 09:34:31

If he did it good for him!

maddyone Wed 11-Mar-20 10:13:51

Some people are unbearably rude and full of hate aren’t they?

trisher Wed 11-Mar-20 10:16:36

Some people have standards and dislike lying, coniving duplicitous people and appreciate others who can show that such behaviour isn't acceptable.

henetha Wed 11-Mar-20 10:50:15

Whatever the rights and wrongs of Harry, he must be feeling extremely stressed now. He's made this huge decision and it can't have been easy for him. I would bet that he's full of conflicting feelings. Divided loyalties are never easy.

maddyone Wed 11-Mar-20 11:15:52

I believe you’re right. I would think both Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are not of that much importance to Harry, he’s got enough on his plate at the moment.
I’m not convinced that Harry even knows when other people are duplicitous or lying, but if he does, he probably needs to look closer to home than the Prime Minister.

maddyone Wed 11-Mar-20 11:16:57

I find verbally aggressive people dislikable myself.

henetha Wed 11-Mar-20 11:19:40

Thanks Maddyone. I wouldn't want to be in his shoes right now... (well, nor at any time really! I'd hate to be 'royal')

Summerlove Wed 11-Mar-20 12:28:34

I’m not convinced that Harry even knows when other people are duplicitous or lying, but if he does, he probably needs to look closer to home than the Prime Minister.

Some people are unbearably rude and full of hate aren’t they?

Two comments, one insulting both Meghan and Harry, the other commenting on how rude And full of hate ‘other people’ are.

Do you not find this ironic?

Summerlove Wed 11-Mar-20 12:29:33

I find verbally aggressive people dislikable myself.

But it’s ok to be aggressive online about people you don’t know?

Anniebach Wed 11-Mar-20 12:37:18

Is there no criticism on any thread about anyone in the public
eye ?

If Harry and Megan keep trying to get in the public eye why
should they be excluded from criticism.

GrannyLaine Wed 11-Mar-20 12:38:00

POGS thank you: a sensible and accurate account of what happened - I was watching. It was simply about people moving along the receiving line as other members of the royal family arrived, avoiding a pile up.

Summerlove Wed 11-Mar-20 13:01:48

Of course there is criticism, I just find it ironic to comment about how you dislike it so much and then go ahead and do it.