Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Mocked Mercilessly For Vowing To 'Stand With The People Of Ukraine,' Trolls Proclaim Putin Must Be 'Shaking In His Boots!'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle issued a statement about the Russian invasion of Ukraine from their cushy multimillion dollar Montecito mansion, and it was not received well.
Late Thursday night – well after Vladimir Putin had already launched his full-scale military invasion, thought to be Moscow's most aggressive move in over 40 years – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to post their brief thoughts on the crisis via the website of their Archewell foundation.
Under the "news" tab was a large title that read, "We stand with the people of Ukraine."
Below it was the statement: "Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and all of us at Archewell stand with the people of Ukraine against this breach of international and humanitarian law and encourage the global community and its leaders to do the same."
But the California residents, who are 6,000 miles away from Kyiv, were mocked mercilessly for "once again making this about them" with their "breathtakingly arrogant" remarks.
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"Nothing throws an invasion into reverse like a lightning strike from the Sussexes," read one of the numerous tweets poking fun at the royals' statement.
"This will really rattle Putin," read another, which was followed by, "Phew, that's that sorted then. Putin will immediately recall the military and send them back to their garrisons. Thanks for that Harry and Meg, you saved us all. We owe you one!"
Despite stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family in early 2020 and leaving Britain to start a new life in the United States, the Sussexes have not shied away from speaking out over major global issues and international conflict.
"What a joke. Are they speaking for the UK or American? Or just jumping on for attention," wondered another critic on Twitter. "Harry and Meghan have spoken. Putin Russian president is now scared LOL."
And yet another mean tweet read, "Don't tell me they actually care about someone else beside themselves, once again making this about them again, you got to laugh."