Row as Prince Harry says UK coronavirus crisis is “better than we are led to believe”

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Prince Harry sparked fury by claiming that the British Covid-19 crisis is not as bad as the public says.

In an interview with the Declassifed podcast, the 35-year-old said that things here are “better than we are led to believe in some corners of the media.”

But his comments were described as “scandalous” by Professor Karol Sikora, expert, who asked: “What are his qualifications to make these comments – apart from deserting his country in its hour of need?

Harry, who is currently with his wife Meghan, 38, in Los Angeles, also congratulated Captain Tom Moore, 99, who raised £ 23 million for the NHS.

Prince Harry unleashed fury by claiming that the British Covid-19 crisis is not as bad as the public says. Pictured: Harry and Meghan were seen tying arms and holding hands as they delivered packages to residents in the back of their Cadillac XT5 in LA this week

Prince Harry sparked fury by claiming that the British Covid-19 crisis is not as bad as the public says. Pictured: Harry and Meghan were seen tying arms and holding hands as they delivered packages to residents in the back of their Cadillac XT5 in LA this week

Speaking on the podcast, he said, “I think what has happened in particular in the UK is the best of the human spirit and it proves that things are going better than what we are led to believe through certain corners of the media.

“Certainly when you are isolated it can be very worrisome when you are sitting there and the only information you get is from certain news channels, but if you are outside and on the right platforms you can really feel this human spirit coming to the fore.

Professor Sikora, who has run antibody tests and is a former No10 advisor, told The Sun: “I think these remarks are outrageous.

“As for the media, I really don’t understand what Harry’s beef is. Journalists reported the facts and did an excellent job of holding the government to account.

Prince Harry's comments were described as

Prince Harry’s comments have been called “outrageous” by Professor Karol Sikora (photo), who asked, “What are his qualifications for making these comments – aside from deserting his country at a time of need?”

In an interview with the Declassifed podcast, the Duke said,

In an interview with the Declassifed podcast, the Duke said, “I want to thank, like all of us, all NHS workers and all those who volunteer. Pictured: Doctors outside Westminster and Chelsea hospitals during the Clap For Carers Thursday celebration

“The media also defended the NHS and became a key ally for doctors, nurses and key workers. They should be applauded, not vilified.

Nadra Ahmed of the National Care Association suggested that Prince Harry “has not seen all the evidence”.

She revealed that the health and care staff were suffering from mental distress, adding, “Some of the things I have heard are heartbreaking. “

The Duke, who resigned from his royal post and moved to America with Meghan and her baby Archie, also congratulated World War II veteran Captain Tom Moore (photo) for his fundraising efforts '' absolutely incredible. ''

The Duke, who resigned from his royal post and moved to America with Meghan and baby Archie, also congratulated World War II veteran Captain Tom Moore (photo) for his fundraising efforts “all absolutely incredible. “

Prince Harry also hailed the response of the British public to the coronavirus pandemic as well as Captain Tom, as he and his wife Meghan Markle were seen on the streets of Los Angeles for the second time wearing masks to deliver packages to charities.

In the same podcast, Prince Harry said that the number of volunteers rushing to help in the national effort was “wonderfully British”.

He added that he was “incredibly proud” of the reaction of the British public to the pandemic.

Harry (pictured in London alongside Meghan in March) has been criticized for his comments on the coronavirus crisis

Harry (pictured in London alongside Meghan in March) has been criticized for his comments on the coronavirus crisis

The Duke, who resigned as royal at work and moved to America with 11-month-old Meghan and Archie, also congratulated World War II veteran Captain Tom Moore for his fundraising efforts “Quite incredible”.

The podcast episode hopes to encourage veterans to volunteer and join Team Rubicon UK, which is helping the government respond to the coronavirus crisis.

“I want to thank, like all of us, all NHS workers and all those who volunteer,” said the Duke.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were spotted on the streets of Los Angeles again this week as they continued their charitable volunteer work amid the coronavirus crisis

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were spotted on the streets of Los Angeles again this week as they continued their charitable volunteer work amid the coronavirus crisis

Meghan affectionately touched Harry's shoulder as they removed goods from the car

The couple were seen tying arms and holding hands as they delivered packages to residents in the back of their $ 35,000 Cadillac XT5 after apparently downgrading the Porsche SUV they had used the day before.

The couple were seen tying arms and holding hands as they delivered packages to residents in the back of their $ 35,000 Cadillac XT5 after apparently downgrading the Porsche SUV they had used the day before.

“Because across the UK, from Dorset to Staffordshire, there are literally hundreds of thousands of people who volunteer.”

Referring to a Guardian article on the large number of people who volunteered, Harry added, “It is such a wonderfully British thing that we all come to help when we need it.” “

The two continued to wear baseball caps and protective covers over their mouths in accordance with new regulations in southern California, which made it mandatory to wear a mask in the battle against Covid-19.

The two continued to wear baseball caps and protective covers over their mouths in accordance with new regulations in southern California, which made it mandatory to wear a mask in the battle against Covid-19.

Meghan took out a pair of latex gloves to protect herself during the delivery of food parcels

The Sussexes originally moved to Canada after resigning from their senior civil service position on March 31, but have now moved to California

Meghan took out a pair of latex gloves to protect herself during the delivery of food parcels in Los Angeles

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