Prince Harry’s outburst after the reporter “kicked the wasp’s nest” with a question
In a BBC documentary last night about Prince William and Prince Harry’s relations with the media, a Sky News reporter recalled an incident where Harry asked her a question
A royal correspondent, who faced an angry outburst from Prince Harry after asking him a question, says she “kicked a wasp’s nest” without realizing it.
Last night, the BBC documentary The Princes and The Press hit the media on the relationship between Harry and his older brother Prince William.
It also recorded coverage of Harry and his wife Meghan Markle from their wedding in May 2018 until they left the Royal Family and left the UK for a new life in the United States.
During the documentary, the royal press package it contained suggested that Harry and Meghan’s tour of southern Africa in 2019 was a turning point for the Sussexes and their royal lives.
And Sky News royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills recalled an exchange with Harry in Malawi where she called him to ask him a question while he was on an engagement – and briefly failed.
She admitted that she “easily challenged her luck” by calling out to ask a question, noting, “He doesn’t stop and give me a full interview, but he does credit me or whatever.
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The documentary then showed the exchange with Mills, who asked Harry how he was leaving an engagement after speaking to some young people, “What do you hope to achieve by doing this?”
Harry replied by saying, “What? Ask her.”
Mills asks again, “Is that why it is important to come here and talk to them?”
Then Harry snaps: “Rhiannon, don’t act like that.”
Mills told the documentary, “Most people watch it and think, well, it was a polite question, why did it explode?
“But when I look back now, I had basically kicked the wasp’s nest and I wasn’t aware of it.”
Shortly after the couple returned to the UK, a documentary about their trip was broadcast on ITV.
In it, Harry spoke for the first time about his breakup with William, while the new mom revealed to Meghan that no one had asked her if she was okay.
It was then announced that Meghan and Harry would take several weeks off from their royal duties and would later spend Christmas 2019 in Canada.
Just weeks later, after the Sandringham Summit, it was revealed that the couple would step down as high-ranking royals and have since built a life for themselves and their children in the United States.
Since moving to the US, Harry has only returned to the UK twice – once for Prince Philip’s funeral and again to unveil a statue of his late mother Princess Diana.
Meghan and son Archie have yet to come back while six-month-old Lilibet was born in the US and has never been to the UK.
And reports say they won’t be coming to the UK next month either to spend their first Christmas without the late Prince Philip with the Queen.
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