Bill Shorten compared the dramas surrounding the British Royal Family to an episode of Married At First Sight after Princes William and Harry released separate tributes about the death of their grandfather, Prince Philip.
The former Labor leader appeared on The Today Show on Tuesday, comparing the issues plaguing the Royals to those of the Nine Network’s controversial dating show.
Without a doubt, Prince Philip was a very distinguished person. But to dare to be a little different here, like this, is a British family and they have their problems, just like families. I don’t want to become a therapist for a foreign family on the other side of the world, ”said Mr. Shorten.
‘It’s a nice family. Good luck to them. They have their problems – some people don’t like who their grandsons are married to. I do not mind. They [Meghan] seems like a nice person. But I don’t care, dare I say it. It’s interesting, but so is Married At First Sight. ‘
The former Labor Leader appeared on The Today Show on Tuesday, comparing the recent dramas that plagued the Royals with those of the controversial dating show Married At First Sight.
Princes William and Harry paid tribute to their grandfather, Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 on April 9
Mr Shorten said he ‘just wants us to hurry up’ and introduced an Australian head of state.
“It is high time that after 250 years of European settlement, we decided not to worry about a foreign family as the main determining factor in our country’s decision-making structure,” he said.
“I just think there are more important things to worry about right now, like rolling out the vaccine and getting it going.”
Mr. Shorten’s scathing remarks come after William released a new photo in 2015, taken by his wife Kate, of a then two-year-old Prince George with his great-grandfather in one of his beloved carriages on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
“I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandfather picking them up in his carriage and see for myself his infectious sense of adventure and his mischievous sense of humor!” William said in a statement via Buckingham Palace.
My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation.
Catherine and I will continue to do what he wanted and will support the Queen for years to come.
“I’ll miss my grandfather, but I know he would like us to work.”
William said he was grateful for the Duke of Edinburgh’s’ enduring presence ‘and support during the’ most difficult days’ of his life – a likely nod to the death of his mother Princess Diana – and would always be grateful for the ‘ kindness he showed ‘to Kate since they became a couple in 2003.
Meanwhile, Harry’s statement is seen as a throwback to his cheeky prince character from the past, at a time when critics accused him of following his wife Meghan Markle’s ‘awakened’ ways since they got married in 2017.
Prince William has paid this moving tribute to his ‘grandfather’ Prince Philip, who died Friday at the age of 99, and pledged to continue his work and support the Queen
Prince Harry’s tribute to his grandfather Prince Philip, whom he called a ‘legend of banter’, was released through the Archewell charity he set up with Meghan, not Buckingham Palace
Harry said: ‘Meghan, Archie and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always have a special place for you in our hearts’ – but chose not to share a statement with his brother William (pictured together in 2017)
The Duke of Cambridge also released a new photo, taken by his wife Kate, of a then two-year-old Prince George with his great-grandfather in one of his beloved carriages on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
My grandfather was a man of service, honor and a lot of humor. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room because of his charm – and also because you never knew what he would say next. He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort of the monarch, a decorated soldier, a prince and a duke, ‘Harry said in a statement.
You will be sorely missed, but always remembered – by the nation and the world. Meghan, Archie and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always have a special place in our hearts for you. ‘
The Duke of Sussex spoke of the Duke of Edinburgh’s deaths after landing at Heathrow without his pregnant wife Meghan Markle ahead of Saturday’s funeral during his first visit to Britain since the couple’s bombshell Oprah interview.
The Duke of Sussex is said to have left his home in California on Saturday night in a black Cadillac Escalade to board an early morning flight from LA to London.
Harry’s return to the UK is the first opportunity to reunite with Prince William and his father Prince Charles, who is said to be ‘looking forward’ to reuniting with his son.