GMB: Alex Beresford asks for 'support' following show blunder
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Prince Harry has reportedly threatened to launch legal action, saying it’s “unsafe” for him and his family to return to Britain without the protection of police bodyguards. The Duke of Sussex has offered to cover the cost meaning that the British taxpayer would not have to foot the bill.
Good Morning Britain host Alex Beresford, 41, has shared his thoughts on the matter as he took aim at royal critics on social media today.
The meteorologist claimed that people will always find cause to “complain” when it comes to Prince Harry.
The ITV favourite’s comments come after his former co-star Piers Morgan unleashed his fury over the matter on BBC’s Sunday Morning.
The veteran broadcaster argued that it was unfair to use Britain’s resources to protect the Prince who is no longer a royal or carries out any duties.
Taking to Twitter, Alex suggested that critics would “rage” whether the Duke of Sussex used his family’s money or taxpayers.
In view of his 247,000 followers, he penned: “Prince Harry haters would rage if he used taxpayers money for his family’s security… and yet they will be equally outraged if he doesn’t because it denies them an excuse to outwardly complain.”
Social media users flocked to comment on his post, as the tweet sparked division.
Twitter user, Matt Carter wrote: “Maybe people can just disagree with it. Have an opinion like yourself, and just not be a hater.”
Oliver Mukome said: “The police are not a private force! Let him pay for his own security.”
Barkers agreed, writing: “Nope. Needs to pay for private security as he does in US and as other royals do. As he’s not a working royal, I assume this is a personal visit requiring private security.”
However, others agreed with Alex, as Laura Williams said: “Totally agree. He has to protect his family and if wants to pay when he comes to the UK why not take him up on the offer? He might miss his family and with all that is going on with the Royal Family he might want to support his grandmother a bit more in person.”
Glyn Shemwell added: “I don’t get any of this outrage. Regardless of where he lives, whether he has titles and does royal duties, he is the Queen’s grandson & future King’s son.”
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Erin Siobhan added: “Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in a ‘damned if you do damned if you don’t situation’.”
It comes after Prince Harry argued that his current private protection team at home in the US does not have adequate jurisdiction abroad or access to UK intelligence information which is needed to keep his family safe from harm.
His concerns follow an incident in summer 2021 when the paparazzi compromised his security and chased the Duke of Sussex after a charity event.
Harry’s legal representative said: “The UK will always be Prince Harry’s home and a country he wants his wife and children to be safe in.
“With the lack of police protection, comes too great a personal risk.”
Alex’s tweet comes after Piers told BBC host Sophie Raworth that he did not agree with the Californian-based royals receiving protection in the UK.
He slammed: “I don’t give a damn if he’s willing to pay for it or not! Why should the British police protect him?
“He is now a private citizen, he doesn’t do any royal duties, they’re making hundreds of millions of dollars fleecing their royal titles which they still have…”
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