Sean Hannity has ripped Prince Harry as a “royal pain in the ass” for criticizing the First Amendment — telling him he’s “free to go home” and make peace with his “hurt” family.
“I have a special message tonight for England’s royal pain in the ass, Prince Harry, who thinks America’s First Amendment is, quote, ‘bonkers,’” Hannity said at the start of his show Monday, referring to the Duke of Sussex’s statement to Dax Shepard on his “Armchair Expert” podcast.
“He needs an education — we’ll give it to him,” he promised.
“Harry, we really don’t need you coming from England to give us lectures on the First Amendment,” he said later, calling it an attack on “one of America’s most sacred rights, the freedom of speech.”
Hannity suggested that if the prince doesn’t get the key right that “made America the greatest country on earth” then he “maybe it’s time for you to move to a place more compatible with your restrictive ideas.”
“Understand this is the same First Amendment that allowed you and your wife to trash your own family in the Oprah Winfrey interview. You and Meghan were allowed to accuse your family of racism,” Hannity said.
“By the way, you’re free to go home, make amends at the Palace with the people that you and your wife hurt deeply,” the host said.
But the Fox News commentator then struck a more empathetic tone.
“In a way I kind of feel sorry for you because you seem torn between your new bride and your family back in England,” Hannity admitted.
As Laura Ingraham joined Hannity at the end for the handover to her show, she teased her colleague’s anger, joking, “I thought you were going to throw the Revolutionary War in his face.”
Ingraham was however one of many who suggested it was time for Harry to quit the US, tweeting, “Don’t let the door knob hit you, Windsor.”
Right-wing firebrand Candace Owens also accused the UK royal of hypocrisy.
“Sunday riddle: How many more Hollywood-style interviews will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle give before they finally achieve the privacy they claim to be so desperate for?” she tweeted.
The Duke of Sussex made the statement Thursday while discussing what he called the media “feeding frenzy” that arose from his stay at Tyler Perry’s Beverly Hills mansion.
“I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers,” Harry said.
“I don’t want to start going down the First Amendment route because that’s a huge subject and one which I don’t understand because I’ve only been here a short time.
“But, you can find a loophole in anything. You can capitalize or exploit what’s not said rather than uphold what is said,” Harry said.