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Nigeria Tour: British paper attacks Prince Harry, says he looks like African royalty


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Daily Mail, a British Newspaper known for portraying Africa negatively, has angrily attacked Prince Harry and Markel Meghan following their visit to Nigeria.

NewsBand reported that the Duke of Sussex, and his wife are currently having a good time in Nigeria after their arrival on Friday morning for their 72-hour tour.

Harry and Meghan are in Nigeria to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

The Invictus Games, which he founded is designed to aid the rehabilitation of wounded and sick service members and veterans, among them Nigerian soldiers fighting a 14-year war against Islamic extremists.

But Daily Mail in a report citing some mischievous social media users joked that Prince Harry looks like African royalty after he was snapped accepting a picture of Princess Diana from Kaduna State governor, Senator Ubah Sani.

Governor Sani presented Harry with the framed portrait of Diana holding him as a child along with another portrait of him and Meghan on their wedding day and other gifts before decorating him with traditional Hausa attire.

The British paper in an attempt to further talk down on Prince Harry, also quoted critics as saying that the trip to the ninth most dangerous country in Africa (Nigeria) is ‘hypocritical’ and branded it the ‘Harry and Meghan show’.

Former royal protection officer Dai Davies which Daily Mail quoted in the report said, “Seeing all his presidential style security really does stick in the throat.

“For a couple who say all they want is privacy to visit one of the most dangerous places in the world and that’s not me saying that, it’s the Foreign office as well, is crazy and you have to wonder why.

“It would have been much safer and easier if wounded Nigerian soldiers were flown to London instead of having all this security and a vast expense to a country where many are living on less than £1.50 a day.

“You have to ask yourself is it really all about the charities or is it the Harry and Meghan show.’’

Prince Harry’s tour of Nigeria with his wife Meghan Markle comes 34 years after Princess Diana visited the country with Prince Charles.

Back then, the Princess of Wales displayed the kindness which she became famous for when she held the hand of a leprosy patient as her husband initially stood by awkwardly.

Today, after his and Meghan’s arrival in Abuja, Harry evoked memories of his suffering following his mother’s death when he spoke to a group of school children.

The Duke of Sussex, who was 12 when Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997, told the pupils there is ‘no shame to be able to acknowledge that today is a bad day.’

His and Meghan’s visit will be seen by the Duke as another effort to continue his mother’s ‘unfinished’ work, the angry British paper reported.

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