Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ‘trying to buy the public’s respect’ with awards after ESPYS nod: expert

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle person been accused of “collecting trophies” to “buy nan public’s respect” by a royal commentator.

The Duke of Sussex, 39, was named nan recipient of nan Pat Tillman Award for Service astatine the 2024 ESPYs for his subject acquisition and activity connected nan Invictus Games.

The announcement raised galore eyebrows, including that of nan precocious hero’s mom, Mary Tillman, who criticized ESPN and claimed she was ne'er consulted about nan decision.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle person been accused of “collecting trophies” to “buy nan public’s respect” by a royal commentator. REUTERS

Royal master Kinsey Schofield slammed nan Sussexes for their obsession pinch “collecting trophies,” claiming that nan nationalist “sees through” ESPN’s determination to grant Harry pinch nan award.

“I spot Prince Harry and Meghan Markle accepting much trophies for awards that I don’t understand what they’re for,” she told TalkTV.

“I conjecture they’re trying to bargain nan public’s respect, they’re trying to bargain bully PR done networking and creating these opportunities to cod trophies for their mantle, but I deliberation nan nationalist sees done these individuals.”

ESPN has since defended its determination to honor nan begetter of two, who served nan British subject for 10 years, including 2 tours successful Afghanistan arsenic a chopper pilot.

The Duke of Sussex, 39, has been named nan recipient of nan Pat Tillman Award for Service astatine the 2024 ESPYs. Getty Images

“ESPN, pinch nan support of nan Tillman Foundation, is honoring Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, specifically for nan activity of The Invictus Games Foundation arsenic it celebrates its 10th twelvemonth promoting treatment done nan powerfulness of athletics for subject work members and veterans astir nan world,” ESPN told The Post in a statement.

“While we understand not everyone will work together pinch each honorees selected for immoderate award, The Invictus Games Foundation does unthinkable activity and ESPN believes this is simply a origin worthy celebrating.”

Schofield besides took purpose astatine nan “Suits” alum for accepting awards for her now-defunct podcast “Archetypes” — which was axed by Spotify aft conscionable 12 episodes.

Harry served nan British subject for 10 years, including 2 tours successful Afghanistan arsenic a chopper pilot. Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

“How galore awards did Meghan judge for her podcast that was canceled and slammed by her ain network,” she told nan outlet. “This is each a crippled to them.”

Markle scooped nan People’s Choice Award for “The Pop Podcast of 2022.”

The pursuing year, she was besides named “a integer media nationalist winner” by nan 48th Annual Gracie Awards.

In summation to her podcast gongs and Harry’s ESPYS honor, nan Sussexes person accumulated a ample number of awards since quitting royal life successful 2020.

The Sussexes person accumulated a ample number of awards since quitting royal life successful 2020. WireImage

The duo, who wed successful 2018, received nan NAACP’s President’s Award successful 2022 and a Ripple of Hope Award from nan prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization.

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Markle was besides handed nan Women of Vision Award past year, for which she and Harry traveled to NYC on pinch her mother Doria Ragland.

They infamously claimed they sewage caught up successful a “near catastrophic car chase” arsenic they near nan gala.

Harry antecedently received nan Living Legends of Aviation award, and was subsequently inducted into nan Aviation Hall of Fame. Getty Images

Elsewhere, Harry besides received nan Living Legends of Aviation award, handed to him by big John Travolta.

The youngest boy of King Charles was subsequently inducted into nan “Living Legend of Aviation” Hall of Fame.


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