Prince Harry slammed for ‘aligning with celebs’ and ‘ditching service’ by expert

Prince Harry has 'lost his sense of duty and service' to the United Kingdom after 'snubbing' the Prince Philip memorial service last month, according to a royal commentator.

The 37-year-old Duke of Sussex was absent from the Commonwealth Thanksgiving Service for his late grandfather on March 29, and has not publicly spoken on why he decided against going.

But many have criticised his activities since then, as he and Meghan Markle have opted to go to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games only a few weeks afterwards.

Speaking to Sky News Australia, political commentator and thinktank researcher Calvin Robinson described Harry's move to sideline his family as "sad".

He told the news channel that Harry had “lost all sense of service and duty and obligation to his family" as well as "the nation" and "wider community of the Commonwealth".

He commented: “He's willing to align himself with singers and celebrity culture but he cannot go home to mourn the loss of a loved national figure.

“It really is sad because you would just think he would be there for the Queen at the very least.”

He added that Harry "should have been there to support" the 95-year-old Queen at the event as "it's his grandmother".

The Sussexes may now have to face their own 'snub' from the Royal Family of the Netherlands after reports emerged that they will not to be given an audience with the country's king.

Harry and Meghan are expected in the Hague “for the first few days” of the Invictus Games, which is set to run from April 16 to April 22.

King Willem-Alexander and his aunt Princess Margriet will both attend the Games for injured servicemen, but will not grant the couple an official reception.

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