PRINCE Harry has been slammed for ‘not bothering’ to attend Prince Philip’s memorial yesterday, as the late Duke’s former protection officer describes his absence as ‘pathetic’.
Richard Griffin, who was responsible for the Queen and Prince Philip‘s safety for 14 years, was a guest at today’s Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.
However, the former royal security detail is angry and disappointed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex missed the service – due to a “pathetic excuse” over security for the couple.
Speaking to Sky News, Richard said Harry’s absence “was a big disappointment for everybody.”
He continued: “Certainly around where I was they thought he should have been here. All this nonsense about he couldn’t get protection, as far as I’m concerned that was a pathetic excuse, he should have been here to honour his grandfather.
“At the end of the day, if he was that worried about security he could have stuck with his brother and father who have got wonderful security. He would have been more than safe.”
Meanwhile, the Duke was criticised by experts for not attending Philip’s service today.
Speaking ahead of the service, Royal author Phil Dampier said: “It’s very sad that Harry and won’t be at Prince Philip’s memorial service and I think one day Harry might regret it.
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