What Sean Hannity Really Thinks Of Prince Harry

Sean Hannity has wasted no time using his First Amendment rights to slam Prince Harry for his recent remarks on freedom of speech on Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast. The Fox News host addressed the controversial royal at the end of his May 17 broadcast, calling him a "right royal pain in the a**" and adding that a British subject is hardly within his rights to criticize American government, per Daily Mail. "If you can't understand the importance of free expression and the importance of Constitutional principles that allow for a free exchange of ideas and opinions that make America the greatest country on earth, then maybe it's time for you to move to a place more compatible with your restrictive ideas," he said.

Hannity also pointed out that the Constitution's protection of free speech allowed Harry and Meghan Markle to publicly criticize the palace during their interview with Oprah Winfrey. "You and Meghan were allowed to accuse your own family of racism," he said. 

The host did concede the downside of this particular right, saying that he has been the target of nasty comments and calls for "canceling" for expressing his conservative opinions. Still, he held firm on his love-it-or-leave-it stance. "We don't really need lectures about customs or sacred freedoms, and by the way you're free to go home, make amends at the Palace with the people that you and your wife hurt deeply."

Sean Hannity got plenty of support for his view

After Hannity posted the video clip to his Twitter account, he was met with applause from both sides of the pond. One supporter tweeted: "Irony: Prince Harry is protected to criticize by the very thing he is criticizing." Another Twitter user invoked the late Princess Diana: "Didn't he and the wifey leave the Royals so he could have freedoms??? Duh. My goodness his mother is rolling over in her grave ... smh." A man identifying himself as British tweeted: "Can i reinforce that Harry's views are his — or [Meghan's] — not that of most Brits and we are more fed up with him than you are. You can keep them both. Even with a valid receipt we don't accept returns, thank you, have a nice day."

Still, there were a few Prince Harry supporters who chimed in, accusing Hannity of homing in on one word out of context. During the prince's appearance on Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast, Harry opined that today's media is trying to "redefine" free speech and privacy in order to "make more money and they can capitalize off our pain [and] grief." It was then that he added, "I've got so much I want to say about the First Amendment. I still don't understand it, but it is bonkers" (via Daily Mail). One Twitter commenter slammed Hannity for not getting all the facts: "You didn't listen to the podcast or you wouldn't be posting this garbage."