PRINCE HARRY has courted fresh controversy after branding the First Amendment of the US Constitution “bonkers”.
The former Duke of Sussex drew the ire of the conservative pundits from across the pond after openly criticised what many consider to be a key cornerstone of US democracy.
The First Amendment of the Constitution was put in place to establish freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly in the US.
It also includes provisions that grant US citizens the right to petition the federal government for redress of grievances.
The subject of the First Amendment came up during Prince Harry’s appearance on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast when the pair were discussing the media and “feeding frenzy” that had greeted the Royal’s arrival in the US.
Prince Harry said: “I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.
“I don’t want to start going down the First Amendment route because that’s a huge subject and one which I don’t understand because I’ve only been here a short time, but you can find a loophole in anything.
“You can capitalise or exploit what’s not said rather than uphold what is said.”
Prince Harry is attacking America's First Amendment
Tells you everything you need to know
— AntifaBook.com (@JackPosobiec) May 15, 2021
He’s such a tiresome flog. Shut up, Harry. https://t.co/uUb8IVztEQ
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) May 15, 2021
Don’t let the door knob hit you, Windsor. “Prince Harry Says America’s First Amendment Is ‘Bonkers’” - The Daily Caller https://t.co/oYoNVZxk4x
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 17, 2021
The remarks drew a strong rebuke from many pundits on social media.
Jack Posobiec wrote: “Prince Harry is attacking America's First Amendment Tells you everything you need to know.”
Rita Panahi tweeted: “He’s such a tiresome flog. Shut up, Harry.”
Laura Ingraham, meanwhile, commented: “Don’t let the door knob hit you, Windsor.”
The comments come hot on the heels of Prince Harry’s criticism Prince Charles' parenting with the former Royal telling Shepard his father “treated me the way he was treated.”
He also described life as a royal as a mixture of “the Truman Show and being in zoo.”
It’s also the second time the Prince has waded into US politics having previously appeared in a video last September urging Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential elections.