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The Sussexes

Trump wades in: Queen is “great woman” and Sussex decision is “sad”

The Queen, Donald Trump
Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead (Public Domain)

US President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Fox News on Friday evening where he discussed the ongoing issue with Iran and upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate. He also spoke out about the American royal in the British Royal Family and his admiration for Her Majesty The Queen.

Host Laura Ingram asked the President, who has previously expressed thoughts on the American Duchess, his opinion on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell revelation earlier this week that they were to step back from their senior royal roles and work to become financially independent.

The President admitted he did not “want to get into the whole thing” regarding whether or not Harry and Meghan should return to the United Kingdom (the pair have revealed they plan to split their time between the UK and North America), but he did reveal, “I just have such respect for the Queen, I don’t think this should be happening to her.”

The Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Donald and Melania Trump
Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead (Public Domain)

Ingram asked if he had any advice on handling the ‘rogue royals’ for Her Majesty The Queen to which he replied, “I think it’s sad. I do. I think it’s sad. She’s a great woman.”

He then added more praise on Queen Elizabeth II, speaking of how she’s been on the throne since she was 25, saying, “She’s never made a mistake if you look. I mean, she’s had like a flawless time.”

He also said about her, “We have a very great relationship,” adding that when he visited her in London, he was only supposed to meet with her for 15 minutes, but she wanted him to stay longer.

He has previously called The Queen a “tremendous woman” and has met her on several occasions during his tenure as President of the United States, including a state visit last June.

In the past, President Trump revealed how he felt Meghan had treated him, “She was nasty to me. And that’s OK for her to be nasty. It’s not good for me to be nasty to her and I wasn’t.”

He would later call her “nice” and forgive her for what she had said about him in the past before she was a member of the Royal Family.

About author

Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.