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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Christopher Megrath

Key omission noticed during the King's speech broadcast

The nation noticed a clear absence during the airing of King Charles' Christmas message.

The king delivered his first Christmas broadcast to the nation, and inevitably it was closely scrutinised by viewers. Those watching around the country heard King Charles primarily share his gratitude to the public for all of their support following his mother's death.

He shared his own thoughts for those who may also be dealing with the loss of a loved one but a pair of his own family members were absent from scenes accompanying the broadcast entirely.

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Throughout his speech, a montage of clips played ranging from hospital staff at work to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, in the midst of public engagements. There were also clips of the Queen Consort, Camilla, and the late Queen Elizabeth carrying out charity work but no reference at all was made to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan.

Viewers were quick to call out the footage for including several key family members but not his own son and daughter-in-law.

One viewer said: "No pictures of Harry & Meghan." Another added: "Well that was interesting #kingsspeech no Harry in his montage."

A third said: "Ooooh no Harry in the montage", while a fourth added: "Hmmm... so nothing for Harry and Meghan."

The King explicitly said William and Kate were "shining a light" during their trip to Wales but still made no reference at all to Harry and Meghan.

The apparent omission may not come as a surprise to many following the Duke and Duchess' tell-all Netflix documentary about their lives as royals, titled Harry and Meghan.


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