Prince Harry criticised after calling First Amendment in US ‘bonkers’

Prince Harry is facing condemnation Stateside after he described the First Amendment as "bonkers" during a podcast last week.

The Duke of Sussex made the comment while speaking to actor Dax Shepard, who hosts the Armchair Expert podcast.

During the chat, 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.”

The First Amendment protects the freedom of speech, the press, assembly and right to petition the US government.

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Many in the US have been left fuming with the remarks.

Conservative personality Candace Owens said: "Sunday riddle: How many more Hollywood-style interviews will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle give before they finally achieve the privacy they claim to be so desperate for?"

Texas congressman Dan Crenshaw claimed he "just doubled the size of my Independence Day party."

One American wrote on social media: "If he has a problem with the constitution then he can go back to Britain."

And another blasted: "Get the hell out of America."

On this side of the pond, Nigel Farage tweeted: "For Prince Harry to condemn the USA's First Amendment shows he has lost the plot. 

"Soon he will not be wanted on either side of the pond."