GB News' Eamonn Holmes under fire for Harry and Meghan 'balcony' comment

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Eamonn Holmes has been criticised. (Getty Images)
Eamonn Holmes has been criticised. (Getty Images)

Eamonn Holmes has come under fire after making a comment about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle being thrown “over the balcony”.

The presenter spoke out on GB News, not long after Harry said in an interview that he wanted to make sure his grandmother the Queen had the right people around her and that she was “protected”.

Holmes, 62, was talking about reports that Harry will discuss his royal relatives in a book.

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He said: “He’s bringing a book out where he’s slagging off Camilla and maybe William and his father. How on Earth… why wouldn’t they just throw him over the balcony and her with him?”

However, the former This Morning star has sparked anger with his remarks.

Several people posted messages on social media saying they thought it was “disgusting”.

"I don’t find this funny, I don’t know anyone who would," one person tweeted.

Another said: "This type of language is very dangerous and totally unacceptable. It promotes violence and harm."

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 17: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the athletics event during the Invictus Games at Zuiderpark on April 17, 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
The TV star made a comment about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (WireImage)

Writer Omid Scobie – who co-authored Finding Freedom, a book about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – shared a clip from the discussion on Twitter.

He wrote: “Everyone is entitled to an opinion, especially on an interview made for public consumption. But you know what isn’t acceptable? Vile ‘commentary’ that only serves to incite violence and hate.”

Lawyer and activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu was also among those to speak out.

“Murder the Queen’s grandson?” she wrote on Twitter.

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“Throwing Prince Harry and Meghan over the Royal Balcony is NOT an opinion. It’s declared intent to incite MURDER against #HarryandMeghan.”

“Prosecute Eamonn Holmes – Freedom of speech is NOT freedom from consequences,” she went on.

Yahoo has contacted representatives for Holmes for comment.

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