Prince Harry and Meghan: This is why they were axed from this year’s Oscars

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were set to present an award at this year’s Oscars later this week. But it was decided to axe them for this awkward reason.

Prince Harry and Meghan: This is why they were axed from this year’s Oscars
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Prince Harry and Meghan: This is why they were axed from this year’s Oscars

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were supposed to present an award at this year’s Oscars on Sunday, March 27. However, the organisers quickly changed their minds as it could have created an awkward ambience for the British Prince.

Academy Award for Best Actress

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle were supposed to present the Academy Award for Best Actress together at the Oscar ceremony later this week. However, the organisers soon realised that one of the nominees could create tension if they won.

Indeed one of the nominees is Kristen Stewart, who played Princess Diana in Spencer. It is unclear whether or not the pair has seen the film, but according to a royal insider, who told OK! US:

He’s pretty appalled by the film.
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They will present another award instead

The organisers decided that Prince Harry and Meghan would present a different award at the ceremony in Los Angeles. They will be presenting the Academy Award for Best Picture, as there are no potential nominees that would create awkwardness for the royal pair.

Despite not liking Spencer, Prince Harry hasn’t ruled out watching other shows inspired by his family. He has admitted he has seen ‘some’ of the Netflix hit series The Crown.

He told James Corden during an interview that

I am way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing stories written about my family or my wife,

He then added

That is obviously fiction, take it how you will. But this is being reported on as fact because you’re supposedly news. I have a real issue with that.
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